The internet is a dangerous place these days, and it’s unwise to venture out into it without proper protection: an ad blocker, a firewall, a malware detector, and a VPN.
VPN Unlimited promises to provide you with the latter in the best way possible. Along with the standard encryption and location-masking that VPNs are known for, you’ll get user-friendly apps for all your devices, lightning-fast speeds, and supreme streaming capabilities – or so the marketing copy claims.
But do these selling points hold up in real life, or are they just there for shelf appeal?
Our VPN Unlimited review aims to find out. We’ll dig deep into every aspect of this VPN and help you figure out if it’s worth your time, money and trust.
VPN Unlimited Features
- 400+ servers in 56 countries
- AES 256-bit encryption
- VPN Unlimited service allows for the simultaneous use of up to 5 different devices
- With over 400 potential connections available, your internet is fast
- All major platforms are supported for ease of use
- DNS firewall to protect your computer against malware
- Budget pricing that gets extraordinary when you purchase a multi-year plan
If You’re In a Rush and Just Want Our Concise Opinion …
Whether you’re trying to veg out and binge-watch Netflix, stay secure as you travel the globe or simply exercise your right to privacy, VPN Unlimited has what you need: special streaming servers, exclusive protocols, and super-fast speeds.
About VPN Unlimited
VPN Unlimited was founded in 2013 by KeepSolid, a Ukrainian software company that develops security and productivity apps. Though its origins are in Ukraine, VPN Unlimited is incorporated in New York and, for legal purposes, is an American company (see the “Jurisdiction” section later in the review for more on this).
Founders Vasily Ivanov and Oleg Bocharnikov created VPN Unlimited with the goal of providing users with unrestricted access to the full and open internet while affording them maximum personal privacy.
VPN Unlimited Usability
Some VPN providers load their websites up with lengthy articles about each and every feature, often getting so technical as to confuse non-techie readers; others are so sparse on information that you’re lucky to get a sentence or two about most topics. VPN Unlimited falls somewhere in the middle, balancing the requisite sales pitches (it’s a business, after all) with in-depth feature descriptions and informational articles regarding privacy and security.
You won’t find anything too dense here, so don’t go looking for bit-by-bit breakdowns of encryption algorithms or detailed histories of VPN protocols, but the available content should serve as an excellent VPN primer for newbies or a refresher for novices. There are also plenty of VPN Unlimited-specific articles, such as how to access various streaming sites and guides for features like the kill switch and network whitelist.
Versatility is an important aspect of any VPN; what’s the use in paying for a service that you can’t use on all your devices? VPN Unlimited offers standalone apps for all of the most popular devices plus some of the less-popular ones, along with manual configuration guides for many others that don’t support third-party apps.
Desktop apps are available for macOS and Windows; all Windows versions from XP SP3 onward are supported, which is surprising given that even Microsoft itself hasn’t supported Windows XP in years. A full-featured app is also available for Linux users running Debian or Ubuntu, another surprising inclusion as the vast majority of Linux VPN apps are simply command-line repositories rather than standalone programs with GUIs.
On the mobile end of things, VPN Unlimited provides apps for Android, iOS and Windows Phone. Browser extensions are available for Chrome, Firefox and Opera.
Other devices don’t have their own VPN Unlimited apps, but you can still configure them manually to use the VPN, and VPN Unlimited provides easy-to-follow guides for many of the most common ones. Streaming boxes like Apple TV and Roku, Synology NAS systems and routers are all covered by these guides, so you should have no trouble getting your VPN up and running on all of your internet-connected devices.
VPN Unlimited’s apps are some of its best assets: they’re lovely to look at and straightforward to use while still providing all the necessary functionality.
Open the app and you’ll see a map of the world, with an arrow indicating your current location based on your IP address. The map is mostly eye candy on the desktop apps, but it serves as a location picker on the mobile apps: you can zoom, pan and connect to a server without leaving the home screen.
Under the map, a Start button provides you with an easy way to get secured by connecting you to the nearest server automatically. Alternatively, you can open up the server list and browse all the offerings alphabetically; this also allows you to see each server’s current load and, if you choose, run a latency test on each one so you can make your selection based on ping time.
If you’ve got a particular task in mind, the app’s Specialty server labels could save you a ton of trial and error. They highlight the best servers for torrenting, Netflix, Hulu and other uses; you can also see all the streaming servers grouped together in one place by opening the “Streaming” tab in the server list.
When you’ve found a server you like, you can save it to your Favorites list for easy access later on.
The Settings page allows you to switch protocols and configure automatic startup behavior. The latter option is particularly robust on the mobile apps – you can have the app connect automatically on all networks, on all (or some) WiFi networks or on mobile data.
A simple feature that’s often absent from VPN apps is the ability to compile a “whitelist” of trusted networks that, when connected to, don’t initiate the VPN’s automatic connection process. Thankfully, it’s present in VPN Unlimited’s apps, so you can utilize your full internet connection at home and work while still enjoying the automatic protection of the VPN on other networks.
Desktop users get two additional options: DNS leak protection and a kill switch. The kill switch is also present in the iOS app, but it only works with certain protocols; it’s not included in the Android app at all (see the “Kill Switch” section below for more).
Usability Score: 4.5 / 5
As far as user experience goes, VPN Unlimited has hit a home run. From the well-balanced website to the comprehensive consortium of apps, everything is nicely designed and a breeze to use.
We especially like the attention that VPN Unlimited has paid to the less-popular OSes and devices that other providers typically deprioritize or ignore altogether. Linux users in particular get a rare treat in the form of a VPN client with a GUI – at last, no more command-line configuration!
While some of the settings, like the auto-start behavior and network whitelist, are fleshed out nicely, there are a few areas that could use a little more attention. We’d like to see more types of leak protection added, and for it to be available on all platforms; it would also be nice to see features like split tunneling included so you can further customize your VPN experience.
VPN Unlimited Performance
Servers and Locations
VPN Unlimited hosts over 400 servers in 56 countries. Of these countries, four – the USA, Canada, the UK and India – have servers in multiple locations to ensure adequate geographic coverage.
Europe and North America have the most servers, followed by Asia. Oceania, Africa and South America have two locations apiece, which may not sound like much but is pretty typical for high-end VPNs and far more than most other providers offer.
The USA and the UK each have servers dedicated to streaming; the American streaming server can handle Netflix, HBO Go, ESPN+ and Hulu, while the UK server is devoted to BBC iPlayer. This has several benefits: other servers experience less load (streaming is a bandwidth-intensive task) and VPN Unlimited can easily load the streaming servers up with new IP addresses that haven’t been blocked by streaming sites.
It’s worth noting that VPN Unlimited has servers in two countries with highly restrictive internet laws: Belarus and Turkey. This is excellent news for citizens of those countries, particularly activists and journalists who oppose internet censorship; while VPNs are more necessary there than perhaps anywhere else, it’s rare to find a VPN provider that offers servers there.
One thing we found disappointing was the fact that VPN Unlimited doesn’t state whether any of its servers are virtual servers (partitions of a single physical server that can provide IP addresses from a different country than their actual location). However, geolocation tests performed by TechRadar revealed that VPN Unlimited’s servers all appear to be located where they claim to be, eliminating the main concern about virtual servers: that they transport your data where you don’t expect it.
Some speed loss is inevitable when you use a VPN. Since your data needs to make an extra stop at the VPN server before and after reaching its destination, it’s highly unlikely that you’ll reach your full internet speed, regardless of which provider you choose.
It’s not just server distance that plays a role, either. Your computer’s hardware could limit encryption and decryption speeds, your ISP could throttle your base connection during peak load times, your data could be routed through an area with poor infrastructure on its way to the server… basically, there’s no way to tell for sure what your speeds will be like with a VPN.
However, all of the top VPNs we’ve reviewed have several things in common when it comes to speeds, and we use these as a metric when evaluating other VPNs.
Your speed when connecting to a nearby server should be between 80-100% of your base speed, and speeds on distant servers in North America or Europe should be within 50% of your base speed. Servers in regions like Southeast Asia and Africa, where internet speeds are generally lower overall, should still deliver speeds above 5Mbps or so – enough to handle basic web browsing and small file downloads with minimal delays.
VPN Unlimited meets the first standard with ease. You can expect North American and European servers to deliver speeds within 60% of your normal speed, even from across the pond; on local servers, that figure is closer to 90%.
On a typical home connection of 50-100Mbps, this speed difference will hardly be noticeable, even if you’re performing demanding tasks. For instance, Netflix recommends a minimum connection speed of 25Mbps for streaming 4K Ultra HD video – a speed you should have no trouble achieving and exceeding with VPN Unlimited’s servers.
What’s more, speeds are consistent across servers within a country, suggesting a strong and reliable array of hardware on VPN Unlimited’s end. Servers on opposite ends of the USA clock in within 5Mbps of each other, which is far less variation than we’ve seen from most other providers.
Even distant locations achieve excellent speeds, including ones in countries like Singapore that typically perform poorly in VPN speed tests. On a 75Mbps base connection, you’re unlikely to see your speeds drop below 20Mbps regardless of your server choice; considering the breadth of VPN Unlimited’s coverage, that’s saying a lot.
On one hand, it seems only natural that Netflix, Hulu and their ilk are giving VPN users as hard of a time as possible. Their ability to provide content is contingent on their adherence to the licensing restrictions put in place by the owners of the content, which typically limit availability to certain countries.
On the other hand, these restrictions prevent travelers and expats from accessing content from their countries, and are so broadly implemented that they sometimes misidentify regular users as proxy users. And even if you don’t fall into one of these categories, you wouldn’t be alone in simply wanting to use a VPN to watch international TV shows, foreign films and other content that’s caught up in the streaming copyright wars.
VPN Unlimited prides itself on its ability to continually elude the streaming site blacklists, going so far as to offer specialized servers for streaming US Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, ESPN+ and BBC iPlayer. These servers are optimized for streaming performance (and minimal detectability) and are frequently resupplied with fresh IP addresses that haven’t been identified and banned by streaming sites.
While you may get a very occasional error message when using these servers, for the most part they do exactly what they claim to: provide unfettered access to their respective streaming sites.
That’s not to say that the rest of VPN Unlimited’s servers are no good for streaming. You’ll need to do more experimenting on your own, and success isn’t as likely as it is with the dedicated streaming servers, but users have reported that they’ve accessed US and Canadian Netflix as well as BBC iPlayer on VPN Unlimited’s regular servers as well.
If you intend to use your VPN to stream from these sites, you’ll no doubt appreciate the convenience and reliability of VPN Unlimited’s streaming servers. We hope to see more of these servers optimized for other sites, such as international Netflix, in the future.
Performance Score: 4.5 / 5
Again, VPN Unlimited continues to impress us. Performance-wise, we found only a couple of minor faults with this well-balanced, ultra-reliable VPN.
The theme here appears to be quality over quantity: other providers offer thousands of servers in over a hundred countries, but with middling speeds and luck-of-the-draw streaming capabilities. VPN Unlimited’s 400 servers may not sound like much by comparison, but they’re nicely distributed and consistently deliver excellent speeds regardless of location.
Two of VPN Unlimited’s qualities make it really stand out: its servers in Belarus and Turkey and its specialized streaming servers. However, there’s still room for improvement in one area: transparency regarding virtual servers.
While it doesn’t appear that VPN Unlimited uses virtual servers (or at least doesn’t use ones with altered locations), most of its competitors are open about their usage, and the radio silence from VPN Unlimited might make some privacy-oriented users a little concerned about where their data goes.
VPN Unlimited Security
A VPN is only as secure as its protocol – the nitty-gritty technical processes by which your data is encrypted and transmitted. VPN Unlimited offers three basic protocols; by default, the app chooses the protocol that it deems most appropriate for your connection, but you can also change it manually on most devices to suit your needs.
It may seem paradoxical that an open-source VPN protocol is actually the most tightly locked-down, but it’s true: thanks to its ongoing community-sourced bug fixes and improvements, OpenVPN is widely considered the best protocol for the security-conscious. It uses AES-256 encryption – the standard pick in the cybersecurity industry, renowned for its complex keys that would take billions of years to brute-force – and is optimized to run smoothly and speedily on all types of devices.
OpenVPN can be configured to use either UDP (for maximum speed when data integrity and firewalls aren’t issues) or TCP (for when you’re willing to sacrifice a little speed in exchange for fewer errors and a less conspicuous connection).
VPN Unlimited offers OpenVPN on Android, iOS, Windows, macOS and Linux. One caveat is that it’s not included in the Windows Store version of the Windows app due to Microsoft’s app store restrictions, so you’ll need to use the standalone version to use OpenVPN.
We’re pleased to see that VPN Unlimited has jumped through Apple’s hoops in order to offer OpenVPN on the iOS app. Apple won’t approve apps that include OpenVPN unless they comply with very strict requirements, so most providers simply omit the protocol from their iOS apps, leaving iPhone users without access to this excellent protocol.
When OpenVPN isn’t an option, IKEv2/IPsec is the next best choice. It uses the same AES-256 encryption as OpenVPN and, in some cases, is faster than it as well; it’s a popular choice for mobile devices as it’s able to handle switching between WiFi and mobile data networks without dropping the VPN connection.
However, there are two downsides to IKEv2/IPsec, and both relate to its use of UDP port 500. While this port is great for high speeds and reduced latency, it’s more susceptible to dropped packets as there’s no error-checking employed on it, and it’s also blocked by many firewalls and network administrators who use it to identify VPN traffic.
VPN Unlimited uses IKEv2/IPsec by default on its macOS and Windows Store apps; it’s the only protocol available on the latter. You can also elect to use it on Android, standalone Windows, iOS and Linux.
OpenVPN and IKEv2/IPsec are relative newcomers to the VPN protocol scene. For devices and OSes created before the arrival of these two protocols, the best choice is L2TP/IPsec.
L2TP handles the tunnel connection while IPsec handles the encryption and authentication. IPsec uses AES-256 encryption, so it’s theoretically ultra-secure, but a connection is only as strong as its weakest link, which in this case is L2TP.
Documents released by Edward Snowden suggest that the NSA has managed to crack L2TP, potentially leaving your data vulnerable to exposure and surveillance. While this hasn’t been confirmed, it’s better to be safe than sorry, and there are other downsides to L2TP/IPsec as well: it can be slow and is susceptible to the same firewall blocks as IKEv2/IPsec since it uses UDP port 500.
L2TP/IPsec is the default (and only) protocol available on VPN Unlimited’s Windows Phone app. It’s also the only protocol that’s supported by older versions of iOS and macOS, so it’s an option in those apps as well.
As you may have gleaned from the previous section, firewalls and network administrators can really put a damper in your VPN experience. By scanning certain ports for certain patterns of data associated with VPNs, or by blocking traffic on those ports entirely, they’re able to detect and prevent VPN usage.
You’re especially likely to encounter this problem at work and on public networks. Your office’s network administrator wants to be able to keep an eye on your internet activity to make sure you’re not slacking off, which can’t be done when you use a VPN; public networks like to block ports associated with gaming and video chatting to ward off bandwidth moochers, but these ports happen to be used by many VPN protocols as well.
These VPN detection methods are also employed by restrictive governments to enforce their internet censorship. China, Russia, Iran, the UAE and many other countries prohibit and block VPNs so their citizens don’t access unapproved websites, which range from Facebook and Twitter to Wikipedia to foreign news sources like the BBC.
VPN Unlimited provides you with a tool to get around all of these blocks: KeepSolid Wise. It obfuscates the metadata carried by your data packets, preventing the powers that be from using deep packet inspection (DPI) to identify VPN traffic; it also uses TCP port 443 and UDP port 443, the same ports used by regular HTTPS web traffic, to hide your VPN usage in plain sight.
Though VPN Unlimited includes KeepSolid Wise in its protocol options and describes it as a protocol, it’s perhaps more appropriate to think of it as a separate feature to be used when you need extra obfuscation. It’s essentially OpenVPN with a few proprietary modifications, so you get all the benefits of OpenVPN and then some.
KeepSolid Wise is available on Android, iOS, macOS, Linux and the standalone Windows app. As with regular OpenVPN, you can choose whether it uses TCP (for data integrity) or UDP (for speed).
It’s never fun when your internet connection drops, but it’s particularly bad when your VPN connection drops. Your browser and other apps will simply revert to using your unsecured connection, often without notice, which means that by the time you realize you’re not protected, you’ve already revealed your true IP address and transmitted unencrypted data.
You can prevent this by enabling VPN Unlimited’s kill switch, which cuts off all internet traffic when the VPN disconnects. It’s an option in the apps for iOS, macOS and Windows (only on Windows 7 and up; sorry, Vista and XP users, but until you upgrade your OS, you’ve got bigger security issues than a lack of kill switch anyway).
VPN Unlimited’s Android app does include a kill switch option, but it’s simply a shortcut for the built-in system kill switch on Android 8 and up. If you’re running an older version of Android, you’re out of luck here, though we wish that wasn’t the case.
Some users have reported that although the kill switch works, there’s a slight delay in between the connection dropping and the kill switch activating. During this period of a second or two, your regular internet connection remains active, potentially making your IP address and other data visible.
This doesn’t appear to happen all the time, and it’s not clear why it occurs or if it’s been fixed in recent versions of the app. Before you set it and forget it, we recommend testing the kill switch by interrupting your VPN connection and immediately loading an IP address checker to see if your real one is displayed.
Security Score: 4 / 5
VPN Unlimited earns our kudos for making security simple and accessible to all. It’s always a pleasant surprise when a VPN app for iOS includes OpenVPN support, but it’s one we don’t experience very often; hopefully more providers follow VPN Unlimited’s lead here.
The KeepSolid Wise obfuscation feature is a boon for everyone from office workers trying to while away their lunch break to free speech activists trying to evade detection by authoritarian governments. Again, we’re happy to see it included in most of VPN Unlimited’s apps, as similar obfuscation features from other providers tend to be restricted to just a couple of OSes.
However, we’re a little disappointed with the kill switch, which leaves many Android users unprotected and, according to some users, takes a second too long to start working as it should. A kill switch is pretty much standard-issue for VPNs these days, so we hope VPN Unlimited makes some improvements to its implementation of this feature soon.
VPN Unlimited Privacy and Policies
Though its founders are Ukrainian and development takes place in Ukraine, VPN Unlimited’s legal jurisdiction is the USA.
This probably sounds like bad news if you’re familiar with the current state of internet privacy. For starters, the USA is arguably the most powerful member of the Five Eyes international surveillance alliance, with its infamously invasive NSA databases forming the main attraction of this exclusive and secretive group.
Many of the practices the NSA uses to compile these databases are arguably (or definitively) illegal, such as forcing internet companies to provide backdoor access to their servers and networks, requesting that other nations spy on American citizens and monitoring email, phone and text communications without rhyme or reason.
While the last thing you want is for your VPN data to end up in the hands of the NSA, the reality is that there wouldn’t be much use for it anyway. Because your traffic is encrypted, and because the NSA has not broken AES-256 encryption, the only thing the government would see is a long string of gibberish characters.
Additionally, the USA has no mandatory data retention laws, so VPN Unlimited isn’t legally required to keep any records of your activity, encrypted or not.
In short, despite its location and the stigma that’s now associated with American tech companies, VPN Unlimited can only hand over the data it possesses; you can’t draw blood from a stone. This data, as we’re about to see, doesn’t amount to much.
This umbrella policy gives the impression that VPN Unlimited stores data that most VPN users don’t approve of. But much of the policy doesn’t actually apply to VPN Unlimited, and the company clarifies this in its VPN-specific data usage regulations.
This document clarifies that VPN Unlimited only permanently stores two pieces of data: your email address (for account ID purposes) and your device name or code (for enforcing simultaneous connection limits). If you choose to connect your VPN Unlimited app to a social media account, that information is also stored within the app only, not on VPN Unlimited’s servers.
Your real IP address is stored only for the length of your VPN session and erased as soon as you disconnect; it’s used only to determine your nearest server, perform latency tests and carry out other in-app functions that require your location to work properly. VPN Unlimited also collects (but doesn’t store) your OS, language, time zone, connection type and WiFi name for telemetry purposes.
We’re not big fans of the telemetry-related data collection, but VPN Unlimited is far from the only provider to collect this type of data; in fact, many other companies collect more information for “tech support” purposes. For instance, it’s not uncommon for providers to keep a record of your bandwidth usage, connection dates and the servers you connect to, none of which VPN Unlimited collects.
While VPN Unlimited certainly doesn’t condemn torrenting, it’s not the biggest fan of filesharing, either.
Torrenting is limited to five servers: US-California, Canada-Ontario, Luxembourg, France and Romania. These servers are labeled as such in the app and VPN Unlimited states that, if they become overloaded, speeds may be limited temporarily.
Most VPN providers allow torrenting on all their servers, so it’s a bit of a shame that VPN Unlimited doesn’t do so as well. If you’re a frequent torrenter or don’t live nearby one of the five torrenting servers, VPN Unlimited may not be for you.
Privacy and Policies Score: 3.5 / 5
VPN Unlimited has been maligned in the past for its logging policy and location, but upon closer inspection of the policies, much of the criticism has been based on misunderstandings. The USA isn’t our first choice for a VPN jurisdiction – that distinction would most likely go to a country like Switzerland or Panama, where personal and corporate privacy protections reign supreme – but many of the concerns associated with it are rendered moot by the data encryption provided by VPN Unlimited.
Data collection is pretty much on par with that of other VPN providers, with most of it being performed for telemetry purposes and very little of it being stored for any length of time. It’s something we could do without, but most companies want to collect this sort of data for in-house analytics, and VPN Unlimited makes it clear that it’s deleted as soon as it’s processed.
While we’re glad that VPN Unlimited allows torrenting at all, we’re a little disappointed that it’s so restricted. The five torrenting servers, though somewhat diverse, don’t come close to global coverage, which is sure to leave torrenters in Asia, Oceania and South America dealing with reduced speeds (and torrenters elsewhere dealing with overloaded P2P servers).
VPN Unlimited Service and Value
VPN customer support tends to be pretty lacking, with formulaic live chat assistance and email support that takes hours to conclude. But VPN Unlimited rises above the stereotype, providing speedy and helpful customer support.
Customer support is carried out only via email. You can initiate a conversation either by using the contact form on the website or by emailing the support team directly; whichever you choose, your response will arrive in the form of an email.
Responses to support queries usually arrive within an hour or two, often within minutes. The customer service reps are friendly and provide individualized responses rather than non-answers pulled from a script and links to FAQs you’ve already read.
Pricing and Payment
VPN Unlimited offers a seven-day free trial so you can test it out before committing to a paid plan. Somewhat confusingly, KeepSolid also runs VPN Lite, a free VPN for macOS, iOS and Android that restricts you to one server and offers its own paid plans that are completely separate from VPN Unlimited; we won’t be covering it here as it’s a different product altogether.
Two basic service tiers are available from VPN Unlimited: five simultaneous devices or ten simultaneous devices. Both tiers include unlimited bandwidth and uncapped speeds.
The five device plan will cost you $9.99 a month if you pay monthly, $5 a month if you pay annually, $2.78 a month if you pay for three years and $199.99 for a lifetime subscription. The ten device plan will cost you $14.99 a month if you pay monthly, $7.50 a month if you pay annually, $4.17 a month if you pay for three years and $299.99 for a lifetime subscription.
VPN Unlimited handles simultaneous connections much differently than most other providers; rather than allowing you to run the VPN on five devices at the same time, you’re allowed to run it on five devices period. Each new device you use the VPN on occupies one device slot whether it’s being used or not, and when you hit the limit, you must deauthorize a device in order to add a new one (you’re only allowed to do this a few times a month).
You’re able to purchase additional device slots, up to a maximum of 15. These cost $0.99 a month for one, $2.99 a month for five and $5.99 a month for 10; if you pay yearly, these prices drop to $0.83 a month, $2.49 a month and $4.99 a month, respectively, and you can permanently add five devices for a one-time charge of $99.99.
VPN Unlimited offers static IP addresses from Canada, Germany, France, India, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA for $14.99 per month, with the price dropping to $12.50 per month if you pay annually. This price does not include the required base VPN plan and you’re limited to 1TB of data per month if you use a static IP.
Should you need a personal VPN server, which comes with a static IP and provides you with your own exclusive 1Gbps connection, VPN Unlimited can provide you with one in most European countries, Canada, the USA, Australia, Singapore, Japan or India. Some of these servers have monthly data caps of one, two or three terabytes (depending on how much you pay), while others don’t; New York, Belgium and Finland are a few of the countries without data caps.
Monthly prices range from $24.99 a month for the 1TB plan to $49.99 a month for the 3TB plan, with discounts for annual payments and the option to pay $499.99 for a lifetime subscription. If you select a server with unlimited data, you don’t get a static IP address and your connection speed is reduced to 100Mbps, but you do get 2GB of RAM and a single-core CPU; it’ll cost you $28.99 a month paid monthly or $24.17 a month paid annually.
Payment can be made via Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, Amazon, Bitcoin, gift cards or in-app purchases from iTunes and the Google Play Store.
Service and Value Score: 3.5 / 5
VPN Unlimited has some of the best customer support we’ve seen from any provider, and prices are slightly below average; we also appreciate that you can pay anonymously through Bitcoin or retailer gift cards. Its extra offerings can be a bit overwhelming, both in quantity and in price, but you’ll know if you need them and if you don’t, they’re easy enough to ignore.
However, the way VPN Unlimited structures its device limits is unorthodox and, in our opinion, unnecessary. The vast majority of VPN providers set simultaneous connection limits rather than authorized device limits; there are good ways to set yourself apart from competitors, but this isn’t one of them.
Final Score: 4 / 5
VPN Unlimited surprised us in many ways, most of them pleasant. It’s a fantastic option for Linux and iOS users – the former get one of the industry’s only full-featured Linux VPN apps, while the latter get access to OpenVPN.
Speeds and streaming are both excellent, as is geographic diversity, so binge-watchers and globetrotters will find a lot to like here. While some features, like the kill switch and the torrent restrictions, leave something to be desired, they’re few and far between.
We always appreciate anonymous payment options and fair prices, both of which are present here, but the device limits left us unsatisfied and a bit confused. On the other hand, the exceptional customer service and overall user experience provide some reassurance and will likely be of great value to VPN newbies and casual users.
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Which VPNs Offer Dedicated Streaming Servers?
These days, the most reliable way to watch Netflix with a VPN is to use a dedicated streaming server that’s optimized for minimal buffering and regularly replenished with clean, unbanned IPs. Companies like VPN Unlimited and VPNArea provide these servers for many streaming sites, including BBC iPlayer and Hulu.
What is the Best VPN for Avoiding Censorship?
Whether you live in a country that prohibits access to the full and open internet, like China or Russia or are just visiting, a VPN is an essential tool – as long as it’s not blocked, too. Some providers, including VyprVPN and VPN Unlimited, offer special obfuscation tools that allow you to circumvent VPN blocks and view the internet the way it was meant to be seen.