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Private Internet Access vs CryptoStorm 2022

Table of Contents

    Rating

    Features 9.3/10
    Pricing 8.0/10
    Ease of Use 9.6/10
    Reliability & Support 9.8/10
    Features 7.5/10
    Pricing 8.1/10
    Ease of Use 8.2/10
    Reliability & Support 8.0/10

    Reviews

    Review by our expert
    9.7/10

    Private Internet Access has one of the cheapest VPN subscriptions available — you can sign up for as little as $2.19/month. With such a low price, I wondered whether PIA could really stand out against its higher-priced competitors. It’s been around for 10+ years, so it could be one of the best-value VPNs out there. I decided to find out just how good it is by looking into the company’s lo...

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    Latest positive user review
    B
    Bert
    10.0/10
    Best VPN I have used

    I have been using PIA for three years and I have been very pleased. My internet connection is 270MB up...  and 270MB down. I get on average 250MB up and 250MB down. I have found that turning on the wire guard speeds up my internet speed by 50mb.More

    Latest negative user review
    M
    Mischa
    4.0/10
    I was not happy with them

    The use of PIA is detected by a lot of websites and you get constantly banned. I try to contact them ... but the contact form doesn't work. Needless to say, if the form doesn't work you can't claim your 30 days money-back guarantee. So I lost my money have no sense with the product and can't do anything.More

    Review by our expert
    Author Image Kristina Perunicic
    Kristina Perunicic

    Managing Editor

    5.6/10

    CryptoStorm is a VPN service that understands just how much your privacy means to you, and they’ve been striving to provide their customers with the very best unlimited use VPN in the business. We’ve tested the system and found it to be one of the top options out there for what they promise. However, Cryptostorm cannot unblock Netflix. If you're looking for a VPN for streaming, ExpressVPN is ...

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    Latest positive user review
    J
    Joanna Gil
    10.0/10
    CS is my VPN of choice

    I have been a subscriber to CryptoStorm service for a couple of years now, and I don't have a single b... ad word to say about it. The privacy is paramount, and CryptoStorm delivers. The setup is easy (minus the advanced techie level help section/instructions - definitely too much for a regular user), the token simple to swap, and the application runs seamlessly and reliably. The subscription to token(s) is very reasonably priced considering the level of privacy the user gets, which the company takes very seriously. As a retired IT and a former guest writer for About.com, I have tested many VPNs, but always came back to CryptoStorm. It is simply the best in my opinion.More

    Latest negative user review
    A
    Anna
    2.0/10
    Horrible Support and Doesn't Work

    Won't be wasting $52 when the year ends. After using cryptofree for 2 years, it stopped working - thei... r support claimed the DC decommissioned the server. So I purchased their paid service - it didn't work behind the Secure Folder on my Android which was where I was intending to use it (and had been using their cryptofree server with absolutely zero trouble). Contacted support again and this was their response word for word: "DNS issue? Rather a topic for an android forum." Insolence. Rude, rude, rude, rude, and very typical of Icelandic customer service. Funny how I can use the free ProtonVPN and their FREE cryptofree version with any "DNS issues". I wasted USD$52 on their ridiculous service. First and last time they'll be getting any $$ from me.More

    Pricing

    Starting price $2.19/month
    Money Back Guarantee (Days) 30 Days
    Number of devices per license 10 devices
    Starting price $3.92/month
    Money Back Guarantee (Days) 3 Days
    Number of devices per license 6 devices

    The Bottom Line

    Final Verdict: Great Price for Customizable Security on Any Device Private Internet Access provides strong security with several customization options. Plus, its large server network is great for torrenting since every location allows P2P downloads. I was even able to download twice as fast with its port forwarding option. On top of that, it has full-featured versions for every major OS, including one of the best Linux apps around. It’s a great value for the price, especially with its yearly subscription. In addition, its privacy policy has been proven in 2 different court cases. Regular transparency reports are further proof it’s a company you can trust to handle your data. There are a few flaws. The customer support is hit-or-miss. On top of that, it has inconsistent speeds on local servers, and it’s really slow on long-distance ones. Overall, I recommend Private Internet Access if you want to torrent on

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