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Promoted 04-04-2013 by yuugotserved at 01:39 PM View Original Post
Private Internet Access is offering 20% off their VPN Service. Thanks oFlamingo

Note, refer to the forum thread for additional information
  • $5.45/month for month to month plan
  • $31.95 for 1-year plan ($2.66/month)
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Edited April 1, 2013 at 04:27 PM by widgit
This was the weekend's giveaway banner promotion, but the links are still live today:

Private Internet Access:
$5.45/month for month to month plan
$2.66/month for 1 year plan ($31.95 for the entire year)

Features:
  • Secure VPN Account
  • Encrypted WiFi
  • P2P and VoIP Support
  • PPTP, OpenVPN and L2TP/IPSec
  • Multiple VPN Gateways
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • SOCKS5 Proxy Included
  • No traffic logs
  • Instant Setup

Link to Private Internet Access [privateinternetaccess.com]
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Last Edited by Deal2go May 2, 2014 at 07:53 PM
They have horrible customer service! Their product maybe cheap or good but the customer service is terrible.Deal has now ended. DEAD.

This is NOT an internet service provider.
More info on what a VPN is and why it is useful: http://lifehacker.com/5940565/why...your-needs
  • You may connect with up to 3 devices simultaneously with a single account.
  • A router that supports DD-WRT or Tomato can connect and counts as 1 single device.
  • The regular price of the service is $6.95/month or $39.95/year.
  • There are 263+ servers in 9 countries and growing.
  • Port forwarding is available in the application or with a script/API available on the PIA forum.
  • DNS Leak protection is available in the application's advanced settings
  • Internet kill switch kills any internet access in the event of a VPN connection drop and is available in the application's advanced settings.
  • A SOCKS5 proxy is also available.
  • Bitcoin and Ripple are available as payment methods. You can buy bitcoin on a Bitcoin exchange.
  • If you pay with any service other than Bitcoin or Ripple, you will be automatically charged the full $39.95 price next year. But you can unsubscribe at anytime and still use the remainder of the year you've paid for.
  • Every purchase includes a 7 day refund period.
  • In terms of security, OpenVPN>LT2P>PPTP.

You may also like to try a free alternative....

http://slickdeals.net/f/5942160-Free-VPN-as-part-of-project-by-University-of-Tsukuba-Japan?v=1


Here are some alternative VPN services that have large selection of servers (worldwide)proxy.sh is $5 month

Setting up BT software Vuze (used to be call Azureus) to only use VPN connection (won't connect if VPN connection not available.)
Here is a tutorial of it.
http://wiki.hidemyass.com/Tutoria...hrough_VPN
Here's a tutorial for utorrent: http://wiki.hidemyass.com/Tutoria...IP_binding
(Remember to un-check make new firewall rule in utorrent settings/prefs)

Enter the interface identifier into the field next to "Bind to local IP address or interface" in the settings.
Note that the interface identifier is named different on every system, so make sure to check how exactly it is called on yours.
In their example, it is "eth15" for OpenVPN, "net2" for PPTP" and "net1" for L2TP.

Make sure the checkbox next to "Enforce IP bindings even when interfaces are not available" is checked;
otherwise it can happen that Vuze keeps downloading without using the VPN.

If the Vuze setup is done correctly, it will ONLY use your VPN connection. If you didn't login to your VPN service, Vuze won't work.


Rock...I bought it and went back without linking through here and price was back up to $3.33 per month. I now check and it is back down again. Get it while you can as it may change again.

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And by the way, PIA doesn't keep logs. The government can subpoena DMCA notices all day long, if there's nothing to hand them then there's nothing for the government to see. Google is your friend.
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The negative here is their being based in the United States, but they do a hell of a job in making it near impossible to get you. Full excerpt from torrent freak earlier this year:

Private Internet Access
1. We absolutely do not maintain any VPN logs of any kind. We utilize shared IP addresses rather than dynamic or static IPs, so it is not possible to match a user to an external IP. These are some of the many solutions we have implemented to enable the strongest levels of anonymity amongst VPN services.

2. Our company currently operates out of the United States with gigabit gateways in the US, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Switzerland, Sweden, the Netherlands and Romania. We chose the US, since it is one of the few countries without a mandatory data retention law. We will not share any information with third parties without a valid court order. With that said, it is impossible to match a user to any activity on our system since we utilize shared IPs and maintain absolutely no logs.

3. We are in compliance with DMCA as all companies, world-wide, must be. We have proprietary technology and an experienced legal team which allows us to comply without any risk to our users.

4. We accept many payment methods directly, including PayPal, CC, Google, Amazon, Bitcoin, Liberty Reserve, OKPay, and CashU. Further, we would like to encourage our users to use an anonymous e-mail and pay with Bitcoins to ensure even higher levels of anonymity should it be required. We only store the minimal information required to provide customers refunds.
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Any comment on their speeds? I have FIOS and am looking for an inexpensive one that isn't going to limit my speeds too horribly.
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So what would this company's response be if they were contacted by an agency or copyright holder asking for a user's ip? Would their response be "we don't log user ip addresses so we can't provide the information" or "we can give you 20 ip addresses but can't tell you which one used our service at a particular time"
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So what would this company's response be if they were contacted by an agency or copyright holder asking for a user's ip? Would their response be "we don't log user ip addresses so we can't provide the information"?
Correct. They are not the only one's that do this. Because the US doesn't have a set laws for data retention, they don't have to keep logs if they choose not to.


I have their yearly plan. They work pretty well.
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Quote from dj-3lusion View Post :
hamachi = free.
tomato flashed router for open vpn = freee!..

paying for a service Never slick!
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Any comment on their speeds? I have FIOS and am looking for an inexpensive one that isn't going to limit my speeds too horribly.
I'm not noticing any significant slowdown, torrents run at near full speed. It's a really good service so far, been on it for a week. The only downside (as mentioned) is Gmail, Hotmail, etc. get pissy about logins from the same IP for multiple people so they don't let you in when it's turned on (at least from within Outlook).
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Does PIA include 2-port forwarding?
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careful bitcoins is worth a lot now Big Grin
Why I'm still not choosing to invest in it. It skyrocketed in price, on what is practically a virtual stock market not controlled by any real world laws of currency fluctuation. It is scary unstable for it to skyrocket like that as a CURRENCY, so I am not touching it until it starts to stabilize.
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Quote from fbueller View Post :
And by the way, PIA doesn't keep logs. The government can subpoena DMCA notices all day long, if there's nothing to hand them then there's nothing for the government to see. Google is your friend.
Looks like Private Internet Access is operate out of USA.
https://www.privateinternetaccess...mca-policy

https://www.eff.org/issues/mandat...tention/us
In May 2011, the “Protecting Children from Internet Pornographers Act of 2011” (H.R. 1981), which would require retention of such traffic data, was introduced in the House of Representatives.
Promoted as a way to crack down on child pornography, H.R. 1981 uses the potential abuse of children as a pretext to order Internet companies to spy on users, and force ISPs to retain data about innocent Internet subscribers in the hopes that it might one day be useful to law enforcement.
Need to keep track of what's going on in Congress to make sure they don't pass anything that force VPN services to keep logs.
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if they logged they wouldnt be in business very long....and the govt does not own the internet..we dont need to police it for them
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3. We are in compliance with DMCA as all companies, world-wide, must be.
Based on this statement alone, I'd be worried about the accuracy of anything this company claims. Confused
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Thanks. I was paying month to month for it for the last 8 months. I should have switched to a year a while ago but wanted to try it out and just never bothered. My renewal day for the subscription was tomorrow so I got my full use out of the month.

Excellent service by the way.
I use their app, I've been having some issues with the killswitch not working though but only from this last update.
I also had to change my connection type from UDP to TCP because it would only go for a few hours. I've had it on for days at a time without issue now.
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I've used these guys for about 5-6 months now. I live in GA and connect to the FL server. My ISP is Charter and I usually speed test between 50-60 Mbps on average without VPN enabled. When speed testing to the same ATL servers when connected, I'm still able to hit 45+ Mbps.
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careful bitcoins is worth a lot now Big Grin
Dude, they talk about bitcoins on CNBC now.
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Thanks. I was paying month to month for it for the last 8 months. I should have switched to a year a while ago but wanted to try it out and just never bothered. My renewal day for the subscription was tomorrow so I got my full use out of the month.

Excellent service by the way.
I use their app, I've been having some issues with the killswitch not working though but only from this last update.
I also had to change my connection type from UDP to TCP because it would only go for a few hours. I've had it on for days at a time without issue now.
I held off on the update due to the Killswitch issues you mentioned. I run it on my media server along with Peerblock whenever downloading stuff.
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