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Netgear Arlo Go review: This security camera lets you roam free

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Wi-Fi cameras have revolutionized home security, but they have one obvious limitation—they require a Wi-Fi connection to function. If you need to put a camera in a location your Wi-Fi network just can’t reach, or if you’d like to install a security camera in your RV, vacation home, or some other spot where you don’t want to pay for full-time broadband access just to support a camera, you’ll want to take a look at Netgear’s Arlo Go.

The company’s latest DIY security camera cosmetically resembles its predecessors, but it has one significant difference under the hood: a cellular modem that connects via 3G and 4G LTE networks. That means it will connect even out in the sticks–as long as you have cellular coverage; specifically, a data plan with Verizon, the only provider Arlo Go currently supports.

If you’re not a Verizon subscriber, you can you can use the camera with Netgear’s Arlo Mobile service. Arlo Go comes pre-activated with 15 minutes worth of recording time so you can use the camera right out of the box. Once you reach that limit, you can sign up for one of Arlo Mobile’s three service plans for uploading 30-second video clips: $3.99 per month for one 30-second clip per day (or 30 clips per month), $18.39 for eight clips per day (240 per month), or $26.39 for 15 clips (450 per month). Those are for service plans that are billed annually. Opt for pay-as-you-go and the three plans cost $4.99, $22.99, and $32.99 per month respectively.

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