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VPNWorldwide Review – A Reliable VPN Service That Delivers The Goods

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

VPNWorldwide is an established VPN company having more than 2 years of experience in delivering privacy solutions to its customers. Founded in 2011, the service is brought to you by a Hague, Netherlands based company. In this VPNWorldwide Review, let us check out the pros and cons of the service and decide if it is worth subscribing.

Server Locations and Site Access – VPNWorldwide has 15 servers in 6 countries – United States (5 servers), United Kingdom (5 servers), Czech Republic (2 servers) and one server each in Netherlands, Sweden and Slovakia. Even though the choice of server locations is somewhat limited, the service makes it extremely simple for expats and tourists to unlock premium American and European services like CBS, Vudu, MLB, Eurosport, MTV, Netflix, CWTV, Voddler, Pandora, Rara, HBO Go, NBC, Xfinity, Spotify, Fox, ABC, RTL, Amazon Prime, Deezer, Lovefilm, iTV, BBC iPlayer, Hulu, 4OD, Demand 5, USA Network and NHL from any location. Also, since the company offers multiple country VPN plans, it is possible to unlock local content from several different countries with just one VPN subscription. In addition, subscribers of the service can get rid of local censorship (especially in China and Middle East) and unblock their preferred social networking, video and VOIP sites like Facebook, Gmail, YouTube, Skype, Twitter and Vonage without raising any red flags.

VPN Speed and Bandwidth – VPNWorldwide does not impose any kind of speed or bandwidth restriction upon its users and is able to deliver 99.97% uptime. Due to availability of excellent speed and bandwidth, the service is well-suited for resource intensive online activities such as streaming of HD movies and TV shows, downloading/uploading of huge data files, VOIP and multiplayer online gaming. The company even permits torrenting activities through its Swedish and Slovak servers so it becomes easy to anonymize P2P sessions.

Privacy Settings – VPNWorldwide protects the online sessions of its customers through PPTP, L2TP/IPSec, OpenVPN and SSTP protocols. While OpenVPN and SSTP protocols are ideal for activities that require a higher level of security (such as financial transactions), PPTP and L2TP protocols provide excellent device compatibility and anonymity for day-to-day online activities. Unlike proxies, the service protects all applications that connect to the net (FTP clients, VOIP software, email clients, messaging applications) and even provides a way to secure unsecured wireless sessions at shopping malls, airports, public parks, coffee shops and hotels.

The company neither records online sessions of its users nor does it sell customer information to advertisers or third parties. Although the company captures IP address, date and time of access and bandwidth usage details, the information is solely used to monitor the server network and to prevent the abuse of the service.

Supported Operating Systems – VPNWorldwide’s VPN solution is compatible with Windows (7, 8, XP, Vista), Mac OS X, Linux, iPads, iPhones and Android based mobile devices. The company provides custom VPN software (PPTP and L2TP protocols only) for Windows based systems but users of other operating systems would need to configure the service manually. Since the company has published excellent setup instructions for each operating system, even tech challenged people should be able to configure and use the service within no time.

Customer Support – The company provides customer support in English, German, French and Dutch through Live chat, email and phone. The support team is highly knowledgeable and makes it a point to reply to support queries within a reasonable time. In addition, the company has published detailed troubleshooting instructions for common VPN problems so it is even possible to resolve many issues without contacting the support staff.

Pricing Options – VPNWorldwide offers several different subscription plans for the benefit of its customers. The single country shared VPN plans are available from $9.99 a month ($24.99 for 3 months, $44.99 for 6 months and $79.99 for a year) whereas single country dedicated VPN plans start from $11.99 per month ($34.99 for 3 months, $59.99 for 6 months and $99.99 for a year). The price of combination VPN plans (Combo plans) varies from $10.99 per month for 2 countries to $14.99 per month for all 6 countries. For those who are interested in protecting their bittorrenting sessions, the P2P plans start from $11.99 a month ($34.99 for 3 months, $59.99 for 6 months and $99.99 for a year). The company does not offer free trials but it does provide an unconditional 3 day money back guarantee with every VPN subscription.

Final Verdict – On the whole, VPNWorldwide delivers an excellent VPN service. While the service is somewhat expensive (especially the multi-country plans), it provides a higher level of security and support for file sharing activities. We definitely recommend checking out the service if you want an American or European IP address or if are looking for a reliable VPN service provider. For more information, please visit: VPNWorldwide

January 15, 2014

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