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HI all. As the title suggests. I think it is wise for me to use a VPN, I just don't know which one. There has been deals on here especially over cyberweek for offer's but they have been well received.…
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2m, 2w agoPosted 2 months, 2 weeks ago
HI all. As the title suggests. I think it is wise for me to use a VPN, I just don't know which one. There has been deals on here especially over cyberweek for offer's but they have been well received.

I use the net for general surfing and torrents. Maybe in the future I'll use KODI and netflix's.

Any help, guidance etc will be well received. Maybe just go for 3 months at first. It would also be handy if its multiple devices to give access to my family members as well? But not essential, if not i'll advise them to get their own.

At the moment I'm on Three and use it as my sole internet provider. They even block me from looking at VPN sites.

Regards, Steve
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2m, 2w agoPosted 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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#1
I'm. With airvpn they seem OK so far but max 3 connections. Private Internet access pia allows 5 connection and is the biggest it seems but it's American.
#2
Change your ISP
#3
wakkaday
I'm. With airvpn they seem OK so far but max 3 connections. Private Internet access pia allows 5 connection and is the biggest it seems but it's American.
I'll take a look
#4
rodders443
Change your ISP

I can't get a landline for the next six months or so. So I'm stuck with mobile broadband via 4G.
#5
I'm also with AirVPN, been fine for me so far, no problems at all
#6
Have you got your "Adult Content" filtering block lifted as this is normally actually what causes the restrictions. Same thing across other normal BB providers (common issue with Kodi users).
Just remember one thing about any VPN, are you willing to hand over all your internet traffic to an unknown company with possible dodgy security protocols and policy's based in dear knows what country with whatever laws.

Edited By: cecilmcroberts on Dec 04, 2016 21:23
#7
cecilmcroberts
Have you got your "Adult Content" filtering block lifted as this is normally actually what causes the restrictions. Same thing across other normal BB providers (common issue with Kodi users).
Just remember one thing about any VPN, are you willing to hand over all your internet traffic to an unknown company with possible dodgy security protocols and policy's based in dear knows what country with whatever laws.

I haven't got the adult filter turned off. I've not got a credit card so Three said they can't help even though when I was on contract with just a data contract they said it is automatically turned off because the contract requires you to be over 18. It's different on mobile contracts, I don't know why.

I'd not really thought about who I give my data to. Maybe out of the frying pan and into the fire. What would you suggest?
#8
I'm with 3, I've yet to find a blocked site... Unlike Sky!
#9
stec77
cecilmcroberts
Have you got your "Adult Content" filtering block lifted as this is normally actually what causes the restrictions. Same thing across other normal BB providers (common issue with Kodi users).
Just remember one thing about any VPN, are you willing to hand over all your internet traffic to an unknown company with possible dodgy security protocols and policy's based in dear knows what country with whatever laws.
I haven't got the adult filter turned off. I've not got a credit card so Three said they can't help even though when I was on contract with just a data contract they said it is automatically turned off because the contract requires you to be over 18. It's different on mobile contracts, I don't know why.
I'd not really thought about who I give my data to. Maybe out of the frying pan and into the fire. What would you suggest?

Three's website says you can bring ID into a store and they will switch off. As you rightfully said the other options requite a CC. Personally if I was in your situation I would try that first.

Three Website - Scroll down to section "Verifying your age"

Edited By: cecilmcroberts on Dec 04, 2016 21:32
#10
What's the best VPN for an android phone? Too many to choose on playstore. My ISP is sky
#11
DAMNOME
I'm with 3, I've yet to find a blocked site... Unlike Sky!

It all depends on your contract and when you joined etc. A lot of never happened until the law was passed about blocking adult content. Those in contract before the law came out where opted out but anyone joining any isp after that by law they must enable to filter to on and you have to request for it to be switched off (varies how you do that by isp etc most you can do online). Some sites have been found to be blocking simply because they contained adverts for gambling sites etc since that requires you to be over 18 it's not just err "adult" sites lol.
Most filters covered in the below link on how to switch off.
Removing ISP Filters

With any VPN I'd also worry what they do with the data that could be "harvested". Honestly I'd rather stick to a known ISP with in depth UK laws surrounding what they can and can't do etc and security protocols etc. Although with a big tin hat on after the new laws where passed here you might be better off with foreign internet traffic! For all else if you still concerned use a browser like Tor instead for simple internet browsing. Some VPN's have also been found to be "injecting" advertising as another means of profit.



Edited By: cecilmcroberts on Dec 04, 2016 21:43: injecting adverts
#12
cecilmcroberts
stec77
cecilmcroberts
Have you got your "Adult Content" filtering block lifted as this is normally actually what causes the restrictions. Same thing across other normal BB providers (common issue with Kodi users).
Just remember one thing about any VPN, are you willing to hand over all your internet traffic to an unknown company with possible dodgy security protocols and policy's based in dear knows what country with whatever laws.
I haven't got the adult filter turned off. I've not got a credit card so Three said they can't help even though when I was on contract with just a data contract they said it is automatically turned off because the contract requires you to be over 18. It's different on mobile contracts, I don't know why.
I'd not really thought about who I give my data to. Maybe out of the frying pan and into the fire. What would you suggest?
Three's website says you can bring ID into a store and they will switch off. As you rightfully said the other options requite a CC. Personally if I was in your situation I would try that first. Three Website - Scroll down to section "Verifying your age"

Online it say's you need a credit card. I'll try instore as soon as I can but I've not got a driving license or passport so may hit a brick wall again. But I'll try and be a bit more assertive than the last time. Thanks for pointing it out though.
#13
cecilmcroberts
DAMNOME
I'm with 3, I've yet to find a blocked site... Unlike Sky!
It all depends on your contract and when you joined etc. A lot of never happened until the law was passed about blocking adult content. Those in contract before the law came out where opted out but anyone joining any isp after that by law they must enable to filter to on and you have to request for it to be switched off (varies how you do that by isp etc most you can do online). Some sites have been found to be blocking simply because they contained adverts for gambling sites etc since that requires you to be over 18 it's not just err "adult" sites lol.
Most filters covered in the below link on how to switch off.
Removing ISP Filters

With any VPN I'd also worry what they do with the data that could be "harvested". Honestly I'd rather stick to a known ISP with in depth UK laws surrounding what they can and can't do etc and security protocols etc. Although with a big tin hat on after the new laws where passed here you might be better off with foreign internet traffic! For all else if you still concerned use a browser like Tor instead for simple internet browsing.


I'll look into TOR, I think I've used it in the past but found it slow. I'll give it a go.
#14
Use Opera browser its free and has a working vpn. Fast too.
#15
Do what BallyG said and install Opera browser. Go into settings/Privacy & secruity/Enable VPN.
banned#16
They best VPN deal you can find is Ivacy! Get 87% off and but in just $1.5 per month. Isn't it amazingb
#17
Cyberghost

Reliable, fast and loads of worldwide servers to choose from.

I used it for torrents and was getting 135mbps+ speedtests on 150mbps line.
#18
wakkaday
I'm. With airvpn they seem OK so far but max 3 connections. Private Internet access pia allows 5 connection and is the biggest it seems but it's American.

nowt wrong with being American based. I guess the vpns are going to be American or Russian based primarily unless someone knows one in the Nordic countries? I need to get a VPN too and thinking i'll give PIA a try. I just need it to hide the sites im going on as opposed to using it for bypassing geolocations to use stuff like Netflix.
#19
cyberghost from me
£4/mth - there are regular deals (ie. good % off for a years subscription) - i managed to get it for £6/year with a humblebundle deal: https://****/G8SDdl
#20
I'd highly recommend having a look on here and understanding what your risk profile is and finding someone to match your needs https://thatoneprivacysite.net/vpn-comparison-chart/
#21
EN1GMA
wakkaday
I'm. With airvpn they seem OK so far but max 3 connections. Private Internet access pia allows 5 connection and is the biggest it seems but it's American.
nowt wrong with being American based. I guess the vpns are going to be American or Russian based primarily unless someone knows one in the Nordic countries? I need to get a VPN too and thinking i'll give PIA a try. I just need it to hide the sites im going on as opposed to using it for bypassing geolocations to use stuff like Netflix.

I think airvpn servers are in Netherlands.
#22
Pia leaks dns addresses
#23
trott3r
Pia leaks dns addresses

airvpn does not? asking genuinely.
#24
EN1GMA
trott3r
Pia leaks dns addresses
airvpn does not? asking genuinely.
Yes they do not
#25
trott3r
EN1GMA
trott3r
Pia leaks dns addresses
airvpn does not? asking genuinely.
Yes they do not

Thanks for the info? do you know if they have a apk so I can run airvpn on the NVidia shield?
#26
they support android that is all i know
#27
https://vpntesting.info/

So far only 6 of those tested VPN providers do not leak.
A lot do if you look at the table on the right side of the above site

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