8 out of every 10 people I know use torrents for one purpose or another. Although I don’t use torrents myself, I do have sufficient know-how about it. While there are many VPN providers that offer their users the ability to use torrents, there is none as focused as BTGuard.
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Apparently, BTGuard is near-legendary amongst torrent freaks. So I decided to try it out and do a BTGuard Review for all the torrent lovers out there. To begin with, BTGuard offers two separate services: BitTorrent Proxy – For users who want seamless and secure torrent downloading VPN – An umbrella VPN package to cover security, anonymity and accessibility internet needs
BTGuard Review – Dark & Deep Just Doesn’t Cut It!
The BTGuard website does not manage to impress. It is way too dark which makes it anything but reader friendly. I had to mine through the website before I managed to find any details on the number of servers they have and the protocols I will have access to.
BtGuard Server Locations
BTGuard doesn’t declare its other server locations except these three premium locations Netherlands, Canada and Singapore. But what they guranteed is that you will never face any speed limitations and connection interruption.
How Much For It?
I like the fact that BTGuard did not leave out regular VPN users like me in its pursuit to appeal to the torrent-downloading consumer segment. What I don’t like are the price tags.
Initially, it looked like BTGuard offers only two basic packages to choose from. A little more exploration made it clear that BitTorrent Proxy is available in 1, 3, 6 and 12 month packages. Prices start from $6.95 for a one month subscription and go up to $59.95 for a 12 month subscription.
BTGuard – VPN Packages
The VPN package is available for 1, 3, 6 and 12 month packages; much like the BitTorrent Proxy packages. But the prices start from $9.95 for a 1 month package, and go up to $89.95 for a 12 month package. Prices like these had better include some Swiss chocolates flown in and delivered to my doorstep on a heart shaped cushion!
If it wasn’t for the wiki-based support page that opens out after a few clicks, I would have never recommended BTGuard to anybody! Support at BTGuard is amazing. They will answer any question you can come up with: technical or non-technical.
BTGuard’s Fine Prints & Features
Access to OpenVPN and PPTP protocols, with Linux, Mac and Windows compatibility on the side is now industry standard in the VPN industry, so I am not awarding any medals for that. In fact, I was a bit disappointed to see that BTGuard does not offer the L2TP/IPSec protocol option.
Torrent Users: Please Line Up!
It seems to me that even though BTGuard offers VPN and BitTorrent Proxy as two separate packages, the service is actually built for torrent users. This leads me to recommend BTGuard only to torrent users. BTGuard’s BitTorrent Proxy has my vote!