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#87352 26-Jul-2011 19:50
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not sure this is the right forum section but ...

so i've tried privateinternetaccess.com and strongVPN so far .

strong VPn are a bit more expensive for the basic 4 city plan, and no euro server included in that  - BUT ...very awesome speeds, HD streaming video is not an issue.

PIA is very cheap.... and allows you to change between there 6 or so servers at will .. incl the UK one, but yeh, has had it's rough nights re speeds to the US westcoast ...


any other recommendations?

i am after FAST US westcoast speeds, cheap, and unlimited data .... 


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  #498204 26-Jul-2011 19:55
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Astrill, Witopia




Do whatever you want to do man.

  

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  #498210 26-Jul-2011 20:06
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WiTopia is quite good. It's my provider. They use OpenVPN and the application Viscosity for it. Netflix and Hulu work very well with it. They have HEAPS of servers and are very fast. 

Netflix can also stream HD well with WiTopia 

 
 
 
 




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  #498216 26-Jul-2011 20:14
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astrill look good but ouch .. US65 a year .. thats US$10 more than strongVPN

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  #498221 26-Jul-2011 20:18
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Moreover, you will not good speed on relatively cheaper VPN .. Perhaps you can then try Witopia it $40 for a year. You can try ibVPN as well. On the website i gave you above there are full details on all the VPN Services. I have to switch VPN services a lot due to nature of my work, so that website helps me a lot. you may wanna try that :P

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  #498238 26-Jul-2011 21:08
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Marksmith: @billgates. Perfect. good for you !! I had some streaming issues using their USA Servers. Perhaps i suppose you would agree there customer support standards are very low. They are very rude or may be i was unlucky !!


Cannot comment on their customer service. Have not had any issues or queries yet regarding their service.
Witopia's customer service is very good. Had to contact them few times before I went with Astrill for the next renewal and they replied promptly and I must say that they are switched on folks.




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  #498239 26-Jul-2011 21:10
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cryptocloud, astrill, witopia







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  #498314 27-Jul-2011 01:01
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that US39 plan at witopia looks good .... wonder if i can trial them .... thanks guys.

 
 
 
 


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  #498317 27-Jul-2011 01:37
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WiTopia don't have a free trial (probably to stop abusers) but they do offer a 30 day money back guarantee which is a good compromise.

 

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  #498322 27-Jul-2011 04:58
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i have received pretty good speeds with private internet access and also with relakks.  you might want to try switching gateways if your speeds aren't optimal.  any provider who does not log will have abusive users here and there but i know that these guys take care of that pretty well.

 



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  #498411 27-Jul-2011 11:10
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my main issue with private internet access at the mo is inconsistent login success via my DD-wrt flashed router.

works perfect every time with my brothers strongVPN account info ..... PIA seems hit and miss. 

must admit it works ok via my galaxy s2 tho ... hmmm 



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  #498754 27-Jul-2011 23:54
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are you witopia users able to connect now?

which server are you using?

i can't ping any of these:

https://hopthewall.com/wiki/wiki/Selecting_your_WiTopia_PPTP_VPN_Service_Gateway 

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  #498762 28-Jul-2011 00:33
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I can connect to the San Franciso PPTP Server.

Did you register your username (username@witopia)?

If your still having problems, you should contact their chat or support. Its darned good and quick.



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  #498765 28-Jul-2011 00:43
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ok gutted ... witopia don't support dd-wrt routers for the cheap pptp based service. only their own openvpn setup they sell as a hardware product.


awesome customer support though ... really awesome.


ah well ..looks like it's gonna be the US$55 strongVPn pptp year package for me then

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  #498766 28-Jul-2011 00:47
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Lambchop: ok gutted ... witopia don't support dd-wrt routers for the cheap pptp based service. only their own openvpn setup they sell as a hardware product.



correct! have you had a look at Astrill? 





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  #498968 28-Jul-2011 14:44
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nakedmolerat:
Lambchop: ok gutted ... witopia don't support dd-wrt routers for the cheap pptp based service. only their own openvpn setup they sell as a hardware product.



correct! have you had a look at Astrill? 


If you google Astrill coupons there are several links which will give you 10% off any of their packages. Nearly signed up the other night because of this... 

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