FrootVPN Reviews

FrootVPN is a Sweden-based company that offers VPN services. Founded in 2014, FrootVPN began as a completely free service and was even initially promoted by the controversial Pirate Bay file sharing website.

But as it started gaining popularity (attracted a whopping 100,000 users in just a week – thanks to TPB), the service started charging users. According to its official website, FrootVPN currently has over 300,000 users.

Servers and locations

FrootVPN has servers located across many countries, including Sweden, France, Canada, the USA, and UK.

Supported VPN protocols

FrootVPN supports a total of three protocols, namely OpenVPN, PPTP, and L2TP. “IPv6 is also currently supported when using an OpenVPN connection but we will support it on other protocol in the future too,” the company says on its website.

User data is encrypted with 2048-bit encryption. “We also provide strong encryption with PGP Key available and we support TLS1.1 and upwards using PFS (Perfect Forward Secrecy) which gives us an A+ SSL Rating (Secure Socket Layer) in December 2015,” the company says.

Platform Support

FrootVPN supports most major platforms, including Windows (version 10, 8, 7, and Vista), Mac OS, Unix/Linux, iOS, Android, and even routers.

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Dedicated applications aren’t available for any of the supported platforms, although detailed installation guides for each are there on the website.

Pricing

FrootVPN offers a total of three subscription packages: monthly, quarterly, and yearly. While the former costs $4.99, the latter two set you back $3.99 and $2.99 a month, respectively.

cription includes:

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While there aren’t any free trials, FrootVPN offers a no-question-asked 30 day refund policy. “For full refund the user must make a request within 30 days after placing an order,” the company says on its its terms and conditions page..

As for available payment methods, the following options are listed when you try to purchase a package:

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Limit on simultaneous connections

FrootVPN allows you simultaneously access your VPN account through a maximum of 5 devices. For example, your smartphone, tablet, and PC can be connected your account at the same time without any problem.

However, if you want to connect more than five devices, FrootVPN suggests you set-up a router to achieve that.

Privacy

We reached out to the team behind FrootVPN with a list of questions about their service. Here are their answers to some of our privacy-related queries:

Q. Do you keep ANY logs which would allow you to match an IP-address and a time-stamp to a user of your service? If so, what information and for how long?

A. NO. We don’t keep any logs of any kind such as User Info, Timestamps, Bandwidth, IP Address, DNS Queries and Log sessions on any activities to greatly avoid third party surveillance.

“All we ask from you is your email address and username,” the company says on its website.

Q. Is BitTorrent and other file-sharing traffic allowed on all servers? If not, why?

A. Yes.

Q. Which payment systems do you use and how are these linked to individual user accounts?

A. We offer multiple payment methods such as Paypal, PaymentWall and BitPay. None of these are directly linked to individual user accounts.

Q. What is the most secure VPN connection and encryption algorithm you would recommend to your users? Do you provide DNS leak protection and tools such as “kill switches” if a connection drops?

A. For the most secure VPN and encryption, we highly recommend TLS-ECDHE-RSA-WITH-AES-256-GCM-SHA384. Not many clients support this ciphersuite though. DNS-Leak by pushing own NS entries and No kill switches at present.

User Reviews

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  • Jaap

    Simply the best. I’m using their service already for over two years, and I have no complaints. Just (jan. 2018) renewed my subscription for the next two years.

    It’s cheap, and they keep no logs whatsoever. There’s your privacy and that’s what this is all about.. It’s very, very stable, and they have lots of servers world wide.

    The connection speeds are good enough for me, really! Maybe they are not the fastest, but the price, reliability and the provided privacy are the most important for me.

    I’ve never needed their support, and I’ve been using them already for a long time. They also provide a desktop app to get your VPN up and running in no time. And they have great manuals online for every OS. Desktop and mobile.

    Really worth a try. And, what can you lose? Exactly, nothing worth mentioning, and I’m sure you’ll be very happy with FrootVPN.

    Greetings,
    Amsterdam
    The Netherlands.

  • Marcos Gallardo

    I’m 74 years old, living in Argentina. To tell the truth I am not familiar with technical staff, but when I needed to unblock Netflix I was adviced to use vpn. Chosing frootvpn, i asked their support to explain me what i should do at first. Their assistance was examplary, I appreciate their patience in explaining everything step-by-step to such non-tech savvy person as I. Had no problem with this vpn at all and want to say “thank you” to all their team!

  • Chris

    Service is worth every cent. Support answers very quickly, speed around 30-40mb, which pleasantly surprised me. Large selection of protocols and servers. Unfortunately the software is lame, it could be done better.

  • GeeNeeUs

    Its really cheap!! Its simple in its implementation.
    Ive only ever had 1 problem with the service not working in the wee hours.
    Although they say they dont have Kill Switches, the Windows app seems to prevent my machine coming back online at all if it cant reconnect. I have to kill the FrootVPN application to get my internet back, which I dont mind cause it effectively is a kill swtich.
    I use another services Socks5 proxy for my torrents in conjunction with this VPN service and I get good speeds. Not full bandwidth but tolerable
    OVERALL 7/10!.

  • Pepper

    While chat support is helpful and software installation was hassle-free, I was not satisfied with the speed. It is very slow, It offers torrent connection but it doesn’t allow downloads at all. I got frustrated and had to cancel my account. The refund request was immediately processed, I am just waiting now for the money to go back to my account. I was told it would take up to 2 weeks.

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