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agesilaus

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In the next week or ten days I'm going to buy a TOGO system and then the AT&T package. Anyone have any negatives that will persuade me not to? I understand it isn't perfect but it seems to be heads above anything else. Verizon may be better but they aren't offering anything in the same ball park.


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Don't know. A TOGO system search mainly brings up speaker systems. Not enough info.


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agesilaus wrote:

In the next week or ten days I'm going to buy a TOGO system and then the AT&T package. Anyone have any negatives that will persuade me not to? I understand it isn't perfect but it seems to be heads above anything else. Verizon may be better but they aren't offering anything in the same ball park.


We have been using the TOGO Roadlink C2 now for about 2 months while traveling through the mid-west and the UP Michigan and it has worked as advertised. Not the latest and best architecture perhaps but coupled with unlimited data for $30/month makes the package very attractive. I was interested in having some redundancy and so adding the AT&T plan coupled with our Verizon data on phones gives us about the best connectivity that I believe we could put together for the best price. We are very pleased with the performance of the TOGO. We are very satisfied with our decision to install the TOGO.


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garym114 wrote:

Don't know. A TOGO system search mainly brings up speaker systems. Not enough info.


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I have been using a Verizon MIFI for a couple of years now and it seems to work decent. What is there about this TOGO that makes it better? I am curious. The MIFI has unlimited data for $20 a month with multi users.


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The ToGo has several antennas, a WiFI and cell booster and a wireless router all built in. It also eliminates the metal box problem of trying to get a MiFi signal outside the coach. The AT&T plan is truly unlimited, not throttled above 25 gig like the FMCA Verizon plan. The only down side is the slightly less coverage you get on the AT&T network. The Verizon hotspot would be a good backup.

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larry cad wrote:

I have been using a Verizon MIFI for a couple of years now and it seems to work decent. What is there about this TOGO that makes it better? I am curious. The MIFI has unlimited data for $20 a month with multi users.


The TOGO has 5 antennas, 3 4G and 2 WIFI (or maybe the other way), a wireless router, and is all packaged in a sat TV style housing-8 inches high. All you need to do is run 12V to it and it's up and running. Setup is via an app. The TOGO package is $399.

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AT&T provides unlimited service for $360/year. Paid up front, the equivalent of $30/month. You can either log onto external WIFI like the campground or use the cell service. From the reviews I see almost no one uses the external WIFI. The system is not a booster but having all those antennas on top of your RV makes it about the same as using a booster.

The reviewers admit it has some small problems but all of them say it's the best deal available right now.

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Who did the installation?
I'm not fond of drilling holes in my roof and not very adept with tools. Thinking about the system, but have reservations as we are not full timers and have to weight the total cost vs usage, etc.

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There isn't that much installation to do and there are vblogs available showing how to do it.

You need a screwdriver, I use a 3/8 cordless drill. A tube of Dicor sealant. And away you go. I removed a Wingard sat tv dome that we do not use and installed the TOGO dome in the same spot. The attachments don't line up so I had to put new screws down. The old dome has a 12V power line so that eliminated that for me, but people just run the 12V line down the fridge vent.

I put a blob if dicor at each spot I was going to put a screw, Put the dome down in the dicor and self drilled the screws (provided with the TOGO) down into the roof, with the cordless drill and a screwdriver bit. Once the screws are in I put a blog of dicor ontop of each screw to double seal it. The dome should be in the center of the rv roof and a foot or two from any other things installed on the roof. The 12 connections on the dome face toward the back of the rv. Then connect the 12V and you are mostly done.

Here are a number of VBlogs. I think I read that one fellow had the local car stereo people do the installation so keep that in mind if you really don't want to do it. Probably a mobile RV Tech would be happy to do it also. It took me less than an hour, half of which was removing the old dome and cleaning the roof that was under that dome.

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