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Your computer’s IP address is blocked. What can be seen is the IP address of the server you are using. If you wish to access Google.com in the US, for instance, then choose a US server in your ExpressVPN menu.
You’re welcome, Bob.
It might be best to contact the VPN’s customer support team to see if they can find any solutions.
Unfortunately, if a VPN won’t work there might not be many options available to you. Other VPNs might be more useful, but I could not tell you if your school is blocking them or not.
Just for the sake of clarification, do want to access American Netflix from India or are you asking if you can access Indian Netflix with an American account in India?
Thanks for the information!
we’ll look into this. It’s often a constant back and forth between Netflix and VPN providers. Hopefully the situation will resolve soon.
Thanks for your information. We’ll look into this and change the review as necessary.
To my knowledge I am uncertain of this. For now I would recommend seeing what other payment options ExpressVPN has (there are quite a few, including PayPal and Bitcoin) and seeing what you can obtain. There is likely a payment method that will work for you.
Thank you for the information. We’ll consider it when we update this page in the future.
Buffered or IPVanish are certainly not the highest paying VPN companies in the space. IPVanish is the better cheaper version and Buffered is our pick at the moment. HOWEVER that is likely to change as we redo our testing every 3 months.
Can you elaborate on your question ? Are you asking us to comment on the Teamviewer VPN ?
good to know jonasz
Did you try contacting ExpressVPN’s customer service department? They’re incredibly helpful and should be able to help you with your problem.
I would like to refer you to our best VPN for Chromebook page. https://securethoughts.com/best-vpn-for-chromebooks/
Otherwise, I might recommend contacting customer service for the service that you’re using, as they have much more experience working around these sorts of problems than myself.
Based on our research on the VPN market, we were concerned about a lack of an option for anonymous payment from PureVPN. Otherwise we didn’t find it necessarily outstanding.
Thanks for your question and your input.
I would just like to make a note that our general recommendation has changed to Buffered, see our main review page: https://securethoughts.com/vpn-review/
As for our review at the time, we use a variety of parameters and metrics to determine the best VPN for a certain or location and at the time our tests concluded that ExpressVPN performed the best, despite its relative age. VPns are evolving services and age means very little in this market.
Thanks for the feedback, we’ll look into it the next time around when we update our reviews.
Did you try contacting the VPN’s customer service? They often have a solution which can help.
Thank you so much for this information and feedback, I saw your other comment and I apologize for not getting back to this sooner, I didn’t check the comments over the holiday. I’m certain this will help other readers.
I believe the VPN customer service department for the VPN you’re attempting to use would be more helpful than myself.
Have you tried contacting their customer service? Do you know how your school is blocking the VPN?
Sorry to hear about your issues with them, I hope your problem gets resolved quickly and amicably.
To do so, you’ll likely just want to select a VPN server that’s based in New Zealand. That should place your IP address in New Zealand and solve your issue.
The company is registered in BVI and are subject to their laws. They have offices in Hungary and also Serbia is what you are seeing.
Sorry to hear that you’ve been having difficulties.
As for your problem, I would say it depends highly on what you have available to you. In some cases I wouldn’t rely on networks at all and use a data plan instead. As far as VPNs go, I understand your concerns. Right now we think Buffered VPN is the best for most circumstances. As for regulations, they know that if they betray the customer word will get around very quickly (much like your experience with ExpressVPN) and customers will jump ship to another VPN very quickly, so the best VPNs are trustworthy.
Let me know if you have any other questions.
Based on my understanding it should be possible, although as to the legality of a VPN in the UAE depends on how you use it. As I am not a UAE Legal expert of any kind, I would recommend checking with more detailed resources on the subject.
Thank you for the information, we’ll take a look into it and adjust if necessary.
Depending on the package you take will depend on the cost. The longer timeframe you have the lower the cost.
It depends on how you are being blocked. Could you download it elsewhere and use it once it is installed?
Hey V Rendz,
Thanks for the information! Unfortunately we often see the situation go back and forth in which streaming companies and VPN companies are constantly finding workarounds to each other’s workarounds. It’s an ongoing situation.
What problem do you have with the VPN? Have you tried contacting you service provider’s customer service?
Unfortunately I can’t be entirely certain what might work best for you, but the best suggestion I can give at this time is to see if there’s an app for your VPN of choice (their website will often link to it) and to download it and work from there.
Hope this helps, Lyndon
Sorry to hear that you had a bad time with this one. Currently our main choice is BufferedVPN, although we didn’t experience nearly as many problems with ExpressVPN as you did. Hopefully you find an option that satisfies you.
We haven’t been able to get to all of our pages yet, but currently we would recommend Buffered as the best all-around option for most users.
Thanks for letting us know!
Sorry to hear that you had a bad experience with them. While we do have an affiliate program set up with ExpressVPN, we do remain unbiased in our articles and make our recommendations based on what we believe is the best service. Might I ask what your exact difficulties were and if you tried to contact their customer service department?
Our apologies, it must have been an oversight on our part when we updated the article.
How odd. Have you tried contacting their customer service or support options to see if you can get an explanation from them?
That’s unfortunate to hear, although I’m glad you could get a refund quickly. This is the first I’ve heard of this. Did you happen to try contacting their customer service?
Thank you for your question.
The last time we checked, their android apps worked perfectly fine and I didn’t run into any issues. As far as P2P is concerned, they seemed fine the last time we checked but that is a situation that changes rapidly no matter what VPN is being used. Its one of the more volatile aspects of the internet.
Hope this information helps!
This might be an issue with your bandwidth or connection other than the VPN persay. Have you tried contacting customer service and are you experiencing connection issues elsewhere?
With some VPNs its a constant back and forth on how they’re working on Netflix. There’s a bit of a crackdown and workarounds (and workarounds to those workarounds) are being created often. Have you tried contacting the customer service of one of those VPNs?
Thanks for letting us know. The situation might have changed since we wrote this review.
Could you explain in a little more detail how they are not working? Have you tried contacting the customer service of any of the VPNs you tried out?
I just did a check myself about this. They do have a limited number of free slots, which are sometimes at capacity, but it is possible to use the VPN freely still. It does unfortunately require a bit of waiting.
Hope this helps.
Sorry to hear about your issues, it seems to be a constant back and forth between content providers and VPN service providers. I would recommend contacting their customer service department to see if there is anything you can do.
Sorry to hear that Alex. Have you tried contacting their customer service? We usually hear excellent things and they’ve performed well in our tests regarding their problem solving.
I’m afraid I’m not certain enough about your problem in order to properly solve it. It could very well be an issue with Match, and it might be prudent to contact their customer service to find your answer. Depending on how the sites logs and tracks IP addresses (they could get suspicious about different logins from different places) a VPN could simply not work for the dating service.
Hope this helps!
ExpresssVPN also accepts other payment options, including PayPal and Bitcoin. There is likely one that you can use. What were you trying previously?
In general we would recommend ExpressVPN or Buffered VPN for most circumstances. PureVPN could work, but we simply don’t have as much confidence in it.
Sorry to hear about this. Chances are it’ll be a constant back and forth here for quite a while. Let us know if you find out anything!
Do you think you could tell me a bit more about the methods they use to block proxies? Thank you.
If ExpressVPN is not working for you, we’d recommend Buffered VPN for most situations.
Sorry to hear about your troubles with this, it appears to be that its a constant struggle back and forth between streaming service providers and VPN services.
Depending on how your school manages to block VPNs, that could very well work.
That does seem to be the case. It’s currently a back and forth between VPN providers and those who wish to stop VPN users.
Which VPNs did they block downloading? Unfortunately this is a bit of complex situation since I’m not certain what exactly your school did.
Which VPN are you curious about regarding this question?
While I can’t say we’ve tested each and every VPN for accessing Canadian content, we do generally recommend Buffered and they should have the capabilities you need in order to gain access.
Thanks for the info. We currently don’t recommend TotalVPN.
So Dubai is a special situation in that they banned VPNs in the country. We believe these are the Best VPNs for the country at the time being with that in consideration, but each user has to weigh the benefits and costs for themselves.
Hope this helps, Best, Lyndon
Unfortunately I’m not exactly sure how much I can help you. School systems vary greatly and they might be sophisticated enough to notice proxy servers. You can try different options or you can see if there are people or resources that can know more about the situation to help you.
It depends on what VPN you’re looking at. BufferedVPN lets you have five connections at once. For a normal subscription ExpressVPN lets you have 2 connections at once. HideMyAss lets you have 2.
Hope this answers your question.
How odd. Unfortunately I can’t speak with certainty as to which credit cards they’ll accept. I’d recommend contacting them directly about it. They’re usually very quick about getting back to you.
Thanks for the information. I’ll have to look into this and update the review if we feel that its necessary.
As for the rating, that was up to the discretion of our reviewer but I’ll be certain to bring that up in future reviews and plans.
It also might be the case that things have changed since we’ve done this review.
This might be best answered by IPVanish’s customer service team, as I think they’ll be able to walk you through the process and answer questions on this more accurately than I can.
Sorry to hear that, what seemed to be the problem? Did you try contacting the customer service phone or email of any of the services you used?
Sorry you had a rough time with this one. There are other VPNs we recommend that will hopefully serve you better. You can check out our reviews here: https://securethoughts.com/vpn-review/
VPNs almost always charge per month but you can also get a better deal with a longer commitment. That’s up to you. I would recommending getting one set up on your device in the states first for the sake of ease, but you should still be able to acquire one in Vietnam.
Hope this info helps and have a good trip!
Sorry that you has this messy experience with them. We’ll try and get in touch with Buffered VPN and see whats up.
Based on our last review of the service you can use up to 5 connections at once with one account.
Based on the country’s laws, unfortunately not. People will have to make their own judgments as to whether or not to take the risk of arrest in the UAE, but we have provided the best information we can on the subject.
Sorry to hear that Andy, unfortunately its a constant struggle of workarounds and blocks with these services. Hopefully BufferedVPN can fix the problem soon so people can enjoy the BBC iPlayer again.
Glad to hear it, thanks for your input!
We have tested the Buffered VPN after you made this comment from the USA and we were able to access BBC player. Have you tested this yourself or are you just saying that ? We tested this 24th of June 2016.
Thanks for letting us know about this, we’ll take a closer look into it and see if anything needs adjustment.
Thanks for the review here, glad to have your thoughts on it. We’d recommend some other VPNs as well.
Sorry to hear about this. Sometimes VPNs can have technical problems like this and it can be frustrating.
Looking forward to hearing again from you, hopefully with good news.
Thanks for the feedback, the situation has likely changed and if this is a major concern then it might be best to try a different VPN service.
This review was from earlier this year. We found these speeds to be the speed of the average user, which is our target audience. While we know that speeds can be faster, we have to keep our entire audience in mind.
We’ll take a look at our test speeds again and update them if there’s something out of place.
Thanks for letting us know about this.
I’m sorry to hear that.
Thanks, we’re glad you like the information. The popularity of sports streaming is growing so we know how important this can be some some people.
As to the best of our knowledge ExpressVPN works great in China and Singapore. You shouldn’t have any difficulties accessing social media platforms with it.
I’m sorry you had this poor experience with them. I can’t say we thought it was the best either.
If you’re looking for an alternative now, you might want to check out our main VPN review page: https://securethoughts.com/vpn-review/
I hope this helps!
Thanks for letting us know about this! We’ll take another look at ZoogTV in the future and update this review accordingly.
So from our knowledge we have not experienced or have heard of this happening with other VPN services.
We have updated our recommendation to BufferedVPN, their servers don’t seem to be getting blocked by BBC. It is a bit of a hit and miss situation at the moment where things are fluid and changing daily. Give them a try and let me know how it goes.
Thanks for the update.
Appreciate your feedback.
We will look into this and update our review.
Express has some of the best connections to help Chinese clients access content while you are in Xi’an, Xining and Lhasa. I will let anyone comment on this to confirm.
Can you describe how BBC Iplayer isn’t working for you ?
Thanks Juha! Glad to hear it.
Great to know!
Our review on this page is a little out of date. We will add it too the queue to update.
I assume this is the company you are talking about ? – http://www.chillglobal.com We haven’t heard of this before we will check it out and do a review. Stay posted.
Let me know how it goes ? Did you try Express as well ?
First, thanks for your question, based off our information and experience this is very much possible. You might get a few hiccups and slower speeds but should be perfectly sufficient to make calls while in Vietnam. Just don’t expect the call quality to be perfect.
Great to hear Hermed
Great to hear Giuseppe!
Hi A, No we don’t work for Buffered VPN we are an independently owned company. We do have a disclaimer on every page that we do receive compensation from some providers we recommend.
I appreciate how frustrating it is that Netflix is being blocked, a lot of the team here at SecureThoughts live outside the USA and love our Netflix as well. We have been in direct contact with the BufferedVPN support department and they are working around the clock to make sure all server locations are online. The only advice I can give is to try one of the other providers on the list if BufferedVPN does not work and see if you can open a channel on one of their server locations.
Have you contract Buffered VPN support about this ?
Where are you accessing Netflix from ?
The ease of use of a VPN has been a big feedback point from our users. Remeber the average person that uses a VPN is super technical hence why we made that recommendation. HMA does have a good server network, their support has reduced as they were recently purchased by a large corporate company that I think has slashed their customer service department. However thanks for the feedback. Other people can read this and make their decision based off the review and comments.
Thanks for the feedback Carson. I do know that HMA was bought by a very large corporate company and aren’t very responsive these days. I agree with you about HMA and Buffered VPN. We have had some poor feedback on PureVPN however I know they have been working very hard to upgrade their infrastructure.
We have talked to Buffered VPN directly about this. Can you please contact their support – http://support.buffered.com/ and talked to the DEV team directly about this. They have developed a workaround for this and should be able to help you out.
Which unblocker are you currently using ?
Serge that is a shame. Have you tried Buffered VPN ? As of this comment they have been working with our tests so far.
Great to hear!
Thanks Anthony for the tip. We have never reviewed them before I will add it too the list.
It seems to be a very fluid environment at the moment. As you say it works when it does. The Express team is constantly working to make sure all server locations are open. Perhaps try one of the other services we recommended and see if they have an open server ?
Thanks Fred, Again all those sites do make a commission as well on product referrals. We do test these services ourselves as you can appreciate we are a small team so we get around to re-testing when we can.
Hi Fred, As our policy says we do receive a commission for all products and services we review on the website just like Wirecutter and PCmag does.
No there is no conflict. Kapersky even wrote an article about the benefits of using one here – https://blog.kaspersky.com/vpns-use/1788/
Nairobi, we feel you on this !
Thanks, Daniel. The VPN will definitely help you to be surf online more safely.
Dom – here is our review – https://securethoughts.com/nordvpn-review/
Angela you would need to speak with a lawyer about this.
Yes we get paid by Express VPN for our review. However we get paid by most of the VPN services so in theory it is a level playing field. We have reviewed around 100 VPN’s to date. Some get really bad reviews. Checkout our VPN unlimited review, we gave them 67/100. This seems to be in line with your experience with them.
We try to stay independent. We have the same staff member review each VPN for consistency. Express VPN is one of the largest if not largest VPN com[any by total customers on the internet. They have a great service for the average user. If you are looking for no log VPN for privacy we suggest AirVPN.
We’ve added LimeVPN to the list. We have a PureVPN review coming up.
Hi, David. Sorry you had problems. I just tried the link to BufferedVPN, and it took to me to the site with no problems. Can you try again?
Glad you found it helpful, Jamie.
Charlie, I’m glad you found the information helpful. That’s awesome to hear.
Hope it works out well for you, Darlene. Thanks for your comment.
Thank you, LibraryLadyTwo!
Yes there is an IOS app from Express VPN that you install on your Iphone 6. If you buy express VPN they have an app for your computer, Ipad and phone that is all included on the $8 monthly fee. Also Express VPN is our recommendation for China as they have a great server farm in Hong Kong that you connect too. Checkout our review here – http://securethoughts.com/3-best-vpns-china/
Yes the 30 day money back Guarantee is great. China can be a challenge when it comes to content blocks.
Hi, That’s great to know!
That is a shame that is happening, unfortunately your in the hands of the ExpressVPN support at the moment. The BBC have increased their protection and it seems that it has been a challenge on all VPN’s let’s see what ExpressVPN support says and go from there
Jim, We’ve tested and reviewed 145 VPN’s and this is the results we have come up with. We did test OPENVPN.net for our purpose they didn’t have a large enough server network to be considered the best. I am sure they serve your needs well. We aren’t saying they are a bad VPN we are just saying for the majority of people these options are the best.
Amazing! Thanks for the feedback Abdullah. Glad you can play with a good connection and no lag.
We have found ExpressVPN to be the most reliable. Pure seems to have challenges with their server network more often than other VPN’s
Buffered does not keep logs and is based in the British Virgin Islands and is not part of the Five Eyes data laws.
Thanks for the feedback Cliff. We update our reviews every 6 months we are due for a new one soon. We will update the post when we are donne
Ben have you used another VPN ?
If the school has blocked VPN’s and proxies then the only other way is if you have your own computer. However I assume you are using a school computer so the answer is unfortunately there is no other option.
It definitely will. They have a Mac client which I personally use in the USA when I am working. Enjoy your trip to Beijing!
If they block you installing a VPN then try some proxy sites. Although they are less dependable than a VPN you might be able to find one that works.
Hey there Charles, thanks for your question. ExpressVPN was found to rank the highest based on our testing, factoring in many different areas such as speed, customer service, price, and overall coverage area. All VPN providers have some limitations based on regional laws and restrictions, but when considering all the facts, ExpressVPN comes out on top for me.
Hey Jen – nice name 🙂 You are right – due to piracy concerns, as of October 2015, VPN users have been blocked from using the BBc iPlayer. At least we can still catch a lot of those shows on Netflix and Hulu http://securethoughts.com/how-to-watch-netflix-outside-the-usa/ Thanks for the comment!
Glad you liked the post! Feel free to share it on Twitter and/or Facebook. Here’s some additional info: https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2010/03/31/plugging-the-css-history-leak/
Thanks Frin, glad you like the site! I really like to follow the blog at http://www.technewsworld.com/perl/section/security/ for interesting tech news.
Sorry, we don’t have the ability to unblock your Viber account, but try contacting Viber https://support.viber.com/
Hey Sarah – sorry to hear you are having trouble accessing Hulu! It seems that Hulu has tried to block VPN users, but there are a few ways to work around this. Check out this article for some tips! http://www.ibtimes.com/hulu-streaming-how-evade-ban-vpns-continue-watching-online-tv-1620940
Hey Roland! Thanks for the question – Webroot Security Anywhere is a great program, but there are known issues with getting reports of false positives – sites being marked dangerous when they aren’t – read more about that here: https://community.webroot.com/t5/Webroot-SecureAnywhere-Antivirus/Large-number-of-false-positives-on-sites/td-p/201613 or in this review: http://www.comparedandreviewed.com/internet-security-software/webroot-secureanywhere-internet-security-plus/review
I understand your concerns completely, and we wanted to make sure, so we contacted ExpressVPN directly about this issues, and you can rest assured, ExpressVPN is a reputable service with a history of providing secure connections to their customers – they have never had a single problem with any kind of malicious software on their site.
I understand your concerns completely, and we wanted to make sure, so we contacted bufferedVPN directly about this issues, and you can rest assured, bufferedVPN is a reputable service with a history of providing secure connections to their customers – they have never had a single problem with any kind of malicious software on their site.
Destiny, great question. A VPN can certainly help you with that. Check out the information on this page: http://securethoughts.com/best-vpn-youtube/ You’re sure to find a solution.
Thanks Brooklyn, good to know.
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