So how is this going to work? I have a cable modem and router in a not-central location in my house (in a wiring closet). My Ring Base Station is ethernet connected in a central location for better sensor coverage and alarm siren.
If my internet goes down, my devices are still connected to my modem/router (in the wiring closet), so Ring internet backup is not going to work (my devices are not going to magically redirect to another router). Seems to me the only way this works is to have the Ring Alarm as the router for your network, directly connected to your cable modem, and no longer in a central location in the house (in my case in the closet).
Hopefully you can still use the new base station as a standard ethernet connected unit without activating the router. Or did they now design the alarm cellular backup integrated to also require the router? I suppose more details to come.
This seems like a case of bundling products that should not be bundled in an attempt to get people to use an amazon router. If amazon wants to sell an amazon router with cellular internet backup, then they should do that. There is no good reason to bundle these, they have also increased the footprint of a failure.
As for the plan price increase . . . $100/year for the protect plan was a good deal, so I am not surprised the price is going up. I get that part.