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Doug em4miniatures Inactive Member21 Apr 2015 3:33 a.m. PST

I've just had to replace my Kindle (the original got dropped on to hard flooring once too often). I've got another Kindle Touch (apparently a newer version than I had before). When I turn if off, instead of the relaxing photos of random stationary (as in pens, paencils etc) that appeared on my previous one, I now get ads for random books. Any idea if this "feature" can be turned off.

It's not at all a big deal but if there's a choice, I'd prefer not to get these ads.


ArmymenRGreat Inactive Member21 Apr 2015 3:56 a.m. PST

They use the ads to keep the price down, so I doubt it. They sell versions without the "special offers," but they cost a fair amount more.

cloudcaptain21 Apr 2015 8:01 a.m. PST

Last time I did that they said I would have to pay a subscription fee without the ads. I decided to leave them on. This was on a Paperwhite.

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP21 Apr 2015 8:07 a.m. PST

I think the price difference is $20 USD, and you can retroactively pay the $20 USD and get rid of the ads. I can't find that on the site, though. To talk to an actual human about your Kindle you can call 1- 866-321-8851.

There's probably a way to turn off the ads for free, but that would require "jailbreaking" the kindle, and violating the user agreement in at least two ways.

Doug em4miniatures Inactive Member21 Apr 2015 11:45 a.m. PST

Thanks you all. Now I see what's behind it, I'll just ignore the ads…


Klebert L Hall Inactive Member22 Apr 2015 5:54 a.m. PST

Use a hammer.

You already fixed the first one, IDK why you got another…

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