VPN Reviews

HideMyNet Review – A Highly Reliable VPN Service (now IronSocket)

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

HideMyNet is a well-known VPN and Proxy service which is brought to you by Sense-IT LLC, a Cincinnati, Ohio based company. Even though its VPN service was launched in 2010, Sense-IT LLC has almost 15 years of experience in providing security solutions to its customers. In this unbiased HideMyNet Review, we take a look at the features offered by HideMyNet VPN service and help you to decide whether it is worth subscribing.

Server Locations

Currently HideMyNet has 22 servers in 12 different countries – United States (8 servers), United Kingdom (4 servers), Switzerland, Canada, Germany, France, Japan, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Singapore, Hong Kong and Romania. The wide choice of geographically distributed servers makes it possible to unlock location based services like Hulu, ABC Player, CBS, HBO Go, Amazon Prime, Pandora, Netflix, iTV Player, BBC iPlayer etc. which are accessible only from certain countries.

By using HideMyNet’s VPN service, you would also be able to bypass censorship imposed by local authorities and organizations without revealing your true IP address. So if you happen to visit a country like China, you can unblock popular sites like Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, YouTube etc. without facing repercussions from the local government. HideMyNet also allows servers switching at no extra cost so you can unlock local content from all the 12 countries listed above.

HideMyNet Speed Rating

HideMyNet delivers unlimited bandwidth and speeds to its customers. The company offers very high speed server connectivity and does not cap or throttle speed under any circumstances. This makes the service highly suitable for downloading huge files, VOIP activities, online gaming and streaming videos and movies. The company allows peer to peer sharing and torrenting activities but it does not allow sharing of copyrighted material.

Privacy Reliability

HideMyNet takes the privacy of its customers very seriously and takes utmost care to protect customer data from falling into wrong hands. The company uses latest security protocols and advanced encryption techniques to protect your online sessions from hackers and snoopers. The service protects all your online activities including browsing, FTP, ICQ, Chatting, Emailing etc. Further the company provides utmost security for Wi-Fi sessions since many Wi-Fi hotspots use a bare minimum level of security. The company collects logs of user activities but does not hand it over to third parties unless they are required to do so by law.

Supported Operating Systems

HideMyNet offers support for a wide range of devices through OpenVPN, PPTP and L2TP/IPSec protocols. The OpenVPN protocols works great with Windows, Linux and Mac based computers whereas the L2TP/IPSec and PPTP protocols are ideal for mobile devices such as iPads, iPhones, Android Smartphones, Windows Smartphones and tablets etc. The installation and configuration of the VPN service is easy since the company provides detailed installation instructions through its official website.

The service provides a free HTTP proxy with every VPN subscription plus it also offers IPv6 support. The company also allows you to use one VPN subscription from multiple devices but you cannot use multiple connections simultaneously.

Customer Support Attentiveness

HideMyNet offers customer support through email based ticket system. The company has also published a wealth of information on its knowledgebase section including troubleshooting guides and installation tutorials that should help you to fix most technical issues on your own.

Pricing Affordability

HideMyNet offers unlimited VPN plans for $6.99/month. However it is far cheaper to subscribe to long term plans since they are available for $17.99 for 3 months, $29.99 for 6 months and $48.99 for 1 year (almost $4 per month). If you need to use the VPN service from multiple devices simultaneously then it is also possible to upgrade your subscription plan. Even though the company is not offering any free trial nowadays, it does offer a 30 day money back guarantee so you can test the service without bothering about making a long term commitment.

HideMyNet Final Verdict

Overall, HideMyNet provides a rock solid VPN service. If you are looking for a reliable and fast VPN provider then you cannot go wrong with HideMyNet’s unlimited VPN plans. For more information, please visit: www.Hidemynet.com

May 28, 2013
  1. Gerda Mora said on June 28, 2014 11:17 am:

    Darren S, I don’t think so for hideway vpn, but it depends on what you are looking for. Their website does not talk about where their servers are, but it seems they are mainly in the US and Europe. With that in mind, if you are trying to access content in those areas for stuff like maybe Netflix, HULU, spotify, etc. then there should be no problem.

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