We have taken a closer look at the world’s most advanced VPN service (according to the NordVPN website). Here is our NordVPN review based on our tests of their VPN services.
Now you might wonder what makes NordVPN different from most other VPN providers? We will try to tell you more about that in this NordVPN review and we will also share just basic thoughts about NordVPN based on our tests. Let us start at the very beginning!
An overall impression of NordVPN
The first thing you meet is the NordVPN website. The website looks clean and nice, and it also seems to be very trustworthy as they have a “recommended by C|NET and PC Mags” picture coming at you immediately. You can also see that they have been referred to in articles in Forbes, The Guardian, Huffington Post, and other interesting places.
It is very easy to sign up with NordVPN. Currently, they have a 1-month plan, a 1-year plan, a 2-year plan, and a 3-year plan available at their website.
Their prices are quite similar to most other VPN providers, so the prices should not at all intimidate you. As you pay for the services you can decide to pay with either Bitcoin, PayPal, CreditCard or some other method using PaymentWall.
One NordVPN subscription can be used on six different devices at the same time, making sure that the entire family can stay safe online with one single subscription.
The NordVPN client for Windows, Android and iOS
Before you get to actually test NordVPN you need to sign up and install their VPN client on your designated platform. The Windows client is very easy to use. It is small and it does not take up a lot of space as you use it. You will at once see all the nations in which a NordVPN server can be found, and thus you can connect to the nation in which you want an IP address.
Some of the special functions for NordVPN is their Double VPN connection opportunity. You can easily decide to connect to such a server in the NordVPN client.
In the Windows client, you can also decide to use another special service provided by NordVPN and that is their Tor over VPN service. On a Tor network, your information is sent through different nodes before it reaches the Internet. In that way, it is very hard to trace the origin of a request. But, with NordVPN you can connect to a VPN server before connecting to a Tor entry node, and thus your information will be even safer than before. This is a brilliant function for those who love surfing with the Tor browser, but still, want to encrypt their online activity.
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What is a NordVPN Double VPN?
For those who want even more encryption and security this is a brilliant solution. Here you will first connect to one NordVPN server, and then automatically you will be forwarded on to another VPN server. As a result, you will experience double encryption before your data reaches the Internet.
NordVPN on iOS and Android
The VPN clients for iOS and Android look even better than the Windows client. The Windows client looks quite easy, while the design of the Android and iOS clients look smoother. On these clients, you can easily connect to any server in a country worldwide. You can also use the Smart Play function which serves as an encrypted proxy solution. This is supposed to give you access to for example BBC, Hulu, and similar streaming services.
Just like in Windows you can also connect to the Double VPN servers or Tor over VPN, or maybe use one of the dedicated P2P servers if that is what you are looking for.
How are speeds with NordVPN?
We have used NordVPN for several purposes, and we must say that we have not had trouble with the speeds of the NordVPN servers. We also read all their new blog posts regularly, and it is easy to see that they constantly upgrade their server park with new IP addresses and new servers. At the moment they have servers in about 50 nations (and a total of more than 5000 servers) meaning that for most people that is more than enough.
Our most recent NordVPN speed test from the start of 2020, gave us some of the following results.
- VPN server in Hungary – 256 Mbps
- VPN server in the UK – 229 Mbps
- VPN server in the US – 179 Mbps
- VPN server in Germany – 49 Mbps
- VPN server in Australia – 197 Mbps
- VPN server in Argentina – 3 MBps
With the exception of the VPN server in Argentina, these results are amazing and based on those numbers, we can warmly recommend NordVPN as an ultra-quick VPN provider.
NordVPN refund policy
NordVPN has a thirty-day full refund policy. That means you are entitled to a full refund if you have paid for their services and do not like the product you get.
NordVPN and unblocking streaming services!
NordVPN is one of the best VPN providers on the market if your goal is to unblock Netflix. They might actually be the very best because they are the only provider that will keep you totally free from proxy and unblocker error messages as you use their servers? How come?
As you connect to one of their servers, you will either get access to the local Netflix region in which the server is located (if it works with Netflix). If it doesn’t work with Netflix, you will instead get automatic access to American Netflix. Isn’t that kind of cool?
You can also use NordVPN to unblock Amazon Prime, Hulu, BBC, ITV, and lots of other streaming services and TV channels online!
What more is there to say in our NordVPN review?
We believe that NordVPN is a perfect solution for those in need of a VPN service. Maybe you need it to get an IP address in another country, in order to stream content on TV channels. Or maybe you want a VPN subscription in order to encrypt your online activity so that you can be safe that no big brother spies on what you are doing? NordVPN is probably what you need.
If you want to give NordVPN a try you can click the button above to visit the NordVPN website.
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