Would you change your clothes in front of an open, street-level window in a crowded city? Would you do so while shouting your credit card information and Social Security number?
If you’re accessing the internet without a VPN, you’re doing something just as risky.
OK — the above example is an exaggeration to make a point. But if you’re on the unsecured internet, you’re vulnerable. You’re being watched. Bad actors and hackers can easily gain access to your most sensitive data and wreak financial and personal havoc.
Simply put, it pays to be secured by a VPN. VPNSecure, even.
In this guide, we’re going to unpack VPNSecure’s costs, pricing, and plans to see if this service makes sense for you. We’ll also discuss the overall value and the best plans to keep you covered.
VPNSecure is a solid service with great core protections. Although their server network is a little small at only 100, they are all owned exclusively by the company — in other words, no one else has access to them. Further, they’re distributed across 48 countries, which means you’ll be able to get around geographic restrictions and access content from around the world.
They don’t have some of the high-level features that some of the top brands on the market boast, like NordVPN, for instance. But VPNSecure is still a great choice for anyone looking to add a layer of protection to their cybersecurity posture.
Before we get into the nuts and bolts of VPNSecure, let’s take a quick look at the highlight reel.
On paper and in practice, VPNSecure is a great entry-level to middle-of-the-road VPN provider that’s going to get the job done for 80 percent of internet users out there. One thing you won’t find with VPNSecure, though, is a great platform for streaming foreign content — particularly Netflix. If that’s something really important to you, check out my review of Cyberghost. They’ve got you covered.
FYI: While it’s not illegal to spoof your location using a VPN to stream geo-restricted content, it might go against the streaming platform’s terms of service.1 It’s always a good idea to review those so you don’t end up in hot water with the provider.
With that in mind, let’s get to the heart of the matter — how much is this going to cost, and what are your options for paying for VPNSecure?
VPNSecure’s pricing is very similar to a lot of VPN products on the market today. You have a month-to-month option, a middle-length subscription, and a long-term subscription. The longer the duration of your subscription, the more you’re going to save on the month-to-month price. Here’s how it breaks down:
|Subscription Duration||No-Log Servers||Variable Encryption||Kill Switch||Cost|
|Six Months||Yes||Yes||Yes||$8.32 per months|
|Three Years||Yes||Yes||Yes||$2.99 per month|
For context, these costs are average for the VPN industry. VPNSecure isn’t the most expensive VPN on the market, but it’s not the cheapest, either. If you’re really looking to save, check out my guide to VyprVPN’s pricing and plans. They’re one of the most affordable, solid VPN options out there.
Also, VPNSecure offers a money-back trial period to make sure you’re satisfied with the service. But at only seven-days, this guarantee is not as forgiving as those that’ll give a full refund up to 30 days like ExpressVPN. Not a deal-breaker, but a week to make a decision on a three-year commitment might be a little disconcerting for some folks.
Pro Tip: I take a deep dive into VPNSecure’s features and services in my review of VPNSecure, so pop over there to learn about what it’s like using this service on a day-to-day basis.
The purchasing process for VPNSecure is relatively straightforward. Once you decide on the plan that’s right for you, you’ll head over to the payment screen where you can select your payment option. You’ll have three to choose from — traditional credit card, PayPal, and cryptocurrency.
While the privacy hawks among you will likely prefer the crypto option,2 it’s perfectly reasonable to pay with the previous two options as well. Like I said before, VPNSecure is a no-log service that owns all of its own servers, so there’s never going to be a way for your browsing habits or data to be traced back to your account.
Now let’s circle back to VPNSecure’s free trial period for a moment. While it won’t necessarily help you save money in the long run, VPNSecure is running a deal right now that will help you decide definitively if it’s the right service for you. For a limited time, you can sign up to use the service for free for 30 days.
This is a pretty big deal — most services will give you a 30-day grace period, but they do require a purchase first. VPNSecure is confident enough in their offerings that they’re willing to let you try it for free for a month. If you’re at all interested, you should probably jump on this offer.
Also, if you’re doing your shopping near the end of the year, it might be worth it to wait until Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals start floating around.3
This is always a difficult question to answer, but I can give you some thoughts based on my personal experiences with VPNSecure and other similar services.
The first thought is this: VPNSecure is currently offering a 30-day free trial period. If you can take advantage of that, great. That’s more than enough time to get a feel for a particular service and get a sense for if you want to commit for the long haul. If you go through the trial period and decide VPNSecure is what you’re looking for, sign up for the three-year subscription. You’ll realize the most savings, and you’re sure to be happy with the service for the duration of the subscription since you were able to test it without risk.
FYI: Many VPNs also offer seasonal discounts. If you miss out on the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, check back around Christmas time. You might be surprised by what Santa’s packing in the sleigh.
Let’s say you don’t have access to the free 30-day trial period, though. Then I would recommend going month-to-month, at least in the short term. You’ll have seven days to get your money back if you dislike the service right off the bat, and if it takes you a little longer to make your decision, you won’t be out the full cost of the six-month subscription package. If you decide after that first month you want to stick around, go ahead and pick up the six-month or three-year package to make sure you’re saving.
So here are my final thoughts on VPNSecure. For the money, it’s a pretty great service. It’s going to get the job done, but nothing more. Now for most users, that’s going to be plenty. I know it’s tempting to seek out a provider that boasts that you’ll be able to stream Netflix in North Korea, but if you’re never going to actually do that, you’re likely going to be paying too much for a service in which you’ll only ever use about 20 percent. Why not pay less for a service that you’ll utilize to its full potential?
At the end of the day, there are scores of VPNs out there all trying to differentiate themselves in one way or the other. The best place to start your search is by checking out our list of the top ten best VPN services on the market today. With so many options available, you’re sure to find something that’ll catch your attention.
I never experienced any interruptions with service in my VPNSecure testing and nothing indicated that there were any security flaws.
VPNSecure’s server network isn’t extensive, so there were occasionally some speed-related issues in my tests.
Given the cost of other, similar service providers, VPNSecure’s price structure is reasonable for the features they offer.
While you can stream using certain platforms on VPNSecure, this is not what VPNSecure is known for, and you will not be able to unlock international versions of Netflix.
Yes, VPNSecure is enabled with a kill switch that will terminate your internet connection should the VPN service become interrupted, making it a great choice for torrenters.
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McGrath, Kristin. (2021 April 27). What is Cyber Monday? History and Statistics.