How to access geoblocked websites
Everyone, at least once in their life, has faced a problem of blocked websites. Seeing a notice that the internet page or app needed is blocked in a particular country is probably one of the most upsetting news one can receive during the day.
Content may be restricted in a country for different reasons. It mostly happens due to governmental politics and the agreements that some apps have on content display, which vary from country to country. It is very common for Asian countries to restrict access to websites that local governments count as “harmful”. For example, access to Gclub Grand and Ufabet sites can be limited in Thailand.
The US Netflix or Spotify are one of the services that provide content depending on a user’s location. For that exact reason, for example, many US citizens, while abroad, prefer surfing the web under a VPN to access the content they’re used to watching at home.
A Virtual Private Network or VPN is the easiest way to get on any website and content needed. VPNs are also known for their reliability, fast connectivity.
There are multiple services that can help unblock any content needed in a matter of a seconds.
Is using VPN legal?
In most countries the use of VPN is legal and it’s a common way to access any geo-restricted content. But, it’s also important to remember that there are countries, which restrict not only the websites, but the VPNs too.
In some Middle-Eastern countries their use is highly prohibited and can even be prosecuted. In Iran, for example, VPN is considered illegal, but good news is that the government can’t really find out whether a user is surfing the web with a real IP or not.
The majority of world countries don’t put any restrictions on VPN. However, to avoid getting in trouble, it’s still better to consult ultimate information on the use of VPN in a country or the country being visited.
Paid vs free VPN: Which one to choose?
There are dozens of companies that provide VPN services. Judging by the number, it’s safe to say the quality of their services varies a lot too. It’s possible to check real reviews and feedback on each VPN provider at VPN Busters.
For those who hate ads that constantly pop up and want personal information to stay safe, go for a paid VPN. One of the key differences between the free and paid VPN versions is also the possibility to choose from a wide range of countries, depending on which content you need to access.
Probably the main disadvantage of free VPNs is that they, in theory, can sell users’ private data to other companies. Yes, this is the way they make money from providing free services. So, it’s up to the user to decide whether this is important to them.
Nevertheless, most VPNs offer free trial or money back, which is very useful. Users are given some time to try the service, see how it works and decide whether they want to keep working with it or not. If the answer is negative, it’s possible to cancel the subscription and try another service.
Hwang is the editor at Gambling Giant, a website fully dedicated to the gaming industry. He spent 5 years in South Korea studying arts and then switched to a digital nomad lifestyle to travel the world. He adores pizza and Netflix, especially when those two things combined on a Friday night.