How to use VPN and access Facebook in China

Accessing blocked sites in China, like Facebook, Twitter and Youtube, might first seem problematic, but actually it’s really easy to do. In this blog post I’ll tell you how easy it can be, how much it costs and how to get started.

What is VPN

Wikipedia tells us that VPN is:

A virtual private network (VPN) extends a private network across a public network, such as the Internet. It enables a computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it were directly connected to the private network, while benefitting from the functionality, security and management policies of the private network.

It doesn’t matter if you don’t understand a word from the previous chapter, me either, for us VPN is something magical that lets us bypass the Great Firewall and continue surfing like we’re used to back home.

How to use VPN

Right now I’m using VPN from VPN Privacy and have been using it for many months without problems. With VPN Privacy, you don’t have to download anything, just change the settings and you are ready to go. You can use the same account on any computer or smart phone, but only one at the time.

Speaking of smart phones, I can use the VPN on my iPhone when I’m connected to the wi-fi. The connection isn’t as good as on the computer, but it is enough for me.

On the computer though VPN Privacy is great! It connects quickly, is fast to use and if you need to, fast to turn off too. I remember having problems with connecting once. I emailed the staff, they did something and I was able to connect again. Speak about good customer service!

After paying and getting your account details, just see this clear step by step guide with screenshots to change your VPN settings. After this, connecting to your VPN is as easy as connecting to a wi-fi!

How much does VPN cost?


Above you can see the current prices for VPN security. There is a 30% discount for the first payment and I recommend you to try it out for a month first. If you like the service, you can decide if you want to save and pay for a longer period of time. Here is the monthly cost for different plans (after the discount period):

  • 1 month: 15USD/month
  • 3 months: 13.33USD/month
  • 6 months: 12.50USD/month
  • 1 year: 11.67USD/month

You can pay with credit card, PayPal, Alipay or Webmoney. I’m using PayPal myself which is easy and safe way to pay online.

So if you want to use Facebook, Twitter and Youtube in China, check out VPN Privacy and see if you like the service as much as I do.


If you decide to buy VPN through my affiliate links, you will also support Living a Dream in China. Thank you!