HW: LTE or 5G internet (as backup or primary) in standalone eero

The ring alarm pro introduces LTE backup for Eero. (https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/28/22692073/ring-alarm-pro-amazon-event-release-date-specs-price-features)

I'd love for a future Eero product to incorporate a LTE or 5G modem, to be used as backup (or even primary) internet connection. Preferably with a SIM slot, so I can add a "data-only tablet line" to my current plan, but alternatively (and less-preferred) with the same backup LTE pricing as available through the Ring Alarm Pro.

There is a 0% chance I'd personally buy the ring alarm pro because that's not a product I'm interested in, but I'd love to see cellular backup enter eero ecosystem regardless. I've had enough internet outages through the pandemic-era that I would instantly buy this.

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  • A more general purpose solution for WAN failover might be to use an existing Ethernet port on eeros for a second WAN connection.  That presumably is just a firmware update.  And there are ways to hook up hot spots or mobile phones to provide Ethernet with a Wi-Fi bridge (hardwired is more challenging).  Some routers even provide "WiFi as WAN" where the router uses its Wi-Fi to connect with a hotspot to access the Internet.  You see "WiFi as WAN" used in RV parks.

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    • Mark9 ahh, yes, 100% this. 

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