My Private Network is a UK-based VPN provider. They offer plans based on the number of locations to which you can connect. In testing, their speed wasn’t on par with other providers, but their single-country subscription rates are low, and would work fine for streaming media that’s geo-restricted.
Pricing and Plans
My Private Network prices their product based on the number of nations you’re allowed to access and the amount of time for which you subscribe. The pricing is as follows:
Single Country Subscription:
- £4.97 per month
- £14.16 for three months
- £26.83 for six months
- £47.71 for one year
Global Subscription (all nations):
- £8.97 per month
- £25.56 for three months
- £47.43 for six months
- £86.11 for one year
You can pay via credit cards, PayPal or Bitcoin. You can also pay via bank transfer by contacting the company.
Free Trial / Money Back Guarantee
My Private Network does not offer a free trial. They do offer a 100% money back guarantee, however.
Privacy & Anonymity
My Private Network keeps logs. They monitor when you connect and disconnect and how much bandwidth you use. They also keep server firewall logs for fourteen days. They will not divulge the logs unless required by law.
There are no restrictions on using torrents on this service.
You can contact customer support via an email form on their site. The website also has an extensive and well-organized help section and knowledge base.
This service comes with a downloadable configuration for the OpenVPN GUI. There isn’t a proper client with the service, but the OpenVPN GUI works very well and makes it easy enough to connect. The configuration will automatically include whatever servers you’re allowed to connect to.
Windows, Mac OSX, Android, IPhone, etc.
Step-by-step instructions are provided on the My Private Network site for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android devices.
Router and Kindle Fire instructions are also available.
My Private Network Baseline Speedtest
My Private Network VPN Speedtest
My Private Network automatically connected us to a server in St Louis. The performance was far from impressive. To give it several chances we speed tested against servers in St. Louis and in Albuquerque, from where we were connecting. The differences were insignificant. The test for Albuquerque, which was done with over 46Mbps as a baseline are displayed.
IPCheck and DNSLeak
Our DNS server addresses were exposed, but our IP address was successfully changed. Configure your DNS manually to avoid this.
- OpenVPN client
- PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN
- Excellent website
This provider really did a great job on their site. It’s well-organized and easy to navigate.
Areas for Improvement
The speed was the issue with this provider. It’s just too slow or, at least, their US server was.