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Promoted 06-03-2013 by yuugotserved 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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Community Wiki

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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#211
Paypal is still traceable ..

Quote from aleck View Post :
That's correct. Unlike your ISP, VPN providers are often located overseas and have specific policies regarding destruction of activity logs. You still have to take their word for it. You can pay with PayPal or a prepaid card.
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#212
Quote from andy4theherd View Post :
anybody?
ISP might be throttling based on traffic type. VPN shields traffic.
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#213
Quote from blahbooboo2 View Post :
Traffic shaping by your ISP to limit your upload, or your test is giving false results.
thanks

if it is indeed allowing me 6 up i may get this just for the speed. my wife uploads lots of pics and it is brutal at 1up...
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#214
Quote from privateinternet View Post :
Dear Slickdealers,

Great questions, please keep them coming!
Quote from txh00kem View Post :
Says they don't log, but there is a pretty detailed conduct clause in the TOS. I'm confused by this...
How would they know what is going on unless they log or monitor traffic??
privateinternet: can you please describe your companies logging/tracking/monitoring policies regarding the conduct clause in the TOS?
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#215
Ok I have a simple question. If I purchase this would I be able to use Mlb.tv in my local market to watch games? I am in Dallas and cant watch Ranger games because they are blacked out. I got hotspot shield and even paid for the premium but it doesn't work with mlb.tv (still says blacked out). I am looking for a way to get past mlb.tv blackout.
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Quote from blahbooboo2 View Post :
How are you checking your IP number? If you check locally your IP won't appear as changed, but if you use a web browser based check http://www.whatsmyip.org/ it should (provided your VPN is setup for all connections).
Yeah, checked externally (ipchicken.com).

Changing my DNS servers didn't help either. Last time this happened, had to reset my wifi adapter via cmd prompt.
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#217
Quote from Stryder5 View Post :
Yeah, checked externally (ipchicken.com).

Changing my DNS servers didn't help either. Last time this happened, had to reset my wifi adapter via cmd prompt.
Probably should enable some sort of kill switch when VPN fails...
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#218
Are there any issues with using a service like MagicJack?

Are there any issues in using a service such as MagicJack with PIA?
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Last edited by NetAmigo June 4, 2013 at 07:54 AM
#219
I signed up for an year subscription yesterday @ 39.95...is there anyway I can apply this deal to my account
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#220
Dear Knowledgable Denizens:
Thank you for this thread, as it has made me incredibly paranoid and now I want to participate in this slickdeal. But even the purchase seems fraught with peril, and I'm too lazy to buy with Bitcoin. So...if I go to my local store can I find an Amex or Visa prepaid card, pay for that with cash, and successfully use that to purchase this service to hide my internet traffic from most prying eyes? Can anyone confirm successfully executing this to successfully purchase service?
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Dear Knowledgable Denizens:
Thank you for this thread, as it has made me incredibly paranoid and now I want to participate in this slickdeal. But even the purchase seems fraught with peril, and I'm too lazy to buy with Bitcoin. So...if I go to my local store can I find an Amex or Visa prepaid card, pay for that with cash, and successfully use that to purchase this service to hide my internet traffic from most prying eyes? Can anyone confirm successfully executing this to successfully purchase service?
As far as I know, prepaid cards can no longer be used internationally thanks to our Homeland Security, make sure VPN billing is in US.
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#222
Quote from getdealsonline View Post :
why would you prefer this over Hamachi?
Maybe one of the posts in the following link may help

http://slickdeals.net/newsearch.php?showposts=1&threadid=5942170&q=Hamachi

Quote from bolland99 View Post :
I always pay with bitcoin. They also take ripple and are the first merchant I've seen who accept that.
I just don't get how this BitCoin process works, after reading may guides it still confusing and complicated.
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#223
do you pay a premium for buying bitcoins?

Can you share your process for using bitcoins (for eg: which site, how you pay .. most of the well reviewed sites want to link my bank account for buying bitcoins.

Quote from bolland99 View Post :
I always pay with bitcoin. They also take ripple and are the first merchant I've seen who accept that.
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#224
Quote from fbueller View Post :
I get about a 10% hit on speed, nothing big. Lots of servers, great support, port rerouting, kill switch, easy to use app on all desktop and mobile platforms. HIGHLY recommended.
Kill switch? Do you mean 'disconnect' right-click on tray icon?
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#225
Quote from banjoboy View Post :
Kill switch? Do you mean 'disconnect' right-click on tray icon?
No. Some VPN software has a feature where if it detects your VPN isn't functional, it kills all internet traffic on your computer. Ideal for downloaders...
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