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What is "Lockscreen Ad-Supported"?

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I think it's been a thing since Fire has existed I believe.

 

I'd suggest you buy the ad-supported version, as you can pay the difference later and have the ads turned off if you find it too intrusive.

Alternatively, just don't buy a Fire - they're not very good.

 

I have discovered, by the way, that if you email customer service, plead ignorant, and say "There's ads on my lockscreen and I can't figure out how to turn them off, help!!" then sometimes they'll just waive them for free 😉

 

2 minutes ago, Mel0nMan said:

That is a new thing. Many cheaper phones/tablets do that. 

It's new in the wider world - but Amazon have been doing it for years.

means you will see ads when the screen is on, but locked. Common with Amazon Fire Tablets, its a way they can sell them so cheap because they have ads baked in. You can get without ads, but that costs a little bit more. 

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I think it's been a thing since Fire has existed I believe.

 

I'd suggest you buy the ad-supported version, as you can pay the difference later and have the ads turned off if you find it too intrusive.

Alternatively, just don't buy a Fire - they're not very good.

 

I have discovered, by the way, that if you email customer service, plead ignorant, and say "There's ads on my lockscreen and I can't figure out how to turn them off, help!!" then sometimes they'll just waive them for free 😉

 

2 minutes ago, Mel0nMan said:

That is a new thing. Many cheaper phones/tablets do that. 

It's new in the wider world - but Amazon have been doing it for years.

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You can choose to pay less upfront and have ads on the lockscreen of the device. I'd say just get the version with ads, because they're not very intrusive from my experience and they're only on the lockscreen.

 

Or you could do like @pythonmegapixel suggested and buy a better tablet. The Fire line isn't great. 

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Don't buy cheap Chinese devices like the the Amazon Fire tablets. Despite allowing free and easy access to the Google Play store, they shove ads in your face.

 

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