(Ex-Google, International tech speaker)
DotVPN is a VPN provider from Hong Kong and has over 700 servers situated in 10 countries all around the world, thus providing unlimited server switches as well as an unlimited amount of bandwidth. The company does not require extensive personal and banking information for you to gain access to their service. All you have to do to enjoy free-of-charge VPN service is register with an e-mail address and you are good to go. Their proxy add-on enables you to do this easily on both the free and paid version of the service.
Thanks to DotVPN, you can now fully enjoy encrypted tunneling via add-ons for Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, as well as a wide range of mobile devices with their Android and iOS-powered mobile apps. The company uses OpenVPN for Android and IPsec for iOS systems, and encrypted proxy connections for browser add-ons.
Currently, their free version is used by over half a million active users that have purchased it from the Chrome webstore, and while this is common for free products, their 4 out of 5 stars mean that the product has been tested and well-received since its initial release.
DotVPN is compatible with Firefox, Chrome, and Opera, and can be downloaded from their website and installed on the browser of your choice. The entire process of installing the software is very simple; once it is downloaded, you need to create a profile by signing up (if you haven’t already done so), and then log in with your respective DotVPN ID to fully enjoy all aspects of this service.
The service DotVPN provides is clearly free, but if you want to take advantage of the full range of the service, as well as additional perks and benefits, you should think about purchasing and upgrading to the premium option. DotVPN is basically a classic Freemium-based product that functions on purchases by the customer. They will present you with two similar price models; one is $4.99 per month, while the other sees you paying a lower cost of $2.99 per month, but you need to subscribe for a whole year, which in the end equals to $35.88.
While the company does not accept credit or debit cards at the moment, they offer a more reliable payment method in the form of PayPal. For such a fairly decent price and easy way to pay, we certainly see this as a good option.
The service is known to contain glitches, which sometimes are also present if you choose to purchase the Premium model. However, you can contact the customer support via e-mail and they will gladly respond to your inquiries and try to resolve any issues you encounter. We have only one major objection, and that is the use of English language on the site, which is less than we expected.
DotVPN mostly uses proxy servers, which ultimately gives you access to content on blocked websites, but it does not really encrypt the information and data that you send and receive. Also, the fact that it’s located in China, which has one of the highest online censorships rankings, makes us a little dubious.
|Number of countries with servers||12|
|Number of servers||700|
|Number of IP addresses||700|
|Does VPN keep logs?||Yes|
|Does VPN include a kill switch?||No|
|Number of devices per license||3|
- Unlimited bandwidth and unlimited server switches
- Access to VPN via their app on any desktop PC and mobile device
- Switching locations
- Blocks ads, trackers and analytics on all devices
- 4096-bit encryption
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