VPN Unlimited Review (2020)
VPN Unlimited Highlights
- Country: USA
- Logging: N/A (Traffic), Yes (Connection), Yes (IP address)
- Bypass VPN Block (DPI): KeepSolid Wise
- Pricing: $5 (per month)
- Allows P2P/ Torrent: Yes
- Simultaneous connections: 5 (possiblility to add more)
- Live Chat Support: Yes
- Custom clients/apps: Yes
- Alternative website: N/A
- Trustpilot rating: 4.4 out of 5 (364 users)
My First Impressions
VPNUnlimited is a VPN service that has been first developed as an app and then emerged to a full VPN service. The company behind the VPN is KeepSolid Inc. was founded in 2013, and has been developing various applications, including VPN applications. Even if the company is registered in US, most of the staff members have Russian origin.
Does VPN Unlimited keep logs?
To sum up, we can assume that VPNUnlimited stores:
- IP addresses
- connection logs
However, we cannot make a conclusion about the policy of VPNUnlimited about traffic logs.
Also, when a legal authority of a competent jurisdiction ask for personal information, VPNUnlimited complies with the request and shares the information.
Does VPN Unlimited bypass Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) and similar firewalls?
Countries like China, Turkey, Russia implement firewalls that block access to VPN services. As an example, China uses the Great Wall of China (GFW) system to block most VPNs and proxies. Some VPN providers offer extra protocols, often called Stealth VPN or anti-DPI protocols, that help users to bypass VPN block and access free internet.
VPNUnlimited offers a stealth protocol named Keepsolid Wise. The obfuscation uses TCP and UDP OpenVPN on port 443. On the website, it is mentioned that the KeepSolid Wise technology is available on Windows, MacOS, Linux, Android and iOS platforms. Especially, it is a big advantage for iOS users, since few stealth protocols are available on iOS devices.
The VPN provider explains the anti DPI protocol:
KeepSolid team has developed a special technology called KeepSolid Wise that provides an extended online freedom, allowing to get free access to all legal web content. Thanks to using the TCP 443 and UDP 443 ports, and with the OpenVPN protocol forming its backbone, our new stealth technology becomes extremely difficult to detect and block. Now, your VPN traffic appears like an innocent-looking transformed traffic instead, e.g. standard HTTPS.
As usual, I test the VPN on Windows 7 PC, and an Android phone running Android 6.0.1. I am testing on an ADSL internet provided by the local telecom company, and cellular internet provided by our local mobile operator.
VPNUnlimited offers custom apps for most of the platforms. The Windows and Android app are almost identical, both have the same design and features. The apps include features like, app exceptions, managing purchases, fingerprint and password protection.
I started my test with the Windows, and the software was not stable at all. Most of the time the app stuck in loading screen, and I had to kill the app using task manager. After, successfully activating KeepSolid Wise protocol, the VPN struggled to connect to a server. After trying to connect for a long while, the VPN connected to a server. However, even when the software showed that it has connected, I had no access to restricted websites.
Next test I performed on my Android device. Even though, overall I liked the app interface, the stealth protocol connections were not consistent. The first 3 days of 7 day free trial, the VPN stuck on “connecting”. Then on the 4th day, the KeepSolid Wise protocol connected to various servers without an issue. Again, on the 5th day, the app displayed another error and did not connect to the servers.
To sum up, in the tests VPNUnlimited bypassed the deep packet inspection in my country on Android platform (KeepSolid Wise).
Update 2020: THe KeepSolidWise protocol is not effective against the DPI in my country.
If you want to be sure that VPNUnlimited works in your country, you can get a free 7 day free trial, that does not require a valid payment method.
Is VPNUnlimited affordable?
VPNUnlimited offers subscription plans for different time periods, for a month, a year, 3 years and lifetime. When paid the yearly price of $60, the cost per device a month is $1, which is a reasonable pricing. It is also possible to pay for 10 devices, and in that case, yearly cost is $90, and the cost per device a month reduces to $0.75.
If you are looking for a VPN for multiple users, VPNUnlimited has a solution with a fair price. You can get a family VPN for 25 users for $8.33 a month, on the annual plan. And, if we calculate the cost per device a month, then we will get an affordable $0.33.
VPNUnlimited accepts major credit/debit cards, PayPal, AmazonPay, BitCoin and over 150 payment method via PaymentWall.
The VPN service provider offers an unconditional 7 day free trial, and 7 day money-back guarantee. I am not sure if the refund applies to a user that has used the free trial.
What features are offered by VPNUnlimited?
– Supported Platforms
VPNUnlimited supports Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS, Windows Phone and Android, with standalone softwares for the platforms and Chrome/Firefox extensions. The VPN provider also offers dedicated IP, personal server, and VPN for teams.
– Supported Protocols
VPNUnlimited offers OpenVPN, IKEv2/IPsec and KeepSolid Wise protocols.
– Number of Servers
VPNUnlimited has over 70 servers from 54 countries all around the world.
What I liked:
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