PureVPN Review 2017
I would start the PureVPN review with the fact that you cannot keep your online information safe as well as you are on the Internet and without any security protection. You need a VPN to not only unblock geo-blocked websites or streaming channels but also to evade government surveillance, ISP throttling, and the cybercriminals.
Here is my review on PureVPN where I have detailed the insights into this leading VPN service.
PureVPN Review – A Quick Overview
PureVPN is a Hong Kong based VPN service and it has consistently dominated the VPN industry for quite many years. To make sure that I provide my fellow readers with a neutral PureVPN review, I tried to assess each and every feature and aspect closely.
I must say I am quite impressed with the VPN’s zero log policy and the high-end servers that are “optimized” for p2p files sharing and torrents downloading. The service offers - at the time of writing this PureVPN review - multi-login feature that allows users to use a single PureVPN account on up to 5 different devices. The multi-login feature really makes the service a family-friendly VPN.
Since it is a Hong Kong based company you don’t have to worry about any sort of government policies on the Internet such as data retention law or anything closely remotely to it. The service’s ideal location adds more concrete to their no log policy.
PureVPN Review – Pros
Let’s talk more about the PureVPN review, starting with the VPN service’s pros:
- The pricing plan is quite affordable since it starts from $2.91
- Internet Kill Switch (IKS)
- 80,000+ IPs
- 256-bit AES encryption
- No Log policy
- Multi-payment modes
- Available on multiple platforms and devices
- Offers add-ons for extra cost including NAT Firewall, DDoS protection, etc.
- Optimized servers
- And more!
PureVPN Review – Cons
In this PureVPN review, I have also found some cons that I thought I should share.
- PureVPN doesn’t offer free trial. Users have to buy a 3-day trial subscription.
- Stringent refund policy
Let’s talk about some of the key features of the product in this section of the PureVPN review.
First and foremost aspect that I should discuss here is the service’s no log policy. The service logs or records no kind of metadata, whatsoever. Secondly, the service offers optimized servers for P2P file sharing or torrenting, which I assume is a good news for torrent lovers. As discussed above in the PureVPN review, users can use a single account in up to 5 different devices simultaneously. This feature makes the VPN a family friendly service.
Other features include:
- Internet Kill Switch: Accidental leaks due to a connection drop out is a concern that users often face when using a VPN. However, with PureVPN it is not the case because the service offers IKS that immediately kills all the connection in the event of a drop out.
- NAT Firewall: PureVPN offers NAT Firewall as an add-on which means you have to a pay a few extra bucks to get it. The feature automatically keeps all the malicious traffic on the Internet from entering to your network.
- Multi-protocol Selection: It is yet another great feature you will learn about in this PureVPN review. Usually, VPNs don’t offer more than a 2 or 3 protocols. However, PureVPN offers more than 3 protocols that you can use to connect to the Internet. Each protocol has its owns Pros and Cons in terms of security and speed.
- Split Tunneling: The feature is not for everyone but only for those who are picky about what their VPN can access or not. With this feature, users can split the traffic into one which is going through the VPN and the other which is going through the ISP directly.
PureVPN Review – Pricing Plan
Another important thing to discuss in this PureVPN review is the pricing plan. PureVPN offers a fairly decent pricing plan that I would say is the best amongst all the other VPN services. The plan is available in three different deals. The first deal offers a one month plan that starts at $11.95. Likewise, there is also this 6-months plan that you can get for $8.95. If you ask me, I would suggest that you save your bucks and go for a cheapest option which is the 2-years plan and it would cost you only $69.99.
As a subscriber, you will be glad to see the convenience the service has provided for you to pay. You can subscribe to the service through any of the multiple payment modes. The payment methods include the popular payment service PayPal, Alipay, BitCoin and more.
In this PureVPN review I would also recommend you to check out the Terms and Conditions or simply head straight to the Refund Policy before you subscribe.
PureVPN Review – Servers Reserve
A PureVPN review wouldn’t considered as a review if I don’t talk about the servers. When it comes to servers’ reserve, PureVPN offers a sheer coverage of servers that exceeds to most of its competitors in the market. In fact, a major chunk of the users would find multiple servers’ location in their location.
If we talk about American servers, PureVPN has covered almost the entire US which includes the North America (210 servers), Central America (08 servers) and South America (26 servers). Likewise, the VPN service provider has also covered a big chunk of the European states with having 349 servers in total.
The third region with the highest numbers of servers is Asia since it has around 120 servers spread in across different countries such as China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Malaysia, etc. Oceana has around 34 servers while Africa has 36 servers.
Now that the servers talk has finished in this section of the PureVPN review, let’s move on to the next section.
PureVPN Review – VPN for Business
In this PureVPN Review, businesses would be glad to learn that there is a VPN service provider that has created special packages for businesses of all sizes. From small businesses to medium size and corporate level, every can find a package that is catered quite brilliantly. In fact in the business VPN page of the website, you can also find a custom package that the user can create according to the business needs.
PureVPN Review – Apps for Different Platforms
In my PureVPN review, I should also mention that the VPN provider has dedicated versions of its app for multiple platforms and devices. Another best part about PureVPN is that it doesn’t require you to install any third-party tools like OpenVPN to run its app on specific platforms. In fact, you will find that the vpn provider offers built-in OpenVPN in its app.
Regardless, PureVPN is available in a majority of platforms like Windows, Linux, OSX, Android, iOS, Raspberry Pi, etc.
The service also offers a dedicated support website where users can easily look up for the setup guides of the app for their respective devices.
You can find PureVPN for all versions of Windows such as XP, 7, 8 and Windows 10. You can use the PureVPN product through its Windows dialer. As discussed earlier, you don’t need to ask around to get started since you can learn it from the support website.
The best part about the Windows version is that it has all the features that you can’t find in other platforms. Apart from windows and Mac, you may find some features missing in other platforms. Regardless, the experience of the windows version of the app is really amazing.
The user interface of the Android version of the PureVPN app is slightly different but it gives the same level of experience as its Windows version in terms of speed. The app is quite light in that it doesn’t take much processing power of your smartphone or any other android powered smart device.
In my PureVPN review, you can only use PPTP, SSTP, L2TP and IKEv2 on your Mac system and not the OpenVPN. However, if you wish to run the OpenVPN on your Mac system then you have to setup manually and you can find the manual setup guide on the PureVPN support website.
PureVPN Review – Skyrocketing Speed
A PureVPN review reader would also want to learn more about the service’s speed and performance. If you are one of them, you will be gladly to know that it is one of the fastest VPN services in the market. You will be amazed to experience an insane speed on both upstream as well as downstream. There is relatively lower latency coming from servers that are nearest the region.
The ultra-fast speed of PureVPN makes it an ideal VPN for torrent lovers as well as gamers.
PureVPN Review – Streaming
Streaming is one of the primary reasons why users look for a VPN service provider. In fact, it is the main section of the PureVPN review that a user would want to review first. Regardless, the live streaming experience on PureVPN is really amazing. I would even say that it is unlike any other VPN service that I have used so far.
More importantly, users can access a great number of streaming services that are blocked in certain countries. For instance, the fans of BT sport can access the streaming channel online outside the UK with PureVPN. I must also mention in PureVPN review that users can even access Amazon Prime, Hulu, Netflix, and many more.
PureVPN Review – Extension for Browsers
The extension versions of the product is also a must to mention in this PureVPN review. Unlike other VPN services available in the market, PureVPN seems to have covered its customers’ needs from every angle. The service offers its VPN extension version for both Firefox and Chrome browsers which are the most popularly used internet browsers in the world.
PureVPN Review – Chrome Extension
The PureVPN chrome extension has a minimalistic user interface which is great for user experience. They must have thought it well what the customers want when they intend to use their service on a browser. Keep that in mind the VPN providers have included the basic yet the most demanded features.
PureVPN Review – Mozilla Firefox
The PureVPN Firefox extension comes with a similar user interface as that of the chrome version. The extension comes with important features like a huge IP pool, multiple server locations, encryption and also webRTC leak which is a feature that keeps users from the troubles of IP leaks.
PureVPN Review – Customer Support
I would give my PureVPN review of the customer support 10 out of 10 because of their immediate responses and polite customer service. I felt at ease when I see that I can reach them through different means such as LiveChat, forum and support ticket.
As I mentioned, I was amazed to see how fast they response when you contact them through any of the means. Moreover, they are also quite efficient at resolving the issue.
However, as a PureVPN reviewer I would recommend that if you come across any issue with the product, head straight to their FAQ section on their website. In case you don’t find any answers to your problems, get in touch with the service provider through the Live Chat.
PureVPN Review – Multilingual Support
If you are not comfortable with English, you can also check out their website on other languages that you may be comfortable with. Though you might not find this PureVPN review in any other languages.
I would close the PureVPN review with one final say that I found the service up to my liking in terms of security, privacy, anonymity, streaming, speed and performance. Not to mention, the PureVPN service is also cheaper than the rest.