VPN Reviews

WhatsOnTheBox Review – Unlock IP Restricted Content From 15 Countries

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

WhatsOnTheBox VPN was launched in 2009 by a Cyprus based company. Although the company delivers a full-fledged VPN solution, the service is clearly targeted towards expats and tourists who are looking for an easy solution to watch their favorite TV shows from abroad. In this extremely detailed review, we will list down the features offered by the service and help you to decide if the service is worth its subscription price.

Server Locations and Site Access – WhatsOnTheBox has 31 VPN servers in 15 different countries. The company has 7 servers in United States, 7 servers in United Kingdom, 3 servers in Canada, 2 servers in Australia, Netherlands and Germany as well as one server each in Switzerland, Luxembourg, Singapore, France, Sweden, Ireland, Turkey, Malaysia and Romania. The excellent choice of server locations and the ability to switch servers at any time ensures that the subscribers can unlock streaming websites such as Lovefilm, iTV, 4OD, Zattoo, CWTV, RTE, USA Network, Wilmaa, ABC, Rara, NBC, Xfinity, Spotify, MLB, BBC iPlayer, MTV, Vudu, CBC, Hulu, CBS, HBO Go, ProSieben, Amazon Prime, RTL, Fox, Viasat, CTV, Voddler, Eurosport, Netflix, NHL, Demand 5, Deezer and Pandora from any location in the world. What’s more, the service makes it easy to bypass all kinds of firewalls and censorship and allows you to unlock sites like Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Skype, Vonage, YouTube and Google Talk from China, Middle East and other locations where the use of social networking and video sites is prohibited.

VPN Speed and Bandwidth – WhatsOnTheBox offers unrestricted speed and bandwidth to its subscribers through Gigabit+ nodes. The availability of high speed and bandwidth ensures that you would be able to stream HD videos, download/upload big files, play online games for hours as well as use VOIP services without experiencing any downtimes or delays.

Privacy Settings – WhatsOnTheBox offers 128 bit encrypted protection through PPTP and L2TP/IPSec protocols. Although there are more secure VPN solutions available, these two protocols deliver adequate security along with maximum device compatibility. The service is ideal for protecting browsing, FTP, emailing, messaging and VOIP sessions and it is robust enough to secure your passwords, financial transactions and social accounts from hacking while you are connected to an unsecured wireless network at a public place.

The company does not record or monitor online activities of its users. Although the company keeps track of bandwidth usage and session times, the personal details of customers are never handed over to third parties unless the company is compelled to do so by a court order.

Supported Operating Systems – WhatsOnTheBox’s VPN solution is compatible with most computing, mobile and gaming devices. The service works flawlessly with Windows (8, 7, Vista, XP), Mac OS X, Linux (Ubuntu and other implementations), iPhones, iPads, Android based mobile devices, PlayStation, Xbox, Boxee Box, Chromebook as well as DD-WRT routers. Although the company does not provide its own VPN solution, it has published excellent setup instructions for most devices and operating systems on its website.

Customer Support – The company provides 24X7 customer support through a ticketing system. The lack of live chat support is indeed disappointing but the support staff makes up for it by responding to most support queries in a timely fashion.

Pricing Options – WhatsOnTheBox’s unlimited VPN plans are available from 10.99 Euros per month (24.99 Euros per quarter and 79.99 Euros per year). The company does not provide free trials to its users but it does offer a 3 day money back guarantee provided the bandwidth used is less than 50 MB. Since the company accepts payments only through PayPal and Credit Cards, it is not possible to subscribe to the service anonymously.

Final Verdict – Overall, WhatsOnTheBox delivers a satisfactory VPN service. Though the service is slightly expensive, it offers an easy solution for bypassing censorship and unlocking streaming content from 15 different countries. We recommend that you check out the service if you are looking for an established and reliable VPN solution. For more information, please visit: www.whatsonthebox.net.

January 15, 2014

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