If user privacy is the ticket for you, then you should know about Private Internet Access. The company is managed by London Trust Media, Inc. who, despite their name, is an American company. You may have encountered Private Internet Access through their sponsorships of online privacy related groups in the technical community.
DNS leak protection and an Internet kill switch should the VPN ever drop are two of the exceptional features that have led to the rapid growth and tremendous reputation of PIA. Throw in the ability to control the level of encryption, and a very attractive price, and it’s not surprising that P2P file sharers and their community, like Torrent Freak, highly recommend PIA.
About Those Low Prices…
All you can eat.
Unlimited access to their VPN servers
Run up to 5 (five) devices on one account
And now, a special promotion. Sign up for one year service, and the price averages only $3.25, which is just about half of the regular $6.45 pay month by month plan. Lock in your savings now by visiting the Private Internet Access special page.
PayPal, bitcoin, gift cards, credit cards from American Express to Visa and MasterCard and Discover, plus several other options make it easy to manage your payments. And you can try all this for free…
Initial Trial Period at No Risk to You
Put Private Internet Access to work for all your computing platforms. Try out the service and the software. You’ll have a 7 day money back guarantee. If you’re not happy for any reason simply request a refund in the first 7 days.
PIA VPN Server Locations
In terms of server locations, Private Internet Access doesn’t have the largest VPN network. But their servers are located in important parts of the world, and the number of servers in each location supports a large customer base and is built for future growth. This strategy is what fuels the ability of PIA to offers such a low price. There are a total of 2091 servers, in 20 locations, in 13 countries (United States; Canada; UK; australia; France; Germany; Hong Kong; Israel; Japan; Netherlands; Romania; Sweden; & Switzerland), offering OpenVPN, L2TP, and PPTP protocols. Remember that all this comes with unlimited bandwidth and data. No usage fees. And full access to all server locations with one account.
Security, Privacy, & Peace of Mind
If you are looking for a VPN service that doesn’t log traffic while offering a high level of security, you’ll like these features of PIA: Absolutely no traffic logs, and the level of encryption supported includes OpenVPN, L2TP/IPSec, PPTP, and socks proxy.
Windows User interface:
Looks easy, is easy. Menu resembles open-source OpenVPN client. Just click on the server you want.
Fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or above.
Android App Interface
Download the app from Google Play (no charge). All other features the same– except for the handy meter showing total data sent and received. Not for your PIA use, which is unlimited, but extremely useful for those on a limited data plan!
Remember, you can use up to 5 devices at the same time, so fire up your desktop and your handheld at the same time!
Connect from iPhone or iPad
No app, but your iPhone or iPad can easily connect to PIA using PPTP or L2TPT protocol. Here’s a step by step:
Generate a PPTP/L2TP password from the PIA client control panel
Open Settings, then General, then Network, then VPN
Click Add VPN Configuration, then select L2TP
In the Description field, enter Private Internet Access
In the Server field, enter us-california.privateinternetaccess.com (or your choice of server)
In the Account field, enter your supplied username
In the Password field, enter your supplied password
In the Secret field, enter mysafety
Check that Send All Traffic is set to ON
Click Home button
Click VPN, then click Private Internet Access
Set VPN to ON
Look for the “Connected” status