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Thai VPN Review – [Service not available as of June 2014]

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Thai VPN was launched in 2011 by a team of IT professionals who are passionate about technology. Apart from privacy tools, the US based company also delivers web hosting solutions to its customers. In this in-depth Thai VPN Review, we will check all the features of the service and determine whether it is worth subscribing. [Service not available as of June 2014]

Server Locations and Site Access

Thai VPN has a presence in 98 different countries which means that the company is well-positioned to cater to the needs of expats and tourists from all over the world. Apart from having servers in big VPN markets like United States, United Kingdom and Canada, the company has servers in Oman, Paraguay, Grenada, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, Denmark, Brazil, Panama, Finland, Lithuania, Ukraine, Bahrain, Serbia, Iran, Taiwan, Slovakia, Sweden, Vatican City, China, Colombia, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Ireland, France, Jamaica, Malaysia, Senegal, South Africa, Iceland, Russia, Belgium, Germany, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Monaco, Qatar, Jordan, Kuwait, Bulgaria, Greece, South Korea, Virgin Islands, Pakistan, Armenia, Hungary, Macedonia, Eritrea, Kenya, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Egypt, India, Venezuela, Morocco, Iraq, Afghanistan, Australia, Switzerland, Japan, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, Thailand, Malta, Turkey, New Zealand, Peru, Madagascar, Tunisia, Palestine, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Cuba, Bahamas, Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Antigua and Barbuda, Chile, Spain, Poland, Anguilla, Dominican Republic, Italy, Portugal, Estonia, Slovenia, Israel, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Tuvalu, Austria and Cyprus.

The well spread out server network of the company makes it easy to unlock premium websites such as MLB, Amazon Prime, HBO Go, Rara, Eurosport, CWTV, Spotify, iTV, CTV, BBC iPlayer, Zattoo, 4OD, Hulu, Fox, RTL, Netflix, Demand 5, Viasat, Vudu, CBS, Vox, NHL, USA Network, RTE, CBC, NBC, Pandora, Xfinity, Lovefilm and ABC from any location in the world. In addition, the service offers freedom from local and institutional censorship and allows you to unlock mainstream websites and services such as Skype, YouTube, Twitter, Gmail, Blogger and Facebook from your university, office and countries like China, Thailand, Brazil, Saudi Arabia and UAE. Unfortunately, the company only sells single country VPN plans so it is not possible to unblock IP restricted content from more than one country with the service.

VPN Speed and Bandwidth

Thai VPN delivers unlimited speed and bandwidth to its customers. The company has state-of-the-art equipment (with 1 GB/s network speed) which is monitored round the clock by qualified professionals to ensure uninterrupted connectivity. The speed and bandwidth on offer is ideal for highly resource intensive activities such as multiplayer online gaming, VOIP, streaming TV shows and movies as well as downloading of big data files.

Privacy Settings

Thai VPN protects your privacy with up to 1024 bit military grade SSL encryption. While the service still does not support the OpenVPN protocol, it does protect you from all kinds of surveillance, monitoring, snooping and hacking threats. The service is robust enough to protect all kinds of applications that connect to the internet and secures your passwords, social accounts and financial details even when you connect to the internet through unsecured wireless networks.

The company respects the privacy of its subscribers and it won’t hand over customer data to advertisers or third parties. However, the company reserves the right to share customer data with law enforcement agencies if the service is used for unlawful activities.

Supported Operating Systems

Thai VPN’s privacy solution works with Windows (8, 7, Vista, XP), Mac OS, Linux, iPads, iPhones, Android based devices as well as gaming consoles like Xbox and Playstation. The company does not provide a custom installer so the setup needs to be done manually. However, the setup process is extremely easy and the company’s support staff is even willing to do remote installation for you if you are not comfortable with the configuration process.

Customer Support

The company provides customer support through email, Skype, Google Talk and Teamviewer. While the support staff is knowledgeable and co-operative, the lack of troubleshooting instructions on the company’s official portal prevents customers from resolving even minor errors on their own.

Pricing Options

Thai VPN’s single country, unlimited speed and bandwidth plans are available for $30 per month ($60 for 3 months, $90 for 6 months and $120 for a year). The company even offers dedicated IPs from all the 98 countries for a one time setup fee of $50 (in addition to the monthly subscription price). Since the company does not offer free trials or refunds, there is no way to test the service without spending some money.

Final Verdict

On the whole, Thai VPN delivers a satisfactory VPN service. While the service is definitely expensive and does not offer the highest level of security, it offers an amazing choice of server locations that are not available with other providers. We recommend subscribing to the service if you are not happy with your current VPN provider or if you are looking for a VPN server at an offbeat location. For more information, please visit: www.thai-vpn.com.

January 23, 2014

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