Private WiFi Review 2019 - Keep This in Mind Before Buying

Private WiFi is a VPN provider that focuses on providing secure internet connections for those using public WiFi hotspots. The service uses OpenVPN and PPTP protocols, with 128-bit encryption to protect their connections. Although, a global provider like NordVPN offers even better protection with 256-bit encryption for maximum security on unsecured public networks.

Private WiFi offers a variety of server locations in countries such as the United States of America, France, the United Kingdom, Spain, South Africa, India, Japan, Australia, and more. Private Wifi also assigns its users a random private IP address, making it even more difficult for their identity to be discovered. Private WiFi can also be used as a proxy server.

Private WiFi places no speed or bandwidth restrictions on most of its users. It is able to provide fast and reliable internet connections, which are also secure, private and anonymous.

Private WiFi works on Windows, Mac OS X, iOS and Android. This means that it can be used on most desktop and laptop computers, as well as most smartphones and tablets. The software is easy to install, setup and use. The software is able to automatically detect if the connection is secure, and, if it is not, starts encrypting the internet connection and route it through one of their servers. Customer support is available 24 hours a day, and can be contacted directly through the Help tab on the software, or via email or live chat. The Private WiFi website provides extensive FAQ that help users resolve issues they might find.

Private WiFi offers several different plans and subscription options: Pay as You Go, Monthly Subscription and Annual Subscription. Pay as You Go offers two options, 1 GB or 1GB of data. There are no restrictions on the number of devices. Monthly and Annual Subscriptions place no data restrictions. Each offers two options, depending on the number of simultaneous connections the user might want: up to 3 devices or up to 5 devices. Private WiFi also offers a 10-day free trial period, as well as a 24-hour money back guarantee.

Features Details
Number of countries with servers 18
Number of servers 38
Does VPN keep logs? No
Does VPN include a kill switch? No
Number of devices per license 1
Ease of Use 4.4 / 5.0

After downloading the software, and installing, you can access the program through these methods: PC: Start > All Programs > PRIVATE WiFi, Mac: find the icon in your Applications Folder. Private WiFi is configured to start when your computer starts, unless you disable this feature in settings.
In addition, Private WiFi will also automatically connect to the VPN network whenever you access the internet. The status icon will turn green to show that you are connected through the VPN network. Right-clicking on the status icon will give you the options to activate/deactivate manually. More info can be found here: https://help.aol.com/articles/private-wifi-quick-start-guide

Pricing 3.1 / 5.0
Annual Subscription
$6.67 /month
Monthly Subscription
$9.99 /month

Private WiFi offers 3 different subscription options; Pay as You Go, Monthly and Annual. PAYG is available with either 1GB or 10GB of data, to be used on any number of devices. Both Monthly and Annual subscriptions do not have a limit on data usage, though they both have restrictions of the number of devices – both plans can be used on either 3 or 5 devices. Private WiFi allows a 10 day trail period, along with a 24 hour money back guarantee.

Reliability & Support 4.2 / 5.0

Private Wi-Fi’s support channels are through email. Emails are usually answered within 30 minutes, so not having live support isn’t necessarily a problem. However they are only manned during EST working hours, and so this isn’t ideal if you’re having problems outside this time. This is one area that Privgate Wifi could really improve upon.

The Bottom Line

Bank level security that’s great on the move, service lacks in customer support

Private WiFi focuses on providing secure VPN connections for those using public WiFi hotspots, and is designed to automatically engage whenever connecting to one of these public hotspots. This makes it ideal for businessmen, and those who travel regularly around cities, connecting in coffee shops and train stations. The service is a light-encryption option and can be used simply as a proxy service, if looking to appear elsewhere, rather than actually encrypting your traffic at all. Using VPN service when accessing secured websites (like PayPal / your bank etc.) while out and about is highly recommended, to avoid identity theft, and this service caters for that, especially for light users. If you want higher security, though, you may be better off with a service that provides higher encryption levels, such as these top 10 highly rated VPNs. And, if you want more from a VPN altogether, we suggest looking at NordVPN or ExpressVPN, as they will not only keep you secure on public networks, but they give you everything you could possibly want from a VPN too, such as unrestricted streaming and gaming.

Money Back Guarantee (Days) : 30
Mobile app :
Number of devices per license : 1
VPN Plans: www.privatewifi.com
Private WiFi User Reviews
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Anonymous
  •  1
Don't waste your money

As the title says. Don't waste your money. I hope this review will help others. Private WiFi does not support Peer to Peer (p2p), which is why a lot of people even use a VPN in the first place. Their customer support is horrible, on their support page they claim to respond within an hour of getting request. I sent 2 separate request on different days and still haven't heard back. Go with a less expensive and more reputable VPN and less expensive one like Nord or Express or any other just not Private WiFi.


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    Anonymous
    •  2
    NO Peer to Peer (P2P)

    Easy to use, Easy to install. Speeds are just okay. I have run several tests and none have reached 100mbps. I subscribe to 250mbps from my internet service provider. HUGE NEGATIVE is NO peer to peer (P2P).


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      David Mayeres
      •  1
      Don’t install on an iPhone

      It works great for about a couple of hours. However, it drops the host location in the middle of your work and then you have to go into the app and choose another location. Then it does the same thing all over again. Very frustrating when doing business or even playing games.


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