I am a huge tech geek guy and have an irrepressible urge to try out new software and services. But the problem is there are country based restrictions on many service like Spotify, Pandora, Hulu, Google Music, Google Calls, BBC iPlayer etc.
None of this service is available in India and I have no idea how much time it would take for these services to be released in India. So while other people are enjoying these services, blogging and twitting about it, we just read those blogs and tweets jealously and curse our luck.
I used to use services like Hotspot shield and HideMyAss to break these restrictions and access restricted services. But the experience was very bad – both Hotspot shield and HideMyAss is full of ads which ruins the surfing experience. Hotspot shield starts Internet Explorer and some videos randomly which is hard to shut down and you have to listen to some insane crap. HideMyAss frequently disconnects and is very slow.
Enter TunnelBear – an easy to use vpn service which lets you access restricted site. The app is so simple and sweet that even a kid can use it without any problem. There is a ON and OFF switch and another country switch which lets you access sites that are restricted either US or UK. That’s it. Sweet – Simple.
TunnelBear free version offers you 500 MB of data every month. The speed is awesome and there are no distracting, pesky ads. If you tweet – "I want 1 GB of free data" @thetunnelbear – 1 GB data will be added to 500 MB. You can tweet once every month to get an extra 1GB of data, as long as the promo is running.
500 MB or 1.5 GB of data is enough for occational users but if you are need more data just upgrade to Giant Bear [Pro account] which will give you unlimited data to watch your favourite international media from around the world for just $4.99.
Because of TunnelBear, I can now access –
Hulu, Pandora etc.
TunnelBear is available for both Windows and Mac. Give it a try. You’ll love it.