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Hideman VPN Review – VPN Servers In 20 Different Countries

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Tuesday, August 6th, 2013


Hideman VPN is brought to you by Hideman Ltd which is a London based company. Established in 2011, the company aims to deliver the very best privacy service to its customers. In this detailed Hideman VPN Review, let us look at the features offered by the service and decide if it is worth subscribing.

Server Locations and Site Access

Hideman offers its service from 20 locations including United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, Hong Kong, France, Canada, Russia, Malaysia, Turkey, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Singapore, Ukraine, Sweden, Spain, Italy, Poland, Moldova and Panama. The well distributed server network ensures that you can unlock GEO-IP restricted sites like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Eurosport, Rai TV, BBC iPlayer, Mio TV, MyTV, E!, Demand 5, iTV, 4OD, Lovefilm, HBO On Demand, MTV, Deezer, Zattoo, Spotify, Rara, Pandora, MLB, NFL, Dramafever, Channel 5, Channel 4, Sky, CBC, CTV, NBC and Xfinity from any location in the world. In addition, the service is helpful for bypassing censorship and accessing blocked sites like Skype, Facebook, Gmail, Twitter and YouTube from countries like China, Kuwait, Brazil, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. What’s more, since the company allows unlimited server switching through its VPN network, you would be able to unlock premium content sites from several different countries with just one subscription.

VPN Speed and Bandwidth

Hideman does not limit the speed and bandwidth for its premium subscribers. The service is well suited for demanding online activities like VOIP, streaming of HD content, torrenting, downloading and online gaming. The company allows P2P activities through its Netherlands, Singapore, Russia, Panama, Ukraine, Sweden, Hong Kong, Turkey and Moldova servers so it is possible to anonymize bittorrenting activities.

Privacy Settings

Hideman protects your data and privacy with up to 256 bit encryption. The higher level of encryption is available through the OpenVPN protocol whereas subscribers using PPTP protocol will get 128 bit protection. The service is tailor-made to protect all online activities like browsing, FTP, VOIP, messaging and emailing etc. and even secures your data flowing through unsecure public Wi-Fi networks. The free Wi-Fi hotspots at airports, public parks, malls, libraries and coffee shops are often used by hackers to steal credit card numbers, bank login information, passwords and even identity from unsuspecting internet users but with Hideman’s service it is possible to hide your sessions from criminals.

The company does not keep a record of browsing habits of its premium subscribers. For free users, the company logs connection details and keep them for a period of 14 days to prevent spam and abuse. In both cases, the company does not share personal information of users with anyone unless it is compelled to do so by the legal authorities.

Supported Operating Systems

Hideman’s VPN solution works with Windows, Mac, Linux, iPads, iPhones and Android based Smartphones and tablets. The company offers custom client for Windows and Mac and even offers an app for Android devices. For other systems, the setup has to be done manually but the whole process is made easy thanks to the excellent setup instructions provided by the company. The company allows use of one VPN account from 3 different devices simultaneously so you can secure your computing and mobile devices with just one subscription.

Customer Support

The company offers customer support through live chat, email, Jabber, Skype and an in-app support system. The live chat facility is not available 24X7 but you can use email for quick resolution to your queries.

Pricing Options

Hideman’s PC+Mobile premium plans are available from $9/month ($15 for 2 months, $39 for 6 months and $69 for 1 year) whereas its Mobile only plans are available from $2.9/month ($4.9 for 2 months, $13.9 for 6 months and $24.9 for 1 year). The company offers a limited access free trial (5 hours/week access, 2 GB/month traffic limit) that can be used to test the service. The free trial account provides access to most features available to premium subscribers but the server access is limited to US, Russia, Ukraine, Luxembourg and Turkey servers whereas the speed available is constrained by the number of users using the service. The company accepts payments through a wide variety of options including bitcoins so it is possible to pay for the service on an anonymous basis.

Hideman Final Verdict

Hideman VPN definitely scores high on most service parameters. The service is affordable and provides security from servers located at several different locations around the world. We recommend checking out their free trial before you decide to buy their paid premium plans. For more information, please visit: www.hideman.net.


August 6, 2013
Comments
  1. Bill Arnett said on October 13, 2013 1:26 am:

    I have 2 computers plus 2 android galaxy S3 handheld devices. can one purchase of hideman cover all 4 devices

    Bill arnett

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