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FREE VPN for TEFL teachers headed to China or already there

Posted: 23 Aug 2017, 04:53
by Murphy
Let's face it, life in China without a VPN can be a loney place - no HBO, Facebook, Twitter, Network News, etc... You can get a free VPN (sold for $60) for free just by sending an email as explained here: https://www.scam.com/attachment.php?att ... 1503462660

Re: FREE VPN for TEFL teachers headed to China or already there

Posted: 23 Aug 2017, 15:04
by John V55
Good idea, but without the catch to do something to get something.
These two are absolutely free.

http://dongtaiwang.com/loc/download.en.php
It's called 'Freegate', google it. It’s anti-censorship software by Dynaweb. You can’t download it in China, so you have to download it out of China, or install it using another VPN if you’re already here. Doesn’t take more than a minute to set-up and is absolutely brilliant – it’s the one I’ve been using for years. No limit on use. It’s meant to provide blocked news in China, but you use it as your own personal VPN.

http://teleport.to/
Teleport
No set-up, no download, no limit. choose from the first three, America, GB, or Netherlands. The others don’t work as well.

Re: FREE VPN for TEFL teachers headed to China or already there

Posted: 25 Aug 2017, 02:35
by Norman
It takes a whale 3 hours to take a shit and just as long for Freegate to connect and work properly in China. It was okay until about a year ago. Teleport disconnected on me three times in just 40 minutes of use. I guess we get what we pay for. The Chinese are very actively sabotaging these VPN connections and only two remain effective and there is no need to alert the Chinese here with their names. The CFTU is giving one of them as a gift and the other sells for $80 a year (EVPN).

Re: FREE VPN for TEFL teachers headed to China or already there

Posted: 25 Aug 2017, 04:19
by John V55
Norman wrote:It takes a whale 3 hours to take a shit and just as long for Freegate to connect and work properly in China. It was okay until about a year ago. Teleport disconnected on me three times in just 40 minutes of use. I guess we get what we pay for. The Chinese are very actively sabotaging these VPN connections and only two remain effective and there is no need to alert the Chinese here with their names. The CFTU is giving one of them as a gift and the other sells for $80 a year (EVPN).
Absolutely not in my experience. I don’t know where you are, but I’m in China and using freegate as I write this and my experience is that a few years ago it was a bit sluggish, but in the last couple of years it’s improved 100%. Previously to that I was using paid for ZenVPN, also with no problems. My colleagues are all using different VPNs, also with no problems. I think it’s a bit of western paranoia setting in :)

Do you think the Chinese don’t know we’re using a VPN? Do you think they don’t use them themselves? I even regularly write articles rubbishing communism, do you think they’re bothered? I don’t need to ‘win’ a VPN from CTFU and I’d advise anyone to give freegate a try. Yes, it’s obviously not as good as a paid for one and you wouldn’t expect it to be, but it does the job and as it’s free, what more can you ask for.
Teleporter, as I already stated, is not as good and more of a standby for a particular url.

Re: FREE VPN for TEFL teachers headed to China or already there

Posted: 29 Aug 2018, 06:29
by Lindaaw
Quick report - could never get JonDo to work in China.

That "Great Firewall" must be getting greater!

A few years ago no such issues.

Re: FREE VPN for TEFL teachers headed to China or already there

Posted: 03 Sep 2018, 06:10
by Lindaaw
Lindaaw wrote:
29 Aug 2018, 06:29
Quick report - could never get JonDo to work in China.

That "Great Firewall" must be getting greater!

A few years ago no such issues.
I have now best vpn for china to unblock each and every Geo-restricted social media including websites

Re: FREE VPN for TEFL teachers headed to China or already there

Posted: 30 Nov 2018, 08:01
by zhangnin
I am Qingdao China, living in London these days. I know there are lots of restrictions there. I use WeChat in China but for contacting my counterparts, I need to use Whatsapp and Facebook, and that's possible using VPNs. Yes, I realize that.

Re: FREE VPN for TEFL teachers headed to China or already there

Posted: 11 Jan 2019, 14:35
by zhangnin
zhangnin wrote:
30 Nov 2018, 08:01
I am Qingdao China, living in London these days. I know there are lots of restrictions there. I use WeChat in China but for contacting my counterparts, I need to use Whatsapp and Facebook, and that's possible using VPNs. Yes, I realize that.
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