The privacy side of it works just fine. I give that a thumbs up. But two thumbs down when it comes to speed. I have a 50mbps plan. And always run 45mbps up to 55mbps. The highest speed i was able to clock while running PIA VPN was 11mbps. Which aint bad i can still stream. Yesterday all my speed checks while running PIA was barely clocking 3mbps .. They are one of the most affordable and maybe that is why. Just like anything else though. You get whay you pay for! I might have to use another service. Was leaning toward ip vanish.. I would like to keep pia. Bit may have to jump ship..
It used to be good with very close to real speeds. Lately I am lucky to get 20mb/s with PIA on, when I get 180mb/s with it off. I lose 90% of my speed and no where to complain on the app. If I could get a refund I would take it and go to another VPN service that keeps things working as they should.
The service itself is great, and this app works well. Very easy to start and stop. I like the icon in the notification area for controlling the app. I especially am glad to have it when I'm using a free public WiFi connection. I never want to have to trust that somebody's guest network is secure. Good to be able to select specific apps that won't go through the VPN, like Netflix, which doesn't allow VPNs to access their service.
I liked it until my ip was being able to be tracked by some of the sites i was using. My location was exposed and i was not able to access content. Customer service responded after almost a month saying they can't help. Time to look for another service i guess. To be fair though, it was good until i needed support from them. *** Update After fruitless efforts with customer service, i tried a few other vpns ...ALL vpns including free ones allowed me to access the content that was blocked. Rated pia at 1 star because it has a good consistent speed, other than that iam just waiting for this subscription to end. Remember there is no refund before you enroll, so choose wisely.
Finally a company that paid attention to the market research. This app has a clean interface, is simple to understand, will not hog your memory, lightning fast but most importantly ... IT WORKS! Stop looking around of a better VPN service. This is by far the best one available.
I tried a few other non-US based VPNs, just to see, and it made me appreciate PIA even more. The connections are solid, without a single connection drop in over 2 years. High speed, really useful app features, good customer service and strong encryption. PIA really is excellent.
- Fixed error telling users their account was terminated when it wasn't.
- Fixed issue where stopping the VPN in the notification drawer would prevent the killswitch notification from activating.
- Fix for issues with purchase and email confirmations faced by some users
- Increased stability and speed of port forwarding
- VPN connections can now be paused/resumed from notification
- Adding basic support for multi-window mode
- Updated OpenSSL to 1.0.2j
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