The first time I thought about getting a VPN or Virtual Private Network, was when I was on vacation in europe and I found to my dismay I couldn't access my Netflix account to watch the latest episodes of Breaking Bad. It hadn't occurred to me until then that lots of countries actually block content from other countries. A friend suggested I get a VPN which would allow me to spoof a US IP address no matter where I was so I could continue to watch my US Netflix shows and so I got one...a buggy, slow, expensive one...but it worked at least.
Fast forward to today, several years later where I've discovered a world of shows, movies, news and tons of websites that are located all over the world that I never had access to before I started using Windscribe. I routinely watch live British news shows and television shows right from the comfort of my home in Los Angeles by using a British IP address so that I can access British tv and web unhindered. I do the same with French and German sites as well as several countries in eastern europe and even Russia. It's amazing what you start finding once the world is unlocked. Another great use is to access ICOs...Initial Coin Offerings in different countries. Many of these are blocked to U.S. citizens and won't let you participate if you access their site from a US IP address. Use Windscribe and problem solved.
There's other reasons to use a Virtual Private Network beyond just unlocking content however. I personally don't like Google, Apple, Microsoft and frankly all sorts of other companies and advertisers knowing where i'm surfing on the web all the time. I don't like the idea of being tracked by advertising bots and cookies that target advertising to me and keep records of every site I've been to. With Windscribe you not only get to surf the whole world's web unfiltered but if you choose you also remain hidden from all those tracking bots and advertising cookies. Windscribe is not only a VPN, it also has several additional features and a special browser plug-in that blocks most advertising and trackers so that you can surf the web privately. Trust me...this is awesome...it gives you a sense of freedom to know that nobody is looking over your shoulder while surfing the web.
So why Windscribe you might ask? Afterall there are a lot of VPN's out there. Well frankly, I've tried about half a dozen of the leading VPNs and when I evaluate the entire experience, meaning performance, features, ease of use, reliability and price I have to give the prize to Windscribe. Seriously, i'm not joking. Several other VPNs I have used have had performance issues. My connection will get hung up, or download speeds will be slow. Sometimes I find that popular websites or forums are blocking other VPNs IP addresses. I haven't had these problems with Windscribe. Another problem I've had with some other services has to do with crashing or hanging my computer. I've even gotten the blue screen of death using some other VPNs. I've never, not even once had that happen with Windscribe. It's rock solid and works every. single. time.
Something else I like with Windscribe is that once you have an account, they have versions for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android...plus all the major browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Opera... all included so you can use it on your pc, phone tablet...wherever. Just as importantly Windscribe is a GREAT deal. I'm not just saying that. You can sign up for a free plan to try it out and right off the bat it gives you 10GB. That's a LOT of free data for a FREE plan. With most free plans you get maybe 1 GB. The downside of the free plan is that it only let's you use a few different IP addresses so to really start surfing the world like I do you'll want to upgrade to the PRO Plan and then you get dozens and dozens of IP addresses in tons of countries. But frankly, it's so cheap...less than $4/month when using my special 50% promo code below there is absolutely no reason not to get the Pro plan. It is SO worth it. Trust me, this is the single best investment you can make to improve your web surfing experience and frankly LEARNING experience.
There is so much new content out there in other countries that you simply don't even realize exists until you start using Windscribe and start searching around with the country specific versions of Google, Bing, Yahoo and others. I've linked the Windscribe site below so you can sign up for either the free or pro version. My guess is that once you try it you're going to be hooked. I can't believe I waited so long to start using a VPN. Now I probably use it for over 50% of my web surfing. I just love being anonymous and also being able to watch content and visit sites in other countries I just didn't know existed until I started using it.
Make sure to check out all the free BBC, Sky TV and more once you connect using a British IP...I recently have been watching the original British versions of american shows...it's so cool to be able to do that....and also to see the live news broadcasts in other countries that are usually blocked to us in the U.S. Practically every country has even more country specific programming and web content you'll discover as well. I've arranged a special 50% off deal that you can access by clicking the blue link below and then using the promo code 'WS50OFF' when paying for the Pro version. With the discount it's $45 for the entire year. That's less than $4 a month! Do it now and sign up so you don't forget...you can thank me later.