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[Amazon.ca] Circle with Disney - Parental Controls and Filters for your Family's Connected Devices $43.53

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Dec 18, 2018
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[Amazon.ca] Circle with Disney - Parental Controls and Filters for your Family's Connected Devices $43.53

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Nov 10, 2012
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I have been somewhat intrigued by these devices. Do you know if this requires a subscription to use? I believe the newer “circle” device has a monthly fee after the first year. On the Amazon description it mentions a monthly fee but if I am understanding right that fee seems to be for a “out of house” service.
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Oct 16, 2005
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Price match with Best buy maybe for an additional $5.xx off
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Nov 2, 2003
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Bought this at the last sale ($50) and works great for blocking content and setting time limits. The new device alert is great too so you’ll be notified if your network is shared without your knowledge.
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Mar 7, 2011
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Mississauga
jarfgames wrote: I have been somewhat intrigued by these devices. Do you know if this requires a subscription to use? I believe the newer “circle” device has a monthly fee after the first year. On the Amazon description it mentions a monthly fee but if I am understanding right that fee seems to be for a “out of house” service.
Correct no subscription fees for this (older) model.
Choosing to manage mobile devices while not connected to your home WIFI will require a separate fee.
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Mar 13, 2005
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Had a co-worker who LOVED her circle as it helped with a lot of family-internet dynamics and worked flawlessly.

THEN she upgraded their internet to Bell Fibe a week or two ago and received the "Home Hub 3000" (or whatever) and it turns out that's one of the incompatible routers. Now she's fighting with Bell to downgrade her router so she can have her circle back.
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Aug 17, 2011
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For anyone that may be interested in this but also considering upgrading to mesh wifi, there are mesh products that include these content blocking features.
I have a TP link deco M5 and if you use one of the pods in router mode, it has built in features similar to the blocking features of the Disney device (plus some other functions).
This may allow you to avoid adding yet another device to your network.
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Nov 15, 2004
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Bought one on sale for $50 a few months ago at Best Buy, it's been great. I set time filters, I set on and off times, I can see what they are doing (not for Youtube though, this just shows as YouTube but there are other ways to look at what they visit), etc. To me, with a couple of almost teens, it was a no brainer for $50.
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Oct 6, 2015
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Toronto, ON
I paid full price for it $130+tax, worth every penny.

The filter works perfect, on/off timer is perfect (turn off wifi at 9pm), usage is a bit debatable (cuz sometimes kids leave computer on and uses up "all their wifi"), it can also block specific app (for example, block Fortnite).
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Oct 25, 2018
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"Actiontec T3200M - Not Supported"

Frig do I need to get rid of this thing for better wifi coverage and parental options, is there anything that has all this built in?
Deal Guru
Jun 15, 2012
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Can’t figure out how this device is beneficial. A combination of my Asus app which can block devices remotely and time schedule anything on its network, OurPact, and mainly iOS Screen Time which universally put limits on their phones and is parental password protected does the trick. Something this does I’m missing?

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