Private Internet Access VPN Review

Private Internet Access VPN Review

Price

[$3.33/month] – 12month – $39.95
[$5.99/month] – 6month – $35.95
[$6.95/month] – 1month – $6.95

Free trial: No, however offers 7-day money back
Max. devices supported by one account: 5
Number of servers: 3263 in 25 countries

Supported devices: desktop, laptop, Iphone, Ipad, Android, Windows Mobile, Router
Platforms: Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Linux, Android

Customer support: 24/7 customer support on the website and via email, Facebook, Twitter

Overview

Private Internet Access is one best VPN services available on the market. The company operates under US jurisdiction, however, has a written proof of its no log policy, meaning that none of your Internet activity is stored. Private Internet Access keeps up with the latest technologies to protect your privacy and continuously working on new cool features to add to the service like ad block, kill switch, etc.

Log Policy

No traffic logs.

Network

3263 servers in 37 regions. The full list is listed here. The company also plants 1 tree for every server in the network through EDN’s “Canopy Project.”

Protocol & Encryption

PPTP, OpenVPN and L2TP/IPSec.

Data encryption: AES-128, AES-256
Data authentication: SHA1, SHA-256
Handshake: RSA-2048, RSA- 3072, RSA- 4096, ECC- 256k1, ECC-256r1, ECC-521

Ease of Use

Once you purchase a subscription, you’ll be redirected to the page to download the software. Login info will be received to your email address that was used for the account. After the installation process is finished, a little PIA robot will show up, and you can configure all settings in the menu. Super duper easy.

Pricing and Refund

The price for Private Internet Access VPN service is just $3.33/ month when purchasing a yearly account. This is one of the cheapest VPN services available. If for some reason you are not satisfied with the service, you can simply ask for a refund within 7 days after the purchase.

Multiple payment options including Credit Card, PayPal, AmazonPay, Bitcoin are available. If you’d like to be completely anonymous, you can pay with any major Gift Card (Target, Starbucks, etc).

Cons

Netflix users claimed to have difficulties.

Conclusion

PCMag Editor’s choice! Low affordable cost. One-click activation and connection. Up to 5 devices per one account. VPN Kill Switch and PIA Mace feature that allows users to block ads. Fast performance. Supports P2P file sharing and BitTorrent.

May not be the best VPN service for those who is mainly using a VPN for Netflix, Hulu.