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AirVPN Review – Is Air VPN Worth the Money?

AirVPN came into existence in 2010 by the Pirate Party Festival, which is a group of Italian hacktivists, in Rome. In this AirVPN review, I will look at the top features and Pros/Cons of the service to see if it is worth the money.

Key Features

The following features distinguish AirVPN from other VPN service providers.

  • Encryption methods include: AES-256-CBC Data channel, 2048 bit RSA key size and HMAC SHA1Control Channel.
  • It allows OpenVPN over SSH and SSL.
  • It enables you to select alternate IP address so you can easily bypass IP blocking.
  • AirVPN allows several compressing options including tar, zip, 7zip, tar and bzip2, and tar and gzip.
  • You can download files off the internet without compressing them, one by one.
  • It is available on all platforms including Windows, Linux and Mac OSX.
  • You are given the option to connect to all connection port ranges including 53, 80, 443, 1018 and 22 (only for SSH).
  • Minimum allocated bandwidth is 4 Mbit/s and minimum download and upload limit is 4 Mbit/s.
  • AirVPN has approximately 40 servers spread over 10 countries, mostly in European countries. Some servers are located in Singapore and the United States as well.
  • It offers five different packages. The least expensive one costs $9 per month and the most expensive one costs $70 per year. One day trial package is available for $1.30.
  • It provides access to all exit nodes without any time limit or bandwidth limit.
  • AirVPN allows server switching for free.
  • It hides your internet traffic from your Internet Service Providers as well. All they are able to view is encrypted data.
  • It allows you to select servers between countries and even continents.
  • It allows all protocols including p2p.
  • It supports dynamic report forwarding.
  • Payment can be made only through PayPal and BitCoin only.
  • Trial package costs money.
  • Customers complain about DMCA issues that are very important for internet freedom.

Pros

  • It provides access to all exit nodes without any time limit or bandwidth limit.
  • AirVPN allows server switching for free.
  • It hides your internet traffic from your Internet Service Providers as well. All they are able to view is encrypted data.
  • It allows you to select servers between countries and even continents.
  • It allows all protocols including p2p.
  • It supports dynamic report forwarding.

Cons

  • Payment can be made only through PayPal and BitCoin only.
  • Trial package costs money.
  • Customers complain about DMCA issues that are very important for internet freedom.

AirVPN has managed to acquire good reviews from most VPN users. However, the problem is that you don’t get the chance to experience its trial service for free which means that you have to rely on the reviews and make your decision accordingly.

Because of the lack of a free trial and the DMCA issues, I would NOT recommend starting out with AirVPN. Instead, I would go with a service like HideMyAss or VyperVPN for just starting out. You can also check out our comparison list here.

About the author

Conner Sinclair

An obsessed techie (not recovering), I'm all about find the latest ways to protect my online privacy and I share what I find with others...

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