TurboVPN Overview - Should you use it?

By: Kelly | Last updated August 28, 2019
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Virtual private networks are no longer popular just on desktop computers. On the contrary, with more and more users connecting to the internet from their mobile devices, they have become a necessity for our Android and iOS enabled smartphones.

VPNs are an extremely useful security solution especially when we are logging in to unsafe, unsecured public WiFi networks, because that is when our identity and data are the most vulnerable to online threats of all kind.

There are other reasons why VPNs are so popular and that is because of their ability to bypass geo-restrictions. One example are streaming platforms such as Netflix, Hulu and the like, whose content is restricted in some areas.

TurboVPN Review - Is it worth it?

TurboVPN is a VPN provider based in China. TurboVPN is only compatible with mobile devices and it can be downloaded from both the Apple App Store and Google Play. TurboVPN works on iOS 9.3 or newer and Android 4.1 or newer.

How much does it cost?

The most appealing thing about TurboVPN is the fact that it has a free version and a paid one. That means that you can download the free version if you don’t feel like paying for a VPN and you can use it for as long as you want, if you are pleased with what it offers.

If, however, you choose to upgrade to the paid version, you should know that you have to pay $11.99 per month or $2.99 for an entire year’s subscription.

What does TurboVPN bring to the table?

TurboVPN doesn’t have as many servers as industry leaders have (thousands in the case of NordVPN, ExpressVPN, CyberGhost, etc.) This VPN only offers 30 servers, but they pretty much cover all the major areas of the world: Europe, US, Canada, Asia.

The difference between the free version and the paid version of the VPN is that with the free TurboVPN you only get access to 9 servers and 8 locations. If you opt for the paid version, you get access to all their servers. Also, with the free version, you will constantly have to deal with annoying ads and you won’t be able to bypass geo-restrictions (unlock Netflix). All these problems will disappear if you opt for the paid version.

TurboVPN offers unlimited bandwidth with both versions and it allows up to 5 simultaneous devices on a single account, which is a useful feature if you have more than one smartphone you want to use with the VPN.

In terms of protocols, TurboVPN uses military-grade AES 256-bit encryption and supports the OpenVPN and IPSec protocols.

In terms of speed, TurboVPN is decent but not impressive. Its privacy policy is not the best either. Even though the company claims it has a no-logs policy, if you carefully read the policy, you can see that TurboVPN collects a lot of user info.

TurboVPN is a good VPN to consider if you are looking for a trust-worthy, free VPN for your mobile phone. However, it is not the best provider out there when it comes to speed, privacy or number of servers, so you might want to check out other options as well, before making your decision.

By: Kelly | Last updated August 28, 2019