Internet connection in China. Internet censorship in China. How to connect to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram in China. VPNs and TeamViewer
In China we will find a censorship on the Internet that will allow us to connect to a large number of web pages to which we are accustomed, such as Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube ... and many more that do not pass the filter of the Great Firewall.
Apart from this, many pages hosted outside China work so badly that it is practically impossible to connect, such as Google. We explain in an easy way How to connect to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram in China
With the VPN connectionDuring the trip we noticed changes in the connection speed, depending on the country we were connecting to, it was slower or faster, but always correct.
One day, after a while of being connected to the hotel's Wi-Fi, our devices, both phones, laptops and Ipad ceased to have an internet connection.
We could not connect to any page (not even to which there is access from China) from that moment and the only thing that worked for us is the Whattsapp.
Without knowing what could have happened, we even considered that the gadgets had been blocked, something that is logical (although at that time with the nerves we did not think), it is impossible.
After two days, the VPN worked perfectly again and we had no more connection problems throughout the trip.
If this happens to you, you have option B to have access to social networks in China: the TeamViewer.
TeamViewer is a program with which you connect to your physical computer remotely. For example, during the days when we could not use the VPN, we told my father to connect his in his house and we were working through it.
When he went to our house, he lit ours and so we could access and let him work.
Holafly prepaid SIM card
Another option is to choose to buy one Holafly SIM card being in Spain, with which you will have internet from the moment you land, saving you all the time of the negotiations and making the whole process to have internet in South Africa much more comfortable, fast and easy.
In this case, with the Holafly SIM you will have several Gb to surf the Internet (depending on the option you choose), they will send it to you for free at home, you will keep your WhatsApp number and you will have assistance service in Spanish in addition to having the VPN included.
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