Some must confirm their Kindle Fire 4G orders or they will be canceled
You may receive an e-mail which appears to be from Amazon telling you that you have to confirm your order for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ 4G LTE Wireless 32GB or your order will be canceled.
I say it appears to be from Amazon…and it is.
This was confirmed recently by Amazon:
“Customers who placed a pre-order for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9” 4G LTE on or before October 4 should receive this email. When they placed their pre-order we reserved their place in line. Now that the device has been approved by the FCC, we are sending emails to those customers requesting that they approve their pre-order.
We’ll send up to three email reminders asking to confirm their orders. If the customer doesn’t approve it by November 15, their pre-order will be canceled.”
I’m was a bit concerned that I haven’t gotten one yet, and then double-checked: I did not place my 4G order until October 6th, so I’m not in this group.
It appears that the FCC process was somehow involved in this. The Federal Communications Commission has to approve devices which “broadcast”, as I understand it.
This only impacts 4G Fires…not the ones without 4G. The 4G is a different way to communicate with the internet, and that’s why the FCC treats it differently.
I’m also concerned that scammers who know about this e-mail are going to start faking it to gather information. I was even a little reluctant to write this post for that reason, but I think it’s important that you know about this…there could be some very disappointed people who ordered a 4G and then have the order canceled because they ignore the e-mails thinking they are fake.
I asked Amazon how people could verify that they had gotten a real e-mail. Their answer was to check with Kindle Support, which you can do at
I’m not aware of a way for you to proactively confirm your order, but if you did order your Kindle Fire 4G before October 5th and contact Kindle Support and they say they can confirm it without an e-mail, let me know.
As always, check your spam folder if you don’t see the e-mail…you never know.
I’m just hoping not to hear about a bunch of people in November who don’t get a device…and then find they have to get on a possibly lengthy waiting list.
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.