ibVPN (short for Invisible Browsing VPN) and Private Internet Access (PIA) are facing off today in our comparison. ibVPN boasts a 56 server network in 15 countries while PIA has more than 269 servers in 9 countries. ibVPN are currently providing PPTP, L2TP/IPsec, OpenVPN and SSTP while Private Internet Access offers PTTP, LT2P/IpSec and OpenVPN but don’t provide SSTP and standalone IPSec protocols. PrivateInternetAccess.com does however offer SSL support, which is missing from the ibVPN list.
ibVPN declares that their service works on all available operating systems from Windows, Mac, Android, iPhone, iPad, Windows Mobile sartphones and Linux systems. You can also connect DD-WRT supported routers and Xbox 360/PS3 game consoles. PIA offers a similar compatibility list but their VPN service won’t work with game consoles.
ibVPN vs Private Internet Access Comparison
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Logo: VPN provider\'s logo
|Overall Editor Rating|
Overall Editor Rating: Overall rating given by our editors.
Reviews: Go to the editor\'s review and customer reviews of the VPN provider.
Coupons: Coupon codes and other discount offers for the VPN provider.
Visit: Go to the website of the VPN provider.
Countries: Countries where the VPN provider has servers and IP\'s in. In cases where a provider has servers in a lot of countries, this may represent only a sample of the countries where it has servers located.
|US, UK, CA,|
NL, DE, FR,
CH, IE, LU,
RO, RU, HK,...
|US, CA, UK,|
CH, LU, SE,
FR, DE, RO,...
# Countries: The amount of countries where the VPN provider has servers.
Bandwidth: The amount of bandwidth you may use with your VPN account.
# Servers: The amount of servers the VPN provider has.
# IPs: The amount of IPs the VPN provider has.
Protocols: The different protocols supported by the VPN provider. If nothing is filled in for a protocol, this doesn\'t necessarily mean that the VPN provider doesn\'t support it.
Kill Switch: Does this VPN service include an Internet Kill Switch feature?
OS/Device Support: The different Operating Systems and Devices (Computers, Mobile, Tablets) supported by the VPN. If a certain option isn\'t filled in it doesn\'t necessarily mean that the OS/device is not supported; it may also mean that it is not explicitely mentioned by the provider.
Pricing: The different pricing plans offered by the VPN provider. These prices don\'t take any extra discounts through coupons in account yet, make sure to check our coupon sections.
|1 Month Plan|
1 Month Plan: The price for the best value for money or preferred one month plan.
|3 Months Plan|
3 Months Plan: The price for the best value for money or preferred three-month plan. Between brackets is the calculated price per month of this plan. If this field is empty, then the VPN provider doesn\'t offer a three-month plan.
|6 Months Plan|
6 Months Plan: The price for the best value for money or preferred six-month plan. Between brackets is the calculated price per month of this plan. If this field is empty, then the VPN provider doesn\'t offer a six-month plan.
|1 Year Plan|
1 Year Plan: The price for the best value for money or preferred one year plan. Between brackets is the calculated price per month of this plan. If this field is empty, then the VPN provider doesn\'t offer a one year plan.
Free Trial: The length of the free trial offered by the VPN provider. If nothing is filled in, then there isn\'t a free trial plan. In this case, you may be able to take advantage of the money back guarantee of the VPN provider to try its services.
|Money Back Guarantee|
Money Back Guarantee: The amount of days after your purchase during which you can request your money back.
|15 days||7 days|
Payment Methods: The payment methods you can use to pay for your VPN service with the provider. This is not a complete list; certain providers support a range of local payment options as well, and certain providers use payment gateways that accept several lesser known payment methods as well.
24/7: Indicates whether or not the VPN provider has its support team available 24/7/365.
Email: Does the VPN provider have a public email address you can shoot an email at?
Live Chat: Does the VPN provider have a live chat option that instantly connects you to a customer support member?
Support Ticket: Does the VPN provider\'s support work through a ticketing system?
Twitter: Is the VPN provider active on Twitter, and does it give support?
Facebook: Does the VPN provider have a Facebook-page where it answers customers\' questions?
Community: Indicates whether the VPN provider has a forum or any other type of community such as a Wiki platform.
On Call: Does the VPN provider have a phone number that you can call them on?
Remote Desktop: Is the VPN provider able to help you by taking access of your account to help you out?
About: General information about the VPN provider and the company behind it.
Headquarters: The country where the company behind the VPN provider has its main offices.
Founded: The year in which the VPN provider or the company behind it started operating.
Languages: The language(s) in which the VPN provider\'s website, services or software is available.
Extra Services: Any extra services not directly related to the VPN service itself offered by the VPN provider or the company behind it.
Coupon Codes: Coupon codes and other discount offers for the VPN provider.
Visit Now: Go to the website of the VPN provider.
Go to our VPN comparison chart to compare ibVPN and Private Internet Access with other VPN providers.
ibVPN are offering a free 6-hour ultimate account trial, a 15-day money back guarantee and subscription plans based on 1, 3, 6 or 12 months periods. Their packages include a handful of country specific choices, a torrent only deal, and 3 premium plans that all have different device compatibility details. ibVPN’s prices range from $4.95 to $19.95 a month.
The PIA pricing system is much simpler and you get full device compatibility with their VPN plans. The only variable is the duration of the contract, with a yearly package only costing $3.33 a month.
The Key Differences
There are a few key differences between the ibVPN and PIA VPN services. Firstly, ibVPN has less servers but their network is spread across more countries. This means that you have more options where you want to appear to be connecting from. If you need VPN functionality for your online gaming then the choice is easy since Private Internet Access doesn’t support these devices. PIA’s pricing plans are very simple, while ibVPN on the other hand has more customization options and you may be better off choosing them if you only use mobile devices and pick their mobile plan.
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