Pricing and Plans
TotalVPN has a very basic pricing structure, with rates that are quite competitive with those of other providers. You can choose their free package, which nets you 3 locations with all available protocols on one device. The drawback is that your bandwidth and transfer are both limited.
The paid package is:
- $6.95 for one month
- Unlimited bandwidth
- Unlimited transfer
- Three device connections
- Premium proxy
You can pay with credit cards, AmEx debit cards and PayPal.
Free Trial / Money Back Guarantee
TotalVPN offers the free version of their service, which is a great way to test it out and make sure it’ll work for you without paying a dime. If you need your money back, however, there’s a 30-day guarantee.
Privacy & Anonymity
TotalVPN says that they do not keep any logs of your activity. This is displayed on the front page of their site and is one of their main advertising points. They are located in the UK, which isn’t a great jurisdiction for privacy and they do disclose that they will release information to law enforcement if they get a lawful request, which is unavoidable for a company in their jurisdiction. Overall, however, the company seems very committed to privacy.
You can torrent over this service.
TotalVPN has a good knowledge base and troubleshooting information on their site. This is among the providers that offer a 24/7 live support option, as well, which is a serious advantage, particularly for those who aren’t too familiar with VPNs yet, beyond knowing that having one is a very good idea these days.
In keeping with the rather streamlined nature of TotalVPN’s service, their client is very clean and easy to use. We tested on their Windows client. The company also offers apps for Mac OS, iOS and Android devices.
The Windows client is very straightforward. Opening it up, you’ll see the list of available servers. The settings screen allows you to select your protocol and handle account-related tasks. The client minimizes to the task bar, but gives you a system tray icon so you can make sure you’re still connected.
Windows, Mac OSX, Android, IPhone, etc.
TotalVPN works with all operating systems, including mobile. There’s no client for Linux, but setting up a VPN on that OS by way of the network manager is not difficult.
TotalVPN’s network is plenty fast. We tested it over a 50/5Mbps line from Albuquerque. Connecting to their server in San Jose, we were still pulling over 20Mbps. That’s competitive with any other provider out there and certainly fast enough for torrenting or other purposes.
IPCheck and DNSLeak
We had no issues with DNS leakage or IP addresses. If you have DNS leaks, you can manually configure your device to use a specific server.
- PPTP, IPsec, OpenVPN, IKEv2
- More than 30 locations
- Compatible with most devices/operating systems
- Fast setup
- Nice client
- Proxy options
- Supports streaming media
- Free plan
- No logging
- Plenty of protocols
- Great client
- 24/7 customer support
Areas for Improvement
The only real area for improvement we could find was payment methods. We’d like to see TotalVPN accept Bitcoin, but they’re planning on doing so in the near future, so they even seem to have that taken care of.
TotalVPN proved to be impressive and, on top of that, impressively inexpensive. Their servers are fast, they don’t log and their apps should be easy for anyone to figure out. Overall, this is a good service and we do recommend it.