Cellular backup with self monitoring


I use the self monitoring option with my ring and noticed that it does not include cellular backup. I was wondering if I got the ring protect plus plan, is there an option to turn the monitoring off but still keep the cellular?
I was told from customer support that cellular backup only works with monitoring enabled
but when checking the forum here I found this:

This is from 2019 so I am not sure if that is till the case. I don’t mind paying the subscription but I do not want to have the monitoring enabled.


Hi @SK5551. The Cellular Backup is only a feature that can be used while in Professional Monitoring. If you are in Self Monitoring, your Ring Alarm will go Offline in the event you lose an internet connection. This Help Center article here has more information about Self Monitoring.

Hi @Dog_One. Cellular Backup is an optional feature that is included with Professional Monitoring. Cellular Backup operates off of a sim card that is installed in the Base Station that requires a subscription to operate. This is similar to having a cell phone, but not paying for service. On the product page for the Ring Alarm, you can see where it says Cellular Backup is an optional feature. I hope this clarifies things for you.