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Private Internet Access VPN Service: 1-Year for $31.95, 1-Month EXPIRED

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Private Internet Access has great prices on Private Internet Access VPN Service (New Customers Only) listed below. Thanks iconian

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Available options:
  • 1-Year of Private Internet Access VPN Service $31.95
  • 1-Month of Private Internet Access VPN Service $5.45
Features:
  • Secure VPN Account
  • Encrypted WiFi
  • P2P Support
  • PPTP, OpenVPN and L2TP/IPSec
  • Multiple VPN Gateways
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • SOCKS5 Proxy Included
  • No traffic logs
  • Instant Setup
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Available options:
  • 1-Month of Private Internet Access VPN Service $5.45
  • 1-Year of Private Internet Access VPN Service $31.95
Features:
  • Secure VPN Account
  • Encrypted WiFi
  • P2P Support
  • PPTP, OpenVPN and L2TP/IPSec
  • Multiple VPN Gateways
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • SOCKS5 Proxy Included
  • No traffic logs
  • Instant Setup
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I just signed up a week ago to try it out. They claim to have a 7-day refund guarantee. After they charged my card for a year's service, I have tried several times to cancel with no response from them. The 8xx number is disconnected. A friend recommended them but I don't share his enthusiasm.
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PIA does have a kill switch option in their VPN software that would knock out the internet connection if the VPN cannot connect to their servers.
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I've been a happy user of PIA for 2 yrs.

I don't use the PIA provided clients. Just use the normal, OpenVPN client and have setup the IPSec version. It works well on every platform that I've attempted to use. The only trick to get I connect to different exit location around the world for different reasons. Setup was pretty easy, but we have to use their WEB interface to generate new credentials every few months.

You can run your own OpenVPN server to provide remote access to home/work/VPS from anywhere in the world. This doesn't have **anything** to do with PIA, but since the same client is used, just different connection settings are needed. I don't need multiple clients on my different devices. Tablets, smartphones, laptops, desktops, and routers all work with openvpn.

If you care about security, don't use the default PPTP tunnel version. PPTP has been cracked for 15 yrs. Don't, just don't.

HiDef video streams fine through the PIA VPN with an exit node on a different continent. It really is impressive. OTOH, if you are lucky enough to have 100+Mbps internet connection, then I would be surprised if any commercial VPN can keep up.

As for paying with gift cards, I don't understand what is so hard. Buy a gift card, register it online with a fake name and zip code, then use it to buy your PIA service.Bonus points if you look up a real name for the gift card registration. It would be smart NOT to use your own home or business internet connection when doing this registration. Also, be certain to use a full VPN, not just a SOCKS proxy, if you are trying to be more anonymous.
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is there "Kill Switch" option available .seems like missing in windscribe that been gaining popularity by SD Nation
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I pay $28/year and have been with PIA for about 4 years. Great, easy VPN. I usually use the Florida & Texas servers without any issues.

That's the most I can speak on it without either getting way too technical, or having long convos about why I use one.
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PIA does have a kill switch option in their VPN software that would knock out the internet connection if the VPN cannot connect to their servers.
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I just signed up a week ago to try it out. They claim to have a 7-day refund guarantee. After they charged my card for a year's service, I have tried several times to cancel with no response from them. The 8xx number is disconnected. A friend recommended them but I don't share his enthusiasm.
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is there "Kill Switch" option available .seems like missing in windscribe that been gaining popularity by SD Nation
There is, I haven't used that though.

I just use the socks5 proxy, so far so good.
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I pay $28/year and have been with PIA for about 4 years. Great, easy VPN. I usually use the Florida & Texas servers without any issues.

That's the most I can speak on it without either getting way too technical, or having long convos about why I use one.
Curious how are you getting that price? I bought 2 years from one of the deals here, what do I need to do to get the same pricing, instead of the inflated price of $50 a month.
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Anyone ever installed this VPN on a TP-LINK AC1750 router or something similar that would have some helpful tips?
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Anyone ever installed this VPN on a TP-LINK AC1750 router or something similar that would have some helpful tips?
Do you want all your traffic going through a VPN? Which would happen if you install the vpn on the router level.

People use the app to turn it on and off on the computer that needs the vpn.
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Curious how are you getting that price? I bought 2 years from one of the deals here, what do I need to do to get the same pricing, instead of the inflated price of $50 a month.
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Curious how are you getting that price? I bought 2 years from one of the deals here, what do I need to do to get the same pricing, instead of the inflated price of $50 a month.
If that's not a typo and you're paying $50 per month, I would just jump on this deal for an annual price of ~$32. I signed up 2 years ago for 2 years for $60. It just renewed.

Just cancel your account with them and open a new one through this link. They don't require much info and in fact, you can pay them in gift cards.
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I recently dropped PIA and would suggest going with a different provider. They recently switched their support team and the last email I sent for assistance didnt get a response for 20 days.

They also switched their servers around so that port forwarding became very difficult.
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Just cancel your account with them and open a new one through this link. They don't require much info and in fact, you can pay them in gift cards.
No need to cancel, just open a new account.

I hate the way they make paying with gift cards. They don't tell you how much a gift card has to have on it for a year of service. Instead you have to give them the numbers and then they'll tell you how much you get. But then you've already shared the goods with them. Not secure for their users. Why can't they just tell you that $50 on a Walmart GC will get you a year instead?
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is there "Kill Switch" option available .seems like missing in windscribe that been gaining popularity by SD Nation
Yes, Private Internet Access does offer a "Kill Switch" option/setting.
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is there "Kill Switch" option available .seems like missing in windscribe that been gaining popularity by SD NationThere is a kill switch
There is.
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