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Arlo Cameras No Longer Send Notifications & Sound To My Samsung Phone

Since the latest Arlo app update I no longer receive notifications and sound on my Samsung J7 phone.  With some experimentation I did discover that if I enable "Allow Arlo to make and manage phone calls" it will work again.  My question is, why does Arlo need to make and manage phone calls on my phone?  The cameras are pretty useless if I don't receive alerts when someone or something is causing motion on my cameras.  I don't have that problem with my tablet.  I assume because it can't make phone calls.  But I don't have my tablet with me all the time.  I am hesitant to allow Arlo to make and manage phone calls on MY cell phone.  I see absolutely no reason why this would be necessary.  Anybody else having this problem?  Does anybody have any suggestions or know why I should Arlo this permission?

Model: VMB3000 | Arlo Base Station
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I have the same problem.  Interesting that no one has replied to this.

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I don't understand it either. Surely I am not the only one that has concerns about giving Arlo permission to make calls and manage my phone. I would think that at least Arlo support would make a comment on this but seems like no one cares. To me these cameras are useless because you can't get alerts and everyone that has asked me what I think of the Arlo cameras has gotten an earful. I don't know how they keep selling these things. I think I'm going to try to sell mine and get something better.

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That's what my husband said...sell and get something more reliable. Such a shame (and a waste of money).  They have great potential, but the support is lacking.

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Totally agree. 

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