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StrongVPN Review

StrongVPN Review
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Review by Summer Hirst

Introduction

StrongVPN is a US-based VPN company. With their remarkable features and low prices, they are among the top VPN providers in the world. Their VPN is easy to use and works on a number of devices. While they have many strong points, speed isn't the best feature of StrongVPN. In fact, the speeds on most servers leave a lot to be desired. However, there are many things that make them a favorite among several customers.

Primary features

  • Works on all major platforms
  • 30-day money back guarantee
  • Over 650 servers in 20+ countries
  • Dedicated IPs available
  • Supports 5 devices on one license
  • OpenVPN supported
  • AES-256 bit encryption
  • Unblocks Netflix
  • Decent speeds
  • Accepts cryptocurrency

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Customer support

StrongVPN has a live chat feature that helps you get instant solutions to your problems. And if you don't prefer chat, you can email them at [email protected] They generally reply within one business day. Or you can register a complaint through their contact form. Again, they'd take up to a day to reply.

Apart from chat and email, they are also active on social media and have their Facebook and Twitter pages. There are no phone numbers provided on their website but most users prefer email and chat over phone calls, so not having a number isn't really a problem.

Pricing

There are two subscription plans — monthly and yearly. If you get the yearly plan, you can save over 40% on the subscription costs. They also offer a 30-day money back guarantee, which means that if you don't like their services, you'll get your money refunded. Refunds general take about 24-48 hours.

The prices are pretty average and while they don't offer a free trial, their money back guarantee ensures that you can try their services risk-free.

StrongVPN allows you to connect up to 5 devices on a subscription, which means you don't have to buy a different subscription for each device. This saves a lot of money and you can protect all your devices by paying just once.

They also sell VPN routers that offer superfast speeds and come with a 90-day customer satisfaction guarantee. They have Netgear and Asus routers that are pre-configured with the VPN so all you have to do is just plug and play, and your connection will be secure.

Keep in mind that you'll also have to pay for a VPN subscription after purchasing the router.

They also have DIY routers that you can configure according to your own choices. If you're a technology layman, it's best to get a preconfigured router that will do all the work for you and you just have to switch them on.

There are four methods of payment — credit cards, PayPal, Bitcoin, and Alipay. If you're a privacy conscious individual, you might want to try Bitcoin since it will protect your anonymity.

Installation and use

StrongVPN makes things easy for their users by offering apps for Mac, Windows, Android, and iOS. They also offer configuration files for Linux, Kodi, Synology NAS, Chrome OS, Kindle, Boxee Box, Nokia Symbian, Windows Mobile, and routers etc.

That's a long list and not all VPN companies provide such a wide range of platform compatibility.

You can download the Mac and Windows apps from the website. To install StrongVPN on your Android or Apple phone, just download and install the apps from the app store.

If you want to manually configure the VPN and not rely on the apps, you can get the configuration files for your platform on their website. However, since manual configuration takes about 2-3 minutes extra, most users prefer app installation.

The website has step-by-step instructions for manual configuration and if you still feel that you're stuck, you can always contact the support.

The easiest way to use StrongVPN is to purchase one of their pre-configured routers. This router doesn't need any setup and will work as soon as you plug it in. Besides, a VPN router will protect all your devices connected to it and isn't limited by the 5-devices-per-subscription plan.

StrongVPN is one of the few VPNs that support so many platforms from new-age iPhones to old-school Symbian phones. The VPN can be configured on different types of routers such as Sabai, ASUS, DD_WRT, Tomato, and Mikrotik.

StrongVPN offers decent connections that can be good for gaming and streaming movies. And since StrongVPN bypasses the Netflix geo-restrictions, you can use it to watch Netflix and stream the movies and TV shows of your choice.

Privacy assurance

StrongVPN is headquartered in Texas, US. As you might be aware, US is one of the Five Eye spying countries and privacy-conscious users are wary of VPN services located here. That being said, StrongVPN promises that they don't log any data so even if they are approached with a subpoena or other legal warrants, they'll have nothing to hand over in the first place.

Their privacy policy states that they don't log any user activities. They only collect some personal details (email address and payment method) while setting up the account. If you plan to pay via a credit card, you'll need to give your full name, the card details, and a billing address.

If you're not comfortable sharing this information, you can always pay via Bitcoin. When paying via Bitcoin, all you need to give is your email address. And you can always create an obscure email address to hide your identity.

StrongVPN ensures that privacy-conscious users can stay private and anonymous while using their services.

In a nutshell

StrongVPN offers all the features that you'd typically want in your VPN. With AES-256 bit encryption and OpenVPN support, you'll get a practically un-hackable connection. Since OpenVPN is the strongest VPN protocol, many users prefer connecting using OpenVPN only.

With their encryption technology, StrongVPN helps you bypass online censorship around the world. Their services help you browse anonymously and stay safe on public Wi-Fi connections.

They have a decent network of 650 servers in over 20 countries. This means you can hide behind any IP of your choice.

They also bypass the Netflix geo-block. Since Netflix actively finds and blocks VPN connections, not all VPN providers can access this streaming giant. However, if you use StrongVPN, you can watch your favorite shows and movies without any hindrance.

What's strikingly impressive is the number of platforms supported by StrongVPN. While the VPN can run on all major devices such as Mac, Windows, Android, and iOs, it can also be configured on some not-so-common devices such as Symbian and Windows phones.

Despite their amazing services, they offer affordable prices. And to save even more, you can get their yearly package that leads to over 40% savings. You don't have to worry about putting your money at risk because they offer a 30-day money back guarantee.

StrongVPN lets you connect 5 devices with one license, which means you can secure not just your phone and laptop but your family's devices as well — at no extra cost.

They also provide pre-configured routers for those users who don't want to get into the technical details of installing or configuring the VPN on their devices. You can use the VPN router just like a regular router and connect your devices with it. All devices connected to the VPN router will be secure and safe from hacking and ISP tracking.

If you're looking for a dedicated IP, you'll get a special IP address that will not be used by anyone else. However, keep in mind that dedicated IP addresses are not as safe as shared IPs and if it's anonymity you seek, a shared IP will be a better choice. Also, dedicated IPs are more expensive than shared ones.

They have a 24/7 live chat support feature that lets users get quick replies to their problems. And apart from that, they are also active on their Facebook page and Twitter handle, making them a very reliable company.

Overall, it's a good VPN that provides value for each dollar spent.

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