Detailed Buffered VPN Review
Buffered VPN is relatively new on the market but they promote the same professionalism and ease-of-use like the most experienced solutions. The company that owns Buffered VPN is based in Hungary, Budapest which means that they must obey European rules on logs and privacy. Still, if you’re not going to do anything illegal, this aspect shouldn’t sell this solution short.
One of their most important characteristics is constant innovation. The team is young and eager to develop so you will benefit out of future updates and improvements as their client. If the idea of a new team still bothers you, you should know that publications like Times, Wired, or BestVPN considered them worthy of attention.
But enough with praises! Let’s see their features and offers in a step-by-step review where we tested all their claims. In the end, we’ll see if they are indeed worthy of your money, time, and attention.
Pricing Plans & Packages
Buffered VPN doesn’t stand out from the crowd and uses the same pricing plans as many other solutions before them. In this case, plans are separated by the length of subscription and not available features. This means that regardless of the package you choose, you will benefit of the same features.
Thus, the available plans in Buffered VPN are:
The monthly plan is mostly there for people who want to test the solution. Otherwise it’s the most expensive plan. So, if you really like Buffered VPN, we recommend the bi-annual or the annual plan as you get to save up to 36%.
The accepted payment methods are PayPal and Credit Card which doesn’t leave much room for anonymity.
Money Back Guarantee
Buffered VPN comes with a 30 days money back guarantee so you can test it out without worrying you’ll be paying for a solution you don’t like. This is a workaround the fact that they don’t offer a trial account. So, you can choose whichever plan you want and, if you change your mind in the first 30 days, your money will be refunded – no questions asked.
Performance (Speed Test)
They boast about being the fastest VPN service in the world. While we couldn’t actually check this allegation, according to our tests they are pretty fast.
First, you need to know that every VPN solution will slow down your speed. This is a direct consequence of added encryption and the fact that your traffic goes through a tunnel and then connects to a server which is far-far-away. However, Buffered held its ground and we managed to stream high-quality movies, music, and videos without any hiccups. Also, you can download and upload without feeling the slowdown.
Buffered VPN is compatible with:
One account can be used from 5 different devices connected simultaneously to the network which is quite nice. This means that with one single subscription you’ll be able to keep the entire family protected.
If your OS doesn’t support the client, you can always set it up manually on modern browsers like (Chrome, Mozilla, Safari, Firefox, latest versions of IE).
The features that made this VPN solution well-known all over the world are as follows:
- Great speed so you can stream any type of content from any country you want (your IP address will be hidden so you can unblock services from other countries).
- Easy to understand interface that allows even non-technical users to understand
- A wide range of compatible devices
- 30 days money back guarantee so you can test the solution and all the included features
- Unlimited bandwidth
- A wide network of servers distributed world-wide
- Stop your ISP or other agencies from spying on every move you make
- State of the art security
Buffered VPN Country Servers
Buffered VPN has a medium-sized network spread all over the world. Of course, they are working on adding new servers. For now, they cover 33 countries among which the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Russia, Mexico, Panama, and more. This means that almost wherever you go, you will be able to use their services.
They are located in Hungary, Budapest which means they have to obey the European law. This means that a zero logs policy won’t be possible, but many VPN solutions face this problem. If you want absolute anonymity, this may not be the service for you. However, if you just want to make sure your data and browsing activities are kept safe and away from prying eyes, Buffered VPN is one of the best choices.
Buffered VPN Client Software & Apps
On their site you can see that they boast an instant setup process. We tested out and it is indeed quick and easy. All you have to do is download and install. Once the client is installed, you have to use your credentials to log in and you have access to the main interface.
The client’s interface is simple, elegant and easy to understand. Even a non-technical person will know how to select a server and connect.
Buffered VPN Website
The site is modern and uses a simple, vertical template that organizes information in an easy to read manner. However, certain aspects are a bit difficult to find as they are not available right on the home page. Still, important information like plans and pricing are very transparent and easy to find.
At a first look, the site is modern and elegant which impresses users and potential customers.
Being new on the market, Buffered VPN ditched the old security protocols and took a shot at the best: OpenVPN. This is the main reason why the solution will install on almost any modern device – OpenVPN is native in Windows, Mac, Linux, and mobile OS.
Even more, OpenVPN is one of the safest security protocols currently available that allows good speed at the same time.
In terms of privacy, the fact that they are not under US or UK jurisdiction is a good thing. They have to obey the European laws on the matter but these aren’t as restrictive. They promise no traffic logs are being kept, but they do use only payment methods that can be easily traced.
The support team is highly qualified and will offer assistance in a polite and helpful manner. They also have a knowledge database with FAQ, tutorials, and other materials that will prove useful in a moment of need.
But, they don’t support direct calls or chat. You can only get in touch via email or social media. Honestly, in a moment of crisis, this may not be the best way to treat your customers (even though they answer quite quickly).