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VPN Unlimited Review

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Simon Migliano is a recognized world expert in VPNs. He's tested hundreds of VPN services and his research has featured on the BBC, The New York Times and more.

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Our Verdict

How is this calculated?

We calculate the VPN service’s Overall Rating by combining the ratings of several testing categories. Each category is weighted as follows:

  • Privacy & Logging Policy: 20%
  • Speed: 20%
  • Security & Technical Features: 15%
  • Streaming: 15%
  • Ease of Use: 10%
  • Torrenting: 5%
  • Server Locations: 5%
  • Bypassing Web Censorship: 5%
  • Customer Support: 5%

Learn more by reading our VPN testing and review methodology.

VPN Unlimited from KeepSolid is a decent VPN, scoring 7.1 on our testing methodology. It provides decent local connection speeds and even bypasses censorship in China. It also unblocks with US Netflix, HBO Max, BBC iPlayer, and it’s easy to use too. But it's not the most trustworthy service, temporarily logs your real IP address, and it hasn't been independently audited. Lastly, we wouldn't recommend it for torrenting.

Ranked #24 out of 62 VPNs

VPN Unlimited Category Ratings

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VPN Unlimited Pros & Cons

  • Fast speeds
  • Easy access to streaming sites
  • Servers for P2P torrenting
  • Easy set-up on all major platforms
  • Connect to 50 countries
  • Lifetime subscription available

  • Collects too much information
  • Based in New York (US jurisdiction)
  • Short money-back guarantee
  • Hasn't been independently audited

Why Trust Us?

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VPN Unlimited is a decent VPN service that offers quick speeds across its server network. It also provides its users with dedicated servers for streaming and P2P.

It’s a relatively basic VPN aimed at beginners, so don’t expect advanced features and functionalities that only the very best VPN services come with.

However, VPN Unlimited is secure enough, with AES-256 encryption and an effective VPN kill switch.

Keepsolid VPN Unlimited’s strongest area is unblocking streaming services. In our latest tests, we found that the VPN worked with US Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Hulu, HBO Max, and more.

But, when it comes to your online privacy, KeepSolid VPN Unlimited is not as good as it may initially seem. In fact, we can’t recommend it for anonymity due to its disappointing logging policy combined with its US jurisdiction.

Overall, Keepsolid VPN Unlimited is an above-average VPN that mainly suits beginners who want unblock streaming content. But there are better and more well-rounded VPN options available.

VPN Unlimited Key Data

Data CapUnlimited
Download Speed90Mbps
Logging PolicySome User Logs
Data LeaksNo
JurisdictionUS (Five-Eyes Member)
IP Addresses500+
Countries with Servers50
US NetflixYes
Simultaneous Connections5
Works In ChinaYes
SupportLive Chat
Cheapest Price$199.99 Lifetime Subscription
Free Trial7 Days (No Payment Info Required)
Money-Back Guarantee7-day Money-Back Guarantee
Official WebsiteVpnunlimitedapp.com

Privacy & Logging Policy

Logs Data Temporarily

How is this calculated?

We analyze and dissect the VPN service’s logging and privacy policy. A VPN should never log and store:

  • Your real IP address
  • Connection timestamps
  • DNS requests

Headquarters outside of 14 Eyes or EU jurisdictions are also preferable.

VPN Unlimited logs too much unnecessary data, especially compared to its actually no-logs competitors like Private Internet Acess and PrivateVPN. It logs your real IP address and server IP address during your session, which is then deleted once disconnected. This combined with VPN Unlimited's US jurisdiction makes it difficult for us to recommend it.

Ranked #38 out of 62 VPNs for Privacy & Logging Policy

Here’s a summary of the user data VPN Unlimited (KeepSolid) logs:

Data TypeLogged by VPN Unlimited
Account InformationYes
Browsing ActivityNo
Date of Last ConnectionNo
Device InformationYes
DNS QueriesNo
Individual Bandwidth UsageYes
Individual Connection TimestampsNo
Number of Simultaneous ConnectionsNo
Originating IP AddressYes
VPN Server IPYes
VPN Server LocationNo

VPN Unlimited is owned and run by KeepSolid Inc. It was founded in 2013 by Oleg Bocharnikov and Vasiliy Ivanov, who set up what was then-called Simplex Solutions, a business in Odessa, Ukraine.

KeepSolid Inc. is now incorporated in the US and its HQ is in New York.

This isn’t a good thing. Being based in the US means that US law enforcement agencies can force the company to log and hand over customer data.

In its privacy policy, VPN Unlimited states it will hand over personal data in order to comply with laws that require such disclosure.

We’re comforted by VPN Unlimited’s policy to only store personally-identifiable information (your IP address) for the duration of your session.

However, it is worrying that data can be handed over without your consent. VPN Unlimited is not a VPN for total anonymity.

Logging Policy

KeepSolid VPN Unlimited’s logging policy is disappointing. It is private enough for most, but let’s look at what it does collect.

VPN Unlimited records:

  • Original IP address
  • Browser type
  • Operating system
  • Device ID
  • Time zone
  • Connection type
  • WiFi network name

Yikes. That’s a lot of information. However, it is not as bad as it sounds as this data is deleted after each VPN session.

What it does not delete includes:

  • Total amount of data used for each session
  • Session dates
  • Number of devices using KeepSolid products
  • Version of the app used

This is non-sensitive aggregated data and much less of a privacy threat.

However, we don’t like that the policy doesn’t state how long this information is stored for, so we can’t trust VPN Unlimited completely.


Slower Than Its Rivals

How is this calculated?

We calculate the VPN’s speed rating using our download speeds, upload speeds, and ping (latency) measurements.

We regularly test the VPN’s local and international speeds using a dedicated 100Mbps internet connection in New York, USA.

According to our recent speed tests, VPN Unlimited delivers decent speeds, but doesn't match up to the fastest VPNs available. We recorded an average speed loss of 29% on local connection, which puts it on par with lower-tier VPNs like PureVPN and X-VPN. Its international speeds are also somewhat disappointing, reaching an average of 71Mbps - one of the slowest average international speeds we've recorded.

Ranked #39 out of 62 VPNs for Speed

Here’s a table showing VPN Unlimited’s speed test results:

As the data above shows, VPN Unlimited has relatively slow local and international speeds. It’s not the slowest VPN, but hardly compares to its competitors, reaching consistent results above 90Mbps.

Specific data points that hold VPN Unlimited back massively include its speeds to Brazil (40Mbps) and Australia (45Mbps). Granted, both these locations are further away from where we test in the US, but we see other VPNs like Hotspot Shield recording average international speeds of 71Mbps.

To put KeepSolid VPN Unlimited’s speeds in context, here a chart comparing its local and international speeds to other VPNs:

Bar chart comparing local and international speeds, descending in this order: Hotspot Shield, NordVPN, Mullvad VPN, and KeepSolid VPN Unlimited.

Decent Ping Times

KeepSolid VPN Unlimited has decent ping times, averaging around 6ms on a local New York connection and just 73ms connecting to the UK.

But it doesn’t have the download speeds to make it an ideal VPN for gaming. Overall, there’s simply other VPNs for a cheaper price that deliver better speeds and lower latency.

Server Locations

Good Server Coverage in

How is this calculated?

The key factor for calculating this rating is the global spread and coverage of the VPN’s server network.

We also consider the total number of servers, the number of city-level servers, and the number of IP addresses available.

VPN Unlimited has 500 servers across 50 countries. This is a respectable server network. It's far from the largest, but it's a good spread that should please most VPN users. It also has a good number of city-level options to choose from.

Ranked #19 out of 62 VPNs for Server Locations

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50 Countries
Image of a city landscape
80 Cities
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500+ IP Addresses

Here’s a list of the number of servers VPN Unlimed has in each continent:

Continent Number of Countries
Europe 34
Asia 10
South America 3
North America 4
Africa 3
Oceania 2

VPN Unlimited offers a decent-sized network. It covers the most popular locations across 50 countries.

But if you need access to servers in less well-covered places there are better VPN services out there to do the job.

In terms of individual servers, VPN Unlimited has a fairly small number – just over500.

VPN Unlimited Server locations list

VPN Unlimited has a decent sized server network.

Customer support refused to tell us the number of IP addresses they offer, saying that it’s against their policy. This leads us to suspect that there aren’t many more than 500.

This is disappointing when compared to the 50,000+ IPs offered by some of its rival services (VyprVPN, for example, has over 200,000). It’s likely that the servers will clog up pretty quickly, resulting in poor performance. Not ideal.

When it comes to the US, the spread is good. 13 different US cities are distributed from East (Florida) to West coast (California), and the South (Texas), too.

Likewise, VPN Unlimited has good European options, with city-level options in UK, France, and Germany.

Asia coverage is decent, with VPN Unlimited servers in Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea and one bridging the continental divide in Turkey. Yet South America is limited to Brazil and Chile only, and the sole option in Africa is South Africa.

VPN Unlimited also withdrew its India servers following the introduction of data-retention law, which was a good move.


Access to US Netflix & BBC iPlayer

How is this calculated?

This rating is calculated by how many different streaming services and regional content libraries the VPN can unblock, and how consistently it can access them.

We test access to Netflix, Disney+, Max, Amazon Prime Video, BBC iPlayer, and many more platforms on a weekly basis.

VPN Unlimited unblocks most major streaming services, including Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video. That's a lot of new content. This is easily one of the better VPNs for getting around geo-restrictions.

Ranked #13 out of 62 VPNs for Streaming

Here is a list of the streaming platforms that VPN Unlimited unblocks:

Streaming PlatformWorks with VPN Unlimited
Amazon Prime VideoYes
BBC iPlayerYes
Channel 4No
Hotstar IndiaNo
Netflix USYes

VPN Unlimited is a good choice for unblocking video streaming platforms, especially compared to other mid-range VPN services such as Avast SecureLine.

Due to its optimized servers, VPN Unlimited provides quick, hassle-free access to Amazon Prime Video, US Netflix, BBC iPlayer, HBO Max, and Hulu.

VPN Unlimited unblocking US Netflix screenshot

VPN Unlimited consistently unblocks US Netflix.

VPN Unlimited also has dedicated streaming servers for:

  • ESPN+
  • Hotstar
  • Popcornflix
  • Rai.tv
  • Sony Crackle

We’ve had no problems unblocking online streaming servers with VPN Unlimited – it’s extremely consistent, one of the most reliable VPNs on the market.


Slow P2P Servers

How is this calculated?

This rating is determined by the VPN’s torrenting speeds, the percentage of servers that allow P2P file sharing, the service’s privacy and trustworthiness, and useful settings like port forwarding.

For speed specifically, we calculate the VPN’s average download bitrate using our bespoke torrenting setup.

VPN Unlimited is a terrible VPN for torrenting. Popular torrenting websites are banned on US servers. It only has three torrenting servers and all of them have a very slow average bitrate. Its logging policy isn’t guaranteed to protect your privacy while file sharing, either.

Ranked #40 out of 62 VPNs for Torrenting

See how VPN Unlimited performed in our torrenting tests:

Torrenting Attribute Result
Average Download Bitrate 4.1MiB/s
No. of P2P Servers 500
Logging Policy Some User Logs
Kill Switch Yes
Port Forwarding No

VPN Unlimited’s streaming game is strong, but we can’t say the same for torrenting. It has a very slow average bitrate speed of 1.5 MiB/s. In comparison, ExpressVPN records 9.4 MiB/s on the same test connection.

Torrenting Websites Banned on US Servers

On the 13th of January 2022, VPN Unlimited agreed in US court to “block BitTorrent traffic” and to block access to major torrenting websites on its servers in the US. VPN Unlimited had been accused by film studios of encouraging its subscribers to violate copyright law using its service.

As of 15 March 2022, our testing found that the ban is now being enforced. The websites listed in the image below are blocked via a firewall, when connected to a US VPN Unlimited server. California and New York P2P dedicated servers have also recently been removed from the service.

Screenshot of a KeepSolid's Stipulation of Dismissal.

Excerpt from KeepSolid’s Stipulation of Dismissal stating they would block BitTorrent on US servers.

There are only three VPN Unlimited servers permitted for torrenting. These include:

  • Ontario, Toronto (Canada)
  • Paris (France)
  • Bucharest (Romania)

If VPN Unlimited allows torrenting, it seems to do so reluctantly. In its FAQ VPN Unlimited says: “The primary use of KeepSolid VPN Unlimited is not to download torrents, but to offer online security.”

We recommend checking out IPVanish if you would like more server options for torrenting.

On the plus side, it has a kill switch that can prevent your IP address from being leaked if VPN Unlimited disconnects.

Bypassing Web Censorship

Able to Bypass Great Firewall

How is this calculated?

We routinely test if the VPN can bypass strict internet restrictions in China using our remote-access server in Shanghai.

Other important factors we consider include obfuscation technologies and the availability of servers in neighboring countries (for faster connections).

VPN Unlimited masks VPN traffic as normal web traffic, getting around state censors in the process. It even works in China, which is the litmus test of a great anti-censorship VPN.

Ranked #20 out of 62 VPNs for Bypassing Web Censorship

Despite China’s recent VPN crackdowns, VPN Unlimited is still a reliable option for people wishing to connect out from that country.

We’ve tested it on our own China servers and can report consistent success bypassing the firewall.

VPN Unlimited’s KeepSolid Wise protocol enables users from China to overcome the Great Firewall by making their VPN traffic appear as standard HTTPS web traffic. This makes it extremely difficult to detect and block, therefore allowing the majority of people to beat the government censors.

It should be noted that Chinese users only currently have access to five VPN nearby free speech countries, but this does include Singapore which is the best option if you’re looking for good speeds.

Due to this proprietary protocol, VPN Unlimited is also a fantastic choice for people in other high-censorship countries such as the UAE, Turkey and Iran. A good-sized global network is helpful here, as it means you’ll never be too far from a server in a free speech country.

Security & Technical Features

Strong Security and Exclusive Encryption Protocol

How is this calculated?

A secure VPN must offer OpenVPN or WireGuard protocols, AES-256 encryption, and a working kill switch.

To calculate this rating, we also factor in additional security settings and features.

VPN Unlimited has all the top security protocols and its own proprietary one. It has a DNS Firewall and we recorded no IP, DNS, or WebRTC leaks when using it. This is a very safe service.

Ranked #26 out of 62 VPNs for Security & Technical Features

ProtocolsAvailable in VPN Unlimited
EncryptionAvailable in VPN Unlimited
SecurityAvailable in VPN Unlimited
Diskless ServersNo
DNS Leak BlockingYes
First-party DNSNo
IPv6 Leak BlockingNo
Supports TCP Port 443Yes
VPN Kill SwitchYes
WebRTC Leak BlockingNo
Advanced FeaturesAvailable in VPN Unlimited
Ad BlockerNo
Dedicated IPNo
Double VPNNo
Split TunnelingNo
Static IPNo
Tor over VPN ServerNo
Tracker BlockerNo

VPN Unlimited has some solid security features. If you’re an experienced VPN user, you may find advanced options lacking.

KeepSolid Wise TCP/UDP is a proprietary protocol, which is to say it’s an exclusive, first-party protocol. It makes use of the TCP 443 port used by secure web traffic (HTTPS).

Tech jargon aside, this means it’s far more difficult for ISPs and government censors to detect that you’re using a VPN, as your traffic simply appears as that of a normal browser.

However, which protocols you can select are dependent upon the device that you’re using. For example, Windows mobile is limited to L2TP encryption.

We always recommend selecting OpenVPN or WireGuard where possible.

VPN Unlimited’s encryption is also strong. AES-256, as it’s called, is a top cipher said to be unbreakable. The US federal government uses it, so you can trust it to be robust.

VPN Unlimited has also introduced the essential VPN kill switch function, which means that if your connection drops for any reason, it will block online traffic, preventing your true IP address from being exposed.

However, VPN Unlimited could do better by providing its own DNS servers. It currently uses Google Public DNS, which are still considered to provide a very high level of performance and security, though.

VPN Unlimited does have a nice DNS Firewall feature that protects you from malicious websites, phishing web pages, malware infections, and even pop-up ads.

You can activate the DNS Firewall by logging into your VPN Unlimited account, and selecting the types of websites you wan’t to block. Or you can create a custom blacklist.

We also did not detect any DNS leaks when using VPN Unlimited. You can test it for yourself using our leak test tool.

Device & OS Compatibility

Good Range of Custom Apps

How is this rated?

A high-quality VPN should maintain functional, fully-featured applications and browser extensions for as many platforms and devices as possible.

Our ‘Device & OS Compatibility’ assessment contributes to the Ease of Use rating.

VPN Unlimited can be installed and used on a fair number of devices and platforms. This includes the most popular ones like Windows and macOS. But there are also apps for Linux and you can use the VPN on router to protect Smart TVs.


VPN Unlimited is available on a good range of custom apps for the usual platforms, including:

  1. Windows
  2. Mac
  3. iOS
  4. Android
  5. Linux
  6. Router

You can also buy pre-configured WiFi routers with the software already installed, saving you having to setup multiple apps on individual devices.

There are also step-by-step instructions on how to manually configure your existing router to support the software, which are very user-friendly and include lots of helpful screenshots.

Games Consoles & Streaming Devices

VPN Unlimited additionally provides a range of manual set-up guides for devices lacking dedicated apps, such as Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.

VPN Unlimited can be used on a number of games consoles, including Xbox, Nintendo and PlayStation, as well as streaming devices by connecting them to a configured router or sharing the VPN connection with another device already running the software – a laptop or smartphone.

This includes:

  1. Apple TV
  2. Amazon Fire TV
  3. Chromecast
  4. Nintendo
  5. PlayStation
  6. Roku
  7. Xbox

We would like to see some native apps for these in the future – apps designed for specific consoles and streaming devices – especially as it is offered by rivals, including Windscribe.

Still, VPN Unlimited is generous enough to allow up to five devices connected to the one VPN subscription simultaneously. That comes in handy.

Also handy are the extensive manual set-up guides for plenty of these devices on the support section of VPN Unlimited’s website.

It’s rare for a provider to offer so many manual workarounds for such a large range of streaming devices, and we love that VPN Unlimited has gone to so much effort to make the process as simple as possible. VPN beginners rejoice!

Browser Extensions

VPN Unlimited offers proxy extensions for:

  1. Chrome
  2. Microsoft Edge
  3. Firefox
  4. Opera

VPN Unlimited caters to more browsers than most VPNs, which usually have extensions for Chrome and Firefox only, if that.

Be aware that proxies are not VPNs – they’re unencrypted connections. But they’re helpful for lightweight browsing while hiding your IP and changing the country you appear to be connecting from.

VPN Unlimited’s browser extensions are incredibly easy to download and use, available within a matter of seconds if you already have the main program installed.

They also include the WebRTC Leak Blocker. This is a tool that helps to prevent a browser issue that could potentially expose your true IP address. That’s all well and good, but we think that should be standard anyway.

Ease of Use

Intuitive Design & Easy to Configure

How is this calculated?

This rating mainly consists of the user-friendliness and intuitiveness of setting up and regularly using the VPN.

We also factor in customization settings, as well as device and OS compatibility (see section above).

We like the way VPN Unlimited is designed and how it looks. You can change your protocol easy and switch on the DNS Firewall with the flick of a switch. It's not an overbearing or too technical app, either.

Ranked #19 out of 62 VPNs for Ease of Use

VPN Unlimited’s custom apps are sleek and user-friendly.

The main screen of the desktop app displays your connection status, chosen server location and a button to have a look at your new IP address on a pretty (if somewhat redundant) world map.

It would be better to see it a little more streamlined to fit in a smaller window, but you can do much worse than this from a VPN (trust us – we’ve seen it).

If you’re looking to customize, advanced settings are located behind the burger menu (the three horizontal lines) and are quite neatly laid out with some helpful integrated support regarding the different VPN protocols.

You can turn on the kill switch function in the settings menu (and we recommend you do), but DNS leak protection is hidden within the protocols menu, which is a little confusing.

We love that you can search for a server rather than having to scroll and scroll through a long list, plus there’s a dedicated tab for streaming-optimized servers. Want to watch Netflix? VPN Unlimited makes it easy.

Also, VPN Unlimited servers that allow torrenting are clearly marked to make them easy to find.

Customer Support

High Standard of Customer Support

How is this calculated?

This rating is based on our assessment of the VPN’s:

  • Live chat support
  • Email support
  • Online resources

Not every VPN offers all these support options, and they often vary in quality and response times.

VPN Unlimited has a nice live chat feature for quick answers to questions. There's also a thorough online resource section. We'd like to see support available 24/7, but for a mid-tier VPN its support offering is impressive.

Ranked #6 out of 62 VPNs for Customer Support

Customer SupportAvailable in VPN Unlimited
24/7 Email SupportNo
24/7 Live Chat SupportNo
Email Support via Online FormNo
Live Chat SupportYes
Online ResourcesYes
Tutorial VideosNo

VPN Unlimited offers a high standard of customer support, and has recently introduced a live chat feature.

When we put it to the test, the support agents were helpful, friendly, and quick to respond. We can’t ask for much more than that from a VPN service.

VPN Unlimited customer support

VPN Unlimited’s customer support responded to our team in 10 minutes.

Agents often referred us to FAQ pages to find our answer, which is annoying, but they were happy to provide more details if asked.

Unfortunately, this live chat isn’t available 24/7, a service most top-tier providers offer. You can email the VPN Unlimited support team around the clock, though. Here the response time was very quick – we often received answers within an hour.

Should you not want to contact the support directly, you can find solutions in VPN Unlimited’s online resources section.

This is well organized and comprehensive, and the FAQ search feature enables you to look up keywords rather than scrolling through a long list of answers.

We all know the pain of scrolling through an FAQ for an answer that often isn’t there.

As well as a fantastic selection of set-up manuals, there was good material on more general subjects such as online security, bypassing censorship, and data privacy, which is always useful.

Price & Value

Undeniably Cheap Lifetime Subscription

How is this calculated?

While we do assign a ‘Price & Value’ rating, it doesn’t contribute to the Overall Rating. We believe the reader should decide what is or isn’t a reasonable price.

A good rating isn’t just based on how cheap the VPN is, but for the overall value it offers.

VPN Unlimited has a lifetime subscription deal for $199.99. This one-time payment will give you online protection for life. If you plan to use just one VPN for that long, it's excellent value. However, it's an extremely high up-front cost for a VPN you might end up not liking.

Ranked #8 out of 62 VPNs for Price & Value

VPN Unlimited only offers two of pricing plans. They both have the same features, but the longer you subscribe, the better value considering cost per use.

  1. 1 Year(s)


    Billed $59.99 every year
  2. Lifetime


    One-time fee of $199.99

Confusingly, VPN Unlimited removed its monthly subscription plan, which is a standard offering for most VPNs.

You can still get a one-year plan, which costs $59.99 annually, but it offers a lot less flexibility than other VPNs like NordVPN or PIA.

VPN Unlimited is also one of the few providers to offer a lifetime deal. Its lifetime subscription is $199.99, which is fantastic value for money if you plan on using a VPN for the foreseeable future. However, FastestVPN offers an even cheaper lifetime deal for $40.00.

You can also pay an extra $1.66 a month for MonoDefense, which includes a Smart DNS, DNS Firewall, and Passwarden (password manager). However, other VPNs offer Smart DNS and firewalls as part of their basic package.

We also don’t like that the VPN automatically includes a MonoDefense bundle add-on when you go to checkout. From a user’s perspective, it’s a bit frustrating having to deselect it when you just want the VPN service.

Payment & refund options

VPN Unlimited accepts payment via these options:

  1. American Express
  2. Bitcoin
  3. Mastercard
  4. PayPal
  5. Visa

Unfortunately, unlike many other VPN providers, you’re unable to pay using any international payment methods, such as Alipay or UnionPay.

There’s also no cryptocurrency options, which the most privacy-conscious users like to pay with.