When I’m in China lots of sites are blocked: WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, several news sources, and benign educational sites like Edublog and Engrade. It’s well worth it to get a VPN, virtual personal network, that enables me to fake out the government and the websites so that I can access Netflix, hulu and the aforementioned blogs and social media sites.
But which one? There are several out there. The problem is the free one’s are known to cause viruses and other problems, which I don’t need. My tech savvy, friend Luke recommendedStrong VPN and it’s been a blessing. Their customer service is superb. If you have the least bit of trouble setting up, they’ll talk you through or even do it all via a remote program. Before you know it, you’re good to go. Whenever I’ve had a question and called for assistance the customer service folks have been so polite and considerate. They really seem to care about giving respectful, personal service.
The prices are reasonable and you can earn credits if friends sign up after you refer them.
Before I knew about Strong VPN, I tried another service and they went under. Then the group that bought them out was surly when I asked a question. That would never happen with Strong. They’re good people.
By Susan Kelly