VPN Unlimited Hotspot Security – protect your online activity with virtual private network app
Aug 12, 2014 7:05 AM –
VPN Unlimited Hotspot Security aims to offer protection for your online activity by encrypting your Internet sessions. Available on mobile and desktops it can offer unlimited browsing traffic plus can help thwart location-restrictions on web content. Find out in this review if this app is vital to your online habits.
Price: Free 10 Day Trial, Offers in-app purchases
Tested on: Samsung Galaxy S4
Pros & Cons:
- Aims to offer encrypted security while online!
- Secure your online activities!
- Helps get around location & IP restrictions!
- *Honestly cannot verify exactly if VPN is encrypting traffic.
- VPN automatically disconnects.
- Opinion: seems to slow connection speeds.
VPN Unlimited Hotspot Security is a full trial software app available for iOS, Mac OS X, Windows, Linux and Android devices.
The core goal is to encrypt your internet traffic securing your online activity if hacking or prying eyes are watching. *My main gripe here is honestly I cannot verify exactly if the VPN is encrypting traffic both ways. I have an indication that something was truncating my traffic speed while in use as the internet speed test was significantly lower than my normal download speeds. In theory, the app encrypts and tunnels your traffic through the providers servers. Encrypted sessions are typically a bit slower than unencrypted. Normally, my 4GLTE speeds would tip 20Mbps, however, in the screenshot it averaged 1Mbps download and upload speeds seemed unaffected. There is just a lot left for interpretation and I wish there was an definitive and easy method or app to determine whether mobile sessions are encrypted both ways using this app.
Getting started with VPN Unlimited Hotspot Security does not require much. Simply tap the Connect button and choose a server location nearest you. Once connected you will see a notification in the top with a tally of the data transferred. The problem here is that the app disconnects after a period of use- so require manual notice and reconnecting.
Once connected, additional benefits of using a VPN app can give you access to territory restricted websites. Since I am in the U.S. it was not possible to test some theories I had- for example accessing content restricted to U.S. users. Lastly, the app can potentially help bypass some ISP restrictions, and secure your connection on WiFi Hotspots.
VPN Unlimited Hotspot Security – Data Monitor
VPN Unlimited Hotspot Security – Dashboard
VPN Unlimited Hotspot Security – Purchases
VPN Unlimited Hotspot Security – Select Server
VPN Unlimited Hotspot Security – Warning