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# 214281 4-May-2017 21:32
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I have being trying out on a month to month subscriptions different VPN.

 

as I want to watch shows in UK and US mainly.

 

Who uses who/what is the the better of them all.

 

Note I want one that I can use on all devices such as smart phone, smart tv, ipad, pc eta...

 

and preferably more that one device at the same time.


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  # 1775949 4-May-2017 23:11
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I'm currently using (and trialing) PrivateInternetAccess VPN and so far so good. They offer a range of connection types including PPTP, L2TP and OpenVPN. I'm using OpenVPN. Speeds are solid; lots of servers to choose from including NZ!





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  # 1776025 5-May-2017 08:01
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If you just wanting to watch foreign content, then you don't need a VPN, a geo unblocker will do the job for you.
Dns4me.net is worth looking at.
Approx $30 for one year and if you set up their dns in your router then everything in your house will be unblocked.

Geo unblocker have the advantage of just tricking the sites into thinking you are in the USA or UK and then all the traffic comes via your normal internet connection. A VPN routes all traffic via the VPN and can often cause lagging and buffering.




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  # 1776027 5-May-2017 08:12
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There doesnt seem to be a great deal of difference between the main providers, its a very competitive market so they need to offer a range of servers and decent speeds.

 

I was using PIA but got a deal from Humble Bundle with CyberGhost which is pretty good.

 

Never had any issues viewing streaming content with either of them.


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  # 1776028 5-May-2017 08:12
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I use Astrill, which is generally good, but annoyed me once by cutting me off and telling me I'd violated a policy but wouldn't tell me what I'd done. It took a few days of arguing with them to get it reinstated.

 

I'm going to try PrivateInternetAccess when my current subscription expires.


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  # 1776040 5-May-2017 09:05
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Getflix for geo-unblocking.

 

 

 

PIA for secure connections. The NZ server is very slow for me. I rarely get above 5Mbps while I can pull >80 from their Sydney servers.

 

 

 

I used to be with Astrill but had the same problem as timmmay and couldn't be bothered arguing with them as my subscription had less than 6 weeks to run.


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  # 1776055 5-May-2017 09:36
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timmmay:

 

I use Astrill, which is generally good, but annoyed me once by cutting me off and telling me I'd violated a policy but wouldn't tell me what I'd done. It took a few days of arguing with them to get it reinstated.

 

I'm going to try PrivateInternetAccess when my current subscription expires.

 

 

I don't think PIA will be able to tell you that you violated a policy (if it was to do with the content you were watching I assume) because reading off their website they wouldn't even know themselves!

 

And you can't set your own username; they provide you with a random one.





 
 
 
 


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  # 1776058 5-May-2017 09:40
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Resnick:

 

Getflix for geo-unblocking.

 

 

 

PIA for secure connections. The NZ server is very slow for me. I rarely get above 5Mbps while I can pull >80 from their Sydney servers.

 

 

 

I used to be with Astrill but had the same problem as timmmay and couldn't be bothered arguing with them as my subscription had less than 6 weeks to run.

 

 

The NZ server for me isn't too slow because I can watch SkyGo without buffering. But then again, my max ADSL connection only goes to like 6Mbps...





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  # 1776061 5-May-2017 09:45
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I've used Astril, PIA, VyprVPN, ExpressVPN and NordVPN

 

Astrill always gave me good consistent speeds, but they were expensive, only allow one device at a time unless you pay even more, and Netflix eventually stopped working with it.

 

Both VyprVPN and ExpressVPN provide good consistent speed, I'm currently using VyprVPN as it works with our favourite streaming service

 

PIA and NordVPN were slow


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  # 1776089 5-May-2017 09:57
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nas:

 

I've used Astril, PIA, VyprVPN, ExpressVPN and NordVPN

 

Astrill always gave me good consistent speeds, but they were expensive, only allow one device at a time unless you pay even more, and Netflix eventually stopped working with it.

 

Both VyprVPN and ExpressVPN provide good consistent speed, I'm currently using VyprVPN as it works with our favourite streaming service

 

PIA and NordVPN were slow

 

 

VyprVPN is rated "major concerns with logging" by this website. I can't link directly to the result, it's on the last page, 18. Express rates better.


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  # 1776091 5-May-2017 09:58
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sonyxperiageek:

 

 

 

I don't think PIA will be able to tell you that you violated a policy (if it was to do with the content you were watching I assume) because reading off their website they wouldn't even know themselves!

 

And you can't set your own username; they provide you with a random one.

 

 

Astrill says the same thing, yet they still claimed I violated some policy.


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  # 1776093 5-May-2017 09:59
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This is like asking what underpants are the best?  Everyone is comfortable in something different.


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  # 1776102 5-May-2017 10:11
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I use EarthVPN (affiliate link).  Their yearly package is very well-priced (USD40/yr so USD3.33/mo) and they allow three simultaneous connections from the same IP address.  So you can have three devices at your home connected at once.  I've been a customer of theirs since 2014.  I've used them via PPTP and OpenVPN.


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  # 1776106 5-May-2017 10:17
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I don't know of a dns service that can do Netflix Uk, they can do the other UK channels though. Getflix comes with a vpn as well but it doesn't have the apps that the other services have you need to use openvpn and import certs. Not sure how secure they are.


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  # 1776116 5-May-2017 10:40
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timmmay:

 

nas:

 

I've used Astril, PIA, VyprVPN, ExpressVPN and NordVPN

 

Astrill always gave me good consistent speeds, but they were expensive, only allow one device at a time unless you pay even more, and Netflix eventually stopped working with it.

 

Both VyprVPN and ExpressVPN provide good consistent speed, I'm currently using VyprVPN as it works with our favourite streaming service

 

PIA and NordVPN were slow

 

 

VyprVPN is rated "major concerns with logging" by this website. I can't link directly to the result, it's on the last page, 18. Express rates better.

 

 

Interesting, last I looked which was over a year ago I can't recall that being the case. In any case this is their privacy policy

 

 


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