I am a guy living in China and working mostly on English websites. As it is known, the Great Firewall has blocked many websites here. Therefore, a reliable VPN is a really must-have tool for me.
I have tested quite a few VPN in past months. Finally, I sort out the three VPNs that are all working in China. I just assume they should be no problem in most of the other countries in the world if work in China. The Chinese government has launched another crackdown on VPN connection since last year. Consequently, most of the VPN services have been terminated and people start to struggle with searching for new tunnels to connect with outside.
I am here to share what experience I have after testing countless VPN service. The final three best are listed out and they all offer a free testing plan with limited features.
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The first one I used is called Ivacy. I had been totally enjoying what smooth connection with this VPN provider until recent months. Chinese firewall just upgraded its version and blocked most of the servers from this VPN. I could not use Ivacy VPN until this latest update.
Ivacy release the latest version for China users now, OpenVPN. It integrates the new US servers which accelerate the overall connection. The official website also published a PDF guide for how to set up OpenVPN in China. You just follow the steps to set up a new connection with OpenVPN, nothing complicated in the process.
However, if you are outside of China, there is no need to download a specific version, but just the normal desktop installer and Android iOS apps, you should have no problem with connection.
Ivacy’s price is also very affordable. You can test for one month with the price of $9.95, then upgrade to either 2 years or 5 years plan, which will give you the best price, $2.25 and $1.34 per month respectively. What a saving it is.
There are also many premium features for Ivacy VPN. What I really love is its dynamic IP features, saying you would have a new IP for each connection. That would be really good to hide your ID. There are over 450 servers, being located across over 100 regions. You can always optimize your connection speed.
If you are in China, this Ivacy VPN is definitely in your consideration.
Winscribe VPN is another one I have been using even by now. Actually, this VPN is the one I found out after my Ivacy failed to connect.
Winscribe offers 10GB free bandwidth each month, and if you just browse the blocked websites, that would be enough. For the free account, you will have limited servers.
I do test its free account for quite a few days, then totally love it. I am just sorry why I did not find it out earlier. I immediately upgraded from free plan to one year’s subscription, which cost $49 per year.
With the pro plan, you have no limitation on servers access and monthly bandwidth.
The last one I tested is NordVPN, the most famous one among these three candidates. Yeah, NordVPN is another one that is working in China now. Honestly, that is a bit beyond my expectation, as most of the famous VPN already captured and the service cut off by governments.
NordVPN also offers a free testing plan which is only three days. However, three days should be long enough to make or leave.
NordVPN is a bit expensive than the other two I tested but still affordable. There are totally 4 subscription plans, 1 month, 1 year, 2 years and 3 years. Obviously, the longer you opt-in, the more money you save.
I did not choose NordVPN simply because their connection is a bit slow here in China, at least much slower than previous two. However, their customer’s support is fantastic.
I should say I have all positive experience using these 3 VPN services. Apart from the desktop installer, these VPN all have apps for Android and iOS users. Mobile users can also enjoy free surfing by installing VPN apps.
If you want a reliable VPN in China, Windscribe is your best option. If you are in other countries, not in China, just test Ivacy first, as it will save you the most money, but highly reliable connection.
If you care more about customers support, NordVPN is your choice.
Just do testing yourself, then you will figure out which free VPN is the best for you.