The first important thing to know about NoodleVPN is that it only has an app for Windows, unlike premium services like NordVPN that is made for mixed media. If you want to configure it to another operating system, you’re going to have rely on third party apps or set it up manually.
In terms of security, the protocols offered are PPTP, Ikev2, IPSec, OpenVPN, and Cisco VPN. The 2048-bit encryption is also a plus. However, there’s no kill switch, so it’s advisable to keep checking your IP to make sure you’re connected.
P2P is allowed on the servers in France, England, Canada, and the Netherlands, and the VPN will get you past Netflix and Hulu blocks – but not BBC iPlayer. Speeds are good on the US server but not so great on UK servers. Hong Kong speeds are the poorest.
It’s unclear how many servers NoodleVPN has, since different numbers are shown on the website. When asked directly, they gave a different number completely and added that some were down. As best as we can surmise, there are servers in somewhere between 10 and 20 countries.
NoodleVPN claims to offer a free 8-day trial, but in actuality you have to pay a $1.00 trial fee. Bandwidth is limited to 250 MB, and the trial is only offered to 100 VPNs a day, so you might try to get it and be denied. There’s no money-back guarantee, although you can request a refund if your VPN doesn’t work for three days. It’s a pretty disappointing policy, especially seeing as many excellent VPN providers offer 7-day money back guarantees. All this suggests that buying a long term plan may be risky.
According to the website, customer support is available 24/7, but there’s no live chat – just a ticketing system – so actually there’s no way to get answers in real time. We got a response from the ticketing system within a few hours, but the answer wasn’t very clear.
There are several packages based on individual needs. One of these is for a static IP address, and several others are for specific dedicated servers. The static plan is pretty reasonably priced, but for some reason the dedicated server plans are quite expensive compared to packages offered by other VPN providers. Up to five simultaneous connections are allowed.
|Number of countries with servers||180|
|Number of servers||2000|
|Number of IP addresses||300000|
|Does VPN keep logs?||No|
|Does VPN include a kill switch?||No|
|Number of devices per license||6|