First of all, thank you for all the support you’ve provided to BolehVPN and your comments and we value your feedback.
Of course, this was not done easily and I personally did try to negotiate with IPT but they’re not too happy with the repeated abuse. The account was taken down without warning and when the founder of IPT contacted me I was basically given very little alternative. His admins are fedup of dealing with our abuse.
I think there’s some misunderstanding. First of all, with the previously posted compensation scheme, everybody who wasn’t a trial user got access to the IPT account that’s worth 20 USD provided that they e-mail us. In fact this is probably a bad idea for BolehVPN since customers can just purchase us for one month, get the IPT account through a discounted rate and then leave and use the IPT account for themselves. As such I am putting this compensation scheme only for customers with 180 days subscriptions and above. Those who received their accounts already are welcome to keep them. However this only a temporary stop gap solution.
However, there isn’t a way that I can guarantee IPT that abuse will not happen UNLESS I take logs of people using it which goes against the privacy ethos of our business.
I am trying to work out something with IPT but appreciate suggestions as to what we can do to convince IPT that abuse will not happen and it will result in a win-win scenario for the both of us. If we can stop the abuse and provide some form of incentive for IPT to allow these users onto the network, I’m confident we can work something out. Appreciate your patience and your ideas on this matter.
Another way I have thought about countering the loss of the free leech is to grant seedbox usage to customers so that they can build their ratios but this is still very much an unpolished idea.
The way I’m thinking about is to only allow freeleech IPT access to one year customers with an addon price that would go directly to IPT. The discounted addon price would only be valid when renewing the VPN account and the freeleech status will expire upon expiry of the VPN account. This ensures a steady stream of income for IPT, keeps people accountable to their accounts while continuing to enjoy BolehVPN’s services.
Appreciate your patience and thoughts. Also I will be forwarding this blog post to the founder of IPT, so do let your voices be known that many of you are good users of IPT and it’s only a small fraction of idiots that make life difficult for all of us.
Co-Founder of BolehVPN
PS: I would like to remind that although we are aware that many of you subscribed to us because of IPT, it was always a complimentary free gift that we do try our best to offer but never guaranteed. We of course will use our best efforts in working out something.