SwitchVPN is one great VPN service that offers its users unlimited access. For a first timer, a look at the whole range of features on offer from SwitchVPN will reveal that this is a handful of a service. With this great service that has PPTP, OpenVPN, and L2TP/IPSec connection capabilities, you can be sure to access with ease websites you will otherwise not have been able to use at all.
SwitchVPN servers are located in such countries as the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands. The service supports many VPN technologies such as PPTP, L2TP/IPSec and OpenVPN thereby making it an appealing one to many people. And for those who are novice when it comes to issue of VPN, OpenVPN is the best bet for you if you are uncertain about which one of the multiple technologies would serve you well. Speed test conducted revealed a baseline of 43.33 Mbps with a download speed of up to 11.42 Mbps on the SwitchVPN server. The problem with download speed is that due to the need for data encryption, you may find that it may take a longer time to be able to download files. The software is such that downloading of files is best when there is no requirement for data encryption.
The service is compatible with an impressive number of operating systems, mobile devices and browsers. Windows (XP, Vista and 7), Mac OS X and Linux (Ubuntu) are among the compatible operating systems. In terms of supported browsers, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome and Safari are all good to use. Mobile devices such as iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android are all compatible for use on the SwitchVPN service.
To get going with SwitchVPN, all you need is compatible software for connection. You, as a user, will be required to stipulate the operating system on which you intend using the software for the appropriate package to be given. To connect to the OpenVPN server, it is also required to install Tunnelblick along with the installation files. A guide is provided to walk users through the process of installing whatever software that may then be required to use the SwitchVPN service.
SwitchVPN pricing plans, just like some other providers, are based on the server type as well as the location of the server. The standard plans are as follows:
Unlimited PPTP and L2TP VPN – $5.95 a month
Unlimited OpenVPN – $7.90 a month
SwitchVPN Combo for PPTP – $9.95 a month
SwitchVPN Combo for OpenVPN – $11.90 a month.
Payment can be made using any of PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, 2CO, AlertPay and Liberty Reserve. There is also a 48-hour money back guarantee, but there is no free trial offer.
One good thing about SwitchVPN in comparison to some other players in the market is that it boasts of a responsive customer service to provide support to users at times when they may be having some difficulty; be it with installation or any other issues. There is a knowledge base that can always be consulted first to see if problems being experienced had already been tackled. There are also secured connections on offer, though, that may come at a price of slower access. And not to forget, there is that unlimited VPN access.