New VPN service providers are hitting the market with one common promise of providing pure VPN connections. New VPN players however often find it difficult to compete against more established VPN providers as most VPN customers already trust and are satisfied with the kind of service they are getting.
VPN Creative is where we give the spotlight to all VPN service providers. This time, we’re going to give SaferVPN (http://www.safervpn.com) a test run. Let’s see if this VPN provider performs up to par with the more reliable providers in the industry today. Is SaferVPN a safer choice for a VPN service? Let’s find out.
As far as pricing goes, SaferVPN offers more affordable rates than the competition. The VPN company is offering $7.99 for a month’s subscription, allowing one device connected at a time. There is also a plan for multiple connections. At $16.99 per month, users can connect three devices simultaneously. There is also a Small Business VPN package that allows for up to seven connections.
A trial account is available for those who are looking to give the service a try before purchasing any subscription. The trial account will only be valid or active for 24 hours from the account sign up.
Subscriptions can be paid via third party payment providers: PayPal, Bitcoin, Skrill, online transfer, Alipay, WebMoney, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. All SaferVPN plans comes with a 15 day money back guarantee policy.
Installation & Configuration
To get started using SaferVPN, here’s how to install the VPN client on your PC or mobile device. SaferVPN will work on a Windows, Max, iOS and Android platforms.
Installing the VPN client is straight forward that even a non-tech person can do it without hassle. After downloading the software, simply double-click on it to start the installation process. The entire installation procedure should only take a couple of minutes. Guides for manual installation are also available on the website.
Even the VPN’s software is impressive. The client app is simple, neat and gets the job done right away. Log in from the client app with the login details you used to sign up for the VPN service.
The SaferVPN application lets you connect to the location you prefer. SaferVPN has numerous selections of servers. The VPN company has server presence in 22 countries namely in Singapore, Netherlands, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Brazil, Israel, Italy, Japan, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States, Hong Kong, United Kingdom and Austria.
On the VPN application, there is also an option on what VPN protocol to use. SaferVPN supports OpenVPN, L2TP/IPSec and PPTP. By default, the VPN client app is set to Automatic which connects to OpenVPN but can fallback to either L2TP or PPTP when a local restriction ever occurs.
The app also has a function to run a speed test and create a support ticket.
SaferVPN has a prompt live chat support when we tried it during morning time CST. However, we didn’t get the same promptness when we contacted support at a later time of the day. So, we’re assuming that the customer support is not available 24/7.
The other way to contact customer support is by submitting a ticket. A knowledge base is also available on the website wherein solutions to common problems are detailed.
- A time stamp when you connect and disconnect to our VPN service;
- The amount of data transmitted (upload and download) during your session;
- The IP address used by you to connect to our VPN;
- The IP address of the individual VPN server used by you.
SaferVPN explains that it collects such data in order to monitor the use of the VPN network for technical and maintenance purposes, to prevent fraudulent activities and to prevent abuse and spamming practices.
SaferVPN Review Conclusion
We had our doubts when we first heard about SaferVPN. But after testing the service, we can say that it’s one of the most effective VPN services that we have tried so far. We were looking for some flaws with the VPN service but we didn’t encounter any problems. VPN connections were stable and impressively fast.
Overall, we are extremely pleased and surprised with how SaferVPN performed during our test. We’d be happy to recommend it to anyone looking for an affordable and reliable VPN service.