VPN Reviews

GetVPN Review – Privacy And Security For Windows and Mac Users

Monday, April 21st, 2014

GetVPN is a relatively new VPN service provider that is based in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. The service made its debut in 2012 with just couple of servers but since then it has expanded into several major countries. In this GetVPN Review, we will review the features of the GetVPN service and conclude if it is worth subscribing.

Server Locations and Site Access

GetVPN has 10 VPN servers in 6 different countries. The company has deployed its gateways in United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Netherlands, France and Germany. While the company does not have a server in Asia, the service allows you to unblock American and European content sites like Netflix, Sky Go, Hulu, BBC iPlayer, FOX, Canal+, USA Network, Demand 5, RTL, Amazon Prime, Eurosport, HBO Go, Xfinity, E!, City TV, Pandora, Spotify, NHL, NBC, Spacecast, ProSieben, Deezer, Film1, Lovefilm, MTV, CWTV, Star TV, TNT, CTV, Direct 8, Sport1, Pluzz, UK TV, Global TV, Arte, Rara, Vudu, STV, Vox, CBC, TMC, 4OD, ABC, iTV Player, CBS, Vevo and MLB from any geographical area in the world. Additionally, the service makes it possible to bypass the stringent censorship measures deployed by countries like China, UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Brazil (not to mention circumvent corporate and school firewalls) and access Facebook, Twitter, Skype, GTalk, GMail, YouTube, Blogger and other blocked websites from virtually anywhere. For those who want to unlock local content or GEO-IP restricted premium websites from several countries, the company offers unlimited server switching options with every VPN subscription.

VPN Speed and Bandwidth

GetVPN delivers high speeds and unmetered bandwidth with every VPN account. By using the service, you would be able to bypass the speed throttling and traffic shaping techniques used by ISPs and network administrators. This makes the service highly suitable for activities like streaming of On-Demand TV shows and movies, downloading, VOIP and online gaming.

Privacy Settings

GetVPN uses the highly secure OpenVPN protocol to deliver its service. The service ensures bulletproof security through data encryption and tunneling and allows you to hide your online sessions from ISPs as well as school, university and workplace authorities. The service even protects your valuable data (IP address, credit card numbers, social accounts, bank transactions, ecommerce sessions) from all kinds of hacking and security threats especially when you are connected to public Wi-Fi hotspots. Users who need to secure multiple types of online sessions (browsing, FTP, VOIP, IM and emailing) would be please to learn that GetVPN can protect all inbound and outbound connections with just one configuration.

The company does not record or keep a log of browsing history of its users. Moreover, the company respects the privacy of its users so it won’t share subscriber data with third parties (including advertisers and marketing companies).

Supported Operating Systems

GetVPN is compatible with Windows (Vista, XP, 7, 8) and Mac OS X. The company does not offer its own VPN dialer client so you would need to download the OpenVPN software and configure it manually.

Customer Support

The company offers support through live chat, email, Skype, tickets and phone. The company does not provide any kind of troubleshooting information on its site so you would need to contact the support staff even for minor issues.

Pricing Options

GetVPN’s unlimited plans are available from $7.95 per month, $20.95 per quarter, $37.95 semi-annually and $65.95 for 1 year. The company offers a fully-functional 1 hour free trial that is enough to get an idea about the capabilities of the service. In addition, the company has a 7 day refund policy in place.

Final Verdict

Overall, GetVPN scores well on most evaluation parameters. However, since the service is not yet compatible with mobile operating systems, it is not meant for Android and iOS users. Computer users can try the 1 hour free trial and subscribe to the service is they are happy with the speed and privacy on offer. For more information, please visit: www.GetVPN.net.

April 21, 2014

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