VPN Reviews

PrivatVPN Review – A Top Grade VPN Service

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Friday, August 16th, 2013


PrivatVPN is brought to you by iLandsgruppen, which is a Sweden based company. Launched in 2009, the service aims to deliver total anonymity and privacy on the internet. In this exhaustive PrivatVPN Review, we will examine the features of the service and decide if it is worth the subscription money.

Server Locations and Site Access

PrivatVPN has VPN servers in 15 different countries including United States, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Sweden, Netherlands, Germany, France, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Russia, Canada, Romania, Luxembourg and Ukraine. The impressive choice of server locations ensures that customers are able to bypass all kinds of firewalls as well as unlock premium content that is available only within the above 15 countries. With your PrivatVPN subscription, you can unblock your favorite sites like Gmail, YouTube, Skype, Facebook, Vonage, Twitter and Google Voice from countries like Saudi Arabia, China, UAE, Qatar and Brazil and at the same time unlock premium sites like Netflix, BBC iPlayer, iTV Player, Hulu, Amazon VOD, CBS, Spotify, Rara, Zattoo, Wilmaa, WimpMusic, Voddler, Deezer, Viasat, CBC, CTV, Spacecast, NBC, Fox, HBO On Demand, Eurosport, MLB, NFL, RTL and Canal+ from any location in the world. The company allows unlimited server switching within its network so it is possible to unlock premium GEO-IP restricted content from several different countries with just one subscription.

VPN Speed and Bandwidth

PrivatVPN delivers unrestricted bandwidth and unlimited speed through its server network. The lack of speed and bandwidth restrictions means that customers can stream HD content, download huge sized files, make unlimited VOIP calls and play online games for hours without worrying about exhausting their limits. The company permits P2P traffic from most of its servers (except US, UK, Finland) so it is also possible to use the service to anonymize bittorrenting activities.

Privacy Settings

PrivatVPN uses OpenVPN and PPTP protocols to deliver its service. The OpenVPN protocol comes with 128 bit encryption plus 2048 bit key while the PPTP protocol provides 128 bit encryption. The high level of encryption ensures that you get top grade protection for all online activities such as browsing, messaging, emailing, FTP and VOIP and at the same time your sensitive information like passwords, bank account details and identity remain secure from hackers at low security Wi-Fi networks.

The company does not log details about the browsing activities of its users. With the exception of customers connecting to US servers, the company does not even log IP address of its users.

Supported Operating Systems

PrivatVPN is compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7), Mac OS X, Linux, iPads, iPhones and Android. The company provides an easy to install OpenVPN based client for Windows that comes with advanced features like automatic closing of programs when connection drops, ability to submit error reports, notifications and ability to reconnect when the connection is lost and automatic connection at startup. The configuration for other systems has to be done manually but the setup process is easy thanks to the detailed instructions provided by the company.

Customer Support

The company provides customer support through live chat and email. The support staff is knowledgeable and makes it a point to respond to most queries in a prompt manner.

Pricing Options

PrivatVPN’s unlimited plans are available from $7.5 per month ($19.5 for 3 months and $68 for a year). As well as providing term discounts, the company also allows you to save money by using PrivatVPN coupons and promotional codes. The company does not offer refunds but it does provide trial accounts upon request.

Final Verdict

PrivatVPN offers a great choice of server locations at affordable rates. In addition, the service allows P2P activities and provides an easy to use VPN client that is packed with features. Overall, PrivatVPN delivers on its promises and we highly recommend that you subscribe to the service. For more information, please visit: https://www.privatvpn.se/en/


August 16, 2013
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