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PrivateVPN Review – Fast And Ultra-Secure VPN Service

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Friday, March 18th, 2016


PrivateVPN is a Swedish VPN service provider. Launched in 2009, the service aims to deliver total internet freedom to customers from all over the world. In this review, let us check out the various features offered by the service.

Server Locations & Site Access – PrivateVPN has deployed VPN servers in 15 different geographical areas including United States, Sweden, United Kingdom, Italy, Netherlands, Canada, Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Finland, Russia, Luxembourg, France, Denmark, Spain, Belgium, Romania, Poland, Norway and Ukraine.

Due to the availability of IPs from so many different countries, customers can easily unblock Geo-IP restricted streaming, news and sports websites like Netflix, Spotify, BBC iPlayer, Zattoo, Eurosport, ABC iView, Hulu, RTL, Rara, Amazon Prime, ABC Player, The Comedy Network, CBC, Sky Go, MLB, Arte, Canal+, Pandora, ProSieben, CTV, iTV Player, Foxtel Play, Vox, Global TV, Lovefilm, HBO Now, Ten Sports, Wilmaa, RTVNH, TNT, Vudu, Much Music, Direct 8, Voddler, City TV, USA Network, Das Erste, FOX, Rai TV, NBC, Deezer, Russia TV, NRK, WimpMusic, Vevo, CWTV, Star TV, MTV, 4OD, CBS, Xfinity, NHL, HBO Go and Demand 5 from all the corners of the world. What’s more, since the company does not have any restrictions on server switching, you can change your IP as many times as you wish and unlock local content and streaming services from up to 15 different countries with just one PrivateVPN account.

In addition to unlocking streaming media websites, the service can also bypass all network and ISP based restrictions. So if you are looking for an easy way to access sites like Facebook, YouTube, Gmail, Twitter, Skype and Viber from your school, office or while visiting China, Middle East or Latin American; PrivateVPN can definitely help you out.

VPN Speed & Bandwidth – PrivateVPN not only offers unlimited speed and bandwidth to all subscribers, it also boasts of high quality network (HQN) of servers. These servers deliver near ISP speeds by avoiding common pitfalls (lower speeds, High latency and multiple hops) associated with other VPN services. Due to the speed advantage, the service is perfect for resource consuming activities like streaming, downloading, VOIP and gaming. The provider allows bittorrenting via its Swedish servers so you can even share/download content anonymously.

Privacy Settings – PrivateVPN delivers a highly secure VPN service (AES-256 CBC encryption secured by 2048 bit keys) via PPTP, L2TP and OpenVPN protocols. The high level of encryption available not only ensures that your online activities (browsing, FTP, emailing, messaging, VOIP) and sensitive data (credit card numbers, banking transactions, IP address, social accounts) remain 100% safe from snooping and surveillance, it also protects you from hackers while you are travelling and using Wi-Fi facilities available at public places.

PrivateVPN does not log or monitor your online sessions. In addition, the provider does not resell or share the personal data of its subscribers with third parties or marketing companies.

Supported Operating Systems – PrivateVPN is compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10), Mac OS X, Linux, Android, iPads, iPhones as well as DD-WRT, Synology and Tomato routers. The company offers a user friendly client for Windows but other systems need manual configuration. The service offers both Dynamic and Static IPs with port forwarding and even provides protection from dangerous viruses and malwares. The service can be used from up to 4 devices simultaneously so you can protect your laptop, desktop, Smartphone as well as tablet by subscribing just once.

Customer Support – PrivateVPN offers customer support via live chat, email and tickets. The support staff is even willing to provide quick help via Teamviewer to all customers to help them fix all kinds of installation and technical issues.

Pricing Options – PrivateVPN costs €7 for 30 days, €18 for 90 days and €66 for 365 days. The company has a unique referral program which allows subscribers to earn points by referring the service to their friends and colleagues. The accumulated points can then be redeemed against subscription payments. The company even offers a free 24 hour trial to all new subscribers but refund requests are generally not entertained.

Final Verdict – On the whole, PrivateVPN doesn’t disappoint on any parameter. The service offers a nice choice of IPs, secures communications with a high level of encryption and is compatible with wide range of devices. If you’d like to learn more about this website, please visit them on the web at: www.privatevpn.com.


March 18, 2016
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