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    JEK is offline
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    virtual Private Networking. A tutorial

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    andynap is offline
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    Re: virtual Private Networking. A tutorial

    Excellent article.


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    Re: virtual Private Networking. A tutorial

    Can anyone offer a suggestion for a paid VPN provider for iOS iPhone/iPad they've used and or like?

    Using open wifi isn't safe anymore and I'd like a safer option with good coverage for travel in N. America and Caribbean. (That island would be a plus too.)

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    Re: virtual Private Networking. A tutorial

    I use VPN Express App for iPad to get Pandora down there......seems to work well
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    Re: virtual Private Networking. A tutorial

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyKid View Post
    Can anyone offer a suggestion for a paid VPN provider for iOS iPhone/iPad they've used and or like?

    Using open wifi isn't safe anymore and I'd like a safer option with good coverage for travel in N. America and Caribbean. (That island would be a plus too.)
    Yes- VPN Express


    Andy

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    KevinS is online now
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    Re: virtual Private Networking. A tutorial

    I also use VPN Express from Express Network Solutions. For security purposes, it seems to work well. For watching/listening to media content outside of the US, most work OK. You get a free block of data, and then purchase additional blocks as needed.

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    LuckyKid is offline
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    Re: virtual Private Networking. A tutorial

    Thanks Mike, Andy and Kevin. It's a bit of a crowded market segment. Lots of providers, free and paid.

    Kevin, is this the iOS version of the app you referred to?
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/vpn-...375584677?mt=8

    I ask since there is also these guys named ExpressVPN (unlimited bandwidth)
    https://www.expressvpn.com/

    For my use - speed and avail. of VPN servers in-region would be slightly more important - cost isn't (within reason.) I have access to our company VPN but it's a long haul and wouldn't be my first choice.

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    KevinS is online now
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    Re: virtual Private Networking. A tutorial

    That's the app that I use. It uses the "buy a block of bandwidth" pricing model. The ExpressVPN app, which I haven't tried, is a subscription pricing model.

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    Re: virtual Private Networking. A tutorial

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinS View Post
    That's the app that I use. It uses the "buy a block of bandwidth" pricing model. The ExpressVPN app, which I haven't tried, is a subscription pricing model.
    Yes. Understood. Thanks for the info. It always helpful to know "what works"!

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    Re: virtual Private Networking. A tutorial

    Hey, LuckyKid...I was perusing one of my favorite websites, Lifehacker.com, and came across this: http://stacksocial.kinja.com/stay-se...-39-1793497175
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    Re: virtual Private Networking. A tutorial

    I ended up pulling the trigger on F-Secure's Freedome VPN service. Long time Finnish security company.

    7 devices, for 12 months, for $40. (50% off in March.)

    I'm happy with it so far. Performance is fine. Mac OS installer is a bit wonky, but it's been great on iOS and my PCs.

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    Petri is offline
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    Re: virtual Private Networking. A tutorial

    Also to F-Secure's Freedome. It's a bit more security and privacy oriented than your average VPN providers.

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