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VPN Direct Review – [Service Unavailable as of June 2014]

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

VPN Direct is one of the most prominent VPN providers to emerge in the last few years. Established in 2011, the company provides desktop and mobile VPN solutions to guarantee security and anonymity on the internet. In this exclusive VPN Direct Review, we check out various features offered by the company and what makes its VPN software better than other VPN solutions.

Server Locations

VPN Direct has servers in 5 countries – USA, Canada, Germany, Netherlands and Hong Kong. Even though the service is not yet available for key VPN markets like UK, it does allow you to unlock GEOIP restricted services like ABC, CBS, HBO On Demand, Spotify, ESPN, MTV, Hulu, Rara, Pandora, NBC, NFL, Netflix and Amazon Prime from any country in the world. Using the service also makes it easy to bypass firewalls imposed by ISPs and organizations without revealing your true identity or IP address. This would help you to unlock Facebook, Gmail, YouTube, Skype and Twitter from your office or a country like China, Brazil, Saudi Arabia or Bahrain. The company also allows you to connect to all the VPN servers without paying anything extra so you can unlock premium local content from all the five countries listed above.

Speed and Bandwidth

VPN Direct offers unlimited speed and bandwidth plans for PCs and fixed bandwidth VPN plans for mobile devices. The company’s proprietary VPN software comes with a load balancing option that allows you to get best speeds even during peak hours. Due to these advanced features, the service is able to deliver a very high speed which makes it ideal for streaming, online gaming, downloading and VOIP activities.

Privacy Settings

VPN Direct protects your data and privacy by using the most secure VPN protocols that are currently available. The company has developed an OpenVPN based VPN solution for desktops and laptops that offers a very high level of security and encryption. For mobile devices, the company provides unmatched security through PPTP and L2TP protocols. Due to high level of security available, the service protects your IP address and personal data even when you are connected to low security wireless networks. The company’s robust VPN solution also includes an IP changer that allows you to change your IP address at a pre scheduled time.

VPN Direct does not sell user data to third parties nor do they spy on users’ online activities. The company does collect connection and data logs but they are not available to anyone except the user who owns the account.

Supported Systems

VPN Direct is available for Windows based computers and iOS/Android/Windows based mobile devices. The company’s innovative VPN software is compatible with most versions of Windows including XP, Vista and Windows 7. The mobile VPN app is available at Apple iTunes and Google Play stores. The setup and configuration is easy and it takes just few minutes to get the service up and running.

Customer Support

The company offers customer support through an email based support system. The company has published a wealth of VPN articles on its official website so make sure to browse through them in case you experience recurring technical issues or connectivity problems.

Pricing Options

VPN Direct’s unlimited desktop plans start from $9.99/month ($24.99 for 90 days, $44.99 for 180 days and $74.99 for 365 days). Each desktop plan comes with a free 100 MB bandwidth for mobile devices. For Smartphones and tablets, the company offers fixed-time and non-expiring VPN plans. The price of fixed-time mobile VPN plans varies according to the time and bandwidth selected and they are available for 99 cents/month (3 GB) ($2.99/month(10 GB), $6.99 for 90 days(30 GB). $9.99 for 90 days (50 GB), $19.99 for 180 days (100 GB), $29.99 for 180 days (150 GB) and $39.99 for 365 days (300 GB)). The non-expiring mobile plan are available for $1.99 for 1 GB ($3.99 for 6 GB, $5.99 for 10 GB, $9.99 for 20 GB, $19.99 for 50 GB, $29.99 for 100 GB and $49.99 for 200 GB of data). Each mobile VPN plan includes bonus bandwidth for desktop VPN.

VPN Direct offers a free 30 day trial for desktops (30 GB bandwidth) and mobile devices (300 MB bandwidth). However, the trial account users cannot use the service from more than one device plus they get access to just one US server. The trial is completely free of charge and allows you to test speed, server switching, IP scheduling and several other features that are available with the service.

Final Verdict

Overall, VPN Direct offers a cutting edge VPN solution that is far superior to other VPNs. While the service doesn’t support Mac or Linux systems, it does offer blazing fast speeds and bulletproof security to its PC and mobile customers. So if you are looking for an advanced VPN solution that allows you to secure your every online activity, check out the VPN plans from VPN Direct. For more information, please visit: www.vpndirect.com.

June 20, 2013

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