NordVPN

NordVPN

This is a very fast VPN (according to some user's test, the fastest), and the user experience is one of the best, very easy to use for beginners.

They have pretty unique features such as anti-DDOS attacks (denial of service attacks), smart DNS technology that they claim can unblock most of the streaming services, including BBC iPlayer and Netflix, a double VPN which is meant to encrypt twice through multiple server nodes and Peer-to-Peer servers for things like torrenting. They even have an onion VPN, which is meant to access the Onion Router Network without even downloading the TOR browser. It includes an ad blocker and malware blocker called CyberSec.

Caracteristics

Number of servers and countries

  • 5415 ultra-fast servers
  • 59 countries worldwide

Location & security

Their securtiy seems strong and they list the same features as most of their competitors: OpenVPM and WireGuard (for mobiles), System & Program kill switch, IPV6 blocked, AES 256-bit and RSA 4096 encryption. Based in the Panama juridiction, they have a no log policy and have also passed an audit by a security firm, but they are not open source.

Cost

Nord VPN cost are:

  • $11.95/month,
  • $59 for 1-year plan (with 58% discount) or
  • $89 for a 2-year plan subscription, with 68% discount [SPECIAL OFFER] - Normal offer is $286.90 for 2-year plan.

All subscriptions come with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Number of devices using the VPN simultaneously

One NordVPN account will cover 6 devices at once, providing you 6 times the protection. Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, Linux – it doesn’t matter which operating system you use, NordVPN will hide your location, IP address and encrypt the traffic.

Moreover, if you connect NordVPN to your router, it will secure every device on your network, using up only a single space out of the 6 available.

How to pay?

NordVPN accepts payment via:

  • iDeal
  • Credit card: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Visa Electron
  • PayPal
  • Google Pay
  • AmazonPay
  • UnionPay
  • Crypto Currencies (bitcoin, ethereum, ripple)

Access to services

NordVPN is compatible with most of the streaming services such as Netflix, HBO, Hulu, Disney, BBC iPlayer, Amazon Prime Video...

However, as other VPNs, they are not 100% reliable on unblocking streaming contents and as they become populars, Netflix of otehr services can block their IP addresses generating issues for users trying to connect to a server that does no longer work (you then have the possibility to switch aroud servers to find one that does work)

You can get more information on VPN services for expat in this expat magazine: VPN options for an expat and Top 5 reasons why expats need to use a VPN

Get NordVPN

Select a plan that works for you with 30-day money-back guarantee by clicking the button below. Most of the time you will see some special deals for a 12 or 24 months subscription.

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NB: VPN providers run special offers and promotion on a regular basis. Therefore all prices may vary considerably and if price does matter, we strongly encourage you to check on the different websites before to choose your provider.