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proXPN is a virtual network service which allows you to hide your information and location online. It offers a free basic service, or an affordable premium option. The tools available are simple to use, allowing you to access your favorite sites anywhere in the world. They also provide support for mobile devices, including iOS and Android.
proXPN premium costs around $6 per month. This paid service has no speed limits on the network and you can use any of the servers across the globe, including the US, London and Singapore. The premium account also allows you to use all networking ports so you can easily enable applications such as email clients and instant messaging tools.
The basic package is (perhaps predictably) more basic. It has a bandwidth limit of 300kbps, which could be quite limiting, especially if you hope to transfer files. You are also limited by which services you can use and cannot connect using a mobile device. Since torrenting is enabled, this limitation might be a necessary consideration.
If you’re a paying member of proXPN.com then you can use the system on your iOS phone, iPad, iPod touch or Android device. Apps are easy to download and the site provides a quick guide to using the services.
A generous 30 day free trial of the premium membership is available, which is a good opportunity to test out the system for yourself. This allows full access, including 24 hour support (via telephone, instant chat or email). Additional support can be found in the members’ area, FAQ or on various videos or snippets of information around the site.
We felt that pro XPN was a fairly solid choice, but it failed to wow us. Prices are fair for what’s available, but don’t offer exceptional value considering what you can find for a similar price. However, their free basic service is a big plus, allowing you to use the virtual network services without any cost.
Despite the positives, this site just didn’t offer all the options we were hoping for. The software and tools may be fine for basic users, but if you’re looking for a great deal of control over your connection, you may wish to go elsewhere. The site also lacks some information about its connection speed and reliability, and these two elements do come under criticism from a number of users.
Over all, we recommend ProXPN as a free service – after all, it won’t cost you anything – but you may find that the 30 day free premium trial doesn’t quite reach your expectations, so it might not be worth continuing with paid membership.
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