Please give us a way
to certify that we aren’t spoofing our location to get around region blocks.
There’s a large
group of people like us who travel regularly, need to use whatever wifi is
available and also need to make sure our online usage is protected as much as
it can be.
We would also like
to watch the streaming service we’re paying for.
While we understand
that there is (probably) a larger number of people using VPNs to get around
region blocks, there are many who are not.
Who are they?
We may move weekly or monthly and aren’t always sure how we’ll be connected to the indispensable internet once we finish moving and set up camp.
We may connect
through free camp wifi to save on our precious minutes or because even with a
cell booster, we can’t use our phone or hotspot.
And more often than
not, the camp wifi is unsecured. Even if
it’s secured, who knows if everyone in the camp can be trusted. A VPN is not just a good idea. It’s the only idea.
Even if we can
connect to our cell plan we may want to keep the additional layer of safety
If you have a
trusted VPN, the next problem you’ll have is that your streaming service has
probably blocked great swaths of IP addresses that your VPN uses. You may even find that where you purchase 1/4
of your products has also decided to block VPNs for normal buying access.
Amazon. I’m talking to you.
Even if you have a
VPN service that claims you can use either, it means that you’ll be engaged in
an endless game of whack-a-mole as the service blocks IP addresses and your VPN
opens up new addresses to get around the block.
One day you’ll be
streaming safely and the next day, you’re locked out.
Netflix and Amazon,
let your users certify that they’re using VPN for their own safety.
There are many ways
you could validate where we’re actually logging in from, both before and after
we activate the VPN. Let us do this so
that we can browse safely and use the streaming services WE’RE PAYING FOR.
You’ll make the
honest users happier and happy users are more likely to give you more money.
Unhappy users are
more likely to jump ship.
Please. Just do this.
I know that for us,
this one thing is the only thing that’s making us think about cutting the
virtual streaming cord.