When you are considering subscribing to any VPN service, you had better check first both their advantages and disadvantages. I decided to do this when I was trying to decide what virtual private network to choose so I could access my favorite TV shows and movies from overseas since they blocked all but US IP addresses. Among the most popular providers of this kind of service that I found was Banana VPN.
On the one hand, in terms of the advantages of the Banana VPN, I’d have to include their superior speed, encryption and security. I can testify to this one as well as to what the other reviews say about the capability of their servers when it comes to the reliability of the speed connection. This is because the average download connection of their servers is more than 50 mbps while their upload connection is up to 1.5 mbps. That’s pretty good for the price they charge for their services in my opinion.
Banana VPN works with several Internet capable devices, making it very handy to watch shows and get on secure sites with your iPhone, iPad, Android phones, etc. It also works on PC and Mac. This is great for people who own several Internet devices.
As we all know, connection speed is very essential in streaming or watching videos. Hence, if your intention is to watch different television shows online from sites like Hulu, NBC, ABC and many more, you can do this quite well using Banana VPN services through their servers.
Another thing in their favor was that they were features in several computer magazines such as PC World and ZDNet. Those reviews also helped me to make up my mind and choose Banana VPN.
One thing that did catch my eye was that they have servers in Germany for gamblers and servers dedicated to VoIP users. This would be great for users in Middle Eastern countries that block all VoIP devices.
Now on the other hand, some of the disadvantages of the Banana VPN include its price, limited server locations and lack of a trial period. You’ll also notice a poorly designed site, which was a turn-off for me.
For some people, the main negative trait of their service is their price. They charge about $15 for their monthly subscription fee for different VPN plans like SSTP, SSL VoIP, as well as services for specific countries like USA, Germany, UK and many more. The problem is that the plans are separated, ie the US IP service is not in the same package as the UK service.
If you take advantage of signing up for a whole year, the price does drop down to only around $8 for a monthly, which is pretty standard, though there are cheaper VPNs out there. Therefore, I would recommend doing this, but without that usual free trial some services offer, you are taking a chance you won’t like it, so it’s up to you. There is a money back guarantee, so there is some security for your purchase.
Check them out at www.banana-vpn.com