VPN Reviews

VPN.AC Review – Fast And Trustworthy VPN Service [updated on June 2014]

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

VPN.ac is one of the newest VPN service providers in the market. Established in 2012, the service is brought to you by Netsec Interactive Solutions which is a Romania based IT company specializing in IT security, services and consulting. Netsec Interactive is ISO9001 and ISO27001 certified and its professionals have over 10 years of experience in providing security solutions to banks, organizations and military institutions. In this detailed VPN.AC Review, we look at some of the prominent features offered by the VPN.ac service and what sets it apart from other VPN providers.

Country Servers

Currently VPN.ac has servers in 12 countries – United States (9 different locations), Canada, United Kingdom, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Romania, Germany, Sweden, Netherlands, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Even though the company doesn’t have VPN servers in a lot of important countries, its VPN plans would allow you to unlock sites like Facebook, Hulu, Gmail, Twitter, Pandora, BBC iPlayer, Zattoo, Netflix, Skype, Spotify etc. which may not be available in your country or blocked by your ISP or network administrator. The company allows you to change your VPN server as many times as you want without paying anything extra so you can unlock location restricted sites from the above 7 countries.

VPN Speed

VPN.ac provides excellent browsing and downloading speeds through its Gigabit VPN nodes. The company does not impose any kind of speed limit or throttling which makes it an ideal service for streaming movies, downloading very big files and VOIP activities. The company has a bandwidth limit of 100 GB/month for its Basic plan subscribers but its Premium Plan subscribers do not face any kind of bandwidth or speed limits. The service allows 2 simultaneous connections for basic plan subscribers and 3 simultaneous connections for premium plan subscribers. The company also allows torrenting activities through its Netherlands server which should make P2P lovers happy.

Privacy and Security

Since VPN.ac is brought to you by an IT security company, it provides very high level of encryption and security. The company does not monitor or log user activities; they only keep connections logs for a day for debugging and maintenance. The company does not rent, sell or hand over customer data to third parties and also protects your data from hackers and cyber criminals. These features make VPN plans from VPN.ac a safe bet that can be used even from unsecure Wi-Fi environments prevalent at malls, airports, book shops and cafes.

Supported Systems

The VPN.ac service is available for most operating systems and browsers. The company offers its VPN service through OpenVPN (commonly used for computers) as well as PPTP and L2TP protocols (used for mobile devices like iPads, iPhones, Android Smartphones etc.). The company offers detailed installation and configuration instructions through its website which makes it easy even for non-technical people to configure their VPN service within minutes. As with many other VPN companies, the service blocks access to port 25 to prevent email spamming so you won’t be able to use email clients like Outlook and Thnderbird but web based email services will work as usual.

Customer Support

VPN.ac provides great technical and administrative support through live chat, email, ticketing system, Skype and remote access tools like Teamviewer, Remote Desktop etc. The company’s support staff continuously monitors the servers and uses a real time alert system to fix problems before they impact the users. The company’s website has an extensive Knowledge base section that will help you to solve common installation problems and technical issues on your own.

Price Competitiveness

VPN.ac offers two different plans for its subscribers. The Basic plan with 100GB bandwidth/month is available for $9 per month ($24 for 3 months, $46 for 6 months and $86 for one year) whereas the Premium plan with unlimited bandwidth is available for $16 per month ($43 for 3 months, $81 for 6 months and $153 for 12 months). Apart from saving money by subscribing to long term plans, it is also possible to avail additional discounts by using VPN.ac coupons. The company offers a one week trial for just $3 so you can test its service before committing your money. The company also offers a full refund if you send a refund request within 5 days of starting your subscription (provided less than 1 GB of data and less than 30 sessions have been used).

Final Verdict

Overall, VPN.ac is a decent VPN provider. While the company does not have VPN servers in lots of countries, it provides great speed and security to keep your online activities secure. So if you are looking for a dependable VPN provider, make sure to check out the VPN plans from VPN.ac.

May 9, 2013

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