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Old 05-03-2018, 12:18 PM   #1
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How to use VPN in China?

Will be gng to Guangzhou China for work for a week soon. Intending to subscribe a VPN service to still access FB and use WhatsApp.
Not gng to get a China sim card because my Singtel plan has sufficient roaming. Understand that Singtel uses China Mobile as it's partner telecom. If I sign up a VPN service does it make a difference if I use Singtel roaming there or will it work better if I get a China sim card and use the VPN?
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Old 05-03-2018, 12:35 PM   #2
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If roaming on singtel sim card I don't think you will be affected by their great firewall

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Old 05-03-2018, 12:47 PM   #3
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If roaming on singtel sim card I don't think you will be affected by their great firewall

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Last time I went for 3 days I couldn't connect to FB or Whatsapp leh even though I was on roaming haha
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Old 05-03-2018, 12:51 PM   #4
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Last time I went for 3 days I couldn't connect to FB or Whatsapp leh even though I was on roaming haha
My fren also work there, very mafun. So we just chat in wechat
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Old 05-03-2018, 01:04 PM   #5
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My fren also work there, very mafun. So we just chat in wechat
I have wechat too haha but majority of friends and family in sg use WhatsApp so no choice have to find a way to connect w them while I'm there
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Old 05-03-2018, 01:07 PM   #6
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In my experience, TorGuard sometimes still can get through.
Heard news recently that this may no longer be the case tho.
May well be that you need to set up a private VPN to your home network to circumvent IP based blocks.
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Old 05-03-2018, 02:32 PM   #7
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Last year August I went use starhub prepaid roaming. Not blocked by firewall

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Old 05-03-2018, 03:20 PM   #8
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Last year August I went use starhub prepaid roaming. Not blocked by firewall

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Starhub prepaid roaming as in you bought the prepaid roaming card from starhub?
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Old 05-03-2018, 03:28 PM   #9
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Download this app Turbo vpn.
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Old 05-03-2018, 03:33 PM   #10
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Use ExpressVPN, there is free trial and if you want to sign up, please use my link: https://www.expressrefer.com/refer-f...rral_dashboard
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Old 05-03-2018, 06:36 PM   #11
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Use ExpressVPN, there is free trial and if you want to sign up, please use my link: https://www.expressrefer.com/refer-f...rral_dashboard
If I use a VPN like this, would it work if I use singtel roaming in china or must use china sim card?
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Old 06-03-2018, 03:41 PM   #12
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If I use a VPN like this, would it work if I use singtel roaming in china or must use china sim card?

It doesn't matter what sim card you are using. I am using the VPN now in China.
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Old 06-03-2018, 03:47 PM   #13
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Roaming = not blocked by great firewall.

If you want vpn, express vpn works somewhat.

Shadowsocks works the best but you need some tech know how to set up your own server. Or you can buy plans from some companies.

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Old 07-03-2018, 08:29 PM   #14
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It doesn't matter what sim card you are using. I am using the VPN now in China.
Can share what VPN you using?
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Old 19-03-2018, 05:21 PM   #15
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I suppose the Web based whatsapp won't work too without a vpn?
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