How do I Hide or Disguise my IP Address?

A “hidden” Benefit: Saving Money Using a VPN Service

Do you pay for an expensive TV package? Are you spending even more money for recording programmes? Do you really need 100 channels, with 6 movies playing at the same time? Do you truly like to plan your daily schedule around what will be on TV and when?

HideIPVPN makes all of the hassle obsolete. You can access VPN servers in different countries and immediately have the same choice of TV as people living in the USA, UK or Germany, depending upon the server you choose to log-in to. This means that you can simply stop paying for “traditional TV” and watch (almost) everything you want via the Internet for free.

Unblock Access to Bookmakers, Betting Exchanges, Social Sites, etc, from Anywhere on the Planet!

Of course, with VPN access you also receive unlimited entry to all of the bookmakers, allowing you not only to watch any football broadcast of your choice via their live streaming services, but also to utilize those bookmakers and exchanges which are restricted in your country of residence.

This is certainly important, not just for the residents of Spain! For example, I have heard that in Indonesia, the only form of accessible betting is through brokers who charge a commission and thus take away all of the mathematical advantage available in the odds. As a result, it is just not financially viable to bet at all in places like Indonesia where bookmaker agents are prevalent.

Amazingly, using the Internet via a VPN server does not slow down the Internet connection. Conversely, I am using the Internet in a hotel with an awfully slow connection. However, connecting via HideIPVPN seems to speed up the connection. Why, is currently beyond my technical knowledge, but it is a fact and is touted by VPN providers. I can confirm this aspect of their sales pitch is true.

Why should you use HideIPVPN?

There are certainly a lot more good reasons why you should investigate VPN servers and seriously consider registering. Of course, as in all markets, there is a wide range of such services available but HideIPVPN is rated one of the top 5.

I opted for it because of the extremely positive feedback in various forums and comparison Web sites, plus the very high user-friendliness of their Web site. They gave me the impression of best value for money. Since subscribing, I have had to contact support a couple of times, but received replies within hours of submitting my query. Great customer care is therefore another thing in their favour, which is sadly a rare commodity in services industries these days!

There are different packages to choose from. The subscription for UK servers costs around 5 € per month, but this means that Betfair and many other betting companies are accessible from anywhere in the world, without limitations.

Are Free Proxies an Alternative?

Just to round up this article, there are also free proxy servers available. Of course, I checked out some of them during my research, I even subscribed to a few. However, either they were monumentally slow, or the Web sites I wanted to access were only partially functioning as I needed.

I read that the biggest difference between free proxies and VPN paid services is the infrastructure which, obviously impacts on the quality of the service. Free proxy servers are operated via P2P networks where individuals contribute to the network bandwidth. This arrangement slows everything down. If you want to surf faster, you have to pay for it. As the saying goes, the good things in life are never free.

Data Encryption & Security

Another thing worth mentioning is that professional providers like HideIPVPN spend resources on encrypting data. Free proxy providers do not do this (too much programming involved!), and therefore you never know if you are actually safe from attack.

Phew! I didn’t plan to write as much as this, but I had to mention all the pros and cons to give you a balanced perspective.

Free Yourself from the restrictions in your territory!

At Soccerwidow, we have so many readers from all over the world and we hear a lot about restrictions in certain territories. Therefore, now I have been forced to discover VPN services myself I thought I had to share my experience. I am pretty sure this article will help many others overcome their Web site access and security issues.

If you have already had experience with VPN servers would you please be good enough to leave a comment with your opinion and advice for other readers…

Thanks as usual for your time.

Make your traffic appear to originate from
United States, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany, Canada, France, Poland or Singapore:
Premium VPN service with unlimited amount of transfer and encrypted VPN technology: HideIPVPN

Almost forgot to mention…
At the time of writing they are the only VPN service with both a US and UK server.

Last Update: 2 January 2013

Categories:Betting Guidance Website Business

8 Responses to “How do I Hide or Disguise my IP Address?”

  1. 14 December 2015 at 10:46 am #

    Since using VPN means the IP is shared (Not a dedicated IP), will it be totally fine with bookmakers?

    What happened if we both subscribed the same service, shared the IP at some points..

  2. 6 February 2013 at 10:49 am #

    Fantastic article, Soccer Widow!

    Really useful information. Will come in handy for me, for sure. Many thanks 🙂

  3. 3 February 2013 at 5:30 pm #

    Install is very easy. Excellent VPN service! No regrets. No need for any other provider. Superb 🙂


  4. 17 January 2013 at 7:07 pm #

    The problem if VPN is disconnected , your ip can leak , so you should use free program VPNlifeguard (in youtube is a small tutorial) so your real ip can not leak if a disconnection of VPN , and check your DNS ( and if you have windows7 , or 8 , you should disable ipv6 protocol , so you can be more anonymous.

  5. 10 January 2013 at 11:12 pm #

    This VPN service is awesome. Its very fast and affordable and I haven’t had any issues with it. The customer service is also great they helped me go through some questions I had with the service and answered them very professionally. I recommend HideipVPN to anyone who is looking for a good reliable service.

  6. 8 January 2013 at 3:13 pm #

    As a British guy spending large portions of the year out of the UK and an avid believer in unencumbered use of the internet, I was delighted to stumble across “HideIPVPN” whilst searching for an affordable UK proxy server to enable me to watch BBC.

    Anyone who has been down this route will know that it is inevitably doomed to failure, as in the unlikely event of finding a working UK based proxy which is not painfully slow due to being overloaded, the chances are that it would disappear in a very short time, leaving you to search again, reconfigure your connection etc.

    I highly recommend a visit to HideIPVPN where you can check prices and judge for yourselves, I would be very surprised if serious visitors to the site left without placing an order, as the quality of service is second to none whilst the subscription prices are far lower than the competition.

  7. 5 January 2013 at 10:29 am #

    I definitely am not an IT professional…so I didn’t even know such a service existed.

    A friend recommended but that didn’t work for me. The IP that Anonymizer generated was still not U.S. With the good help of Google search, it became clear that giving VPN services a shot was the right way to go. I haven’t been disappointed!

  8. 2 January 2013 at 6:34 pm #

    Really useful piece of intelligence. Best features are : Highest speed among all competitors, freedom of surfing web without any block points, Keep your ass safe when you surf.

    And the best point I liked : I was able to surf those sites too which were blocked by my company’s firewall or were not available in my area.

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