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DroidVPN Review – Secure Your Privacy On Android Devices

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Monday, April 21st, 2014


DroidVPN is a privacy solution from PD-Proxy., LLC which offers free and paid VPN services. Unlike other VPN solutions that are available for many operating systems, DroidVPN can be used only on Android Smartphones and tablets. In this DroidVPN review, we will take a look at the features offered by the service and determine if it is worth subscribing.

Server Locations and Site Access

DroidVPN has deployed VPN servers in 7 different countries including United States, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Canada, Germany, Russia and Panama. The service makes it possible to access blocked websites from censored locations (China, Middle East and Latin America) as well as unlock GEO-IP restricted sites that are only available in the above 7 countries from any region in the world. Once you have connected to a DroidVPN server, you would be able to access Facebook, Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Gmail, Pandora, YouTube, CTV, Amazon Prime, Twitter, NHL, USA Network, NBC, Skype, Spotify, Deezer, Demand 5, Hulu, GTalk, RTL, AT5, FOX, Vevo, 4OD, City TV, Bravo, Das Erste, Film1, Vox, Sport1, Arte, ProSieben, CWTV, Spacecast, CBS, Sky Go, TNT, Xfinity, CBC, Lovefilm, UK TV, Eurosport, iTV, HBO Go, MTV, MLB and Vudu regardless of your current location. The company even permits unlimited server switching within its network so the customers would be access to access local content from 7 different countries. However, free users get access only to a limited number of servers from United States and Netherlands.

VPN Speed and Bandwidth

DroidVPN does not restrict speed or bandwidth for its paid customers. Free users can experience very high speeds as well but they cannot use more than 100 MB of bandwidth per day. Due to high speed and bandwidth availability, the paid service is perfect for activities like streaming, downloading, torrenting, VOIP and gaming. As far as P2P activities are concerned, the company allows bittorrenting sessions only from its Dutch and German servers.

Privacy Settings

DroidVPN uses its own VPN protocol to secure your data and privacy on the web. The great thing about the protocol is that it allows you to tunnel through ICMP (only on rooted devices) which means you would be able browse the internet even if you are just allowed to send pings but not permitted to browse. The service encrypts data and offers excellent security over GPRS and WIFI networks to ensure that your sensitive details such as passwords, bank transactions and social accounts remain out of reach of hackers and sniffing programs. The service can even secure multiple type of online activities originating from your Android device (emailing, IM, VOIP etc.) thus offering end-to-end security and privacy.

DroidVPN does not log or track the browsing activities of its customers. However, the company does keep a record of timestamp, duration and bandwidth consumption for a period of few days. The company reserves the right to investigate if an illegal activity originates from its VPN network and may even hand over personal details of a customer to the authorities if it receives a notice from the court.

Supported Operating Systems

DroidVPN works only on Android based Smartphones and tablets. Devices having a lower version of Android (below 4.0) need rooting and a working tun.ko on the device. The company offers its own App that is available on the Google Play store. The service blocks annoying ads and even allows you to save money on bandwidth through its data compression technology.

Customer Support

The company provides support only through email. Additionally, you can resolve common problems by referring to the troubleshooting instructions available in the Knowledgebase section.

Pricing Options

DroidVPN offers a totally free, never expiring VPN plan (with 100 MB daily data limit) to everyone. Customers who need to watch TV shows and movies can opt for the premium plan which is available for $4.99 per month. The company has a 7 day refund policy but you must not have transferred more than 50 MB of data to claim a refund.

Final Verdict

Overall, DroidVPN a very good VPN service for Android devices. The service offers great speeds and security plus it includes certain features that are not available with other providers. We highly recommend this privacy solution to Android users who wish to experience privacy on the internet. For more information, please visit: www.droidvpn.com.


April 21, 2014
Comments
  1. Chanda Singharath said on June 28, 2014 8:53 am:

    Thanks for the tips. Looking for a VPN that would satisfy my needs really gives me a headache.

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