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My Contact Info on My Kindle

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Initial post: Mar 20, 2012 4:31:28 AM PDT
In case I misplaced my Kindle or I lost it, someone finds it and wants to give it back to me, how can he tell whose owner it is if we cannot type our contact info on the Kindle? Don't you think that it is good for Kindle users to be able to type their names, phone numbers and email address on their Kindle?
Return the Kindle to Amazon? What if I am in a village in Sierra Leone?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2012 4:53:48 AM PDT
Sure, Go ahead and do that. For the touch you start from the home screen. Menu-> Settings->Device Options->Personal Info. Mine has my phone number, name, and email address.

Posted on Mar 20, 2012 4:54:54 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
and mine has a password set so no one can use it and start buying books with my credit card

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2012 4:55:08 AM PDT
quilt lover says:
You can. What kind of kindle do you have? All of the kindles have the ability to put in your contact info.

Posted on Mar 20, 2012 5:06:19 AM PDT
I have a Kindle WI-FI 6.
I know you can type in your name and other info when you go to "Settings" as stated my Roy and quilt.
But what I am saying is, when it is turn off and especially when it is password protected as stated by CBRetriever, someone who finds this Kindle can not read anything in the Kindle and can not tell whose Kindle it is if he wants to return the lost device.

Posted on Mar 20, 2012 5:07:57 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
put a sticker on the back with the relevant info

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2012 5:09:55 AM PDT
quilt lover says:
Yes, they would have to turn your device on and look for the info. You could put an information card inside the cover, or tape it to the back in case someone found it & didn't know how to turn it on, or if you had it pw protected.

Posted on Mar 20, 2012 5:34:45 AM PDT
@ CBRetriever and quilt, thanks for your great suggestions, that makes complete sense.
I have just figured out another way to do it but will like Amazon to add this provision:
After entering a password, there is a section to enter password hint. Instead of typing a hint, I entered my phone number.
In case it lost and someone who finds it is willing to give it back, he can use my phone number to contact me.
But as I said Amazon should improve on this. I.e increase the total number of text so that one can type a password hint and add contact information.

Posted on Oct 17, 2012 7:42:36 AM PDT
What all can you do on the Kindle besides read books and play games? can you do e-mail or check the web and face book?
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