FrootVPN Review 2017

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Pros

  • 20+ Servers in 4 Major Locations
  • High Speed Infrastructure
  • Offers 3 Tunneling Protocols (OpenVPN, PPTP and L2TP/IPSec)
  • 3 Simultaneous Connections
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Multiplatform service (Windows, Mac, Unix/Linux systems, iOS, Android).
  • Offers 2048 Bit Encryption Keys for Certificate Authentication
  • 99% Server Uptime Guaranteed
  • No Activity Logging Policy
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
  • Email Support Offered

Cons

  • Logs basic user information for service delivery
  • Limited Number of Servers
  • Fewer Encryption Protocol
  • No Live Chat
  • Fewer locations to connect to

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Introduction

Founded in 2014, FrootVPN makes its mission to protect privacy centric users against rising cyber threats, hackers and State-Sponsored Surveillance. Equipped with a leading security infrastructure, FrootVPN strives to deliver fast, reliable and easy-to-use VPN connectivity to subscribers.

Currently FrootVPN operates under the jurisdiction of Sweden. Our exclusive FrootVPN review covers all the key aspects which make FrootVPN a rising star of the VPN industry. This FrootVPN review is based on the 2016 offering and will cover pricing, server network, customer support, security and encryption, compatibility, installation guides and more.

Pricing and Plans

FrootVPN offers a variety of subscription plans including a monthly, 3 months and an annual subscription plan. A very attractive aspect of FrootVPN is the brand’s ability to deliver all service features with all of their plans.

 

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The annual package which is priced at $2.99/month saves $24 to a subscriber. This is a great offer if your only use of FrootVPN would be unblocking entertainment and streaming websites. The monthly package is priced at $4.99/month and the 3 months package at $3.99/month. Considering the complete FrootVPN package the prices really wallet friendly.

30 Days Money Back Guarantee

The 30-day money-back guarantee provides prospect users’ an opportunity to evaluate FrootVPN in real time. In case the service doesn’t meet the standards of a subscriber, a full refund is provided. Subscribers can find FrootVPN’s Refund Policy in the terms and agreement section.

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Customer Support

FrootVPN offers two mediums for customer support. In case of technical issues subscribers can choose between the Email Inquiry form and the FAQ section. The FAQ section provides basic information about VPN which subscribers should know, in addition to installation guides and tutorials.

The email inquiry form aims to provide detail information about billing & user accounts, elaborate solutions for complex issues, VPN setup procedures and other support services. To evaluate FrootVPN customer support we emailed off a query but are still waiting for a response. We were however able to configure FrootVPN easily by referring to the installation guides in the FAQ section.

Payment Methods

FrootVPN offers a wide range of payment methods to ease the subscription process for visitors. FrootVPN ensures prospect subscribers get all available methods to sign-up to the service quickly and if required anonymously. Payment methods include:

  1. Credit Card & Debit Card (MasterCard, VISA, Amex, Delta)
  2. PayPal
  3. giropay
  4. Web Money

FrootVPN ReviewServer Network

FrootVPN currently offers 20+ global servers spread across 4 countries. The strategic placement of servers provides restriction-free access to various on-demand entertainment services like Netflix, NBC, CBS, BBC iPlayer, Spotify, Sky TV and many others. Moreover, FrootVPN also supports P2P and torrent downloads so a user can get torrents easily without being tracked by ISPs & being sent copyright infringement notices.

The wide range of tunneling protocols delivers premium online anonymity to subscribers at all times even when using public hotspots. Subscribers have the option to choose between servers in Sweden, United States, Canada, France and the newly added United Kingdom servers to unblock, communicate and browse through thousands of websites and services.

 

Compatibility

Equipped with a leading edge infrastructure FrootVPN is compatible on all major platforms including Windows, iOS (iPhone and iPad), Mac OS X, Mikrotik, Synology NAS, Ubuntu, Android and Linux. FrootVPN is also compatible on various routers as long as they are VPN supported.

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Windows Client

FrootVPN does not offer VPN software for either mobile or desktop. It relies on the open source VPN client from OpenVPN and manual configuration for other protocols. Users need to follow 3 simple steps to use FrootVPN on their devices. Subscribers can install the OpenVPN client, and configure the FrootVPN.ovpn file into the OpenVPN ‘configuration’ folder. Once completed FrootVPN is ready to use.

Follow the step-by-step procedure about how to connect to FrootVPN using OpenVPN client on Windows 7.

  1. Download the OpenVPN client from here.
  2. Open the OpenVPN client installation file. Click on Yes to continue.
  3. Click next to proceed with the setup wizard.
  4. Click on I Agree to proceed with installation of OpenVPN on Windows.
  5. Choose from the components to install and click next; leave the default options intact if you are not sure.
  6. Finally, install the OpenVPN client on the system.
  7. upon successful installation click on Next
  8. Click on finish
  9. Copy the OpenVPN configuration provided by FrootVPN.
  10. Now, paste the OpenVPN Config in to c:/Program Files/ OpenVPN/ Config.
  11. Find the OpenVPN icon in the system tray and choose to connect.
  12. Enter your FrootVPN credentials and click ok to connect.
  13. Upon successful connection user will be notified with a pop up showing the assigned IP address.

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Tutorials Provided

FrootVPN provides detailed illustrated tutorials for users to easily setup and configure FrootVPN on various devices. Tutorials are available for Windows OS (Vista, 7, 8 and 10), Ubuntu, Mac OSX, Android, iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Linux devices. VPN setup instructions for routers including Mikrotik and Synology NAS can also be found in installation guides section.

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Protocols and Encryption

FrootVPN offers latest tunneling protocols to protect online activity of the users. The three encryption protocols include OpenVPN, PPTP and L2TP. FrootVPN has included a mix of the fastest & highly secure tunneling protocols in order to deliver premium satisfaction to users’ with differing needs. The PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) feature aims to provide cryptographic security for data communications (messaging, email etc.).

FrootVPN OpenVPN protocols are offered with standard 128 bit encryption keys, while both L2TP & PPTP protocols utilize 256 bit data encryption methods.

Log & Privacy Policy

FrootVPN doesn’t maintain a log of timestamps, source and destination IP address, DNS queries and log sessions of its subscribers. However, FrootVPN records only following information about the users:

  • Username
  • Password
  • Email address

FrootVPN needs to record the above credentials to provide you access to its VPN servers. In case a subscriber forgets his username or password, the email address is utilized to recover the account. Have a look at FrootVPN’s privacy policy excerpt:

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By far FrootVPN has a better privacy policy compared to some of the biggest names in the VPN industry. Zero data retention is the envy of every provider operating on a global scale, FrootVPN simply slams the opposition with their excellent privacy policies.

Additional Features

Multi-Login

FrootVPN offers 3 simultaneous connections with a single account. This allows subscribers to simultaneously connect three devices, for instance, SmartTV, smartphone and laptop while enjoying high speed connectivity. Subscribers can stream unlimited on-demand entertainment services, Sports, News, Documentaries, Music and more at ultra-high speed using a 10 Gigabit/sec network on all devices.

Conclusion

We conducted detailed tests for out FrootVPN review to evaluate its performance, we found FrootVPN a brilliant provider with amazing offerings including affordable pricing plans, elite customer support and high speed servers for streaming and torrents.

We really loved FrootVPN’s Privacy Policies. The brand establishes itself over Zero Logging, which in today’s world is a blessing for any privacy conscious netizen. Another great aspect of the provider is their pricing, very affordable and wallet friendly considering the security and privacy FrootVPN provides. You can also avail free VPN but they are not that much secure if you compare it with premium VPNs.

More great features from FrootVPN we consider crucial are the tunneling protocols. A great mix is offered to compliment both high speed access and highly secure access. We would like to see more servers and a live chat service from the provider though.

The 30 day money back guarantee ensures realistic service experience to a subscriber with a choice to cancel at any time. Overall VPN Ranks will give the FrootVPN 3.5 out of 5 in our editorial review.

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Saad Qureshi

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Saad Qureshi's Biography :


Saad is a privacy advocate by day and a Dota 2 player by night. He loves to share his knowledge, experience, and insights about internet freedom and online privacy. When he is not busy blogging about the latest trend in the tech world, he is engaged in killing noobs on Dota.


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