Buffered VPN started operations back in 2013. A year later in 2014, the Hungarian company running the service made it entirely public. In this Buffered VPN review, we compare it with the other VPN services operating in the industry. We give our opinion on how the service performs in comparison with the competition.
- You can share files with your team members when using this service.
- You can have up to five connections for your account when using this service.
- Buffered VPN uses very advanced encryption protocols and keys.
- Compared to similar VPN services, the pricing plans of Buffered VPN are expensive.
- The performance of Buffered VPN is not consistent at all times.
Full Buffered VPN Review
Buffered VPN encrypts the data of clients and sends the data through dedicated tunnels. This is the basic functionality of any VPN service. However, different services create value and differentiate their services from those of the competitions by perfecting a few aspects of the overall VPN service offering. In this case, Buffered VPN concentrates on offering clients an unlimited access to bandwidth the ability to change server location and relatively superior encryption systems.
Buffered VPN has 100 servers in different parts of the world. This level of server network is comparable to that of other leading VPN services such as IPVanish and NordVPN. Also by allowing clients to change their servers at any given time, Buffered VPN compares favourably with the leading services in the VPN service industry.
There are three pricing plans: the monthly plan, the annual plan and the bi-annual plan. The monthly plan costs about $13 per month. The annual plan costs $99 for the entire 12 months that the plan covers. Lastly, the bi-annual costs about $60 for every six months of the two years that the plan covers.
We think that the bi-annual pricing plan is advantageous for two main reasons. The first one is that you end up paying $9.99 per month when you choose the plan. The $9.99 per month is a fair price when you compare it to what other VPN services charge. The second reason is that since the billing for this plan can be done for every six months, you get flexibility in paying for your VPN service when you choose the Buffered VPN bi-annual pricing plan.
Buffered VPN has more than 100 servers. We think that this is a good start, given that the service started its operations in 2014. Other VPN services such as HideMyAss and ExpressVPN have over 700 servers each. However, these services are well established, given that they started their operations a long time ago. In our opinion, given time, Buffered VPN will increase its number and distribution of servers and end up becoming one of the top VPN services in the market.
Buffered VPN uses the 356-bit encryption form of OpenVPN protocol. The OpenVPN protocol is one of the best encryption protocols that VPN services use. When Buffered VPN encrypts your traffic, it keeps the encryption keys and ensures that your traffic remains completely anonymous and secure.
Besides, Buffered VPN does not keep the logs of what clients do when the clients access the internet via the Buffered servers. When a VPN service keeps records of client activities, it means that the service can hand over the logs to authorities and, by doing so, defeat the main purpose of using a VPN service.
Buffered VPN has web apps for mobile devices. There are different web apps for Android and iOS devices. You can use the web apps to carry out the most basic functionalities on your Buffered VPN account. In addition to the mobile web apps, you can use the main web app of the service to manage your account. The layout and design of the web app make it easy for you to access the information that you need, change your preferred server settings and monitor your upload and download speeds.
It is very easy to set up Buffered VPN service on your Windows, Mac OS X and even Linux devices. Besides, the company running Buffered VPN service offers reliable support services for all the clients who use any of the common operating platforms. Therefore, regardless of the type of device that you are using, you can access the internet using Buffered VPN service.
You can pay for your Buffered VPN service using your Pay Pal account or your credit card. In the case of the credit card, you can use any of the common types of credit cards to pay for the service. Similarly, apart from Pay Pal, you can use some of the other common online wallet accounts to pay for the service.
The client service team of Buffered VPN remains available to help solve all the problems that you may encounter when using the service. You can access the client support team via email or the live chat feature available on the website of the service.