Ring to raise basic doorbell subscription prices by 43% – but we've a trick to beat the hikes

If you've got a Ring doorbell 'Protect Basic' plan, you'll see the cost of your subscription rise by 43% from Monday 11 March – whether you pay monthly or annually. However, if you want to stick with Ring, we've got a trick to beat the hikes for at least a year.

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Ring to raise basic doorbell subscription prices by 43% – but we've a trick to beat the hikes

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  • pushpull
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    I ditched the sub for my Nest doorbell a couple of years ago.

    I still get alerts if the doorbell rings, still get notifications of certain events, can still use it as a real-time camera, and can still use it as an intercom.

    Given the potential DPA responsibilities if it is retaining data, I'm honestly happier that it isn't recording, and it's cheaper.
  • oldagetraveller1
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    edited 10 February at 11:06AM
    Thanks for that information MSE Molly.
    My annual basic plan was to expire in July but I have just cancelled that and subscribed to a new basic annual at the current price (£34.99). An e-mail from them confirmed a £14 pro rata refund from the cancelled plan.
    I reluctantly renewed when they increased it to £34.99, but this March increase is taking the p. I will most definitely not be renewing next February.
    pushpull - does the Nest doorbell have an external powered chime to wirelessly connect? Sorry, too lazy to check!
  • nic_c
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    Thanks for that information MSE Molly.
    My annual basic plan was to expire in July but I have just cancelled that and subscribed to a new basic annual at the current price (£34.99). An e-mail from them confirmed a £14 pro rata refund from the cancelled plan.
    I reluctantly renewed when they increased it to £34.99, but this March increase is taking the p. I will most definitely not be renewing next February.
    pushpull - does the Nest doorbell have an external powered chime to wirelessly connect? Sorry, too lazy to check!
    https://store.google.com/gb/product/nest_doorbell_wired?hl=en-GB&pli=1
  • I upgraded my Ring doorbell to eufy. No subscription fees and better quality. 2k on the doorbell. Plus can add other cameras to the ecosystem
  • Thanks for that link nic-c.
    Not suitable for me, it has to be wired for power.
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