I’m making the move to Chengdu from the U.S. on Monday and was wondering if anyone knew of a good VPN that I should use on my phone and computer? I know some VPNs stop working so I figured I would ask what everyone else is using and having success with before I arbitrarily choose one.
Thanks in advance!
-JessieNovember 15, 2016 at 12:06 pm #51711November 15, 2016 at 12:21 pm #51712
Great! I’ll check it out. Thanks for the info!November 15, 2016 at 1:03 pm #51713
Any idea where the server is for socketpro?
Everyone seems to be talking about Shadowsocks these days- also a proxy, which is supposed to be faster and more reliable. I haven’t figure out how to set it up myself yet.
Other than that, most everyone seems to be using Astril or Express.November 15, 2016 at 6:38 pm #51715
ExpressVPN is recommended. Can use up to 3 devices. So far no complain.November 15, 2016 at 11:34 pm #51716
BenModeratorNovember 16, 2016 at 1:59 pm #51717
SocketPro is run by a local and yes he has a legal ICP licence for the site, I’ve been a supporter and customer for over a year now.
I used to advise ExpressVPN to my friends, but I have not used a VPN for over a year, since I switched to ShadowSocks.
Feel free to make an account – http://www.socketpro.co/aff/129
(my affiliate link)
To answer your question about the server, there are 28 servers spread over Singapore, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, US, Taiwan
Plenty to choose from. Korea servers seem to work best for me on my China Telecom connection. Some of the servers are optimised for Unicom, Telecom or China Mobile.November 16, 2016 at 11:58 pm #51719
does it works on phone?November 17, 2016 at 8:34 pm #51722
Yes, free app on Android and a paid (18 RMB) one on iphone.
Works on all platforms. If you need any help, there is support available.November 17, 2016 at 8:38 pm #51723
I checked the IP address and Socketpro is now run in the United States (thank God). It gave me quite a fright when I found out it was based in China; I sometimes do read politically sensitive content. And with the effort the government tries to crack down on VPN services I hardly think it’s government approved.January 26, 2019 at 4:52 pm #55645
expressVPN works wonders for desktop and mobile.February 2, 2019 at 9:06 am #55649
For PCs, Smart Phones, Routers, expressVPN or Astrill are both recommended.
But for smartphone only VPN Master is strongly recommended since it has optimized route for Hulu, BBC, Netflix etc.February 13, 2019 at 10:52 am #55662February 25, 2019 at 9:37 pm #55693
I have always used Express VPN, but for the past couple of days I’ve been having real problems.. If I do get connected (and it’s not often now) I’m disconnected within half an hour… anyone have updates on a VPN that’s still working?March 3, 2019 at 11:40 am #55710March 3, 2019 at 12:41 pm #55711
Just thought I should update my comment… Express VPN seems to have figured out the new Great Firewall, and it’s been very good again for the past couple of daysMarch 12, 2019 at 12:42 pm #55734
I have always thought that vpn companies advertising themselves as ”never blocked” are either operating a vpn that is transparent or have done a deal whereby they release your data on demand. If they don’t fall into either of those categories then it would be only a matter of time before it was demonstrated that bragging about their success comes back to bite them in the arse.March 14, 2019 at 8:19 am #55738
I try to stay away from the most-discussed and visible VPNs. You have to imagine that they receive the most scrutiny and attention, while many smaller services/products can remain under the radar.March 15, 2019 at 12:58 am #55747
@charlie… yeah, that’s certainly a consideration. Unfortunately, the lesser known VPN’s I’ve tried haven’t worked as well normally, but they are much less likely to be targeted and blocked..
FYI… I installed Outline, and I’m testing it out. Seems to work ok for my needs… and it was really easy to install. Might not be so great for people with no tech experience however, as a server is needed.March 15, 2019 at 11:31 am #55748
That’s true, but with the setup gui (which is what I used on Mac) it is almost as easy as installing an application on your computer. I wrote a blog post about it, describing the service to anyone curious about how it works.March 15, 2019 at 3:20 pm #55750
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