A respected provider, GooseVPN currently has over 83,000 users on 8 different platforms — but what makes it the favorite of many?
For starters, it’s a very clean VPN. And there are a couple of meanings to this: firstly, GooseVPN earns a gold medal in the ease-of-use department.
The interface is intuitive and easy to configure — if you don’t feel like tinkering about, the client is automatically set-up.
Navigation is simple as well — everything is exactly where you’d expect it to be, and the various features and settings are organized in a compact manner.
Secondly, performance-wise, the Goose is a reliable, no-fuss VPN. It simply gets the job done, no matter what you need out of it.
It keeps you safe and anonymous with a no-logs policy and superb encrypting. It also unblocks restricted content and even has servers tailored for streaming services, which is a huge plus in our book.
Speaking of servers, don’t expect to find hundreds of them here. GooseVPN has 62, but its reach is wide, covering 29 countries.
As for protocols, GooseVPN offers the standard package, minus SSTP. It would be better to have the full list available, if only for various reasons, but we don’t recommend using SSTP anyway.
We should note that we had to count the available locations manually within the client. GooseVPN prefers not to disclose that information publicly, and we understand them — listing your supported regions is an easy way to get your IP range blacklisted if you’re not careful.
The good news is that GooseVPN’s customer support is ready to assist you with any questions you might have. We were very impressed with how our inquiries were handled — after contacting via ticket and e-mail, we heard back from support in just over 20 minutes.
The answers were not only quick but exhaustive as well. Its customer support is just what users, experienced and novice alike, need — A+ there.
Another strong point to GooseVPN is its fully functional free trial, but there is a 500 MB data limit. This is completely fine, as the trial is designed to give you just enough to make up your mind.
Connection speed won’t be an issue with GooseVPN. Our upload/download tests yielded satisfactory results — on the desktop, there were some drops (especially when connecting to Australia from Europe), but nothing major. Mobile speeds, on the other hand, weren’t noticeably hindered, if at all.
Naturally, there are some rough edges — the server variety may be a bit too stale for some, and others have expressed their discontent about the invasive orange color in the client leading to eye strain. We find it rather relaxing, but hey — to each their own.
One drawback isn’t purely subjective, however. GooseVPN is currently missing a big feature — the lack of a kill switch takes quite a bit from this otherwise stellar VPN.
Accidental connection drops are common, and VPN users not only expect but demand protection from such predicaments.
GooseVPN is on the right track, however — it’s been stated that there is a solution in the works.
All in all, GooseVPN performs extremely well and offers great value, complemented by a handy free trial and amazing customer support. Most importantly, GooseVPN proves it’s a solid long-term provider with its transparency to the user, and ambition to keep improving its service.