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

darkmatt

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Honestly Nord is good. Surfshark too heavily reliant on influencers to push..
 

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How the cash back work? Does it mean I can get back 80% for the 24mth $99, so can get cash back $79.20?
Yes. The total amount paid is slightly more than the discount as I not not sure how exactly do they calculate. However, the savings is definitely worth it. I think I paid less than $30SGD for 2 years.
 

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Is Express VPN recommended over Nord? Priority is connection stability and Netflix.
 

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Is Express VPN recommended over Nord? Priority is connection stability and Netflix.
most of the time it is ranked number 1 among online reviews but can be expensive. cheapest i can find is 63.95 USD for 15 months.
 

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currently it's possible to get free VPN (Private Internet Access). pm me for more info
 

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My surfshark account is expiring and too costly to renew. Any good (and cheap) recommendation for a VPN that can get me a Chinese IP? TIA
 

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My surfshark account is expiring and too costly to renew. Any good (and cheap) recommendation for a VPN that can get me a Chinese IP? TIA

If you want to get China IP, there are very few options. Transocks (穿梭) and AJS (爱加速) are the leading solutions, along with apps like SpeedIn, SpeedCN. Normal VPN solutions like ExpressVPN, NordVPN and Surfshark will not work. Some VPNs may claim they will work in the past like purevpn and ivacy but actually they do not work. The Going-into-China VPN apps need to be authorized by the Chinese Authority.

I am paying for AJS myself, RMB198 per year for single user.

Transocks VIP is about S$60.98 per year for three concurrent connections.
 
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Was looking for a reliable VPN for Tencent Video. Most cannot work including Transock (trial), AJS (unable to sign up on email), NordVPN (paid), 穿梭回国 (trial), 及速穿梭 (trial). Then I came across Malus VPN. Top notch is all I can say. Even free version was able to stream 1080P. I immediately sign up 3 yrs via Paypal for $138. Hope it can last. :cool:

 

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Was looking for a reliable VPN for Tencent Video. Most cannot work including Transock (trial), AJS (unable to sign up on email), NordVPN (paid), 穿梭回国 (trial), 及速穿梭 (trial). Then I came across Malus VPN. Top notch is all I can say. Even free version was able to stream 1080P. I immediately sign up 3 yrs via Paypal for $138. Hope it can last. :cool:


You need VPN to watch shows on Tencent Video? I have been using Tencent Video (VIP account) on both my Android TV box and both my iOS and Android phones but I never had to leverage on VPN to access the content.

On the other hand, my iQiyi 爱奇艺 will require VPN (using AJS and ExpressVPN) else some shows will show geo restriction.
 

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You need VPN to watch shows on Tencent Video? I have been using Tencent Video (VIP account) on both my Android TV box and both my iOS and Android phones but I never had to leverage on VPN to access the content.
On the other hand, my iQiyi 爱奇艺 will require VPN (using AJS and ExpressVPN) else some shows will show geo restriction.

Once you pay for VIP, you do not need to use VPN for many contents for Tencent Video, Youku and QQ Music. But there are still contents which may still need China VPN like AJS.

I have paid AJS even though I have paid VIP for Tencent Video and QQ Music.

As for going into China VPN, AJS, Transocks, Malus, SpeedCN and SpeedIn are some of the more popular solutions.
 

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You need VPN to watch shows on Tencent Video? I have been using Tencent Video (VIP account) on both my Android TV box and both my iOS and Android phones but I never had to leverage on VPN to access the content.

On the other hand, my iQiyi 爱奇艺 will require VPN (using AJS and ExpressVPN) else some shows will show geo restriction.
I signed up 1 year VIP on Tencent Video. A lot of dramas still unable to watch, at least 80% of the China ones. Once I use Malus, no more block.
 

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I signed up 1 year VIP on Tencent Video. A lot of dramas still unable to watch, at least 80% of the China ones. Once I use Malus, no more block.

That's interesting to know.

Mobile? iOS or Android ? Also when you mention you aren't able to watch, does it give you the geo block error or just doesn't load?

I am guessing it may be more of a connection than geo block restrictions. Nevertheless, vpn (回国路线 ones) does help to remove all restrictions.
 

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That's interesting to know.

Mobile? iOS or Android ? Also when you mention you aren't able to watch, does it give you the geo block error or just doesn't load?

I am guessing it may be more of a connection than geo block restrictions. Nevertheless, vpn (回国路线 ones) does help to remove all restrictions.
Mac, iOS and Android all same cannot load, just give error. Now I can access all with Malus.
 

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yeah, i bought the Malus subscription as well, mostly for QQ music which my wife is using. All of the above VPNs mentioned I have tried and refunded because they wont work with QQ Music. So far only Malus is working nicely, but too bad on the limit of devices (need to buy additional device license), else I will have it on my media boxes as well.
 

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AJS works very well with QQ Music VIP. I am using it with QQ Music VIP, Tencent Video VIP and Youku Video VIP.

It only includes one connection license by default (RMB 198 for 12 months) so the price is not cheap if you need multiple connection at the same time.
 

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Resubbed to TorGuard VPN for 2 years. Was using it for 2 years before switching to SurfShark (2 years with cashback on TopCashBack).
 

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Resubbed to TorGuard VPN for 2 years. Was using it for 2 years before switching to SurfShark (2 years with cashback on TopCashBack).
Yes .. its 65% cashback on SG$80.98 for 25 months ... so SG$28 for 25 months! Not bad.
 
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