USAIP’s name may be a bit misleading. Yes, this VPN will get you an IP address in the US, but also in 19 other countries around the world!
Encryption is solid, and supported protocols include L2TP, PPTP, OpenVPN, and SSTP via port 443. Some baked-in features are available as well, including auto-reconnect, DNS forwarding, and a kill switch.
What’s more, this great bundle is light on the pocket. USAIP sits comfortably in the “budget” category as far as price, but the service quality is superb.
It’s also worth noting that USAIP treats P2P activity as “abuse” — so avoid torrenting.
Still, USAIP remains a great VPN for users in the market for high quality at a decent cost. If you have your doubts, you’re welcome to try out the free demo version — plus, there is always the option to get a refund by contacting support.
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.
USAIP has all bases covered when it comes to ease of use. On Windows, you benefit from autoconnect apps — for other platforms, there are extensive manual setup tutorials.
Troubleshooting includes descriptions of various error codes and in-depth solutions.
If you’re in need of personal assistance, USAIP is available on email, Yahoo, Windows Live, and ICQ.
Oddly enough, USAIP claims to have an FAQ section, but there is no link to it on the website.
Overall, USAIP has room for improvement, particularly in the website department. Nevertheless, it shows its commitment to providing the user with the resources to install, configure, and fix the VPN with ease and quickness.
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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