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Old Jun 8th 2015, 5:25 am
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Hi all,

I'm moving to Saudi Arabia to work.

I need to surf the internet for personal use at home every night using my laptop. I don't have other connected devices.

Areas most important to me: Extensive tabbed browsing, youtube videos and skype-skype with webcam. Also downloading (torrent).

My question is should I purchase a VPN service such as:

CyberGhost, AirVPN, PureVpn, ExpressVPN, StrongVPN, HidemyAss

Or go with the free Chrome extensions:

DotVPN, FreeMyBrowser, GomVPN, UltraSurf, Zenmate, etc..

Another question I had is If I choose the route of buying a VPN service over the free extensions, which company provides the best connection in Saudi Arabia? Cheers.
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Old Jun 8th 2015, 5:34 am
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Originally Posted by sandia911 View Post
Hi all,

I'm moving to Saudi Arabia to work.

I need to surf the internet for personal use at home every night using my laptop. I don't have other connected devices.

Areas most important to me: Extensive tabbed browsing, youtube videos and skype-skype with webcam. Also downloading (torrent).

My question is should I purchase a VPN service such as:



Or go with the free Chrome extensions:



Another question I had is If I choose the route of buying a VPN service over the free extensions, which company provides the best connection in Saudi Arabia? Cheers.
Do you want to increase the chance of the regulators blocking any other VPN providers or are you done?

Honestly the benefit of paid over free is speed and available locations. For example if you want to use BBC iPlayer you need a UK based VPN and speed will be critical unless you love buffering.

It's only around $10 a month. Pony up the dosh.

All the things you mentioned are available without VPN by the way. Even in Saudi. I know of one public torrent site which is blocked and that is only because the url contains the word ASS

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Haha. sorry I didn't realize the names were sensitive.

Are you saying i can view any youtube video I like in Saudi without a VPN?
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Haha. sorry I didn't realize the names were sensitive.

Are you saying i can view any youtube video I like in Saudi without a VPN?
not sensitive as such, but why tempt fate? this is a public website (shows up in google etc) after all.

yes you can. there are no blocks on youtube that I am aware of
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The fourth you've mentioned (paid) I have and is very good.

Now go back, edit your post and remove the names.
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The fourth you've mentioned (paid) I have and is very good.

Now go back, edit your post and remove the names.
I have one that is not mentioned so no worries..
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I have one that is not mentioned so no worries..
It doesn't really matter, because I've got it. It's just when I bought new laptop I couldn't get on their site to download again. Took ages to figure a workaround.
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Originally Posted by micjustin33 View Post
I would not suggest to use free VPN in Saudi Arabia, it will easily be traced and you will be blocked to access any website. Paid VPN is good option Ex------PN is best but bit expensive if you can pay for e----pn then I would recommend it otherwise you can check out details of I-----sh and Pu----- that have good protocols and support [URL="t[/URL].
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keep it secret otherwise it will get blocked soon
Edit your post to remove the names......
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Originally Posted by sandia911 View Post
Hi all,

I'm moving to Saudi Arabia to work.

I need to surf the internet for personal use at home every night using my laptop. I don't have other connected devices.

Areas most important to me: Extensive tabbed browsing, youtube videos and skype-skype with webcam. Also downloading (torrent).

My question is should I purchase a VPN service such as:

CyberGhost, AirVPN, PureVpn, ExpressVPN, StrongVPN, HidemyAss

Or go with the free Chrome extensions:

DotVPN, FreeMyBrowser, GomVPN, UltraSurf, Zenmate, etc..

Another question I had is If I choose the route of buying a VPN service over the free extensions, which company provides the best connection in Saudi Arabia? Cheers.

I use the third one and have had no issues whatsoever. Quite a bit cheaper than no.4
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Originally Posted by micjustin33 View Post
why you are saying this to everyone?
Because when someone tries to sign up to one, it may be blocked.

It sounds a little bit Big Brother but I can imagine Expat Forums are a good source of information for websites that authorities in different places may wish to ban.
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and...............CG went down yesterday after this thread came on the governments radar. Coincidence? If so, thanks Sandia911 [/s]
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Old Jun 11th 2015, 4:29 pm
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Im sorry I don't know how to edit the post. Also, if it's so important why doesn't the moderator remove it?
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Old Jun 11th 2015, 4:31 pm
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Default Re: paid VPN service vs. free vpn extension

I ended up going with IPA, it was not on the list, but it was cheap ($40/year).
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I ended up going with IPA, it was not on the list, but it was cheap ($40/year).
Well, it's on the government's list now you've mentioned it by acronym.
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Old Jun 12th 2015, 4:23 pm
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I find it hard to believe the "government" doesn't know this information already. Do you really think they make decisions based on what acronyms are posted on this or any other forum? If the moderator wants he can delete the post. Obviously, it's not that important.

Also, if you advise me how to edit or delete the post, I will do it myself. But, really I doubt it works like the way you implied.
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