VPN Reviews

MainVPN Review

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

MainVPN is a UK based VPN service which is being used by more than 25,000 people from all over the world. Launched in 2008, the service aims to provide 100% anonymous access to the internet. This review article will focus on the most important features offered by the service and reveal whether it is worth using.

Server Locations & Site Access – MainVPN has deployed its servers in United States (Kansas, Texas, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Ohio) and United Kingdom (Maidenhead). The service is well-suited for American and British expats who want to unlock their favorite On-Demand sites from abroad or wish to bypass the local censorship while visiting a foreign country. In addition, the service can also be used by people from all over the world who are interested in streaming American or British TV shows and streaming services without facing GEO-IP blocks.

Here is a list of few premium services that can be unlocked with MainVPN:

Netflix, FOX, HBO Now, Amazon Prime, BBC iPlayer, UK TV, Crackle, Hulu, CBS, Demand 5, CWTV, Pandora, AMC TV, Vevo, HBO Go, 4OD, ABC Player, Sky Go, Lovefilm, Xfinity, Eurosport, iTV Player, MTV, STV, USA Network, NBC, Vudu, NHL and MLB.

The service also provides unrestricted access to Facebook, Skype, Viber, Gmail, Google Talk, Twitter and YouTube from behind school or workplace firewalls and restricted locations like China, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, U.A.E., Thailand and Brazil.

VPN Speed & Bandwidth – MainVPN delivers ultra-fast speeds as well as unmetered bandwidth to all subscribers. The service not only allows you to stream content in High Definition and use resource hungry VOIP services but it also makes it possible to download unlimited amount of content and even play multiplayer role playing games without facing speed or bandwidth issues.

Privacy Settings – MainVPN relies on PPTP and L2TP protocols to deliver its VPN service. Now these two protocols do not offer the best security (SSTP and OpenVPN protocols have better encryption) but they are fully compatible with a wide range of devices. The service assigns you a new IP address, encrypts all your data and even routes your sessions through a secure tunnel thereby protecting your online activities from all types of intrusions, surveillance, snooping and hacking threats. And for those who have to rely on public Wi-Fi hotspots to connect to the internet, the service guards their sensitive data as well as internet sessions from the hackers prowling on the network.

MainVPN doesn’t monitor online activities of its subscribers but the company reserves full rights to hand over subscriber details to law enforcement agencies if the service is used for illegal activities.

Supported Operating Systems – MainVPN is compatible with Windows, Mac, iPhones, iPads, Android and Linux. Since PPTP and L2TP protocols come bundled with most operating systems, the service can be configured manually without the need to install any software. The company has published detailed setup instructions in the members area section so even non-technical people can install and use the service with ease.

Customer Support – MainVPN offers customer support through skype, phone and support tickets. The phone support is available only from 08:30 To 17:00 UTC/GMT but other modes of support are available round the clock. The support staff is extremely helpful and is even willing to provide remote support via Teamviewer in case any subscriber is facing recurring technical problems.

Pricing Options – MainVPN offers the following subscription plans:

1) Shared IP VPN – Shared IPs from US and UK, costs $4 per month

2) Dedicated US IP VPN – Dedicated IP from either Texas, New Jersey or Ohio; costs $8 per month.

The provider offers free trials to all new subscribers but it does not have a refund policy.

Final Verdict – There is no doubt that MainVPN offers a fast, affordable and trustworthy privacy service. On the downside, the choice of available IPs is extremely limited plus the service does use the most secure VPN protocols. Since there is a trial account available, I urge you to test drive the service yourself and decide whether it meets your security and privacy needs. For more information, please visit: www.mainvpn.com.

April 6, 2016

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