Yes….I’m still here. The past year we did a decent amount of traveling and there was a lot I should have shared but unfortunately my drive to write just wasn’t there. But my goal over the next few months is to update you all on what’s going on over here and end the “writer’s block”.
But anywho….I’ve had a few folks reach out to me for more info about how we get internet while on the road. I guess one teeny tiny silver lining with this whole corona thing is the flexibility remote work and learning may provide to some of you. So why not get out there in your tent or camper and rid yourselves of the same four walls that might be closing in by now.
Because I am by no means tech savvy, bear with me as I try to describe what has worked for us.
We started our travels solely relying on our phones as a hotspot. We each have an unlimited data plan on our lines with Verizon. Unlimited can be misleading, because the speed is throttled once we hit 15gb, which for us, and what we do for work and even streaming, hasn’t been an issue. We use a weBoost to help ensure we receive a strong Verizon signal when there’s one around. But regardless of which provider you use, a weBoost can be used to help enhance that provider’s signal in the area. And there is an option for you non-RVers. This weBoost you can attach to your vehicle so you can work or learn on the road.
Almost a year ago we learned of the Winegard Togo Roadlink and what a GAME CHANGER! You attach this device to the roof of your RV and it creates WiFi for your rig. You choose to either connect the Togo to a Verizon, FreedomG or AT&T signal. The Togo can also be used as a WiFi extender to help enhance the strength of a campground WiFi signal. So you pay the one time fee for the Togo device and either monthly or yearly for your data plan. The plans are pretty expensive. When we started our plan was unlimited for the year and only cost $360. So we’ll be looking to see what plan works best once our plan runs out.
We utilize both the weBoost and the Togo, one with Verizon and the other with AT&T to help somewhat ensure we’ll have internet access as we travel to areas where one signal may be stronger than the other. For us, the combo has worked well and we’ve had little to no issues with either.
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