Hide My Ass is a pretty badass VPN provider. Aside from being fast and reliable, which any VPN service MUST provide, there are tons of cool stuff that separate them from the competition to make the one of the most popular VPN providers out there.
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There are many standard features of VPN services that HMA has covered.
- Free Server Switching
- Free IP Switching
- Unlimited Bandwidth
- Access to Multiple Countries
- Money Back Guarantee
- VPN software for Mac, Windows, Android, and iOS
- Also works with Linux and VPN routers
- PPTP, L2TP,OpenVPN Options
HMA also has lots of cool things that are not available with other VPN services
- Scheduled IP Change
- P2P & Torrents allowed
- Windows 7/8/RT phone VPN
- Advanced Proxy Settings
- Automatic ‘Change IP’ Button
- 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
- Refunds when you forget to cancel a recurring payment
- Secure IP Bind (Forces some applications to ONLY work with the VPN – for privacy & security)
- Listing server speed so you can choose fastest connection
- Automatically Choose Fastest Server Option
- HUNDREDS of Servers, THOUSANDS of IPs
- 59 Countries & Growing!
As you can see there are TONS of features that HMA has that are simply not available with other services. And even with all these cool features, it’s also one of the cheapest services available. VPN prices range from $5 to $20 per month. You can see here that $6.55 per month is on the low-end of that price range. The only cheaper VPN service I know of is SwitchVPN. (it’s written pretty small, but the 1 year cost of $78.66 works out to $6.55 per month)
My only complaint about HMA is that their customer service can be slow. It’s usually at least a day or two before I get a response, though sometimes it can take up to a week. If fast customer service is important to you, try live support with StrongVPN or lightning-fast and ultra-friendly support from 12VPN.
One last thing I wanted to say about HMA is that it’s certainly the most popular VPN service on Mr. VPN. Why? Well, I don’t know exactly, but I think it’s a combination of useful features, and easy to use software that’s compatible across many platforms
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About the Free HMA Web Based Proxy
Hide My Ass also offers a free web based proxy for anyone to use. You don’t even need to sign up! You can view it on their home page here. It can be used to browse the internet privately. While you will not be able to use a web based proxy with any other types of software, it will work fine with your internet browser.
HMA also offers a variety of other free services including free anonymous linking, free anonymous uploading, free anonymous email, and a free list of proxy servers from around the world.
About HMA’s Free Proxy List
I get emails and comments daily from people that don’t want to pay for a VPN service. Now, because I work on the internet, I can see the value of a $7 per month subscription that will protect my online privacy and secure my data on share networks. However, I used to be these same guys that are asking for freebies. Hey, I get it.
The cool thing about HMA is that they actually give you a free list of available proxies from around the world. The list is frequently updated, and you can find a variety of encryption styles, privacy settings, and country locations.
There are however, some warnings about using proxies.
- HMA does not own these proxies. They do not take responsibility for anything that happens while you use them
- Proxies, if configured wrong, will not protect your privacy
- Using proxies from unknown sources can cause a security risk to your data
- Some websites block proxies
- Proxies are often used for spam or illegal activity, so user beware
Sept 08, 2011