Best VPN provider (In your opinion)? (Strictly no referral allowed)

xiaofan

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u can try 爱加速. its free at the moment. it has plenty of china servers

Thanks. Yes that is another one I want to try.

I have experiences with the following four.
1) Transocks free ads supported
2) SpeedIn free ads supported lines so so but the VIP line seems to be good (free 10 minutes VIP lines when checked in)
3) UfunR, free currently and no ads now
4) SpeedCN
Now I will try a few more.

Right now I am happy with my paid Youku VIP which unblocked most of the contents with a few exceptions. And for my QQ Music and Xiami Music VIP subscription, free Transocks work very well.

In the end I think I will pay one of them during some promotions to have better experiences. Last time SpeedIn got buy one year get one year free promotion. I am paying RMB180 for QQ Music 2 years VIP. I think I am okay to pay a bit more like US$20 per year for these type of VPNs. Right now the price is on the higher side.

BTW, on iOS side I paid for Shadowrocket app since it is one of the best SS client. But the SS providers usually charge higher and are not really meant for the use cases of going into China.
 
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BTW, on iOS side I paid for Shadowrocket app since it is one of the best SS client. But the SS providers usually charge higher and are not really meant for the use cases of going into China.

tat app wasn't 1 of the best. but it's the easiest to setup for beginners.
supports many types of proxy. even the new trojan
but lack of features power-users needs.

providers doesnt charge higher due to which app u using.

yes. they dun usually have tat many china servers for users outside china.
they mainly use their china server to route to target countries for faster speed
my provider has 3 only.

i'm been using surge app for yrs. i think u won't have much problem mastering it. next most popular was Quantumult X it's not the same as Quantumult.
 

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i'm been using surge app for yrs. i think u won't have much problem mastering it. next most popular was Quantumult X it's not the same as Quantumult.

Surge is quite expensive I recall? And how superior it is to ShadowRocket I wonder?

Also 12VPN has their own ShadowScale app with the latest SS V2Ray servers on it.
 

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Holy moley, I didn't know that Merlin supports AiMesh already. Ok, to the other expert bros out there like charlie_zhan, should I flash my AC5300 and AC68U to Merlin? Currently I'm on stock Asus firmware with AC5300 as router and AC68U as node. I'm guessing bodohboy used Merlin because he can set split tunneling and so only the Nvidia Shield is on the US VPN, correct? Can teach me how to do this setup?

I flashed Merlin but I am running a Dual Router Setup (Primary Router and VPN Router). My purpose is to only access Geo-blocked content. Anyways, I have already replied to your PM with more information.
 

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For a limited time you can get a 20 months of Windscribe Pro for $20! After your Pro account subscription ends, you just go back to having your old Big Gig plan!

https://windscribe.com

Alternatively, StackSocial has 3-Year Subscription of Windscribe VPN Pro on sale for $36

Sent from Samsung SM-N975F using GAGT

can send pm?
 

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u can try 爱加速. its free at the moment. it has plenty of china servers

Is that an app or can be installed on windows program? DO you have the link? i tried googling but came up with multiple links all say 爱加速
 

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Is that an app or can be installed on windows program? DO you have the link? i tried googling but came up with multiple links all say 爱加速

Official website
https://www.17ajs.com/

But I have not tried it yet. Windows, Mac, iOS and Android are said to be supported.

On Android it seems to me that you need an China phone number to get the SMS code for registration. I do have one number but I do not want to try now.
 
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No need pm for any codes, it's outright US$1/m from their website.

Sent from Samsung SM-N975F using GAGT

Oh. That's 1 server per month. I thought can have choices of servers.
Basically MY/US/CN/Jap/Kor. But if I select 5, become 5usd monthly already.

Tested one of the VPN. Speedtest shows only 200Mbps DL 500Mbps UL.
Usual is 870Mbps DL 780Mbps UL.
Is there any VPN that doesn't drop your speedtest result by a lot?
Like I would want to maintain >700Mbps DL and > 500Mbps UL.
 
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download on playstore or 91ajs.net

I downloaded from the Play store and you are right the website mentioned in Google Play Store is 91ajs.com.

But then 17ajs.com seems to be from the same company.
https://www.17ajs.com/
Copyright © 2019 91ajs.com All Rights Reserved. | 浙ICP备19045338号-2

https://www.91ajs.com/
Copyright © 2019 91ajs.com All Rights Reserved. | 浙ICP备19045338号-2
 
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I downloaded from the Play store and you are right the website mentioned in Google Play Store is 91ajs.com.

But then 17ajs.com seems to be from the same company.
https://www.17ajs.com/
Copyright © 2019 91ajs.com All Rights Reserved. | 浙ICP备19045338号-2

https://www.91ajs.com/
Copyright © 2019 91ajs.com All Rights Reserved. | 浙ICP备19045338号-2

thankS xiaofan!
 

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I changed my SIM card to another singtel card, I noticed Expressvpn also has problem connecting when I turned on wifi, but connected easily when I turn on roaming

If you are in China that means your ExpressVPN configuration is not working for bypassing GFW. When on Data Roaming, GFW will not block you and that is why Data Roaming is a good option for short term trip to China to access WhatsApp and Facebook, Google apps, etc.

If not where are you now?
 

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If you are in China that means your ExpressVPN configuration is not working for bypassing GFW. When on Data Roaming, GFW will not block you and that is why Data Roaming is a good option for short term trip to China to access WhatsApp and Facebook, Google apps, etc.

If not where are you now?

Yes, I’m in china, on my first Sim card, I turned on wifi, and tried to connect to expressvpn, I noticed it will turn to 4G first while trying to connect to expressvpn, and it will turned into wifi after expressvpn is connected.

That is how I was misled that I was actually on wifi + expressvpn lol and happily watched YouTube and Facebook on “wifi” despite disabling mobile data for it
 

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Surge is quite expensive I recall? And how superior it is to ShadowRocket I wonder?

Also 12VPN has their own ShadowScale app with the latest SS V2Ray servers on it.

can capture http
auto test server
scripting
mitm
can custom subscribe servers
got group policy function
 

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For those who are interested in setting up VPN/SS/V2Ray/Wireguard/Trojan/etc on VPS.

Google Cloud Free Trial can be a good start, US$300 free credit for one year
https://cloud.google.com/free/

Shadowsocks setup
https://github.com/shadowsocks/shadowsocks/blob/master/README.md

V2Ray setup
https://www.v2ray.com/en/welcome/install.html

Trojan
https://github.com/trojan-gfw/trojan/blob/master/README.md

Wireguard
https://www.wireguard.com/quickstart/

Pi-Hole PiVPN
https://github.com/rajannpatel/Pi-H...-Full-Tunnel-and-Split-Tunnel-OpenVPN-Configs


To be updated. Just start to learn myself.
 
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For info I am able to set up two instances of server, one Singapore server with plain V2Ray (pretty fast, low ping), the other US LA server with plain SS (not fast, high ping), within a couple of hours of learning.

Tested with my Huawei P20 with different clients (V2RayNG, Kitsueibi for both, Shadowsocks official Androud client, BifrostV for SS only) and iPhone 6S with Shadowrocket.

But then probably these plain SS/V2Ray servers are not good for bypassing GFW, they are adding different stuff on top of SS and V2Ray to bypass the better and better GFW.

And BTW, this will not help you for Netflix since the US$300 free credit will not last long.
 
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For those who are interested in Astrill, they are offering free VPN for Android. Tested a few servers and the speed is pretty good.

https://www.astrill.com/free-android-vpn

Astrill Free Android plan
1 device only
Android only
No protocol selection
Limited servers count (actually pretty good)

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AU Sydney
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UK London
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