Hard pass. I'll be sticking with my $40 a year NewsgroupDirect account that has 3,725 days of retention, 1 Gbps achievable speeds, unlimited bandwidth usage allowed with servers in the US, NL, and DE, an included subscription to GhostPath VPN, and posting allowed.
Your services are very overpriced.
Which is an absolutely ridiculous policy in this case. We are trying to get as much info out publicly about this scammer. An IP address (which only points to a GhostPath VPN, and not any real identifiable info) in this case identified and doxed nothing.
I understand the no-dox policy, but in cases like this where a.) the info is related to a scam and b.) the info does not personally identify or "dox" an individual, IMO it should be permitted.
Also, GhostPath and CyberGhost are pretty good. 5 a month is cheaper than these two though, so if itworks well go for it!
Basically outside of being able to show your ip as from another place, it's just like a proxy. It shows you as somewhere else, and hides your info from anyone tracking it online, thus making your online identiy harder to track.
You need to be signed on the phone to unlock so that hardware error is biggest concern. I remember somebody asking that and I'll link to to the same thread I linked him , check GhostPathfinder's response. If nothing helps then flashing in EDL mode is the go.
Note 2 ROM is OK.
Newsgroupdirect does. They also have pretty good deals on their block accounts from time to time. I picked up 2TB for $70 a few weeks ago.
Edit: they actually don't offer VPN, but they offer a discount on GhostPath VPN
Weird. I have NewsDemon and got a free Storage Ninja account through them too. They also offer Slick VPN, which appears to be the same network as GhostPath VPN.
Are NewsDemon and NewsGroupDirect the same company? Or maybe Highwinds actually runs the VPN and Storage companies and they offer that as a value added service.
I've used both and for me, just outside of Toronto, the VPN provided with Newshosting (which is the same VPN service included with UsenetServer and Tweaknews) is faster than the VPN service included with NewsDemon/SlickVPN (same service as UsenetExpress/VitalNG, ThunderNews/OctaneVPN and NewsgroupDirect/GhostPathVPN).
That said depending on your location and your ISP you may have different results. With VPN's you have to experiment to find the best results for your location and ISP. What works well for me may not work the best for you and vice versa.
read GhostPathfinder reply, but pretty much it says you need dev ROM (I unlocked on global, though)
So if that is the case you'll need to enter EDL, but that is locked so you would need engineering cable (not sure if made by new or old method)