We useSubmitted by simonandjo on Tue, 09/06/2011 - 07:28
We use my-private-network.co.uk and have found them pretty good. The major drawbanck is the broadband speed you have. Although we are with Alice7 which provides us with up tp 7mbs - ha, ha, ha - we have only recently been experiencing downloads of 1+mbs, before it was about .5 or .6 which was just about OK, but now it is fine for watching the TV, either live or "play again" stuff. It costs us £5.00 pcm.
Fidoka or Get-bySubmitted by sprostoni on Tue, 09/06/2011 - 09:32
In reply to We use by simonandjo
We are in the Penna San Giovanni area of Le Marche. We have been using Fidoka (http://www.fidoka.it/) for nearly 4 years now, typically we get 90%+ of the time 3 to 4mb connection speed, it works slightly different to Alice as Alice7 is a shared connection and is very VERY dependent upon your distance from the 'exchange'. The '7' in Alice7, is UP TO 7mb. Re a VPN connection, I am coming up to my 3rd year of being with My Private Network..(https://www.my-private-network.co.uk/).............£5 per month is probably our best bargain here, maybe, possibly !! S
I remember when I was inSubmitted by melodeecaster on Sat, 04/16/2016 - 05:42
In reply to Fidoka or Get-by by sprostoni
I use www.iportal.me it has never given any trouble, like the others it costs a fiver a month or fifty quid a year, and support is instant and helpful. Onlly snag is that they insist on Paypal. The broadband speed is an issue though (especially for watching live). A nice site for testing your speed is at www.speedtest.net You'll find that your speed is determined (in the main part) by your Italian broadband supplier, using the VPN will show you that you are connected to a UK server, and occasionally this is faster than the Italian server!
Thank you all for theseSubmitted by getsett on Wed, 09/07/2011 - 04:24
Thank you all for these helpful suggestions. I will check the broadband speed next time we are in Italy. I used expattelly as this site came up when I googled watching UKTV abroad. They are more expensive in the short run, Euros 9.99 for one month, but similarly priced in the long run, Euros 35.99 for 6 months and 59.99 for 12 months.
We're using GetConnectedSubmitted by Annec on Fri, 09/09/2011 - 04:36
We're using GetConnected www.getconnected.com.cy and have a broadband speed of .6 It buffers for about a minute when first turned on, then is more or less OK. WE are also watching The Killing - first time around - how many more suspects will there be in the last 5 episodes!! WE're on good ole Alice and if we were here permanently would seriously consider Fidoka. However for emails and web surfing we're fine
if you're happy, goodSubmitted by sprostoni on Fri, 09/09/2011 - 09:25
In reply to We're using GetConnected by Annec
I think your VPN supplier operates out of Cyprus and costs £9 ish per month ? My Private Network (mentioned earlier) you will save £4 per month AND you can have it a month at a time. This and all other VPNs operate exactly the same. You can get VPN for free but you get loads of advertising........ S
watching uk tv in italySubmitted by scooter on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 05:18
If you go to www.expatshield.com, it is a free download and you can then watch UK TV. I have been using it for about a year, I have broadband that is wifi to my house, not cable or telephone connected. For a free system it is not bad.
Problems with ExpatshieldSubmitted by Roddyb on Sat, 09/17/2011 - 04:37
Do you get any BBC and ITVSubmitted by Florence Apcar on Mon, 01/26/2015 - 05:44
Do you get any BBC and ITVSubmitted by Florence Apcar on Mon, 01/26/2015 - 05:45
watching uk tv in italySubmitted by scooter on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 05:18
If you go to www.expatshield.com, it is a free download and you can then watch UK TV. I have been using it for about a year, I have broadband that is wifi to my house, not cable or telephone connected.
Thanks also to the aboveSubmitted by getsett on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 05:48
Thanks also to the above members for their advice since my last thanks. All very helpful. And, Annec, yes, more suspects .... but will Lund change her jumper? As the series is supposed to film consecutive days' action does she ever wash it? Possibly, as she did appear in another jumper in an earlier episode, I think. Does it matter? On Thursday all will be revealed!!
Has done wonders for theSubmitted by Annec on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 10:30
Has done wonders for the Faroe islands and their knitwear industry apparently......and according to this article they are self-cleaning!!! http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2011/sep/02/faroes-killing-wool-sarah-lund?INTCMP=SRCH I'm more of a Guernsey girl myself. And sprostoni, yes you're right yours is cheaper - though we only ever buy the trial for a month each time we are out. Might give yours a go next time
Thanks for the link Annec.Submitted by getsett on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 12:47
In reply to Has done wonders for the by Annec
In reply to Thanks for the link Annec. by getsett
Speaking of 'lack of continuity' (as in jumpers never being washed) I was a tremendous fan of "24" ... and their cell phone batteries never gave up the ghost! Oh please, they don't live on the same planet!! As for expatshield, my antivirus would have no truck with them!
expat shieldSubmitted by elliven on Wed, 09/14/2011 - 17:17
Might be you guys want toSubmitted by willieaames on Fri, 01/23/2015 - 02:27
Hi again....since my originalSubmitted by getsett on Tue, 02/03/2015 - 12:01
Hi again....since my original post we had to change our VPN from expattelly as, when it came to renewing, they were overhauling their site and could not renew at the time we needed. We signed up with strongvpn and they have been very good. There have been a few difficulties connecting various tablets/ipads but they have a 24 hour "chat now" feature and they have always sorted out the problems satisfactorily. And yes, we can get ITV and BBC.
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In reply to This VPN is good but it lacks by alincarter
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