AiVPN Review – What To Expect From The Service
By Paul Liu
Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
AiVPN is a relatively new VPN provider that started offering its services in 2013. The service is brought to you by a Panama based company and it offers several types of VPN plans to suit everyone’s budget and security needs. In the AiVPN review below, we look at the most important features offered by the service and explore the reasons why you should subscribe to it.
As of now, AiVPN has servers in 4 countries – United States (Miami and New Jersey), France (Paris), Germany (Dusseldorf) and Moldova. Even though the number of server locations is limited, it should allow you to unlock location restricted services from above 4 countries. Many services like Hulu, ABC, NBC, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Pandora etc. are available only within certain countries and geographical regions so you need a VPN to unblock them from outside their designated area of availability. AiVPN’s service would also allow you to unlock sites like Facebook, Skype, Twitter, Gmail and YouTube from countries like China, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Oman where most of these services are blocked.
With AiVPN’s liberal server switching policy, it is easy to change servers and unlock content from all the above countries with a single VPN subscription. The company is constantly adding servers at new locations and it is also possible to request for a new server location.
VPN Speed and Bandwidth
AiVPN offers different speed and bandwidth plans as per the needs of the subscribers. The company offers 3 VPN packages for its customers – Lite, Standard and Premium. The Lite package offers 2 MBit/S speed and 25 GB monthly bandwidth, the Standard plan offers 24 MBit/s speed and 100 GB monthly bandwidth whereas the Premium subscribers can enjoy unlimited speeds and bandwidths. The company does not throttle speed so the service can be used for playing online games, VOIP chatting, streaming movies and normal browsing without experiencing any kind of delays. The Premium subscribers can also share and download content through peer-to-peer networks at extremely fast speeds.
AiVPN uses 128 bit SSL encryption to protect your anonymity and privacy. The level of security provided by the service is adequate to protect your personal and financial information from hackers and snoopers. The company also offers enhanced security for Wi-Fi sessions since most public Wi-Fi hotspots often use poor security measures. The company does not keep logs of your online sessions nor do they sell or rent information to advertisers and other third parties.
Supported VPN Protocols
The AiVPN VPN service is available for a variety of devices through PPTP and L2TP protocols. While the exclusion of OpenVPN protocol is surprising, L2TP and PPTP protocols are capable of delivering high security and anonymity. The service is easy to configure on Windows, Mac, Linux based computers as well as iOS and Android based mobile devices. Most mobile devices like iPads, iPhones, Android Smartphones have built-in support for PPTP and L2TP so it is easy to setup and start using the service within minutes.
The company offers customer support through an email based support system. The support staff is responsive and you should be able to get answers to your queries within a short time. The company’s official site also offers detailed tutorials on how to configure the service on a variety of devices and operating systems.
The Lite VPN plan starts at $4.95/month ($9.95 for 3months), the Standard VPN plan starts from $9.95/month ($19.95 for 3 months) whereas the Premium VPN plan is available for $24.95/month ($49.95 for 3 months). The company offers a free 14 day trial that allows you to test the service without providing any payment information. Refunds are available for those customers who notify the company within 3 days of start of their subscription plan provided they have used less than 50 MB of bandwidth.
Overall, AiVPN is a decent VPN provider that fares well on most parameters. While the service offers very few servers and does not offer live chat support, the company is constantly adding new features and servers to please their subscribers. So if you are looking for a dependable VPN service then you should definitely check out the VPN offerings from AiVPN. For more information, please visit: AiVPN.net.