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What is the best VPN at the best price?

What is the best VPN at the best price?

Postby ecbritz » Sun Jul 11, 2010 7:36 pm

Could someone advise me on the VPN with best results in Shanghai, also the best value for money?
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Re: What is the best VPN at the best price?

Postby ayall » Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:17 am

i want to know too...

i hear you can buy some which are about $60/year which are pretty good...
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Re: What is the best VPN at the best price?

Postby skyline5k » Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:55 am

http://www.witopia.net is the $60/year one. This has been discussed so often, I'd really like to suggest to the mods to combine and STICKY these threads. It would help make things easier for people to find this information.
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Re: What is the best VPN at the best price?

Postby Michael » Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:44 am

Witopia has a couple choices. The 59 per year install for Windows does the best for connecting well (use the TCP connection options and config your DNS settings ). For $10 more, you get that plus the VPN login ( works with smartphones ). Both have been useful to me.
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Re: What is the best VPN at the best price?

Postby Andreas » Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:12 am

I have been using Witopia for a year now, and I am very happy with it. Use it both on my PC's and my iPhone.
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Re: What is the best VPN at the best price?

Postby NoChinaForOldChang » Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:51 am

how about the best free vpn? googling them is like fishing in a sea of mud when you consider the crippling speed of chinese internet. wouldn't a vpn make that even worse i wonder...
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Re: What is the best VPN at the best price?

Postby hillerm » Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:05 pm

What about StrongVPN? Has anyone tried that?
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Re: What is the best VPN at the best price?

Postby domingoes » Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:20 pm

hillerm wrote:What about StrongVPN? Has anyone tried that?


Excellent. I switched from Witopia to StrongVPN about 3 months ago. I used witopia for nearly 1 year. Sometimes the speeds were good, other times it was quite slow, unresponsive customer service, etc.

StrongVPN has hundreds of servers and has been exceptionally fast for 3 months. Customer service is online 24/7 and I have never had to wait longer than 1 minute for a chat. I use it for my phone, my work computer and my home computer (2 accounts).
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Re: What is the best VPN at the best price?

Postby hillerm » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:20 pm

Can anyone else comment on StrongVPN? I've read a few reviews and am seriously considering taking it over Witopia.
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Re: What is the best VPN at the best price?

Postby MoonOverMiami » Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:32 pm

domingoes wrote:
hillerm wrote:What about StrongVPN? Has anyone tried that?


Excellent. I switched from Witopia to StrongVPN about 3 months ago. I used witopia for nearly 1 year. Sometimes the speeds were good, other times it was quite slow, unresponsive customer service, etc.


Really, I've had nothing but good and quick customer service from WiTopia.

Just renewed with WiTopia and before they only had 4-5 link up options. Now they have 41 configurations from 23 different cities around the world...including several 128 bit and 256 bit encryption options.
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Re: What is the best VPN at the best price?

Postby Andreas » Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:06 pm

MoonOverMiami wrote:
domingoes wrote:
hillerm wrote:What about StrongVPN? Has anyone tried that?


Excellent. I switched from Witopia to StrongVPN about 3 months ago. I used witopia for nearly 1 year. Sometimes the speeds were good, other times it was quite slow, unresponsive customer service, etc.


Really, I've had nothing but good and quick customer service from WiTopia.

Just renewed with WiTopia and before they only had 4-5 link up options. Now they have 41 configurations from 23 different cities around the world...including several 128 bit and 256 bit encryption options.


I second that
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Re: What is the best VPN at the best price?

Postby look2me4guidance » Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:21 am

hillerm wrote:Can anyone else comment on StrongVPN? I've read a few reviews and am seriously considering taking it over Witopia.


Am also intrested in StrongVPN. Any other opinions? Considering changing over from witopia.
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Re: What is the best VPN at the best price?

Postby chingiskhan » Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:08 am

Odd that there's such a wide variety of comments on Witopia, some find it works perfectly others struggle.
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Re: What is the best VPN at the best price?

Postby Jemmas » Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:40 pm

I use StrongVpn and cant say I have had trouble with it. Customer service is topnotch and the speed is good. You get extra server changes in the first week so you can find one that you get the best connection with and then after that I think its 2 server changes a week depending on what package you go for.
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Re: What is the best VPN at the best price?

Postby masamune » Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:18 am

With stromg vpn is it PPTP or Lite open that you are using. Is it easy to configure? Im not sure which to select. Strong vpn or Witopia
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Re: What is the best VPN at the best price?

Postby Andreas » Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:34 am

chingiskhan wrote:Odd that there's such a wide variety of comments on Witopia, some find it works perfectly others struggle.


I reckon that some people are just not using it properly.
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Re: What is the best VPN at the best price?

Postby domingoes » Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:23 am

masamune wrote:With stromg vpn is it PPTP or Lite open that you are using. Is it easy to configure? Im not sure which to select. Strong vpn or Witopia


I have a Lite Open for my work connection and a PPTP for iphone/home computer connection. The setup is incredibly easy- they send you a step by step email and it takes @ 5 minutes. IF you are technologically retarded, the IT support can take over your system online and set it up for you in 5 minutes. IT help is online 24/7 with no queue.

In 3 months I have not had to change servers once with StrongVPN. With witopia, I constantly had to keep tweaking my settings, looking for a better, faster server. Maybe I just had bad luck.
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Re: What is the best VPN at the best price?

Postby voipguy » Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:36 pm

I've used them both. Both are fast and both have excellent 24x7x365 live support. both have easy setups, but i don't recall strong having a real installer beyond standard openvpn installer then you having to import your own files. may have changed since i used them months ago.

Witopia is better choice in my opinion because for $70 they give you both openVPN (superior to PPTP) and PPTP with unlimited access to all cities and countries. with witopia, they are pre-loaded into their installer so there is no "switching" nonsense like i encountered with strongvpn. I also got really turned off with strongvpn because they charge way more, but then offer you little "bribes" to post positive comments about them...which is rather cheesy and unethical imho. both have moneyback guarantees though..witopia's is 30 days i believe and i think strong has a 7 day. both are solid companies though overall so you can't really go wrong. i was just insulted by the "hey..post something good about us and we'll knock 10 bucks off garbage..
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Re: What is the best VPN at the best price?

Postby masamune » Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:41 pm

I have Voip and I hope they would work too. Theres a $39 plan with witopia, would that be sufficient? I am torn between strong and wi.
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Re: What is the best VPN at the best price?

Postby guinness » Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:58 pm

12VPN, I use for home PC and also for my android phone. I think it cost approx $30 per year, and been the best I've used so far. It's got both US & UK options.
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Re: What is the best VPN at the best price?

Postby braincracking » Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:08 pm

Mhhh, just renewed with witopia, they have had good service and speeds for the time I've been using them, so certainly worth the money :-)
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Re: What is the best VPN at the best price?

Postby shanghaihalfpat » Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:54 pm

guinness wrote:12VPN, I use for home PC and also for my android phone. I think it cost approx $30 per year, and been the best I've used so far. It's got both US & UK options.


Yeah 12VPN is only $30/year for the Lite version, and I've got a discount code on my site. :)
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Re: What is the best VPN at the best price?

Postby akclau » Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:23 pm

Try http://www.orientalvpn.com. Server based in HK, a lot faster for user in China than a US/Europe based VPN.
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Re: What is the best VPN at the best price?

Postby masamune » Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:10 am

I'm tempted to try the orientalvpn but theres no money back guarantee if it doesn't work.
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Re: What is the best VPN at the best price?

Postby efeilliaid » Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:41 pm

My 2 cents - which of the VPNs you mention work with linux or bsd?
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Re: What is the best VPN at the best price?

Postby jzzzzzzz » Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:02 pm

Any of the OpenVPN ones would work with Linux. Witopia or StrongVPN would both be ok.

voipguy wrote:I also got really turned off with strongvpn because they charge way more, but then offer you little "bribes" to post positive comments about them...which is rather cheesy and unethical imho.


That's interesting. I've noticed a lot of comments about them here recently. Are these the kinds of comments you mean?
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Re: What is the best VPN at the best price?

Postby swisscook » Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:25 pm

Witopia is better choice in my opinion because for $70 they give you both openVPN (superior to PPTP) and PPTP with unlimited access to all cities and countries.


Correct. Much better deal than with strong where you can only switch a few times a month between a few cities. I also like Witopias support better than strongvpn.
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Re: What is the best VPN at the best price?

Postby efeilliaid » Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:45 pm

Just found this and I think I'll give it a try:
http://www.echinacities.com/main/ExpatC ... spx?n=5732
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Re: What is the best VPN at the best price?

Postby realtrueblue » Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:50 pm

voipguy wrote:I also got really turned off with strongvpn because they charge way more, but then offer you little "bribes" to post positive comments about them...which is rather cheesy and unethical imho...


Yes, right. Very unethical not to give little bribes.

In almost every thread about VPN here on ShEx, we all clearly can see who get/got the (little) bribes.
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Re: What is the best VPN at the best price?

Postby tommaso » Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:07 am

I use Freedur and it works fine. They currently have a giveaway on http://fb.cityweekend.com.cn and it might be a good opportunity to try it and get a free account for a year (FlashBuy as well is a pretty cool thing to try).

Check both of them out :)

Witopia is terrible, it is SO slow... I find it to be the worst out of the OpenVPN offers.
StrongVPN is by far the most reliable OpenVPN offer, IMHO.
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