Blacklogic VPN Review
Do you worry that someone out there is monitoring your online activities? Do you think that you should be entitled to a little privacy when you are browsing the Internet? Do you want to protect your identity from intrusive companies like Google and the government? If so, then you are probably considering using a VPN service, and today, we are reviewing Blacklogic VPN, a service based in Canada, that boasts many features.
Blacklogic VPN does not place limits on its subscribers’ speed or total bandwidth. It offers plenty of flexibility in terms of protocols, supporting OpenVPN, PPTP, and also L2TP. And best of all, Blacklogic VPN offers a seven day money-back guarantee, which means that you can try out the service for a full week before having to make any serious commitment.
Blacklogic VPN has several different service options that offer a wide spectrum of service levels at different price points, so you will be sure to find one that works for you. Here is just a brief overview of the different options that are available:
- VPN Service: unlimited service that is not tracked or measured, $60/year
- VPN for Poker: online poker aficionados can play as many hands as they want, $75/year
- Premium: the premium service level is affordable and feature packed, $50/year
- Static IP VPN: this extra layer of protection is billed monthly, $20/month
- Monthly VPN Service: is you don’t want to make the yearly commitment, VPN Service is available, $15/30 days
- VPN Router: an annual contract, $100/year
- Android TV Box: an annual contract, $100/year
Just so you know, beyond the seven day money-back guarantee, you might find it a little difficult to get your money back from Blacklogic VPN. They only guarantee a refund if there is a problem with their service and the refund is authorized by their technical support team. So if you are unsure of the purchase, you might want to stick to a month-to-month contract at first.
Interestingly, Blacklogic does price match, so if you find a comparable service at a lower price, they will match on an annual plan within 10%.
Contacting Customer Support
Blacklogic is somewhat unique in the VPN service game in that they offer phone-based support. They also offer the industry-standard support via email, but you really cannot beat actually having someone to talk to on the phone when you are having an issue.
Do they keep their promise for security?
Blacklogic promises that your information and your activity will always be private. They have 82 VPN servers across five countries. They use OpenVPN, PPTP, and L2TP, and they offer encryption as high as 2048 bits.
The bottom line for security is that Blacklogic does not log your activity, and it does not hand information over to any government.
We have used Blacklogic VPN quite a bit, and we didn’t experience any downtime whatsoever, nor did we face limitations on bandwidth with heavy use, which is as the company claims.
The Blacklogic website is simple and straightforward. You will have no problems navigating around or finding the exact information that you need.
Creating an Account
Creating an account on www.blacklogic.com is simple, although once you download the program, you may find that the software is a bit less user-friendly than most as far as installation. Using the program itself is a breeze, though.
If you do run into problems, be sure to call customer service because, as we already mentioned, live phone support is one of the perks of Blacklogic VPN.
What platforms can you run Blacklogic VPN on?
As of this writing, Blacklogic can be used on machines running Windows, MacOS, and Linux. It can also run on mobile and tablet devices which run Android and on DD-WRT routers. Unlike other services, Blacklogic is a one-stop-shop. You may only need to run a VPN on one device at the moment, but if you need to expand onto other devices in the future, it is nice to know that you won’t have to research a second VPN company and learn new software.
The Final Word
We liked a lot of things about Blacklogic. It has high security levels with up to 2048 bit encryption, and it makes use of all of the latest transfer protocols. It has some of the best customer service around, it has a 7 day money-back guarantee, and you can use it on pretty much any device you own.
On the down side, installation can be a bit of a bear, and you will have a hard time getting a refund outside of that 7 day window if something goes wrong later on.
In the end, though, Blacklogic VPN is near the top of our list for VPN service providers. The people who thought it up and run it are top experts in the field of Internet security, and they seem to know what they are doing when it comes to providing excellent customer service as well.