Ring Video Doorbell 2
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7/12/2018 - $179.99
Will it run off of a 4g hotspot?
I have no direct experience with it, but according to some of the questions on Amazon, yes.
Question: Does the device work with mobile hotspot?
Answer: Yes, it does work with a hotspot.
By Sergio Nino II on July 20, 2018
Several others say that it would probably work but the signal has to be strong enough to stream video properly.
(Long time Ring user) It will connect to any WiFi signal, but it does need to be a strong signal to get reliable recording as all recording/playback is done through “the cloud”, there is no direct connection to the camera
We have had this doorbell for a couple of years, and really like it; however, we have a signal booster to ensure it gets enough Wi-Fi. Also, the battery is maintaining its charge for less and less time (about 2 months), and you have to remove the unit from its mount to charge it, which for me is a bit of a pain.
If you have a Costco membership, you get bonus chime and 1 yr cloud recording for $20 more. Not sure what amount of cloud recording, if any, this has. Bonus chime is nice if door LR is far away and you don’t always keep phone with you.
Sounds like you may have the older Ring which does require you to remove the entire unit from its mount to charge. The Ring 2 has a panel on the lower half of the front that you slide off, remove the battery, and plug in to a micro-usb charger. Like the original Ring, the Ring 2 has a ‘security screw’ you remove first.
Agreed - we got ours from Costco for this reason. We hardwired our Ring in so it does trigger the chime on the main floor, but that chime is really soft so we’ve plugged the wifi-enabled chime upstairs where we can hear it better.
I believe Ring normally comes with a 30 day trial before you have to pay. Since it’s $30/year, the extra $20 you pay upfront to Costco is well worth it. Also, for those who don’t know, you can use the Ring without paying the monthly fee, but you then only get live viewing. There is no storage and (AFAIK) you cannot connect this to any other surveillance system you might have.
Ring service is always free. I’ve had for over a year and haven’t had to pay for anything…
Also, answering other peoples comments, the ring 2 can be hard wired in, replacing your existing doorbell using your current chime AND power - so you never have to remove the battery to charge it. Just install and relax.