NordVPN Review 2017
NordVPN is known as world first class VPN for torrenting. But to know whether it is really a reliable alternative to use or not, we have test their services. The following is what we have experience and we would suggest you to read before you are purchasing their monthly or yearly subscription specially to use their VPN services for torrenting.
Prices and Plans:
Their monthly package starts from only $11.95 per month in which you will able to enjoy all the features company offer. You can get discount up to 52% by purchasing their 1 year plan which will decrease the monthly price from $11.95 to $5.75 per month. Although for people who are looking for 6 month VPN solution, they can purchase their 6 month discount offer which will cost only $7.00 per month which means that you will save up to 41% on monthly package.
There are three different ways to pay to NordVPN for their services. This includes, Paypal, Credit Card and Bitcoin. They also have a section for other payment on their website but it does not explain that what other mean of payments they are accepting.
While NordVPN offers many privacy and online security related features but some of them are worth mentioning here. Specially if you are very concern about your online privacy then you should know about the following privacy and online security features of NordVPN which are also necessary to have if you are using VPN for torrents downloading.
Dedicated IP Address: Very few VPN companies offer this feature to their users. The dedicated IP address allow you to have same IP address on specific servers. So, if you want to use same IP address for specific reason then this feature of NordVPN will allow you to do this.
Tor Over VPN: This feature will make it impossible to trace the source of internet traffic. By using Tor over VPN, your online activities will become impossible to trace by anyone. For a torrent lover, this is a cool tool to use.
Double VPN: As the name says by it. Double VPN will offer you double encryption. This double encryption is unbreakable. But according to some online reviews, you may see some difference in downloading speed when you use this tool.
Anti DDos: DDos attacks are becoming very common online due to which you may lose important data from your computer or someone can get access of it without your permission. This tool by NordVPN protect you from such kind of attacks including hacking attacks.
Firewall Bypass: Torrent may be restricted due to firewall setting. This tool allow you to bypass any kind of firewall and allow you to use any software, application, website and torrent clients.
Zero log policy: NordVPN is very cleared about their log policy. They have mentioned many time on their website about their strict no log policy. This will surly build confidence within you when you will use NordVPN for torrenting. No log policy means that your online activities like what are you browsing, what are you downloading, which torrent file you are download or uploading or what torrent client you are using for torrenting will not be stored by NordVPN. Although the information about account like your name and IP address will also not be stored or shared with anyone.
Multiple Device Support: You can use a single account on 6 different devices at time. There would be not sacrifice of internet speed by using same account on 6 different devices.
Big VPN network: NordVPN has 698 worldwide server which are locations in 54 different countries. All the major countries are included in this list includgin USA, UK, EU countries, Middle East and Asian countries as well.
Free Proxies: Free proxy list and up to 3000 free proxies which can be use for further encryption on both torrent client and web browsers.
NordVPN Speed Test:
Downloading speed is important. Specially, if you are looking for a VPN to download torrents. NordVPN is good in this. The company’s aim is to allow P2P networks and torrenting, so providing high quality internet speed is important for NordVPN. We have test several sever of NordVPN to know and confirm their downloading speed.
There is not much difference we got in download speed when we switch to NordVPN server. If you are getting 62 Mbps downloading speed without VPN then you will get up to 58-60 Mbps downloading speed on any server of NordVPN.
The website is available in multiple languages, which is a good news for non-English users. All the knowledge base section which contain information how to use their services and solution of different problems can be translated in different languages for customer convenience. Other than this, NordVPN offers you different options to get connected with their customer support. These options includes, live chat with their agents, ticket system and send direct email to get answer from customer support. Their team is friend and have good response time as well. You can also use their support form to get help from existing customers for free.
- More than 700 VPN servers in 54 different countries.
- You can use their VPN servers for torrent downloading
- NordVPN offers you very flexible log policy.
- Cheap solution for those who are looking for VPN for torrent
- Multiple options to get help from customer services
- Fast downloading and web surfing speed on all server
- Different security tools like TorOver VPN, Dedicated IP and Double VPN etc
- Their software does not block ads and trackers
- Dedicated IP address makes internet speed slow
- TorOver VPN has also have some internet speed issues
- Very limited refund policy as compare to competitors
Conclusion and Rating:
On the bases of my experience, I will rate NordVPN 4.7 out of 5. The issue is only regarding to their security tools which are very useful in term of online privacy and security but you may face internet downloading speed sometime if you active these tools.