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Old 05-01-2020, 08:02 AM   #3781
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1) Aliyun is not cheap
2) China bandwith is at least 10x international rate.
3) cheap China bandwith = lousy speed and latency
4) you can not surf facebook if vps is hosted in China unless you relay the connection out.
5) try Hongkong server
Thanks for the insights.
4 is not a problem. 1,2,3 are the real problems.

HK server does not seem to help in terms of unblocking China contents.

For now I am happy with free Transocks, SpeedCN and 爱加速, with FlyVPN, SpeedIn and SpeedIn as backup. They are good at 720p and I feel 720p is good enough on my P20 FHD phone or my 24inch FHD LCD monitor.

For 1080p sometimes the above solution will struggle a bit. I do not have 4k display now so the goal is to have smooth 1080p.
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Old 05-01-2020, 10:59 AM   #3782
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I tried one SS Japanese server and it still failed.

I will probably try a few other free SS severs to see if really SS is effective or not to unblock abema.tv.

It is said that data centre IP addresses will be blocked whereas residential IP address will work. In that case, SS will not help.

For SingTel TV Go and Toggle, I tried V2Ray and SS severs in China and none of them works. Probably it is the same, data centre IP addresses are blocked. So the solution is probably setting up a VPN server at home.
abema.tv is working on windflix japan tho
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Old 05-01-2020, 11:26 AM   #3783
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abema.tv is working on windflix japan tho
It isn't. I have a windscribe sub and abema definitely isn't working

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Old 05-01-2020, 11:49 AM   #3784
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It isn't. I have a windscribe sub and abema definitely isn't working

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https://www.reddit.com/r/JTV/comment...pn_that_works/

It is said that Japanese residential VPN by NetflixVPN works with abema.tv.
https://www.netflixvpn.com/article/J...esidential_VPN

And then abema.tv is now available outside of Japan, so probably more chances to get it working.

https://www.reddit.com/r/LearnJapane...outside_japan/

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Old 06-01-2020, 09:34 PM   #3785
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@pathfinder had dropped u a PM.
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Old 07-01-2020, 10:22 AM   #3786
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It isn't. I have a windscribe sub and abema definitely isn't working

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working fine with the chrome extension. am on a pro lifetime sub




actually i think some of the free japan servers on vpngate will work too
maybe someone cld try
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Old 07-01-2020, 01:01 PM   #3787
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working fine with the chrome extension. am on a pro lifetime sub

actually i think some of the free japan servers on vpngate will work too
maybe someone cld try
Yes that is correct. Just tried two Japan servers from vpngate, one does not work and one works with abema.tv.

Tested on my Huawei P20 Android phone and the Abema app from Google Play Store. Without VPN only world news is available. With VPN, I randomly tested a few channels including the live sports tennis match and all are working.

Unfortunately I only learned one year of Japanese and forgot 90% of what I have learned ...

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Old 07-01-2020, 01:39 PM   #3788
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coz i think some vpngate servers are run home residentials
thats why it would work lol
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Old 07-01-2020, 09:21 PM   #3789
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working fine with the chrome extension. am on a pro lifetime sub




actually i think some of the free japan servers on vpngate will work too
maybe someone cld try
Surprisingly, it works with the Android TV os but not with phone/tablet

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Old 09-01-2020, 12:30 PM   #3790
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Any VPN promo, can drop me a PM? Thanks.
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Old 09-01-2020, 01:32 PM   #3791
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https://torrentfreak.com/nfl-targets...eaming-200104/

Interesting news.
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Old 09-01-2020, 01:56 PM   #3792
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If cost is not a factor
Wats the best speed vpn avail?
US only
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Old 09-01-2020, 06:58 PM   #3793
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If cost is not a factor
Wats the best speed vpn avail?
US only
In that case, set up your own VPN server by renting a server in a top notch data center in a US location say LA or New York.

But if you are looking at existing VPN vendors, I guess it will depends on location but you can look at vendors like ExpressVPN, Astrill and Speedify as a start.

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Old 09-01-2020, 09:28 PM   #3794
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I got a Huawei M5 Lite China version without Google Play Services (mainly used for Chinese apps so no intention to install Google Play Services). Then I tried a few VPN or SS/V2Ray client, only purevpn (which I paid for) needs Google Play Services to run.

No issues with free version of Astrill, Windscribe and Speedify. Tunesafe also works.

SS, SSRR, V2Ray NG, Outline and OpenVPN connect client apps are also working well.

Going into China VPNs like Transocks, SpeedIn, SpeedCN, AJS爱加速 and UfunR are also working.
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Old 10-01-2020, 08:49 AM   #3795
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For references only. There are many ranking sites so take the ranking with a grain of salt.

https://vpnpro.com/blog/best-vpn-awa...alue-for-money

Best value for money: Surfshark
Runner up: Ivacy

Express VPN, Nord VPN, Windscribe, Mullvad, Air VPN are some of the winners and runner ups for the other categories.

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