From the 27th of August, 2019, the famous router maker – Eero had announced about their interesting new subscription plans.
The company is selling software subscriptions; and it’s adding a cheaper plan with fewer features for $3 per month. Here is more information regarding this new Wi-Fi router plans.
Eero And Its Interesting New Subscriptions
Eero is expanding its focus on subscriptions with a new two-tier system.
Everyone knows that this company originally introduced a subscription back in 2017. It was designed as a sort of Amazon Prime of internet services focused on security. It included family plans to password manager 1Password, VPN service Encrypt.me and antivirus MalwareBytes.
It seems a bit counter-intuitive that the company is selling software subscriptions. But the company is mostly known for its tiny mesh routers that you can put in every room of your house.
Eero Subscription Plans –
This Wi-Fi company already had a $10 per month subscription called Eero Plus. It is now called Eero Secure+. The company is adding a cheaper plan with fewer features for $3 per month.
Eero Secure+ is more or less a new name for Eero Plus. It costs $9.99 per month or $99 per year and includes the same services, as well as a few software additions, such as parental controls, filtering of dangerous websites at the network level as well as ad blocking.
More Insight –
Essentially, the company intercepts DNS queries and blocks the ones to suspicious content — it could be a phishing site, an adult site or an ad network. The company replaces your default DNS with ZScaler’s DNS for that feature.
If you don’t want 1Password, Encrypt.me or MalwareBytes, you can now subscribe to Eero Secure to get those DNS-powered features. It costs $2.99 per month or $29.99 per year.
Still, paying a subscription for DNS filtering is a bit odd. Some public DNS services, such as Quad9, block access to malicious websites.
And if you’re looking for a fun weekend project, you can buy a cheap Raspberry Pi and play with Pi-Hole, an open-source project that basically does everything Eero Secure+ does. You also can build your own VPN service, as you should never trust VPN services. They don’t make you more secure and they can basically see all your network traffic.