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PPTPVPN Review – VPN for the USA and UK

Monday, August 18th, 2014

PPTPVPN is a free privacy service from a non-profit group. The company behind the service offers a totally free PPTP based VPN service to its users. This PPTPVPN review will reveal the features and benefits offered by the PPTPVPN service.

Server Locations and Site Access

PPTPVPN has gateways in just two countries – United Kingdom and United States. The service is ideal for expats, tourists and citizens from other countries who want to access US and UK based local content. Once you change your IP address through the service, you would be able to unblock premium On-Demand services such as Netflix, Demand 5, FOX, BBC iPlayer, Sky Go, Hulu, Eurosport, CWTV, USA Network, STV, iTV Player, Xfinity, ABC Player, Amazon Prime, NBC, CBS, UK TV, Vevo, NHL, TNT, Vudu, Lovefilm, Pandora, 4OD, MTV, MLB and HBO Go from anywhere in the world. In addition, the service makes it easy to circumvent the censorship measures used by foreign governments (China, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE), organizations and universities and access popular sites like Twitter, Gmail, Facebook, Skype and YouTube from behind the firewalls. What’s more, since the company does not have any server switching restrictions in place, it is possible to access premium services and local content from both US and UK.

VPN Speed and Bandwidth

PPTPVPN does not impose any kind of daily traffic limit or monthly bandwidth cap. While the speed offered by the service cannot be compared with the speeds offered by professional VPN services, the company does guarantee 5 Mbit/s speed. The absence of bandwidth caps and use of real-time data compression engine means that the service can be used for activities like gaming, VOIP, streaming and downloading.

Privacy Settings

PPTPVPN offers standard MPPE 1024-bit protection through the PPTP protocol. The service protects your online activities from all kinds of monitoring and surveillance and even protects your vital data from hacking attacks when you are connected to an unsecured wireless network at a mall, coffee shop, airport or hotel. Furthermore, the service can be used to secure all kinds of online activities (FTP, VOIP, emailing, IM to name a few) and not just the browsing sessions.

PPTPVPN does not log browsing activities of users. However, the company will not hesitate to report user details to law enforcement if the service is used for illegal activities.

Supported Operating Systems

PPTPVPN works with almost all popular operating systems and devices including Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8), Android, iPads, Mac OSX, Linux (Ubuntu) and iPhones. It is also possible to configure the service on routers and use it with gaming consoles and Smart TVs. Since the company does not offer its own app, the installation needs to be done manually. However, the setup process is extremely easy and the company has published configuration instructions for all systems.

Customer Support

PPTPVPN offers customer support only through email. The company has also provided links to troubleshooting guides which may help you to resolve common errors on your own. The password of the service may change from time-to-time so just make sure that you are using the latest password by visiting the official site.

Pricing Options

As mentioned earlier, PPTPVPN does not charge anything for its service. Users interested in using the service don’t even have to register themselves; they can just copy the server details and login credentials and start using the service within minutes.

Final Verdict

Overall, PPTPVPN is a good enough privacy service. While the service does not come with bells and whistles of a professionally managed privacy solution, it does offer privacy and anonymity to budget conscious users. Test drive the service today to check whether the service meets your security and privacy needs. For more information, please visit: www.pptpvpn.org.

August 18, 2014

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