The HotUKDeals VPN Megathread (Offers, FAQ, Howtos + More!)
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The HotUKDeals VPN Megathread (Offers, FAQ, Howtos + More!)

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Welcome to the HotUKDeals VPN Megathread!

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With privacy laws on the internet changing on a weekly basis, more and more users; especially in the UK, are turning to VPN services to protect their privacy and freedoms on the world wide web, as well as some added bonuses we'll talk about more in this thread.



So, what is a VPN?

Wikipedia defines a VPN as - 'A virtual private network also known as a VPN is a private network that extends across a public network or internet. It enables users to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if their computing devices were directly connected to the private network'

Why should I use one?


There's a whole host of reasons you may wish to use a VPN, including but not limited to;

  • Accessing Business Networks from any place in the world


With more and more people working remotely, it's important for businesses to protect their information as well as their employees when working remotely, a VPN ensures that data is safe and secure no matter where you are working.

  • Hide your Browsing Data from ISP and local Users

A lot of us take our privacy for granted, and only understand its importance when under threat. All ISPs will log the data of your IP address. When you use a VPN, they can only see the connection to your VPN, and will ensure no-one spies on your internet history. Even more importantly, it secures your connection when using a Public WiFi access point, protecting your from prying eyes on the network.

  • To access Geographically restricted content

'Content not available in your country or region' NO MORE! A VPN service will allow you to connect to multiple locations, to help you bypass any of these soft restrictions.


  • To Bypass Internet Censorship

This one is particularly important for UK users, with threats of restrictive internet access being debated within government this year, starting with 'Adult' content websites, this could set a dangerous precedent for censorship on the internet.

This all sounds great, but are there any downsides?

Yes. Firstly, there's always going to be an additional cost as you avail of one of these services. Free providers do exist, but the quality and reliability is questionable. Secondly, should the VPN be congested, this can have a negative affect on speed.


  • CyberGhost

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77% Discount on 1 year plan - £2.75 per month

Features:
Automatic Kill Switch
Highest possible speed
Unlimited bandwidth and traffic
Access to over 2400 servers worldwide in over 60 countries

SERVICE:
Block ads, trackers, and malware
Encrypted WiFi connection
Simultaneous connections on up to 7 devices
Apps for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Routers
Friendly support: chat or email online 24/7
30-day money back guarantee

PRIVACY:
DNS and IP Leak Protection
Strict No Logs Policy
256-bit AES Encryption
OpenVPN, L2TP-IPsec and PPTP protocols

(Our notes: 77% off all plans in this offer, meaning you can find the perfect package for your needs, no logging, all devices support make this a serious contender.)


List of Offers / VPNs (May 2018)

We've done you a solid, and rounded up some of the best offers out there to help you browse securely, and save money whilst doing so (it's the HUKD way!).


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HideMyAss! Pro VPN Deal: 12 Months subscription + 3 Months FREE (£3.19 per month)

Features:

  • Largest VPN network by server locations: 190+ countries
  • Up to 5 connections per license
  • Unlimited speeds
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Unlimited server switches
  • Netflix compatible
  • Virtually unhackable encryption
  • The most secure protocols: OpenVPN (TCP, UDP), L2TP-IPsec, IKEv2, and PPTP
  • Kill-switch available (prevents privacy leaks by blocking an app's internet access anytime the VPN is disconnected)
  • IP shuffle available (this feature makes it harder for people to track your location by periodically randomizing your IP address)
  • Round-the-clock customer support by chat or email
  • 30-day money-back guarantee



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GOOSE VPN 3 Year Deal for £89

GOOSE VPN 1 Year Deal for $14.99 via stacksocial
Features

  • Encrypts your online communication
  • Eliminates all online borders & limitations by routing your traffic through private servers
  • Includes access to a capable network of 59+ servers around the world
  • Includes downloads & simultaneous use on an unlimited number of devices (custom clients for Windows, Mac, iOS & Android)
  • Adjusts your location & IP address
  • Allows you to browse safely using any public or private hotspot
  • Offers 24/7 support & a strict no-logging policy



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Windscribe Pro - Privacy Toolset (39% off) £22

A VPN alone will do very little to maintain your online privacy, which is why Windscribe is more than just a VPN. It's a combination of several tools which all work together to minimize your digital footprint and keep you private when you browse.

Although you can use Windscribe for free if your usage is light, a Pro subscription gives you access to more than 50 locations and unlimited bandwidth.



  • Mask your physical location from 3rd parties w/ an encrypted tunnel
  • Access geo-locked content from anywhere
  • Avoid most ads while you're browsing
  • Torrent securely & share files w/o worrying about your ISP snooping on you
  • Use on all your devices simultaneously
  • Get protected by the top-notch firewall that protects you in case of connectivity loss
  • Leave no trace or logs while you browse


  • Nord VPN
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Nord VPN 2 Yr Subscription £48.48 via StackSocial

Features:
6 simultaneous connections
4300+ Servers in 62 Countries
2048-bit SSL Encryption
No Logging Policy
P2P welcome
Ads blocker included (CyberSec)
Extensions for Google Chrome and FireFox
Double VPN and Tor VPN Connections
Kill Switch (app and internet level)
VPN Gateways Tuned for Streaming Media
24/7 Customer Support via live chat
Unblock more than 400 streaming services (US Netflix if you are overseas, BBC iPlayer and many other like sport hubs UEFA Champions League, Bundesliga and etc.)
Works in China and other highly restricted countries (obfuscated servers)
Most of Servers can be connected as http or SOCKS5 proxy

(Our notes: Voted the best VPN provider in 2018, and it's easy to see why. 6 devices simultaneously, 3500 servers worldwide and apps for all your devices.)



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Get 1-Year of ZenMate Premium at 30% off (£49.99)

Get 2-Years of ZenMate Premium at 60% off (£56.99)


Make sure you’re safe wherever you go this summer, by packing ZenMate VPN along your bathing suit! ZenMate VPN will protect your phone and laptop from snoopers, hackers and marketers; and make sure you're safe on public wifi, letting you connect to your favourite content from home, securely!

  • 30 days money back guarantee
  • Use on up to 5 devices
  • Connect to more than 30 countries
  • Available on Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and browser extensions



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SaferVPN: 3-year premium subscription (77% off) ($89.99 / $2.50 per month)

Features:

  • Automatic Wi-Fi Security - be protected automatically on public Wi-Fi networks
  • One-tap connection
  • 30-day money-back guarantee - no questions asked
  • 24/7 Live Chat support
  • Unlimited data, bandwidth + speed
  • No logs policy
  • 5 simultaneous connections
  • Apps for all devices and popular browsers
  • Military-grade 256-bit encryption
  • Simple to setup, easy to use


(Our notes: A very well respected VPN supplier, with a no logs policy, and 30 day guarantee make it an option well worth considering)



  • Mac Sentry
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1 Year for $18 (Limited Time Offer)

Features

Belize based company
No logs
20 locations in 16 countries
P2P Allowed
Works on Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android
Extra apps for Mac users
24/7 Email support
Kill Switch
No bandwidth restrictions
5 devices


(Our notes: Perfect package if you want to dip your toes into a VPN. 1 year signup, no bandwidth restrictions and works on all the major devices)


  • PIA
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Features

Secure VPN Account
Encrypted WiFi
P2P Support
PPTP, OpenVPN and L2TP/IPSec
Allows the use of 5 devices simultaneously
Block ads, trackers, and malware
Multiple VPN Gateways
Unlimited Bandwidth
SOCKS5 Proxy Included
No traffic logs


(our notes: One of the biggest and well respected VPN companies out there, Multiple Gateways, no traffic logs and 5 devices make this a perfect package for most users)


  • ibVPN

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2 Year Ultimate VPN Subscription for $58.06

Features

180+ Servers In 57 Countries
P2P/Torrents Allowed
5 Simultaneous Connections
SmartDNS included (access to 300+ streaming channels)
OpenVPN, L2TP, PPTP, SSTP, SoftEther, IPsec, Stealth VPN
Proxy Servers In ALL Locations
Socks5 Proxies
TOR over VPN
Double VPN
Nat Firewall
Google Chrome, Firefox and Opera Extensions
Windows, MacOS, iOS & Android Apps
15 Days Money Back Guarantee
No Logs

(Our notes: SmartDNS make this perfect for media streaming, not to mention a 15 day money back guarantee should you not be satisfied!)



Features

Secure No Logs VPN
P2P and Torrent Support
OpenVPN, PPTP, SSTP, L2TP/IPSec, Stealth VPN, Stunnel and OpenConnect
3000+ Servers in 55+ Countries
Unlimited Bandwidth and Speeds
Socks5 + SSL Proxy Access Included FREE w/ VPN plan
Easy to use VPN Apps for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, DDWRT, Tomato
FREE 10mb Encrypted Email Account
Get 50% off Dedicated IP's for Streaming services

(our notes: Encrypted email and support for most protocols, this is perfect for someone who wants an AIO solution)

  • Ivacy

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2 Year Subscription for $49

Features

p2p Friendly
Unlimited Bandwidth
Multi Logins
Multiple Protocols
Unlimited Speed
100+ Locations
Internet Kill Switch

(Our notes: Perfect for someone who needs p2p via VPN to download and share files, and includes a kill switch should your internet lose connection to the VPN)

  • Pure VPN
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3 Year Subscription for $69.99


Features

Easy to use Apps
750 Servers in 140+ countries
Unlimited Bandwidth
Split Tunnelling
24 Hour Live support


(Our notes: Great service if you just want some of your data via a VPN, as you can choose, as well as full 24 hour live support should you have any issues)


  • VPN Unlimited
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VPN Unlimited Infinity Plan- 10 Devices £31.99 using 'GETSAFE'

Features

  • Secure public Wi-Fi connection: your data is hidden & encrypted
  • Unlimited traffic bandwidth: no need to worry about your data usage
  • Unlimited high-speed connection
  • A growing selection of servers globally: currently 53 locations in 39 countries including USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong and Japan
  • Fast server switching & app operating



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Buffered VPN 2 Year Special Deal £68.50

Features:

  • Surf privately while protecting your personal information. Keep your location a secret and stop your internet service provider from spying on you.
  • We help you get the content you want no matter where you want it. Avoid annoying censorship and access any website or app. Bypass government or workplace censorship of sites like Facebook, Gmail, and YouTube.
  • Our premium level 24/7 customer care is here to help you. Need help right now? Just click the live chat bubble in the bottom right, we're available round-the-clock.

We offer unlimited speeds, bandwidth and server changes while allowing 5 simultaneous connections from anywhere in the world. If you don't find a location you need, no problem. Let us know where you would like to see a server and chances are we'll get it for you.



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VyprVPN - 25% off any annual plan.

Features:


  • Fast VPN Without Third Parties
  • Technology to Defeat VPN Blocking
  • VPN Apps for All Devices

VyprVPN allows you to change your IP address and appear local to any of our 70+ worldwide server locations. This is invaluable when travelling in countries that impose Internet censorship, as well as in schools or workplaces that impart restrictions. Buy a VPN to bypass blocked websites and content and maintain access to an unrestricted Internet.




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Surfshark VPN Subscriptions-81% Off via StackSocial - 3Yr £29.97

Features:

  • Browse securely, even on public WiFi, w/ AES-256-GCM encryption
  • Surf restriction-free w/ unlimited data & bandwidth on unlimited devices
  • CleanWeb™ feature blocks ads, trackers & malware while you browse
  • Access 500+ servers in 38 countries worldwide
  • Protect your true IP from websites w/ WebRTC protection
  • Mitigate risks w/ IPv6 leak protection, kill switch & Zero-knowledge DNS
  • Enjoy content faster w/ optimized online streaming & torrent-friendly servers
  • Evade geo-restrictions & access your favorite sites anywhere
  • Browse w/ peace of mind thanks to a strict no logging policy


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Please add the details about the safety and the number of eyes (5/7 ... etc). It’s an important privacy matter and you don’t want a VPN based in US/UK/Australia/France .... etc.
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Top comments
RoosterNo18 m ago

Wouldn't invest much, the isp's are going to be blocking vpns


Don't think this is possible.
firstofficer34 m ago

You can get free VPNs which are stable with no adverts. Just take look on …You can get free VPNs which are stable with no adverts. Just take look on Appstore or Google Play and you will see loads.So I'm voting this cold - sorry.Kind regards.


The no logging is kind of the crucial part for many, who don't want their internet use tracked or sold to outside companies. If you're using one of those for privacy you'd probably be better off just using your normal ISP.
I'll stick with NordVPN. Been with them a few weeks and the service has been great. Online chat queries answered in minutes, download speeds etc excellent. Worth paying that little extra for peace of mind!
I find express VPN to be the best and I’ve tried a few. Not sure I’d risk a company with no feedback but that’s just my opinion. If you go for it and it works out ok then you’ve found yourself a bargain ! :-)
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Never heard of them, sounds good. Might try emailing them as not impressed by nordvpn not replying to emails.
Thanks for this but I’ve never heard of them
Not as good as the recent £13 VPN Unlimited Lifetime sub, works out at £1 per year for 13 years!!!
Any good reviews?
mcek10 m ago

Not as good as the recent £13 VPN Unlimited Lifetime sub, works out at £1 p …Not as good as the recent £13 VPN Unlimited Lifetime sub, works out at £1 per year for 13 years!!!


Have you a link to that?
Very fast reply to my email but unfortunately they do not support my router or smart TV.
I find express VPN to be the best and I’ve tried a few. Not sure I’d risk a company with no feedback but that’s just my opinion. If you go for it and it works out ok then you’ve found yourself a bargain ! :-)
Depending on why you need a VPN - you might want to find out if they keep logs and how they respond to requests for user activity
mcek1 h, 32 m ago

Not as good as the recent £13 VPN Unlimited Lifetime sub, works out at £1 p …Not as good as the recent £13 VPN Unlimited Lifetime sub, works out at £1 per year for 13 years!!!


"Not as cheap" , agreed. "Not as good" though, might or might not be correct. Only time will tell.
When I see deals that cheap, the first question that pops to mind is... Is that sustainable? Running a VPN company does cost money and quality bandwidth as well.
They're based in the UK (thats bad) and they log... it's a no from me.
Bully1 h, 38 m ago

Very fast reply to my email but unfortunately they do not support my …Very fast reply to my email but unfortunately they do not support my router or smart TV.


Neither will any other VPN company, buy a secondary router or get a device that can do a VPN and your be set.
Wouldn't invest much, the isp's are going to be blocking vpns
RoosterNo18 m ago

Wouldn't invest much, the isp's are going to be blocking vpns


Don't think this is possible.
Just use tor browser for complete privacy!! it solve the purpose if you know what i mean!!
Arsenal123421 m ago

Neither will any other VPN company, buy a secondary router or get a device …Neither will any other VPN company, buy a secondary router or get a device that can do a VPN and your be set.


I think my routers claims of having VPN support is somewhat misleading, would have preferred an all in one solution so have been looking at a few Asus models..they mentioned support only for android Tv's...my Samsung has Tizen.
tcotpatpwtcot12 m ago

Don't think this is possible.


No? Been to China?
They do keep logs and it is timestamped+bandwidth
SSL Certificate is issued by Cloudflare
Lack advanced DNS leak protection
UK Based so jurisdiction of 14eyes + eoti
P2P is blocked unless you use a certain server

If you're wanting to switch netflix country though? You should be fine
Edited by: "IronSoldier" 8th Mar
I'll stick with NordVPN. Been with them a few weeks and the service has been great. Online chat queries answered in minutes, download speeds etc excellent. Worth paying that little extra for peace of mind!
very new to VPNs, do you guys thinks its worth buying long term plans, what if the company wraps up in few months. thanks
tcotpatpwtcot1 h, 22 m ago

Don't think this is possible.


Of course it is. This over simplified it but Your client has to connect to the VPN server, your client sends data to the VPN server and the VPN server then sends your data on as if it originates from itself so disguising where the data came from. Any replies go back to the VPN server and then are directed in to your device.

If your ISP blocks or drops traffic from your device to the VPN server then that’s it it will stop working.

Its then then a cat and mouse game as the VPN host will try to change the servers IP range and the ISP try and discover and block the new ranges.
You can get free VPNs which are stable with no adverts. Just take look on Appstore or Google Play and you will see loads.

So I'm voting this cold - sorry.

Kind regards.
how does this compare with tigervpn?
firstofficer34 m ago

You can get free VPNs which are stable with no adverts. Just take look on …You can get free VPNs which are stable with no adverts. Just take look on Appstore or Google Play and you will see loads.So I'm voting this cold - sorry.Kind regards.


The no logging is kind of the crucial part for many, who don't want their internet use tracked or sold to outside companies. If you're using one of those for privacy you'd probably be better off just using your normal ISP.
Remember you get what you pay 4 ?
What kind of router do you need to buy for it to be vpn compatible?
ghostm4n5 h, 46 m ago

"Not as cheap" , agreed. "Not as good" though, might or might not be …"Not as cheap" , agreed. "Not as good" though, might or might not be correct. Only time will tell.


The VPN in the cheaper deal keeps logs.

Spend the extra money and get one that doesn't.

I've been with PIA for years. It's literally the only direct debit I have every year that I just let roll on.
malky391 h, 38 m ago

What kind of router do you need to buy for it to be vpn compatible?


ASUS
Avira Anti-Virus ( the free version, I have ben using it for years ) has a built in VPN, can't say what it is like because I use a paid VPN. Having said that if the VPN is anywhere near as good as the anti-virus it might be worth looking at.
It's all been said already but this is worthless unless you just want a VPN to get switch countries for Netflix etc.... and the "No Logging" selling point is inaccurate.

Detailed comparison here thatoneprivacysite.net/vpn…rt/ - do your research
turbocat14 h, 29 m ago

how does this compare with tigervpn?



I'd like to know this also as I have the lifetime Tiger vpn.
What does this do ?
BlackCloud171117 h, 11 m ago

They're based in the UK (thats bad) and they log... it's a no from me.


You might as well save your money if it it s U.K. Based and keeps logs.
moch17 h, 45 m ago

Just use tor browser for complete privacy!! it solve the purpose if you …Just use tor browser for complete privacy!! it solve the purpose if you know what i mean!!


moch17 h, 45 m ago

Just use tor browser for complete privacy!! it solve the purpose if you …Just use tor browser for complete privacy!! it solve the purpose if you know what i mean!!


moch17 h, 45 m ago

Just use tor browser for complete privacy!! it solve the purpose if you …Just use tor browser for complete privacy!! it solve the purpose if you know what i mean!!


moch17 h, 45 m ago

Just use tor browser for complete privacy!! it solve the purpose if you …Just use tor browser for complete privacy!! it solve the purpose if you know what i mean!!


moch17 h, 45 m ago

Just use tor browser for complete privacy!! it solve the purpose if you …Just use tor browser for complete privacy!! it solve the purpose if you know what i mean!!


Tor shouldn’t be used for torrenting, nor should it be used to access any personal accounts (logging into websites). Any person can set up their network as an endpoint and capture all of the information that flows through it. Websites that utilise SSL should be OK, but why risk it?

Tor is made for general anonymous browsing, whistle blowing, accessing the dark web etc.
Bully17 h, 43 m ago

I think my routers claims of having VPN support is somewhat misleading, …I think my routers claims of having VPN support is somewhat misleading, would have preferred an all in one solution so have been looking at a few Asus models..they mentioned support only for android Tv's...my Samsung has Tizen.


Have a look at Vilfo.
Parallax17 h, 55 m ago

No? Been to China?


No. It's a bit far. I usually stick to Majorca
Show me us speedtest. How is ping and speed. Thanks
mcek8th Mar

Not as good as the recent £13 VPN Unlimited Lifetime sub, works out at £1 p …Not as good as the recent £13 VPN Unlimited Lifetime sub, works out at £1 per year for 13 years!!!


Which one is that?
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