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My review after ten years

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There has not been a review here for some time so I thought I would add my own. I have only ever used AIRVPN and I have no regrets. I am not tech savvy, I do not know about configuring DNS etc, so I rely on Eddie and for me it works brilliantly.

 

Here is my list of good and bad:

 

Bad: some of the answers you receive to a question are very technical and hard for an average user to understand. It does not seem to be as bad as before, but I remember when I first joined about ten years ago I asked a question and received a response by the staff that seemed like it was written by a lawyer. Sure it answered the question, but another forum member had to explain it to me. As I said, this doesn’t seem to be so much the case now, at least not in my experience.

 

Secondly for me is the Vancouver servers are always maxed out at night, I live in British Columbia and wish to use a close server, but often I have to use the Southern USA servers.

 

Well that is it, can I come up with something else? I could sit here and say “five eyes etc” but I won’t, to me it doesn’t matter.

 

Good: First the cost, if you get it during sales you can obtain a three year subscription for about the cost of one and a half years, good deal.

 

Secondly is the Eddie interface, if you have no clue what you are doing the GUI is wonderful, easy to use just select a server and go.

 

Third is the DNS configurations, being able to block adult and gambling sites is great, I have been using other DNS servers to block this stuff but have recently discovered I can nuke it all using AIRVPN and if a site gets through you can add it easily, I have no clue how to do that with the other ones you would configure via your router.

 

Fourth is the speed. I am on wireless and I receive speeds of about 90-95% with tcp. At first I was only receiving about 10% of my speed and wanted my money back but the staff here contacted me and asked if we could troubleshoot first, an email or two later and all was correct.

 

Fifth is the community. If you are unsure about something you can post a question and you will receive a respectful answer, even if the question may be considered dumb (for lack of better words) to some users.

 

So all in all I am a happy AIRVPN user and I think I am safe and secure with them. That they are run by activist and not people just wanting to make bags of cash is a stellar selling point.

 

I hope this helps anyone who reads it and my be considering whether or not to obtain a subscription. I am more than willing to answer questions if you have any.

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Thank you for sharing. I'm on the Vancouver servers too and don't see any issues with servers being maxed out in the evening or at night. I'm on Telus fibre gigabit. 
I'm interested what symptoms you observed and have you ruled out possible ISP issues, for example congested ISP service due to contention ratio?

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I am using SHAW, I am paying for a 75mbps internet but receive 85+ when not using AIR and about 70 when using, it isn't Shaw AFAIK.  I just checked the Vancouver servers before coming here and tried four times in about 10 minutes and the servers where bouncing around with load, come tonight it will be worse with probably all of them 70% full.

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Glad to be of help.  Some porn stuff is still getting through, the lists have not been updated since 2021 and as we all know about 100 porn sites appear each day.  Like Dr. Cox said on Scrubs:  "if they got rid of all the porn sites on the internet there would only be one web site left, and it would just say "bring back the porn"".

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6 hours ago, Weasel said:

Glad to be of help.  Some porn stuff is still getting through, the lists have not been updated since 2021 and as we all know about 100 porn sites appear each day.  Like Dr. Cox said on Scrubs:  "if they got rid of all the porn sites on the internet there would only be one web site left, and it would just say "bring back the porn"".


Hello!

:D

All the lists are updated daily if a an update is available. We see that only porn lists are sporadically maintained, all the other lists have been updated very recently. Remember, you can suggest new lists in the dedicated forum.

Kind regards
 

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