PandaPowVPN review

October 2017
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PandaPow is a decent VPN, but there are premium VPN providers that offer better services and better privacy.
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Overall score
6.9
Highlights
  • 24/7 customer support
  • Easy to install
  • Wide device coverage
Best for:
privacy
Gaming
privacy
Sports
privacy
Pandora
privacy
Hiding IP
Supports:
privacy
Roku
privacy
Kodi
privacy
Hulu
privacy
HBO

PandaPowVPN Ratings

6.8
privacy
Privacy
7.1
speed-performance
Speed & Performance
6.9
apps
apps
7.4
server
servers
6.7
support
support
6.8
Value for Money
Overall score

6.9

PandaPowVPN overview

PandaPowVPN is a Hong Kong based company that offers VPN services for anonymous browsing, a variety of customer support options and easy to use, nicely designed software. PandaPow has about 120 servers in 16 countries like USA, the Netherlands, Germany, France and more. All servers have good and fast speed due to many server locations scattered across the country. However, 16 countries is not enough for those who want to access restricted websites or content that is blocked due to geographic location. While there are servers located in P2P countries, P2P and Torrenting activity is not allowed. On the other hand, unlimited server switches, speed as well as bandwidth are available to this VPN service provider’s users.

PandaPow supports Windows, Linux, Mac as well as Android and iOS operating systems. PandaPow also offers their very own VPN router with built-in VPN and it is compatible with various devices. 1-click installation process that is quick and the software is nice and easy to use. You can use up to 3 simultaneous connections. That should be enough to cover all of your basic devices that you use every day.

Three protocols are offered: PPTP, L2TP and OpenVPN. The encryption type used is Blowfish 128-bit. This encryption might be faster, but it is definitely not the most secure one. While PandaPow states that it has a no-logs policy, that is not entirely so. The Privacy Policy states that IP address, connection times, data transferred may be stored. Moreover, the Privacy Policy in general might seem a bit confusing and misleading.

PandaPow has three pricing plans: 1 month ($9.00), 3 months ($8.00/month) and 12 months ($7.00/month). Payment methods include all major credit/debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and more), Alipay, PayPal and a few other options. Moreover, a 7-day money back guarantee is available for users who might want to refund the product if they find it unsatisfying. Sadly, no BitCoin or other anonymous payment method is available, but hopefully in the future there might be a few of them offered.

PandaPowVPN service provider has a 24/7 customer support that includes live chat, email as well as troubleshooting, a vast array of how-to’s and a FAQ section. There are a lot of how-to guides that give you information on how to remove browser cookies, reset server list, request a refund and more. The support team was quick with their responses and helped to sort out of some of the information.

PandaPow is a decent VPN service provider that offers good server speed, a variety of customer support options and supports different operating systems and devices. However, it has its flaws. The major flaw is its privacy policy, which is misleading to say the least. Also, the number of server locations available is small. The pricing is quite high when you compare it with what other VPN service providers and their offered features. So, while PandaPow is decent, there are premium VPN providers that offer better services for less.

PandaPowVPN general highlights:

Overall Rank
#16
Money-back guarantee
7
Setup time
8 min.
Device count per license
3
Mobile apps
iOS & Android
Best price
$7.00/month
Overview - highlights
  • 1-click installation
  • 24/7 customer support
  • Misleading Privacy Policy
  • No BitCoin
  • No P2P/Torrenting
Overview - conclusion
PandaPowVPN has a variety of customer support options and a wide device coverage, but misleading Privacy Policy and expensive pricing leave a lot to be desired.
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