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Faceless.Me VPN Review – A Free VPN Solution

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Faceless.Me is a privacy offering from Faceless LLC which made its debut in 2013. The company is well known among the VPN enthusiasts for its totally free VPN plan that doesn’t require any kind of registration. This Faceless.Me VPN Review will highlight the features of the service as well as evaluate its pros and cons.

Server Locations and Site Access

Faceless.Me has VPN servers in just 3 countries – United States, Netherlands and Russia. The number of VPN gateways is undoubtedly on a lower side plus the company does not have VPN servers in important markets like United Kingdom and Canada. Customers subscribing to the service would be able to unlock premium American, Dutch and Russian sites such as Hulu, Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Prime, HBO Go, Rara, CWTV, Russia TV, FOX, TV Lab, Netflix, Sport1, O2TV, Deezer, USA Network, CBS, TNT, Xfinity, RTVNH, NBC, Film1, MLB, NHL, AT5, MTV, Vevo and Vudu from any geographical area in the world. In addition, the service can help you to unlock sites like Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Skype, YouTube Viber, GTalk and Blogger from workplaces/schools and foreign locations like China, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar and Kuwait. Paid customers of the service can also switch servers unlimited number of times but free users can only connect to the default server.

VPN Speed and Bandwidth

The free subscribers of Faceless.Me get limited speeds and bandwidth (2 GB/year for desktop users or 1 GB/month for mobile users). However, paid customers do not have to face any kind of speed or bandwidth restrictions so they are free to stream HD videos, download and share content through P2P, use VOIP services and play online games without worrying about exhausting their monthly limits.

Privacy Settings

Faceless.Me relies on PPTP and OpenVPN protocols to deliver its service which ensures a good mix of privacy and compatibility. The service secures your identity, data and money by encrypting your passwords, social accounts and financial transactions even when you are connected to an unsecured Wi-Fi hotspot (common at coffee shops, malls, airports and hotels). In addition, the service protects your VOIP, browsing, FTP, IRC and emailing sessions from all types of surveillance, snooping and hacking threats by creating a tunnel of safety around your web sessions.

Faceless.Me logs connection details like IP addresses and the summary of data usage for a period of few days. The company does not monitor online activities of its customers under any circumstances plus it will not hand over customer data to third parties unless required by law.

Supported Operating Systems

Faceless.Me works well with Windows, Linux, Mac, iPhones, iPads and Android. The company provides apps and dialers for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS but Linux users would need to configure the service manually. The Faceless.Me VPN client makes it simple to change servers and view connection logs but other than some basic features, there are not many options available. For extra security, the company uses server level firewalls that offer protection from viruses, spywares and other malicious programs.

Customer Support

The company offers customer support only through support tickets. Since the company has not published any kind of troubleshooting information on its website, you would need to contact the support staff even for trivial issues.

Pricing Options

Faceless.Me offers an ad-supported, 1 year free VPN trial that doesn’t require any kind of registration. As mentioned earlier, the free solution comes with lots of speed, bandwidth and connection restrictions but still it is a good choice for those who are looking for a privacy solution for travelling and basic browsing needs. Customers willing to spend money can subscribe to premium Faceless.Me plans for $19.95 for 3 months or $29.95 for 6 months. The company accepts payments only through credit cards which is indeed a downside.

Final Verdict

Faceless.Me VPN is notable because of its totally free VPN solution. Customers who wish to access premium content from multiple countries would need to look elsewhere but as a basic privacy solution, Faceless.Me works just fine. Download the free apps provided by the company to check if the solution meets your online privacy needs. For more information, please visit: www.Faceless.Me.

April 21, 2014

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