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DAalseth said:You see this is one of my problems with a Home Automation system connected to the internet. A problem with a server, or in this case with the company, and poof, you have a house full of junk that’s worse than useless. My Honeywell thermostat won’t miss a beat even when the network is down. My old style motion sensor lights are the same. The remotes for the fans, and a few other things, don’t need a remote server to work. They just work. That’s not to mention my Schlage locks always work even if there’s no power. Just put in the key and turn to open.
What I loose are the "smart features", such as the ability to unlock the door from the beach if mother-in-law stops by to let the dog out while I'm on vacation, or I can't turn the heat up before I leave the office for the day to make sure the house is cool when I get home from work. But these are things "stupid" device can't do either.
crowley said:TheWindIsRising said:
And as for the title of the article, this is a test in what way? This is normal behavior. You have a subscription, the vendor is raising the price, here’s the details. What exactly are you expecting Opt-In to look like? You can say “I Decline” and your rates stay the same? That’s absurd.
The alternative is that if the rate increase isn't accepted then the subscription ends. Just like how free trials work in (most) app subscriptions, once it's over the subscription ends, the user isn't signed up to pay anything until they confirm.
Given the choice I'd prefer the latter, though at least this is an explicit notification, very clearly delivered to your device; much better than an email that can easily get buried.
darkvader said:If that isn't illegal, it should be.