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MyOpenGateway VPN Review – Get A US IP From Anywhere

Friday, August 9th, 2013

MyOpenGateway VPN service is brought to you by a New York, United States based company. Established in 2007, the service has been around for some time and it aims to deliver total security and anonymity to its customers. In this detailed MyOpenGateway VPN Review, we will look at the features provided by the service and decide if it is worth the subscription price.

Server Locations and Site Access

As of now, MyOpenGateway has servers in just one country – United States of America. The lack of server location choices would be indeed disappointing for those who like to enjoy premium local content from all over the world. Nevertheless, the service allows you to bypass every kind of firewall and access sites like Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, YouTube, Skype and Vonage even from restrictive office environments and countries like China, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and Brazil. In addition, you would be able to unlock premium US based web services such as Netflix, ABC Player, CBS, Hulu, Pandora, NBC, CWTV, NFL, MLB, Amazon Prime, Xfinity and Vudu from any location in the world.

VPN Speed and Bandwidth

MyOpenGateway does not throttle speed or restrict the bandwidth that is available to its customers. The lack of speed and bandwidth limits means that the service is ideal for resource hungry activities like VOIP, online gaming, downloading and streaming of HD TV shows and movies. Since the company is headquartered in US, it doesn’t allow peer-to-peer sharing or torrenting activities.

Privacy Settings

MyOpenGateway delivers its service through PPTP and OpenVPN protocols. The OpenVPN protocol is considered as a very secure protocol for computing devices while PPTP offers a slightly lower level of security for all kinds of computers and mobile devices. The service offers a hotspot protection to protect your financial transactions and social accounts from hacking and eavesdropping while you are using public Wi-Fi hotspots at shopping malls, airports, coffee shops, hotels and public parks. The service creates a tunnel of security around your online activities and secures all kinds of web traffic such as browsing, emailing, FTP, VOIP and messaging to offer total privacy and anonymity on the internet. The company respects the privacy of its customers and it will not monitor or disclose customer data to anyone unless required by law.

Supported Operating Systems

The MyOpenGateway VPN service is compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, iPads, iPhones and Android based devices. As there is no custom client available, the service has to be configured manually. The company offers setup instructions for Windows XP and Vista while the owners of other systems are left to fend for themselves.

Customer Support

The company offers support through an email based ticket system. The company tries to maintain a turnaround time of 3 hours for support requests and 24 hours for all other queries so you should expect quick response to your queries. However, the company needs to add more installation guides and troubleshooting tips on its portal so that people can resolve common VPN problems on their own.

Pricing Options

MyOpenGateway’s offers unlimited VPN plans from $9.99 per month and $99.9 for one year. However, the company is running a special promotion plan that offers a flat 50% discount on all its plans so you can subscribe to the service for $4.99 per month and $49.9 for one year. The company accepts payments only through Paypal and doesn’t offer a free trial or refund so there is no way to test the service without investing some money.

Final Verdict

MyOpenGateway does not offer many options as far as server locations and payment methods are concerned. While the service is not very expensive (after considering the discounted price), other providers offer far more features and a much better choice of server locations at a similar price. We recommend trying this service only if other services are not working for you or if you are not happy with your current provider. For more information, please visit: www.myopengateway.com.

August 9, 2013

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