VPN use and choices

ivantwilliams

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Evening all.

Curious, do you use a VPN, for personal use (not work)?
If so, is it really worth the extra step and which service do you subscribe to?

Thanks all
 

Tech198

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Evening all.

Curious, do you use a VPN, for personal use (not work)?
If so, is it really worth the extra step and which service do you subscribe to?

Thanks all
ExpressVPN user here...

I value my own privacy more, so i don't really trust VPN's. Personal use.. but since non of my personal info that goes online is real,, to me VPN's are ok. just to act as a safegaurd.

If you know how to do your privacy, then VPN's are not really required. You can educate yourself for sure. The problem is no one really does, and rather trust others to do it all for us. Per-devce is not an issue, as i only use the service on Mac.
 
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ericgtr12

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IMO it's absolutely worth the extra step, we have to look out for ourselves. I personally use Nord and have found them to be both reasonably priced and fast enough to where I don't even notice most of the time.
 

Madhatter32

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Good to use when traveling or on public wifi. Otherwise, for home use, not necessary in most democratic countries. ExpressVPN and NordVPN are good.
 

Jablonskitravels

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Evening all.

Curious, do you use a VPN, for personal use (not work)?
If so, is it really worth the extra step and which service do you subscribe to?

Thanks all
I have reviews almost all top VPNs like Express, Nord, Ivacy, IPvanish, and more for my YT channel. I'd say as long as you are getting a decent deal from these VPNs then they are all great for personal use and for work too. However, it depends on what you are getting them for. For eg, Express is great for wide range of VPN servers they have or Ivacy is great for streaming and unblocking Netflix. IPvanish is great with torrenting and so on.
 
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ivantwilliams

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To be honest, I mainly want it to watch Football and (Premier League) and shows on BBC.
Not bothered about Netflix and such. Thanks

I have reviews almost all top VPNs like Express, Nord, Ivacy, IPvanish, and more for my YT channel. I'd say as long as you are getting a decent deal from these VPNs then they are all great for personal use and for work too. However, it depends on what you are getting them for. For eg, Express is great for wide range of VPN servers they have or Ivacy is great for streaming and unblocking Netflix. IPvanish is great with torrenting and so on.
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NordVPN seem to have a rather good deal, currently.

PS: Odd that some companies do not allow you to pay via PayPal. NordVPN seems to be one of them. Hmm...
 
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ivantwilliams

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Well, just finished trying Surfshark, and it was awful. Talk about slow to download an episode of EastEnders.
And, even slower trying to watch things on BBC iPlayer.

No thanks. Simply not worth the trouble. I even tried a few difference network settings in the app.
 
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