In the near future, Kindle e-readers that support 3G will not be able to connect to the Internet using cellular networks. This change will affect US customers, as operators in the region are fully switching to 4G and 5G networks, making 2G and 3G obsolete. Amazon sent an email to the owners of the old Kindle devices notifying the changes, which appears to be implemented in December. If the old Kindle device only supports cellular data and does not support Wi-Fi, it will not be able to access the Internet at all.
Although the Amazon support page stated that Kindle device support for 2G and 3G networks will end in 2021, the email sent to customers (via The Verge) stated that the support will end in the United States in December. This is the time frame for mobile operators to start phasing out their 2G and 3G network infrastructure to make way for modern technology, and will inevitably lead to a small number of devices completely unable to access the Internet because they do not support Wi-Fi.
Kindle devices that cannot access the Internet due to lack of Wi-Fi include Kindle (first generation), Kindle (second generation), and Kindle DX (second generation). On these devices, users will only be able to enjoy previously downloaded content without an Internet connection, but cannot download new content.
Some devices will not be able to connect to the cellular network, but can still use Wi-Fi to connect to the Internet and download new content. Including Kindle Keyboard (third generation), Kindle Touch (fourth generation), Kindle Paperwhite (fifth generation), Kindle Paperwhite (sixth generation), Kindle Paperwhite (seventh generation), Kindle Voyage (seventh generation), Kindle Oasis (eighth generation).
Except for the Kindle devices mentioned, this connection change will not affect any other models.
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