BGVPN Review – A Fast And Dependable Service
By Paul Liu
Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013
BGVPN is brought to you by a Bulgaria based company. Even though the service was launched in 2010, the team behind the service has more than 5 years of experience in delivering VPN services and security solutions. In this detailed BGVPN review, we will evaluate the pros and cons of the service and decide if it is worth the monthly subscription price.
Server Locations and Site Access
As of now, BGVPN has servers in 4 different countries – United States of America, United Kingdom, Netherlands and Bulgaria. While the choice of server locations is undoubtedly on a lower side, the service would enable you to unlock premium local services from these 4 countries and bypass ISP and network based censorship from any location. Once your activate your VPN account, you would be able to unlock premium services like BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Spotify, Rara, Hulu, Amazon Prime, CWTV, CBS, NBC, 4OD, Demand 5, ABC, iTV, Nova, BNT, Eurosport, Lovefilm, Dramafever, Xfinity, Vudu, Fox, HBO and MTV from any region in the world as well as access your favorite mailing, VOIP and social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Skype, Vonage, Gmail and Google Voice from blocked locations such as China and Middle East. The company allows unlimited server switching with every VPN plan so you would be able to unlock premium content from all the 4 locations where the company has its servers with just one subscription.
VPN Speed and Bandwidth
BGVPN offers unmetered bandwidth and unlimited speed through its fast 100 and 1000 Mbit nodes. The speed and bandwidth on offer is well suited for activities like VOIP, online gaming, streaming TV shows and movies in full HD, downloading and torrenting. The company allows unlimited P2P downloads from few servers so it is possible to anonymize bittorenting activities.
BGVPN delivers a minimum of 128 bit encryption (1024 bit encryption for OpenVPN) through its network. The encrypted traffic passing though the VPN tunnel ensures that you private data (passwords, IP address, identity) and financial details (banking, PayPal login details) remain completely hidden from monitoring and hacking attempts. The service can be used to secure every online application (email, ICQ, FTP, VOIP) and is robust enough to protect your passwords and social accounts even when you are using low security Wi-Fi networks at airports, public parks, malls, coffee shops and libraries. The company respects the privacy of its customers and it will not share the personal details of users with third parties or advertisers.
Supported Operating Systems
BGVPN’s service is compatible with a majority of operating systems and devices like Windows (7, XP, Vista), Mac OS X, Linux, Android based devices (Smartphones and tablets), iPads, iPhones and even Symbian based phones. The company does not offer a proprietary VPN client but the manual setup process is extremely easy thanks to the detailed setup instructions available on the company’s official website. The company allows multiple simultaneous connections to all its servers with one VPN account which means you can use the service from different devices at the same time. The company provides PPTP access to all its servers while the OpenVPN protocol is available only through the Bulgarian server.
The customer support is available through live chat and email. Even though the company’s site does not have a FAQ or knowledgebase section, the support staff ensures that the support queries get resolved in a timely fashion.
BGVPN’s unlimited VPN plans are available from $2 a week ($6.9 a month and $14.9 for 3 months). The company does not provide a free trial or refunds so it makes sense to subscribe to weekly plan first in order to test the service. However, it is possible to save money by using promotional codes and coupons while setting up your account.
Overall, BGVPN is a satisfactory VPN service. While the company does not have servers in many geographical areas and its official site does not provide basic troubleshooting information, the service delivers great speeds and top grade security. So if you are looking for a no-frills VPN service that really works, check the VPN offers from BGVPN today. For more information, please visit: www.bgvpn.com/