VPN Reviews

VPN For UK Review – A Free Privacy Solution [as of 1/12/2015 this service is no longer available]

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Note: As of 1/12/2015 this service is not available. Like many of the free options, it’s life was relatively short….

VPN For UK is a 100% free UK based privacy solution. The tagline for the service reads “Free UK VPN with Guaranteed Connectivity and Bandwidth” so let’s check how it fares in real life.

Server Locations & Site Access – VPN For UK has deployed several gateways in London, UK. The service can be used to unlock UK based streaming services like BBC iPlayer, Sky Go, Lovefilm, Eurosport, UK TV, iTV Player, STV, Demand 5 and 4OD from other parts of the world as well as to access services such as Gmail, YouTube, Facebook, Skype and Twitter from behind corporate firewalls and heavily censored regions like Middle East, China and Latin America.

VPN Speed & Bandwidth – While there are many free VPN services available online, VPN For UK is perhaps the only one that offers guaranteed connectivity and speeds. The network used by the provider is QoS controlled which optimizes bandwidth on a continuous basis and guarantees uninterrupted connectivity and stable speeds. Users of the service get up to 5 MBPS speeds, 8 hours of continuous connectivity plus there are no upper limits on bandwidth consumption. All these features help to make the service well-suited for watching online TV, downloading files, streaming music and playing games. However, the provider doesn’t permit P2P activities within its network.

Privacy Settings – When you connect to a VPN For UK server, you get a new UK based IP address. Additionally, all traffic originating from your computer or mobile device gets encrypted which means that your ISP won’t be able to control or monitor your online activities. The service even protects your financial data and identity when you are accessing a free to use Wi-Fi hotspot at a public place.

Most free VPN providers do not guarantee zero-logging and VPN For UK is no exception. If a user violates terms of service or uses the service for illegal activities then the provider may share his access logs with third parties.

Supported Operating Systems – VPN For UK is easily configurable on Windows (8, 7, XP), Linux Ubuntu, Mac OS X (Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion or Mountain Lion) as well as mobile devices running on Android and iOS. The service uses the PPTP protocol which is already included with most Operating Systems so there is no need to install any additional software in order to use the service.

Customer Support – VPN For UK does not provide dedicated live chat or ticket based support. However, the provider has a published FAQ section on its site which can help you to troubleshoot connection problems.

Pricing Options – While the provider doesn’t charge anything for its service, users who like the speed and privacy on offer have the option of upgrading to the premium version of the service. Contact the support staff if you wish to upgrade to a paid subscription option.

Final Verdict – VPN For UK is a reliable free VPN service that doesn’t compromise on performance. If you wish to protect your online sessions from surveillance and security threats but don’t want to spend a fortune on a premium VPN solution then VPN For UK would be a good privacy option for you.

January 12, 2015

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