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    Using VPN for full quality videos.

    I am currently on the business unlimited plan which throttles video at 480p. I am able to use a VPN and watch video in full resolution. My question is are there limitations of using vpns for bypassing the video limit?

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    Like what?

    Netflix in general doesn't like most commercial VPN services, use of a VPN may lower your speeds overall.
    Also they are now offering full quality streaming again for $10/mo extra.

    You are (unless on one of the old grandfathered plans from years ago) still subject to deprioritization after the first 22GB.

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    I tried two different VPN's. I have the old unlimited data plan, but sure if it makes a difference, but my phone/hotspot will not even play a video with then activated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digdug11 View Post
    I tried two different VPN's. I have the old unlimited data plan, but sure if it makes a difference, but my phone/hotspot will not even play a video with then activated.
    what kind of VPN are you using? I use a paid VPN and it works just fine in terms of not being throttled.

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    VyprVPN. It has a Chameleon mode that prevents anyone from being able to see that you’re using a VPN. (Works great in China, too)

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    Quote Originally Posted by benwoohoo View Post
    what kind of VPN are you using? I use a paid VPN and it works just fine in terms of not being throttled.
    Not sure what the names were. I downloaded then through the play store as they were recommended by others.

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    Check that, nordvpn was one of them. Trying vypr now.

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    My Samsung TV will not connect to my hotspot with vypr activated and Netflix will not play on my phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benwoohoo View Post
    what kind of VPN are you using? I use a paid VPN and it works just fine in terms of not being throttled.
    Which one do you use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VVivian View Post
    VyprVPN. It has a Chameleon mode that prevents anyone from being able to see that you’re using a VPN. (Works great in China, too)
    Can't they easily block all their ip addresses rendering it useless?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digdug11 View Post
    My Samsung TV will not connect to my hotspot with vypr activated and Netflix will not play on my phone.
    You need to use a vpn server on a residential connection for Netflix to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WiredGuy View Post
    You need to use a vpn server on a residential connection for Netflix to work.

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    Any insight on how to do that? Will that allow connection to my TV?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digdug11 View Post
    Any insight on how to do that? Will that allow connection to my TV?
    Some routers (not sure which models, others could chime in) allow you to run a vpn server or you can try this one: https://www.softether.org/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digdug11 View Post
    Any insight on how to do that? Will that allow connection to my TV?
    I doubt that is what you are looking for. It would require a router connected to its own internet connection at a home (or business), that you then connect to when away from that location to route traffic thru. It wouldn't help at all if you are using VZW as your sole internet source unless you have another location with fast unthrottled internet where you can set up that router.

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    Using VPN for full quality videos.

    Quote Originally Posted by WiredGuy View Post
    You need to use a vpn server on a residential connection for Netflix to work.

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    Not always. I have found that the blacklists are incomplete. It is hit or miss.

    A lot of the smaller VPN providers just spin up instances in various discount cloud providers. It seems like those IP ranges are usually blocked.
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