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Lack of support for Legacy Plans. Getting alert "Now's a great time to upgrade my account."

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I have had an Arlo Smart Premier Legacy package for 10 cameras for the past few years. I recently had a camera stop working and had to reset it. Upon resetting it, I cannot add it back to the network and I just get an alert that says "now's a great time to upgrade my account." I have contacted customer service and they said it's a bug they've known about and will add the case to their backlog to fix (with no ETA). They said this started happening when they released the new subscription plans.

 

Anyone else having this issue? It's mind boggling that they would not conduct more testing before rolling out changes that would impact their most loyal customers. This basically makes any camera you have to reset a brick until they ever get around to correcting this issue. It's been over two weeks since I submitted the case to Arlo support and no response/update yet.

 

And when I looked at the pricing of the new plans, I was shocked at the increase. Currently paying $99/year. New plan for same number of 10 cameras is now $209.58. That's an increase of $110.58! Definitely not upgrading or changing my plan ever.

 

 

Model: VMC3030 | Arlo Wire-Free Camera, VMC4030 | Arlo Pro Wire-Free Camera , VMC3040 | Arlo-Q HD with Audio
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Issues with camera being remove have caused the issue you describe. That must go thru Support

 

But remember, if you change anything of your subscription, you will be bounced out of the legacy plan and pushed into the new paid plans... so be careful.

 

I'd almost be happy with 9 cams at your current price over the new possible cost !

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I’m in the same boat, have called emailed and online chatted with support for 3 weeks have 4 service tickets and still have not received the service I’ve paid for. It funny they changed there plans to only support 5 cameras and require you to pay for each additional camera and those of us who have been customers for years and are grandfathered on the old plan that supported 10 cameras now are being cheated out of the service we are paying for. 

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Have exactly the same problem. I have been trying to resolve this for 2 months with arlo tech support and no success. I think we are just getting the run around - there is no question this could be fixed by arlo. It is clear they just don't want to fix it to force existing legacy customers to move to their more expensive plans otherwise they would just get my 10th camera activated to my account like it originally was. It is unfortunate since not fixing this will just alienate the long term customers and create huge distrust and we all know once trust is gone with customers companies are in big trouble.
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Upon expiration I checked the subscription page and the new plans yesterday (plan was still active); I provided CC info and then pressed the button to stay with existing plan. Received no whatsoever confirmation of my choice - so I did this a couple of times to make sure to prevent expiration.

 

Result today: Legacy plan expired, all recordings deleted.

 

My question to Arlo Support includes the term lawsuit.

Model: VMB5000 | Arlo Ultra SmartHub, VMC5040 | Arlo Ultra Wire-Free Camera, AAD1001 | Arlo Audio Doorbell
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