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Tempted but wonder, if held hostage by the threat of lawsuits, would they give up their user lists?

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VirginiaDC said:   Tempted but wonder, if held hostage by the threat of lawsuits, would they give up their user lists?
  Yes they will.
99.99% of them will and the 0.01 already give it to the NSA as par for the course.

VPN's claim they won't but I've never see one stick to it's guns when the pressure is on.

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VirginiaDC said:   Tempted but wonder, if held hostage by the threat of lawsuits, would they give up their user lists?
  
Conspiracy theory?

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VirginiaDC said:   Tempted but wonder, if held hostage by the threat of lawsuits, would they give up their user lists?
 If you are trying to protect yourself when on unsecure networks that doesn't matter.  If you are doing something questionable then a better question is "do they keep logs?"  The company I currently use has no information to give law enforcement or the NSA after my connection to a server is broken.  EX: If I were to to be downloading a file all logs of who downloaded the file disappear from my VPNs logs the second I am done.  It can be proved one of there customers connected but no who.  They also do some kind of behind the scenes stuff to make it difficult to match traffic patterns.  They also offer a service where yhey send out notification on a regular basis to tell the sustomers they don't currently have any warrants served against them since they can't tell you when they do.  If you don't receive the message you know something is up.

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I've used them for less than a year with this same deal (more or less). Their customer service is reasonably responsive and I seldom have dropped connections. I don't torrent or stream or play online games that much so I cannot comment on the speed or latency, other than to note that they have a couple nodes which permit legal torrents and one in the US which I believe is optimized for streams.

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A VPN is also nice to have if you want to watch shows in a region where you are not actually located. Many service use your location based on IP rather then where you registered. So if you wanted to watch american netflix from Canada or visa versa it's possible by using a different server.

EDIT:  After a short look at their services  this appears to be good for general protection and anonymity but probably not gonna stop the feds.  It should keep you safe on public WiFi.

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giqcass/"do they keep logs" - Can you share which company you use for your VPN that you've just described?
And how much you're paying for it?

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Just to be frank what illegal activities are ppl talking about?

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VirginiaDC said:   Tempted but wonder, if held hostage by the threat of lawsuits, would they give up their user lists?
 If you are trying to protect yourself when on unsecure networks that doesn't matter.  If you are doing something questionable then a better question is "do they keep logs?"  The company I currently use has no information to give law enforcement or the NSA after my connection to a server is broken.  EX: If I were to to be downloading a file all logs of who downloaded the file disappear from my VPNs logs the second I am done.  It can be proved one of there customers connected but no who.  They also do some kind of behind the scenes stuff to make it difficult to match traffic patterns.  They also offer a service where yhey send out notification on a regular basis to tell the sustomers they don't currently have any warrants served against them since they can't tell you when they do.  If you don't receive the message you know something is up.

  what vpn?

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My suggestion for some users - not the ones using a VPN from home to mask their identity - is to setup your own VPN for free at home. That's what I've been doing for years. VPN runs on my router. Then I connect to it from anywhere to protect myself at public WiFi locations, and when overseas I can get a US IP address - from my home internet connection - wherever I am.

Setting it up the first time could be daunting for some people depending on their level of tech expertise. Wasn't too hard for me. I have a home router that runs Tomato USB firmware Shibby version, and the Tomato OpenVPN interface is pretty slick.

$0/month for life is a good price.

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anorexicwallet said:   Just to be frank what illegal activities are ppl talking about?
  Watching Porn of course!

And probably talking to Edward snowden every day.

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ahallfatwallett said:   My suggestion for some users - not the ones using a VPN from home to mask their identity - is to setup your own VPN for free at home. That's what I've been doing for years. VPN runs on my router. Then I connect to it from anywhere to protect myself at public WiFi locations, and when overseas I can get a US IP address - from my home internet connection - wherever I am.

Setting it up the first time could be daunting for some people depending on their level of tech expertise. Wasn't too hard for me. I have a home router that runs Tomato USB firmware Shibby version, and the Tomato OpenVPN interface is pretty slick.

$0/month for life is a good price.

  
Totally agree.  If you need to worry about this, take the time to set it up yourself.
 

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https://www.bestvpn.com/blog/38176/vpns-for-beginners/


http://www.pcmag.com/review/344816/keepsolid-vpn-unlimited

Does anyone know if this VPN service has servers on the west coast of USA? How to find out about their server locations?

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ahallfatwallett said:   My suggestion for some users - not the ones using a VPN from home to mask their identity - is to setup your own VPN for free at home. That's what I've been doing for years. VPN runs on my router. Then I connect to it from anywhere to protect myself at public WiFi locations, and when overseas I can get a US IP address - from my home internet connection - wherever I am.

Setting it up the first time could be daunting for some people depending on their level of tech expertise. Wasn't too hard for me. I have a home router that runs Tomato USB firmware Shibby version, and the Tomato OpenVPN interface is pretty slick.

$0/month for life is a good price.

That means that you PC has to be on at all times?  And your PC is set up for Remote Access?  If yes, what is you measure to prevent others hacking into your PC/Network?  [I am a newbie on this.]

Is there any instructions to set this up?

TIA
 

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ahallfatwallett said:   My suggestion for some users - not the ones using a VPN from home to mask their identity - is to setup your own VPN for free at home. That's what I've been doing for years. VPN runs on my router. Then I connect to it from anywhere to protect myself at public WiFi locations, and when overseas I can get a US IP address - from my home internet connection - wherever I am.

Setting it up the first time could be daunting for some people depending on their level of tech expertise. Wasn't too hard for me. I have a home router that runs Tomato USB firmware Shibby version, and the Tomato OpenVPN interface is pretty slick.

$0/month for life is a good price.

  Time to google how to do this.

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confused200 said:   That means that you PC has to be on at all times?  And your PC is set up for Remote Access?  If yes, what is you measure to prevent others hacking into your PC/Network?  [I am a newbie on this.]

Is there any instructions to set this up?

TIA

  Only the router is ON all the time. The VPN Server is running on the router.

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Yes, I have OpenVPN running on my router, and my router is on 24/7 - most people leave their router on anyway, right? You could run OpenVPN on a PC too - I have done it both ways. (Though I've only used Ubuntu as a server to install OpenVPN; perhaps you can in Windows too, but not something I care to explore.) Installing OpenVPN on the router is probably best for a few reasons.

I use OpenVPN with certificates. I would never trust a VPN in 2016 with just a password to connect to it. With certificates, your computer must present the proper certificates (and maybe a password too) to be able to connect to the VPN server. Nothing is 100% secure, but using certificates makes if far less likely you'd get hacked vs. just a password.

I will say that if you use a router for your VPN server, you need a router that is capable of this. Most consumer routers can't do OpenVPN - they may offer some other type of VPN but I wouldn't trust it unless it uses certificates. But your consumer router may support an "open firmware" like Tomato or DD-WRT. Tomato is much better and easier in my experience, but it runs on fewer routers than DD-WRT does.

I created my certificates years ago. You can find how-to guides out there by googling, but they may be outdated. Creating your certificates is probably the hardest part, but once you've got them, you can copy-and-paste them into the right boxes on your router's VPN config screen (at least with Tomato and DD-WRT you can).

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ahallfatwallett said:   Yes, I have OpenVPN running on my router, and my router is on 24/7 - most people leave their router on anyway, right? You could run OpenVPN on a PC too - I have done it both ways. (Though I've only used Ubuntu as a server to install OpenVPN; perhaps you can in Windows too, but not something I care to explore.) Installing OpenVPN on the router is probably best for a few reasons.

I use OpenVPN with certificates. I would never trust a VPN in 2016 with just a password to connect to it. With certificates, your computer must present the proper certificates (and maybe a password too) to be able to connect to the VPN server. Nothing is 100% secure, but using certificates makes if far less likely you'd get hacked vs. just a password.

I will say that if you use a router for your VPN server, you need a router that is capable of this. Most consumer routers can't do OpenVPN - they may offer some other type of VPN but I wouldn't trust it unless it uses certificates. But your consumer router may support an "open firmware" like Tomato or DD-WRT. Tomato is much better and easier in my experience, but it runs on fewer routers than DD-WRT does.

I created my certificates years ago. You can find how-to guides out there by googling, but they may be outdated. Creating your certificates is probably the hardest part, but once you've got them, you can copy-and-paste them into the right boxes on your router's VPN config screen (at least with Tomato and DD-WRT you can).

  OK... this is too much for me to work through so I'm going to sign up for the deal instead of creating my own VPN....  Thanks for the input of all vpn-experienced fatwalleteers.

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The most daunting part probably is to get a router that supports Tomato firmware, for example. Once you've done that, you can probably find a "how-to" guide that shows you exactly how to do it. As I said, I haven't looked at this in years, so I don't know what's out there anymore as far as how-to guides go.

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Does this company block torrents? Just wondering...

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Tor browser, free.

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keaton85 said:   Does this company block torrents? Just wondering...
  The primary goal of VPN Unlimited is not to download torrents, but to offer online security. There are limited cases when our technical team had to decrease the connection speed because of torrenting. We allow legal usage of P2P file sharing on US-California 1, Romania, Luxembourg, France servers.

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littleswallow said:   Use promo code ​6rldtom to get 10% off, that is $26.10.
  Thanks, but shows not valid for me.  Even tried with a new account. 

EDIT:  Found one that worked, "MISSYOU10". 
Worked with both a new & existing account.

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I don't really understand how this,protects you on public WiFi. Are there any sites where you have to enter private information that isn't run through SSL? I have trouble believing this would bring a substantial amount of additional security than what you get through the browser. What's more, at some point the traffic will be unprotected by the VPN. And quite frankly, if I'm trying to pilfer someone's data, that's where I'd attack since there is going to be vastly more data available at that location.

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This is basically worthless...

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marcopolomle said:   https://www.fatwallet.com/forums/free-stuff/1528790
  Not a true VPN. Just a proxy. IP locators and DNS still reveals where you are.

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I bought this lifetime subscription two years ago. It's not the best but definitely worth the price. I have two problems with this VPN. First, I don't always get an IP address from the country I chose. This is a problem when I want access to regional contents. Second, this is probably not unique to this VPN service but more than a handful of sites (including fatwallet) have blocked their connections. I don't know if this is true for all servers or just the one I use.

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hpmax said:   I don't really understand how this,protects you on public WiFi. Are there any sites where you have to enter private information that isn't run through SSL? I have trouble believing this would bring a substantial amount of additional security than what you get through the browser. What's more, at some point the traffic will be unprotected by the VPN. And quite frankly, if I'm trying to pilfer someone's data, that's where I'd attack since there is going to be vastly more data available at that location.

Benefits of VPNs (Legal uses)
1) It prevents Honeypotting.
2) Some places still take info on non SSL layers.  Rare but yes they still exist.
3) You can choose the country you originate from thereby bypassing certan regional locks. (This sounds illegal but is really sorta Grey market)
4) You can use it to test your website from various countries.  (Ex:My website looks different if you are in US or in Canada)
5) You can bypass those pesky Cisco ASA firewalls that prevents you from playing Clash of Clans on your phone in the local library
6) The VPN protects the traffic before it leaves your computer.  All the local logs of the compromised router will show is that you like going to a VPN. 
7) Routers with Compromised DNS will be bypassed by the VPN as the DNS requests go to the VPN, not to the local router.

I'm not going into the ways to use a VPN illegally.  As I said earlier, I'm not Edward Snowden, I don't have the government after me, I'm not trying to purposefully buy a VPN that 'claims' they are not keeping logs.
 

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When I have VPN Unlimited connected, I can't send out email from Outlook. Sending email from Webmail on Chrome is fine. Does anyone have the same problem?

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littleswallow said:   When I have VPN Unlimited connected, I can't send out email from Outlook. Sending email from Webmail on Chrome is fine. Does anyone have the same problem?
  Check your SMTP out settings, it might be pointed to a server that doesn't accept from wherever you are connected

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Are the free ones as effective as the ones that you pay for?

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forbin4040 said:   
littleswallow said:   When I have VPN Unlimited connected, I can't send out email from Outlook. Sending email from Webmail on Chrome is fine. Does anyone have the same problem?
  Check your SMTP out settings, it might be pointed to a server that doesn't accept from wherever you are connected

  Thanks for the info. I changed the SMTP port number from 25 to 587. Now it works.

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yoshistatue said:   Are the free ones as effective as the ones that you pay for?
  If you are asking about the VPN-at-home option I was talking about: sure, if you setup an OpenVPN server, it should be just as effective as one of the "paid" services to protect your internet traffic while on a non-secure network (like public WiFi)   Many of these paid services also use OpenVPN as I understand it.  But if you setup your own VPN, you don't have to worry about any third party involved.

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