With NordVPN I was able to watch US Netflix without a problem
You’ll have to turn on the Kill Switch to prevent any leaks
The IP test shows a US location – a few thousand miles from my actual location
I had no trouble downloading torrents with NordVPN
For me, the biggest indicator of NordVPN’s speed came from the high-quality streaming and fast torrent downloads I experienced while testing the VPN.
I did run multiple speed tests using Ookla Speed Test to see how the VPN was affecting my speed. The tests were performed at various points throughout a day and night, so I could determine if the time of day affected my speed. I also ran the tests while connected to different servers in the US, Canada, UK, France.
I compiled all the data and came up with the averages that you see in the chart below.
Speed determines how fast content uploads, so if you're torrenting or streaming, you want the speed to be somewhat identical to your regular internet speed. Since a VPN encrypts your data, it usually takes a bit longer to send your data back and forth, which can slow down your connection. However, if your ISP deliberately slows down your connection (also known as throttling) a VPN might increase your internet speed. Testing a VPN is somewhat pointless because new servers pop up and affect speed. Your speed can also differ according to your location, so your speed test might not match ours. Having said that, we tested the speed in numerous locations to provide you with the average.
For the best available server, just click Quick Connect
If you want to pick a particular location, which you would need to do if you plan to access content in a specific country, you have two options. The first is to click on the location icon on the map; this will automatically connect you with the best server in that location at that time.
You can choose the best server in each location by server load
Nord had added the option to choose a server located in select cities in certain locations
Choose from 4 specialty servers
It took less than four minutes from when I purchased NordVPN until I connected to one of the servers.
While I was testing the VPN, several updates were released, which showed me that the development is always working on improving their app. From a user’s perspective, this was very important to me. They aren’t just happy with how things are, but making changes to the design, making it easier to connect with different regions and improving the overall design of the apps.
Both the Android and iOS apps have a very similar design to their respective desktop apps which is good to see. The big difference between mobile and desktop apps the server locations are listed on the left-hand panel on the desktop app, and you have the swipe up on the mobile to find them.
The mobile and desktop apps have a very similar UI
Throughout my time testing this product, I had plenty of questions for the customer support team. I like the live chat feature and used it whenever I had an issue.
I asked a range of questions, from technical questions to which is the best server to stream the Disney channel and the support staff was always quick with an answer and very knowledgeable.
An example of a conversation of the 24/7 Live Chat
We personally test the customer support team of every VPN we review. This means asking technical question through the live chat feature (where applicable) and measuring the response time for email questions. Whether you need to connect to a specific server, change your security protocol, or configure a VPN on your router, finding a VPN with quality customer support should be important to you.
With all the features packed into NordVPN, it’s hard to believe that they can keep the price so low. You can get a three-year subscription for less than $3.00 a month (all paid up front). This is an excellent price for the value.
As with most VPNs, the price for a subscription drops significantly when you sign up for a long-term plan.
If you aren’t satisfied within the first 30-days of using NordVPN, you can return it and get your money back. I wanted to see just how easy it is to cancel and get refunded, so I purchased a second subscription under a new name and asked for a refund after 10 days.
I quickly found out that this isn’t a “no questions” asked return policy, and the support staff tried to help solve my problems. In the end, I chose a problem that they couldn’t fix, bypassing a geo block on DAZN, and they refunded the full three-year payment within a week.
It turns out you can’t just cancel for no reason
In addition to the money back guarantee, NordVPN allows users to get a free-7 day trial, and they don’t require you to use a credit card.
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