PureVPN Review

A powerful VPN with an incredibly low annual plan.
PureVPN Review - Australia
Overall Rating 4.5 out of 5
High number of countries (140) use PureVPN servers
Incredibly low price for the seven-day trial
Includes innovative “mode” settings

Some VPN clients rise above the rest. PureVPN is professionally-designed and powerful, offers a high number of servers (around 2,000) in over 140 countries, and is offering a 7-day trial that costs 99c during the test period.

The first thing you will notice about this VPN is that it’s easy to use and understand. After downloading the VPN service, you can select the country you want for the connection and use a clearly labelled dashboard for tweaking other settings. A unique “mode” option in the dashboard, for example, allows you to select the primary reason you will use the VPN, such as streaming Netflix, privacy, or file-sharing.

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Lots of servers in lots of countries.

You can choose a server in one of over 140 countries, which is one of the highest available country-based servers we’ve seen.

Pros

  • High number of countries (140) use PureVPN servers
  • Incredibly low price for the seven-day trial
  • Includes innovative “mode” settings

Cons

  • You must pay for the seven day trial in order to test PureVPN
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PureVPN prices and plans

Seven-day trial for 99c

PureVPN is powerful but also affordable if you want to test it out for seven days. At the time of this review, the trial costs only 99c during the test period. Many other VPN clients offer a 30-day trial, but you have to pay up ront for the month.

PureVPN prices and plans overview (USD)

PlanPaymentFrequencyEquivalent monthly priceDetail
1 monthUS$10.95MonthlyUS$10.95Check Price
6 monthsUS$49.95Every 6 monthsUS$8.33Check Price

Data effective 9/7/2020. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.

After the 99c trial period, the cost is equivalent to a more common $6.49 per month (1 year charged upfront at $77.88) —about what you would expect from other powerful VPN services but not as low as the annual plan for Private Internet Access (PIA), which works out to only $2.85 per month.

Compare PureVPN to other top VPNs
ProviderMonthly PriceStandout FeatureDetail
PureVPNUS$10.95High number of countries use PureVPN serversView Plan
NordVPNUS$11.955,600 servers availableView Plan
Private Internet AccessUS$9.95Includes access on up to 10 devicesView Plan

Data effective 9/7/2020. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.

High number of countries use PureVPN servers

PureVPN runs and maintains servers in over 140 countries.

There is one major distinction to make with PureVPN. While other VPN providers offer more servers — ExpressVPN offers over 2,000 — PureVPN claims to run all of their servers (about 2,000 total) and maintain them. More importantly, they have servers available in over 140 countries, which is about the highest we have seen from any VPN.

Incredibly low price for the seven-day trial

A 7-day trial is only 99c for the test period.

Many VPN services offer a trial version, but you have to register and pay for the whole month, which is typically around US$9.99 per month or more. If you decide to cancel the trial, you don’t have to pay anything, but you still have to enter your credit card info.

With PureVPN, a unique trial version costs only 99c for seven days, so you can test out all of the high-end features and interface, and connect to a bunch of servers. If the client runs quickly and works for your needs, then you continue with the normal premium paid plan.

Innovative “mode” settings

You can pick a mode for streaming Netflix, file sharing, or extra privacy.

Another unique feature has to do with the modes available. Using the dashboard, you can select an option to tweak the settings for streaming Netflix and other media, privacy, or file-sharing. This means you don’t have to wade into the more advanced settings—with one click you tune the client to run the way you want it to run.

PureVPN Settings

The best PureVPN plan: Low-cost trial version

  • Who it’s best for: Those who want to test out the unique “mode features before committing to a monthly payment.
  • Why we recommend it: You can see if the interface and features meet your needs.
PureVPN 7-day Trial
PlanUpfront priceMonthly priceStandout featureDetail
7-day trial – 1 yearUS$77.78US$6.49140 countries use PureVPN serversView Plan

Verdict: Is PureVPN good?

PureVPN deserves extra credit for offering a low-cost seven-day trial version for only 99c. The different “modes” available for streaming or file-sharing make it easy to tweak the client for your needs. And, the client offers a high number of servers (over 140).

PureVPN prices and plans:

  • One month – US$10.95/mth
  • Seven-day trial – US$5.82/mth
  • Six month – US$8.33/mth

PureVPN standout features:

  • High number of countries (140) use PureVPN servers
  • Incredibly low price for the 7-day trial
  • Includes innovative “mode” settings

PureVPN FAQs

Why does the number of countries matter for a VPN?

Having access to servers in over 140 countries gives you the flexibility to connect from almost anywhere if you travel but also to use a server that meets your file-sharing and streaming media needs.

Additional contributors
Chyelle Dvorak