Most VPNs are basically the same. They make the same promises, have similar features, and do the same basic job.
That’s not a complaint, by the way! It’s good to have competition, and nuance is important.
BUT, every now and then, a VPN comes along that distinguishes itself as a unique contender.
Yep. Speedify is a VPN with a special focus: a focus on combining different types of internet connections seamlessly.
But you might know that quite a few VPNs already offer encryption for data as well as WiFi. This leads to some questions:
Is Speedify offering something new, or a fancy name?
And is that all Speedify is good for, is it a good VPN in other ways as well?
Is it within my budget?
Don’t worry my friends—I’ve tested Speedify thoroughly and I’ve got answers to all those questions, and more.
Why? It’s hard to say exactly why, but I think their branding and origin story are fantastic.
ProtonVPN actually started with ProtonMail, a secure and encrypted mail service. The project was crowdfunded and founded by geniuses at CERN.
ProtonVPN was built to improve protection for people using ProtonMail, but it’s ballooned to become as famous as ProtonMail and is often used completely on its own.
To make matters even MORE heartening, ProtonMail and ProtonVPN BOTH have FREE versions.
Limited, of course, but it sure stands out as a sign of how serious ProtonMail/ProtonVPN are about their goals to protect people’s privacy.
Anyway, it’s pretty clear that at first glance, ProtonVPN seems to be one of the most legitimate VPNs around.
Founded by experts, crowd-sourced for privacy (not for streaming), located in a country known for its strong privacy laws, and providing reputable free software…
Surely, ProtonVPN must be one of the best VPNs in the world, right?
Well, I’ve tested it thoroughly, and I’ve got to say—the picture is a little more complicated. Continue reading
An intense one, as a matter of fact.
Let’s cut to the chase: IPVanish and NordVPN are two of the most famous VPNs. NordVPN in particular is widely acclaimed and may be one of the best-received VPNs out now.
But IPVanish is no slouch either—millions love it.
In fact, it’s probably one of the most popular VPNs around—and I don’t just mean the amount of users it has.
It’s pretty well received:
And it has a reputation for being a great bargain with lower than average prices.
I knew about it, but I thought it was just some tiny VPN that no one used.
And then I saw this on their website:
Now, I’m always skeptical about these numbers. VPNs often count downloads as users—which is pretty inaccurate considering how often people re-install or use multiple devices.
And sometimes, I’ll even have used it before.
Man, I barely knew this existed till recently.
I’ve always been a little put off by the name: what’s the “tor” in TorGuard for?
Because people often confuse VPNs and TOR, I figured it was a sneaky attempt at dragging in less aware customers.
It turns out that the “Tor” does mean something else—but more on that later.
As a matter of fact, I had heard about IPVanish before I really even cared about VPNs—so at least to me, it’s one of the big names.
But is it recognized for its quality? Or is it just recognized?
Imagine if you just end up buying a VPN only to realize you made a wrong purchasing decision.
That sounds terrible right. Such a waste of money.
While you can look at reviews, it still might not let you know if the selected VPN will be the right choice for you.
Wouldn’t it be great if VPN providers give you free trials?