Get 2 Years Of VPN Access For Just $US30 Per Year

With the recent data retention shenanigans, you might have put serious thought into setting up a VPN (if you're not already for circumventing geo-blocks). If you're still considering your options, Private Internet Access is currently offering a good deal on two-year subscriptions.

Spotted by OzBargain user "Dolphin Trainer", PIA is providing its service for $US2.5 per month, or $US59.95 for two years. Normally you'd be paying around $US40 per year, so this works out to be a nice saving, even when you convert it to $78 in local bucks.

Here's what your money gets you:

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

As always, do you research before making a commitment — not all VPNs are created equal. A small consolation is that it comes with a seven-day money back guarantee, so you won't be stuck if for whatever reason you can't get it working or your speeds are affected significantly.

Slickdeals and Private Internet Access Offer A Two-Year Package [Private Internet Access, via OzBargain]


Comments

    Isn't Tor free though?

      The way I understand it, Tor is an anonymization service. A VPN focuses on security/encryption. A good VPN can be faster and offer better security if you need it.

    Does anyone know which ports this service uses to connect the VPN?

    @Ararat
    Connection Type: Connection Type: default ports for OpenVPN are UDP or TCP
    TCP / UDP : What is the difference ? The UDP protocol guarantees a fluid transfer since it does not control any of the stages of transmission. It is useful for streaming applications for which losing packets is not detrimental. In fact, during these transmissions, lost packets will be ignored. The TCP protocol does check data transmission during the transfer. Its role is to verify that the IP packets are received in good condition, without any loss or change in integrity. In summary, use UDP most of the time for a rapider transfer.

    •Remote Port: Select the standard connection port. The default should be 1194. If you have any doubts, leave it in Auto. Only change it if the network gets blocked. For example, use 443 for TCP (usually only for HTTPS) in order to bypass firewalls (often found in public wifi, schools, etc).

    •Local Port: The local port setting can be used when there is a firewall on your network blocking the VPN. Set a local port to be open in the firewall (a local port cannot be used to access your network from outside your local network), then set that local port in the PIA client, and it will sometimes allow you to connect when you could not before.

    •Port Forwading: Only works with these countries: Netherlands - Canada - Switzerland or Romania . To find a port that shows up as << Connected – Country [#####]>> just hover the mouse over the PIA icon.

    More info here : http://vanish.org/?p=2459

    Something that should be on the TOP of this article, is the fact that PIA is one of the few, if not the only, VPN that does not store any data, at all. If it gets a request for user info, it simply tells them that there is no data stored at all. If pressed legally, they will send a blank disk. This is as promised on their own site.

    Last edited 05/04/15 11:26 am

    I just signed up with PIA. It crippled my download speeds. I wasn't too impressed. I opened a ticket with them and waiting for them to get back to me. I suspect it's just due to the physical location of the servers, so maybe this is not the VPN for Australia.

    @anamelesshenchman - I had the same problem when I chose an overseas server - although the west coast of the US worked ok. When I changed back to the Australian servers, my speeds were as normal (bearing in mind I have ADSL2 and top out at about 8Mb/s)

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