Goose VPN Review 2019
Goose VPN is an affordable VPN available at $2.60/mo price. It supports Netflix, Kodi and torrenting along with OpenVPN protocol feature. The Singapore based service has received 2.7 stars rating.
It may unblock US Netflix and assist torrenting with such ease but still, it has fallen short on other attributes like jurisdiction, speeds, and trustworthiness a great deal.
Therefore, we are in no position of suggesting this VPN service to our valued privacy concerned users.
If you still want to try out this service, you will have to pay $12.99, $4.99, and $2.60 to avail monthly, yearly and three yearly plans on monthly basis respectively.
As you continuing reading this Goose VPN review, you will discover its various pros and cons thoroughly.
You can explore our other VPN reviews to find out some of the most underrated services in the industry.
My Rating Criteria
I checked Goose VPN through my 8 step criteria that includes:
- Pricing – How much does Goose VPN cost?
- Security – Protocols & Encryption
- Jurisdiction – Where is Goose VPN based?
- Speed – How fast is Goose VPN?
- Streaming – Netflix, Kodi & Torrenting
- Leaks – IP, DNS & WebRTC Leak Tests
- Trustworthiness – Logging Policy & Customer Support
- Compatibility – Supports Different Platforms and Devices
Pricing – How much does Goose VPN cost?
Goose VPN follows a reasonable pricing strategy.
According to our GooseVPN review, the provider delivers three types of pricing plans to its users. These are monthly, one year and three yearly plans. However, the service does not offer six monthly pricing plans to the users.
We expect by our next analysis, Goose VPN will add another pricing plan in its armory.
You may subscribe to above pricing plans after paying $12.99, $4.99, and $2.60 on monthly basis respectively.
Online Payment Methods
Our review unveils that the service offers two payment; PayPal and Credit Card. Most notably the service is missing Bitcoin from its payment options. This means you have no way of conducting an anonymous transaction with the service.
We would recommend the provider to include Bitcoin along with some other private mode of payments. In our experience, VPN customers prefer privacy over convenience when it comes to payment methods.
Refund Policy / Money Back Guarantee
According to our review, the provider offers a generous refund policy that you can avail within a month. Through this exciting offer, the users may find the service pros and cons in detail. Furthermore, you can obtain the impression about the performance of the service in true letter and spirit.
If the users want to cancel the subscription after 30 days period, they cannot ask for the refund. Also, keep in mind; you only get your money back if you have used less than 1000 MB of bandwidth.
There is also a free first-month offer on all of the plans. However, PayPal users may still be required to pay £0.45 for validating their accounts. In any case, this VPN provides you ample opportunities to test out its service without paying anything.
Security – Protocols & Encryption
Our review highlights that the service provides different tunneling protocols such as OpenVPN, L2TP, IKEv2 and PPTP protocols.
Therefore, you should not bother yourself about the encryption level because OpenVPN applies 256-bit military-grade encryption by default.
Jurisdiction – Where is Goose VPN based?
Goose VPN mainly hails from the Netherlands that has made a data-sharing agreement with 9 eyes countries. It means they can log users activities as and when required.
The provider is still in nascent stage still the provider has huge existence in terms of countries and servers availability. According to our review, the service has a presence in 28 countries through 100+ servers in different parts of the world.
We expect the service will increase more servers to provide connectivity solutions to the users in near future.
Speed – How fast is Goose VPN?
In general, Goose VPN offers average connection speed while connected to the US server.
The speed test was performed with 30 Mbps internet connection.
We received the following result while connected to the US server. As you can see the below-testing result, the speed dropped by 46%.
Download Speed: 15.95 Mbps
Upload Speed: 10.32 Mbps
Speed decline by: 46%
Streaming – Netflix, Kodi & Torrenting
Goose VPN unblocks US Netflix, supports Kodi and torrenting too.
Netflix has put geo-blocks on much of its streaming content. It has developed separate libraries for different countries with the US having the biggest catalogue of movies and TV shows.
Hence, Netflix users outside of the US need a VPN service to fully benefit from the service. For this purpose, they require a VPN to provide them with dedicated US servers for Netflix.
However, Netflix uses some of the most advanced anti-VPN software available. The website started its campaign against geo-dodging a few years back and since then, it has blocked many VPN providers.
The good news is that GooseVPN is not one of these VPN services. We tested this service on the popular streaming site and were swiftly connected with its US library.
Goose VPN Kodi Review
We were impressed to note that the service is compatible with famous open-source media server Kodi. The Kodi followers may try Goose VPN to watch their favorite media content on Kodi. During our Goose VPN review, we found that the service supports Kodi streaming on different operating systems.
Still, there are users who prefer Kodi VPN addon than Goose VPN. Therefore, the provider needs to add more feature in its armory to become an efficient VPN for Kodi.
Goose VPN for Torrenting
Our review reveals that the service does support P2P activities of the users. However, the subscribers bear in mind that they should not opt US servers for streaming purpose. This is because they can become a victim of online copyright infringement. Hence, they may receive DMCA notices from copyright holders as a result.
The users should explore our guide on the best VPN for torrenting to know about the repercussions of torrenting.
You can see the desktop app of the service to know which server approves P2P activities. The client marks “P2P Server” next to locations that are appropriate for torrenting functions.
Leaks- IP, DNS & WebRTC
Goose VPN did not reveal our actual IP, DNS, and WebRTC data during different leak testings.
As you can see the above image, Goose VPN didn’t expose our original IP address.
The same went for DNS leak testing.
During WebRTC leak testing, we received the same response.
Trustworthiness – Logging Policy & Customer Support
In terms of trustworthiness, Goose VPN has a lot of things to do.
This is because the service does not record the personal information of the users that include username, password, credit card data and so on. However, the service has to record the email addresses of the users those who contact customer support section.
If you want to know about logging policies of different VPNs, read this informative guide.
The service does not record the IP addresses of the users. Interestingly, the provider does not keep the loggings of the site’s users usually visit. Moreover, the service does not store the start time and end time of each session of the users.
The provider has impressed us through its customer support section. The provider has detailed and separate sections that include Download, Goose VPN Login option, Signup, Community, Reset Passwords, Server requests, and status page. The service offers an impressive FAQ section that solves the users’ concern in no time.
Likewise, the users may contact the customer support agent through live chat option that allows them to get the solution of their queries. Furthermore, the Goose VPN download page enables the subscribers to get various installation and user-friendly tutorials for their devices instantly.
As compared to ExpressVPN chat feature, Goose VPN will need to improve its live chat benefit.
The same goes for community, login, signup and other pages because these pages allow the users to experience the service accordingly. In addition, you can check the blog section to get the latest happenings and events about online privacy.
Most notably, the service provides live chat support. We tested the support on different times of the day and it was always online. Moreover, the customer service agent proved to be well equipped with knowledge about the service.
We asked some standard queries from the representative of the service. In reply, we received a comprehensive answer. This factor impressed us largely.
Compatibility – Supports Different Platforms and Devices
The service has apps for different operating systems like Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS.
According to the findings of our review, the provider offers user-friendly installation guides for various platforms. It means you can use the service on different operating systems and devices like Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, and Routers.
Goose VPN Desktop Clients
You can also use Goose VPN’s service through its Windows and Mac clients. There is nothing particularly noticeable about these clients. They are well-designed and navigable and let you select from the list of servers.
However, they are extremely basic. They do not let you configure the settings in details nor do they have any in-built features. Hopefully, the providers are working on some updates to improve their desktop clients.
We were delighted to notice that Goose VPN has user-friendly apps that allow you to select your desired server through a single click.
Once you have enabled internet kill switch, your actual IP address will not get exposed when changing the server.
Comparison between PureVPN and GooseVPN
If you want to discover the major differences between the former and latter, read this below-mentioned table:
|Servers||2000+ in 140 Countries||100+ in 25+ Countries|
|Compatibility||All Devices||All Devices|
|Logging Policy||Zero Log||Keeps logs|
|Customer Support||Live Chat & Email Support||Email, FAQs, Tutorials|
Alternatives of Goose VPN
Since this service is relatively new, it lacks in some aspects that make a VPN service appealing to some users. These users can read the reviews below to examine some of the alternatives to this service.
- Express VPN Review 2019
- IPVanish Review 2019
- Ivacy VPN Review 2019
- Private Tunnel Review 2019
- Astrill VPN Review 2019
- SlickVPN Review 2019
- Keenow Review 2019
- ProtonVPN Review 2019
- Turbo VPN 2019
- PureVPN Review 2019
Do We Recommend Goose VPN?
No, we don’t recommend Goose VPN.
Goose VPN may help you unblock Netflix but remains suspicious on different aspects like jurisdiction, logging policy, controversial free trial and limited server spread.
This is the reason we cannot suggest this Netherlands VPN to our privacy-conscious users.
Based on the above Goose VPN review, I would give it 2.7/5.0 stars rating overall.
You can share your feedback about the service in the comments section below.