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GTS VPN Review – Is The Service Worth Subscribing?

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Wednesday, January 15th, 2014


GTS VPN is an established VPN provider that has been around for more than 7 years. Established in 2005, the service was brought into the market by a United Kingdom based company. In this extremely detailed GTS VPN Review, we will evaluate all the features of the service and decide if it is worth our time and money.

Server Locations and Site Access

GTS VPN’s servers are located in 10 different countries – United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Australia, France, Germany, Sweden, Austria and Singapore. The well spread out server network makes it easy to unlock premium European and American sites such as Vudu, CTV, iTV, HBO Go, Xfinity, 4OD, NHL, Spotify, CBS, Hulu, CBC, Rara, ABC iView, Amazon Prime, Fox, NBC, USA Network, ProSieben, Lovefilm, ABC Player, Pandora, MTV, CWTV, MLB, Quickflix, Demand 5, BBC iPlayer, Viasat, Netflix, Eurosport, MioTV, Sky TV and SBS On Demand from anywhere as well as access blocked websites like Twitter, Facebook, Gmail, YouTube, Skype and Google Talk from locations like China, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, UAE and Brazil. Unfortunately, the company does not permit server switching so it is not possible to unlock local content from multiple countries with one VPN subscription.

VPN Speed and Bandwidth

GTS VPN offers unlimited speed and bandwidth plans to its subscribers. The service is well suited for bandwidth hungry activities like streaming of TV shows and movies, downloading/uploading of files, VOIP as well as multiplayer online gaming. The company does not allow P2P activities through its network and has a fair usage policy in place to prevent abuse of its service. Under the terms of fair usage policy, the speed and bandwidth of subscribers who are routinely involved in downloading/uploading of huge files would be restricted.

Privacy Settings

GTS VPN offers privacy and anonymity through PPTP and OpenVPN protocols. The OpenVPN protocol protects your privacy with 1024 bit encryption while the PPTP protocol offers a maximum of 128 bit encryption. Unlike traditional privacy solutions like proxies, the service protects all kinds of online activities like emailing, FTP, VOIP, messaging and browsing as well as offers protection from hackers and sniffing programs while connecting to the internet through an unsecure Wi-Fi network at a coffee shop, airport, mall, hotel or library.

GTS VPN does not keep track of online activities of its subscribers. While the company does not sell customer information to third parties or advertisers, it will co-operate with law enforcement agencies if it is served with a judicial order.

Supported Operating Systems

GTS VPN’s privacy solution works with Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS (iPads and iPhones) and Android. The company does not offer a custom VPN tool so you would need to configure the service manually. However, the company has published excellent setup instructions and video guides on its support website so even tech challenged people would be able to configure the service on the device of their choice.

Customer Support

The company offers customer support through a ticket based support system. Although the company does not offer live chat support, it has published troubleshooting instructions on its support site which makes it easy to resolve common VPN errors quickly.

Pricing Options

GTS VPN’s single country VPN plans are available from $12 a month. The company even provides discounts for its annual plans ($120 per year) but it does not offer quarterly or half-yearly plans. The company accepts payments through PayPal or Credit Card and all its subscriptions are on recurring basis. The company does not provide free trials and refunds are available only to those subscribers who are not able to use the service for some reason.

Final Verdict

Overall, GTS VPN offers a satisfactory VPN service. While the company does not offer multi-country plans and its service is somewhat expensive, it offers a good choice of server locations in American and Europe. We recommend the service to those people who want to unlock local content from a specific country or who are not happy with their existing VPN service provider. For more information, please visit: www.gts-vpn.com.


January 15, 2014
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