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PrivateInternetAccess 2-Years PIA VPN Service for $59.95 US

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PrivateInternetAccess.com is offering their 2-Years PIA VPN Service for $59.95 US.
Note, this is valid for 24-months (approximately $2.50 US per month)

Features:

  • Secure VPN Account
  • Encrypted WiFi
  • P2P and VoIP Support
  • PPTP, OpenVPN and L2TP/IPSec
  • Multiple VPN Gateways
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • SOCKS5 Proxy Included
  • No traffic logs
  • Instant Setup

Slightly cheaper than this deal ($31.95 US 1-Year) which is still available.

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  • +1 vote

    Can we add this onto our current subscription? And if so how would I go about doing that?

    • +3 votes

      I just contacted their support, got this reply - "In order to take advantage of the promotion you would need to be either a new customer or a customer who has subscribed within the past 7 days or be coming to the end of your current subscription"

  • +1 vote

    Reviews of service, do they log? If theyre in the US does the NSA snoop?

  • +1 vote

    Very tempted, but will this help with… ahem… legal issues?

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        That's a bit more comforting. Their policy is more abstract on their website:

        "That being said, PrivateInternetAccess.com will do its best to assist copyright owners and their agents that report copyright infringement by a user that is using our services to the extent we can. However, before investigating any report of copyright infringement, we require the copyright owner or its authorized agent to give us a valid and complete DMCA takedown notices if you wish to report what you believe is infringing activity by a third party using PrivateInternetAccess.com’s VPN service."

  • +8 votes

    Ahh for a moment I thought this was 2 years access to Private.com

    Something quite different altogether…

  •  

    I'll be jumping ship as soon as my current year is over,
    they don't have any korean servers and aren't adding any in the near future…

    but apart from that I'm very happy with their service so far

  • -3 votes

    Happen to be reading a CHOICE review of VPNs at the moment. PIA has the highest performance rating, by a smidgin. Bad point- no servers in Australia.

    Torgard, which often gets a run around here:

    • Lowest overall, performance and ease of use scores
    • Failed DNS leak test

  • +2 votes

    I have used PIA for a number for years now and find them to be one, if not the best in terms of performance, cost and privacy.

    Be sure to check out the SOCKS5 proxy if you only want a VPN for P2P torrents, rather then your whole connection. YMMV.

    • +1 vote

      How did you test the privacy?

    • +2 votes

      You should know the difference between a SOCKS5 proxy and VPN, as they are not the same thing.

      Source
      The main difference between the VPN and the SOCKS5 proxy is the encryption, and what traffic they effect.
      The VPN will hide your IP address and encrypt your traffic at the same time, while SOCKS5 only hides the IP address, while providing no encryption at all.
      Also the VPN will effect all traffic on the computer / device it's set up on, while SOCKS5 only effects traffic from the software it's configured on.
      In general, we recommend using the VPN instead of the SOCKS5 proxy whenever possible.

      So make sure you are connected to a VPN when torrenting.

      • -2 votes

        Geees, you say you like a product and in come all the know it all Google jockeys to try and imply I'm retarded.
        I never said they were the same thing but whatever. Up to the end user to investigate options and pick the best for their content/circumstances. There are a number of reasons why a SOCKS5 proxy would be chosen over a VPN and that's why they offer it in the bundle. Once again, YMMV.

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          So basically your crippling your torrenting speeds while still allowing your ISP to snoop on your traffic. Gotcha.

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        If you don't want whole traffic to slow down, enabling SOCKS5 + encryption on your torrent client alone is a better option I think!!

    • +1 vote

      which server do you recommend for torrenting? I use sweden but its still not all that good. any better you can recommend?

  •  

    oh great… now speeds are going to drop even more!

    socks5 for P2P is great!

  •  

    For those users looking for a VPN … My own testing (anecdotal, no proof) shows that using PIA versus direct internet incurs about a 20% speed hit.

    Now, for those of you lucky/rich? enough to enjoy a fast ADSL2 / Cable, this might not be an issue. When your internet connection maxes out at ~700KBps, every bit counts…

    That said, have been very happy with PIA as a provider.

    • +1 vote

      I get a much bigger hit that that. I'm on a 50/20 NBN plan and am lucky to get half that using the Aus VPN exit points. If connecting to a server as an exit point in a P2P friendly country the speeds are considerably worse but they would be without the VPN too. Simply due to the distance (ping times) and shitty backhaul connection (bandwidth). We need more submarine cables.

      • +1 vote

        Tony and Rupert will convince us all to install copper wires there as well!

        • +2 votes

          Don't worry, our NBN plan is absolutely bulletproof. Tony said so!

          And our copper is waterproof as well! We don't need no expensive optical fiber, vote for us and we'll make sure your tax money is properly invested into a faster, better, copper future!

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      I can only wish that my ADSL2 connection maxed out at ~700KBps, instead it is three times worse, ~220KBps…

  •  

    Would this deal be definitely available till 5 July?

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      It's a 4th of July promotion within the US. I've just guessed the promo end date as it'll be July 5th in Australia with time/date difference.

  •  

    Can I use this to access Netflix USA

  • -2 votes

    No doubt this is a bargin, but has anybody seen the deal i pointed out https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/200320, 50 bucks for lifetime…

    •  

      But that does not have PPTP/Open VPN configuration, you have to download their clients to use on your machine etc.
      Meanwhile I would like to configure my router/nas to use VPN but can't.

  •  

    Buying 2 years worth of VPN seems a tad optimistic to me right now given events in Canberra but good luck.

    • +3 votes

      Fed Gov couldn't organize a root in a brothel let alone effectively shutting down offshore VPN's and piracy within 2 years.

  • +3 votes

    I signed up 5 days ago. My downloads were usually bad. Max 600kb. With the PIA, it went to between 12kb max and 0.2kb. So I had to cancel. Point being, they gave a full refund and were really helpful. So, worth a try.

    •  

      What time of day was this? I'm with Cyberghost premium plus and get good speeds but for about an hour or two per day (peak times?) it just slows right down.

      •  

        From between 4pm to 9pm… The duration of my order. I then asked for the refund, and it happened right away. Pleased with the service.

  • +14 votes

    Good price, but if you buy Telstra prepaid starter kit at 50% discount (it has been as low as $1) and get the year through in-app purchase you will be paying AU$20.74

    Full price for a year on google play in-app purchase:
    Private Internet Access Protection Yearly (VPN by Private Internet Access) $41.48/year

    I bought it using two prepaid started kit that i got for $1 each, so cost me less than $2 for a year VPN

  •  

    Damn. I've been with them a few months so can't take advantage of this.
    Excellent software/service. No noticeable speed downgrade either.

  • -1 vote

    Works in Australia?

  • +1 vote

    Friends tell me this service is super congested. Any other first hand accounts of that?

    • +1 vote

      Never had such an experience myself with PIA.

    •  

      Some of their endpoints do get contested, but you simply try another endpoint. I've also noticed that if the VPN is up for a couple of days, the connection seems to time out, and requires a reconnect, but that could be just my machine.

      If you are thinking of using a torrent client, use one that will work on a schedule and set the download times for when you are away from the computer/sleeping, so you are not competing with torrent traffic during the day.
      Alternatively, set a bandwidth limit in the client to restrict it during the day - but this may not be enough if you have a heavily used connection (Youtube, online gaming, etc)

      Finally, if you do change endpoint, make sure you shut down your torrent client first, wait a few seconds, then disconnect the PIA client and change endpoint. Otherwise you may well end up advertising your ISP assigned IP address to all and sundry.

  • +2 votes

    No warrant canary. Should this be a consideration?

  •  

    I've been looking at VPN's…

    However I would need to connect just my NAS to the VPN, not my desktop. I almost went with AirVPN to take advatnge of the OpenVPN it uses - I just couldn't see how to make it work. My NAS is an Asustor.

    Anyone succeeded with something similar here?

  •  

    Will this solve all of our PB problems? hehe

    • +1 vote

      It may not solve all your PB problems, but it will hide the fact you may or may not be downloading and sharing copyrighted material from those parties who seek to punish you for alleged activities that have not happened, nor would you be at liberty to discuss if they had, indeed happened.

      Short answer: Yes

  •  

    I presume this can be configured to run with an RT-AC66U running Merlin Firmware. I see there are guides for running via Tomato or DD-WRT so I presume Merlin's firmware would be very similar (using OpenVPN).

  •  

    I recently subscribed to pureVPN but after joining discovered that torrenting is only allowed on a few of their servers (Netherlands, Sweden, Russia and a few more). Does PIA limited torrent access to certain nations, or can one torrent from any of their servers? Linux ISOs, of course.

  •  

    Has anybody used gift cards to pay for this?

  •  

    I see www.purevpn.com has the same deal for US $49.95, has anyone tried both and can recommend which one to go with ?

  •  

    Anyone having issues paying via Paypal. I get to the screen where Paypal wants the SMS code . I select Security Questions as the SMS never comes and it gives up an error message.

  • +1 vote

    Well I bought this PVN and its been great and not really that slow at all, now I can be a little safer being a naughty boy.
    This is like a condom, i've got some protection but it's not completely safe :)

  •  

    Great price. Thanks OP.

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