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How do I activate the 1-year Smart Premier plan with Ultra 2 system?

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FredGraham
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During setup, Arlo app reads "free 3-month plan," but sales website promises "Enjoy a year of Arlo Smart
We've paired our most advanced home security camera with one of the most robust service packages we offer—Arlo Smart Premier."
Model: VMB5000 | Arlo Ultra SmartHub, VMC5040 | Arlo Ultra Wire-Free Camera, AVD1001 | Arlo Video Doorbell

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JamesC
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FredGraham,

 

Ultra 2 cameras come with a 3-month trial to Arlo Smart, not 1 year. The original Ultra kit included a 1 year trial for Arlo Smart Premier.

 

JamesC

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JamesC
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FredGraham,

 

Ultra 2 cameras come with a 3-month trial to Arlo Smart, not 1 year. The original Ultra kit included a 1 year trial for Arlo Smart Premier.

 

JamesC

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dcfox1
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@JamesC  The sales site needs corrected it does say enjoy 1 year on the Ultra2 purchase/ sales page. 

https://shop.arlo.com/s/arlo/cameras/Arlo+Ultra+2+Kits.html?_gl=1*1p8jxoo*_gcl_aw*R0NMLjE2MDI2MTI2NT...

Model: VMB4540 | Arlo Pro 3 SmartHub
JamesC
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FredGraham, dcfox1

 

Thank you for bringing this to my attention and providing the link. I will escalate this for correction.

 

JamesC

FredGraham
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Please view your comments from a customer's perspective:

1. Sales site clearly makes a promise of one year of free service.
2. Customer uses this information on choice of camera to purchase.
3. After receipt of product, customer begins set up only to discover the sales promise was false.
4. Subsequent escalation reveals company representatives citing "error on page" and refuses to honor black-and-white promise on their very own website.

Would you accept this after purchasing a vehicle, for instance? You were promised 5 yea/50,000 mile warranty (in writing). You bring your vehicle in for service, and the service manager informs you the sales brochures were printed incorrectly, and your warranty is only 1 year/10,000 miles.
Pretty shady to me.
FredGraham
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James, dcfox1

I hope the correction to which you refer is to honor the 1-year Smart Plan and not simply pencil-whip your site's "error" in your own favor.
Model: VMB5000 | Arlo Ultra SmartHub, VMC5040 | Arlo Ultra Wire-Free Camera, AVD1001 | Arlo Video Doorbell
JamesC
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FredGraham,

 

I will open a ticket and escalate on your behalf to the customer care team. An agent will reach out to you with further information.

 

JamesC

FredGraham
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James C

Thank you
FredGraham
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I feared the Arlo company would respond this way and deny the clearly stated promise of one year of Smart Premier service for Ultra 2 cameras.

I sent screenshots of the exchange we had, in which you clearly acknowledged the sales website's statement of one year of Smart Premier on the Ultra 2.

The decision to not honor this advertised promise is illegal at worst and unethical at best. I feel I have legitimate legal recourse, but I'm not going to pursue the matter.

Since this company is obviously choosing forfeiture of their integrity in preference to building solid customer relationships, I'm choosing to move on with my business and away from Arlo.

I wish Arlo and you luck in your greedy, litigious business future, but you're doing it without my involvement or participation. I will encourage any who ask to do likewise and avoid your company at all costs.
Model: VMB5000 | Arlo Ultra SmartHub, VMC5040 | Arlo Ultra Wire-Free Camera, AVD1001 | Arlo Video Doorbell
JamesC
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FredGraham,

 

I've escalated this ticket again. Please let me know if you do not hear back from the care team within 24-48 hours.

 

JamesC

FredGraham
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@JamesC

I stand corrected and retract my previous comment.

I just received a phone call from Arlo Support, and they are indeed standing by their promise.

In addition to sending me a code for one year of Arlo Smart Elite service, they have restored my faith in the company and in the business community.

Thank you, Arlo, for being different in this day and age of greed. I am now an Arlo customer for life.
Model: VMB5000 | Arlo Ultra SmartHub, VMC5040 | Arlo Ultra Wire-Free Camera, AVD1001 | Arlo Video Doorbell
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