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SwissVPN is a business unit of Monzoon Networks AG, a Swiss telecommunications company which has been in operation since over 5 years. SwissVPN is dedicated to offer you an encrypted VPN tunnel from your computer to a Swiss computer centre in Zurich and entering the Internet from there. This way your traffic will safely tunnel all wireless and wired networks using encrypted VPN and you’ll surf the Internet from Switzerland.
Swiss VPN average rating: 4.5 /5 based on 23 reviews.
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Signed up for their service because they offer a static public IPv4 address (bad for privacy, good for other purposes). This does require signing a contract, and they process the details quite slowly (but, to be fair, they do warn about needing 5 days for it).
The speed is so-so (12-15 megabits per second in both directions), which is worse than some free VPNs offer. But the 10 megabits per second, guaranteed by the contract, are indeed always provided. There was only one disconnect during one week of usage, and OpenWRT reconnected instantly. As the IP address is static, the programs running on my PCs did not even notice this.
Big warning about privacy on their PPtP VPN: they allow encryption, but do not mandate it. Double-check (with Wireshark, if you must) that the traffic is indeed encrypted if you want encryption.
Very nice and fast service. OpenVPN working from start with no problems at all. Great speed and a reliable service when traveling. Support working fine and fast (2-3 hours). For the price you pay you get more than some more popular VPN services (like Hide My Ass) offer and since this VPN is in Switzerland you are protected by their privacy laws.
Having used SwissVPN quite heavily for a month I have to say I am very impressed with their service. I connect from Perth, Western Australia and I initially expected latency to be an issue due to the geographic distance. But having used it for over a month I can confirm that latency is negligible and I often forgot that I’m connected due to the smoothness of operation. I can’t rate support because I haven’t needed to use it.
In short SwissVPN deliver what they promise.
wanna subscript with this service but i wanna know which tv is not included….thanks
Reliable, inexpensive & allows me to do what I need to do safely – tending to my business in South Africa (I’m an expat from South Africa working for Chevron in Nigeria) without any interference from Nigerian Internet hijackers, crooks and scammers!
My experience with SwissVPN has been positive. I initially subscribed for one month to try it out, and then resubscribed an additional 3 months. So, I’ve been using their service for 3 months total so far and will continue to be a customer when I need to renew a month from now.
A few comments:
The price is reasonable IMHO. I subscribed for 3 months service (with firewall option) at 24 CHF for 3 months (exchange rate was $26.96 USD at time of purchase). This is a small price to pay for basic anonymity.
To connect to the service, I use OpenVPN software (was the only program compatible with my system). Having never used a VPN service before, I was pleased that SwissVPN’s FAQ pages had easy-to-follow instructions to set up OpenVPN.
I was happy to learn that the programs I use that require an internet connection (besides Firefox & IE browsers and eMail software) all functioned normally and traffic was routed through the VPN (I did verify with this with a few programs that have IP data viewable).
The service is reliable and I’ve had open connections to the service for days at a time without unwanted disconnections. If an IP change is needed, you can simply disconnect and then reconnect and be assigned a new IP number.
The bandwidth is sufficient for my needs. I haven’t used other VPNs, so I’m unable to compare benchmarks for bandwidth speeds & caps of other VPNs if used from my system & location. My own results from http://www.speedtest.net/ were averaging 1.02 Mbps download and 0.98 Mbps upload between my ISP & SwissVPN.
Note: I haven’t encountered any issues that would require live customer support, but I gave it 5 stars anyway.
One last note not directly related to SwissVPN… my bank flagged the payment made to an out-of-country company as part of their loss prevention policies. A quick phone call with my bank to verify that I did authorize the purchase resolved this. So depending on your individual bank’s loss prevention policies, you may be contacted to verbally authorize the transaction.
I would recommend this VPN service. Just please be aware that the IPs are only Swiss, so if you require an IP to view media & TV shows (the UK as an example), you would need to find a different VPN that has assignable IPs for the countries you require.
There is nothing really negative to say about this provider. The speed and reliability is very good relative to others. I didnt have problems but I did ask questions through support and the response time was outstanding both times. The only negative is you are stuck with a swiss IP. So no watching US or Canadian tv or live streams.
Very good speed only small difference between non VPN connection,
reliable and excellent price. I tried a major provider before joining Swiss
but the speed was poor and it cost twice as much! Not sure about support
as haven’t needed it, but if you try for a month you won’t lose much even if
in the (unlikely )case you have a problem.
SwissVpn works great for less than 5 € per month.
Good speed, good reliability…
I have only had swissvpn now for a couple of days, but so far so good. The speed is great and I’m starting to think I can really trust them. I have not had to use the customer support yet. The price is amazing, only like 5 bucks a month and no subscription required. So far, I reccommend them.
I was unlucky enough as to open account with VPNTunnel.se (lousy support and hopeless bandwidth usage) but fortunately I found SwissVPN; good price month by month (no need to go for a year account to get better price) and works without any loss of speed as the bandwidth is fully usable by me, not a sign of heavy background traffic as created by VPNTunnel.se service.
I haven’t needed to try SwissVPN support yet; so far connection and usage working fine.
I am Very happy with this service.