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Private Internet Access: 20% off VPN Service: $32/year or EXPIRED

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Promoted 06-03-2013 at 08:57 PM View Original Post
Private Internet Access is offering 20% off their VPN Service. Thanks brisar

Note, refer to the forum threads (here or here) 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 June 3, 2013 at 07:03 PM by widgit
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Private Internet Access

20% off their VPN Service

LINK to the Offer. [privateinternetaccess.com]
  • $5.45/month for month to month plan
  • $31.95 for 1-year plan ($2.66/month)
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Last Edited by privateinternet July 29, 2013 at 07:05 PM

Private Internet Access is committed to privacy, does not log and uses shared IPs. The US is one of the only countries without a mandatory data logging requirement:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tel...ted_States

Private Internet Access was rated 4.5 out of 5 Stars by PC Magazine and is PC Magazine's Editor's Choice VPN service provider.




The speeds and reliability and support is good for the money.
But they are registered in the USA so this ‘we don’t log or share things’ talk is hogwash. Any VPN provider in the USA has an obligation to work with the authorities (the Patriot Act and/or NSA PRISM) so this is as anonymous as HMA (non-existent).

Private Internet Access response to PRISM: https://www.privateinternetaccess.../06/prism/


Why you need a VPN
http://lifehacker.com/5940565/why...your-needs

Speed Tests
https://www.privateinternetaccess...es/network
351+ Servers in 9+ Countries

Reviews
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2...799,00.asp

More Info on various services available (2013 edition)
http://torrentfreak.com/vpn-servi...on-130302/

5 Simultaneous Logins per Account
SOCKS5 Proxy Included
OpenVPN / L2TP / PPTP

Android App
https://play.google.com/store/app...ss.android

Heads up: Doesn't work in mainland China, so save your time and money if you plan to use it there.

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

HotSpot Shield (American VPN, Powered By Ads) (Adblock Plus Extension kills off these ads in Firefox & Chrome.

http://www.hotspotshield.com/

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.

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For those of use still trying to pay with Anonymous Bitcoins... or as Anonymous as possible... There is a good recent link that Zabeer123 shared with us in the thread... This is a step-by-step guide to creating an anonymous wallet for what ever reason... There is also an option to pay with a one time gift card....

Two Mostly Somewhat anonymous Payment Options


** ALWAYS PAY CASH FOR EITHER OPTION / DO NOT USE SAVINGS CARDS IF BUYING @ A GROCERY STORE/CVS/WALGREEN's or Other / DO NOT ASK A BUSINESS HOW LONG THEY SAVE THEIR SECURITY FOOTAGE OR U'LL FLAG U'RSELF **


1st - BitCoins -
A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating an Anonymous Wallet for Covert Practices [reddit.com]

Key quote/point of tutorial below (U'll still be on camera where ever u end up doing the exchange) Read & Read & Read the tutorial until u know what u are doing...
Quote :
Another great idea is to use the localbitcoins website; meet with a seller locally; pay cash and GTFO.
U can also take a chance & use a local BitCoin business found on Craigslist... Just make sure they have a physical business location... Like a cellphone store or something else.... U will be on camera at said location but it should lower the chance of getting ripped-off... And after 30-90 days or even less... Said business would probably overwrite u'r mug off their security system... Always change u'r BitCoin Wallets address for each transaction to avoid linkage...

PROS

- As anonymous as u can theoretical get
- Once you learn how to do it, U can replicate it for next time
- Should cost about 3%-7% above MT.Gox average price which should be less then $4.95 per transaction on smaller amounts of $75...

CONS

- U still have to meet some one in public or at their business.
- U'll still be on camera at Star-bucks or at a business
- U are trusting a stranger
- It cost money to wash u'r BitCoins
- Value of BitCoins can fluctuate
- Never use u'r homes Wifi to purchase or clean BitCoins. U'll have to drive to a Library or Starbucks...


2nd - Credit Card Gift Cards -
You can also pay with a CC Gift Card... They are available from different companies from different retailers... Get one that is not re-loadable but that you can add an exact amount at purchase time... Most run about $4.95 per GC... That way u pay the amount needed + $4.95... Call ahead to make sure the GC u are looking for is available where u plan to purchase... Choose a location where u don't normally go to... Wear a hat/cap & shades... Make sure u grab the right GC & that u add the right amount... Once activated/purchaed u probably can't change the balance... Go to an out of place retailer & not to a mall... Gas station stores are probably u'r best bet... Most of this info is part of different Blog posts old & more recent that when combine can give u the best option in u'r area & case... I've included links to said Blog posts... I included a hint to the best CC Gift Card... Said CC Gift Card will either not require any online registration or the only info they will request is a random ZipCode u will need to remember... Always use Tor & TorEmail when dealing with registration of u'r choice of CC Gift Card's... If possible use a public Wifi when doing said registration... Always use bogus info when registering said CC GC.... Also always write down the info u use for said registrations... Never use u'r CC GC at more then one service or purchase... But if u do... Only pay for the same service... NEVER use the CC GC on different services or u'll create linkage... CC GC do come with FEE's for u'r balance... Usually said fees don't start until 7 months or longer... So depending on how much $$ u add to u'r card & how long u plan to hold said CC GC... Be aware of how much extra it will cost u.... U will find the best option for u by reading all the links below...

Related Links:

How to Buy Things Anonymously Using A Credit Card [greycoder.com]

Vanilla Visa Retailers [vanillavisa.com]

How To Use Prepaid Debit Cards for Anonymous, Cash-like Digital Transactions [itstactical.com]

Anonymous Credit/Debit Cards [theprivacyguy.com]

Privacy Through Prepaid Credit Cards [snarfed.org]


PROS

- Theoretical a lot more anonymous then u'r Paypal, Visa, MasterCard... etc...
- Much easier to purchase then BitCoins...
- Easy to purchase if you do u'r homework...
- U can "cook" your card by waiting 30-90 days before using it to make sure the video footage of u buying has been written over...
- If u choose the right GC... It will probably be ready to go within 24 hours of purchase or the only info u will need to register online will be a random ZipCode... Don't forget what random Zipcode used...
- $5 per GC for possible anonymity


CONS

- Theoretical not as anonymous as BitCoins...
- Say Cheese... U'r on camera for as long as the retail location keeps their security video
- The bigger retailer u go to the longer u will be on camera purchasing the GC...
- GC's can incrue fees after a certain amount of months... 7 months, 12 months... Read the back of the GC before buying it...
- U might have to register the GC with bogus info online(Most non-refillable cards can be registered with bogus info... Write down what u use).... Use Tor & TorEmail for anything related to the GC & if possible don't do it at home...
- Re-using the GC negates any anonymity, So get as close to the amount u need... In this case $32...
- Using a GC for something that needs actually shipping to any address negates any anonymity too...
- $5 per GC for possible anonymity...

READ, READ, & READ & then READ some more... I think both of this payment options are worth the hassle to add a layer or two of anonymity when purchasing a VPN or other online service...

Thanks to all the Slick Dealer's that help us combine this info....

Bonus Links:

The Best VPN Of 2013 [greycoder.com]

The Best VPN For P2P In 2013 [greycoder.com]

How To Be Anonymous On The Internet [greycoder.com]

How to Avoid NSA Surveillance [greycoder.com]

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My experience: I signed up last time. I have a 25 Mbit connection and get about a 50% decrease in speed using PIA at the server location closest to me (same state) on a windows home server. If I go further away speed decreases the further away I go and no locations outside of my state are worth using for me because the speed decrease is greater than 50%. For me speed is also very,very slow and unusable at any server locations outside of the US. I tried using all of the connection options, OpenVPN, PPTP and the PIA client, all with the same results. Makes me wonder if something is not configured correctly on my end or if the servers are just overloaded.
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Quote from namlook View Post :
My experience: I signed up last time. I have a 25 Mbit connection and get about a 50% decrease in speed using PIA at the server location closest to me (same state) on a windows home server. If I go further away speed decreases the further away I go and no locations outside of my state are worth using for me because the speed decrease is just too great.. For me speed is also very,very slow and unusable at any server locations outside of the US. I tried using all of the connection options, OpenVPN, PPTP and the PIA client with the same results. Makes me wonder if something is not configured correctly on my end or if the servers are just overloaded.
The following was posted in the previous thread....

Quote from Gnomatic View Post :
This was a good deal. While the domestic servers are a bit slow for me, I can max out my connection using several of the overseas servers. Go figure.
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The following was posted in the previous thread....
Maybe that person getting good speeds overseas is on the east coast? I'm on the west coast and get 1 to 5mbit on the overseas servers.
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How does this compare with some of the other VPN services such as TorGuard and hotspot shield?
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maxes my 15mbs home internet and T-mobile 4G most of the time. I alternate between the midwest server or east. The android app is rock solid with features to connect on boot. Check the available servers and bandwidth here: https://www.privateinternetaccess...s/network/
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My experience: I signed up last time. I have a 25 Mbit connection and get about a 50% decrease in speed using PIA at the server location closest to me (same state) ...
I'm in the midwest. I get slightly lower speeds connecting to the Chicago server (from 20Mbps to maybe 16-18Mbps). Overseas becomes much slower (10Mb). But I also don't have any reference measurements. It could be that overseas connections are all that slow, and it's not PIA's fault. I wonder if there's a way to make bittorent favor EU torrent seeds if you're using an EU VPN.

Overall, I'm satisfied with the service.

Also want to mention that when on VPN, I get confusing bandwidth readings. The overall rate could be 18Mb/s using a windows bandwidth monitor tool, but the actual data download rate is at something like 9Mb/s. This is even taking into account some overhead for data transfer. When not on VPN, this discrepancy doesn't exist. Others have mentioned how their upload speeds seem to increase when on VPN - this is probably because they're looking at the overall upload for the machine. VPN seems to add apparent data to the bandwidth monitors. If you actually timed how long it takes to upload X amount of data, it's about the same.
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so how does this impact the Klipsh Wireless speakers access to the wi-fi .. would they have to be reset of some sorts??
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so how does this impact the Klipsh Wireless speakers access to the wi-fi .. would they have to be reset of some sorts??
Unless your wireless speakers are accessing the internet for some bizarre reason, this won't impact them at all.
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Unless your wireless speakers are accessing the internet for some bizarre reason, this won't impact them at all.
okay cool! and so we can have couple of laptops, smart TVs ... all route thru the VPN or is there some limit to how many devices

my understanding is that my entire network will come under VPN and then however many devices work on internet they route thru VPN ... am I missing something?
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I assume the yearly deal is not lifetime deal?
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Is anyone aware of a trial period or a time in which we could cancel the contract? I'd be interested contingent on not losing too much performance. I'm squarely in the 99th percentile of USA domestic internet speeds and that's not something i'm ready to lose.
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I assume the yearly deal is not lifetime deal?
Yes it is. Yearly means lifetime in Internet terms. Buy buy buy.
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