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LimeVPN Review – Affordable Privacy For Everyone

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

LimeVPN is a pretty new VPN service. The California based service provider, which started its operations in 2014, aims to provide a flexible and reliable privacy service to worldwide users. This LimeVPN review will focus on the strong and weak points of the service as well as make a subscription recommendation.

Server Locations & Site Access – LimeVPN offers anonymity and security through 65,000+ IP addresses that are spread across 18 different countries. The company has deployed servers at many important locations like United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Australia, Sweden, Norway, Ireland, Switzerland, Netherlands, Japan, France, Poland, Belgium, Canada, Denmark and Austria with a strong emphasis on the European markets.

With access to servers from so many countries and thousands of IPs at their disposal, LimeVPN customers would have no problem in unlocking online streaming sites like Netflix, Zattoo, ABC iView, BBC iPlayer, WimpMusic, Xfinity, The Comedy Network, Eurosport, Spacecast, CBC, RTL, Amazon Prime, Lovefilm, CTV, Demand 5, TV Japan, HBO Go, Much Music, ProSieben, ABC Player, Spotify, 4OD, Vox, Canal+, RTE Player, Global TV, NBC, Rara, Das Erste, Rai TV, NRK, Direct 8, Ten Sports, USA Network, Deezer, E!, Wilmaa, Arte, TV Tokyo, MLB, City TV, Voddler, Hulu, CWTV, Vudu, Sky Go, NHL, Star TV, Vevo, iTV Player, MTV, Pandora, TV Asahi, TNT, CBS, Bravo and Fox from any area in the world.

The service can also be used as an anti-censorship tool to unlock Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Skype, Gmail, Viber and gaming sites at schools, colleges, offices and censored locations like Thailand, China, Brazil and pretty much the entire Middle East. And since the company permits limitless server switching, it becomes possible to access GEO-IP restricted content from dozens of different countries with just one subscription.

VPN Speed & Bandwidth – LimeVPN doesn’t limit speed or bandwidth in any way. The company owns and manages its own server network which means it can deliver optimum speeds without relying on third parties and keep downtimes to a minimum. Also, since the company’s network is connected to 10 GBit nodes, you can experience extremely fast speeds whether your are streaming HD TV shows, downloading content, playing games or simply browsing on the internet.

Privacy Settings – LimeVPN offers optimum level of security via PPTP, L2TP/IPSec and OpenVPN protocols. Subscribers using the OpenVPN protocol get 256 bit encrypted protection while those relying on PPTP and L2TP protocols get 128 bit security for their online sessions. The service not only offers 100% protection from state surveillance but it also helps to secure extremely confidential data like social security number, online banking details and passwords from hackers and sniffers prowling on open wireless networks.

LimeVPN’s privacy policy states that the company doesn’t release any information about customers to anyone except when it is asked to do so via a court order. And while the company has published that it doesn’t monitor active user sessions, it isn’t clear what kind of data the company actually logs. So it is highly possible that the provider might be logging IP addresses and other details which could then be handed over to the legal authorities should the need arises.

Supported Operating Systems – LimeVPN works well with multiple devices and operating systems including iPads, Windows (8, 7, Vista), iPhones, Android devices, Mac OS X, Linux and iPod Touch. The company offers a simple to use app for Windows and detailed setup instructions and configuration files for other systems. For extra security, there is also a NAT firewall option available.

Customer Support – LimeVPN claims to offer 24X7 support through email, live chat and tickets. However, the live chat may not be available all the times so it is better to contact the support staff through other means.

Pricing Options – LimeVPN offers just two subscription options – a monthly plan at $4.99 per month and a yearly plan for $34.99 (which comes to just $2.9/month). The provider doesn’t offer trials but there is a 7 day money back guarantee available.

Final Verdict – LimeVPN provides affordable privacy to everyone. While the company’s logging policy is not exactly clear, it does deliver a fast service and provides access to thousands of IPs from many different parts of the world. So, if you are looking for a fast VPN service for streaming and downloading activities, LimeVPN might be a good option for you. For more information, please visit: LimeVPN.com.

April 9, 2015

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