Astrill VPN Review
What We Like
- Five Eyes non-member: Since Astrill VPN is based in the Seychelles Islands, the company won’t ever have to hand over our personal data to the government, as these islands aren’t part of the Five Eyes, Nine Eyes or 14 Eyes surveillance alliances.
- Kill switch: Even if Astrill VPN got disconnected somehow, automatically, it would shut down all of our web activity, closing our browsers so that we stay private, a solid Plan B.
- Multi-hop: On top of that, they encrypted all of our data multiple times through a number of servers, and when it comes to encryption, we say the more, the merrier.
What We Don't Like
- Expensive month or six-month plans: For those that don’t want to commit to a year, Astrill VPN is one of the more expensive options around, costing $20 a month or $15 a month with the six-month plan, a one-time payment of $90. Typically, we see $10 a month as an average, so Astrill VPN is certainly over-priced, much to our dismay.
- Only five simultaneous connections: We could only connect five devices to Astrill VPN at the same time, which may not be enough for some people, as the average household has 11 connected devices,3 this may not be enough for the whole family.
- No browser extensions: Although Astrill VPN has apps for Windows, macOS, iOS, Linux, Androids and even routers, there are no browser extensions, so you’ll always have to download an app, which will take up more space on your device.
Bottom LineAstrill VPN benefits from its Seychelles Islands headquarters, as it means it's not subject to surveillance from other countries.
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