14ymedio, Havana, 6 April 2017 – The managers of the Connectify application have announced additional benefits for Cuban users who will now be able to access the tool’s premium features free of charge. The app converts a computer connected to the internet into a virtual repeater and is widely used on the island to share access to the web from wifi zones.
A statement on the company’s official website says that it will continue “to fully support Cuban citizens with free Connectify Hotspot MAX 2017 licenses.” The statement also announced the release of a Spanish version of its program.
Along with the features available in the free version, such as creating a Wi-Fi hotspot, using the ad blocker and customizing the hotspot name, residents of the island will also have access to the premium functions of Connectify Hotspot, among them the repeater mode.
Connectify for PC has gained users in Cuba in recent years in the country with the opening of wifi zones and is used by many to share the bandwidth of their connection
Connectify for PC has gained users in Cuba in recent years with the opening of public wifi zones and is used by many to share the bandwidth of their connection. It has also generated a lucrative business of reselling access to the web at a price below the 1.50 CUC for each hour charged by the Telecommunications Company of Cuba (ETECSA).
This is not the first time that the company offers an advantage to Cuban clients. In the middle of 2015 the company launched a special promotion for the island that allowed the free download of the professional version of the software for three months. Until now, most of the versions that were used were hacked copies.