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In the Dominican Republic, the internet can be a pain to deal with. That is why most people think that tips like these will really help when it comes to using and playing with the internet.
Initially Buying the Internet
In the Dominican Republic there are quite a few different types of internet that you can get. There are four well known internet/phone companies. There is Claro, Orange, TriCom, and Viva. Each company has individual benefits. Claro, for instance, is known to have the fastest internet, where Orange is known to have the largest area coverage.
Things to Think About
For some Internet Cafés may be sufficient, others will need to consider buying an internet plan either for their phone of for their computer.
When buying internet there are a few things that you want to take into consideration before buying. You want to think about what you are going to be using. Are you going to move frequently? Do you want to be able to be online anywhere or just in your house? How much are you willing to pay? How fast do you want your internet? If applicable, how high do you want your cap to be? (To be explained in a minute)
The answers to these questions are vital to getting a internet plan that suites you. If you are going to move frequently, you might want to get a dongle, a small USB attachable wireless modem that feeds your computer internet. If you want to be online only at your house, you can buy the hard line internet, which plugs directly into your computer. You can also opt to buy a router to make your home internet WiFi accessible.
Internet plans can be anywhere from 1USD a day to 50 to 60 USD a month. The difference in price is directly linked to the difference in speed, but you should not expect anything higher than 3 Megabytes a second. Your cap is the top that internet companies will put on their dongles to limit how much internet that you can use each month. This cap can range from about a gigabyte to unlimited, depending on the company and the price. Most people are on a little bit of a budget when coming to the DR, but most of the internet here, while expensive when compared to the United States, is fairly affordable.
Types of Internet
The different types of internet mostly depend on the company that you choose to go with. But you can know ahead of time so you know exactly what you are looking for. Each internet company here in the DR has its own website that you can look up. Remember that when you are looking for them, you need to search for it in English, because the sites are in Spanish and need to be translated.
There is a quick guide into how to find internet and internet companies in the DR. Happy browsing!