PureVPN is definitely one of the fastest internet services we've seen. They also offer excellent support and are a great option for heavy internet users.Wesley Garrett
PureVPN prides itself for being one of the fastest VPN services in the industry. They offer a reasonably priced service with all the features you will need to enjoy the internet safely and securely.
- Excellent Speeds
- Users Can Pay with PayPal, Bitcoin and even Gift Cards
- Available in 161 Countries
- Android and iOS Apps Available
- Excellent Pricing for Long-Term Subscriptions
- Some Activity is Logged
- No "Quick Start" Feature in App
- No Telephone Support
Setup and Interface
The PureVPN client is available for Windows, Mac and iOS and Android mobile devices. Just download and install the application to connect to their service.
The application is fairly intuitive but not quite as simple as other VPN apps. They don’t offer a simple “Quick Start” feature like other apps. Once you launch the app, you will have to login and then it will present you with options to customize your experience. For example, if you want to watch Netflix, you would select “I want to STREAM.”
Once you select your experience, it will then log you into the VPN service. If you want to change your location, you can do so by either searching for a location or selecting a new experience.
If you have any problems with installing or using PureVPN, you can either access their Support Center on their website or live chat with a support agent.
Features and Specifications
PureVPN has all the features that you’d expect from a VPN service. Some of those features include unlimited data transfer, unlimited server switching, Wi-Fi Security and Firewall, servers in 121 counties, apps for iOS and Android devices and 5 simultaneous logins.
PureVPN boasts 99.99% uptime, which means you will seldom (if ever) experience a global VPN outage on their network. We were able to use PureVPN with all standard internet activities, including gaming, streaming media and downloading torrents.
If you’re a user that likes to hop around a bit on VPN, be mindful that you are limited to 200 sessions in a single day. Exceed that and you will be unable to log back in for that day.
PureVPN claims to be the world’s fastest VPN and from our testing, they have an argument for that fact. Surfing was very quick on most servers and overall speed was among the best we’ve seen.
The one exception for this was streaming video and Netflix. While we were able to do both, they did not default to HD and running HD videos required a bit of buffering. At lower qualities, videos played fine.
Outside of that one hiccup, we were pleasantly surprised by PureVPN’s speed.
For best results, we recommend taking advantage to the customization feature for your desired activity. You can also contact support for recommendations for the best servers to stream from.
PureVPN has one of the largest VPN networks in the world. They have over 500 servers (closer to 600) located in 141 countries. The highest concentration of servers is in Europe with nearly 100 more server than the United States. There are also 80 servers in Asia, 36 in Africa and 34 in Oceania.
This means that you’ll find plenty of server to connect to anywhere in the world, which means faster surfing.
PureVPN offers multiple tools to protect your data and your privacy. In addition to 256-bit data encryption and DDoS protection, PureVPN offers both Wi-Fi and Firewall security for their users.
Overall, PureVPN keeps no logs of your internet activity. The only data that they track is what server you connect to and how much bandwidth you use. While some users don’t even appreciate this level of “tracking,” it is minimal considering how normal internet providers track your usage.
PureVPN is a reasonably priced VPN service with awesome pricing for long-term subscriptions. For those needed a month-to-month arrangement, PureVPN is available for $9.99 monthly.
They offer two long-term deals for those ready to commit to the service. A six-month plan is $47.94 or $7.99 a month. Those wanting an annual plan will save 50%. An annual plan is just 59.88 or $4.99 a month.
PureVPN offers multiple payment options and some you don’t see anywhere else. You can pay with a credit card, PayPal, PaymentWall, Bitpay, CoinPayments, Alipay and Cashu.
One unusual option is paying with gift cards. This only appears available for the annual plan but if you have a gift card from one of the accepted retailers, you can exchange it for VPN service. Contact support for a full list of gift cards you can pay with but it appears that most major retailers are accepted.
Although we didn’t find it clearly stated on the site, PureVPN does offer a 3-day Money Back Guarantee. They presently don’t offer trial access.
PureVPN offers solid support for users seeking answers. Their Support Center offers a searchable knowledge base with answers to just about any question you’ll have about installing, using or troubleshooting your VPN service. At the bottom of the Support Center page is a link to tutorials for setting up your VPN service and much more.
If the Support Center doesn’t answer your questions, PureVPN offers 24/7 Live Chat support. Their staff is very knowledgeable in the product. We will note that it took several minutes for a staff member to answer our chat request, but once they did, their support was world-class.
Our only real knock against their support is lack of live telephone support. That’s the only piece of their support puzzle currently missing.
Many VPN services claim to offer the best speeds but often falls short. PureVPN is one of the few services that gives you the speed you need along with strong security and 99.9% uptime. Couple that with fantastic tech support and PureVPN is an excellent option for all VPN users.