Top positive review
For doubters.. please read
Reviewed in the United States on February 23, 2021
Installed this on my lunch break with zero problems. Anyone who rated this less than 5 stars did not do their due diligence. Any research comparing the doorbells would tell you that you are unable to use your existing chime. We have quite a few devices on the 2.4GHz frequency and have no problems.
Works great with existing echo dot devices and had no difficulty setting this up. Actually it was absolutely painless. I do not need my 30 year old chime to freak the dogs out and tell me someone is at the door, my phone and my echo dots take care of that!
To anyone new to ring, yes, you have to pay a measely $30 per year to record your video. Worth it. I have two ring cameras, $60.. still worth it. The most you will spend is $100 per year for all your devices. Can I set up my own camera system and record locally? Sure. Do I want to spend hundreds of dollars on a server to do so? Absolutely not. Do I want to deal with drives randomly breaking? Nope. Check the cost of WD purple (surveillance drives), the cost of a server and a software license. By the time you get your money back by comparison to ring cameras, there will be better tech out.
TLDR, this is a smart doorbell designed for smart devices. This will not work with your old equipment. This is absolutely worth every penny and the annual fee.