If you have a taste for exotic flavors, try your hand with Brazilian-based YourPrivateVPN. The team behind YourPrivateVPN is very clear about its direction by providing a simple, fast, and cheap VPN service aimed at easygoing and casual VPN users with minor privacy concerns and more focus on unblocking geo-restricted websites and streaming services on the Internet.
Privacy is well nursed by YourPrivateVPN. The company is strict about not keeping any logs or storing any connection data which is in our opinion a strong point. The only information needed is your email address and payment details when subscribing to any of their plans. However, you can maintain your anonymity by using Bitcoin which is accepted by YourPrivateVPN and more recommended.
Security varies from MPPE-128 to AES-256 bit encryption depending on the type of your subscription. The longer your subscription plan, the more features you get and the higher the security levels and supported protocols (OpenVPN, L2TP/IPSec, and PPTP). Unfortunately, YourPrivateVPN is not so advanced to implement a kill switch or DNS leak protection.
Speed is another strong point for YourPrivateVPN as long as you already have a fast and stable Internet connection. With high speed and unlimited bandwidth, you can access a wide range of geo-blocked channels and services as well as social media websites and VoIP applications like Skype.
Prices as generally within tolerance and there is a 7-day money-back guarantee given in case you change your mind about the service. We don’t like the fact that there isn’t a live chat support channel available, but you can either call by phone or reach the support team by email.
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.
YourPrivateVPN has servers in 7 countries.
YourPrivateVPN gives you two options to connect to their service. You can either download and install their Easy Connect software client on your system or manually configure the service on your devices.
We checked out their Easy Connect tool on our Windows, and it’s far from being impressive. The installation process is extremely swift and smooth, but the app itself looks like good ole’ Windows 95 default window interface which doesn’t add up unless it was intentionally built that way.
Your options are terribly limited, for example, you don’t have options to choose between different protocols, but you can choose the server you want to connect to from the available list of servers and set a limit to reconnection attempts. There isn’t a kill switch or DNS leak protection options, but you can enable/disable logging.
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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