To be honest, when I first heard of SwitchVPN, I didn't really look at it twice. There didn't seem to be many features that caught my eye, and with the huge number of VPN services around, I turned my attention to something else. However, a few years later down the road, on second and more in depth look, I found that SwitchVPN definitely has some cool features worth investigating.
First, I'll go over the standard features of SwitchVPN. These are things that I'd expect any VPN to have, and SwitchVPN has met these standards.
- PPTP, L2TP, and OpenVPN available
- Multiple Server Locations
- Compatible with Mac, Linux, Windows, Android, iOS, & VPN routers
- PPTP and L2TP available for Smart Phones and mobile devices
- Money Back Guarantee
- Allows access to Hulu, Netflix, BBC iPlayer and other streaming sites
- Encrypts data for privacy and security online
Below are some features that many other VPN services have, so I can't quite call them unique features, but it should be noted that not all VPN services offer these. These are unique and positive things about SwitchVPN.
- Unlimited Bandwidth
- Allows P2P
- No Provider logs (for privacy)
- Servers in The US and The UK
- Prices start at $6 USD per month
- Live Support and Email Support
- 1 month plans available
- 1024-2048-bit strong encryption
- Connect up to 2 devices at Same time ($1.95 USD extra)
- Multiple ways to pay: Credit Card, Paypal, Perfect Money, Bank Transfer, WesternUnion, Webmoney, Payza & BitCoin
So, there are definitely some positives to the SwitchVPN service. There are however, as with anything, some negatives that should be mentioned. (recent changes to SwitchVPN are reflected below. I think they really read my reviews, because most negatives have been upgraded!)
$6 (Standard) plan is limited to ONE country location ( Choose ONE – US, UK, DE, CA, NL)(Now access 5 locations)
- P2P in NL ONLY unless you upgrade Combo Pro
For both Standard Plan and Combo Plan you can only choose ONE VPN protocol(OpenVPN / L2TP / PPTP for all packages) Money Back Guarantee is only 48 hours(7 day money back guarantee) Combo OpenVPN plan is $12 USD per month (a bit expensive)(Price change to $7.95 USD per month: Cheap!)
- Live chat tech support is not native English speakers
SwitchVPN Price Plans
This review was originally written a few years ago, and I have made some changes to reflect the NEW SwitchVPN service. They have made a lot of effort of the past two years to improve their service. They are a high quality VPN service, great for torrents, and most notably one of the cheapest VPN services available. If you sign up, please take the time to come back and share your experiences with us.
Sign Up for SwitchVPN Here → http://switchvpn.net
Sept 8, 2011