Pricing & Plans
VPN.ac offers “virtually unlimited” traffic and six simultaneous connections on all of its accounts. The actual limit on data transfers is 2TB per month, which is a huge amount so the “virtually unlimited” claim is justified.
The pricing is as follows:
You can pay via PayPal, credit cards, prepaid cash cards and Bitcoin.
Free Trial/ Money-back Guarantee
There is a seven-day money back guarantee on all VPNac accounts. There is no free trial.
Privacy & Anonymity
- Double-hop connections for improved privacy and connection speed overseas
- There is no activity logging or monitoring of user’s internet activity
- No logs, not even common Linux daemons, are kept on their VPN servers
- User’s privacy is increased through shared IP addresses on VPN Nodes
- They don’t use 3rd party tracking services on their website
Torrents are allowed on this service.
VPNac provides a ticketing system for customer support. There’s also a live chat window you can use to get help.
VPNac has a simple but very well-designed client. It has a tabbed interface. Click on the Advanced tab and you’ll see the kill switch option first on the list. Server selection is done via the dropdown menu from the Main tab.
VPNac offers clients for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.
VPN Server Locations
VPNac has 130 servers in over 20 countries. Number of IPs is not stated on their site.
The speed test on VPNac was very impressive. In fact, it barely slowed our connection down at all. We connected from Albuquerque to the closest server in their network, located in Dallas. The connection slowed our data transfer down by less than 1Mbps.
IPCheck and DNSLeak Test
Using the client, our IP and DNS server addresses were concealed.
- No logging
- Accepts Bitcoin
- P2P allowed
- Six simultaneous connections
- PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN
- Windows, Mac, Android, iOS clients
VPNac recently added a new feature: DNS Filtering. DNS filtering capabilities for ads/malware/tracking blocking have now been included on their new Android app version. It can be enabled in the app’s Advanced tab.
- Disabled (default): no filtering, unblocking US Netflix on all servers. Basically, no change – same as it always has been.
- SecureDNS: enabled ads/malware/tracking and other unwanted resources blocking, while still unblocking the US Netflix version on all servers.
- SecureDNS + local streaming: same filtering capabilities but will use the default Netflix version. This option is ideal if you watch releases belonging to Netflix that aren’t country specific as the speed/quality should be higher. Please note that “local” DOES NOT mean that it unblocks local catalogues
The new settings will be available in our Windows, Mac, Linux and iOS apps on their next updates which are going to be released gradually in the very near future.
The speed from VPNac was great. The logging policy is also excellent.
Areas for Improvement
A free trial would be a nice offering.