VPN Reviews

Wirelayer VPN Review – What Should You Expect From The Service?

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Year Founded: 2009
Protocols Supported: PPTP and OpenVPN
Server Information: VPN Servers in 10 countries

Wirelayer is a Canada based VPN service provider. The service started as a small project in 2009 but over the last few years, it has evolved into a full-fledged VPN solution. In this Wirelayer VPN Review, we will review the features of the service and reveal whether you should subscribe to it.

Server Locations and Site Access

Wirelayer has deployed its servers in 10 different countries including United States of America, United Kingdom, Austria, Canada, Iceland, France, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Sweden and Isle of Man. The availability of American and European IPs makes it easy to unblock premium services like Hulu, Sky Go, CTV, Netflix, BBC iPlayer, FOX, Canal+, Amazon Prime, Demand 5, USA Network, Much Music, Zattoo, Spotify, Voddler, MyTV, HBO Go, The Comedy Network, Pluzz, Pandora, Lovefilm, CWTV, Xfinity, Bravo, NHL, Star TV, WimpMusic, CMore, Wilmaa, TVB, Rara, City TV, Viasat, D17, Eurosport, Spacecast, iTV Player, Global TV, MLB, 4OD, CBC, TSN, Vudu, TNT, NBC, Vevo, CBS and MTV from any geographical area. What’s more, the service can be used as an anti-censorship solution to access sites like YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Skype and Gmail from blocked networks (workplaces and schools) and censored locations (Saudi Arabia, China, Brazil, UAE, Qatar). Wirelayer provides access to all servers with each VPN subscription so you’d be able to unlock IP blocked content from all 10 countries.

VPN Speed and Bandwidth

Wirelayer offers only metered bandwidth plans (50-1000 GB monthly limit) to its customers. Regardless of the plan you choose, you would be able to experience ultra-fast speeds for gaming, streaming, downloading and VOIP since the company’s servers are connected to 100 MBPS nodes. The company has deployed its servers at Tier-1 data centers o it is able to provide 99.9% uptime guarantee.

Privacy Settings

Wirelayer protects your online activities through PPTP and OpenVPN protocols (128-4096 bit encryption available). The PPTP protocol is less secure but it is lightweight, fast and compatible with almost all devices. The OpenVPN protocol is not compatible with many mobile systems but it does include advanced security features. The service protects your passwords and credit card details from hackers when you are connected to a public Wi-Fi hotspot. In addition, it secures almost all types of online activities (ICQ, browsing, email, VOIP) from network and ISP based surveillance.

Wirelayer does not store traffic logs. However, the company captures connection details for system maintenance and to prevent abuse. The company will not share customer details with anyone unless it is ordered to do so by a court.

Supported Operating Systems

Wirelayer VPN works on Windows, Mac, iOS (iPhones & iPads), Android, Linux, Blackberry and Windows Mobile. Since the provider does not offer its own software, you would need to configure the service manually. However, the company does offer detailed setup instructions for most systems so setting up the service should not be a big problem.

Customer Support

Wirelayer offers a ticket based support. While the lack of other forms of support options is indeed disappointing, the support staff makes it a point to respond to all queries within an acceptable time frame.

Pricing Options

Wirelayer VPN offers 5 different types of VPN plans for the benefit of its customers. The plans offer the same level of security and accessibility features but provide varying amounts of monthly bandwidth. Here are plans available with Wirelayer:

Light Plan – 50 GB monthly bandwidth for $5 per month

Standard Plan – 100 GB monthly bandwidth for $7 per month

Expanded Plan – 250 GB monthly bandwidth for $15 per month

Advanced Plan – 500 GB monthly bandwidth for $28

Power Plan – 1000 GB monthly bandwidth for $52 per month

The company offers 7 day trial subscription but you do need to provide your payment details in order to avail it. If you cancel your subscription, the company would refund the amount corresponding to the unused portion of the VPN plan.

Final Verdict

Overall, Wirelayer delivers a good privacy service. However, the high bandwidth plans offered by the service are quite expensive and may not be suitable for those who are looking for an affordable and unlimited bandwidth VPN service. We recommend that you subscribe to the 7 day trial first in order to test the service and then decide to upgrade as per your bandwidth needs. For more information, please visit: www.wirelayer.net.

July 11, 2014

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