Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Lab



10 posts

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 106801 31-Jul-2012 19:04 Send private message

I've been trying out free VPN's for the last couple of days and I came a long Hotspot Shield which I liked as it had no data cap but then I found out that they sell your information to ad companies and the like, so now I'm trying to find another free, legit and trustworthy VPN that has reasonable speeds. Nothing extraordinary is expected.

I'm new here so I hope this is the right section for this topic.

Create new topic
19267 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1140

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Subscriber

  Reply # 664849 31-Jul-2012 19:06 Send private message

I guess the first question is what you want a VPN for.

There are actually no free VPN's that I would recommend. and the end of the day anything that's free in this world typically comes with limitations, somebody else is paying for the bandwidth you use!

3264 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 168

Moderator
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 664877 31-Jul-2012 19:31 Send private message

You get what you pay for.... free stuff is generally ad supported, not reliable, and frequently comes with some nice malware.

Pony up a few bucks a month for a decent and reputable service. I only pay about $6NZ a month for my service.

5092 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 698


  Reply # 664879 31-Jul-2012 19:34 Send private message

if you aren't paying for something, you aren't the customer, you are the product.

stop being so tight and pay measly $5/month for a good quality VPN

Lab



10 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 664882 31-Jul-2012 19:43 Send private message

Thanks for calling me tight without even knowing my situation bro.
I'm 14, can't use my parents credit card because they won't let me and I don't have my own debit card.

401 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 664891 31-Jul-2012 20:05 Send private message

I have to agree with the guys above, good luck getting a GOOD free VPN.

Unfortunately in your situation there isn't much I can recommend. I am 16 and got my debit card when I was 15, I use that to pay for my VPN.

704 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 65

Subscriber

  Reply # 664899 31-Jul-2012 20:12 Send private message

Why won't your parents let you use their card?

Lab



10 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 664903 31-Jul-2012 20:16 Send private message

Phexx: I have to agree with the guys above, good luck getting a GOOD free VPN.

Unfortunately in your situation there isn't much I can recommend. I am 16 and got my debit card when I was 15, I use that to pay for my VPN.

Thought so, thanks anyways.

Handle9: Why won't your parents let you use their card?

I have strict Indian parents that don't really trust buying anything on the internet and it's just something I've tried asking them to let me use or get me my own debit card but they just say no as they think I don't need one yet.
Yeah :/

1430 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 192


  Reply # 664918 31-Jul-2012 20:32 Send private message

On a recommendation I gave Cyberghost (just Google it) a try a while ago. I think the free version gives you 1Gb per month or something like that. Noticeably slower than my normal connection, but still ok. They also have a paid version that gives you more speed and data.

I know nothing about the software or what they use the user data for if anything. A couple of others I know use it and have not had any issues with spam, malware etc. Online reviews back then from memory were promising.







Artificial intelligence is no match, for natural stupidity



Lab



10 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 664932 31-Jul-2012 20:43 Send private message

1GB should be fine per month for the occasional video I watch so thanks a lot scuwp. I'd read about Cyberghost and it did seem good so yeah, thanks again.

1545 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 38

Trusted

  Reply # 664964 31-Jul-2012 21:32 Send private message

You could always go to the post shop and buy a prezzy card.

They don't have age restrictions If I remember correctly

1332 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 152
Inactive user


  Reply # 665180 1-Aug-2012 09:29 Send private message

boby55: You could always go to the post shop and buy a prezzy card.

They don't have age restrictions If I remember correctly


I think a Loaded card might be more appropriate, you can reload it and it is less likely to be rejected by international retailers as it uses your name and address instead of the generic PREZZY CARDHOLDER one.

Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Logitech K400r HTPC Cordless Keyboard Half Price
Created by Dynamic, last reply by Blanch on 28-Jul-2014 22:16 (25 replies)
Pages... 2


Does acupuncture work?
Created by timmmay, last reply by timmmay on 30-Jul-2014 12:42 (24 replies)
Pages... 2


2010 Honda Jazz, Suzuki Swift - which has higher maintenance cost?
Created by joker97, last reply by alasta on 30-Jul-2014 11:06 (64 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Dick Smith in Continual Sale Mode
Created by Dynamic, last reply by eXDee on 29-Jul-2014 19:23 (65 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Checking UHF aerial is working
Created by OnceBitten, last reply by B1GGLZ on 28-Jul-2014 21:49 (21 replies)
Pages... 2


2 x PS4s to give away. Geekzone members only.
Created by BigPipeNZ, last reply by StarBlazer on 30-Jul-2014 13:03 (57 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


VF, why you lie to me?
Created by kenkeniff, last reply by johnr on 30-Jul-2014 12:27 (54 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Hierarchy of a mistake: Gerry Brownlee
Created by joker97, last reply by DonGould on 29-Jul-2014 21:57 (93 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.