12VPN is one of my all time favorite VPN services, and I still use it, even though I've tried over ten different VPN services over the years. Below, I've written a bit about how VPNs work, and specifics about the 12VPN service. If you want to skip to the good stuff and get the discount, here's the link for a 10% discount on all products. It will take you right to the shopping cart. That means if you want to explore the site, you can go to http://12vpn.com to check things out, and then get the 10% DISCOUNT by clicking the discount link and going to the checkout area.
Remember that you must click the 10% DISCOUNT link to get credit from the discount code.
US Only VPN service $79 USD – 10% =
- $71 USD / Year
- SAVE $8 USD
- $6 / month
World VPN service $119 USD – 10% =
- $107 USD / Year
- SAVE $12 USD
- $ 9 / month
***The Windows, Mac and Linux packages all include support for iPhone, iPad, Android and Symbian.
Virtual Private Networks
VPNs do two things. 1. They hide your IP address and allow you to access websites with an IP address different from your own. 2. They protect this connection from outsiders. When you surf the Internet, an IP address unique to your computer is attached to all your traffic. This means that if they want to, any site you surf can see where you are in the world. Along with cookies and other data associated with your computer, they can learn a lot about what sites you surf, and how you spend your time on the Internet. Some people consider this an invasion of privacy. Changing your IP address can prevent this by making you anonymous on the Internet.
When you type a URL into your browser, your IP is making a request to visit their IP. When firewalls get involved, a couple things can happen. 1. The best case scenario is that the request is accepted and you go to the website. 2. Your firewall doesn't allow you to surf the site. This may happen when you try to get on Facebook at work, or Youtube from your school computer. It happens all the time in China because of The Great Firewall. 3. The site you request blocks you because of your IP. Maybe you're coming from a region where a lot of spam originates. Or maybe you're trying to access Hulu / Netflix from outside The USA. Either way, sites can block you based on your IP address. Of course, changing your IP with a VPN can get around this.
When you connect to a VPN, your data is first encrypted and tunneled to the VPN server. The VPN server then acts as a middle man, erasing any traces of your IP address from the request, assigning you a new IP address (from the region of the VPN server), and then connecting you to the site. It's like sending an anonymous package to someone. Instead of your address on the box, its the address of the delivery company. No one knows who you really are. You are essentially "going around" the firewall.
So what's encryption and tunneling? Ok, I'll be the first to admit that details of just how my Internet traffic and IP address are "encrypted" and "tunneled" is a bit cryptic to me. But someone once explained it to me like this, and I think it makes sense.
If you imagine the sending a package scenario for a moment. Now lets say you're worried about who might see you sending this anonymous package. Maybe they see you putting the package in your mailbox or the catch the delivery truck en route. There's potential that they might see the original package, learn where you live, and be able to find you and steal your stuff. So a VPN wraps the pack securely, and puts it is an armored car to make the delivery. This way, if anyone does see the armored car, they can't get inside. If the were some how able to see inside the car, they still wouldn't know what's in the package.
Like I said above, 12VPN is a pretty cool service. It's already very cheap, and with the discount, it's even cheaper. You simply can't find a quality VPN service for a better price out there. Remember that I've tried many over the years – I know what I'm talking about. For SSL/OpenVPN needed in China, some companies are charging upwards of 10 USD a month for limited server locations and bandwidth caps. For PPTP or L2TP (if you're not in China, the price is pretty standard)
In a nutshell, these are the standard things that 12VPN has to offer
- Mac, Windows, Linux, iPhone, Android Supported
- Email Support Team
- 7 day money back guarantee
- PPTP, L2TP, SSL/OpenVPN protocols
- Multiple Server Locations in The US and The UK, and around the world
- Free Updates
More importantly through, these things make 12VPN BETTER
- Super easy installation (no previous experience needed)
- Free Viscosity License for Mac and Windows users ($9 USD value)
- Free Server Switching
- Friendly Support Team
- Unlimited Bandwidth
- US Only Plan is only $6 / month (with discount)
***Stuff for the nerds
- Allows P2P
- Support for lesser known platforms including Symbian S60, DD-WRT, pfSense, Tomato and others
- Military grade encryption (see site for details)
- L2TP with IPSec, Cisco, IKEv2 VPN protocols available
Easy installation (under two minutes) and a friendly support team make 12VPN a great choice for newbies. High-tech badass encryption and fast connection speeds make it suitable for an anonymous surfer on a mission. It might not seem like much, but I think the thing that seals the deal for me with 12VPN is the attitude of the support team. No matter what service you choose, you're likely to run into some sort of issue, and will need to contact the support team. A friendly and "ready to help" attitude makes a world of difference when you're frustrated and ready to throw your computer out the window. Everyone likes to write "quick and friendly support team" on their site, and hope people just believe it. 12VPN actually puts it into practice.
Here's the links for the 10% DISCOUNT again. For details about pricing, scroll back to the top of the page. If you're purchasing a VPN for something other than Mac, Linux, or Windows, choose any of the above and contact the support team with your details. All of the above packages come with support for all available platforms.
Check out their site to for more details
12VPN official site http://12vpn.com