|Payment:||Credit Card, Paypal, Bitcoin|
|Protocols||PPTP, IPSec, OpenVPN|
TigerVPN is based in Slovakia. The company started up in 2012, has a network large enough to be competitive with the biggest providers out there and offers a low-cost basic service package. They also allow you to accumulate Karma Points, which basically function as a referral bonus.
Pricing and Plans
Tiger VPN has very simple pricing and subscription options, with discounts becoming available with longer terms of service. The service includes unlimited transfer and bandwidth, access to a forty-two nation VPN server network and access to PPTP, L2TP and OpenVPN protocols. Each account includes one connection to the Tiger VPN servers. The pricing is as follows:
- Monthly: $9
- Annual billing: $7.50 per month
Extra Connections to Servers:
- +1 for $4 per month
- +2 for $5 per month
- +3 for $6 per month
- +4 for $7 per month
You can pay with credit cards, PayPal or Bitcoin.
Free Trial / Money Back Guarantee
There’s a three-day money back guarantee with this provider that also functions as a free trial. You can download their client at their site and login to the free trial from the startup screen.
Privacy & Anonymity
Tiger VPN does log your connection time and the amount of traffic you consume. They do not, according to their site, log the sites you visit or any other data.
Torrenting is allowed on this service, but they encourage users to be aware of what is legal and what is not in the nations where they connect.
There are extensive instructions for connecting various devices and using all three protocols that Tiger VPN offers on their site. There is also a ticketing system available for Tiger VPN customers.
Tiger VPN advertises itself as software free—which all VPN services are, technically—but we tested their downloadable Windows client, which makes hooking up via OpenVPN very easy.
The client will help you find the fastest server near your location, though it allows you to connect to any server on the network. Connecting utilizes a swipe-type switch. Once you’re connected, a green bar displays along the top of the screen, indicating that your connection is secured.
Windows, Mac OSX, Android, IPhone, etc.
Tiger VPN can be manually configured to run on most any device. The client area of the website gives links to apps and manual instructions for Android and iOS, as well as other operating systems.
TigerVPN Baseline Speedtest
Tiger VPN did very well in terms of speed. It slowed our connection a bit, from nearly 40Mbps to just more than 25Mbps, but connecting was smooth and the speed was still well within the range of broadband.
IPCheck and DNSLeak
Tiger VPN hid both our IP and DNS server addresses.
- PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN
- Broad compatibility
- Easy to use website
- Bitcoin accepted
- Torrenting allowed
- Limited logging
- Well-designed site
- Good speed
- Ease of use
- Easy instructions
Areas for Improvement
Adding a full-featured client would be an upgrade for this service.
Tiger VPN is good. They offer a large network, a good logging policy and competitive prices. This service could use some more branding by way of a customized client, as the one they have at present is limited, but this is a service worth checking out for its privacy benefits and P2P policies.