It is well known that for the ring H(ℤ) of integral quaternions the unit group U(H(ℤ) is finite. On the other hand, for the rational quaternion algebra H(ℚ), its unit group is infinite and even contains a nontrivial free subgroup. In this note (see Theorem 1.5 and Corollary 2.6) we find all intermediate rings ℤ ⊂ A ⊆ ℚ such that the group of units U(H(A)) of quaternions over A contains a nontrivial free subgroup. In each case we indicate such a subgroup explicitly. We do our best to keep the arguments as simple as possible.