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Old 02-04-2019, 08:26 PM   #2731
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best value for money

I know there's people who don't like NordVPN for their marketing tactics or some other stuff, but what I found after testing many (and I mean more than 5) providers is that NordVPN actually is the best value for money.

They tick most of the boxes while being considerably cheap (plenty of coupons going around). I'm not saying everyone should be buying it, there are different providers for different users/purpose/etc. but if you're not particularly techy person who just wants some security or to bypass geo blocks then it's the best and easiest option.
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Old 02-04-2019, 10:22 PM   #2732
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I dont like Nord because it is slow. Less than 100Mbps on average for me. If you ok with the speed, is actually not too bad
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Old 02-04-2019, 10:57 PM   #2733
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How is NordVPN? Thinking of subscribing it.
Price: 3 year plan is USD2.99 per month, so it is relatively cheaper than most VPNs. Risk is, will they still be here after 3 years? Also after subscribed, remember to turn off auto-renewal.

Speed: Ok for webpages, like surfing forums or even playing games. But occasionally getting longer page load times. Pretty shitty speeds for larger downloads though e.g. I update Play Store apps on 4G with VPN and it was slower by 10 times than no VPN. Downloading 70MB makes a whole lot of difference.

Privacy: I guess standard, not much to worry. Went to some check IP sites after connecting to different country servers, gave me different IPs each time.

Ease of use: 6 devices simultaneously, haven't had the chance to test 7 devices lol. For me works fine for PC, Android phone, iPad so far.

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Old 02-04-2019, 10:59 PM   #2734
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Not just Nord...Windscribe also... their servers using UK Web.Solutions Direct seems to be having speed issue... I change server and speed is ok...
OK I see. Then I don't try Windscribe.

Thinking of trying ExpressVPN cos they also have 30-day money back guarantee.
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Old 02-04-2019, 11:15 PM   #2735
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OK I see. Then I don't try Windscribe.

Thinking of trying ExpressVPN cos they also have 30-day money back guarantee.
Express VPN is the best VPN or at least the most well known VPN from what I gathered. But it is in general more expensive than others. Chances are that you will like it in the trial and then pay for it. Maybe you can try cheaper options first before going to ExpressVPN.

NordVPN is actually one of the best value in the VPN world if you consider only established vendors and not new comers like Surfshark.

No one really needs 100Mbps unless you are doing torrent of piracy video which is not really the right thing to do anyway.

The following is only for reference but you can see NordVPN to be an a popular choice for different categories.
https://www.bestvpn.com/awards/

Disclaim: I am not an NordVPN user. Not even a paid VPN user now, only use Windscribe free 10GB Plan occasionally for public wifi, Transocks ads supported version occasionally for China Geo-blocked content, and then use Shadowsocks provider inside China occasionally. So far not feeling the need to pay anything yet. If I need an VPN, most likely it will be NordVPN or VPN.ac because of China visit. And probably SpeedIn for China Geo blocked content if I am bored with Youku VIP.

So take my input with a grain of salt...

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Old 02-04-2019, 11:18 PM   #2736
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My Astrill subscription is ending soon.

I am looking for someone to share this account. We can share the cost.

I am just using it for climbing and single use only.

Please PM me.
Share of Netflix I can understand. Share of VPN with strangers? I do not understand. You really have no idea what the other party is doing.
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Old 03-04-2019, 12:18 AM   #2737
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Thank you for your time to reply. Will certainly consider NordVPN. It is the one time payment for 3yrs that puts me off. Perhaps I should just bite the bullet and subscribe to it.

Price: 3 year plan is USD2.99 per month, so it is relatively cheaper than most VPNs. Risk is, will they still be here after 3 years? Also after subscribed, remember to turn off auto-renewal.

Speed: Ok for webpages, like surfing forums or even playing games. But occasionally getting longer page load times. Pretty shitty speeds for larger downloads though e.g. I update Play Store apps on 4G with VPN and it was slower by 10 times than no VPN. Downloading 70MB makes a whole lot of difference.

Privacy: I guess standard, not much to worry. Went to some check IP sites after connecting to different country servers, gave me different IPs each time.

Ease of use: 6 devices simultaneously, haven't had the chance to test 7 devices lol. For me works fine for PC, Android phone, iPad so far.
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Old 03-04-2019, 10:59 PM   #2738
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3 year subscription for nordvpn @ $2.99/mth is maybe cheaper only compared to astrill and Expressvpn? lol..

I paid for 3 years PIA VPN @ $2.15/mth (5 devices) and
3 years windscribe @ $0.80/mth (unlimited devices).

both add together still cheaper than nordvpn.

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Old 03-04-2019, 11:29 PM   #2739
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3 year subscription for nordvpn @ $2.99/mth is maybe cheaper only compared to astrill and Expressvpn? lol..

I paid for 3 years PIA VPN @ $2.15/mth (5 devices) and
3 years windscribe @ $0.80/mth (unlimited devices).

both add together still cheaper than nordvpn.

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Mostly use VPN for Netflix so windscribe is goot enuff for me

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Old 04-04-2019, 12:16 AM   #2740
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Share of Netflix I can understand. Share of VPN with strangers? I do not understand. You really have no idea what the other party is doing.
Yeah agreed on this one, it was strange Surfshark offers support for unlimited devices so I took a look at their TOS it states

"Although one of the core premises of Surfshark is an unlimited number of simultaneous connections, there might be some users who exploit it, and this might have an adverse effect on the quality of our Services as well as usage experience for the rest of our users."

SO basically you share account at your own risk, I imagine other VPNs have similar policies. And to be honest, you buy a VPN (unless it's just for geo-blocks) to maximize your anonymity online so sharing your account kind of defeats the purpose IMHO. I'd say very close friends and family are ok.
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Old 04-04-2019, 01:41 PM   #2741
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3 year subscription for nordvpn @ $2.99/mth is maybe cheaper only compared to astrill and Expressvpn? lol..

I paid for 3 years PIA VPN @ $2.15/mth (5 devices) and
3 years windscribe @ $0.80/mth (unlimited devices).

both add together still cheaper than nordvpn.

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Good deals you got there, are those still available now? On the lookout for the best deals within these 30 days haha.

Right now the prices I'm seeing are:

PIA 2 year $3.49/mth
Windscribe 1 year $4.07/mth
Astrill 1 year $8.33/mth
ExpressVPN 1 year $8.32/mth
NordVPN 3 year $2.99/mth
TorGuard 1 year $5.00/mth
IPVanish 1 year $6.49/mth
SurfShark 2 year $1.99/mth
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Old 04-04-2019, 02:24 PM   #2742
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Good deals you got there, are those still available now? On the lookout for the best deals within these 30 days haha.

Right now the prices I'm seeing are:

PIA 2 year $3.49/mth
Windscribe 1 year $4.07/mth
Astrill 1 year $8.33/mth
ExpressVPN 1 year $8.32/mth
NordVPN 3 year $2.99/mth
TorGuard 1 year $5.00/mth
IPVanish 1 year $6.49/mth
SurfShark 2 year $1.99/mth
they were available during the last BFCM sales on stacksocial.. regret didn't get lifetime windscribe because windscribe has decided to withdraw the lifetime subscription indefinitely..

I've tried nordvpn and expressvpn before but requested for refund during the money back guarantee period as the speed really is cmi compared to PIA.

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Old 04-04-2019, 03:32 PM   #2743
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Hi think of watching some China drama but need vpn any intro ?
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Old 04-04-2019, 03:38 PM   #2744
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Hi think of watching some China drama but need vpn any intro ?
Try Transocks 穿梭Ads supported version first. If you are happy, you can pay to remove the ads or pay for the pro version.

The other choice is SpeedIn 快帆.

Or you can pay for Youku/酷喵影视 VIP to have access to Youku content without using any VPN. I myself choose this option now.

More info here, for iOS and Android.
https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/i...s-5929935.html

Of course there are free apps out there as well without VPN, you have to Google.

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Old 04-04-2019, 08:56 PM   #2745
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they were available during the last BFCM sales on stacksocial.. regret didn't get lifetime windscribe because windscribe has decided to withdraw the lifetime subscription indefinitely..

I've tried nordvpn and expressvpn before but requested for refund during the money back guarantee period as the speed really is cmi compared to PIA.

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NordVPN speed CMI for me on Android phone

ExpressVPN speed is good, but relatively much higher price
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