Total VPN Review

Review of: Total VPN

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Rating:
4
On June 13, 2016
Last modified:June 13, 2016

Summary:

Launched in the latter part of 2015, ‘Total VPN’ is a UK based company that is steadily ascending the ladder in the market of VPN providers. With an extensive range of servers spread over more than thirty countries throughout the world, they allow safe internet access through encrypted connections. Their policy of obscuring IP addresses is a testimony to the fact that they value the virtual liberty of their customers.

Total VPN is operated by Pseudio Ltd. DBA and is compatible with all major OS platforms which include Windows, Mac OSX, Android, and iOS. The pricing options allow you to avail a free version, where you can operate through a VPN account for as long as you wish to. However, the Premium plan allows you to enjoy unlimited usage with no limitations. If the introduction has managed to pique your interest, then scroll down to get better acquainted with all its important features.

 

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Features

You can connect to three devices at the same time using Total VPN, using the same username and password. Talking about device compatibility, Total VPN allows accessibility from almost every kind of device including smartphones, laptops, kindle, computers, and many others. The software client is clean, easy to use, and allows you to quickly connect, or re-connect to any required region in seconds. It supports most operating systems, barring a few like Linux Ubuntu and Linux Fedora. Also, they are planning on extending their availability to Chromebook.

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TotalVPN offers a strong 256-bit encryption and all major connection protocols. These include OpenVPN, PPTP, L2TP/IPSec and IkeV2. Thus, Total VPN allows for smooth and secure networking for various application needs.

Unlimited bandwidth is offered to premium plan users with no speed limits either, enabling you to upload and download with the best possible speeds, and TotalVPN does a good job in that regard. Most of my speed tests and media streaming was really fast with minimal loss.

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The anonymity of your IP address is an extremely important feature especially in such volatile online environments, where cyber criminals can exploit any loophole in an application’s security and gain access to private user information. So to provide protection from such criminals, Total VPN provides you with an automatic Wi-Fi security with which you can maintain complete anonymity. Moreover, it follows a zero-monitoring policy. By this policy, Total VPN does not keep a tab or log any of your online browsing data. Thus, you get to enjoy complete virtual freedom in an extremely secure and encrypted environment, not only ensuring your privacy, but also protecting you from cyber criminals and fraud when using public Wi-Fi networks.

Using Total VPN, you can unblock any website of your choice irrespective of the geo restrictions. Thus, it allows you to access your favorite content on the internet without facing many hurdles. Netflix aficionados, take note!

Location and Performance

An offered 30+ servers are spread across all major continents, offering services in more than 30 countries worldwide and to be expected to continuously grow form here. These include the USA and Canada in North America; the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Italy, Sweden, Poland, Austria, Romania and Switzerland in Europe; Argentina in South America; and various other servers spread over Australia, Israel, China, Japan, Singapore, Russia, Iceland, and many more regions.

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As I quickly mentioned, one of the best parts of my experience using Total VPN was speed. It may be because they are still a newly established service, but their servers provided exceptional performance with minimal bandwidth loss due to encryption. As low as 5% loss was recorded over OpenVPN over long overseas distances. The website allows you to verify each server load, and they will continuously increase capacity as users grow. During my testing, the service did not drop or cause any kind of hang-ups. Although I have only had it for a couple of months now, I have been pleased with the software clients, as well as with overall performance.

For further details about its features, locations, the various pricing plans, and any other such points, you should visit the official website of Total VPN which is quite easy to navigate through. Everything is designed in such a way, that the user doesn’t face frustration while going through the website with one exception. Signing up for a paid plan often redirects you and asks you to opt in for the free version first with an email address. Otherwise, the setup was a breeze.

Pricing Plans

Total VPN offers two different options in this regard. The first one is a free version, as previously covered. It allows the user to operate through an account for as long as he or she wants to. Although it is limited by bandwidth and speed caps, it supports all security protocols and makes up for the absence of a free trial, which would have been better in order to test speeds. However, a 30-day money back guarantee is offered on paid plans.

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The second plan or the Premium plan is priced at $5.99 to $4.99/month depending on promotions, if one opts for the annual package; while one month of usage will cost around $12.44. The difference between the two prices is quite vast. The Premium version gets rid of the limitations provide by the previous one – these include an unlimited bandwidth and the absence of a data cap. Plus, you get the advantage of Premium Proxy. It should be noted that Total VPN is currently offering a 50% discount to VPN Critic visitors. Simply visit the site using the link below.

 

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Upgrading to the Premium package also gives you a peek into a few additional features, the most notable of these is priority support. You can unlock any additional connection and receive help wherever needed. It also allows you to access an eBook that serves as a complete guide to online safety. To get a better understanding of how much they value the issue of online security, go ahead and read through their privacy policy which outlines their staunch views on the same.

Here’s a little peek:

“Total VPN uses technical security measures to prevent the loss, misuse, altering or unauthorized disclosure of information under our control. Such security measures include but are not limited to: physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. All sensitive information is collected on a secure server. When we ask customers to provide financial information (such as credit card numbers) that data is protected using Secure Sockets Layer (“SSL”) technology. We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it.”

Lastly, you are offered two choices when it comes to payment options and these include PayPal or via credit cards (specifically Visa, MasterCard, and American Express).

Customer Support

If you go through the Privacy Policy, you will know that towards its end, Total VPN outlines the manner in which you can contact them – that is either via email at support@totalvpn.com or the following address – Larch House, Parklands Business Park, Denmead, Hampshire, UK; PO7 6XP.

Total VPN Features new (2)Moreover, there is a 24/7 live chat which can prove to be really useful for its users. By providing your name and email address, you can start talking virtually to a company representative. The queries are segregated according to their natures, and you are redirected to the concerned section (like technical, billing, or sales).

A FAQ section allows you to go through the queries which arise most frequently in the mind of the user. Total VPN also has an active presence on social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+; and also operates through an informative blog which acquaints the customers with its features.

Conclusion

These were a few minor ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’ that had to be included in the review. All in all, Total VPN is a treat for its users in ways more than one. One can’t just stop raving about its advanced encryption, which provides a brilliant protection against malicious intentions of cyber criminals.

A great customer support and the security protocols, show the amount of stress that has been laid on personal freedom and smooth usability. And, although the free version comes with a few restrictions, it’s quite an important and noteworthy feature. Thus, balancing what’s good and what’s not, it’s perfectly clear that this is something to look out for!