When I first came to China, I was so sad that the government here blocked my most visited websites which are: Youtube, Tweeter and of course Facebook. I do not see the point of them having it blocked or banned but Im glad that there are available VPNs online.
I never knew Astrill before until I came across it on Google. I checked the reviews, read the company profile and I am amazed of its accomplishments and achievements! At first, I thought the price was a bit costly so I tried another VPN (VPN China for USD 5.99 a month). This is a little cheaper but when it got installed I got so frustrated of so many things. First, I had to wait 24 hours to get activated. And second, the speed was too slow. It was as if I was using a remote access of someone else's computer! On top of that, the upload time was extremely and deadly slow! I only used it for 2 hours and I gave up.
I went Astrill.com and I downloaded the software and I bought a subscription. I said to myself, maybe this one will be a little faster because it's a little more expensive. I was too amazed as to how fast and easy the installation was! It only took me 20 minutes to install and have everything connected! When I first used it, I immediately tried its upload speed and I must say, IT IS SO FAST! Very reliable indeed! Im so happy that I finally have Facebook and so far, I have never experienced intermittent connection through Astrill. I have a co-worker here in China and I recommended her to get Astrill and now she is also connected! This is the best VPN for me. Very reliable and most of all affordable (quality satisfaction).