|Connections per account||5|
|Tariff (1 month)||9.99 USD|
|Tariff (12 months)||35.88 USD (per month 2.99 USD)|
|Tariff (24 months)||49.99 USD (per month 2.08 USD)|
|test options||Refund warranty|
In autumn 2014, ThePirateBay's website featured an ad for one VPN-Service, which apparently was an initiative of ThePirateBay founders to continue to protect freedom on the Internet. The service got up to 100.000 new users within just one week. Since then, some of the founders of Piratebay have disappeared and it is still unclear who is now the actual operator of FrootVPN is. What is certain is that FrootVPN absolutely committed to the anonymity and protection of users from stupefaction and access by authorities. In my contact with one of the founders, we exchanged encrypted emails and I was allowed to test the service for 3 months.
FrootVPN is based in Sweden and operates under Swedish law.
This guarantees an extremely high level of protection against access by authorities like hardly any other country in Europe (perhaps Switzerland is excluded). In particular, and one has to adhere to this, "minor crimes" of copyright are protected, with other criminal data, Swedish law protects less. FrootVPN For safety reasons, only the few operate VPN-Server and guarantees a complete freedom of record (no log files)!
FrootVPN Server in:
NAT is not used once to assign IP addresses. NAT is a technology that is commonly used to provide router users with an IP address and to forward the data in and out accordingly. Naturally, NAT remembers which user (IP address) has sent or requested which data during use. So not the data directly, but the data packet address lines are read. This is actually not a problem, as this data is only stored for milliseconds, but if you had access to the server LIVE, users could possibly find out IP addresses with it. Since the FrootVPN The founders apparently even wanted to exclude the possibility of logging data during operation. Instead of NAT, a very rudimentary service is used on Linux routers in order to get along completely without recording. This is actually a radical measure, but it may also be necessary when you think of the effort the NSA has made to track / monitor billions of people. And frootVPN offers also US server, but they can not guard the guys there around the clock 🙂
Filesharing P2P / Torrent with FrootVPN
Due to this measure, all users receive only one common IP address per server. However, this also makes it easier for the majority of users, which is an advantage especially for file sharing.
The restricted server selection qualifies FrootVPN primarily to either keep his identity secret and / or file sharing. You shouldn't expect to be able to unlock content that is blocked for local use from other countries.
Prizes from FrootVPN
A few FrootVPN Facts in the short overview:
- Provider from Sweden (ThePirateBay related)
- Cheap Price (without binding only $ 4.99 / month; $ 2.99 / month for 12 months)
- FrootVPN relies on OpenVPN and L2TP / IPSec protocols
- No NAT is used, hence only 1 IP address for all users of a server
- Absolutely no log files / activity records
- All devices with OpenVPN or L2TP are possible (Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, Apple iOS, Android)
- Torrent and P2P expressly allowed!
- Only available in English.
My FrootVPN Conclusion.
FrootVPN is therefore in my opinion not in line with others VPN-Services, but recommended for all file sharers and torrent users. The fact that the number of users has increased to 300.000 despite the lack of worldwide coverage also suggests that FrootVPN made a really good name in the community of filesharers. This would not have been possible in the case of access or data transmission to authorities, or would there have been corresponding reports on the Internet. Therefore, it can be assumed that it is indeed very safe.