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amazon just bought ring for a billion
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Post 16 made on Thursday March 1, 2018 at 09:14
3PedalMINI
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On February 28, 2018 at 23:09, bricor said...
Rings a unreliable, slow to connect POS.

Because of the network
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Post 17 made on Thursday March 1, 2018 at 10:06
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On March 1, 2018 at 08:39, Fins said...
For people complaining about a $150 doorbell not being 100%, im reminded of Louis CK talking about the kid on the airplane complaining because the internet doesnt work. Youre on a freaking airplane, be impressed it has internet at all.

All true! However, they need to show in their marketing materials all the issues it has and not portray it as a perfect product. But, that will never happen lol.
Post 18 made on Thursday March 1, 2018 at 10:37
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On February 28, 2018 at 07:48, 3PedalMINI said...
At some point we are going to be nothing more then IOT installers. The line is rapidly blurring and itís clear the consumer devices can and will outperform anything our industry makes up. :(

That's what the 5G rollout is all about, the IoT. Hopefully I'll be retired by then. lol

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Post 19 made on Friday March 2, 2018 at 01:57
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Reliability is still something that people are concerned about. Most IoTs widgets are not commercial quality and aren't going to be, because that's not the market. So I don't think you guys are going to get replaced by cousin Bobby hooking up an Echo and a Hue bridge any time soon.

The folks willing to live with that level of reliability and functionality probably aren't your customers to begin with, I wouldn't think.
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Post 20 made on Friday March 2, 2018 at 07:25
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On March 2, 2018 at 01:57, Dean Roddey said...

The folks willing to live with that level of reliability and functionality probably aren't your customers to begin with, I wouldn't think.

Bingo
Post 21 made on Friday March 2, 2018 at 07:30
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On March 1, 2018 at 10:06, Ranger Home said...
All true! However, they need to show in their marketing materials all the issues it has and not portray it as a perfect product. But, that will never happen lol.

Damn, can you imagine how large URCs marketing material would be? ;-)
Post 22 made on Friday March 2, 2018 at 08:35
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On March 1, 2018 at 10:06, Ranger Home said...
However, they need to show in their marketing materials all the issues it has and not portray it as a perfect product. But, that will never happen lol.

That would cost a few billion for every consumer electronics manufacturer in existence.
Post 23 made on Friday March 2, 2018 at 10:30
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Only After they sell another 5,000,000+ of them they will be making money!
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Post 24 made on Saturday March 3, 2018 at 01:26
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I have one ring install and one door bird install, both have been fine. The Ring project was a retro and has been a pain for other reasons, but the unit itself has been okay. Of the two, the doorbird has been more reliable.
do wino hue?
Post 25 made on Saturday March 3, 2018 at 07:43
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I wonder..... Is Amazon purchased Ring so they could add to their "in-door" delivery service.  a.k.a - monitor the guy who's dropping off the packages.

Last edited by Hasbeen on March 3, 2018 08:29.
Post 26 made on Saturday March 3, 2018 at 09:11
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Yes.
Post 27 made on Saturday March 3, 2018 at 09:40
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On March 2, 2018 at 07:30, goldenzrule said...
Damn, can you imagine how large URCs marketing material would be? ;-)

And how great their tech support department will be.
My mechanic told me, "I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder."
Post 28 made on Saturday March 3, 2018 at 09:45
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On March 1, 2018 at 08:39, Fins said...
For people complaining about a $150 doorbell not being 100%, im reminded of Louis CK talking about the kid on the airplane complaining because the internet doesnt work. Youre on a freaking airplane, be impressed it has internet at all.

Same goes for Ring (and similar products). SOmeone pushes an button at your home, and it finds your phone anywhere in the world, and sends you an instant page. It doesnt call, it doesnt dial your number and wait for the call to connect through the phone system, it pages and with one touch will connect the call with sound and video. Freaking video! Its like a Dick Tracy comic book.

I wish phone companies would bring back rotary phones so kids could see how good they have it.

A plane traveling at <600MPH is no problem as a target for RF. As long as the cell towers are sending signal upward, flying at 40,000' is a bit past the edge of the 6 mile range but that's not an absolute distance.
My mechanic told me, "I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder."
Post 29 made on Saturday March 3, 2018 at 10:21
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Post 30 made on Saturday March 3, 2018 at 12:30
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On March 1, 2018 at 09:14, 3PedalMINI said...
Because of the network

Right, the network causes them to fail. Lol
First 2 at my own house quit working.
And I've had numerous failures with clients units , 3 last month. Not touching their POS product again.
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