In this article, we will review Hide.me. It is a Malaysia based company which has been providing VPN service since 1st December 2012. Today, there are servers in 28 countries and 36 locations. Let us come straight to the point.
The VPN is compatible with almost all main core Operating Systems such as Windows, iOS, Android, and Mac. Customer care clients are always available 14*7 to help you with setup and support with live chat.
Payment option and Refund policy:
You will be able to make your payment through Crypto currency like Bitcoin, PayPal, credit cards and many more. Moreover, there is also a 14-days money back no question asked in the case you have not used more than 500MB data.
Up next, we will discuss hide.me plans.
· Free Plan –
It offers only following locations: Canada, Singapore, and Netherlands, and transfers data limit of 2 GB per month. Moreover, it also has a 1 device limitation. The so called Best effort bandwidth might also put you off. VPN registration for the free plan requires an email address. The one and only benefit you get is that it’s free.
· Plus Plan –
You will be able to purchase this plan at the price of $9.95 per month or $59.95 per year. This plan offers unlimited bandwidth and 36 server locations. This plan also comes with a one device limitation and 75 GB data cap.
· Premium Plan –
You will be able to purchase this plan at the price of $19.95 per month or $119.95 per year. This plan offers unlimited bandwidth, 36 server locations, 5 simultaneous connections, Further, the plan also drops data cap restrictions and offers you port forwarding and a wide range of protocols. The protocols offered are L2TP, PPTP, SSTP, OpenVPN, IPSEC IKEv1, IPSEC IKEv2 and SoftEther.
The company claims to have a “no logging, ever” policy, i.e. hide.me will not log any of you connection data. In order to manage your account, you have to provide some minor details such as an email address.
To be honest, the hide.me PC client is not only compact but it also comes with a great design. You will be able to connect to the server with just a click and check out the list of alternate servers immediately. Your new IP address, VPN server location status and information will also be shown in the dashboard. The Settings option has a very good easy to use interface. You will be able to launch it on startup, remember selected location, and reconnect it automatically by preventing DNS leaks.
However, if you are an expert, you will find enough settings that you can tweak your connection according to your preference. Otherwise, if you are a beginner or a simple moderate user then you will find standard settings great. In short, Hide.me not only offers you a choice of OpenVPN, IKEv2, SSTP and PPTP protocols but also explains their values to you.
There are some unique features in the VPNA app:
- Limit Connectivity feature: It optionally disables local network connectivity while the VPN is active.
- Kill Switch: If VPN drops, it limits the entire connection.
- Limit Connection to VPN: Disable local network connectivity during the VPN connection.
hide.me is not only compact but also reliable and trustworthy. You won’t reach the 75 GB data cap easily so if you choose the Plus Plan then you will be better off in every aspect. However, if you purchase the unlimited plan, you get to enjoy more benefits but the cost is more than some of its competitors. We recommend you to choose your plan carefully and go for hide.me.