Access Blocked Websites in China

About a year ago, one of our users submitted their story. It would be safe to assume that this particular customer was a fan of our vpn account services! We are grateful for the time users take to submit what we call “big” reviews since most the vpn reviews submitted are much shorted in nature. We have already posted a few vpn reviews on the blog and have a few more to share the coming weeks.

I am currently living in China, and ever since I moved here I have been having problems with my internet and I have been unable to access blocked websites.

I know back home in the US we have freedom of speech and the government or Internet Service Providers (ISP) cannot or are not allowed to prevent us from accessing certain blocked websites. Off course there was the issue with wikileaks.org but who knows what will happened there!   Unlike the US, here in China (Beijing …etc) and in some other places like the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Iran, Oman, Ethiopia ..etc you cannot access blocked websites like YouTube, SKYPE, Twitter, Facebook, anything with adult content , some dating sites and sometimes even gmail and hotmail.   The more a website is blocked the more you want to access blocked website!

With that in mind I have been scouring the internet to find an easy solution to enable me to access blocked websites. There are options of using an Anonymiser or even typing the IP address instead of URL. Also found a solution involving google cache and google translate but the simplest and most stress free solution was a Virtual Private Network or a VPN to access blocked websites.

So to save you the research, here is what I found.

A VPNaccount uses VPN technology creating an encrypted tunnel between the user (me) and a server. Once the user (me) has connected to the server, the user receives a new IP address. This IP address is then used for all Internet communications (giving you access to blocked websites) until the user disconnects from the server. Both incoming and outgoing Internet traffic will be directed through this tunnel and is protected with a Secure Encrypted Connection.

Since I wanted to access blocked websites from the USA, I chose to USA VPN. This provided me with a US IP address enabling me to access websites available to anyone residing in the USA.  Hello Facebook!

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Bypassing Blocked Sites When Travelling!

This is another in depth story that a  user submitted to us about 2 years ago. This particular customer whom remains a loyal vpn user  at VPNaccounts.com to this day shares with us how he discovered our VPN service and how it is used to bypass blocked sites. We thank him for taking his time to write and share his story, unfortunately it is rare to receive such stories and we will release a few more that we have saved over the years since launching in 2007.

 

When I was traveling recently, I was quickly reminded of how much freedom we have in Europe. There are no blocks on websites that the government doesn’t like here. However, in many countries like Qatar and Oman, this is not the case. Anything that is not agreeable to the government can be quickly blocked or shut down. Even just foreign news sites can be considered unacceptable and be banned. Faceboo, youtube, anything is fair game to be banned. But, I thought, there has to be a way to bypass blocked sites right?

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 I travel so much that just dealing with it was not an option. So when I got back from my main trip to Qatar I looked into ways to get around this. It turns out there a few ways to deal with these issues, but the safest and most reliable is what’s called a VPN. VPN’s encrypt all the data coming and going from your computer, so no one can tell what it is and decide to block it. This would let you bypass blocked sites.

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 So the next time I was traveling, I tried to sign up for a VPN, only to find that the sign up sites were blocked too. Of course, I thought, the government couldn’t stop a VPN, but they could stop people from signing up in the first place. Serves me right for waiting until I was out of the country. I should have signed up in advance.

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 So as soon as I got home, I went looking for a good deal on a VPN account. I found your website VPN-accounts.com which seems to have great deals and be very simple and straightforward to sign up to. I was quickly set up and ready to go for my next trip. First thing I did was I arrived in Qatar I pulled out my laptop and tested out my new VPN account. It worked like a charm. I had access to all my favorite sites, faceboo, foreign news, games, and my adult dating sites. Some countries even block skype and youtube. I’m glad to report these work too. Even though they are data-heavy when doing voices and videos, they still work great, even from a foreign country through a VPN! I was relieved that I could still rely on my usual programs and sites like skype, facebook, and youtube, no matter where I went.

Skype is such a useful tool that saves money over regular phones, what I spent on a VPN would be saved just by using it when i visited Dubai, UAE that blocks skype. I could finally bypass blocked sites and use VoIP programs such as GoogleTalk and skype.  

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Sign upGet an affordable VPN account.

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ConnectConfigure the VPN on your device.

03

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Connect & Enjoy: Internet Freedom, Privacy & security.

 

Opening Blocked Sites in UAE

Over the years we have received many testimonials and a handful of the customers took their time to really write and share their stories. We decided it would be best to make them public. So here is the first one we decided to post from a user about opening blocked sites in uae:

I am a professional basketball coach and I have traveled the world extensively as a player and coach. Before the Internet, I had a difficult time keeping in touch with people at home. Phone calls were expensive and mail would arrive months late. The Internet solved these problems with email and video teleconferencing. Life in Dubai, however; is like living in the communications past due to its strict Internet censorship law. Thankfully, there is a way around this little issue for the resourceful Internet user.

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Etisalat and du both Blocked websites in UAE. I learned of the censorship the first time I tried to unsuccessfully visit Skype. I love Skype since it is a convenient way to stay in touch with my friends, family and former players. My service provider at the time was Etisalat, so I switched to du. I had no luck with them either. Since Etisalat and du are the main players on the Internet service provider scene, I decided the ISP was not the cause of Skype’s failure to open. I asked a player at one of my camps why I could not get on Skype and he laughed and explained that it was due to the strict filtering that the UAE places on Internet users. He told me that Flickr has been blocked on and off. I also discovered that it was not possible to visit adult dating sites to meet local or ex-patriot women. Many blogs are blocked too since they can be critical of the government.

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Finding a Solution for Blocked Sites in UAE. My son came to visit me after I was in Dubai for three months. He is technologically savvy and told me that I needed to download VPN software for my computer to bypass UAE’s IP based filtering. He tried a few sites from my computer in Dubai but had no luck since they too are filtered and blocked by the government. My son is resourceful though, so he simply called his friend in the United States who visited VPNaccounts.com and established my account. The process was fast and simple and my son had the VPN connection online within a matter of ten minutes from the start of the call. Blocked sites in UAE are no longer a problem for me! I am back on Skype and adult dating sites and I am absolutely loving my time in the UAE!

3 Steps for a VPN

01

Sign upGet an affordable VPN account.

02

ConnectConfigure the VPN on your device.

03

Enjoy VPNEnjoy the benefits of a VPN today.

Get a VPN Account

Connect & Enjoy: Internet Freedom, Privacy & security.