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ElephantVPN Review – High Security And Flexible Plans

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Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013


ElephantVPN is a brand new VPN service provider. Launched in 2012, the service is brought to you by a team of networking professionals having decades of experience in telecommunication domain. In the detailed ElephantVPN review below, we check out the features offered by the service and decide if it is worth subscribing.

Server Locations and Site Access

ElephantVPN has VPN servers in 3 countries – United States, United Kingdom and Singapore. While the choice of server locations is definitely on a lower side, using the service would enable you to unlock location restricted sites that are available only within US, UK and Singapore. The service would also come handy in case you want to bypass censorship imposed by local governments (China, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Brazil), schools, universities and organizations. As soon as you connect to the service, you would be able to unlock sites like Facebook, ABC, BBC iPlayer, iTV, Mio TV, Gmail, NFL, CBS, Fox, HBO On Demand, MTV, Rara, Demand 5, NBC, 4OD, Amazon Prime, Lovefilm, XinMSN, NBC, Twitter, Skye and Vudu regardless of your location. The service even allows you to change servers with the click of a button so you can change your IP address whenever you want and unlock country restricted services from all the three countries listed above.

VPN Speed and Bandwidth

ElephantVPN offers metered as well as unmetered bandwidth plans. Irrespective of the plan that you buy, you would be able to stream HD content, download huge files, call through VOIP and play online games since the company does not impose any kind of speed limits. The company has high capacity servers that are managed by experienced security professionals so you are not likely to face any speed problems or downtimes. The company even allows peer to peer sharing from some servers so you can download and share content anonymously.

Privacy Settings

ElephantVPN offers 128 bit encryption through PPTP and up to 1024 bit encryption with OpenVPN protocol. The security provided is sufficient enough to secure common online activities like FTP, emailing, messaging, browsing and VOIP. The company also offers extremely reliable hotspot protection to protect your personal and financial data from hackers while you are using low security Wi-Fi networks (nowadays common at airports, public parks, malls, hotels and libraries).

The company does not store details about traffic, website hits or page impressions; it only stores login/logout time and the number of bytes sent/received by a user. The company does not rent or sell user information to advertisers or third parties.

Supported Operating Systems

ElephantVPN is compatible with Windows, Linux, Mac, iOS (for iPad, iPhone) and Android (Smartphones and tablets). The setup is very easy so even people with no experience with VPN technology should be able to configure and use the service within minutes. In case you are not able to set up the service for some reason, you can always refer to the detailed installation guides available on the official website or contact the support team.

Customer Support

The company offers email based support. The support staff is knowledgeable and quick to respond to most queries. If you love to do solve technical problems on your own then you can also check the technical documentation available on the company’s website.

Pricing Options

ElephantVPN offers highly flexible VPN plans for the benefit of its customers. The company has categorized its VPN plans as Silver and Gold plans with the Gold plan offering more speed and access to OpenVPN protocol. The unlimited bandwidth silver plans start from $5.99 per month ($15 for 3 months, $24 for 6 months and $36 for 1 year) while the unlimited bandwidth gold plans are available for $6.99 per month ($19.50 for 3 months, $36.00 for 6 months and $69.50 for 12 months).

The company also offers never expiring prepaid plans that will help those who are aware of their data usage or people who use a VPN service sparsely. To buy prepaid data blocks, you need to have a prepaid account which is available for a onetime payment of $0.99 and includes 1 GB bandwidth. You can buy additional bandwidth for $0.99/GB ($2 for 5 GB, $3 for 10 GB and $25 for 100 GB). The company does not offer refunds but it does provide a free trial account with 300 MB data limit which should be enough to test the capabilities of the service.

Final Verdict

Overall, ElephantVPN delivers on its promises. While the service is quite new and it doesn’t offer too many server locations, it does provide great security and an excellent choice of VPN plans. So if you are looking for a totally reliable VPN service that has the backing of an experienced networking team, check the offers from ElephantVPN today. For more information, please visit: www.elephantvpn.com.


July 2, 2013
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