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VPN Services For Your Android Or Iphone

Android and iPhone can be used to surf the internet anonymously. You can unblock sites on them. You can bypass firewalls and get on banned sites. You can hide your IP, mask your IP, change your IP, and get an IP address from a different country. This is done through a VPN service, and there are different types of VPN services for your Android and iPhone. Read which VPN services are going to be best for your smartphone.

VPN Services that offer PPTP and L2TP

In most cases, you're going to want a PPTP or L2TP VPN for your phone. In all honest, I think it doesn't' really matter which one you use, though various users and sites will tell you differently. PPTP is known as the 'lightweight' version - it'll be faster and less secure. L2TP will probably use IPSec encryption, which means better security and perhaps slower performance. PPTP will probably be cheaper, but not all the time - you may find that some VPN services offer PPTP and L2TP in one package, which means you can switch any time.

VPN services that with good customer support ratings

Though 'good' is a relative word, you can get an idea of what kind of customer support a VPN service offers by checking out blogs and forums. I know from personal experience that Astrill has horrible customer service, and their reputation is well known around the internet. However, places like 12VPN offer a very high standard of support with regard to speed and helpfulness. There are many other service out there, each with various customer reviews to be found with a Google search.

One word of warning however, is to take all reviews with a grain of salt. Most people who do reviews of VPN services are associated with them in some way, and a positive review may be trying to target your clicks and your wallet. This article is no different, so you should be aware that I WAS an affiliate of Astrill, and AM an affiliate of 12VPN.

VPN services servers near you, or in a desirable location

In general, US and UK IP addresses are among the most desired locations because you can get access to sites like Netflix, Hulu, iPlayer, and other movie/music/TV streaming channels. However, there's lots of region specific content coming from Canada, Europe, and Asia, so finding an IP address location (VPN Server location of your choice is important. If you don't care, and are just looking to be anonymous online, you could benefit form using a VPN server in your home country. The encryption and tunneling will keep you anonymous all the same. Remember that as a rule of thumb, the closer a VPN server is to your current location, the faster the connection will be.

Some VPN services offer 1-4 VPN server/country locations as a standard, but some may offer 20 or more country choices. The best VPN services are going to allow you to choose any server and switch for free. Free server switching and unlimited bandwidth are pretty easy to find, but not available with all services, so be sure to check your stats.


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