Most of us only spend time on our desktop computers when we are at home or at the office. The rest of the time we rely on our smartphones to connect us to the world wide web and we surf the internet most exclusively from our phones.
That is why mobile security has become a justified concern. Virtual private networks can be very useful when trying to stay secure and anonymous online. They hide our real IP address and make us look like we are connecting from an entirely different location than in reality. They keep us safe from online threats of all types and they also come with other benefits as well. One of the most availed ones is that of bypassing geographic censorship, as it is the case with streamed content like Netflix and others.
TurboVPN is a China based VPN provider that only works on mobile devices. The VPN is compatible with both iOS and Android devices and you can download it on the Google Play or Apple App Store. As long as your mobile device runs on Android 4.1 or higher/iOS 9.3 or higher, you’re good to go.
TurboVPN is a popular choice among users especially because it offers a free version in addition to the paid one.
The free TurboVPN can be used for an unlimited period of time and it includes unlimited bandwidth.
TurboVPN lets you connect up to 5 simultaneous devices on a single account, regardless of the version you are using (free or paid).
There is also a paid version of the VPN and it is subscription-based. It will cost you $11.99/month or $2.99 if you pay for a whole year.
The paid version of TurboVPN brings some extra benefits. It doesn’t come with annoying ads, as it is the case with the free version and it gives users access to all the servers offered by TurboVPN. This VPN provider has 30 servers in 15 countries worldwide (Europe, US, Canada, Singapore, India and more). With the free version, you can only connect to 9 of them, in only 8 locations.
Another benefit of the paid version is access to blocked content such as Netflix, etc, which is something you can’t obtain with the free version.
When it comes to security, TurboVPN uses AES 256-bit encryption. The default protocol is OpenVPN, but the VPN also supports the IPSec protocol.
TurboVPN is not the best option on the market when it comes to speed and hasn’t received the best results in speed tests.
All in all, this VPN is useful if you just need some mobile protection for when you want to connect to the internet using public WiFi networks that are unsafe. The fact that you don’t have a bandwidth limit and that you can use the free version for as long as you want, are also useful features. But if you want more complex security features, more servers to choose from and a VPN that doesn’t really impact your device’s performance, you might want to consider other providers.