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Old 18-11-2018, 10:28 AM   #2131
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I am using PC and a firefox browser to watch Tencent Video. Tried purevpn but they don't have china server so can't watch the movie catered only for people in China.

I looking for other alternatives which don't cost more than SGD5 per month.

Any suggestion?
Transocks 穿梭and SpeedIn 快帆 are around your range of S$5 per month if you pay for one year.

I just tried Transocks using my Mi Max Android phone and it seem to work fine for Tencent Video and Youku.

You can try both for free with ads before you buy.
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Old 18-11-2018, 10:30 AM   #2132
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No issue using Transocks, just tried it under my iPhone 6S.
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Old 18-11-2018, 10:31 AM   #2133
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Transocks 穿梭 don't seem to have window version. But i guess i will try SpeedIn 快帆 if there isn't other alternative.



Transocks 穿梭and SpeedIn 快帆 are around your range of S$5 per month if you pay for one year.

I just tried Transocks using my Mi Max Android phone and it seem to work fine for Tencent Video and Youku.

You can try both for free with ads before you buy.
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Old 18-11-2018, 10:48 AM   #2134
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Transocks 穿梭 don't seem to have window version. But i guess i will try SpeedIn 快帆 if there isn't other alternative.
There should be other alternatives which is more trustworthy than the two. It is just that I have only tried the two.

Edit to add: you should use other VPNs if they work for your purposes since Transocks and SpeedIn are kind of single function VPN specially for viewing China entertainment content. Other VPNs have more features and may provide better privacy and security.

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Alternative is to buy a S$50 rooted Android TV box and use free China Tunnel with your TV box. You do not have the freedom of on the go experiences though.

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Old 18-11-2018, 04:28 PM   #2135
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https://youtu.be/NpzIlm1l-FM

NordVPN offer, not so sure if anyone wants to give it a try. I do not need this myself so far.

https://nordvpn.com/ADVCHINA

Three year plan at US$2.99 per month
Two year plan at US$3.99 per month
One year plan at US$6.99 per month

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Old 18-11-2018, 04:42 PM   #2136
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Hmm Ivacy currently not able to watch even when I am connected to China server. This is what their live-chat support informed me:

Me: Can I check for the server cn1.dns2use.com, is it based in China?

Tevez: Certainly, yes, it is based in China. It is to inform you that at the moment, we are facing issues on our Chinese Servers, and they are down for maintenance, due to Great Firewall Issues. Our team is working on them but we do not have any exact time frame.


So yeah, don't pick Ivacy for this
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Old 18-11-2018, 05:19 PM   #2137
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Hmm Ivacy currently not able to watch even when I am connected to China server. This is what their live-chat support informed me:

Me: Can I check for the server cn1.dns2use.com, is it based in China?

Tevez: Certainly, yes, it is based in China. It is to inform you that at the moment, we are facing issues on our Chinese Servers, and they are down for maintenance, due to Great Firewall Issues. Our team is working on them but we do not have any exact time frame.


So yeah, don't pick Ivacy for this
Ref:
https://startuplivingchina.com/best-vpn-for-china/

It mentioned the following:

“Update October 30, 2018: Many VPNs in China are facing a sudden increase in VPN blocking. Make sure your VPN apps are up to date and contact customer support for more instructions as workarounds are implemented.”

Even if the VPN works, speed for their China server will not be great, with ExpressVPN being the fastest 7.21Mbps desktop and 4.29Mbps mobile.
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Old 18-11-2018, 06:18 PM   #2138
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Then yeah, seems like no great solution for China at the moment then.
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Old 18-11-2018, 10:54 PM   #2139
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Ref:
https://startuplivingchina.com/best-vpn-for-china/

It mentioned the following:

“Update October 30, 2018: Many VPNs in China are facing a sudden increase in VPN blocking. Make sure your VPN apps are up to date and contact customer support for more instructions as workarounds are implemented.”

Even if the VPN works, speed for their China server will not be great, with ExpressVPN being the fastest 7.21Mbps desktop and 4.29Mbps mobile.
tat source not reliable.
i do not see any PRC complain abt any blocking on their telegram group.
targeted blocking was normal for those well known VPN providers.

机场provider ain't those topical VPN provider.
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Old 18-11-2018, 11:22 PM   #2140
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tat source not reliable.
i do not see any PRC complain abt any blocking on their telegram group.
targeted blocking was normal for those well known VPN providers.

机场provider ain't those topical VPN provider.
Thanks. I know that SS providers or nick name 飞机场 are not typical VPN providers.

I think they are saying those more wellknown VPNs are actively targeted, which is in line with what you say.

The thing is that foreigners usually will choose those well known VPN vendors first before going into China, like the foreigner YouTubers in China.

The SS providers are more popular among those Chinese YouTubers.
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Old 19-11-2018, 08:42 AM   #2141
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Then yeah, seems like no great solution for China at the moment then.
Not great but I think solutions like Transocks and SpeedIn are still usable.

I tested Transocks free version and the speed test is like this
http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/i/2951234340
13.2Mbps to China Unicom Shanghai server. Should be okay for Tecent Video or similar, HD or even 1080p. I believe you need to pay S$4.48 to S$32.98 to get real usages based on Apple App Store in-app-purchases info.

They have the paid pro version, from Apple App Store in-app-purchases price for reference.
S$6.98 for 30days
S$10.98 for 60days
S$63.98 for 360days

I can not test SpeedIn free version since the free line is very slow, probably only good for web browsing.

SpeedIn pricing from Apple App Store:
S$8.98 for 30days
S$19.98 for 90days
S$51.98 for 360days

For my rooted Android TV box, I used China Tunnel and tested 1080p Tencent Video VIP and it is okay.

And ExpressVPN’s speed at 7Mbps should be okay for HD video as well if not that good for 1080p.

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Old 19-11-2018, 09:11 AM   #2142
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using expressVPN so far so good
can use for netflix usa, online shopping and secure banking transaction with a peace of mind using mozilla


https://www.expressvpn.com/blog/mozi...n-partnership/
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Old 19-11-2018, 09:20 AM   #2143
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using expressVPN so far so good
can use for netflix usa, online shopping and secure banking transaction with a peace of mind using mozilla


https://www.expressvpn.com/blog/mozi...n-partnership/
Your bank is already encrypting your web traffic via ssl and probably use a 2 factor authentication.

The VPN only prevents your ISP from looking at your web traffic.

A VPN for privacy will work if you want to use insecure unencrypted public WiFi.
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Old 19-11-2018, 09:27 AM   #2144
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Interesting to know QQ Music VIP works in Singapore without VPN.
Yes I'm using QQ Music VIP, it works even without VPN.
Just need to find someone reliable to top up your Alipay account and buy QQ coins from Taobao.
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Old 19-11-2018, 09:33 AM   #2145
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I don't really use netflix. Last time my friend had viewquest broadband with freedom DNS I had my router selectively redirect BBC iPlayer traffic to his internet.

Now I just downloaded videos and movies to my Plex server and share it with some friends
Where do you download movies?
Can share the site/s & PM me?
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