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GlobalVPN Review – Is The Service Worth A Look?

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

GlobalVPN is a VPN provider that specializes in delivering anonymity solutions. Established in 2010, the service is brought to you by Encryption Limited which is a Mahe, Seychelles based company. In this GlobalVPN Review, we will review all the features of the service and help you to decide whether you should subscribe to the service.

Server Locations and Site Access

At the moment, GlobalVPN has servers in 3 countries – United States of America, Russia and Netherlands. Although the choice of server locations is not as extensive as most of the leading VPN providers, the service would be helpful for those who wish to bypass censorship from restrictive networks and censored countries as well as unlock premium content that is available only within US, Russia or Netherlands. Once you activate your VPN account, you can bypass firewalls from China, Middle East and corporate environments and access Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Skype, Blogger, YouTube and Google Voice without facing any restrictions. In addition, you would be able to unlock premium sites like ABC, Netflix, HBO Go, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Fox TV, Pandora, MTV, NFL, MLB, CBS, NBC, Xfinity, Vudu, Spotify, Deezer, Rara, RTL, Film1, Sport1, Sportbox, Russia TV, NTV, RT, O2TV and Ren-TV that are available only to people having American, Dutch or Russian IP addresses. The company allows unlimited server switches within its VPN server network so you would be able to unlock premium content from all the three countries with just one VPN subscription.

VPN Speed and Bandwidth

GlobalVPN does not limit the speed or bandwidth that is available to its users. The speed and bandwidth availability is suitable for demanding activities like VOIP, streaming of movies and TV shows, online gaming and downloading of big files.

GlobalVPN Privacy Settings

GlobalVPN delivers a minimum of 128 bit encryption through PPTP and OpenVPN protocols. The service protects online activities like browsing, FTP, emailing, messaging and VOIP and ensures that your ISPs and network administrators are not able to track the sites that you visit. The service even comes with hotspot protection to protect your passwords, IP address, identity and banking details from hackers and criminals while you use free Wi-Fi networks at airports, malls, parks, coffee shops and hotels. The company does not record or keep logs of your browsing habits which means your online sessions remain completely private and anonymous.

Supported Operating Systems

GlobalVPN is compatible with a vast majority of common operating systems like Windows (7, XP, Vista), Mac OS X, Linux, iOS (iPad and iPhone OS) and Android. The company offers a free GlobalVPN client for Windows (Win 2000 – 7) but other systems require manual configuration. The setup is easy thanks to the instructions available on the company’s site and official YouTube channel.

Customer Support

The company offers 24 hour email based support. Although the lack of telephonic and live chat support is indeed disappointing, the support staff tries to respond to most queries in a timely fashion.

Pricing Options

GlobalVPN offers a free VPN account to everyone with access to Netherlands server and a 30 minute daily browsing limit. The free account is enough for light browsing activities and should give you an idea about the provider’s capabilities. For more heavy-duty usage, you can upgrade to a premium account that costs 2.99 EUR for 3 days (5.99 EUR for 30 days, 15.99 EUR for 90 days, 28.99 EUR for 180 days and 53.99 EUR for 360 days). The company even offers a lifetime account for 199.99 EUR which sets it apart from other VPN providers. The company does not provide refunds so the trial server should be used in order to test the service.

Final Verdict

GlobalVPN is noteworthy because of its free trial and lifetime offers. The company doesn’t have servers in lots of countries but it does offer a decently priced VPN service. If you are looking for a VPN service having servers in US, Russia and Netherlands then check the free trial offered by the company and see if the speed and connectivity is good enough for you. For more information, please visit: www.globalvpn.net.

August 11, 2013

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