(Ex-Google, International tech speaker)
Originally, Droid VPN were solely dedicated to Android devices (as their name suggests) but have since expanded to include Windows PC and further developments for Mac, iOS are on the way.
With headquarters based in the Philippines, what does DroidVPN offer mobile and desktop users?
You have 2 options: a free but limited app or a limitless monthly subscription.
The free service limits you to just 100MB of data per day (resetting at midnight GMT+0) and access to only 2 server locations (USA and the Netherlands). This is quite restrictive relative to other free services. If this isn’t sufficient for you then upgrading is simple: pay via the app with Google Pay or instead use PayPal or Perfect Money and get access to plenty more servers with unlimited bandwidth. Servers are located in Canada, USA, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany, Russia and Panama – which masks your true IP and allows you bypass any restricted websites or services, like YouTube, Pandora or Spotify.
Using WiFi in any area without any additional layer of security can leave you exposed to hackers or snoopers who can easily sniff out your private data (such as banking details or passwords). DroidVPN allows you to encrypt data and tunnel internet traffic to one of their servers which stifles the ability for hackers, phishers and spammers to steal your information and prevents the ISP from logging, monitoring or collecting your data as well.
What makes DroidVPN different from other providers is its ability to tunnel traffic through ICMP (Internet Control Message Protocol) to unblock restricted websites. This only works for devices that are rooted. Otherwise data is tunneled using OpenVPN protocols (like UDP). When it comes to speed, users have reported slightly above average speed – even for the free version – which is great news if you intend to use programs such as Skype, YouTube or Spotify.
If you enjoy using multiple devices to surf online, you’ll be out of luck with DroidVPN as only 1 device is permitted at any given time. On the plus side, novice users (who’ve only just heard of a VPN) needn’t worry as this app is pre-configured with a selected server – simply download and tap connect.
Overall, DroidVPN is reasonably priced for what you receive in return: servers in nearly all continents, fast speeds, anonymous web surfing and the ability to punch through firewalls. It comes with a 7-day money back guarantee so if their service doesn’t meet your standards, you can walk away having lost nothing.
|Number of countries with servers||8|
|Number of servers||29|
|Does VPN keep logs?||No|
|Does VPN include a kill switch?||No|
|Number of devices per license||1|
- Unlimited bandwidth for paid users
- Free 100MB per day
- 7-day money back guarantee
- Bypass firewalls with ease
- Supports Android and PC
- Get started with DroidVPN now