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Finding the best vpn software will depend on what kind of service you're looking for. I've divided my votes for best vpn software into three categories - Price, Design, and Service.

For many people price is king. When I first began looking for the best vpn software a few years ago, I really only looked at pricing because I didn't know anything about how a vpn worked and what I needed. I was afraid of getting cheated or not knowing how to work it so I chose the cheapest one. Vpntunnel.se was a terrible vpn, though they've revamped their site and I can't say whether it's improved or not. After a month of their service I switched to 12vpn which at that time was thirty dollars for a year of lite service - the cheapest on the market. I was extremely satisfied with the speed and reliability of the vpn and I was not limited to the number of server location switches (which a lot of cheaper vpn's limit you to). There was a larger number of choices for server locations, which is important - sometimes certain servers can be slow and you've got to switch to a faster one.

However, because of some problems with their servers in China, they've now raised their price to 129 dollars for a years of personal vpn service. While this price is not unreasonable, it official takes them out of the cheapest vpn category. Switchvpn is another reliable and cheap service, but they have lots of limitation on their lite service as well as a very limited number of server locations. Vpn in China also offers very inexpensive services.

With regards to design, Freedur is quite user friendly and Astrill seems to be designed in a similar way. Site design is also important because for newbies, navigating things like PPTP and SSL may be confusing. These two companies make is very clear what you need to by and offer live support for asking any questions. You don't have to study hours of vpn protocol jargon just to surf anonymously. Their plug and play attitude makes them the best vpn software with regards to design and user friendliness.

As for service, I thing Strongvpn takes the cake for best vpn software. Though their site can be a bit confusing to newbies, with all the choices of server locations and price packages, the fact that they have so many choices can be helpful to someone who knows a bit about what they want already. Though I initially chose 12vpn for their simplicity, now that I know a bit about how vpn's work, I wouldn't hesitate to try Strongvpn because of their strong name in the business and the fact that they survived the block of many vpn's in china.

For anyone who's curious, I'm using 12vpn to leap The Great Firewall in China. The use of a vpn in China is necessary to access things like Facebook, Twitter, and more so these days Gmail and other Google applications. Because of 12vpn's price change when my contract is up I may consider changing counties to Astrill vpn because of the large number of vpn servers and the ability to switch any number of times. I also think their site design is very attractive - sometimes that's enough to convince new customers.


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