As reported by engadget,

Smart home platforms are, by definition, not the sort of thing folks can live without in case of a prolonged outage. Wink, unfortunately, is not likely to have a great reserve of goodwill left with its customers after the last year. In May 2020, it abruptly announced that users would need to begin subscribing to a $5-per-month plan or their hardware would be shut down just one week later. 

At the time, Wink said that the COVID-19-tinged economic climate had forced them to make the move, or it would be forced to sell user data. Unfortunately, paying for a service does raise user expectations, and the lengthy delay and lack of communication may be the last straw for some. 

[Thanks ‘Weatherman’ for the tip!]





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