VPN Unlimited is fairly unrecognized compared to some of the big boys in the game but undeservingly so. The app has gained traction and recognition by online giants like the PCmag and others. It has some unique features that deserve closer investigation and consideration.
VPN Unlimited Features
- Ability to bypass geo-blocking
- 7-day full-featured trial
- Up to 5 or 10 devices per account
- Unlimited traffic and connection speed
- OpenVPN, L2TP/IPSec, IKEv2, KeepSolid Wise protocols
- Military-grade AES 256-bit encryption
- 24/7 email and instant live chat support
- Proprietary apps for all platforms
- Torrent (P2P) servers
- 400+ servers in 80+ locations
- Zero-log policy
- Extra features available (Personal server, personal static IP, more devices, etc)
VPN Unlimited seems to have most of the boxes checked. It uses the AES 256-bit encryption that seems to become a standard but still, not all VPNs have it. The top-grade AES-256 encryption keeps your online sensitive data safe so no cyber criminal can sneak up on you.
VPN Unlimited has the KeepSolid Wise feature that is supposed to mask you traffic to look like any normal internet activity so your ISP or any other service provider (like Netflix, Hulu, BBC etc) can`t tell that you use a VPN.
Thanks to using the TCP 443 and UDP 443 ports, and with the OpenVPN protocol forming its backbone, our new stealth technology becomes extremely difficult to detect and block. Now, your VPN traffic appears like an innocent-looking transformed traffic instead, e.g. standard HTTPS.https://www.vpnunlimitedapp.com/en/info/specials/keepsolid-wise
KeepSolid Wise is available for iOS 10 or later, Android, Windows, macOS, and Linux devices at no additional cost to you.
This is a handy feature since some ISPs limit the connection speeds if they detect a VPN. Some countries try hard to block any VN usage so if you reside in or travel to countries like China, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Indonesia or India this features can really help you out. Turning the KeepSolid Wise mode on (from the Settings ) can cause a slight decrease in performance but that should be minimal. The feature comes with no extra cost.
VPN Unlimited naturally works with the most common devices but it also supports gaming devices. This grants you access to geo-restricted content like MMOs, PSN Exclusives and Xbox Live events. You can also set your VPN up on your router protecting all your home devices.
- Windows Phone
- Chrome and Firefox Extension
- Playstation 3, 4, Vita
- Xbox One, 360
- Nintendo Wii, Wii U
- Smart TVs
Installation and app usage
Installation is as easy as it can be and any home user can set it up. If you plan to install VPN Unlimited on your router or a gaming device you might want to check the INFO section for detailed manuals. The knowledge base is well organized and finding the right guide is easy. You have step-by-step walkthroughs with images for every step so there should be no issues getting started. If you get stuck you can pop open the online chat widget and ask for help.
The mobile apps have 4.1 and 4.5 stars in Google Play Store and in the App Store so the user feedback looks good.
Windows app is clean and easy to use. If you don`t have a specific server preference the Optimal connection picks the best one for you. The only gripe I have is that once connected you don`t know which server it picked for you.
If you want to select a specific location you can browse the servers by Favorites, All Servers, Torrent, and Streaming. The Favorites lists the servers you have marked manually as your favorites or the most recent ones you have connected to. The All servers list is broken down into Recommended and All.
VPN Unlimited has 5 Torrent servers and in this case, they are all geographically far away. The strange thing is that when conducting the torrent speed test, the torrent optimized server killed the download completely. A regular server in Finland though performed well.
The Streaming servers seem to be working as supposed to and the Netflix and BBC player servers that we tested did what they were supposed to do.
VPN Unlimited EXTRAS
You can add special features to your account if you are a more advanced user and know what you need from a VPN. VPN Unlimited offers four additional features for an extra cost to improve the offering.
A personal server gives you a clean personal IP address and guarantees a faster connection (you don’t need to share the server). This feature might be very appealing to gamers who depend on fast connection speeds. You can choose a region for the personal server either in the Americas, Europe or Asia&Pacific. Adding a personal servers sets you back 19.99 per month.
Personal Static IP
Get a unique, clear personal IP address in the selected country that will be used only by you. If you share an IP you have no control over the other users – they might be spamming forums or getting banned from various social networks and if you share the same IP you will suffer the same consequences. A Personal IP means extra protection to your sensitive information and prevents you from getting blocked online.
The standard license allows up to 5 devices to be connected simultaneously. You can pick a 10-device plan that increases the monthly payment of a 3-year plan from $ 2.78 to $4.17 or you can add devices on by one. The cost of an additional device is $0.99
You can share your account with your family, co-workers or friends with the regular account also, but you are limited to 5(or 10) devices. What if you need more? The Teams&Family option offers up to 15 devices per account and has the account management option to make sure all your family or team members are covered.
VPN Unlimited Speed Test
What surprised us during the tests was the relatively slow server speeds with the Optimal connection to Estonian server. The closest server we could possibly connect to and we saw a drop of 9.5 and 21.6 percent in download and in upload. It’s not a huge drop in speeds but some of the competing VPNs have shown almost no decrease in speeds when connecting to servers so close. NordVPN, for example, had a steady 2% drop connecting to Finland.
US servers in our test (both on the east coast and on the west coast) showed good results and 59.63% drop is expected for servers this far away.
South Korean server suffered the biggest drop and had consistently over 90% decrease. Some tests came back with a 98% decrease which is a lot.
The torrent test had strange results as the dedicated torrent server killed the download completely. Picking a random server close by worked fine and the speed decrease was quite standard.
Overall, the speed test showed mixed results. Some servers performed well but there where disappointing results for South Korea and Estonian server. The torrent test had questionable results also.
If you want to make sure the servers you need to perform well we highly recommend testing the service out first.
One major aspect in choosing a VPN provider is the quality of their support line. We tested both the online 24/7 chat and the email support responsiveness. A few technical questions got adequate answers and the chat support response time was immediate. If you prefer going through the manuals yourself or troubleshooting an issue you might have the INFO section is well organized and you will for sure get all the answers from that yourself.
VPN Unlimited has a unique addition to the regular pricing model. You can go for the standard month plan or choose a one or a three-year plan but you can also gram the Lifetime license for $199.99.
The three-year plan costs just $2.78 per month making VPN Unlimited one of the cheapest options out there. But if you go for the lifetime license you might save even more and you never have to worry about license renewal ever again. If you have tested the service out and are happy the lifetime license might be a great option for you.
VPN Unlimited definitely has some interesting things going on for it. The customizable options like the ability to add devices is a great thing and the ability to get the Team account is something that not a lot of VPN providers offer. However, the speed tests had some unusual results so we suggest trying it out first to make sure the servers you most care about are performing well.
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