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ced2718
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Hi,

I was wondering if someone uses a VPN when traveling and if so, which one you think is the best. I'm currently using PureVPN and I am quite happy about it, but it doesn't seem to be working on my mac and the Belgian server (the one I need the most) is quite awful. I had a look at ExpressVPN but it seemed quite expensive... Do you have any other suggestion?

Thanks!

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Posted : February 10, 2017 8:44 pm
TAHKUCT
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I have been using PIA VPN for about two years. Very satisfied. Works on all platforms and you can have up to 5 devices active at the same time. Many servers to choose from throughout the world.

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Posted : February 10, 2017 11:48 pm
ced2718
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Thanks for the tip! However it seems that they don't have any server in Belgium, which is the most important country for me. Does anyone has had any experience with NordVPN?

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Posted : February 11, 2017 7:29 am
TAHKUCT
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Then, I guess PIA VPN isn't for you

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Posted : February 11, 2017 10:39 am
theblakefish
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I use VyprVPN and it works great. No throttling of speeds and bypasses many gov't firewalls overseas

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Posted : February 11, 2017 12:07 pm
ced2718
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Seems nice! Do you know if it offer a way to bypass Netflix VPN restriction as well?

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Posted : February 11, 2017 12:11 pm
Geo
 Geo
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I use HideMyAss and it worked better than others when I did my free trials. It has multiple Belgian locations.

As for Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, they are pretty much on top of the VPN issue... Unfortunately.

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Posted : February 11, 2017 12:42 pm
ced2718
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That's what I figured... PureVPN claims that have some special servers allowing you to get a connection to Netflix, but it never seems to be working. I also tried HideMyAss a while ago and I wasn't convinced by the servers, they seemed kind of slow. Maybe that changed, I might give it another try.

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Posted : February 11, 2017 1:04 pm
Tamino
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I have tried PureVPN and found them to be an absolute waste of money. I presently use unlocator.com which seems to work well with Hulu, Amazon, CNNGo and other paid subscriptions but I have not tried it recently with Netflix. Unlocator only charged me $38 per year for DNS masking which I consider very inexpensive. This is not their VPN service as VPN solutions can absorb bandwidth.

There is a new product that claims to be able to bypass all of Netflix´s attempts to restrict access. It´s called Turbobeacon (turbobeacon.com) but I have not yet verified this claim.

Another company getflix.com.au claims their service can bypass Netflix blocks.

These companies typically tell you how to configure your router using their DNS servers so it shouldn´t make any difference from where you connect.

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Posted : February 12, 2017 11:58 am
Laptop Nomad
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I use express VPN. I like that it lets you put your phone and tablet as well as your computer for no extra charge. I have no problems with Netflix or Hulu on this VPN.

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Posted : February 12, 2017 3:24 pm
ced2718
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Really? I found ExpressVPN to be expansive but if it includes netflix, then it's worth it for me. I will give them a try for a month I think. Thanks!

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Posted : February 12, 2017 3:55 pm
tom911
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I've been using ExpressVPN since the first of the year to access my home DVR so I can watch recorded news programs each day, as well as download entertainment for when I'm on train/plane, and have been happy so far. I'm accessing U.S. servers from Germany, Austria and Prague so far without any issues. Forget to activate the VPN on startup and my cable provider blocks me from downloading/viewing, though it will let me delete content that's out of date.

I did run some tests from home with Netflix and it recognized I wasn't properly logging in and blocked me (might have been an error referring to proxy settings). That was using U.S. servers while in the U.S. I just downloaded a bunch of content before leaving home and haven't tried to access them outside the U.S. as I have more content now than I could possibly watch.

I'm using it on a Samsung tablet and a Samsung phone.

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Posted : February 13, 2017 6:51 pm
Tmac100
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I use Witopia, and have for years. Sure, I pay yearly, but I use it on 3 different computers in 2 different countries and it works wekk - on PC laptops as that is my machine type. No idea about androids etc...

I also have excellent customer service from them.

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Posted : February 15, 2017 10:14 am
tuke
 tuke
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Just a suggestion: Review the ownership of the VPN. Some are sketchy.

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Posted : February 15, 2017 10:40 am
maralefu_mileage
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I have been using Strongvpn, which has been very good for earning miles in several US sites for completing surveys, however in the last few weeks some sites such as opinionmilesclub are preventing the usage of VPNs, unfortunately

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Posted : February 15, 2017 12:02 pm
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