So what’s the deal with this free trial game Blink is playing?
I got the new outdoor camera system for Christmas (like I assume a lot of us did ) and I have ZERO plans on paying for the subscription service. This is one of the reason I even entertained the idea of Blink in the first place. Multiple family members have Blink and love it, but it’s the older system and they are grandfathered into the free cloud storage. I agreed that I would give it a fair evaluation with my free month trial, and then what it was like with only local storage (sync module 2 - with usb) and see if I still liked it with the no subscription option. Because from what I understand, it may be a watered down and even slower user experience which I am not interested in.
After doing the research back in November 2020, they claimed the free subscription would end at the first of the year, 2021. Then, they moved it to January 28th 2021. And now, it’s been moved again to February 18th 2021…??? That’s fine and all, but here’s the problem. How can I give this system a fair evaluation before the Amazon return date if they keep moving the date further and further? Do you think this is intentional? Trapping us into the system with a “free trial” because we can’t return it after the free trial expires?
With the January 28th date, I had to contact Amazon and ask for an extension on the return date, which they kindly extended to February 15 2021. But now the trial (they “claim”) is moved again to the 18th. So again, I can’t fairly test and evaluate the local storage no cloud subscription part of this camera system.
What can I do? Is there someone at Blink that can assist with this? Can you turn off my free trial so I can give this a fair side by side test? I have two weeks to figure out if I am keeping this, or returning it and looking into another option. Please help.