New Wyze Sense as a Standalone Hub and Sensor System

Beginning of Dec I purchased the Starter kits with extra sensors and the minimum one month HMS that was available, was told everything would still work after the month subscription was over - I set everything up (but never activated the HMS) - and just as promised, everything worked stand alone for the month of December - then all stopped working as soon as Jan 1st hit - and Wyze now tells me that NONE of the sense v2 items will function without the HMS service - the sensors all still fire ( lights when open/close, flash when motion sensed) and show up in the app, but there is ZERO communication now between the sensors and the app, which is what then triggers all the other actions, so it looks like you cannot use v2 sensors for home automation - without a subscription - this is [Mod Edit]

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