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DreamVPN Review – Is It A Good Privacy Service?

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

DreamVPN is a privacy solution by Virtualization Limited which is a United States based company. The service was launched in the year 2010 with an aim to provide unmatched privacy to all web users. In this DreamVPN review, we will discuss all about DreamVPN and reveal whether you should subscribe to it.

Server Locations & Site Access – DreamVPN has severs in 7 countries including Netherlands, United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Russia, Egypt and Canada. While the number of server locations is definitely low, the service enables you to unblock your favorite On-Demand services such as BBC iPlayer, Spotify, RTL, Netflix, CTV, Russia TV, Deezer, Hulu, Rara, 4OD, MLB, Lovefilm, USA Network, Xfinity, Eurosport, STV, Vudu, UK TV, City TV, Demand 5, Pandora, MTV, HBO Go, Sky Go, CBC, Global TV, Vevo, iTV Player, Amazon Prime, CWTV, NBC, NHL, ABC, TNT, CBS and FOX from any corner of the world. In addition, the service acts as an anti-censorship solution for expats, employees, tourists and students and allows them to access Skype, Gmail, Facebook, Viber, Twitter and YouTube from schools, offices and foreign locations (especially China, Latin America and Middle East). DreamVPN also permits unlimited server switching within the gateway locations available in your plan so you can unlock IP restricted content from several different countries.

VPN Speed & Bandwidth – Every DreamVPN subscription includes unlimited speed and unrestricted bandwidth. The company even guarantees almost 100% uptime through efficient load balancing. This certainly makes the service an attractive choice for demanding activities like streaming HD videos, multiplayer gaming, VOIP and downloading.

Privacy Settings – DreamVPN uses PPTP and OpenVPN protocols to deliver its service. You should ideally choose the OpenVPN protocol to secure your online sessions but if your OS or device doesn’t support it, the PPTP protocol offers a good alternative. The service makes you anonymous by assigning you a new IP address plus it protects your data from hacking and data sniffing threats that are always lurking on public Wi-Fi networks. Additionally, the service secures all kinds of online activities on its own so you don’t have to configure each application separately.

DreamVPN doesn’t log your real IP address or traffic so your privacy is assured. But as the company is based in US, it is expected to co-operate with valid court requests.

Supported Operating Systems – DreamVPN works like a charm on most systems including Windows (XP, Vista, 7), Linux, Mac, iPhones, iPads, Android, Windows Mobile, BSD, Symbian and DD-WRT routers. There is a VPN client available for Windows but for most systems, you need to refer to the manual setup instructions and configure the service yourself. The service provides an extra layer of firewall protection and even offers dedicated IP plans to customers.

Customer Support – DreamVPN provides customer support through live chat, tickets, phone and email. The provider has even posted troubleshooting instructions in its FAQ section so you should be able to fix common errors with ease.

Pricing Options – DreamVPN offers as many as 6 different types of subscription packages:

1) Package 1 – Access to US, UK and Canadian servers; costs $4.95/month, $12.95 for 3 months, $24.95 for 6 months and $49.95 for a year.

2) Package 2 – Access to US, UK, Canadian, German and Egyptian servers; costs $7.95/month, $19.95 for 3 months, $34.95 for 6 months and $59.95 for a year.

3) Package 3 – Access to servers from all 7 countries; costs $12.95/month, $34.95 for 3 months, $49.95 for 6 months and $99.95 for 12 months.

4) American Package – Access to US and Canadian servers; costs $5.95/month, $14.95 for 3 months, $24.95 for 6 months and $49.95 for one year.

5) Euro Package – Access to UK, German, Dutch and Russian servers; costs $6.95/month, $15.95 for 3 months, $34.95 for 6 months and $59.95 for a year.

6) Dedicated IP Package – One dedicated American IP; costs $8.95/month, $24.95 for 3 months, $49.95 for 6 months and $99.95 per year (a setup fee of $19.95 is applicable on monthly and quarterly plans).

The company doesn’t offer free trials or refunds but you can test drive the service for 30 days for just 1 cent.

Final Verdict – DreamVPN certainly delivers a satisfactory privacy service. While the number of gateways is on a lower side and there are simply too many types of subscription plans available, the provider guarantees an uninterrupted service. Our recommendation is to test drive the service by paying 1 cent and upgrade if you are happy with the speed and performance. For more information, please visit: www.dreamvpn.us.

November 26, 2014

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