In 2020, you just need a VPN. With a VPN you will not only be more secure on the web, you can access content from other countries on sites like Netflix from your country, where it may be blocked. You can even save money when buying online and booking holidays, because your ip-adress is hidden for those websites.
But there are differences between the VPN services. Some are faster, some slower, some are cheaper and some more expensive. In this PureVPN review I will take a look at PureVPN, a well known VPN. But can it actually deliver? In this review, you will see how PureVPN scores on Speed, Ease of Use, Can it access… and of course price.
PureVPN has over 2000 servers in over 140 different countries. For the best speeds you will need to choose a server that’s as close as possible to your real life location. The speeds of PureVPN are good enough for normal internet users to not notice any difference between the VPN and a normal wifi or ethernet connection. If you rely on a superfast connection, PureVPN is probably not the best for you. NordVPN and Cyberghost are most likely a better alternative then.
Can it access…
A big advantage of a VPN is that you can access geoblocked content. Like a series that’s only available in the US on Netflix and you live in the UK. But those content providers are trying to ban VPN connections. Some VPN providers are still able to access these sites, some aren’t.
PureVPN can access most big streaming sites, so you won’t have a problem with that. PureVPN is even able to circumvent the Chinese VPN block, so people in China are able to use PureVPN. You can use a VPN on 10 different devices at the same time with only one account. There are Android and IOS applications available.
Ease of use
Most people don’t want to spend hours figuring out how to set up a VPN. You probably just want to start using it right away.
PureVPN is easy and straightforward to set up, it only takes around 5 minutes. When using the VPN, you can choose between 5 different modes: stream, internet freedom, security/privacy, file-sharing and dedicated IP. With each of these modes, you can use all the features of the VPN, but it will be optimized for that specific feature of the mode. PureVPN is pretty power-hungry, if your PC is good, you do not need to expect any issues. But if you have only 4GB of RAM with an old processor, you might want to look after another VPN.
The customer support isn’t great, if you have a problem or question, you will probably be waiting some time before you get help.
PureVPN‘s price is pretty competitive, first you can try the service for 7 days for only $1. The price is lower, when you buy the service for a longer period.
1 month: $10.95
6 months: $8.33/month
They regularly have discounts, then you are able to buy a VPN for 1 year for the same price as the 6 months pack. With $4.16/months it’s a great deal, but you will need to pay the whole year in advance of course. If you plan on buying for 2 or even 3 years, NordVPN and Cyberghost will be probably cheaper for you.
PureVPN has everything a VPN must have at an attractive price. If you want a VPN that affects your computers performance less or a VPN with good customer support. You probably want to look at NordVPN or Cyberghost.