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VPNUK Review – A Feature Packed VPN Service

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Saturday, January 18th, 2014


VPNUK is a UK based VPN service provider having more than 6 years of experience in delivering privacy solutions to customers. Established in 2007, the company offers VPN, Smart DNS and proxy solutions to its customers. In this informative VPNUK Review, we will review all the features of the service and decide if it is worth the subscription price.

Server Locations and Site Access – VPNUK has more than 100 VPN servers in 17 different countries including United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, France, Denmark, Russia, Ireland, Sweden, Singapore, Egypt, Luxembourg and Poland. Although the company does not have a presence in several important Asian, European and South American VPN markets, the service allows its customers to unlock premium European and American services like Fox, USA Network, ABC, Sky, Vudu, 4OD, Rara, Lovefilm, Zattoo, Demand 5, iTV, BBC iPlayer, Wilmaa, Pandora, CTV, NBC, MLB, ProSieben, Eurosport, RTL, CBC, CWTV, Viasat, HBO Go, Xfinity, Deezer, Netflix, CBS, Amazon Prime, Voddler, Hulu, NHL and MioTV from any country in the world. In addition, the service shields its subscribers from local censorship laws and allows them to unblock mainstream websites like Twitter, Gmail, Facebook, Skype, Blogger, Google Talk and YouTube from countries like Saudi Arabia, China, UAE, Qatar, Brazil and Thailand. What’s more, the company pemits unlimited server switching within its network so you can unlock IP restricted content from all the 17 countries with just one VPN subscription.

VPN Speed and Bandwidth – VPNUK delivers extremely fast speeds and unrestricted bandwidth to its customers. The company’s server network is connected to 100 MBPS – 1 GBPS nodes plus the management only allows a limited number of customers on each server which means you can expect to get very high speeds for downloading, streaming, VOIP and gaming. The company permits P2P activities from certain servers so you can protect your bittorrenting activities from all kinds of monitoring and bypass the P2P speed restrictions set by ISPs.

Privacy Settings – VPNUK protects your online sessions through PPTP, L2TP/IPSec and OpenVPN protocols. The PPTP protocol is an old encryption protocol that offers fast speeds and compatibility with a wide variety of devices but it is not considered very secure. On the other hand, the L2TP and OpenVPN protocols offer a higher level of security and are ideal for protecting financial transactions and shopping activities. The service is robust enough to protect your unsecure Wireless sessions at public places like malls, airports, public parks, coffee shops and libraries.

The company does not record or monitor online sessions of its users. The company captures session duration and bandwidth consumption details but they are used only for maintenance and troubleshooting. The company will not hand over customer data to anyone unless it is presented with a court order.

Supported Operating Systems – VPNUK’s privacy solution works with Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, iPads, iPod Touch, iPhones, Smart TVs, Android devices, DD-WRT routers, PS3, Xbox, Wii and Symbian. The company offers pre-configured Connection Software for Windows and Mac but it is also possible to configure the service manually. The company has published detailed setup instructions for almost all operating systems and devices so it should be easy for anyone to configure the service on the device of their choice.

The VPNUK service allows multiple simultaneous connections with each VPN account. The company offers shared and dedicated IPs for its customers and even allows free access to its SmartDNS service with each subscription. The company’s SmartDNS service is ideal for those customers who want to access streaming content from multiple countries but do not need the security features of a traditional VPN service.

Customer Support – The company offers customer support through live chat, ticketing system, phone and Skype. For those who are not comfortable with installing VPN software or configuring a network service, the support staff is even willing to remote assistance. The company has published a wealth of information on its portal so it is even possible to resolve common VPN errors on your own.

Pricing Options – VPNUK’s shared IP VPN plans are available from £5.99 per month. While each shared IP account allows 2 simultaneous connections by default, it is possible to subscribe for additional connections by paying extra (4 connections per account for £9.99 per month and 6 connections per account for £14.99 per month). The company also offers dedicated IP VPN plans (US, UK and Italy IP only) for £9.99 per month. The company offers 24 hour money back guarantee and provides 7 day trial period with new subscriptions.

Final Verdict – Overall, VPNUK delivers an excellent VPN service. While the company does not have servers in many geographical areas, the service comes with many features that are not available with other service providers. So if you are looking for a reliable VPN service to bypass censorship and unlock your favorite websites, test drive the VPNUK service today. For more information, please visit: www.vpnuk.info.


January 18, 2014
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