VPN Reviews

Jungl VPN Review – Is This Anonymity Service Worth Subscribing?

Friday, August 7th, 2015

Jungl is a VPN service provider from Down Under. Although the company is relatively unknown to most VPN customers, in reality it has been offering anonymity services since the year 2007. In this comprehensive Jungl review, I will explain what the service is all about and also make a subscription recommendation.

Server Locations & Site Access – Jungl VPN has got VPN servers in United States, Singapore, United Kingdom and Australia. While the choice of IP locations is indeed limited, the service can unblock a whole gamut of premium streaming services, social networking websites, email services as well as VOIP services for you. And since the provider allows limitless number of server switches, it is possible to access GEO-IP restricted services from several different regions.

Here is a small list of On-Demand services that can be unlocked with Jungl VPN:

Netflix, CBS, ABC Player, Eurosport, BBC iPlayer, Lovefilm, HBO Go, Singtel TV, Ten Sports, Sky Go, 4OD, Vudu, ABC iView, HBO Now, iTV Player, STV, TNT, NHL, Xfinity, USA Network, Demand 5, NBC, Amazon Instant Videos, CWTV, UK TV, MLB, Vevo, Hulu, MTV, Pandora and FOX.

If you are an expat, tourist or a business traveler, the service can help you to access sites like Facebook, Twitter, Line, Skype, Viber, Gmail and YouTube even from highly censored locations like China, Middle East and South America.

VPN Speed & Bandwidth – Jungl VPN places absolutely no restrictions on speeds or bandwidth which means you are free to stream HD TV shows, download huge files, make and receive VOIP calls and play multiplayer games for hours without facing any kind of throttling or disconnection. However, the service cannot be used to download copyrighted material via file sharing sites or torrents.

Privacy Settings – Jungl VPN uses the ultra-secure OpenVPN protocol to secure and anonymize online sessions. By encrypting all traffic end-to-end and routing your data through a secure tunnel, the service protects you from all types of data interception, surveillance and hacking attacks. What’s more, the service assigns you a completely new IP address which ensures that your identity and personal data (including social security number, credit card numbers and financial transactions) remains safe even when you are connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot at a public place.

Jungl VPN has not published a privacy policy on its website so the logging policy of the company is not clear. Since most VPN service providers capture connection details (which may or may not include IP addresses of subscribers) and co-operate with legal authorities, the same should be assumed for Jungl VPN as well.

Supported Operating Systems – Jungl VPN is compatible with Mac, PC, iPhones, iPads, Linux and Android devices. There is no custom client available so all configuration needs to be done manually. The great thing about the service is that it provides OpenVPN compatibility even for mobile devices.

Customer Support – Jungl VPN offers email and ticket based customer support. The company prides itself on the quality of customer support that it offers and tries to respond to most support queries within 4 hours or less.

Pricing Options – Jungl VPN offers several different VPN plans for the benefit of its customers:

1) Solo Plan – VPN for one computer; available for 10 AUD per month or 110 AUD per year.
2) Day-Trip Plan – VPN for two computers; costs 12 AUD per month or 132 AUD per year.
3) Adventurer Plan – VPN for one computer and one mobile device; available for 12 AUD per month or 132 AUD per year.
4) Expedition – VPN for two computers and one mobile device; costs 15 AUD per month or 165 AUD per year.

Going by the current exchange rates, the monthly subscription costs are at par with most Tier-1 VPN services. However, the annual subscription plans offered by the company are definitely expensive.

The company does not offer free trials or refunds so the only way to test the service is to subscribe to its monthly plan. On the positive side, it is possible to save money on a new subscription by using Jungl VPN coupons.

For those who are tired of recurring VPN costs, the company offers a unique account suspension feature. Monthly subscribers of the service have the option of suspending and reactivating their accounts at any time so you can save a lot of money by activating your account only when you need it (for instance, when you are travelling).

Final Verdict – To conclude, Jungl VPN offers a satisfactory (albeit a little expensive) privacy service. While the logging policy of the provider is not clear and the number of server locations is on the lower side, the company provides a highly secure VPN service that is backed by an excellent support team. So if other VPN services are not working for you for some reason, you must definitely test drive Jungl VPN. For more information, please visit: www.jungl.me.

August 7, 2015

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