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 and Plans
Like many VPN providers, SwitchVPN prices its service based on the length of your term.
- One month of service for $9.95
- Three months of service for $8.95 per month
- Twelve months of service for $4.95 per month
Every plan comes with unlimited bandwidth and five simultaneous connections.
Switch VPN also offers a business version of their plan, which allows for more connections by default and additional ones if needed, for $2 each.
- One month of business service, $59.95
- Three months of business service for $49.95 per month
- Twelve months of business service for $25.00 per month
Payments can be made with credit cards, PayPal, Bitcoin and a variety of other online payment services.
Free Trial / Money Back Guarantee
SwitchVPN offers a thirty-day, no-questions-asked money back guarantee on all their services.
Privacy & Anonymity
SwitchVPN does not log your traffic, but the specifics of this policy are a bit confusing, to say the least.
They collect the time and date you connect, the server you connect to, how long you stay connected and the amount of bandwidth you use.
The company says that they will not comply with requests for information unless they receive a court order and that they regularly “cycle this information.”
Torrenting is allowed on this provider.
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.
Windows, Mac OSX, Android, IPhone, etc.
SwitchVPN has clients for Mac and Windows.
SwitchVPN Baseline Speedtest
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
The IP address checked out. With a Windows 8 computer configured to obtain the DNS address automatically, it leaked.
- PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN, SSTP
- Five connections Pro, ten connections Business
- Unlimited bandwidth
- Torrents allowed
- Bitcoin accepted
- PC, Mac, Linux, router and mobile compatible
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, but see below.
Areas for Improvement
The speeds were not impressive in testing.
The strong points for SwtichVPN 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.