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Private Internet Access vs IVPN 2022

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    Rating

    Features 9.3/10
    Pricing 8.0/10
    Ease of Use 9.6/10
    Reliability & Support 9.8/10
    Features 8.1/10
    Pricing 6.0/10
    Ease of Use 9.0/10
    Reliability & Support 8.4/10

    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 $2.03/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 Aleksandra Kovacevic
    Aleksandra Kovacevic

    Cybersecurity Researcher

    8.4/10

    Established in Gibraltar in 2009, IVPN is focused on security, privacy, and standing against surveillance marketing tactics. I’d say this is a perfect VPN for enthusiastic privacy beginners — no leaks, no logs, you don't even need to submit your email address to sign up. IVPN is not great for streaming, but Peacock TV is available from the US servers. You should get a premium VPN that excel...

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    Latest positive user review
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    VPN user
    8.0/10
    Very fast connections and transparent privacy policy

    Have been using IVPN for a number of months now and the client interface is very simple and easy to us... e and having the built-in firewall options (that can be changed by the user) is an absolute must if you want to completely protect your internet connection from dropouts and having the firewall options are better than just a standard kill switch. Location connections are very FAST (best I have seen anywhere) and while there are not a lot of locations to choose from the current number at 20 has been sufficient in the most important countries. Their privacy policy is more transparent than any I have found and being based in Gibraltar appears to be a very good location in most respects, although not perfect. Only negatives right now would be two (2) bugs in the client where switching and/or scrolling for locations have resulted in the client window freezing up (with a spinning "beach ball" on my Mac) and have to logout in order to get out of the frozen window. The other bug is where "Diagnostics Logs" cannot be sent from the client interface due to a popup error message and the log files cannot be sent. Have already reported both issues to customer support and they are now working on a fix as there also is another reviewer (at another site) that has confirmed the same freezing client on a Windows computer. Looks like the issues have to be addressed on IVPN's end as they cannot be corrected by the user. Although IVPN does not receive nearly as many reviews as the other more popular VPN's (since this could be on account of the somewhat higher yearly cost) it offers great speed and features and have yet to find another VPN that compares as favorably. More

    Latest negative user review
    C
    Carl Castle
    2.0/10
    IVPN Trial is a scam

    Beware of the trial period scam. Even after logging out and uninstalling the VPN client, you are unab... le to cancel the trial before your credit card is charged. We attempted to contact IVPN via several means, but they have failed to respond. Now we will have to dispute the charges through our credit card provider. DO NOT USE THIS SERVICE!More

    Pricing

    Starting price $2.03/month
    Money Back Guarantee (Days) 30 Days
    Number of devices per license 10 devices
    Starting price $3.88/week
    Money Back Guarantee (Days) 30 Days
    Number of devices per license 7 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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