About Turbo VPN
Turbo VPN belongs to Innovative Connecting; a Singapore-based tech company focused on the mobile app development space. Details are a little sketchy about the company, but there’s a “Copyright 2018” notice on their main website.
All of this information (or lack of it) should raise a ton of red flags for any VPN service. Yet Turbo VPN isn’t done being an oddity with that alone, and this review will walk you through the details. I advise great caution should you be considering this VPN service.
|Number of Servers||21,000+ (claimed)|
|Locations||45+ countries (claimed)|
|Device Compatibility||Windows, macOS, Android, iOS|
Privacy and Security
Turbo VPN makes no direct claims to any protocols, but IPSec and OpenVPN seem available in their repertoire. That’s paired with 256-bit encryption, which is more or less the industry standard where VPN is concerned. Other advantages include the acceptance of Bitcoin as a payment method.
Unfortunately, despite claims of “no logging,” Turbo VPN does. In the same terms of service paragraph, the company mentions keeping records of server access alongside a notice that it cooperates with legal demands for information – and have no doubt that the Singapore government is more than capable of so doing.
Streaming Media With Turbo VPN
Again, Turbo VPN makes no explicit claims to bypass specific media streaming geo-blocks, except stating that it can. That’s not much comfort to buyers who’ll spend their money hoping something will work, and if it doesn’t, well, too bad.
The app offers access to “streaming servers,” but the way you stream is pretty weird. For example, you’ll need to join specific servers to stream Netflix, BBC iPlayer, or Fox, respectively. While that may still work, if the server goes down, you’ll not have an alternative.
Turbo VPN provides a basic level of content on their knowledge base, but few of these seem very helpful. The content is present but skewed in such a non-customer-centric manner that it’s pretty unbelievable.
One good example of this is in how they tell users to resolve server connection errors. One method stood out – they ask you to change Internet Service Provider. Would you do that as a means of resolving a Turbo VPN connection fault?
If you need more help, your only other means of connecting with them is via email.
Price isn’t a real obstacle when it comes to Turbo VPN. Their 24-month plan clocks in at an average of $4.17/mo. That price is somewhat reasonable in itself. Unfortunately for them, you can subscribe to much stronger brands for less than what Turbo VPN offers.
Depending on your location, you can pay via credit card, PayPal, Bitcoin, and a few other localized methods. There’s also a 30-day money-back guarantee, which is also relatively standard for most similar services.
Pros & Cons of Turbo VPN
Pros of Turbo VPN
- Specialized streaming servers
- Accepts Bitcoin payments
- Basic knowledge base in place
- Supports mainstream platforms
Cons of Turbo VPN
- Logs some data
- Service under Singapore jurisdiction
Conclusion: Is Turbo VPN Worth a Try?
I wouldn’t touch Turbo VPN with a ten-foot pole even if they dropped the price by half or more. There are simply too many warning signs regarding this VPN service provider. From jurisdiction in a state with draconian laws to a massive lack of information, Turbo VPN seems far too dodgy for cybersecurity.