VPN Reviews

HomeVPN Review – Fast And Reliable Privacy Service

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

HomeVPN is a VPN solution from Felix Krusenbaum & Karsten Werner GbR, a Berlin, Germany based company. Launched in 2009, the company offers privacy and security solutions to home users and businesses. In this detailed review, we will evaluate the service and decide if it is worth subscribing.

Server Locations and Site Access

HomeVPN has deployed its VPN gateways in 4 countries – United States, United Kingdom, Germany and Switzerland. The service is primarily meant for expats and tourists from the above 4 countries who wish to access local content and On-Demand services from their home country from an overseas location. With your HomeVPN subscription, you would be able to access location restricted premium services like Netflix, Zattoo, iTV, Pandora, RTL, Wilmaa, HBO Go, USA Network, CWTV, Demand 5, FOX, BBC iPlayer, Hulu, WDR, Lovefilm, Eurosport, ProSieben, Arte, 3SAT, Canale 5, Sky Go, Sat.1, CBS, Das Erste, UK TV, DMAX, STV, Amazon Prime, NHL, 4OD, ORF 1, Vox, ZDF, TVE, Xfinity, MTV, MLB, Vevo, TNT, ABC Player, Vudu and NBC from any geographical area in the world. Moreover, the service allows you to access Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Skype, GTalk, YouTube and Viber from workplaces, educational institutions and foreign locations such as China, UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Brazil and Thailand. The company does not restrict users from switching servers so you would be able to access local content from 4 different countries with just one VPN subscription.

VPN Speed and Bandwidth

HomeVPN offers high speed and metered bandwidth plans to its users. Although the bandwidth is restricted, the company offers affordable plans to support resource hungry activities such as streaming, downloading, VOIP and gaming. The company’s servers are located at Tier-1 datacenters and are connected to Gigabit ports to deliver unmatched speeds to customers.

Privacy Settings

HomeVPN protects your data and privacy through IPSec and OpenVPN protocols. The OpenVPN protocol offers a very high level of encryption for desktop computers while IPSec provides medium level of security for mobile devices. The service can be used to protect financial transactions and social networking sessions from hackers (especially while using public Wi-Fi networks) as well as to secure your entire internet traffic from government and institutional surveillance.

Like many other VPN companies, HomeVPN logs connection details like username, connection duration and number of bytes transferred. The company respects the privacy of its customers so personally identifiable data is never handed over to third parties or advertisers.

Supported Operating Systems

HomeVPN works flawlessly with Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android 4 and Linux. Unfortunately, the company does not provide a VPN client for any OS so you will need to configure the service manually. However, the company has published detailed setup instructions for all systems so configuring the service is not a big challenge. All HomeVPN servers are equipped with a firewall so your data packets remain free from all types of viruses, spywares and malwares.

Customer Support

HomeVPN offers customer support only through support tickets. There is not much troubleshooting information available on the company’s official site so you would need to contact the support team even for minor connection issues.

Pricing Options

HomeVPN offer multiple types of VPN plans as per the bandwidth needs of the customers. The VPN Silver plan is available from 2.50 EUR for 20 GB bandwidth per month, the VPN Gold plan is available for 5.45 EUR for 50 GB bandwidth per month while VPN Diamond plan offers 100 GB of bandwidth per month for 5.95 EUR. In addition, plans with higher bandwidth limits are available for businesses and customers who wish to run their own game servers or VPN network. While the company does not offer free trials, you can buy a test account with 3 GB bandwidth limit and a validity of 3 days for just 0.15 EUR. All long term subscription plans come with a 7 day money-back guarantee.

Final Verdict

Overall, HomeVPN deliver a satisfactory service. While the company does not offer truly unlimited bandwidth plans, the service is affordable and does not compromise on performance. So, if you are looking for a reliable way to change your IP address, secure your online activites and access premium content from abroad, test drive the HomeVPN service today. For more information, please visit: www.homevpn.com.

August 24, 2014

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