I’ve been using proton vpn both on pc and mobile for quite some time now and I loved it. I was even considering purchasing the full version to support the cause, but I’m glad I didn’t. I had a great experience until about a month ago I find myself CONSTANTLY having to mess around with the app/WiFi/phone settings to get it to work. Nothing else in my surroundings has changed, same WiFi, same phone etc. I never had to do this and recently it has finally become unbearable. Thankfully I am only using it for pleasure and not to save my life like some people in other countries might be. Try it, it might work great for you, but I use a vpn because I want to trust that my security is being taken care of. Sadly, the reliability issues make this app not applicable for me and for others
UPDATE: I’ve been using the free “Plus” trial for a week. This is the 4th time in the last 8 hours the VPN has turned itself off and disconnected my WiFi, leaving me to fiddle with both in order to properly reconnect. I’ve read the reviews on here - this has been an ongoing issue with smartphones for at least a YEAR!? Clearly the developers don’t find leaving even paying customers vulnerable to exploits a problem, and have no intention to fix this issue! As expensive as this product is, absolute fail! Just ok. Often much slower than expected, and I have to interrupt my work more often than I like to try to find the “right” connection. To be fair, this could be because the building-wide wifi gets a bit slow from time to time to begin with. Not as slow as nord vpn, less sketchy than bitdefender, and I haven’t been blocked from any sites for being on a vpn like cyber ghost. In theory Proton should be less likely to have vulnerabilities or be compromised like some of the big names have been or could be, so that is the main sell.
I used Proton VPN for PC since last year, and haven’t been disappointed. The free features are reliable and meet most people’s basic needs, making upgrading truly feel optional; Optional, but far from redundant as the best servers and several advanced features such as peer-to-peer are locked behind a paid account, for users that feel they would like them or just want to support the developers with their patronage. The moment the mobile app dropped I downloaded it, and have not been disappointed as it provides the same quality, reliability, and stability I loved on PC. If you get this app, you will not be disappointed whether you decide to pay money or not.
I have the PAID service (ProtonVPN Plus). Your customer support is absolutely terrible. No, still not fixed. And no, I’m not going to post my personal support ticket info here... your customer service team should have no issue finding it given I’ve had 30+ emails with them. Very disappointed in the connection quality. Very frequent drops in connection, and often requires me to manually disconnect and manually reconnect again to be able to regain connection. Update - trying a bunch of manual settings and setup a special connection to help them troubleshoot. Apparently they can’t learn anything from the VPN logs I sent. This should not be my issue to resolve - very disappointed. Update 2 - now asking me to manually install yet another set of protocols and VPN software to continue troubleshooting for them. Failed. Update 3 - after a nightmarish time installing OpenVPN protocol and app (read the numerous negative comments on the install page), the OpenVPN solution will not stay connected either. I’ve had over 30 emails with them. ProtonVPN has been the worst VPN experience I have ever had. It seems to work for some people, but if it doesn’t work for you, good luck, support can’t provide any usable solution. They will simply keep responding with something new for you to test, but never answer any questions as to why the last thing you tried failed to work. Terrible.
First, the app stated I did not have an account and would not recognize names, email I previously registered. So I created a new account and was again denied stating names I registered were already taken. Duh. How stupid, childish and tech incompetent can they be????? They were taken by me when I created account and used vpn. Second they wanted me to do gotcha more than a dozen times. I quit after 3 correct gotchas, but then started again to see how many times they would go through process. After 12, I proved my point about their further incompetence and stupidity and could not waste any more time with it. Third, they put an alert in all red stating I was not connected to the internet, but I was, simultaneously. I mean, would you buy and trust a vpn whose employees acted as described above? Would you trust your apps and devices security and your on line safety to some who engages in the above conduct. I wouldn’t. And for second time refused to pay for a service run by incompetent losers who toy with your privacy and monitor your sign up process and play 2nd grade games with it. That’s because they have so few customers they don’t have any work obligations. This is who you are dealing with at this app. There is no way Zi could trust them to keep me safe online.
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ProtonVPN - Fast & Secure VPN has 634 user reviews.
ProtonVPN - Fast & Secure VPN has an average rating of 4.1.
The latest version of ProtonVPN - Fast & Secure VPN (1.3.6) was released on Dec 20, 2019.
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ProtonVPN’s mission is to make advanced online privacy and security available to everyone. With ProtonVPN, you can:
- Protect your privacy by hiding your IP address
- Browse the web securely (even on public WiFi)
- Unblock censored websites
ProtonVPN is a community-supported VPN developed by the same team of scientists that created ProtonMail, the world’s largest encrypted email service. ProtonVPN has a free plan so anybody can use it. You can upgrade to a paid plan to unlock
- NO LOGS. EVER
ProtonVPN is a no logs VPN service. We do not track or record your Internet activity, and therefore, cannot disclose this information to third parties.
- STRONG ENCRYPTION
Our VPN app for iOS uses the IKEv2 protocol. We use only the highest-strength encryption to protect your Internet connection. This means all your network traffic is encrypted with AES-256 and uses 2048-bit RSA key exchange.
- PERFECT FORWARD SECRECY
ProtonVPN uses ciphers with Perfect Forward Secrecy, meaning your encrypted traffic cannot be captured and decrypted later, even if an encryption key gets compromised in the future.
- SWISS BASED
ProtonVPN is a Swiss company, which means you are protected by some of the strongest privacy regulations in the world.
Unlike other VPN services, we provide full transparency so you know who is running the service. Whether it is challenging governments, educating the public, or training journalists, we are well known for fighting for privacy online and contributing to the open source community.
ProtonVPN is the ONLY free VPN service that has no privacy invading ads, no malware, no bandwidth limits, and does not secretly sell user data. The free service is supported by optional paid plans that come with more servers and more features.
Paid ProtonVPN plans come with additional features, such as:
- HIGH SPEED GLOBAL NETWORK
ProtonVPN has hundreds of servers located all around the world, accessible via a single click. All servers are on high speed 1 Gbit or 10 Gbit connections. Free users can only access slower servers in 3 countries.
- SECURE CORE VPN
Regular VPN services can be compromised if their servers are under surveillance. ProtonVPN prevents this by first passing user traffic through our Secure Core network in privacy-friendly countries like Switzerland and Iceland. Thus, even a compromised VPN endpoint server will not reveal your true IP address. Secure Core is available for ProtonVPN Plus & ProtonVPN Visionary users.
- TOR VPN
ProtonVPN Plus & ProtonVPN Visionary include Tor support. With a single click, you can route all your traffic through the Tor network and access Onion sites.
What the world is saying about ProtonVPN
" It’s worth noting here that ProtonVPN’s free service doesn’t implement data limitations or other caps, as some providers do" -- VentureBeat
" ProtonVPN looks to have an admirable goal of bringing an open, private internet to all. " -- CNET
" The service, developed by MIT and CERN, promises to route all traffic through privacy-friendly countries ... a great option for those who are looking for a secure VPN option, developed by reputable people." --LifeHacker
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