Windscribe offers a free plan, which they call “Build a Plan” you can even signup anonymously without an email, but you will be limited to 2GB a month on your data plan.
Give an email and you get 10GB per month. Alongside this, you can access 1 server in 11 countries, which is more than the most offer. You won’t be able to access Netflix unless you use Windscribe’s special premium Windflix servers. Also, speeds will be slower, but this is a nice free package all things considered.
Or you can go premium:
Cheaper than most but more expensive than some. Be aware though Windscribe has a different and much harsher refund policy.
You only get 3 days. Plus, if you use more than 10GB of data within those 3 days then your warranty is void.
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- + Kodi Will Work Just Fine With Windscribe
- + Blocks Ads and Trackers That Follow You Across The Web
- +Great Mobile Application
- –Offer a ticket function as well as chat support some of the time
- – Works With Some Servers For Netflix
- – Windscribe Isn’t The Fastest
Windscribe has got a solid no logs policy. Canada does have higher than normal laws around piracy, but technically this only applies to ISP’s (Internet Service Providers) rather than VPN.
They follow the policy of many big-name providers, by simply not logging, so they have nothing to give even when asked.
Though Windscribe does not overtly say that Torrents are welcome, they provide a number of guides to setting up their VPN with big torrent providers like uTorrent. We’d expect this considering they are based in Canada. But we were pleased they at least provide guides to help us along the way. A good guide can save you hours of frustration.
Does It Work Well With Kodi?
If you love torrents then you will love Kodi. Kodi allows you to access content from all around the world, and its software has hundreds of repositories and add-ons, that allow Kodi users to get anything you would want to watch in your living room.
With unlimited bandwidth and great speeds, Kodi will work just fine with Windscribe, even though they don’t have their own guide on the support center.
Try and use any server with Netflix and the chances are it won’t work.
But never fear, as spoken about earlier Windscribe has created specific Windflix servers which are solely dedicated to streaming Netflix. Probably they have rotating IP addresses as well as being calibrated for streaming. This means you can access any Netflix around the world while you travel.
The Onion Router is free open-source software used to anonymize user traffic by bouncing your data stream through three nodes around the world, making it very difficult to track. Windscribe makes no specific mention of Tor, but there is no reason why you can’t connect to their VPN and then use Tor.
Just be mindful that Tor is designed for anonymous browsing, not torrenting or streaming.
The porn restrictions in the UK mean that when accessing adult content sites in the country you will need to use a third party to prove your ID. Not only does this massively compromise your privacy but is also a huge hassle.
Using a VPN like Windscribe you can circumvent any geographic IP blocks for content, by simply logging onto a server in a different country. Problem solved.
Windscribe isn’t the fastest. We saw download speeds drop below 50MBps and upload speeds as low as 5MBps. Not great. But they do have specifically modified P2P and Windflix servers which will allow for higher speeds.
Just be mindful of which server you pick.
Windscribe is jam-packed with security features. You can choose between a wide range of security protocols. They are also one of the few providers that will allow you to switch between 128-bit and 256-bit AES encryption. Both are unbreakable, but there is a solid argument for 128 as it is faster.
One of the big letdowns for Windscribe is their customer support. They offer a ticket function as well as chat support some of the time.
The problem is the chat support is a bot. This is fine if you want to ask for an FAQ, but if you have something more technical you will need to wait a day or so to get a response back to your ticket.
Based in Canada, one of the 5 eyes countries. Though we know that these countries are less secure for VPNs, that really comes down to the logs that the company keeps. As far as we can tell though we would expect more pressure in Canada to hand over logs. It comes down to whether Windscribe truly doesn’t keep any logs.
A big plus for Windscribe is its great mobile application. Really well designed and easy to use. The interface is lovely and plus it works every time. They also have a web application and work with all browsers and operating systems.
Windscribe VPN has 500+ VPN servers across 50+ countries
Windscribe has a lot going for them. Great features and applications, a good configuration in terms of security, and also they are easy to use.
The Free VPN feature is pretty nice, with a generous data plan and more servers than you would normally expect. You can also Tweet and publicize them for more data.
All in all, Windscribe is a really solid middle-of-the-around VPN provider. A good reputation and solid usability. There are cheaper, faster, and better providers out there. But, Windscribe has a good mix of things going for them. But of shame about customer support, that’s something we’d like to see improve.