Using VPN on iOS & Android in Qatar 2019

With the Qatar National Day 2019 (18 December) is just around the corner, fantastic events like fireworks display, drone shows, National Day parade, and other cultural shows for celebrations are happening around this country. During this time, many tourists will come to this country to experience the Arabic culture and enjoy the great celebration events with residents here. However…

Qatar is classified by the UN as a country of high human development and is widely regarded as the most advanced Arab state for human development. It is also a high-income economy, backed by the world’s third-largest natural gas reserves and oil reserves.

However, due to its geo blockade on the internet, expats and tourists cannot get access to geo-restricted websites or social media in Qatar. This year, the government just removed the ban of Whatsapp calling (since 2017), which was an exciting news for people in Qatar. Other social media like Skype, or Facetime calling services hasn’t been confirmed yet.

So in order to unblock websites and process geo-restricted content or services, the best solution for it could be using a VPN(Virtual Private Networks).

What is a VPN? Is it safe?

VPN is a crucial technology for protecting your digital data, privacy and online activities. By connecting to a server that located in another country, it shields your IP address and fakes another one so that third parties cannot track your real IP to access your personal details. It also ensures the safety of your network connections like public Wi-Fi that is unsafe most time. While protecting users from undue access Internet censorship, the VPN creates a digital tunnel, so this routed connection to the internet can stay hidden. Because the VPN server makes it hard for others by mixing your IP with others. You can rest assure that a VPN will not make you get a penalty or get into jail.

What if the VPN connection drops?

One of the technologies being widely implemented on VPN is called killswitch. A VPN killswitch is a safety mechanism that automatically stops all network traffic if the VPN connection suddenly drops. This prevents the user’s real IP from being discovered and data leaks.

How do I get the best VPN in Qatar?

If you are looking for the best one, you mean to buy one. Free VPNs need to make money somehow, it may make the money off out of your online traffic. Given that pricing plans are different among VPN providers, it’s not like the most expensive ones are the best ones. The best one is always for your own needs.

For instance, if you use VPN to unblock websites for streaming sports event, movies, TV shows. A VPN with a fast speed should be taken into account. Some VPNs offers dedicated lines from the Middle East to the EU/US, such as RitaVPN. Furthermore, if you want to entirely bypassing the content restrictions imposed in Qatar, you will need to get one with as many servers as possible. Another concerning aspect is to choose the VPN that is available and compatible on your digital devices’ system, like iOS, Android, MacOS, Windows, Linux. 

Adding an additional layer to your digital devices for security is never too late to do. Avoiding eavesdropping, hacking and detection is necessary when we are living in this era of new information age. It’s time to start exploring more content and stay safe online with VPNs.


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