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Private Internet Access Review 2017

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Private Internet Access Review 2017:

Private Internet Access is one of the popular VPN services providers which offer proxy solution as well to all their VPN users. Due to their three year pricing plan, it is among those VPN companies who are offering VPN solution in most cheap rates. But price is not the everything when it concern to purchase VPN services from the company. Following I am sharing the detailed review about Private Internet Access, which will help you to decide, whether it is a correct company for you or not and does its fit with your requirements or not.

Pricing and Plans:

Private Internet Access offer three type of different pricing plans with same features in all of them. These three pricing plans are divided on the bases of prices only not on features which means that you will get the same feature, does not matter that which pricing plan of their services you purchase.

Their three pricing plans are divided into monthly, yearly and three year billing. You can get Private Internet Access account only on $6.95 per month to $39.95 per year where purchasing their services for three year cost only $89.95 per three years which cost about $2.5 per month. So, if you are looking for long term VPN solution, then you should utilize their three year package to save lot of money.

Above all this, Private Internet Access also offer their new customers the seven days money back guaranteed. So, in case if you are not happy with their services, speed and other features then you can get your money back without any reduction.

As compare to other VPN service providers, Private Internet Access is bit expensive in case if you are purchasing their monthly packages. Other VPN services who are offering the same features offer like ExpressVPN cost low.


Private Internet Access is among those companies who offers you P2P support which means that you can download and upload torrent files without worrying about your privacy and security. Its main feature includes unlimited Bandwidth, secure VPN account, option to change multiple VPN gateways, ability to simultaneously with five devices at a time and no encrypted Wi-Fi etc. Let’s take a detail look on different features of Private Internet Access services below:

Hide My IP:

The issues regarding to online privacy is not new. Several time in past, the private data of users has been available publicly. This data can be used for number of different purposes like online marketing and websites as well. Hiding your IP address is a great step toward your online privacy. When you login to a website with an unknown identity, no one ever gone verify your location on the bases of your IP address

Public Wi-Fi Security:

Today, the most easiest way to collect someone’s personal data is public Wi-Fi hotspots. If you among those who use internet through public Wi-Fi hotspots like in cafe, restaurant, collage or a shop, then you should consider to purchase VPN account to secure your online browsing data. Due to lack of security in Public Wi-Fi connection, the device which is connected with Wi-Fi can be easily hacked and hacker can stole all the private content from your device.

Browse Internet Anonymously:

No one like to share their browser history with anyone, including the internet service provider who has access to your online activity. There are several ways to surf internet anonymously which includes online proxies. But online proxies can also track your activities while they are slow and contain loads of advertisements. With the help of Private Internet Access, you can browser anonymously. This is a great option for those who are using internet in office where internet activities are being monitored by employers.

Thousands of servers in 25 countries:

No need to be worried about server time because Private Internet Access offers you the ability to connect with their more than 3000+ servers in 25 countries. These countries includes US, UK, Canada, Turkey, Australia, India, France, Japan, China and many more.

Multiple PIA Client support:

PIA has designed their own mobile application and computer software to use their VPN services. Its work with all major operating systems which includes Windows, Android, iOS and MAC. Other than that, they also have different applications for old version of Android, iOS and Linux operating systems. You can connect with five different devices with your single Private Internet Access account at a time.

Speed Test of PIA:

After testing the speed of PIA VPN servers, I must say that they are providing the promising internet speed. There internet speed is almost same like your internet speed without VPN services. If you are receiving 2.7MBps without VPN then you will receive up to 2.5MBps with PIA VPN. But this speed is not constant with all of their servers. For example, you will receive high internet speed on their UK and US based servers where you have to compromise with internet speed if you connect with their Indian server etc. Overall, PIA is offering a great internet speed to their customers.

Customer Services:

Private Internet Access offers different ways to get connected with their customer services teams. They have option of live chat where their agents are online 24 hours a day to help you and answer your questions where you can contact with them their online ticket system as well and through email address. Private Internet Access has a complete guide for their new users which help them to solve their queries automatically. Their documentation and knowledge base portal contain the answers of all the basics and advance questions.

Over all, we found that their live help option is bit slow. This could be happened due to two reasons, their agent is busy with other clients or they have lack of agents to help multiple users at a time.


Pros of Private Internet Access:

  1. Secure VPN account with great internet speed
  2. Encrypted Wi-Fi, Hide My IP and location etc
  3. P2P, VoIP support and SOCKS5 Proxy includes
  4. Offer unlimited Bandwidth all in packages
  5. Connect with 5 devices simultaneously
  6. 3000+ servers in 25 different countries
  7. Seven days money back guarantee.

Cons of Private Internet Access:

  1. Speed is good but not with all servers
  2. Problem with connection time on some server
  3. Slow customer services, specially the live help.


On the bases of above review, I will rate Private Internet Access 4 out of 5. My improving their customer services and internet speed, they can rule the VPN world.

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