Turbo VPN is a popular free VPN proxy client for Android and iOS. Google Play reports the app has had a lot more than 50 million installs, and it’s easy to understand why. The free service provides you with access to nine servers across North America, Europe and Asia, and there are no bandwidth limits or restrictions to hold you back.
The company got off to a bad begin with us, once we noticed its website didn’t support or redirect secure HTTPS connections. Entering ‘https://www.turbovpn.co’ into our browser got us a ‘err_connection_refused’ alert, during a period of days (and one of their menus, Services, displayed nothing but a vacant black box).
We might hope that Turbo VPN Review might have the technical expertise and attention to detail to correctly manage the safety of its own website, but, well, apparently not. Download and install the app, anyway, and you’ll discover it includes ads, but that’s no surprise – if the service will probably be any use, then money needs to change hands at some time.
Consider Turbo VPN? There’s no P2P support with all the free or paid plans, but that’s not necessarily an unexpected, either. Bandwidth will be in short supply for virtually any provider having an unlimited free plan. Upgrading to some VIP Account drops the ads, gets your faster speeds, more servers, and allows connecting up to five devices simultaneously. The 1-month plan is costly at $14.29 (£10.99), though. Join annually and the price plummets to $3.58 (£2.75) monthly, but there could still be better deals elsewhere. An annual plan at Private Internet Access costs across the same amount, but gets you with a fast and full-strength VPN which you can use on mobile and desktop devices.
The policy explains that Turbo VPN is really a ‘no-log network’, stating: “We do not collect any info about the websites you visit or even the IP addresses allotted to you when you access the Turbo VPN Private Network, and regarding our VPN service, we all do not collect any data stored on or transmitted from the device, including any data that applications on the device may transmit through our network.”
Some data is recorded during sessions, although the policy explains that “any browsing information or some other similar information in relation to your web activities transmitted by you to our own servers when you use Turbo VPN is cleared after your VPN ‘session’ is closed.”
We now have some issues with this statement: “When you turn into a user in the Service, we will collect the statistic about users’ behavior and site.” Collect data on behavior? That could be a justification for logging just about everything. We could imagine how location data may be useful to the developer, as an example, to find out which countries had the most connection failures – but it’s still data we would normally would rather keep to ourselves.
Turbo VPN’s Android app placed in seconds, and immediately offered us a ‘7-day free trial offer.’ It was nothing special – only the usual ‘create a Google Play subscription and you’ll be billed after having a week’ – however it does a minimum of lslmob you the opportunity to try the full service.
Turbo VPN installed without difficulty, and was ready to go in a matter of moments. The interface is designed for simplicity, and also total novices will figure out the basics straight away. Click on the Connect icon and the app aims to get in touch you to definitely the fastest server. Click a red Close button when you’re done, as well as the connection is closed.
Tapping a globe icon displays the location list. This has some more features than some: all servers have icons which state they indicate their speed, for example, and a few servers have captions to tell you the services they support (US Netflix, UK Sky Go and BBC iPlayer.) There’s no Favorites system or Recent list, though, which means you must scroll to commonly-used servers every time.
Turbo VPN similarly deserves some credit for allowing users to choose between OpenVPN and IPsec connections, but there are hardly any other useful settings beyond a simple ‘Connect when Turbo VPN starts.’