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Old 06-01-2019, 10:03 PM   #2506
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anyone have smartdnsproxy that you no longer use to lend for a few days? Please PM me. running some test but the trial trottle the speed...
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Old 06-01-2019, 10:13 PM   #2507
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Btw, I find it strange that LinkedIn does not work (can not load the feed) when I use various VPN under iOS and Android. Anyone also facing this issue? Just tested with Windscribe VPN and TunSafe (Wireguard based) with my iPhone 6S and Huawei P20.

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Old 07-01-2019, 06:55 AM   #2508
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Windscribe like not bad. I tried the 10gb version. Anyone with experience with it? I saw ppl saying that there's like netflix dedicated servers also.

I also see stacksocial got lifetime promo for it, legit or not?
I am using windscribe vpn unlimited from stacksocial..its legit... speed is good..my download speed using multi-host account is as fast as not using vpn... already tried nord/ivacy which have poor download speed when using multihost... so far windscribe one of the fastest vpn i used ... only problem is adblocker for chrome does not work when on windscribe vpn unlike nord vpn which blocks website ads...
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Old 07-01-2019, 10:39 PM   #2509
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waaa … liddat also can?

man was fined 1000yuan for using VPN to access oversea websites
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1134724.shtml
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Old 08-01-2019, 01:51 AM   #2510
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Windscribe like not bad. I tried the 10gb version. Anyone with experience with it? I saw ppl saying that there's like netflix dedicated servers also.

I also see stacksocial got lifetime promo for it, legit or not?
you abit slow.. there was a 40% discount on stacksocial during BFCM and alot of people here already hooted during that period.. have dedicated servers to access US and UK Netflix contents.

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Old 08-01-2019, 04:12 AM   #2511
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Does it work well for 4k streaming? Plan to use it on my Sony android TV.
Depends on a few factors. Obviously, your internet should be fast enough for a 4K stream. Do you want to use it for US Netflix? I haven't tried Surfshark for 4k stream myself, but on servers that are closer to my location, I got 10-20% speed drop, ~80mbps download speed, that's a very reasonable drop for a VPN. 4k stream requires 15-25mbps speed. I'd advice trying them out and connecting to USA servers on the east coast and checking the speeds with ookla speed test. There's 30 days refund period if it doesn't work, and if you wanna purchase it you can use "greatshark" coupon I received from their client support, they assured me it's reusable and gives 83% discount. Reply here if you try it, I'm interested myself
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Old 08-01-2019, 07:49 AM   #2512
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I read somewhere life time means 5 years expired date in the VPN world. But 5 years in the VPN world seems very long already.
Wah! Lifetime mean 5 years only. That is a very big difference.
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Old 08-01-2019, 07:55 AM   #2513
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waaa … liddat also can?

man was fined 1000yuan for using VPN to access oversea websites
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1134724.shtml
Yes this is interesting news. And as per some reports it is due to "excessive usage" in a short time. Do not know what he is using VPN for but strange that he used 487 times in a week. Sounds fishy.

据朱姓网民表示,曾在手机安装一个名为「蓝灯」的「翻墙」软件,其后连接自己家中的宽频,浏览境外网站,怀疑因为在一星期内「翻墙」高达487次,过于频繁因而被发现。

And that Lantern Pro VPN was one of the popular VPNs used by Chinese netizen. But from what I read it is less popular now, probably because the 500MB limit on the free account and the ease of being detected.

No need to worry if you just use VPN a few times for short trips. And I tend to think no issue for foreigner even for long term usage as long as you are not involved in criticising the Chinese government.
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Old 08-01-2019, 10:40 AM   #2514
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Wah! Lifetime mean 5 years only. That is a very big difference.
most lifetime works this way..
when the 5 yrs up.. just drop them a note and they'll gladly renew for u.
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Old 08-01-2019, 05:29 PM   #2515
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I'd advice trying them out and connecting to USA servers on the east coast and checking the speeds with ookla speed test. There's 30 days refund period if it doesn't work, and if you wanna purchase it you can use "greatshark" coupon I received from their client support, they assured me it's reusable and gives 83% discount. Reply here if you try it, I'm interested myself
Ok, I totally messed this one up, I thought you need to choose US server for Netflix to think you're based there and gain access to USA content. But I contacted their customer support and they said that's not how it works, they have a DNS (domain name server) configured in a way that tells Netflix you're a US user. So you can connect to the server closest to your location for best speed but it will still use the DNS server that unlocks USA content. So the answer is yes, Surfshark supports 4k stream, sorry for my mistake.
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Old 08-01-2019, 05:54 PM   #2516
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Ok, I totally messed this one up, I thought you need to choose US server for Netflix to think you're based there and gain access to USA content. But I contacted their customer support and they said that's not how it works, they have a DNS (domain name server) configured in a way that tells Netflix you're a US user. So you can connect to the server closest to your location for best speed but it will still use the DNS server that unlocks USA content. So the answer is yes, Surfshark supports 4k stream, sorry for my mistake.
Nice info. So for now Surfshark and Windscribe are two good value VPN for Netflix.

On the other hand we may need to wait a bit longer to pass the judgement on Surfshark since it is relatively new comer in the market.
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Old 08-01-2019, 09:04 PM   #2517
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Nice info. So for now Surfshark and Windscribe are two good value VPN for Netflix.

On the other hand we may need to wait a bit longer to pass the judgement on Surfshark since it is relatively new comer in the market.
I would be careful with windscribe, the provider is registered in Canada, which is one of the big enemies against the internet. (google about 5 eyes countries).

I know they state like every VPN that they are a no-log provider, but that's probably not the case. If authorities needed information about you, the company would have to cooperate and give up everything they have about you.

I did my research before committing to a single VPN provider.
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Old 08-01-2019, 09:14 PM   #2518
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i think expressVPN is good
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Old 08-01-2019, 09:38 PM   #2519
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i think expressVPN is good
Haha everyone knows that it is good, kind of gold standard in the VPN world. It is just that if it is the cost effective VPN to use for the target use cases because it is one of the most expensive one.
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Old 08-01-2019, 09:50 PM   #2520
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thanks … relieved to hear that.
might be some automation app that he was using causing "excessive usage"

Yes this is interesting news. And as per some reports it is due to "excessive usage" in a short time. Do not know what he is using VPN for but strange that he used 487 times in a week. Sounds fishy.

据朱姓网民表示,曾在手机安装一个名为「蓝灯」的「翻墙」软件,其后连接自己家中的宽频,浏览境外网站,怀疑因为在一星期内「翻墙」高达487次,过于频繁因而被发现。

And that Lantern Pro VPN was one of the popular VPNs used by Chinese netizen. But from what I read it is less popular now, probably because the 500MB limit on the free account and the ease of being detected.

No need to worry if you just use VPN a few times for short trips. And I tend to think no issue for foreigner even for long term usage as long as you are not involved in criticising the Chinese government.
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