StrongVPN is probably one of the oldest and highly rated internet privacy software that provides phenomenal user experience, top-notch data security at a very competitive price. With a huge number of servers around the world, round the clock customer support and convenience of use, StrongVPN clearly stands tall in the crowd.
Our experience with Strong VPN remained impressive all around. It is easy to expect a lot from a service that has been around for quite a while and knows the currents of the industry. We expected, we got results. Internet browsing was smooth, with a similar experience in video and audio streaming. In fact, Strong VPN commits to unlimited bandwidth on all its packages. What did confuse us a bit is its logs maintenance policy. In case if there is a complaint against one of its clients, it does hand him over to the authorities. It strictly prohibits file sharing, so you can say good-bye to torrents over this VPN. Other than this, connection timeouts are rare and usual internet activity usually goes untraceable.
The features entirely depend on the subscription you buy. PPTP subscriptions have dynamic while Open subscriptions have static IPs. The VPN client downloads and installs in minutes. Unlike several services, its software offers many options for advanced users. As far as simple users are concerned, it is a click and go software.
StrongVPN supports all popular operating systems, which include Windows, Android, Mac OS X, iOS and Linux. It can also be used on routers.
StrongVPN has more than 485 servers in 47 cities of 22 countries around the world, which however are available on the type of subscription. All servers provide high speed and unrestricted access to the internet. However, in contrast to other VPN services, it binds a tight noose on the number of times a user can switch between servers.
StrongVPN provides various subscription options depending on features you want to use. Either ways, the choice is of 3-month, 6-months or annual subscription. The lowest is $7 a month, allowing access to US servers only. Comparing the features of other VPN services and Strong VPN, its subscription will cost you $85 a year. Strong VPN segregates between PPTP and Open VPN subscriptions, so it all comes to the user to decide which features he want to use. Combination of PPTP and Open VPN with access to all of its servers costs $30 a month, which is very expensive.
It supports all major payment options; credit/debit cards, PayPal and bitcoin. Depending on the location of the subscriber, it also provides wire transfers, western union and payments through checks.
Our experience with the customer support was a mixed one. The response time we got was quite amazing. A support representative was with us in a few minutes, which we were glad to see. But after that, things became we confusing. The person on the other side took several minutes before responding to us, which obviously meant that he was catering to several people at one time. A bit weak on the technical knowledge because he kept giving responses, which we later thought, were pre-written. Nevertheless, he definitely was there and very polite. Overall, a rather slow experience is better than having none at all.
- Security for hotspot surfers
- American or Euro IP
- Unblock VOIP applications
- Gbit Network Connectivity
- 128-2048 Secure Encrypted Channel
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Strong VPN is probably one of the oldest and highly rated internet privacy software that provides phenomenal user experience, top-notch data security at a very competitive price.