SpeedVPN is an Android-based VPN service that lets users browse the Internet without revealing their identity.
It’s pretty easy to install but requires a lot of permissions that makes you wonder. While network permissions are understandable, why would a VPN app require access to photos, media, and phone status?
According to Speed VPN, the app allows you to connect for up to 180 minutes in one go. After 180 minutes, the VPN will automatically disconnect. Before you get disconnected, you can extend the connection for 60 more minutes.
This can be a problem because you’ll need to keep track of time so you can keep extending without being disconnected.
In reality, the app disconnects more frequently than once in 180 minutes. The average is about one disconnection every 5 minutes or so. This isn’t just annoying but also leaves gaping holes in your online security.
While the speeds can be great on some servers, the main issue with this app is frequent disconnection. If you’re looking for a stable connection, you might want to check out a few paid VPN services.
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.
Speed VPN is a decent proxy based service available only on Android. While the app is easy to install, it requires too many permissions, and this is not a good sign.
Generally, a VPN app doesn’t need permissions to read and modify the contents of your media folder and USB storage. But SpeedVPN asks for these permissions.
While it is ad-supported, it’s not as ad-intensive as some other free VPNs, which is a good thing. However, it has a problem with frequent disconnection.
The app details say that it automatically disconnects in 180 minutes. But in reality, it disconnects every 2-10 minutes. This makes this app pretty useless.
If you face any issues, you can mail them at [email protected], but there’s no guarantee that you’ll get a reply. Ultimately, if you’re not happy, you can switch to another service.
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.
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