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Private Internet Access vs
PureVPN vs
2021

After comparing these VPNs, we have a winner!

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Which VPN is better?

Author Image Daniel Krohn
Daniel Krohn
Cybersecurity Researcher

PureVPN, out of Hong Kong, and the US-based PIA are two superb VPN services with differing strengths and weaknesses. PureVPN has a lead when it comes to speed; however, its server locations, including Central America, Oceania and Africa, while impressive, don’t match PIA’s abundance of servers, which are spread out in an equally impressive amount of countries. Security wise, they both have comparable 256-bit data encryption to protect users, and kill switches to protect users from unencrypted data leaks. As far as logs go, PureVPN keeps no activity logs, only session logs while PIA keeps no logs. On the other hand, both PureVPN and PIA cannot access Netflix so they are on equal footing there, but both offer a seven-day refund policy should you be unhappy with the service.

 

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 The Bottom Line

Author Image Daniel Krohn
Daniel Krohn
Cybersecurity Researcher

PureVPN wins by offering 3 price plans, with the lowest really a bargain, while PIA offers 8 price plans, which is more flexible, but most of the time more expensive. PIA also has an economical option of a yearly plan, which comes out cheap in the long run. Both of these global VPN providers are tough contenders that support major devices. PIA takes the lead with their good, old-fashioned customer service over PureVPN’s poor support record. In the end, PureVPN is the only contender that works within China, taking it to the top.

Interestingly, if you compare PureVPN with Qustodio, which is our top ranked vpn, you'll see that PureVPN can learn a lot from Qustodio. Compare PureVPN with Qustodio