Turbo VPN is a China-based, service which is available only for mobile platform and thus, enjoys a lot of popularity on Android and iOS. The reason for its popularity is mostly because of the free version, and it’s no surprise.
Turbo VPN also has a paid plan, it is known as the VIP Plan, which cleans up the interface from advertising as well as boosts the network to 29 servers in 15 countries. And that’s not all. This plan also unblocks Netflix libraries, but the users are restricted to only 15 countries. Though, its free plan does not unlock this Netflix feature which is a great drawback considering other VPN providers which allows the same in their free plans also.
Though the user can access Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Fox, and other streaming websites of other countries with this VPN under their paid plans, but its paid plan does not support torrent services like Bittorent which is a great downside of this VPN.
The cost of its VIP Plan is highly overpriced at a monthly and yearly cost of $11.99 and $2.99 on a monthly basis respectively. With that much price our team did not find a great justification of the services that it is providing as many other VPNs are providing more services than Turbo VPN at a much lower price. Also, on the payment front, users will not find many options to subscribe to the VIP Plan. Users can only buy through Google Play or the App Store. Therefore, they would need to use their debit or credit card to complete the paid subscription process, which is also a great downside of this VPN.
Thus, paying premium money for a barebones service such as Turbo VPN isn’t something our team would recommend to our users at all. Moreover, Turbo VPN doesn’t offer any money-back guarantee which is another drawback.
Also, since it’s available only for mobile systems, Turbo VPN has limited platform support, if the users aren’t running Android or iOS, the users are out of luck.
Though, one of Turbo VPN’s strong sides is that it uses AES-256 encryption, which is considered as a bulletproof in the cyber security industry. What’s more, is that it gives its users the OpenVPN and IPSec protocols. OpenVPN is the industry standard protocol that offers a great balance of security and speed. IPSec protocol provides excellent protection and performance for iOS devices.
Also, the Turbo VPN claims (in less than perfect English) to provide 24/7 customer support to its users which is a great thing by the company though for its free customers the waiting time could be more as the first priority is given to their VIP plan customers.
A great free VPN, but the paid version is a huge letdown.
If the users are looking for a free VPN, then they won’t find many better ones than Turbo VPN. As for the free version, it has a solid encryption, decent speeds, and unlimited data which makes this VPN a wonderful choice for Android and iOS users.
However, its paid plan, the VIP plan, is not worth the cost. For less than its asking price, the users can easily get a premium service with thousands of stable servers, essential security features, and a no-logs policy. Turbo VPN doesn’t offer any of that – though, at this much high price, it really should.