After being a Telewest/Virgin Media broadband customer for over 10 years, I recently switched to BT Infinity. Performance has been good and I’m getting an average of 35/7.5Mbps from my 40/10Mbps (upgrading this year to 80/20Mbps) service so I’m happy.
One side benefit of becoming a BT Infinity customer is I now have access to over 3.5 million BT Fon and BT Openzone wifi hotspots. Luckily I noticed in the BT Fon small print that they recommended using a VPN, because the wifi traffic on public hotspots isn’t encrpyted. Without a personal VPN, hackers and data sniffers can tap into your connection on an unsecured public Wi-Fi Hotspot.
This was a real shock to my system as I’d never thought about the security implications of using a public hotspot before. Luckily, I had a quick solution in that I’m a giganews subscriber which now includes a free VyprVPN account. This lets me create a secure connection from any location and any device including laptops, mobile phones and tablets.
VyprVPN accounts start from $14.99, but an even better value option in my view is to get a Giganews Diamond account for $24.99 for the first 3 months. You then get access to VyprVPN as part of your Giganews package, as well as:
- access to the best usenet provider: best retention, completion and the ability to max out any download connection
- 30GB of free online backup
If you’re not sure, you can take Giganews for a spin free for 14 days by following this link.