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#205834 29-Nov-2016 07:44
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Hi I have the option of getting "lifetime" VPN service but which one should I get? I am very new to this ...

 

Windscribe

 

VPN unlimited

 

PureVPN

 

Unblock All

 

ZoogTV

 

Thanks





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  #1679222 29-Nov-2016 08:46
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For what purpose?  Geo or something else?




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  #1679228 29-Nov-2016 09:09
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Prefer something with fastest speeds. Not sure what I need it for to be honest, but I would think the yardstick would be fastest speeds and something that won't shut shop and run away with my money.





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  #1679373 29-Nov-2016 11:46
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Out of those ones PureVPN is the one that has been kicking around as long as some of the more well known ones.

 

The others are more recent but I cant say first hand if any are better or worse than the others. 

 

In saying that Ive looked at getting one of these stacksocial deals myself and out of them PureVPN is the one I would go for.

 

Generally speed is related to how close their servers are to your location so have a look at each of their websites to see where the servers are.

 

for a comparison about security, logging,etc check out https://thatoneprivacysite.net/

 

 


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  #1679374 29-Nov-2016 11:48
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I use vpn unlimited and don't have an issue at all with them.

 

 


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  #1679379 29-Nov-2016 12:12
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I just signed up to PureVPN @ $59USD for a lifetime sub.

 

 

 

Turns out the lifetime subscription is 5 years, at which point you need to email a certain crowd to get it extended for free for another 5 years.

 

Not really lifetime at all.

 

 

 

Speeds and server selection and 5 simultaneous connections were the selling point for me. Plus it works with Mikrotik routers, so I can divert all Aussie IPs to Aussie VPN, all USA IPs to USA VPN etc..


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  #1679382 29-Nov-2016 12:18
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NightStalker:

 

for a comparison about security, logging,etc check out https://thatoneprivacysite.net/

 

 

 

 

Great link - laughed at the column "enemy of the internet", but the explanatory note made sense


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I have been using PurVPN for some months now.

 

I note a couple of issues:

 

There are Servers in Auckland and Wellington.

 

Sometimes it seems I would connect to Wellington Servers rather than Auckland (I am in Auckland) I also noted when connected to Wellington the delay would increase significantly (350ms plus)

 

To overcome this issue PureVPN recommended I use a dedicated IP for Auckland.

 

The other issue I have just noticed lately is when I use Speedtest.net and test to various servers in Auckland I would get a much higher latency (30ms) to 2 degrees or Spark whereas to CallPlus and Worldnet I get about 7ms. I suspect the Test is going via Sydney for the 2 Degrees and Spark Servers.

 

The Throughput appears OK though


 
 
 
 


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I have been using IPVanish for a couple of years now very fast great server locations inc NZ great and fast support.




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I would be we wary of any "lifetime" service of this nature.

 

Between Netflix's increasingly aggressive stance and the limited accountability of some of them it is usually safer for the monthly options.

 

 

 

But good luck!


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jjnz1:

 

 

 

Turns out the lifetime subscription is 5 years, at which point you need to email a certain crowd to get it extended for free for another 5 years.

 

Not really lifetime at all.



I would be vary careful of "Lifetime Subscriptions" sometimes this can mean "product lifetime" also when company's are sold they may wish to end of life these sort of products.





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