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I'm about to buy the TOGO antenna and AT&T package late next week. Anyone got any reasons why I shouldn't? All the reviews seem to be very positive.

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Do your research... older tech on the cell modem does not have all the advantages of the newer stuff. Could be a bit of a limitation in some instances. Sure can’t beat he $360  a year plan!

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What's better then? With as good a plan. We aren't major data users at the present time but who knows what will happen with the taps open instead of the CG Wifi.

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While it is accurate that not all bands are supported, for the most part it should operate acceptably.  I'm probably going to buy one as well, knowing that it is somewhat of a compromise. But nothing really acute. As a frame of reference, our Homebase - which is the original - also does not have all the bands. This can limit my speed in "certain" situations. But frankly, for just browsing and not heavy duty speed requirements, it really does not matter if I have 20 mbps or 40 mbps. Both are acceptable. In a particular set of circumstances it may be that the device is not optimal. And also consider its lifetime. I expect to replace it within 2 years.

 

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I've been happy with my AT&T Mobley and it's $20 a month unlimited data plan.  Same thing, it's not a state of the art cell modem and only uses a limited number of bands but it's worked fine for me.   I watch quite a bit of streaming HD video (Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc.) along with doing other online stuff.

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i've chosen not to buy a TOGO and the associated AT&T data plan.

In my case, I already have superior cellular and wifi hardware.  And my current data plans are large enough to meet my needs. 25 GB/month on a Verizon plan through FMCA, and unlimited through an AT&T Mobley plan.

But for many full-timers, the AT&T $360 per year (unlimited plan) seems VERY attractive. The TOGO seems to be easy to install, and good enough for most folks.

 

 

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On 10/13/2019 at 7:07 PM, Jack Mayer said:

While it is accurate that not all bands are supported, for the most part it should operate acceptably.  I'm probably going to buy one as well, knowing that it is somewhat of a compromise. But nothing really acute. As a frame of reference, our Homebase - which is the original - also does not have all the bands. This can limit my speed in "certain" situations. But frankly, for just browsing and not heavy duty speed requirements, it really does not matter if I have 20 mbps or 40 mbps. Both are acceptable. In a particular set of circumstances it may be that the device is not optimal. And also consider its lifetime. I expect to replace it within 2 years.

 

Hey Jack, is the homebase still available through ATT? I looked and could not find anything. As I have a friend who want to cut the cord from Comcast. What they charge is getting out of hand.

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The only thing that has held me back is I have a B with a steel roof and don’t know if the signal will penetrate the roof. I’d have had one long ago otherwise. Wineguard says yes the signal will be degraded, but can’t/won’t say if it will be unusable or not.

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I believe (hope) that they would know if the signal inside of a vehicle, car, truck, or van, made of steel (many are you know) would be USABLE, or not.

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On 10/15/2019 at 8:53 AM, dewilso said:

The only thing that has held me back is I have a B with a steel roof and don’t know if the signal will penetrate the roof. I’d have had one long ago otherwise. Wineguard says yes the signal will be degraded, but can’t/won’t say if it will be unusable or not.

We tested the Winegard ConnecT 2.0 hardware on our all metal bus conversion - and found the signal still quite usable inside.

The Togo/ConnecT (same hardware) is a nice simple package - and the plan is one of the best options out there right now. 

 

For our overview of it: http://www.rvmobileinternet.com/togo

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Got my ToGo Wednesday, will get it up on the roof over the weekend to install but may wait to activate until our next trip out. In the back of my mind I keep thinking the Data Plan might disappear...so may activate right away!  🙂

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I ordered one yesterday. Have had no word from them since. I saw the Winegard version in Camping World today and they were $209 but I assume that is a different version. I'll be PO'd if that turns out not to be the case tho...heh. It was really light but I suspect that was an empty display version.

Is there a slot on the dome for the Sim?

I got an email from Winegard mine is on the way and scheduled for a Tuesday delivery.

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On 10/13/2019 at 9:07 PM, Jack Mayer said:

While it is accurate that not all bands are supported, for the most part it should operate acceptably.  I'm probably going to buy one as well, knowing that it is somewhat of a compromise. But nothing really acute. As a frame of reference, our Homebase - which is the original - also does not have all the bands. This can limit my speed in "certain" situations. But frankly, for just browsing and not heavy duty speed requirements, it really does not matter if I have 20 mbps or 40 mbps. Both are acceptable. In a particular set of circumstances it may be that the device is not optimal. And also consider its lifetime. I expect to replace it within 2 years.

 

Howdy!

Jack, I also have one of AT&Ts homebase accounts with 300gbs plan. Do you know if you are able to remove the sims card from the homebase unit and place it into another hotspot. We are beginning to have problems with our homebase unit.

” Happy Trails “

Chiefneon 

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Just looking at the dome I see no way to look inside without some disassembly. Someone said TOGO inserted the SIM before it ships. Ah wait I see a card inserted into a slot near the bottom. The slot is indented and covered with a piece of lexan about the size of a large postage stamp. If you remember what those are...heh. So you could pull a couple of screws and get to it.

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I installed mine yesterday.  Physically very easy to install.  Logically it’s a PITA.  The software is very clumsy.  It does not install gracefully using an iPad.  BTW, you MUST use a mobile device to install and manage it.  They used to have a web browser interface but they’ve done away with it so if you don’t have an Android or IPad/iPhone you’re SOL.

The first installation attempt was using my iPad.  I ended up getting tech support on the phone.  They themselves don’t like the program.  We ended up switching over to my Android tablet to install it and it was much better.

We’re getting about 12 Mbps down/15 Mbps up where we’re sitting.

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