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EarthVPN offers a simple set-price contract (monthly or yearly, though it can be cancelled at any time) which provides a good range of VPN protocol options. You can go mobile or static, with port forwarding. If you are an avid movies and TV shows viewer, their services also allow you to access BBC iPlayer, hulu, ITV player, Zattoo and more.
One of the standout features of Earth VPN is that you can access such a wide variety of entertainment channels which might be restricted in your area. Whilst this isn’t unique, if you combine this with the range of devices which can be used here (Xbox, PS3, Apple TV, Windows OS, Mac OS, Linux, Android and more), suddenly all of your devices become international entertainment systems.
The service is generally well designed, although there are additional options for the tech-savvy, including router support and advanced encryption options. For most people, though, the standard settings should provide everything they need.
EarthVPN.com’s servers are located in 32 countries around the world, with more than 150 locations in total. This is important because it means that your IP address (which identifies where you’re located) is being bounced around a variety of countries and locations, making it much harder to pin point. If you’re handling confidential or private data, this can be incredibly useful, or even necessary.
At $3.99 per month, we think this service offers very good value for money. The year-long contract price, $39.99 per month, seems strange as it’s actually slightly more expensive than a month-by-month deal. They need to rethink that one!
No data is logged on this system, so information shouldn’t be traced back to you. You can also run speed tests to find out which servers are best to connect to, and the site contains set-up information to help you through the initial processes of getting signed up. The site’s FAQ has plenty of useful information, although you cannot search through it, meaning that you have to browse the various answers to find what you’re looking for.
At times, the site can be quite technical, particularly with its use of language (PPTP, L2TP, SSTP, OpenVPN and so on). These are described in the FAQ, but the explanations are still a little complex so it’s not always easy to understand what they’re talking about if you’re not particularly computer-literate. Still, you can contact the support team if you need any help.
We felt that Earth VPN offered good value for money, for an unlimited proxy service. Whilst it’s not always user friendly, particularly with the more advanced options, most users should manage to get along with it smoothly enough.
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