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Old 28-07-2014, 01:18 PM   #631
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I have tested AirVPN which is EU based VPN. You can write to them for free trial and they will give you 3 days voucher. They have some EU/US servers with 200ms latency (from VQ). Their Mac app is fairly new so it is not great, but it shows latency to all servers straight away which is a bonus. It also shows load on each server, so you can see which server is heavily infested with users. Speeds are not that great, nothing comparable to Astrill.

On their SG servers (which are 100Mbit only vs Astrill's 1Gbit) I was able to get around 80Mbps. On HK servers which is 1Gbit I was able to get 140Mbps. One feature I particularly was surprised and liked about AirVPN is "Geolocation routing". It means GEO restricted websites like Hulu (it works) and Netflix work on all servers (even SG, HK etc). The only "issue" is that they don't perform geolocation routing for servers in countries that have Netflix already, so on NL, UK servers you won't be able to get US Netflix.

They don't have their mobile app, so you have to rely on manual configuration.
Their support is very responsive and active on their community forum.
I think it is pretty interesting backup for Astrill.

I wonder which other VPNs have a similar "Geolocation routing" approach?
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Old 28-07-2014, 05:14 PM   #632
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No china server yet.

I have tested AirVPN which is EU based VPN. You can write to them for free trial and they will give you 3 days voucher. They have some EU/US servers with 200ms latency (from VQ). Their Mac app is fairly new so it is not great, but it shows latency to all servers straight away which is a bonus. It also shows load on each server, so you can see which server is heavily infested with users. Speeds are not that great, nothing comparable to Astrill.

On their SG servers (which are 100Mbit only vs Astrill's 1Gbit) I was able to get around 80Mbps. On HK servers which is 1Gbit I was able to get 140Mbps. One feature I particularly was surprised and liked about AirVPN is "Geolocation routing". It means GEO restricted websites like Hulu (it works) and Netflix work on all servers (even SG, HK etc). The only "issue" is that they don't perform geolocation routing for servers in countries that have Netflix already, so on NL, UK servers you won't be able to get US Netflix.

They don't have their mobile app, so you have to rely on manual configuration.
Their support is very responsive and active on their community forum.
I think it is pretty interesting backup for Astrill.

I wonder which other VPNs have a similar "Geolocation routing" approach?
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Old 29-07-2014, 03:40 PM   #633
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Wah where
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Here is the link for US$7 Cyberghost 12 months for 5 devices. Just keep in mind the limited amount of servers / countries (USA, DE, RO, CH, CZ).

Anyway their pricing structure and all sort of strange deals is already putting me off. For instance the Snowden special edition has access to different amount of servers in 5 countries (104 servers) than the US$7 limited edition mentioned above (144 servers) in the same 5 countries! While standard full subscription gives you the access to 188 servers in those 5 countries. They don't publish these facts anywhere, so most people think they got a good deal while best servers are only accessible with standard subscriptions...

Lack of transparency, complicated special editions offer. No go for me.

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Old 29-07-2014, 09:51 PM   #634
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Here is the link for US$7 Cyberghost 12 months for 5 devices. Just keep in mind the limited amount of servers / countries (USA, DE, RO, CH, CZ).

Anyway their pricing structure and all sort of strange deals is already putting me off. For instance the Snowden special edition has access to different amount of servers in 5 countries (104 servers) than the US$7 limited edition mentioned above (144 servers) in the same 5 countries! While standard full subscription gives you the access to 188 servers in those 5 countries. They don't publish these facts anywhere, so most people think they got a good deal while best servers are only accessible with standard subscriptions...

Lack of transparency, complicated special editions offer. No go for me.
Some of their offers are actually pretty good. I do agree that it is annoying that we have to do proper research before signing up though..

I got mine CG subscription @ S$40+ for 2 years.
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Old 30-07-2014, 12:25 AM   #635
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So.. Can anyone recommend a decent VPN that hopefully has a server situated in SG that is good for torrenting? I have tried PIA and it's unbearably slow.. Already trying to get my refund.

Can't be too expensive, maybe $40 for a year or something.
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Old 30-07-2014, 12:37 AM   #636
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So.. Can anyone recommend a decent VPN that hopefully has a server situated in SG that is good for torrenting? I have tried PIA and it's unbearably slow.. Already trying to get my refund.

Can't be too expensive, maybe $40 for a year or something.
Maybe give AirVPN a try? Ask them for free trial via contact form. They allow torrenting AFAIK and they have SG & HK servers.
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Old 30-07-2014, 03:09 AM   #637
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Anyone tried ironsocket.com?
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Old 30-07-2014, 08:22 AM   #638
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Can't believe some people have so much time in their hands to bother with an in-depth price / server comparison but not willing to part with a mere US$7 (for an annual subscription).

Anyways, just to set the facts right, the CyberGhost US$7 package does allow one to connect to any of their servers, not just the ones in USA, DE, RO, CH, CZ.

I've my router connected (24/7) to their US, UK and SG servers for Failover PBR and they have been working great.
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Old 30-07-2014, 12:03 PM   #639
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Can't believe some people have so much time in their hands to bother with an in-depth price / server comparison but not willing to part with a mere US$7 (for an annual subscription).

Anyways, just to set the facts right, the CyberGhost US$7 package does allow one to connect to any of their servers, not just the ones in USA, DE, RO, CH, CZ.

I've my router connected (24/7) to their US, UK and SG servers for Failover PBR and they have been working great.
I have Astrill and I just don't want a junk VPN oversold by a company with with aggressive promotions, pricing and unclear purchase conditions. I can pay US$100 / year for good Astrill backup alternative. Good companies do not need to fight for customers with such aggressive promos.
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Old 30-07-2014, 12:14 PM   #640
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I have Astrill and I just don't want a junk VPN oversold by a company with with aggressive promotions, pricing and unclear purchase conditions. I can pay US$100 / year for good Astrill backup alternative. Good companies do not need to fight for customers with such aggressive promos.
I was skeptical too but in this CyberGhost case, I can attest that cheap does not equal to bad.

For only US$7 per annum which is a fraction of what every other VPN provider charge, I personally feel that it's a non-risk. That's like a meal at the CBD food court nowadays ...
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Old 30-07-2014, 01:24 PM   #641
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wah 7 dollar even cheaper than my torguard promotion rate. good for 4 years .
right now. didnt even use my torguard. dunno can refund or not. astrill been rock solid for me.
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Old 31-07-2014, 05:41 PM   #642
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Hi, noob new...am thinking of getting a VPN service. Like to ask if you use a VPN service, what happen to your ip address? When you connect to a service, is it showing the ip address provide by Singtel, M1, Starhub or VQ? or it showing a static ip address of the VPN server? Will it lead to your account be blocked if you appear to be accessing the service from different countries where the VPN server is located?

Please kindly enlighten. Thank you.
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Old 31-07-2014, 09:12 PM   #643
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Hi, noob new...am thinking of getting a VPN service. Like to ask if you use a VPN service, what happen to your ip address? When you connect to a service, is it showing the ip address provide by Singtel, M1, Starhub or VQ? or it showing a static ip address of the VPN server? Will it lead to your account be blocked if you appear to be accessing the service from different countries where the VPN server is located?

Please kindly enlighten. Thank you.
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Old 08-08-2014, 05:51 PM   #644
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Is this company vpntraffic .com legit at all?

Their trial cost $1.99 and i asked if i decide to keep the vpn after the trial, can i get a rebate. They said no. I then asked if the servers are slow or not working, can i request a refund. Their reply was along the line of "its not our fault if the servers are slow".

LOL they certainly don't sound like they need new customers. Anyone here use them?
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Old 08-08-2014, 09:45 PM   #645
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I would also add HMA, ExpressvPN and Iron Socket for China VPN services source: China VPN-Get a China VPN in 2014 to Bypass Chinese Firewall
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