TorVPN is headquartered in the UK and is owned by Lockspin UK, Ltd. They offer a free service, as well as a variety of paid packages. Their service definitely has some upsides. They log, but are very transparent; read more on that below. They don’t have their own client, but they offer a highly configurable service that’s really very easy to use.
Pricing and Plans
TorVPN has very flexible pricing options. They have both metered and unlimited plans.
- Free VPN: Seven day trial, unlimited speed
- Cheap VPN: 5GB of traffic for €0.50
- Custom VPN: Highly configurable, 10GB base traffic starts at €1
- ProVPN: 60GB traffic/30 days €1.90
- Silver VPN: 100GB traffic/90 days €5.50
- Gold VPN: Unlimited traffic/1 year €19.90
Each of the plans has expanded options as the price goes up. The Custom VPN package can be changed around most any way you wish as far as the specifics go, from adding more sessions to changing the traffic or time limits.
TorVPN takes credit cards and PayPal. They also accept BitCoin.
Free Trial / Money Back Guarantee
The free trial gives you seven days to check out the service. You can use one server, one session and can choose PPTP or OpenVPN. You get 2GB of traffic with the free offer.
Privacy & Anonymity
TorVPN logs, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t consider them. In fact, the way that they address the issue makes them worth considering.
While TorVPN keeps connection logs, they also have a warrant canary. If they’re ever required to hand over any information, you’ll be made aware of it. While some companies do offer a no-logging service, the value of which TorVPN disputes on their site, TorVPN is among the few VPN services that have a warrant canary.
TorVPN allows you to use BitTorrent on their servers.
Customer support can be obtained through a 24/7 live chat window. You can also contact support via your account page.
The instructions on TorVPN’s site are excellent all around.
TorVPN doesn’t have its own client, so you’ll have to set up the OpenVPN client manually, or set up PPTP on your operating system.
TorVPN has comprehensive instructions for getting set up, and downloading your configuration files is very easy. This service should be easily accessible for anyone
Windows, Mac OSX, Android, IPhone, etc.
There are setup instructions for Mac, Linux, OSX, Android and iOS on the site.
We tested this service on a 50Mbps/5Mbps connection. The free account gave us access to a server in Hungary. Even connecting from the US, the speed was impressive. The 15Mbps download speed we got wasn’t the fastest we’ve seen, but it was certainly good and offers plenty of bandwidth for torrenting.
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- PPTP, OpenVPN
- AES 256-bit encryption
- Plenty of support options
- Warrant canary
- Bitcoin accepted
- Company’s transparency
- Takes bitcoin
- Very flexible options
Areas for Improvement
A dedicated client would be an improvement, but the OpenVPN client is more than adequate.
TorVPN is worth considering. Those who have very strong reservations about logging should read the company’s FAQ, because they do bring up good points about whether or not no-logging policies are always optimal. On the technical end of things, TorVPN is competitive with most any other service. Pricewise, they’re very competitive, in fact. Business or home users who know exactly what they want and who don’t want to pay a dime more than they need to should consider TorVPN, in particular.