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I am satisfied that every company listed here offers good value for the money you spend.
Gadgets and Gizmos
Bags, Cases and Personalization
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Virtual Private Networks
|15% off a 1-year subscription of Hotspot Shield Elite|
Coupon Code: FUTUREEXPAT5 will get you $5 off a 1-year subscription
Hide My Ass
|Yes, I kid you not, that’s its name. They pretty much refer to themselves as “HMA.” Anyway, HMA (aff) offers a 30-day guarantee. They offer service at a monthly fee of $11.52, or you can purchase a six- or 12-month package at considerable savings, $50.66 or $78.66 respectively. They point out that they don’t have any bandwidth limitations and you’re not restricted to a single server.|
They have 241 servers in 42 countries.
|“VPN Made Simple” is their website tagline, and I’ve found that to be true.|
Here are a few ways they’ve simplified:
|Personal, fast and secure VPN. Claiming to be the world’s fastest VPN, VyprVPN will give you a secure virtual network connection on your computer (Windows, Mac or Linux) as well as your iPhone or Android phone. No limits on uploads or downloads, and available in a regular version starting as low as $6.67/month, as well as a pro version ($8.33/month) and premier service ($10/month). Throw in servers all over the globe and a free trial, and you can’t go wrong.|
|Strong has several different plans, with prices starting at $55/year. Their service looks a bit more complicated than some of the others, but they get rave reviews for their 24/7 live customer support.|
Right now they’re offering three months for $21 if you want to try them out. They also have a 7-day money-back guarantee.
They seem to do an especially good job getting around the firewalls in China, and they can also protect your iPhone or Android phone.
|PureVPN offers a trial account for $2.50. There are three different plans, with varying access to services. Prices range from $9.95/month to $160/year. They offer a money-back guarantee, but only for three days.|
Servers are located in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Sweden, Romania, Singapore, Switzerland, Russia, Malaysia, Ireland and Panama.