Private Internet Access Review – 2021

Private Internet Access

Private Internet Access is a great VPN service provider to ensure that web traffic is not getting spied by advertisers and your ISP. Private Internet Access is an American based company which provides more than three thousand servers to choose. You can consider it as a most trusted VPN service provider available in the market. Private Internet Access has been one of the best we have tested so far.

Why choose Private Internet Access

Private Internet Access is one of the best VPN that you will come across. Private Internet Access is most popular for its virtual private networks. It will provide you, more than 3000 servers across 76 countries. It offers the applications for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS and Linux. PIA (Private Internet Access) also offers browser extensions for popular browsers.

Most useful for

  • This is best for streaming Netflix and Hulu.
  • A great choice for torrenting and downloading.
  • Best for security and privacy.

Can be used on

  1. Mac
  2. Windows
  3. Android
  4. IOS
  5. Linux
  6. Routers

Pros

  • Private Internet Access offers affordable plans like $3.33 for a monthly plan.
  • They don’t keep logs, so, you are secure.
  • Offers huge number servers which means reliable and fast connection.
  • Provides features like Kill Switch and leak protection.
  • You can connect up to five devices simultaneously.

Cons

  • The user interface is not that user friendly.
  • They only have servers in 24 countries which is quite disappointing.

Pricing and plans

Private Internet Access is one of the most affordable VPN available in the market. Private Internet Access has three plans which are $3.33 per month for one year which very less in comparison to other popular VPNs. For month subscription they charge $6.95 and for six months subscription, they charge $5.99 per month. Every plan of Private Internet Access offers unlimited bandwidth and access to all advanced features. Apart from credit cards and PayPal they also accept payments using retail gift cards.

Features of Private Internet Access

  • The most noticeable thing about Private Internet Access is its highest number of servers available. It has more than 3000 servers due to which you will get a reliable connection.
  • Private Internet Access offers three different VPN tunnelling protocols which are PPTP, OpenVPN, and L2TP/IPSec.
  • With Private Internet Access, you can connect up to five devices at the same time.
  • You will get multiple VPN gateways and you can block malware and ads.
  • You are allowed to configure your VPN.

Tests

I did the speed test on www.speedtest.net and the result was disappointing. As you know after using VPN slow performance is quite normal but the speed test result of Private Internet Access was at the point where you can not consider it normal. As for security, there were not any issues with security. We tested it on www.dnsleaktest.com and result showed that IP was masked correctly.

Privacy

They don’t keep logs so with Private Internet Access your data are secured. They don’t keep a track of traffic logs, data transfer amounts, and session times.  So, Private Internet Access can be a great option for those who want to use a VPN for privacy.

Security

For providing the best security Private Internet Access uses the AES-256 encryption, this isn’t any big point as most of the best VPN also use it but still, it can be considered as plus point. It allows you to switch things up with options like RSA 4096 or SHA1 encryption. It also provides features like Kill Switch, DNS Leak Protection, and a shared IP System. So, overall this will be a great choice for those who wants to maximize their security.