VPNUK Review

You may have not heard about them yet, but VPNUK is a provider with extensive experience in online security and it has delivering high quality service for nearly a decade. They have taken into considerations all the aspects required to ensure that their customers’ internet traffic is protected against security threats and to offer flexibility to access content, regardless of the geographical restrictions that may be in place. VPNUK gives special attention to privacy and while the company has presence in the UK, Spain and United States, it is registered in Belize, which allows it offer a better option for customers who are concerned about online surveillance. We’ll find out more about VPNUK in this review.

Security and Privacy

VPNUK customers can connect using OpenVPN, PPTP, L2TP/IPSec and IKEv2. The varied selection of protocols supported gives you the chance to find an option that is perfect for any platform that you use. OpenVPN is the most secure protocol and VPNUK uses 128-bit and 256-bit encryption to give you a solid level of protection. For most cases, 128-bit would be enough and it won’t have such a big impact on the speed of the connection, but if you want top protection, you can go for 256-bit. Just keep in mind that the higher the encryption, the slower the connection tends to be. VPNUK offers DNS leaks protection and it supports UDP and TCP ports.

The privacy policy establishes that no logs are kept of your online activities, meaning that they won’t monitor or keep records of the websites you visit, your emails, chats or anything else that you do while you are using the service to connect to the internet. VPNUK does keep some connection logs including bandwidth used and duration of your sessions, but this is something that many companies do for security and troubleshooting purposes.

Since VPNUK is committed to help its customers to protect their information from third parties, it chose to register in Belize. This country offers good privacy laws and it is not under the jurisdiction of known privacy enemies like the GCHQ and the NSA. They have offices in the UK, United States and Spain, but these are used for contacts. Other measure that VPNUK has taken in order to become a solid option for privacy conscious users is to accept Bitcoin as a method of payment. This allows you to pay for the service without exposing your personal information.

Features

You can use VPNUK on a variety of platforms including Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, DD-WRT and more. They offer handy set up guides that will guide you through every step of the process, but if you need help, VPNUK offers free remote assistance. This is something that set up apart from other providers and is great news for anyone who is concerned about struggling with the set up. VPNUK is designed to make things simple while offering a high standard of security and privacy. The service is also designed to help you to bypass online restrictions effectively.

Apart from the VPN service that encrypts your internet traffic to protect it from eavesdroppers, VPNUK also offers Smart DNS service and Web Proxy with all its plans. You can choose between a shared IP account and a dedicated IP account. The shared IP account is the best choice to enhance you online anonymity since it will be very difficult to trace you since you would be sharing the same IP with other users. With a shared IP account, you can get access to servers in 24 countries.

The dedicated IP account is a good choice for financial services. You can choose a dedicated IP address from United States, United Kingdom or Italy. You get a static, unique IP address and if you require an incoming connection, you can opt for the 1:1 IP service. VPNUK doesn’t impose bandwidth restrictions and it offers great speeds for streaming or downloading. P2P is supported in all servers expect in those located in the United States. The Shared IP accounts can have up to 6 simultaneous connections, while the dedicated IP ones can have up to 4.

Plans

The price of the plans depends on the type of account you chose, the amount of users and the length of the subscription. One month of shared IP (dynamic IP) account service for 2 users costs £5.99 GBP, which is about $7.79 USD. One month of the dedicated IP account service for 2 people costs £9.99, which is roughly $13. You can save money in the long run by extending the length of your subscription. It is possible to create a free trial account to test the service for up to 7 days. There is also a money-back guarantee that allows you to get a refund, if you are not satisfied with the service. Keep in mind that refunds are offered only within 48 hours of purchase.

Customer Support

This is one area in which VPNUK really shines. As previously mentioned, the website offers detailed set up guides and if you have issues setting up the service, you can request remote assistance. The FAQ section provides a great deal of information and you can also carry out speed tests and check the status of the service on the website. When we contacted the customer support via live chat, we were pleasantly surprised by the speed of their response. They are also helpful and professional. You can also contact them using the ticket system.

Conclusion

VPNUK offers fast connections, great customer support and plans that will suit different requirements. Although it is more expensive than other services available, the service works well and provides a good selection of features. We’d like to see dedicated VPN clients in the future as this will make the set up process even easier and can offer additional features. But apart from that, VPNUK is a good solution with a focus on privacy.

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