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Topic # 208611 19-Feb-2017 17:18
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I've been using AlwaysVPN but have run out of bandwidth and discover it stopped operating at the end of December.  

 

Any advice for another VPN where I can buy say 5 or 10 gB and don't have to pay a monthly fee.

 

 

 

Many thanks


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  Reply # 1722778 19-Feb-2017 19:36
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I am not expert, but got put onto https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/ Simple to use on-demand basis. Annual subscription is good value I think, but will watch this thread for any other suggestions.  I guess it all depends what you want to use it for.   





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  Reply # 1722792 19-Feb-2017 20:28
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If you  want a pay as you go vpn then privatetunnel is the way to go.Its from the company who developed  the openvpn software 


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1725472 24-Feb-2017 06:51
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Thanks, done and dusted. Interesting scenario signing up though. A US dollar amount was put on my credit card which I was to use to verify my account. My bank wasn't able to tell me what the US dollar equivalent was as only the NZ dollar amount was showing while the transaction was still pending. So catch 22. Contacted VPN helpline and they have manually verified me, so pretty impressed with them so far!

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  Reply # 1725474 24-Feb-2017 07:10
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Ive only ever got credit via the ipad app which is very straight forward


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  Reply # 1725484 24-Feb-2017 08:45
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I use EarthVPN.  Their yearly plan is the cheapest I've seen, and they have a server in NZ which is great if you are after privacy without too much of a slowdown.




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  Reply # 1725772 24-Feb-2017 17:12
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I finally managed to sign up to Private Tunnel - they were very helpful and manually verified my credit card.  BUT I can't get it to work.  Never had any problem downloading using AlwaysVPN, but using Private Tunnel I am able to connect no problem but when trying to download, get the "The site can't be reached" message.  What am I doing wrong?  Do I need to tweak some settings??


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  Reply # 1725778 24-Feb-2017 17:59
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I've never had an issue using private tunnel and have been using them for at least 2 years. What are you trying to do, what is telling you this site can't be reach?




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  Reply # 1725780 24-Feb-2017 18:12
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I am using it for the same reason as you are, probably.  What region do you connect to?


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  Reply # 1725784 24-Feb-2017 18:21
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For downloading  I wouldn't use usa generally Zurich or Amsterdam. I take it your browser is giving the this site can't be reached message ?  




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  Reply # 1725788 24-Feb-2017 18:28
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Do you mean you wouldn't use for downloading?  Yes, am getting the message "the site can't be reached"




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  Reply # 1725793 24-Feb-2017 18:37
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Thank you.  Connecting through Amsterdam has worked - pretty slow though.  Tried everything except Amsterdam without any luck.  Many thanks again


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  Reply # 1725848 24-Feb-2017 19:13
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I would start a ticket with private tunnel all location should connect . Yes i use to download but not with the USA connections  


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