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Hello, can anyone recommend a VPN provider for expats living in zurich that enables you to access bbc iplayer, skygo etc?


 


Thanks a lot!!!

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Hello, can anyone recommend a VPN provider for expats living in zurich that enables you to access bbc iplayer, skygo etc?


 


Thanks a lot!!!


Stephen OJan 1, 2014 @ 15:01
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You can access the bbc iplayer by paying 9chf per month for it, which is what the bbc charges to watch the programes.


you can also register your Itunes account with a UK address then use that to download the bbc iplayer app. 


I havent yet found a decent VPN providor that works well with UK programmes.


 


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You can access the bbc iplayer by paying 9chf per month for it, which is what the bbc charges to watch the programes.


you can also register your Itunes account with a UK address then use that to download the bbc iplayer app. 


I havent yet found a decent VPN providor that works well with UK programmes.


 


www.karlneilsonphotography.com


 


Karl N, Jan 2, 2014 @ 11:07
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Hi,


I have been using tunnelbear for a while now.  It costs about 4 dollars per month and gives you VPNs for 4 or 5 countries, although I have only used it for UK.  You can also register it on 3 devices for this price, so we have it on the ipads, etc as well as the computer.  Iplayer works perfectly well on it and you can also use all the other services like ITV, 4OD, etc.


I can really recommend it because it's very simple to set up and use -- basically just an on/off switch on your desktop.

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Hi,


I have been using tunnelbear for a while now.  It costs about 4 dollars per month and gives you VPNs for 4 or 5 countries, although I have only used it for UK.  You can also register it on 3 devices for this price, so we have it on the ipads, etc as well as the computer.  Iplayer works perfectly well on it and you can also use all the other services like ITV, 4OD, etc.


I can really recommend it because it's very simple to set up and use -- basically just an on/off switch on your desktop.


Lee T, Jan 2, 2014 @ 14:29
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Thanks a lot to both of you, much appreciated!

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Thanks a lot to both of you, much appreciated!


Stephen O, Jan 2, 2014 @ 23:21
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So I downloaded tunnelbear - had a number of good reviews online. I Switched it on and now I am unable to connect to any websites at all.


I have tried using IE11, chrome and Firefox and they all state when loading any internet page that it has timed out. Any idea how to fix? Or failing that recommend a computer repair shop?


many thanks!

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So I downloaded tunnelbear - had a number of good reviews online. I Switched it on and now I am unable to connect to any websites at all.


I have tried using IE11, chrome and Firefox and they all state when loading any internet page that it has timed out. Any idea how to fix? Or failing that recommend a computer repair shop?


many thanks!


Stephen O, Jan 4, 2014 @ 23:52
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Hi. 


Sorry to hear that. Worked well for me first time, and also for my friend that recommended it to me. Not sure what to say.


can you just turn it off or uninstall it?


 

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Hi. 


Sorry to hear that. Worked well for me first time, and also for my friend that recommended it to me. Not sure what to say.


can you just turn it off or uninstall it?


 


Lee T, Jan 5, 2014 @ 00:06
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did you try re booting your router? turn it off, remove plug for 30sec and power it back on... Maybe your local IP address is confliciting with their servers.


this one is free you may want to try it out: http://www.hotspotshield.com/


otherwise try IPVanish or VyprVPN; arround 10 bucks a month each


 


 

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did you try re booting your router? turn it off, remove plug for 30sec and power it back on... Maybe your local IP address is confliciting with their servers.


this one is free you may want to try it out: http://www.hotspotshield.com/


otherwise try IPVanish or VyprVPN; arround 10 bucks a month each


 


 


Mahdi S, Jan 5, 2014 @ 02:04
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Yeh I turned it off and unistalled it. Still didn't work. I think the new windows 8.1 has an issue with VPN providers. Seems a number of people have had an issue. 

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Yeh I turned it off and unistalled it. Still didn't work. I think the new windows 8.1 has an issue with VPN providers. Seems a number of people have had an issue. 


Stephen O, Jan 5, 2014 @ 10:58
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Any there any computer repair shops in Zurich or zug? Hard to find any when searching via browser on phone!

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Any there any computer repair shops in Zurich or zug? Hard to find any when searching via browser on phone!


Stephen O, Jan 5, 2014 @ 10:59
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Guys, all you need is a service like Unblock-us http://www.unblock-us.com/


5 USD a month, and it works by masking your IP according the country of the website you visit, also meaning that you dont lose any internet speed... though of course your browsing will not be truly "anonymous".


However, it is the perfect solution for all US and UK TV viewing.

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Guys, all you need is a service like Unblock-us http://www.unblock-us.com/


5 USD a month, and it works by masking your IP according the country of the website you visit, also meaning that you dont lose any internet speed... though of course your browsing will not be truly "anonymous".


However, it is the perfect solution for all US and UK TV viewing.


Richdog, Jan 5, 2014 @ 13:14
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Thanks to you all. Ended up with hotspot shield which works v well.

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Thanks to you all. Ended up with hotspot shield which works v well.


Stephen O, Jan 5, 2014 @ 22:54
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Glad to hear Stephen. Feel free to try also a friend recommendation http://www.sunvpn.com/. Might useful for you.


 


Goodluck.

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Glad to hear Stephen. Feel free to try also a friend recommendation http://www.sunvpn.com/. Might useful for you.


 


Goodluck.


garry maniboos, Apr 9, 2014 @ 19:31
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I had the same question a few days ago but found this article, https://securethoughts.com/3-best-vpns-for-bbc-iplayer/ which helped me find a VPN that works.  Just thought I'd leave it in this thread in case anyone else comes for this very purpose.  

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I had the same question a few days ago but found this article, https://securethoughts.com/3-best-vpns-for-bbc-iplayer/ which helped me find a VPN that works.  Just thought I'd leave it in this thread in case anyone else comes for this very purpose.  


Annie L, Feb 21, 2017 @ 18:59
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Very helpful thread,
I am a VPN user and usually use VPN to access geo-restricted website,
I was a user of pure VPN, and I had one of the bad experience with PureVPN, but now I am using ExpressVPN and thanks to this source: https://www.reviewsdir.com/fastest-vpn-services/ for helping me in choosing Express.

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Very helpful thread,
I am a VPN user and usually use VPN to access geo-restricted website,
I was a user of pure VPN, and I had one of the bad experience with PureVPN, but now I am using ExpressVPN and thanks to this source: https://www.reviewsdir.com/fastest-vpn-services/ for helping me in choosing Express.


mark hascole, Oct 9, 2018 @ 14:03
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did you try re booting your router? turn it off, remove plug for 30sec and power it back on... Maybe your local IP address is confliciting with their servers.

this one is free you may want to try it out: http://www.hotspotshield.com/

otherwise try IPVanish or VyprVPN; arround 10 bucks a month each

 

 


Jan 5, 14 02:04

No doubt VYPRVPN is good but it due to recent controversies it is become hard to trust on VYPRVPN so I recommend choosing IPVanish or NordVPN

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No doubt VYPRVPN is good but it due to recent controversies it is become hard to trust on VYPRVPN so I recommend choosing IPVanish or NordVPN


mark hascole, Feb 2, 2020 @ 07:46
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