As far as reputations go, this is a David and Goliath contest between plucky underdog VPNTunnel and the mighty Mullvad. Mullvad is a giant in the VPN market and has been an innovator for years with an excellent reputation for user protection. VPNTunnel is aiming to maintain some of those great security standards but at a bargain price so that you can enjoy online privacy without breaking the bank. Both are great choices for P2P users and avid streamers who want to stay incognito since both companies pride themselves on their ‘no logs’ policies. Can David slay Goliath again?
|Countries||US, UK, CA, AU, NZ, JP, DE, HK, SV,BR||US, UK, CA, AU, RU, JP, PT, DE, NE, CZ|
|# Connected Devices||Unlimited||5|
|Languages||EN, FR, DE, ES, SV, PT||EN, SV, ES, DE, FR|
|1 Month Plan||$5.50/mo||$9.99/mo|
|3 Months Plan||$5.50/mo||$6.66/mo|
|6 Months Plan||$5.50/mo||n/a|
|1 Year Plan||$5.50/mo||$2.99/mo ($35.88)|
|Money-Back Guarantee||30 days||7 days|
The Goliath here is Mullvad, a VPN from Sweden with desktop apps for Windows and macOS as well as being available for mobile users and a handful of other operating systems. Mullvad boasts 373 servers in 31 countries, which isn’t nearly as much as of some of its closest competitors, but it does still give you five simultaneous connections with unlimited bandwidth over an unlimited number of devices.
Mullvad’s exceptional online security features are what makes it so famous in the VPN industry. Using only OpenVPN or WireGuard for safety reasons coupled with permanent DNS leak protection and an inbuilt kill switch means you’ll never have to worry while using Mullvad. In fact, the company excelled in a recent independent audit on just how robust those claims about security are – it turns out that they’re pretty robust. Mullvad has one of the best privacy policies on the market and users don’t even have to register with usernames or email address.
You can get minimalistic and smart-looking desktop clients for Windows and macOS and the service is also available with mobile, Linux, and other systems. Mullvad has a unique pricing plan with all users paying €5 (about $5.50), every month, regardless of how long they want to use the app for. Unfortunately, there are no free trials or demo versions, but new users get a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Our David in this contest is VPNTunnel, a Seychelles based company with their servers operating through Sweden. VPNTunnel is made by Edelino Commerce, which has plenty of experience with VPNs having been making them since 2009. VPNTunnel claims a whopping 800+ servers from 35+ countries which can lead to some excellent download speeds with unlimited bandwidth over five simultaneous connections, so you can see why it’s popular with P2P users. VPNTunnel has a strict ‘no logs’ policy and will only keep the minimum amount of data. Connections are available with all the major modern protocols and the Windows app features a kill switch. VPNTunnel also has apps available for Android and iOS with other systems like macOS, Linus, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One also compatible.
By selecting VPNTunnel’s 12-month subscription users pay a bargain price of just $2.99 per month, making it one of the most affordable VPNs on the market. Like Mullvad, there are no trials or demos to test out but VPNTunnel provides a seven-day risk-free money-back guarantee. You can pay with credit card, PayPal, or even one of the 15 cryptocurrencies that VPNTunnel accepts.
As always, you can never discount the underdog in a fight like this. Although VPNTunnel is objectionably the inferior service, it wasn’t a walk in the park for the Swedish monster, Mullvad. VPNTunnel has some solid safety features and some excellent download speeds over a vast number of servers that will entice users looking for a great P2P experience. Those users will also likely see themselves paying 40% less compared to those who go for the pricier Mullvad. Of course, Mullvad has a greater amount of online security and has some fantastic safety features which means that users who want to pay the €5 (or $5.50) per month will get their money’s worth. Deciding which one is the right choice for you depends on what you want from your VPN and, ultimately, how much you’re willing to pay.