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Hi guys,

I'm looking to go with a VPN and I'm stuck between 'Express VPN' and 'Private Internet Access'.

I'm based in the UK.

Both look equally as good to me.

Any advice in the matter?

Thanks :-)
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This should help you decide on which is best suited for your needs.
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I was in your same position a couple months ago and this website has excellent, unbiased reviews on a multitude of different VPN services so it was a great resource when deciding which provider to go with.
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I wanted a VPN 2 years back because when I download torrents using my default ISP connection it is very slow due to their connection being proxied.

 

I went with StrongVPN for 2 years and it was great! super speed and good customer service...2 years down the roead, they started sending me threats and DMCA warnings to sue me

 

so I stopped

 

I reasearched a lot and it seems that the point of a VPN is not so good as it used to be because you are not allowed to download copywrite material

 

Until I finally found out about Private Internet Access

 

1) Your IP is a shared IP so noone can ever prove that it was your PC downloading whatever content they may complain about

 

2) They do not keep logs

 

3) You have many servers to choose from, if you choose a server in like Romania, France, or the Netherlands, it makes it almost impossible for DMCA to touch you since they are bound to abide by the country's laws. and even if they do complain, again, noone can prove it was you, 10s of other users share the same IP

 

4) It is cheap

 

5) When you buy your subscription, you can install it on 5 different devices be it computers or smartphones and use it simultaneously

 

nothing even comes close to it

 

6) Their VPN installer software is just 1 click then you select your server and start browsing/downloading/whatever

 

7) Speed is very decent, I get 90% of the speed I usually get without the VPN on my 20 MBPS down connection

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Thanks for the replies guys.

I ended up going with Nord VPN in the end.

They have the best of everything I wanted.

- They are based in Panama.

- No Logs (They run everything from RAM and not HDDs...so it's impossible to log)

- 2 simultaneous connections allowed.

- 256 bit encryption

- TOR and Double VPN servers available.

- The speed is great for me. Some ppl say it's inconsistent but I'm finding it fine.

- Great customer service so far. They've emailed me back every time I've asked a question.

- They accept Bitcoins if you really want to use them to pay.

I think that's all the points that matter.

PIA are good but they are US based which put me off.
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