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As a general rule, you’ll want to avoid so-called free VPN services in China. The chances of a free VPN being able to bypass the Great Firewall of China are slim. Even if it does, free VPNs tend to be less reliable, impose data and bandwidth limits, and have a much smaller selection of servers than paid ones. Furthermore, free VPNs often make money by spying on your online activities and selling the collected data to third-parties, including advertisers.
from authorities. People in China continue to use VPNs safely and legally.
While there’s always a chance that this could be “the big one” that blocks any and all VPNs indefinitely, we reckon it’s more likely to cause partial, temporary outages across the board. So don’t fret quite yet. The odds are that VPN users inside China will still be able to bypass the Great Firewall, although some might have to endure some service outages or change providers.
Be wary of APK files from third-party app stores and download sites that aren’t either Google Play or the VPN’s official website. APKs downloaded from third parties are often modified to carry malware and other nasty stuff.
I used to use my alma mater’s private VPN a few years back. It worked for about a year and then got blocked. So there’s a chance that could happen to you as well. Similarly, when I made my own OpenVPN servers and clients, those got blocked after just a day or two. Not sure how well the port 443 thing works these days. You might have better luck with other obfuscation techniques, but they are more difficult to implement. I would say hope for the best but expect the worst. You can always get your money back with one of the money-back guarantee options above.
I have used 3 different providers and between them I prefer Nord to unlock restricted content from China. Mainly I use Nord apps for facebook, twitter and torrenting. Had some problems with p2p servers connection but support easily resolved it.
Astrill works – I’m using it right now! My Gmail is open, my iPad has Instagram open. It clearly works in China. I would comment on other VPNs if I could, but I’ve never had to switch. I find that works okay on iOS and Android, best on Windows.