Turbo VPN is a free and easy to use VPN client for Android and iOS. Thanks to this service it’s not difficult to bypass the sites blockings, use public Wi-Fi safely and protect data.
Are you captivated with the ideas presented in the first two sentences?
Than keep on reading the article till the end and you’ll get to know how to protect your smartphone and tablet.
How to use Turbo VPN?
It’s very convenient and not difficult at all to make use of the application. All you need to do is to find the app in Google Play or App Store (it depends on the device you use) and install it with one click only.
As the symbol of the VPN service is a hare, it is required to tap a carrot to connect to the VPN service.
When dialed, it will be allowed to choose the server location and connect to the service.
Where are Turbo VPN servers located?
On its official website, Turbo VPN claims to have more than 10000 servers that are located in more than 50 countries.
These numbers most likely apply to the paid version of the service. Understandably, they have to be larger than the free version ones to attract more people to the paid plan.
However, for the sake of this review, let’s concentrate on the free version of Turbo VPN.
The exact number of servers and IPs available on the free version is not disclosed. It’s known that they are located in Canada, France, Germany, India, the Netherlands, Singapore, the UK, and the US.
How to choose the server for Turbo VPN?
The developers give us two variants to connect to the Turbo VPN servers.
Leave it for the VPN.
It’s possible to be protected with one click, we’ve already said it. So, the system will choose the service with better speed on default.
A man can choose the service manually. This function is useful in case when you are to change the location into a concrete one.
Do you want to access American sites blocked in Iran? – Then choose the servers with the US location.
Where is Turbo VPN located?
Turbo VPN states Singapore as its legal location. It’s a good thing, and here’s why.
Firstly, there are some countries (China and Iran come to mind) that impose heavy censorship on the use of the Internet and implement tracking and surveillance technology to find dissidents.
A VPN service based in such a state would have to adhere to the local laws which can require it to actively collect the data of its users and share it with the government.
Luckily enough, Singapore isn’t one of these countries.
Another thing to be aware of is the Fourteen Eyes alliance. It is composed of the following states:
- the US;
- the UK;
- New Zealand;
- the Netherlands;
This alliance allows surveillance agencies of the states above to spy on the citizens and organizations of other countries on the list. Although these countries do not have Internet censorship comparable to that of China or Saudi Arabia, they are still poor locations for a VPN.
Since Turbo VPN isn’t located in any of the 14 Eyes states, it’s quite safe to use.
Is Turbo VPN worth using?
You’re up and running to answer this question.
Just read about its peculiarities:
1. Runs on the ad-based model
To make its free version possible, Turbo VPN has to make money in some other way. As with many free VPNs, one such way is by showing ads in its app.
While it may certainly get annoying to look at ads as often as Turbo wants to show them to you, it can easily be seen as a compromise between its free nature and the need to pay the server upkeep, employees’ wages as well as cover other expenses.
2. Keeps no logs
It is important for a good VPN service not to keep user logs. User logs are information that can be used to identify a user and connect them to their online activity with a VPN.
Many free VPN providers collect this information to use it for their gain. For example, it can be sold to third-party advertisers to make it easier for them to target the user of the service.
3. Allows 5 simultaneous connections
If you decide to get a paid plan of Turbo VPN, one subscription gets you up to 5 simultaneous connections.
It may sound irrelevant since you can simply install the free version on as many devices as you like. However, the full paid version of Turbo VPN has more servers and features.
Turbo VPN has a lot of advantages:
+ high connectivity rate
+ great variety of proxy servers
+ firewalls bypassing
+ access to banned sites
+ safe Wi-Fi use
+ supports Wi-Fi, 3G, LTE and others.
+ data encryption by means of OpenVPN protocol
Although it’s said that the speed is good, still it’s not enough for streaming or torrenting:
On the whole, the service provides with good level of protection, still it has some minuses:
– compatible with Android and iOS only
– slow speed
– limited number of servers
To conclude, we’d like to say Turbo VPN is a good free VPN service. If you can’t afford paying for security, be protected for free with Turbo VPN.
You can also read a Turbo VPN review on another site to have a look at another point of view regarding this service.