I actually returned my Ultras a couple of weeks ago, I was really looking forward to local access from phone. I'm still subscribed to community notifications in hopes there's a major change, it doesn't sound like anyone is happy with it.
Were you able to try it before you returned them? What did you think / what you off? I have terrible cheap china made amazon cameras and I really need to upgrade. I've been waiting and waiting for this feature of not uploading online but I never realized it would come with heavily decreased functionality.
The folks complaining about port forwarding dont have a good understanding of networking and why that is better then Arlo or any company opening up a always on hole to get to your home network through there servers.