Astrill should be the first non-free, paid regular VPN service provider I have used. Many of Astrill’s protocols and servers were madly suppressed by GFW three years ago, but they still insist on doing it. Overall, This service is still one of the preferred recommendations. The Home Plan (supporting up to 5 devices at the same time) and the StealthVPN protocol have become the default service among its members.
The current Astrill offers include:
- OpenWeb (requires running the Astrill client)
- StealthVPN (requires running the Astrill client)
- Wireguard (requires running the Astrill client)
- Cisco IPSec
We recommend that you choose the StealthVPN protocol when using Astrill, because other protocols are blocked by GFW. Using these protocols may cause you to experience a connection failure when you are on a business trip or study in China. In addition, it is best not to be on your own router. Set up Astrill’s protocol because it’s easy for communication carriers to discover and shut down your home broadband business.
The speed of Astrill I personally think is comparable to ExpressVPN and VyprVPN. The following is the Speedtest test result of this service in Nanjing, China. The ping value of Nanjing Telecom is 32 seconds, download 869m, upload 85.9m.
Click the “SIGN UP NOW” button on the home page (the highlighted button above) to enter the product purchase interface, you will see that there are 3 levels of packages available, and any user can enjoy a seven-day free trial.
- Single month package: $20
- Half-year package: $90, equivalent to $15 per month
- Annual Plan: $120, equivalent to $10 per month
Each Astrill package can be deployed in 116 cities in more than 64 countries. You can switch between these servers at any time, and each connection will get a dynamic IP. If you need a separate IP option. Purchased value-added service “Dedicated/Private IP”, as mentioned later.
You can see that the higher the level of the selected package, the more the price discount you enjoy every month, the annual package is the most cost-effective, recommend everyone to buy.
“Private IP”, 5$ per IP per month, this service allows you to enjoy a separate VPN connection IP address and exclusive port resources, if you frequently engage in foreign trade activities on some websites such as Facebook, then this service Very practical.
“VIP plan”, Astrill also provides high-quality node service, these high-quality nodes can give you faster speed, safer surfing experience (), with on-demand order policy, from 100GB/$10, for every 10GB increase, the price increases by $10 Up to 1000GB/$100, quality nodes are deployed in Hong Kong, Taiwan, USA, Japan, Singapore, Korea, China.
Astrill client download
Officially provided clients on Mac, Windows, iOS and other platforms directly connect users to the VPN server.