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Use of VPN in Qatar

Hi,

My husband and I are moving to Qatar and we have heard that the use of VPN to bypass censorship and blocked websites is very common in Qatar.  We know very little about VPN and are hoping to get some help from the forum. 

According to what I read on the internet, some people suggested to use a VPN provider who keeps no logs and has its servers located in countries that have few censorship laws.  Additionally, the servers should be close enough for faster internet connection. 

Our question is which VPN provider is the best option given the aforementioned considerations?  We are currently living in Canada so we hope to continue to access our Netflix account in Qatar. Please help.

Many Thanks,

Bearby

Google HMA or H.M.A.

It works well. You can buy an annual subscription for about $60.

Hi, I use a VPN to enable us to watch UK TV and it works well. There are many to chose from, the provider I use charges a once yearly fee.

Good luck with the move.

Hello bearby yes, your concern is genuine but be sure to have a clear vision on why you need to us a vpn. Most of the people just want to use it cause they need to unblock restriction. The most important thing is to have privacy while using vpn otherwise there are tons of free add-ons of VPN
I have tried HMA it has disconnection issues, and their server are not that many in multiple countries, plus their dialer is quite messy. I prefer using PureVPN
One of my friend who was in Qatar Airways as a senior technical consultant, suggested me their website purevpn.com
And the support team on live chat helped me buy the right plan, as i am a traveler. They have separate plan for each of it. If not purevpn, go for Ivacy, their server list is huge, plus they're new and giving good discounts
:D

Hi furqunrizman,

Thanks for the recommendation.  Do you know if purevpn supports more than one device?  My husband and I both need connection for our computers so we need at least 2 connections.  Can you still watch Netflix from your Canadian Netflix account (if applicable)?

Thanks,

Rayto

Yes bearby purevpn is supported on miltiple device, i use it on my IOs and MAc also at work i use it on Dell Laptop
Just buy 1 account, they offer multi login. 1 account can work on up to 5 devices so cheers :)

Bearby :

Hi furqunrizman,

Thanks for the recommendation.  Do you know if purevpn supports more than one device?  My husband and I both need connection for our computers so we need at least 2 connections.  Can you still watch Netflix from your Canadian Netflix account (if applicable)?

Thanks,

Rayto

So did you visit the website?

Hello,

Yes, I did.  I think it will work.  Thanks again.

Cheers.

No Problem anytime :)

Don't buy IPVanish. I made the mistake of not doing my due-diligence before clicking the purchase button. Their services are blocked in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and other countries in the region.

VPN is officially legal in Qatar. However, the government is very much interested in your internet activity and thus instructs ISPs to block VPN services. If you are lucky you can find a VPN provider which is still not blocked, mostly some of the smaller ones which are less known. Sorry that I can't recommend anything since as soon as I would you can be sure that it get blocked too.
These don't work for sure: IPVanish, Cyberghost, ExpressVPN, TunnelBear

So there are not many left, and it becomes extremely annoying since Qatar authorities are starting to block more and more internet services, including VoIP. VoIP services and VPN being blocked, means you can't make free video and audio calls to your home country :( 

Further info:
https://dohanews.co/voip-outages-contin … residents/
https://dohanews.co/skype-confirms-that … -in-qatar/

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