i believe(hope) that as the world changes one individual comes along and sells us a device that can pick up the internet in anyplace,spot or house...it would be good for a year...maybe 79$...he will sell millions of them... if he sold 5 million of them ..he might have enough $ to retire....and by then the other comp. would have a chance to never let this happen again....
I (and surely others) have posted that info on a prior thread somewhere. That Claro deal is long gone...as Rubio stated they no longer offer unlimited data. grrrrrrrrr
The best bang for your buck on prepaid is to get Claro internet on an android phone for $240 pesos for the week. That will give you 700mb of data that you could share as a mobile hotspot from your phone.
You should be able to at any location that processes new activations. You need your unlocked phone, your passport and some pesos. You'll get a Claro sim card for prepaid voice and can have them add prepaid data at the same time.
The connection was never "free". You had to top up BB account and use BB prepaid. The "difference" was that while Android or Iphone connection had data limit, BB full prepaid plan had no daily data limit. By activating BB full and using it in BB/Iphone/Android via tethering or myfi (basically setting up and using APN) the phone was converted into a modem, and could download movies, youtube, etc. at a comfortable 2 mbps speed with no daily data limit.
There was never such a thing as "free" Internet with Claro in the DR.