SwitchVPN is headquartered in India. The company offers a fairly broad choice of nations in their server network, along with SSTP encryption, in addition to the usual protocols.
Pricing & Plans
Like many VPN providers, SwitchVPN prices its service based on the length of your term.
- Monthly – $6.99
- Semi Annual – $5.59
- Annual – $3.99
- Monthly – $9.99
- Semi Annual – $7.99
- Annual – $5.99
Every plan comes with unlimited bandwidth, 3 simultaneous connections for Premium plan and 6 simultaneous connections for Family plan.
Free Trial/ Money-back Guarantee
SwitchVPN does not offer a free trial but they do offer a 3-day trial for just $1 with all features included. Also, all SwitchVPN plans come with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Privacy & Anonymity
According to SwitchVPN, they guarantee that your traffic, data and activities are not logged. They also do not share your personal information with any third parties.
The company collects the following:
- For sign-up: email address;
- Payment Data for the purposes of processing payments as required by our third-party payment processors. Note that we do not save your full credit card details.
- For Live Chat support: email address;
- For Google Analytics: anonymous Non-Personally Identifiable Information such as pages visited, geographical location of a user, conversion metrics, page loading times, and duration of web sessions related to order processing and not to VPN sessions; and
- Web server log (Nginx).
The company does not collect or log any traffic or use of its VPN service or Proxy.
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SwitchVPN has a live chat feature on their website. They also have a Skype address and a knowledge base, as well as a support area on their site where you can request assistance.
SwitchVPN has a rather simple client compared to other providers, but it offers all the basic controls that one might need. You have your choice of protocols and servers on the main screen, with an advanced screen that lets you tweak some of the options.
SwitchVPN app runs smoothly on any device compatible with Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android operating systems.
VPN Server Locations
SwitchVPN is built on a network of more than 250 proprietary servers in 43 locations worldwide.
In this area, SwitchVPN did not perform well. We tested it over their different protocols, excepting SSTP, which has a very limited server selection.
Our speed dropped nearly 40Mbps from baseline. We tested this on several servers and got roughly the same results.
IPCheck and DNSLeak Test
The IP address checked out. SwitchVPN also has IP and DNS Leak protection. Your real IP is protected from leaking in case of a dropped connection with an automatic kill switch. Use SwitchVPN’s proprietary DNS servers to anonymize all your DNS queries.
- Protocols Available: PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN, SSTP, and IKEv2.
- Anonymous Web Surfing
- Censorship-Free Access
- Public Wi-Fi Protection
- IP Masking
- Access to multiple servers
- P2P Support
- User-friendly Interface
- Cross-Platform Compatibility – Mac, iOS, Android
- 24/7 Customer Support
- 30-Day Money-back
- IP & DNS Leak Protection
- 3-day Trial Offering
This company offers very high encryption levels, up to 2048-bit, providing excellent security. They allow torrents, take Bitcoin and, in most every other regard, are a great service where privacy is concerned.
Areas for Improvement
The speeds were not impressive in testing.
The strong points for SwitchVPN are their easy accessibility as far as customer service goes, their very strong encryption option and their addition of the SSTP protocol to the typical PPTP, L2TP and OpenVPN choice offered by most other providers.
Their weak point was their speed, which we tested several times. This doesn’t make them the best choice out there for P2P, but for encryption they do have quite a bit to offer.