I was using Myexpatnetwork to access UK websites @ £5 = $8 a month. Unfortunately it slowed my connection speed down BY 75% and more often than not it was recognised by the sites I want to get into and when I could get in the it was far too slow to stream video and downloading would have taken more than a day! I subscribed to StrongVPN at $15 a month, it was a nightmare to set up, I ended up needing support, which did eventually solve the problem but cost me 4 hours of my life, even then I had similar problems to Myexpatnetwork and would have had to buy more switches to try and find a fast UK server that was not recognised. Needless to say I cancelled the same day and got my money back.
I am so grateful I came across Astril, it has done consistently "what it says on the tin" and more. It has exceeded my best expectations. The connection is always faster to UK web sites than connecting with it and only very rarely is the connection not fast enough to stream video and if not then I can download a 1 hour video in around 1 1/2 hours. I cannot comment on support because I have not even come close to needing any. Getting set ujp was as simple as ABC and I have not had the slightest incling of any problems whatsoever. AND I am saving money! Happy days, I am recommending it to all my expat friends and even some who are not who I know could could use the extra security. I have no hesitation in recommending it to you.