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Download of the Week: SurfEasy VPN

By Jos
Jul 10, 2013
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  1. We’ve recommended VPN services as a means to increasing your privacy online and getting around geographically restricted websites. But for all the benefits they represent, few make the process of getting an account and setting things up approachable to the...

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  2. Your link for 750 MB didn't work, just gave me 500.
     
  3. I recommend Private Internet Access. $40 for the year, no logs, no bandwidth limit, shared IPs... simple set up, can use same account on all your devices (pc, tablet, phone). Plus I have a 30Mb connection and get my full connection speed with them. Only obvious downside is a slightly increased ping (which is obvious for any VPN).
     
  4. Alan Wade

    Alan Wade TS Rookie

    But I had a very bad experience with Private Internet Access on customer support thats why I choose PureVPN.
     
  5. R3DP3NGUIN

    R3DP3NGUIN TS Enthusiast Posts: 154

    Private Internet Access or Mullvad. That is all!!!
     
  6. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,282   +157

    Whats the speed like?

    Edit: Speed hit 12 mbps (usual 60)at speed test .net before my virgin superhub hard reset itself.

    Running a speed test since equals an instant reboot and disconnect of my superhub...

    Uninstalled.

    Ill stick to TOR to acess the banned websites in the uk, And I dont really have to worry about the FBI knocking at my door as I dont really have anything to hide, apart from the odd pirate movie.
     
  7. Alan Wade

    Alan Wade TS Rookie

    I always gotta trouble shooting problem when I was connecting via private internet access
     
  8. Jos

    Jos TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 2,125   +69 Staff Member

    I didn't see any slowdowns, but then again I don't have anything close to a 60Mbps connection. It's possible speeds are throttled for free accounts, I'll check on that.

    I've tried a few VPN providers over the las couple of years. HydeMyNet, StrongVPN and BlackVPN come to mind. Had a good experience with all three and still have an account with the first because they offer a mix of VPN + DNS redirection (to get around geo restrictions on consoles and set top boxes).

    The main reason behind recommending SurfEasy is that it's extremely simple to use and set up compared to your average VPN. The only other company I've seen do something similar is TunnelBear ( also worth checking out) but SE's free tier is a little better since it gives you the chance to earn more free data through referrals and up to five concurrent devices.
     
  9. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,282   +157



    I can not say if I had slow down or not to be honest, Superhub force reset itself at 12mbps and the test stopped.
     
  10. Mortalife

    Mortalife TS Rookie

    Just tried the free 500mb and my connection gets throttled from 70/20 to 0.9/1.2..
     
  11. Hi, Peter from SurfEasy here. Just responding to some of the comments:

    We do not apply throttling to any of our VPN plans – free or paid. We're experiencing rapid growth and adjusting our private network as we go. We are aware of the intermittent speed issues and working on addressing them ASAP.

    If you run into any issues while using SurfEasy, get in touch with us at support@surfeasy.com or call us Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm (EST) 1-88 743 8102.
     
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  12. I think private internet access is the only way to go too. Next is mullvad. I don't know much about Surf Easy, but purevpn has problems.
     
  13. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Guru Posts: 467   +85

    I tried surfeasy's trial server and its totally crap. I can't even stay connected to the vpn for 30seconds before it just randomly disconnects.

    Sometimes it lasts a few minutes and then also just dies out and I'm left with no Internet connection for over a minute until things start working again.
     


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