FrootVPN is located in Sweden. The service first showed up in 2014, when it was free and advertised on The Pirate Bay. In the intervening years, it’s become a paid service, but still might be a good option for torrenters. Overall, the company seems to be quite good on the privacy front and to have all the basic features that anyone wanting to increase their overall levels of online privacy would be interested in.
Pricing and Plans
FrootVPN offers several different pricing tiers, but they all come with the same range of features. Any plan will give you access to L2TP, OpenVPN and PPTP with 2048-bit encryption. The pricing is as follows:
- 1 Month for $4.99
- 3 Months for $3.99 per month
- 12 Months for $2.99 per month
Every plan comes with unlimited transfer and bandwidth. You can pay with PayPal, credit cards or Bitcoin.
Free Trial / Money Back Guarantee
There’s a 30-day money back guarantee with this service, so you do have options if it doesn’t work out for you.
Privacy & Anonymity
FrootVPN says that they don’t log your activity. On their site, they specifically state that they don’t log:
- User info
- IP address
- DNS queries
FrootVPN allows torrenting.
FrootVPN has plenty of FAQ and troubleshooting material on their site. Failing that, you can go ahead and contact the support staff via their website. They’re available around the clock.
FrootVPN doesn’t have a custom-made client. You’ll have to use whatever works for your operating system and hardware. The OpenVPN client available for most operating systems is more than adequate, and even Linux users will find ample setup instructions on FrootVPN’s site.
Windows, Mac OSX, Android, IPhone, etc.
FrootVPN offers support for all major mobile and desktop operating systems.
FrootVPN hooked us up to their server in Sweden for our speed test. Coming from Albuquerque on a 50Mbps download connection, we were still able to pull 14.33 Mbps, even all the way across the Atlantic. This company seems very competitive where speed is concerned, and certainly gave us enough to torrent at a decent download speed.
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- PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN
- 2046-bit encryption
- Torrents allowed
- Bitcoin accepted
- Competitive pricing
- Easy setup with OpenVPN client
- Accepts Bitcoin
Areas for Improvement
Those who prefer a custom made client won’t find one here, but the OpenVPN client is more than adequate.
FrootVPN provides a good service. Their speed was competitive when we tested it and they seem to have a solid commitment to user privacy. Sweden is a good jurisdiction for privacy, though not the best, so there’s an advantage here for those who wish to get their VPN service from a more trustworthy nation than the US where surveillance is concerned. This is a competitive service, not a standout among our preferred providers, but certainly worth considering.