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Old 23 Jan 18, 11:53 AM  
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Accessing US only websites in the UK

What does everyone use (FREE!) to access US websites that otherwise divert you to the UK version when it checks your location services (i.e Amercrombie.com re-routes to UK one)

I used to use a few random sites (hide my ass etc) which now seem to be chargeable, a few free ones I found don't work as they just don't seem to load the website (could be to do with my provider blocking it, Sky) and for a while now (maybe 18 months) I have been using the free facility within the Opera browser, but they seem to have updated it and it isn't working correctly at the moment as even though it's set to US it all their VPNs are set up with French IP's so everything is re-routing me to the .fr equivalent sites.

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Old 23 Jan 18, 01:40 PM  
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Use google chrome!

They have a free app to download onto chrome itself that allows you to access American sites without being there. The app is called "VPN Hola" Its logo is a little smiley face flame

Sometimes it will still block it but I have only encountered that problem once!

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Use google chrome!

They have a free app to download onto chrome itself that allows you to access American sites without being there. The app is called "VPN Hola" Its logo is a little smiley face flame

Sometimes it will still block it but I have only encountered that problem once!

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ahhh why thank you! I didn't realise Chrome also had the facility (I run a Mac at home so have Safari!) I will download Chrome tonight and put the app on and hopefully it will work just fine for me. Thank you
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Old 23 Jan 18, 03:04 PM  
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Hola isn't Chrome itself but an extension. It's slow but works. I use IP Vanish but it's paid. Worth it though as I get over 30 meg through it.
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Hola isn't Chrome itself but an extension. It's slow but works. I use IP Vanish but it's paid. Worth it though as I get over 30 meg through it.
I will give it ago tonight and see if it works. The one on Opera was brilliant before, it wasn't slow and I didn't have any issues. It's a shame they changed it - I susspect they will fix it at some point but not sure when!

I only want it to order a few bits & bats for my impending visit, so don't really want to pay for a service if I can help it!
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I will give it ago tonight and see if it works. The one on Opera was brilliant before, it wasn't slow and I didn't have any issues. It's a shame they changed it - I susspect they will fix it at some point but not sure when!

I only want it to order a few bits & bats for my impending visit, so don't really want to pay for a service if I can help it!
You can get free trials on a lot (or just for a few quid) if hola is too slow. Good luck.
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You can get free trials on a lot (or just for a few quid) if hola is too slow. Good luck.
Didn't get chance to sort it last night (blasted kids & housework ) but will have a look at any free trials or don't mind paying a few quid if I don't get on with Hola.

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Use google chrome!

They have a free app to download onto chrome itself that allows you to access American sites without being there. The app is called "VPN Hola" Its logo is a little smiley face flame

Sometimes it will still block it but I have only encountered that problem once!

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Thanks for this - but how do you turn it on / off?
Can you choose country?

For example can I tell it i want the net to think am in US to view US web sites, but then turn it off to view UK ones?
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I use Hola too - it's brilliant.

You click on the little flame on the side of the window and it will give you a list of countries to select from, so you choose US when you want to watch US sites, but when you want to watch UK sites, you just click again and select UK.
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