More than half way through 2013, we saw quite an exciting year. Wait, no, I take that back. The end of 2012 was pretty exciting with some changes in the Chinese government, and immediate upheval in the VPN market. Most of the strong players stood through the quakes, unaffected, but a few wavered and recovered nicely.
In the aftermath, pretty much everything remains the same.
But not here on Best VPN in China. Actually, I did some changing of the order of my VPNs. Just a little bit. PandaPow still remains my #1 choice for a VPN in China. 12VPN was previously #1, and was then demoted to #2 because, I thought PandaPow had a nicer VPN client (VPN software) and they have had relatively little trouble whenever China starts blocking services.
Unfortuantely, 12VPN has lost another spot. I still really like them, don’t get me wrong. Hey, I’ve used them for 4 years now. Actually, it seems pretty crazy that the VPN service I actually use would rank #3, but here’s my thinking. This is just the service I prefer. I’m pretty weird. My taste in stuff doesn’t always jive with the ‘normal people’. So my reasoning behind the change in order is this: I think more people will benefit from VyprVPN.
They’ve added more servers from around the globe (recently Japan and Czech Republic). They offer a monthly subscription (no 1-year commitment necessary), they have apps for Mac, Windows, Android, and iOS, and they’ve recently updated their site to be more user friendly. Honestly, VyprVPN has really stepped up their game, while 12VPN has stayed static for the past half-decade.