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Your Freedom VPN Review – Flexible Plans To Suit Different Needs

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Wednesday, June 12th, 2013


Year Founded: 2006
Protocols Supported: OpenVPN, PPTP
Server Information: Servers in 9 countries

Your Freedom VPN is brought to you by Resolution GmbH which is a German company. Founded in 2005, the service aims to deliver the most sophisticated VPN tunneling solution to its customers. In the extremely detailed review below, we look at the prominent features offered by the service and decide whether it is worth the monthly subscription money.

Server Locations and Site Access – Your Freedom VPN has servers in 9 different countries – United States, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Sweden, Canada, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Netherlands. The excellent choice of server locations makes it possible to unlock country (or IP) restricted services like ABC, Hulu, Zattoo, HBO On Demand, MTV, BBC iPlayer, Spotify, iTV, Fox, Amazon Prime, Vudu, Xfinity, Netflix, 4OD, Pandora, Demand 5, CBS, NFL, Eurosport and CTV from any corner of the planet. The service is also ideal for unblocking censored sites like Facebook, Twitter, Skype, Gmail and YouTube from China, Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia and from behind your school’s or organization’s firewalls. Due to liberal switching policy enforced by the company, you can unlock local content from all the 9 countries listed above without paying anything extra.

VPN Speed and Bandwidth – Your Freedom VPN offers both fixed and unlimited speed plans to its customers. The fixed plan has speeds ranging from 256 kbit/s to 4 Mbit/s but the bandwidth offered is unlimited. The high speed plans are ideal for downloading, streaming HD movies/TV shows, VOIP and gaming activities while the low speed plans are suitable for browsing, emailing and messaging.

Privacy Settings – Your Freedom VPN provides a very high level of security through OpenVPN and PPTP protocols. The service does an incredible job of securing your personal details like IP address, credit card details, bank account information and social accounts through wired and wireless networks. As you might be aware, the free Wi-Fi hotspots that are available at coffee shops, airports, public parks, malls and hotels use a bare minimum level of security so it becomes extremely easy for hackers and snoopers to steal data and identity.

The company does not spy on user activities but they do keep logs for bandwidth usage. The company will not hand over user data to any third party unless it is compelled to do so by the authorities.

Supported Operating Systems – Your Freedom VPN supports Windows (7/8/XP/Vista), Android, Mac and Linux platforms. The company offers VPN software for Windows and a Java based client for Windows, Android Mac and Linux. For those who want faster speeds but a slightly lower level of security, it is also possible to configure the service through the built-in PPTP client available with most devices. The setup is easy and it should not take more than few minutes to install the service on any device. The service is not available for iPhones and iPads since these devices are not able to execute Java code.

Customer Support – The company offers customer support through email and forum. The company also offers a detailed user guide regarding the use of the service but going through it could be overwhelming for non-technical people. Even the company’s knowledgebase section is heavy on information so there is a big chance that people may not find the information that they are looking for.

Pricing Options – Your Freedom VPN fixed speed plans are available for 4 Euro per month (for 256 kbit/s) and 10 Euro per month (for 4 Mbit/s) whereas the unlimited speed plan starts from 19.99 Euro per month. The longer term plans are much cheaper since you can save up to 30% by subscribing to an annual plan. The company also sells time based recharge vouchers that allow you to extend the validity of your plan without subscribing to a full-fledged VPN package. The company offers a free trial but it comes with severe limitations (64 kbit/s speed, 3 hours per day and 9 hours per week availability). The company offers 100% refund if the refund request is made within 3 days of the purchase.

Final Verdict – Overall, Your Freedom VPN provides decent VPN service. While the company offers high security with flexible speed, the support leaves a lot to be desired plus the service is not available for iPads/iPhones. So if you want to subscribe to a flexible tariff VPN plan, go ahead and try the free offer from Your Freedom VPN. For more information, please visit: www.your-freedom.net.


June 12, 2013
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