VPN Reviews

ClearVPN Review – Secure And Reliable VPN Service

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Wednesday, July 17th, 2013


ClearVPN is brought to you by a Chicago, USA based company. Launched in 2009, the company aims to deliver a safe and secure browsing environment to its customers. In this exhaustive ClearVPN review, we will look at all the features that the ClearVPN service has to offer and decide if it is worth the subscription price.

Server Locations and Site Access

ClearVPN has VPN servers in three of the most important VPN markets in the world – United States, United Kingdom and Canada. While the lack of more server location choices would be disappointing for some people, the service allows you to unlock premium local content from the above three countries and at the same time makes it possible to bypass the censorship and firewalls imposed by organizations, schools and governments. Once you activate your ClearVPN subscription, you would be able to access popular sites like Facebook, Gmail, Skype, YouTube, Vonage, Twitter and Google Voice from China, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain as well as unlock premium US, UK and Canada based sites like ABC, BBC iPlayer, Hulu, CBC, CBS, NBC, Netflix, MTV, HBO Go, iTV Player, Pandora, Demand 5, 4OD, Amazon Prime, Lovefilm, NFL, MLB and CWTV even if you are travelling. The company allows server switching with its multi-country VPN plans so you would be able to unlock local content from more than one country by subscribing to just one VPN plan.

VPN Speed and Bandwidth

ClearVPN offers unmetered bandwidth and unlimited speeds with all its VPN plans. What’s more, the company does not throttle speed under any circumstances so will get very high speeds for downloading, VOIP, FTP, video streaming and online gaming.

Privacy Settings

ClearVPN offers very high level of encryption through OpenVPN and L2TP/IPSec protocols. OpenVPN is currently one of the best VPN protocols available to encrypt personal and financial data such as credit card numbers, login/passwords and social account information while the L2TP/IPSec protocol offers good compatibility with almost all the mobile and computing devices. The company also offers a superb Wi-Fi hotspot protection that allows you to secure your wireless connections and keep hackers at bay while connecting to the internet from airports, coffee shops, public parks, hotels and libraries Wi-Fi spots. The company respects the privacy of its customers and it will not hand over customer data to third parties or advertises under any circumstances. Moreover, although the company records connection details, the information is used only for monitoring of servers and VPN network.

Supported Operating Systems

ClearVPN works well with most of the operating systems and devices. The service is compatible with Windows (XP, 7 and Vista), Mac OS X, Linux, iPhones, iPads as well as Android based Smartphones and tablets. The setup instructions are crystal clear so even non-technical people would be able to configure the service within minutes. The company does not block ports so you would be able to secure all your online activities.

Customer Support

The company offers an email based customer support system. While the lack of live chat and telephonic support is disappointing, the support staff makes up for it by responding to most queries within a reasonable time.

Pricing Options

ClearVPN offers single country, dual-country and tri-country VPN plans. The single country plan starts from $9.75 a month ($52.5 for 6 months and $90 for a year) and provides access to servers from either US, UK or Canada. The dual country plan provides access to VPN servers from 2 countries (US-UK, US-Canada or UK-Canada) and starts from $90 for 6 months ($125 for a year). The tri-country plan allows you to access all the servers offered by the company and is available from $115 for 6 months ($165 for a year). The company offers a free 7 day trial with all its subscription plans and you won’t be charged anything if you cancel your subscription within 7 days of signing up.

Final Verdict

On the whole, ClearVPN delivers a solid VPN service. While the service does not support PPTP protocol and offers servers only in 3 countries, it delivers blazing fast speeds and high level of security. So if you are looking for a reliable VPN service that has been around for some time then check the VPN offers from ClearVPN. For more information, please visit: www.clearvpn.net.


July 17, 2013
Comments
  1. Terry said on April 8, 2014 4:37 am:

    The service it great, it just works. No fuss no hassle. I am a long term client and will not be switching any time soon.

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