NOTICE: AT&T has now stopped offering this wonderful plan as of January 15th, 2020. What a total let down to say the least. They claim that people were “abusing the plan”. I am sorry, but you offered an unlimited data plan and people bought it and actually used it. If you have a “limit” as part of that deal, then slow down the people that are abusing the speeds and not remove the plan for everyone that had to buy this hardware in order to get the plan in the first place.
Looking for $30 a month unlimited data plan? AT&T and TOGO have you covered! The TOGO C2 unit is powered by a Winegard V2 unit that I already talked about in the past. The TOGO C2 is a V2 unit with the exception that it is locked to AT&T for service. But for $30 a month for unlimited data, that is one nice plan!
Yes, as with other plans, they can slow you down after 22GB used of the tower is congested. However, I have never really seen that happen personally. If a tower is busy, it’s busy, just like Wi-Fi. Thus you never really know unless you try two devices at the same time, one over the 22GB limit and one under it and see what the speeds are.
The TOGO V2 is a router that only requires 12V power and you are up and running. (Well, more or less.) You mount it to your roof and you can select between using it as a Wi-Fi Repeater where you can connect it to an RV Park Wi-Fi or you can use the AT&T 4G data. Seeing it is 4G unlimited data, this also means you will have data on the road when traveling down the highway! So you would connect all of your Wi-Fi devices to your own SSID and all will have access to the Internet though the TOGO. Just like any router, this also puts you behind a firewall for some added protection.
What’s the catch? Well, not only the price of the TOGO unit, same as the V2 4G version, but you need to prepay for your data all upfront for one year. Yup, $360 for the year, all at one time. So this actually makes this TOGO C2, IMHO, more for those that “full time” or “most time” seeing if you don’t, you are just waiting money when not in your coach or RV. You can’t even get any pro-rated money back by canceling before the 1 year.
This is new and not yet even fully rolled out to retailers as of yet. Mine came in a brown box. :) But I did shoot a video about it and also a setup video for when you can get one. Here are a few links for now. When I find them in retailers I will update the post.
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My Videos on the Winegard V2 which this TOGO unit is based off of…
My Take on the V2: https://youtu.be/4157UWlnZsg
V2 Advanced Settings: https://youtu.be/SHmtl0eRZlQ
Are you familiar with the ATT ZTE MOBLEY? It is designed for use in a car but with an adapter it works well in a motorhome. It too is unlimited data with the same 22 gig rarely-seen throttling. The subscription is ~$20/month if you don’t have ATT cell service.
ATT seems to be making it available for about one month each of the last three years. I bought mine in Sept ’17 for $99 at Best Buy. It was last available (that I heard about) in Jan/Feb this year. Online is often the best source. Most ATT stores don’t seem to even know about it, but they will replace the SIM card if it goes bad (I know of 2 that did).
The Mobley supports only 5 devices, but we run it thru our Ubiquity router for the extra security and more device support.
Yes, surely know about is as I have two of them. :) They are sometimes hard plans to get as you know and at this time the ZTE unit, from my understanding, is no longer being made.
Love yr attempt to help ppl about internet stuff.
I have one question that I didn’t get info about, most park I can get signal, but data is so slow. Normally I switch to data on phone, but signal still weak even if tower less than mile away. I suspected it due to being in Forest. Do they have cell booster? Would make no sense in have one then get booster add-on.
Yes…Here is a blog post and video I did on it.
Is any boosting needed with this product, ie. WEBoost RV? Or are the antennas stronger then what is found on most devises so it does not need boosting.
As always thanks for your great information.
The antennas are larger for sure so it can reach further. You would not be able to use a weBoost with it as the unit is up on your roof and you would need to put the weBoost inside antenna inside the dome. :)
David, did the Togo come with a riser to elevate it above the roof rails on newer coaches?
No it did not. I asked about it and even mentioned it when I was working on the V2 unit but I am not aware of a riser they did for it. I will need to bring it up again with them.
Thanks for the info videos. Would you recommend this system if you are traveling across the US? It seems like AT&T doesn’t have great coverage in the west and even in the panhandle of FL. Also, what do you recommend for TV on the road? Thanks again.
That all depends on where you go for any provider. We have both AT&T and Verizon and sometimes get one and not the other and sometimes of course have both. Sometimes AT&T is better sometimes Verizon is. TV on the road we use Dish network using the Wiregard Travl’er, the full dish that comes up off the roof.
Thanks for this informative post about the Togo Radiolink. Have you had a chance to evaluate the performance of the cellular component of the device? I understand that the modem under the hood is fairly basic and does not support the newer cellular bands.
Also, can you confirm that there is a network port inside the Togo unit that actually works and it is possible to hook it up to an existing router network. This would be an important consideration in my situation.
Hello…I have used the V2 unit with AT&T. (The TOGO is a V2 unit) Yes, it is true it does not have some of the newer bands, but I really do not see this as being much of an issue as I had speeds around 55Mbps at times in my testing of the V2. As far as the port goes…Did you watch the video? :) I clearly state that the port is active and hands out an IP via DHCP thus you could connect it to a router to run 5 Ghz. https://youtu.be/j5THKjJ_g9w?t=365
can it be the ethernet port be put in bridge mode?
Seeing that they don’t even support the use of the port as an option. (Aka, they don’t tell you about it.) No.
I realize this unit is meant to be permanently mounted on the RV, however I have 2 RVs. I have a large travel trailer and a small motorhome that I switch between frequently depending on travel plans.
Is it possible to mount the Antenna on a tripod or something of that nature so I could easily switch the Antenna between my two RVs?
Don’t see any reason you could not. It is more or less just a large JetPack. :)
No reason even to use a tripod, heck, you would just set it down or put it on the roof. Just need to remember it!!!!!! :)
I enjoy your YouTube channel, especially the tech videos. I bought the TOGO and am disappointed with its performance. Before drilling holes in the roof I did several tests over a 3 mile area known to have weak and strong ATT signals. I purchased the annual unlimited plan and sat the TOGO on the roof. I went inside and connected my laptop to the TOGO and averaged 6.67 Mbps down over 6 tests in 6 different locations (1.97 to 12.1) . At each test location I also tethered my laptop to my iPhone X Max (both inside RV) and averaged 36.64 Mbps (14.31 – 60.57). Tethered to the iPhone (inside the RV) averaged 5 times faster than the TOGO on the roof. Did I miss some small print about performance? Any suggestions?
Hi…So you are aware, you will always be faster when tethered as you don’t have a 2nd wireless HOP to go though. For kicks, if you have a computer, take the dome off and plug a network cable directly into the board. BE sure your Wi-Fi on your computer if off and then see what the speeds are. The radios in the TOGO are also vastly different than in your phone. You phone has what is known as MIMO (Multi In Multi Out) which allow it to run on more than one frequency at a time this increasing throughput. The TOGO or the V2 for that matter, does not so just in that regard alone, the TOGO will always be slower than a powerful phone. (Except for each, the TOGO will likely have better reach based on the antenna size.) Hope this info helps you understand some of what you have going on. (In my tests the TOGO preformed as well as, or better, than my JetPack based on distance. The JetPack is MIMO but does not have the range. So if I had a tower close by that ran MIMO, the JetPack would do better, once I got away more, they would equal out, and then further the TOGO (or V2) would have better data. I say V2 as I did the same soft of tests on both units.)
Thanks for the reply. I’ll try the direct connection and see how it performs.
I’ve waited to post our experience on the TOGO that I installed in August on our coach but, after traveling across the mid-west from Kansas to upper Michigan in the last couple of weeks, so far-GREAT! We have been using the TOGO 24/7 while parked and while also traveling down the road and it has been outstanding. Not the fastest perhaps, but having AT&T coupled with our Verizon phones, we believe that we have the best solution for our connectivity needs. Thanks David for doing your “how to” video on setting up the TOGO! I followed it and had zero issues. $30 per month unlimited-GREAT deal. It’s not the latest architecture but, just another tool to use as we travel the US.
David, just purchased TOGO from Amazon…currently have WiFi Ranger system Elite AC…based on what I understand…the TOGO will hard wire connect to the WiFi Ranger internal router as a WAN for direct Internet? How about POE connection for 12 volts just as the rooftop WiFi Ranger is powered? Thanks again…driving 2019 Tiffin Phaeton 40IH…has a Winegard Satellite switch over DS seat…is that a prewired 12v connection to the roof?
Hi…Sure, you can use the Ethernet port out of the TOGO and go into the WiFi Ranger WAN port. You will still need to power the TOGO via 12V as it does not offer POE as it was never intended to be used that way. I am not sure on the 12V connection and how the current Winegard is powered. You would need to look at the roof…If you see two lines, RG6 Coaxial and another, then the second one is likely 12V. So if you are not using that every, you could use the power from that….just be sure to put a voltmeter on the leads to check the voltage. IF there is only the RG6, then likely they have a power injector that adds power into the rG6 line that then powers the unit.
My TOGO only has a power line, no visible Ethernet connection. There is a black rubber cover near the power line…is that an Ethernet connection? If si, I would assume you connect a CAT 6 cable from it direct to WAN connection on my internal WiFi Ranger.
I tried to connect to the modem/router through the Router IP address…it comes up with a login with admin username, but no one seems to know the default password.
As I mentioned, it is not something that is even referenced or mentioned that should be used. However, I mentioned it as I had opened the cover and had seen the connection on the board and tested it and it handed out an IP just like the V2 unit did. Thus it surely can be used to connect to an internal router or directly to a computer. (IE…To the WAN port of your Wi-Fi Ranger.)
The TOGO does NOT allow for admin access via the IP, only via APP control. This is a choice that the company that the TOGO was made for, not Winegard.
what is the maximum distance from the unit
As with ANY Wi-Fi…That is 100% dependent on your environment. So there is no way for me to say it will work for you 100 feet or 300 feet. Even if your microwave oven is currently ON it will change how good a signal is. Lot’s of things play a roll from walls, to doors, to trees, to rain even. (No, not kidding.)
Is there anyway with the app to see how many devices you currently have connected to your togo I know you can use 10
Sorry to say I am unsure on that.
Dave, AT&T is terminating unlimited data plan and will not let current users have Grandfather clause support after their year unlimited…might want to update all your videos or pull them. What a bummer n not like ATT…I still have an iPad with unlimited Data grandfathered from 2011…
In the video description on YouTube I added a link to a video I did about it. I forgot to add it here so thanks.
I have yet to mount mine on the roof. I’ve been using it inside my vehicle until I decide where to put it. I’m happy with the speed. (I have a fiberglass body vehicle, so I’m pretty sure that’s why I have pretty good signal.)
Took me a WEEK and literally about 11 hours on the phone to get my unit activated. Activated it on the 8th of January… FINALLY. Both Winegard and AT&T weren’t helpful with trouble issues. The app to purchase data wasn’t working for me. Went through 2 separate SIM cards. Finally got it running, but it definitely was NOT easy. (Hoping I don’t have any problems — crossing fingers — so far working okay.)
Did you ever find out if someone else is going to offer unlimited service with the Togo unit? We sold our brick and mortar house right before the pandemic hit and moved into our RV. I have been telecommuting since the pandemic began, and this unit and the unlimited data has been a godsend. I am hoping that I can find a solution because my year is up in November and our new build won’t be finished until the end of January. Ughhh.
I am sorry, but I know of not AT&T or Version unlimited Internet Plans. You may care to check with Chris and Cherie over at https://www.rvmobileinternet.com/ as they are the most up-to-date on data plans and products as that is what they do for a living. Good luck.