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Old 14-01-2019, 10:10 PM   #2551
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I've been with Astrill for 7 years and they don't auto renew my subscription. I will need to renew manually.
thanks. will check them out
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Old 14-01-2019, 10:45 PM   #2552
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it could be compromised when you make other online purchase as well

and for unauthorized payment, you should inform your credit card to investigate further

it will be good that your share which VPN provider you had problem with all
Hi guys.
Got a qns to seek yr advise.
Any time tested vpn company u all experienced personally, in which there is no breaches on the credit card info which they keep for auto renew?

Reason i ask is i suspect my credit card info was compromised over at the vpn company's server. After they auto renewed my subscription, a few days later there was an unauthorised transaction in the states. Prior to this, i did not use my card for about a month. Sometimes it is not the management's fault but their employees are dishonest.

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Old 15-01-2019, 12:59 AM   #2553
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I don't want to get into any legal issue by saying the vpn company as this vpn is quite popular, i read it in pc magazine and that was why i subscribed to it.
Don't believe you can get in legal trouble by mentioning a provider.

So, i am now hoping to get 1st hand experience from u guys with long years with any reliable vpn.
I have tried several providers over the years. Every one of them has their pros and cons, so it's hard to state which one is the best overall.

Nevertheless, right now I'm using Surfshark. It's quality stuff and if you have any questions feel free to ask.
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Old 15-01-2019, 02:18 AM   #2554
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Reason i ask is i suspect my credit card info was compromised over at the vpn company's server. After they auto renewed my subscription, a few days later there was an unauthorised transaction in the states. Prior to this, i did not use my card for about a month.
Would you be so kind sharing the VPN providers name? All no-logs VPNs do have to admit that they need to keep clients information regarding the payment, and if some of them started using this information for shady business it's best knowing sooner than later. For maximum safety try VPNs that accept bitcoins: Surfshark, ExpressVPN, TunnelBear all accept payments in crypto, I think some others do too.
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Old 15-01-2019, 08:20 AM   #2555
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Don't believe you can get in legal trouble by mentioning a provider.

I have tried several providers over the years. Every one of them has their pros and cons, so it's hard to state which one is the best overall.

Nevertheless, right now I'm using Surfshark. It's quality stuff and if you have any questions feel free to ask.
Ok. thanks. will try tis vpn out, bro.
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Old 15-01-2019, 08:51 AM   #2556
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Ok. thanks. will try tis vpn out, bro.
There are a lot of good info in this thread.

A quick summary from what I read. Simplified version.

Top VPN which is almost good for anything: Netflix, China GFW, Privacy, etc
Express VPN

Good VPN which can do most things as well like Netflix and GFW
Nord, Astrill

Best new comer
Surfshark

Netflix good value
Surfshark, Windscribe

China GFW good value
VPN.ac

Privacy and good speed, not that good for Netflix
PIA

Best free VPN
Windscribe 10GB or 50GB offer if you get it

Going into China for geo-blocked content only
Transocks, SpeedIn and China Tunnel VPN

Edit to add: maybe you can at least tell us whether the VPN you buy is one of the above or not.
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Old 15-01-2019, 10:40 AM   #2557
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There are a lot of good info in this thread.

A quick summary from what I read. Simplified version.

Top VPN which is almost good for anything: Netflix, China GFW, Privacy, etc
Express VPN

Good VPN which can do most things as well like Netflix and GFW
Nord, Astrill

Best new comer
Surfshark

Netflix good value
Surfshark, Windscribe

China GFW good value
VPN.ac

Privacy and good speed, not that good for Netflix
PIA

Best free VPN
Windscribe 10GB or 50GB offer if you get it

Going into China for geo-blocked content only
Transocks, SpeedIn and China Tunnel VPN

Edit to add: maybe you can at least tell us whether the VPN you buy is one of the above or not.
thanks for the summary!
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Old 15-01-2019, 01:51 PM   #2558
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thanks for the summary!
Can I say that the VPN you bought is not in the list of VPNs in my simplified summary? Thanks.
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Old 15-01-2019, 05:38 PM   #2559
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Can I say that the VPN you bought is not in the list of VPNs in my simplified summary? Thanks.
Yes, it is not in both list posted by u and urbanbootless.
and Cirevek67 and oric1 . but i have not read the whole thread posts yet.

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Old 15-01-2019, 05:53 PM   #2560
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Yes, it is not in both list posted by u and urbanbootless.
and Cirevek67 and oric1 . but i have not read the whole thread posts yet.
Thanks for the reply.

The thread is very long and it will take time to digest. So take your time.
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Old 15-01-2019, 06:07 PM   #2561
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ExpressVPN for me. try it out bro!
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Old 15-01-2019, 07:41 PM   #2562
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ExpressVPN for me. try it out bro!
Ok. but about a year ago i tried for a month, their download speed stepped down quite a large %.... will test it again tis time with my 5G dualband

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Old 15-01-2019, 09:01 PM   #2563
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Thanks, xiaofan for summarizing our discussion, hopefully, this will help readers choose the provider that suits their needs. Meanwhile, bestVPN released their yearly VPN awards, https://www.bestvpn.com/awards/.

Non-surprisingly ExpressVPN was editors and peoples' choice, NordVPN got best VPN overall, Surfshark is the best newcomer (silently expected that) and AirVPN is awarded for best privacy, but damn is it expensive, you can check their prices here. I checked and deal sites gathered Surfshark coupons that are still active in 2019, so if anyone wanna try out the new best newcomer here's a link to coupon list. Haven't read the document how bestVPN chose the winners but will take a look and post here if there's something interesting.
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Old 16-01-2019, 06:55 AM   #2564
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Speedtest by Ivacy VPN connected to Netflix server. At Fast.com only get 2.3Mbps. Using premium account for Ivacy. Lifetime subscription at GDGT for USD39.99.




Ivacy VPN connected to SG server for normal usage.
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Old 16-01-2019, 07:05 AM   #2565
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NordVpn connected to US server for Netflix streaming. Fast.com test showing 29Mbps.



NordVpn connected to SG server for normal usage.
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