The VPN provider offers plans in a similar way that a lot of other provider do: all in one packages that differs only in the subscription length. There are plans for 1 month, 3 months, half a year, a year and less commonly encountered 2 year plan. Despite plans being seemingly attractive they cost a lot and many visitors may leave the website after seeing the prices. Prices range from € 16.49 for a month to € 10.41 a month if buying a 2 year package. Considering that there are plenty VPN providers who offer a single month packages that cost less than € 10, we were interested that maybe they offer some kind of a feature that no other VPN provider offers. However, all we could find is ability to tunnel the connections of selected programs through VPN instead of all your internet traffic as well as unlimited number of simultaneous connections. What left us even more surprised is the lack of free trial and refund policies.
One of the selling points of Perfect Privacy has to be their server network. They are a relatively small provider but they are able to offer servers in 23 different countries in all continents. Across these countries there are a total of 36 servers. Nevertheless, there is still a lot to improve on. For example in a country that has so much geo-restricted content – USA there are only two servers and both of them are located in New York meaning that there are no US servers in the west coast.
Security wise Perfect Privacy offers OpenVPN, SSH2-Tunnel, IPSec and PPTP protocols. Encryption is relatively fine since OpenVPN and SSH2-Tunnel are secured using AES-256 Bit encryption. In the mean time PPTP uses MPPE-128 encryption which is much weaker than AES-256 but PPTP was never considered as the most secure protocol anyways.
The payment options variety should be enough for most people but considering the amount they charge we were expecting something more. Nevertheless, what is most important for us is the ability to pay using bitcoins to preserve our anonymity. They also accept payments via PayPal, WebMoney, Perfect Money, EGO pay, etc.
Perfect Privacy does not provide any live support, thus the only options you have are FAQ, tutorials and tickets. We may ignore this fact since the company is rather small. However, if we are going to pay such a price for a VPN we would really expect a 24/7 support that helps you whenever you have questions or problems.
There is only a client for SSH protocol on Windows. If you decide to use OpenVPN protocol or non Windows devices you will have to stick with the open source clients that may not be the optimal solution to reflect the best features that the VPN offers. Overall the SSH client is very easy to use even though does not offer any unique features.
This VPN provider does not keep any logs at all. They also offer an anonymous registration option to emphasize their interest in your privacy. Therefore, Private Privacy is a VPN provider that offers one of the best privacy protection in the market.
During the testing we experienced a slight download speed decrease – about 15%. This is completely understandable due to a strong encryption. Upload speed suffered a slightly bigger hit – almost 30%. And while connected to the closest server we noticed an increase in ping.
Private Privacy is a very solid option for anybody who holds their privacy as a priority. However, the big cost makes it hard to compete against NordVPN that provides similar privacy levels but for a much smaller price.