Packages and Prices offered by SecureVPN
Have you ever considered buying a VPN service for a day or a week? If you haven’t, well you should now. With a strikingly unique offer, the three packages (Basic, Advanced and Pro) offered by SecureVPN are regularly sold for even a day and a week. The daily and weekly plans, however, offer you limited services for reasonably valid reasons.
If you are willing to use the Basic feature for a day, you will need to pay $1. In return, you will get access to all the servers, but you will have to very careful while selecting the server as there is only one server/IP change is allowed on a day’s Basic package. The Advanced package can also be subscribed for a day, with you having to pay only $2. You will get two simultaneous connections, but a single server switch will be allowed.
The Pro package, however, can’t be subscribed for a day. Moving on to the weekly plan, the Basic package is available for seven days for only $5. You are allocated with 5 server switches for your ease. The Advanced package costs you $7 and also allocates you 5 server switches. The Pro weekly package can be subscribed for $10, with 5 server switches up your sleeve.
The monthly subscription of Basic plan costs you around $12/month. You get to change your server/IP address 10 times in a month. A subscription to the Advanced package costs you $20/month and allots you 15 server switches, with two simultaneous connections. The Pro package, on a monthly basis, costs you $30 and allots you 15 server switches.
The 2-month Basic package costs you $21 with all the features available (except for the OpenVPN protocol). The bi-monthly Advanced package costs you $36 including all the features. The Pro package for two months is a bit expensive and costs you $54.
The quarterly packages of Basic, Advanced and Pro can be subscribed for $28, $48 and $72. The half-yearly will cost you $50 for Basic package, $84 for Advanced package and $126 for Pro package. The yearly subscription to Basic package costs $86, the subscription to Advanced packages costs $144 and the subscription to Pro package will cost you $216/year.
Servers Count and Locations
If you are expecting a huge server count from SecureVPN, we are sorry to break this news to you but it offers very limited number of servers all around the world. To be honest, with 20 servers all over the world, you just cannot expect to unblock anything and everything. But, even with such a short server count, to our utter surprise, it does a decent job indeed.
We have reviewed over 50 VPN services and have always noticed how VPN services cover their shortcomings by offering lucrative features to their users for free. Since we are talking about the servers here, we find it mandatory to mention here that SecureVPN offers DoubleVPN on its servers on the Pro plan.
While the number may not fascinate the VPN users, those who know the value of the server locations will want to use this VPN service. It provides servers in Russia, Netherlands, USA, France, Germany, Ukraine, Australia, Austria, Spain, United Kingdom and Hong Kong. Compare the locations of these servers with other VPN providers and you will know their server availability is as good as all its competitors.
Protocol Support & Encryption Provided by SecureVPN
With a decent protocol support, SecureVPN definitely makes a strong case for itself when we talk about some of the top performing VPN services. Our only complaint with SecureVPN, though, remains with the availability of its protocols on different plans. For example, if you have subscribed to its Basic plan, you will only be able to use the PPTP/L2TP protocol.
If it is to compete with the likes of HideMyAss and PureVPN, it will have to make sure that the protocol support it provides is universal. In simple words, it should be consistent on all the plans. With the Advanced package, you get to choose between PPTP/L2TP and OpenVPN protocols.
In addition to the PPTP/L2TP protocol and the OpenVPN protocol, the Pro package also offers you to encrypt your connection with its DoubleVPN. Remember the DoubleVPN we mentioned above? It basically assigns you IP address from one server and provides encryption from the other to make sure your online traffic remains safe.
The encryption provided by SecureVPN varies upon the package you choose to subscribe to. For example, the basic plan offers an encryption of 128-bit, while the Pro plan offers you an encryption support of up to 2048-bit. With such strong encryption support to facilitate you, you are definitely bound to get ultimate security and protection against malware, spy agencies and hackers.
Payment Methods Supported by SecureVPN
What would you do if you get impressed by a VPN service by cannot buy it due to the lack of mode of payments? You would, obviously, switch to another VPN service for good. Before we talk about the supported payment methods of SecureVPN, we would rather ask you to focus on the need of diverse payment methods to understand why it matters the most in the purchasing decision.
Anyway, enough of making you realize the worth of diverse payment options; let’s get to the point straightaway. SecureVPN offers different payment methods that include but are not limited to Paypal, PM, Bitcoin, Web Money and ROBOKASSA. With Paypal, Bitcoin and Web Money working in most of the regions, rest of the payment options are cherry on top for the VPN users.
Setting up SecureVPN (PPTP Protocol) on Windows
Since PPTP is commonly used by the VPN users all over the world for streaming and safety purposes, we are going to give you a pictorial guide as to how you can set it up with ease on Windows. PPTP is available on all the plans so this would be applicable on all (Basic, Advanced and Pro) packages.
1) In order to set it up manually, you will have to open the “Network and Sharing Center” in the Control Panel.
2) Once you have selected the “Network and Sharing Center”, look at the second half of the new window and click on the highlighted area “Set up a new connection or network”.
3) When a new window appears, click on the third option “Connect to a workplace”.
4) Now click on the first option, “Use my Internet connection (VPN)”.
5) Once you have clicked on the first option, it will ask you for the server details and the name of the destination. Enter the server details, you have received from SecureVPN and don’t forget to mention the destination name.
6) Now you will need to create your VPN profile. Do so by entering the credentials you have been assigned by SecureVPN.
7) Do not try to connect the VPN straightaway, make sure to click on “Close”.
8) Click on the “Computer icon” on the right bottom of your screen. A small window will pop-up. Now you will see the VPN connection you created, right click on it and check the properties.
9) In the “Properties” under the “Security” tab, make sure that your tunnel is set to PPTP and the encryption is set to “Maximum Data Encryption”. At the bottom of the window, make sure the highlighted options are checked.
10) Now repeat the same procedure and click on the “Computer icon” in the system tray. Choose “Connect” now.
11) Double-check your username and password and click on “Connect”.
12) Now wait for the connection to be established.
13) Once it is done, you will be notified. You can follow the same procedure to disconnect the VPN. Just click on the system tray’s “Computer Icon” and right click on the created VPN profile and click on “Disconnect”.
It has become kind of a norm in the modern times for the VPN services to claim that they do not record any logs. But, is it just a claim based on lies or do the VPN service providers really mean it? That is a mystery that will never be solved… unless the likes of NSA and other online spy agencies start a crackdown on the VPN services.
Anyway coming back to the log policy of SecureVPN, it does NOT store your online activities in its data bases. It hides your online identity and encrypts your traffic data and reroutes it through different servers to make sure that even it is not aware of the activities that you are performing on the internet.
P2P Support and VoIP Applications
It is an ideal VPN for those who are afraid of being caught for illegal downloading of Bit torrents and P2P file sharing. Apart from making you anonymous over the internet, it also makes sure you do not get caught for copyrights infringement while downloading torrents using its torrent-supported servers.
Having personally tested it on various VoIP applications, we can vouch for the excellent services it provides to VoIP users. From the voice clarity to quality video-calling, it is nothing less than a blessing for those who seek consistent and stable VPN connections for their important business meetings and casual video-calls.
Having tested different features of SecureVPN, we can easily conclude that it has a bright future in the VPN industry. From providing basic features like solid encryption to P2P file sharing, it has all the elements that make a VPN service successful. The tests were conducted on different protocols and the results were nothing less than outstanding to say the least.
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