VIATUN is headquartered in the British Virgin Islands. The Android application is brand-new, but the company has been in business since 2010. The company advertises that its mobile application can reduce data usage and provide privacy online, though these claims have yet to be tested.
We will be conducting a speed test on the VIATUN service soon.
VIATUN has competitive pricing compared to other vendors. Their plans include:
- Unlimited bandwidth for 1 month for $1
- Unlimited bandwidth for 6 months for $5
- 1 year prepaid with unlimited bandwidth for $9.50
VIATUN accepts all methods of payment for its services.
Free Trial / Money Back Guarantee
The VIATUN Android application only requires that you complete a free registration to use it. There is a three-day free trial offered with the application.
Coupons / Discount / Special Offers
Discounts are offered for purchasing a longer period of service in advance.
VIATUN offers servers located in the United States.
VPN Protocols Supported
L2TP/IPsec over mobile devices.
Number of IP Addresses
There are currently two IP addresses available from this provider. The company plans to expand this in the very near future.
VPN Clients Information
The VPN client that VIATUN offers is what differentiates it from most other providers. This client is designed for the Android mobile operating system and is available as a free download. The companies VPN service also supports Symbian, Windows Mobile, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and IOS devices.
Common Error Messages
Users have reported some difficulties with configuring the client and with accessing servers, though no specific errors have been reported. Any errors that you do have can be reported to technical support by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The only records of user activity that VIATUN keeps are the login and logoff times and the username applicable to the client.
Legal Use / Torrent Policy
VIATUN does allow torrents to be used on their service. There are no specific restrictions on what type of services may be used on VIATUN.
VIATUN vs. The Competition
VIATUN is a VPN service for mobile devices, which puts it in rather exclusive company. An increasing amount of established VPN providers, however, are expanding their services to include private browsing features for mobile devices, so this may not always be a significantly differentiating feature between VIATUN and the other providers on the market.
VIATUN is new and relatively untested compared to most VPN provider offerings out there. This makes it difficult to give an assessment of the reliability of their service. User reviews regarding the Android application have been mixed. Complaints have generally referred to not being able to contact a server or, specifically, not being able to contact a server located in the United States to defeat geo-restrictions on content.
Because this provider does restrict its services solely to mobile devices, it may be particularly interesting to those who do a lot of surfing on those devices or who simply rely upon them for business use and who want to make certain that their communications are encrypted. Overall, however, VIATUN does need more time to prove itself as a viable VPN service.