VPN Reviews

VPNPop Review – What Does The Service Offer

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

VPNPop is a VPN provider from Canada that has been around for few years. Launched in 2009, the company aims to deliver a safe and anonymous browsing experience to its subscribers. In this in-depth VPNPop Review, we will examine the features offered by the service and determine if it is worth subscribing.

Server Locations and Site Access

VPNPop has 11 servers in 5 different countries. The choice of server locations include important VPN markets like United States (St Louis, Egg Harbour, Seattle, Virginia, California, Dallas and New Jersey), Canada (Toronto), United Kingdom (London), Germany and Japan. While the company has majority of its servers in North America, it does allow its subscribers to bypass local censorship in any country as well as unlock premium websites from the above 5 countries. After you subscribe to the service, you would be able to unlock streaming services like ABC, CTV, BBC iPlayer, Amazon Prime, Bravo, MTV, Sky, TV Japan, Fox, Pandora, CBC, RTL, iTV, E!, Lovefilm, Vudu, TV Tokyo, Zattoo, Netflix, Xfinity, 3sat, NBC, Arte, HBO Go, 4OD, ProSieben, Hulu, Eurosport, Sport1, Demand 5, USA Network, NHL, CBS, Sat.1, CWTV, MLB, Vox, SpaceCast and TV Asahi from any corner of the world as well as access popular sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Skype, Google Talk and YouTube from China, UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Brazil. Also, you get access to all 11 servers which means you are free to switch servers as many times as you wish and access GEO-IP restricted content from multiple countries.

VPN Speed and Bandwidth

VPNPop offers fixed speed (0.5-10 MBits) and high bandwidth plans to its customers. The availability of different speeds allows the customers to choose a VPN plan that is tailor-made for their online activities (browsing, streaming, VOIP or gaming). Furthermore, the company owns all its equipment which allows it to deliver stable speeds and high bandwidth through advanced traffic control methods.

Privacy Settings

VPNPop secures your data and privacy through PPTP, IPSEC/IKEv2 and OpenVPN protocols. The company’s OpenVPN solution is high suitable for protection of shopping and banking activities since it supports 2048 bit encryption. The service is robust enough to secure all kinds of online activities (emailing, FTP, VOIP, messaging and browsing) plus it also offers protection while using unsecure wireless networks at malls, airports, hotels and coffee shops. The company even offers secure IPSec UDP connection for protecting gaming activities.

The company does not sell or trade subscriber information to third parties or advertisers. While the company does not monitor the online activities of its subscribers, it would co-operate with law enforcement agencies if a customer is found to be involved in illegal activities.

Supported Operating Systems

VPNPop’s VPN solution works with common devices and operating systems like Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, iPads, iPhones and Android. The company does not offer a custom VPN client but it does provide step-by-step instructions to help the customers with the installation process. While the company offers shared IPs to its customers, it can provide static IP addresses from USA upon request.

Customer Support

The company provides customer support through live helpdesk and email tickets. The live helpdesk is available only during business hours while the support tickets are handled from 9 AM-10 PM. As it is evident, the company does not provide round the clock support so you may have to wait for few hours to get resolution for your queries. However, the company has published basic troubleshooting guidelines in its FAQ section which would allow you to resolve common technical problems on your own.

Pricing Options

VPNPop’s 0.5 Mbit speed plan is available for $3.4/month. The higher speed plans start from $5/month for 1 Mbit, $8/month for 5 Mbit and $15/month for 10Mbit. Although the company does not offer refunds, it does provide limited time (15-30 minutes of usage per day) trial accounts through its New Jersey based server.

Final Verdict

Overall, VPNPop delivers a satisfactory VPN service. While the company does not have a server in many important VPN markets, it offers affordable VPN plans that can be customized as per your needs. We recommend subscribing to the free trial offered by the company to check if the service meets your security and anonymity needs. For more information, please visit: www.vpnpop.com.

January 29, 2014

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