Questions on Movistar data-enabled SIM; SJdS
I have a topology challenged home just south of SJdS, and I need internet to get some work done on my next trip down. I have both Movistar and Claro weak signals on the property at present- but Movistar is the more reliable. I am bringing a wideband GSM signal booster down, with amp and directional antenna. I'd like to create a small wifi zone in the house, so I will be renting the Movistar GSM router. However, I will also bring my own unlocked router down to see if it will operate with a purchased Movistar data-enabled SIM (I can always return it if not...). I only really need email and reasonably sized document file transfer rates- not video or even skype (though the latter might be nice)..
1) Is a data-enabled SIM considered a different product than a voice SIM by Movistar?
2) If so, does Movistar sell a data enabled SIM on a prepaid and charge-up basis in SJdS? Are there complications in acquiring the data-enabled SIM?
3) As I believe that Movistar likes to rent its own router, do they take measures to make it difficult to use a data SIM in one's own router?
4) Any other tips on using GSM/3G for low bandwidth internet service, particularly with Movistar? I will probably need to adjust APN settings on the router- these settings are published on the web for Movistar Nica.
I've reviewed NL Node 17443, but could use this additional information. Thank you Techies!