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Private Internet Access VPN: 3-Yr Subscription US$60

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Aug 1, 2008
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Vancouver
Are you watching US-Based netflix in Canada with PIA? Are you watching through your pc browser, smartphone/tablet or android TV? How are the speeds for streaming US-Based video? (1080p or 4k? consistent speeds?)
paul29m wrote: Watching Cheers on Netflix right now... no issues.
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Jun 15, 2012
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Southern Ontario
paul29m wrote: Watching Cheers on Netflix right now... no issues.
Been working all year? I've had PIA since 2013, it was good at the beginning until NF/Hulu started blocking common IP's, it stopped for a while, then it works in stretches.

Which city is operational at the moment?
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Jun 15, 2012
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Southern Ontario
artofwar wrote: Are you watching US-Based netflix in Canada with PIA? Are you watching through your pc browser, smartphone/tablet or android TV? How are the speeds for streaming US-Based video? (1080p or 4k? consistent speeds?)
PIA has a good iOS app now. I also have a 2nd router to blanket it.
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Sep 18, 2009
1116 posts
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K\W
Have had issues in the last couple of moths with Hulu and PIA. Haven’t been able to access at all. I just resubscribed for another year with PIA in February and sadly (apart from torrents) it’s been useless. Have tried all cities over multiple days/weeks with no luck.

Cyber Ghost has a promo on at the moment and they are rated pretty high with Hulu, NF and BBC iplayer. Got 18 months for $2.75 a month and have been very happy so far. No issues at all. Watched Hulu all afternoon without any problems...
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Nov 15, 2013
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Toronto, ON
Attention everyone who's interested in using a VPN for netflix/hulu.

Register with Torguard and sign up for their VPN and dedicated IP service. I'd suggest a group buy, because you're allowed up to five connections.
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Jun 2, 2011
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I was just gonna ask how PIA is with Hulu, but guess I'll stick with my existing VPN (abiet pricier at 99/yr) as Hulu is reliable as hell on it for the past year I've been subscribing.
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Oct 21, 2009
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artofwar wrote: Can PIA do US-based netflix, hulu, and other US-based video streaming?
I've heard that their most of their servers are blocked.
Newbie
Mar 7, 2011
28 posts
9 upvotes
Mississauga
What speeds can this achieve? My internet is 1 gb/s and i am wondering how this would affect my torrenting speed. I can typically get 50-60 MB/s on good torrents. Thanks
Newbie
Nov 17, 2018
88 posts
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Anyone know if the 3 years would stack on top of a current subscription? Have a few months left on my current one.
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Feb 23, 2014
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AncasterRFD wrote: Been working all year? I've had PIA since 2013, it was good at the beginning until NF/Hulu started blocking common IP's, it stopped for a while, then it works in stretches.

Which city is operational at the moment?
Literally just got it with this offer. using Silicon Valley link
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Feb 23, 2014
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artofwar wrote: Are you watching US-Based netflix in Canada with PIA? Are you watching through your pc browser, smartphone/tablet or android TV? How are the speeds for streaming US-Based video? (1080p or 4k? consistent speeds?)
Yep. Browser. Can we get this through Android TV? I'll have to check. I know I can't get it working on my Apple TV.
Speed is shit. I have Shaw 150 and I'm getting 3.1 mb/s
Member
Feb 19, 2018
241 posts
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Montréal, QC
Thoughts on PIA vs NordVPN?
Newbie
Mar 26, 2008
63 posts
60 upvotes
Edmonton
Yeah I was running this on shield and a minix, like other users have mentioned, you can usually find a source to watch US Netflix.
Jr. Member
Dec 26, 2018
195 posts
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@qrosbmi: https://www.pcmag.com/roundup/296955/th ... n-services

I've been running PIA for a while for security/privacy purposes rather than accessing blocked content and since I haven't seen anyone indicate its suitability for that purpose, my personal experience is that it's a bit of a mixed bag. In general it works fine and is surprisingly fast (I have Bell 50Mb; it typically peaks at 70-75Mb for some reason, I just did a speed test which came out at 53Mb/s with VPN enabled through Toronto; I'm generally connected to Toronto; I'll occasionally connect to Montreal or Chicago as necessary) but I do experience minor issues daily with general Internet use. Redirections (as when clicking links in RFD) work maybe 75% of the time, the rest come back with a connection issue like "Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at go.redirectingat.com". Canadian Youtube sometimes won't play videos when the VPN is enabled with various different areas (not available in your country, video not available, etc). Other times, the VPN (even Toronto) will allow viewing of videos that are regionally blocked when the VPN is disabled. It's odd. There are also sites and services that simply block access from VPNs with a suitable message. I'm generally unable to send e-mail from a desktop client due to blocked IP addresses although occasionally they go through. Receiving e-mails works fine.

Regardless, though, disabling the VPN temporarily is trivial via the UI and has resolved any of those issues that I can recall. Re-enabling it afterward generally works fine once I have access to the page I was originally accessing or after sending an e-mail.

If I was to start over I'd probably go with NordVPN but PIA has been a generally positive experience and it's certainly better than not running a VPN at all.
Newbie
May 20, 2019
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Sorrylol wrote: Anyone know if the 3 years would stack on top of a current subscription? Have a few months left on my current one.
If anyone knows the answer I'm curious too. I already have a PIA subscription and this is a great deal
Deal Guru
Jun 15, 2012
13664 posts
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Southern Ontario
supad00pz wrote: If anyone knows the answer I'm curious too. I already have a PIA subscription and this is a great deal
PIA live chat, they do that by creating a unique to you trial account adding your remaining days with 1095 days, setting an expiry in the future, therefore it’ll also be a new login and password.
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Dec 10, 2017
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Toronto
Wrestlemania wrote: Attention everyone who's interested in using a VPN for netflix/hulu.

Register with Torguard and sign up for their VPN and dedicated IP service. I'd suggest a group buy, because you're allowed up to five connections.
How is their speed?
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Dec 31, 2013
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https://stacksocial.com/sales/private-i ... on-3-years#

Seems like the OP's link has some sort of advertisement or referral (?) embedded at the end of the link...

The one I just posted was taken straight from the webpage and it seems different. Could there be some sort of referral going on here?... Just wondering and a FYI... Seems like it's an 'aID' = advertisement? vs a 'rID' = referral?
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Newbie
Nov 28, 2016
86 posts
36 upvotes
Alberta
My sub also expiring in a few months (previous 2 yr deal aug/2017) and would like to like to jump on this. Emailed support just to confirm what others have stated and it does appear that PIA will in fact extend/merge your remaining months to a new PIA account. PIA's reply to my inquiry:

"Thank you for contacting PIA customer support. I hope all is well and I'll be happy to offer what information I can today. Yes, if you take advantage of this deal please redeem it under the same email as your active account and provide us the below verification for the new purchase. (and please provide it for the older purchase as well if you still have the code.)

After redeeming your new account on our site please provide the 16 digit License ID. It would look similar to "1234-5678-9012-3456."

Once we receive this, we will be happy to proceed with your request.

Regards,
Jon S.Customer Support Agent"

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