PrivateVPN

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Summary Review

 

Today we will focus on a Swedish company founded in 2009, Stockholm - PrivateVPN. This service offers us many security and privacy-related features that will protect your anonymous digital identity on the vastness of the Internet. At the same time, the most important thing is whether PrivateVPN does not sacrifice the speed of the Internet, the performance of your device, providing its arsenal of new features. Let's consider its uniqueness and what makes it stand out among other VPN services.

Rest assured, one of the best private VPNs for streaming, speed, privacy and reliability in value for money!

Your data will be protected by a decent service, you will have the ability to connect up to 10 devices simultaneously. If you are a fan of Netflix, it will be a great choice, there are specialized servers. Multiple protocols such as OpenVPN, L2TP, PPTP, IPSec, IKEv2, SOCKS 5 and HTTP Proxy, reliable 256-bit AES encryption with a 2048-bit DH key and a zero-logging policy.

 

Cheapest priceLogging policyTorrenting policyServers countCustomer supportMoney back guaranteeLocal speed (Avg.)
1,89$No logsUnlimited200+24/7 Live chat30 day90 Mbps

Privacy & Security

 

PrivateVPN has high standards for your digital online privacy and security, and it has a large selection of tools to ensure this important point.

Encryption - PrivateVPN uses military-grade AES 256-bit encryption with a 2048-bit DH key, which guarantees a secure Internet connection without loss of speed and uninterrupted functionality.

It also features IPv6 Leak Protection, which keeps your data safe.

PrivateVPN keeps your location secret, makes your IP address hidden, respectively your Internet activity and access to personal data are in a secure encryption tunnel without any breaches.

PrivateVPN also provides protection in places of public Wi-Fi access points, which is undoubtedly a plus of the service.

They have a variety of protocols with strong encryption methods and high performance, which ensures our anonymous Internet activity:

OpenVPN with UDP / TCP

WireGuard®

L2TP / IPsec

IKEv2

PPTP

It all depends on your needs, the device you use, the network, the performance, and the reliability of the protocol from perceived threats. In most cases, OpenVPN with UDP / TCP is most likely. It features a balance between fast data transfer and reliability.

Logging policy & Jurisdiction

 

PrivateVPN is registered in Sweden, the country has a loyal attitude to the confidentiality of personal data, but it's not the best country in this criteria. Sweden has a disclosure on the exchange of intelligence with countries such as the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, it's also called Five Eyes intelligence alliance, but even with cooperation and exchange of intelligence will not benefit the countries of this alliance, because PrivateVPN policy has no logs, so if the intelligence services want to track your identity information becomes practically impossible.

There is also a protection from DNS leak - your information, which websites you use, and applications cannot be tracked by the internet provider or third interested parties

 

Performance (speed & reliability)

 

Of course, an important criterion for evaluating a VPN service is that the service works smoothly and provides full functionality, good performance and reliability without losing the speed of streaming information.

PrivateVPN uses a high-quality HQN network. This means buying Internet bandwidth from an IP transit provider. Often this is reflected in lower speeds, but PrivateVPN buys this bandwidth directly from the provider, which results in fairly high speeds for streaming information over the Internet. PrivateVPN works with the best Internet provider - Telia. Everybody wants to watch streams without any delays and PrivateVPN copes with it decently. Now we will test the speed with Speedtest. We will measure the speed without VPN application, then to the recommended server and in the end to the most distant from us.

It's actually surprising that not having enough powerful server network, PrivateVPN shows excellent speeds, which are quite enough for streaming, especially if you use OpenVPN protocol, which is surely impressive.

 

Features & Usability

 

PrivateVPN offers a set of features that work great on many platforms.

There is an important Kill Switch feature that ensures that our Internet activity is suspended if the encrypted connection is broken, minimizing the risk of data leakage.

Secure tunneling protocols such as OpenVPN, IKEv2, WireGuard and others.

They offer two types of IPs.

1. Shared Public IP (Static IP) behind NAT. (Available in all the locations).

2. Dynamic Dedicated IP with ports forwarding.

They do not offer static dedicated IPs.

The user interface is quite convenient and easy to use, there should be no problems with the installation of the client, you can also install the client for Android and iOS devices, Android TV and Firestick. The application under the section Connection Guard has a useful function DNS leak protection, which protects us from the leakage of the IP of the nearest us DNS server. And I want to mention the Application Guard function - when your device is disconnected from the service, this function stops the applications.

As for me, we can also mark out the protection from IPv6 leak, it's a feature of PrivateVPN. Suppose all your traffic comes in an encrypted IPv4 tunnel, at the same time access to the resource bypassing the encrypted VPN tunnel via IPv6 protocol, respectively there is a data leak and our IP address is exposed, PrivateVPN can cope with this using this function, when you enable it, all traffic coming by IPv6 protocol is blocked by the service, which distinguishes it from the rest.

 

 

 

 

Server Location

 

PrivateVPN currently has over 200+ servers located in 63 countries and this network is still expanding. While this doesn’t sound impressive compared to other VPN providers that boast of thousands of servers, it really is only due to the fact that it is still relatively new in the market with far fewer users. Still, its impressive performance speaks for itself so the network size is a moot point. They are located all over the world, even in the Middle East and Africa.

List of countries:

Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Switzerland, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Iceland, Italy, Chile, Luxemburg, Macao, Malta, USA, Germany, France, Spain, Finland, South Korea, Netherlands, Greece, Norway, Argentina, UAE, Panama, Brazil, Austria, Japan, Philippines, Isle of Man, Belgium, Poland, Portugal, Romania, India, Sweden, Malaysia, Moldova,  Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Turkey, Great Britain, Czech Republic, Serbia, Ukraine, Cyprus, Croatia, Mexico, Vietnam, South Africa, Nigeria, Peru, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia.

Streaming & Torrenting

 

PrivateVPN is fast enough for smooth streaming. Service is excellent in unlocking all popular media streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, BBC iPlayer, ITV, Channel4, ABC, Hotstar, Disney +, HBO, SkyGo, and many many others. Select the region you need, connect to VPN  server and enjoy your favorite show in FullHD or 4K as the speed is sufficient for this quality.

You can work with torrents on absolutely any server and as mentioned above, that PrivateVPN is connected directly to the provider of IP transit without intermediaries, this feature makes the service super fast for streaming and P2P file exchange, it's also worth remembering that PrivateVPN has no bandwidth limitations.

 

 

Platforms & Devices

 

You can use one account on 10 different devices simultaneously. But if you do not like this limitation, PrivateVPN offers to connect the service directly on your router and all of your devices connected to this router, even if there are more than the stated number, will be protected.

You can install and use the PrivateVPN application on Android, iOS, macOS and Windows devices. Windows and macOS app include almost the same options and features. Unfortunately, there is no way to install the app on a non-Android smart TV, Apple TV, Xbox, Play Station, etc
You need to either configure VPN on a supported VPN router or Android box or share your PC/Mac's VPN over ethernet or Wifi (if supported).

If you have any problems with the installation of the clients, PrivateVPN offers you to contact a server consultant and with the help of a remote installation to help you understand the matter, which of course makes PrivateVPN stand out from other VPN services.

 

Pricing

 

PrivateVPN can certainly be called a Premium service and if we consider long-term payment plans of the service, it's one of the best offers on the market today, in terms of price-quality ratio, let's consider plans:

1 Month - 8.99 USD per month

3 Months - 6.00 USD per month

12 Months + 12 Months extra (24 months) - 2.50 USD per month

Don't forget about the 30-day money-back guarantee, if for some reason the service is not suitable for you, as well as the free trial version. To get a Free 7 day Trial account, simply contact their support team and they will provide it for you.

You can pay in Bitcoins to remain anonymous, Credit / Debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express etc) and PayPal.

As soon as you have made a payment, the account is activated instantly and you can start to use the service.

Support

 

One of the important criteria for assessing the service is the work of the support service. PrivateVPN support service works around the clock, you can contact a consultant via live chat, e-mail, there are configuration guides, a section of frequently asked questions and was mentioned repeatedly, remote support through Teamviewer, which is very convenient and is an obvious advantage of the service.

I could say with confidence that the support team of this company is professional, prompt and helpful... just like a Premium service.

They are available 24/7 and can always be contacted.

Pros & Cons

 

Pros

Strict no-logs
Optimized servers with high speed
Highest security and anonymity
Unlock popular streaming platforms
Uses WireGuard VPN technology
Cheap plans
24/7 Live Chat support

Cons

No split-tunneling
No browser extension

 

Last edited on Mar 3, 2023

 

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