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LightSpeed VPN Review – A Global VPN Service Provider

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

LightSpeed VPN is a Baltimore, Maryland based VPN service provider. The company has servers in most major VPN markets and it claims to offer a lightning fast VPN service. In this Lightspeed VPN review article, we will analyze the features offered by LightSpeed VPN and reveal whether the service is worth the subscription price.

Server Locations & Site Access – LightSpeed VPN is truly a global VPN service provider. The company boasts of 140+ servers which are deployed across 44 different countries. Here is the list of countries where the company has at least one VPN server:

United States (50 servers), United Kingdom (13 servers), Australia, Ireland, Thailand, Japan, Russia, Germany, Hong Kong, Canada, Indonesia, Norway, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, India, Hungary, Sweden, Taiwan, South Africa, China, Bulgaria, Portugal, Austria, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malaysia, Iceland, France, Poland, Czech Republic, Singapore, Spain, Ukraine, Romania, Turkey, Israel, Denmark, Italy, Brazil, Chile, Macau, Serbia and Panama.

The geographically dispersed network offered by the provider allows the customers to choose IPs from around the world. By changing their IPs, customers can not only change their virtual location, they can also access premium streaming services as well as unlock all types of websites that are blocked at their current location. So if you are expat, tourist or business traveler who travels frequently, you can use the service to unlock On-Demand services like Netflix, Zattoo, HBO Go, ABC Player, Amazon Prime, NHL, Demand 5, Rai TV, RTE Player, Canal+, WimpMusic, BBC iPlayer, CTV, iTV Player, Singtel TV, USA Network, Spacecast, Sky Go, HBO Now, Spotify, FOX, TV Tokyo, NRK, TVB, Arte, Global TV, Eurosport, Rara, RTL, Deezer, Russia TV, TV Japan, Tudou, ABC iView, MLB, Vudu, The Comedy Network, CBC, Voddler, QQLive, Ten Sports, Xfinity, Direct 8, NBC, Vevo, Hulu, Lovefilm, TV Asahi, MyTV, PPTV, CBS, CWTV, Youku, Pandora, 4OD and MTV from any corner of the globe.

On the other hand, if you are a student, employee or a resident of China, Middle East or Latin America; you can use LightSpeed VPN to bypass the tough censorship measures deployed by your school, office or ISP. Once you switch to IPs provided by the company, you can easily unblock Facebook, gaming websites, Viber, Skype, Gmail, YouTube and Twitter even if these services have been blocked by the higher authorities.

It is worthwhile pointing here that LightSpeed VPN doesn’t charge anything extra for switching servers. This means you can change your virtual location as many times as you wish and access GEO-IP blocked content from around the world.

VPN Speed & Bandwidth – True to its name, LightSpeed VPN strives to provide an extremely fast privacy service. The company doesn’t throttle speeds or restrict bandwidth usage so it is a good privacy solution for demanding activities like downloading, VOIP, streaming of HD movies and TV shows as well as multiplayer gaming sessions.

Privacy Settings – LightSpeed VPN offers 128-256 bit protection via PPTP, L2TP/IPSec and OpenVPN protocols. The service provides strong encryption for security of your data as well as keeps your online activities hidden from hackers, ISPs as well as search engines and marketing companies. So by using the service, you can be completely anonymous online and keep your personal and sensitive data safe from criminals even on open Wi-Fi networks.

LightSpeed VPN doesn’t keep a track of your online activities nor does it sell your data to third parties. The company only collects a limited set of connection data (login/logout time, bandwidth etc.) but it doesn’t monitor what you do online. However, if the service is used for an illegal activity, the company will co-operate with law enforcement agencies.

Supported Operating Systems – LightSpeed VPN works with computers running on Windows/Mac/Linux, iPads, iPhones as well as Android based mobile devices. In addition, the service can be configured on a router and used with internet compatible devices like gaming consoles (PS3, Xbox 360), Smart TVs and Blu-ray players. The company offers a bespoke VPN client for Windows and Mac that allows you to change servers and protocols, use IPs that you have used in the past as well as diagnose problems with the connections. For other systems and devices, the configuration needs to be done manually. The provider even permits two simultaneous connections (one OpenVPN, one PPTP/L2TP) so it is even possible to secure multiple devices at the same time.

Customer Support – LightSpeed VPN offers customer support via support tickets and emails. Also, since the company has published its telephone and FAX numbers on its website, you can speak to the staff if you wish to do so.

Pricing Options – LightSpeed VPN is available for $5 a month, $28 for 3 months and $94 for a year. While the company doesn’t offer free trials, it does have a 7 day money back guarantee in place. Long term subscribers can use LightSpeed VPN coupons to save money on their subscriptions.

Final Verdict – Overall, I was very impressed with the quality of service provided by LightSpeed VPN. The service is fast and secure and it offers IPs from most major countries of the world. As such, I wholeheartedly recommend the service to VPNCoupons readers and urge you to try the service for yourself. For more information, please visit: www.lightspeedvpn.com.

July 28, 2015

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