Reliable and secured virtual private network (VPN) Internet connections come at a price of about $5 to $30 a month, depending on who you sign up with and what services you pick. However, it’s worth the price if you need to surf anonymously or watch foreign TV such as American programming. One choice of VPN service providers is ibVPN.
ibVPN has prices that start at one of the lowest I had seen, only $4.95. Prices range up to $27.95 if you sign up for a business account, which would include multiple licenses. The price options of ibVPN are quite intricate, and may take a bit of time to figure out what is best for you. I’ll get into that later on.
Standard Features of ibVPN
ibVPN, at a first glance a pretty standard VPN service. The offer PPTP, L2TP, and OpenVPN options. For users on mobile devices like iPhone, iPad, and Android Devices, PPTP and L2TP are what you need.
Depending on where you’re using the VPN and what for, there are advantages and disadvantages to both. PPTP is generally faster and easier to install, but can’t match the security features of L2TP. OpenVPN is the most secure VPN protocol, and is preferable for users doing online money transactions or as a business solution. OpenVPN is not able to be used on mobile devices.
It can be used on standard operating systems like Mac OS/X, Windows XP,/Vista/Win 7, and Linux. Some claim that because of the advanced security features that it generally has slower connection speeds, but each user has a different experience, dependent on location, OS, and quality of original internet connection. In some countries that block PPTP or L2TP VPN, OpenVPN may be your only option (ie China).
Using ibVPN, you of course can unblock TV and movie streaming sites like BBC iPlayer, Hulu, Netflix, and other sites that require a US, UK, or region specific IP address. Make sure you get a package with servers in the location you need. Unblocking sites in countries with internet censorship is a give, along with email support, and money back guarantee.
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What Make ibVPN better than other VPN services.
Price for starter. For a cheap price, you of course have to give up some things, in this case, number of servers and server location. However, for $3 a month, some users may find this preferable. After all, to do what it needs to do, you only need 1 server, right? Their advertised price is $4.95, but if you sign up for the year at $36.95, the price drops (per month) and you end up paying only $3.03 USD a month. This is currently the cheapest offer we have found of any VPN service.
There’s unlimited bandwidth. This now may be considered a standard feature, as most VPN services offer it, but there are still VPN services out there that put a cap on your bandwidth at about 30G. Three bucks a month for unlimited internet with no restrictions is pretty damn good. Of course, you’re limited to server location, and have to choose between US/Can, UK/IE , or FR/DE/NL packages. In this case, you’ll essentially be choosing between Hulu, BBC iPlayer, and whatever the French and Germans watch these days. Of course a pack with all server locations is available for $7.95 a month or $69.95 a year, which is a standard price for this type of package. There’s also a 15 day money back guarantee which is more than double the standard 7 day guarantee.
Before you wet your pants, there are quite a few conditions before you snag one of these. Perhaps the coolest thing about ibVPN is that they offer a free trial for 2 hours, with no conditions. Free trial VPNs are pretty rare these days, but ibVPN has continually maintained this service. Sweet. They give away 10 accounts per month, and award 5 more to subscribers who want a second account for a friend or family member. Double Sweet. They also offer free VPN accounts for bloggers who review their services – just make sure you’re blog has a Google PR of 2 or more.
This Free VPN stuff is pretty unheard of in the VPN community, which makes ibVPN pretty cool.
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Stuff you might not like about ibVPN
One of the big downsides to ibVPN is that you can’t download torrents or use P2P, for any of their packages. Many users sign up for VPNs specifically for this reason. Sorry guys. Family and Business VPN packages are limited to OpenVPN. This is the most secure VPN protocol of course, so it’s not “bad”, but there isn’t the option to use the VPN on your mobile devices in this case. The good news is that you can try it FREE for 2 DAYS!
In a Nutshell…
When all is said and done, ibVPN clearly has more positives than negatives, and is worth a look-see. With a FREE TRIAL, and a 15 day money back guarantee, it shows confidence in their product. Head over to the sexy-green OFFICIAL ibVPN SITE