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Windscribe FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does Windscribe offer?

Windscribe has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $49.00/year
Pricing model: Free, Subscription
Free Trial: Available

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Q. Who are the typical users of Windscribe ?

Windscribe has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


Q. Does Windscribe support mobile devices?

Windscribe supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone


Q. Does Windscribe offer an API?

No, Windscribe does not have an API available.


Q. What level of support does Windscribe offer?

Windscribe offers the following support options:
Chat, Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base

Windscribe product overview

Price starts from

49

Per year

Flat Rate

What is Windscribe ?

Windscribe VPN protects your online privacy, block ads and trackers and helps manage your productivity at the tap of a button.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Chat
Email/Help Desk
FAQs/Forum
Knowledge Base

Training options

Live Online
Documentation

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Value for money

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49

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Functionality

4.4

/5

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Total features

11

2 categories

Most valued features by users

Real-Time Monitoring
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Anti Virus
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Windscribe users reviews

Overall Rating

4.6

/5

179

Positive reviews

94

%

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.79/10
Rating distribution

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Pros
Windscribe supports a good amount of devices so you can conect to a VPN server whenever you want. It also has a Chrome plug-in that you can use and I think it's a great feature.
It is simple to use, I like how it automatically connects to the best VPN or lets you select which one you would like. I tried out a lot and this one is the best.
Windscribe makes it very easy to maximize privacy and with a very ease to navigate interface allows you to browse with comfort and ease.
Cons
I understand why, but the limit of 10Gb of data transfer per month is a pain. Today's files are very large, and these limits should be updated.
One thing that can be frustrating at times, is the feature on the software that is supposed to connect your device to the closest possible server.
At time the firewall the blocks traffic can just turn on while I'm not connected and I can spend a bit of time not knowing why my browser keeps saying Blocked Access.

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Karambir K.

CEO

Nonprofit Organization Management, self-employed

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Overall Rating

Affordable VPN for Router

Reviewed 2 years ago

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Ryan S.

Trader

Financial Services, self-employed

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Overall Rating

Great site that works as it should, effective way to browse anonymously

Reviewed 2 years ago

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Tim P.

Transportation/Trucking/Railroad, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Windscribe is an affordable, powerful VPN for safe, anonymous browsing!

Reviewed 6 years ago

Overall this is a solid, powerful VPN that has a lot of great features for a fraction of the price of most other VPN clients. If you can get a subscription on sale, it's an even better value. I definitely recommend Windscribe!

Pros

I managed to get a lifetime subscription on sale for this software, so I like the price for the features this software offers! This VPN is easy to install and use, and Windscribe doesn't keep logs so I don't have to worry about my browsing information being shared by others. It offers many different VPN connections so you can adjust as needed, should one of the connections be slow.

Cons

The only downside of this software is the frequent updates it needs, but it's more of an annoyance than a flaw. My lifetime subscription also requires that I log into the website every 10 years or so to keep it active, but that's another minor annoyance.

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carl g.

Telecommunications, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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VPN service with good browsing speed.

Reviewed 5 years ago

Excellent software to have more freedom and protection when we are on the Internet. It is effective to avoid the cookies that our metadata and spam collect.

Pros

Internet browsing speed is fast on the main servers offered by Windscribe. It works smoothly when unlocking pages that have streaming subscription.

Cons

In recent months we have experienced drops in the connection that last more than 24 hours. The support service takes many hours to respond. The location of some countries does not match the address and IP indicated by Windscribe.

Vendor response

How these geo-location sites work is they have a database of IP addresses that map to locations. Many of these "ip checker websites" have very outdated databases, so it may still be showing IP location from many years ago. IPs get transferred from host to host all the time, so the IP of that particular server must have been in the detected country in the past. Our servers are physically in locations that they are claimed to be in, you can verify this empirically by performing a traceroute to the server itself. "Drops in connection" relate to your ISP. All VPN servers are independent, if one goes down there are others to pick up the slack.

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Candace E.

Computer Hardware, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Windscribe is an open source VPN!

Reviewed 6 years ago

The benefits of using Windscribe include being able to protect IP address while surfing the web. Other benefits of using Windscribe include disabling internet connectivity. Additional benefits of using Windscribe include three diverse monthly plans that unlock locations and IP addresses. Benefits of using Windscribe include being provided 1.7 GB of none chargeable data. Overall, companies such as PayPal and American Express trust the brand or company.

Pros

Windscribe is an open source VPN. Windscribe selects a random IP address for the user. Windscribe is available for Windows or MacBook operating systems. Windscribe offers various features such as an extension for any web browser. Windscribe is only 42.5 MB in file size. Windscribe allows user to select LAN traffic with firewall available.

Cons

Windscribe can allow users to enable proxy gateway. Windscribe launches on start up but user can modify within preferences. Windscribe interrupts the natural server or internet connection. Windscribe online account remains logged in as the user after two days of accessing the account and turning off the application. Windscribe maintains payment information and usernames as well as email addresses after discontinuing services.

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Orlando B.

Internet, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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A very fast VPN

Reviewed 5 years ago

I have been using Windscribe for 2 years and it has worked perfectly. I have the Pro version and that way I can surf the internet safely and unlimitedly. The cost of membership is very economical and if I pay the annual plan I get much cheaper.

Pros

I like several things about Windscribe. First, I can use it for free. It's really good because it hides the IP perfectly and allows me to enter pages that have restrictions for my country. In addition, security matters a lot to me and with Windscribe I feel protected and I can also use it on my cell phone. As for the connection, Windscribe is very fast, I can connect to the server you want in a few seconds. The cost of the monthly membership has an affordable price. I really like its interface too.

Cons

I would like it to have more Latin countries, such as Peru, Venezuela, Chile, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Honduras, etc. Everything else is excellent.

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Karambir Singh K.

Nonprofit Organization Management, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Affordable VPN for Router

Reviewed 2 years ago

All-in-all, Windscribe was well worth the effort to configure OpenVPN. They are dedicated to providing a high level of service.

Pros

I can configure my router to access Windscribe via OpenVPN. That way, all devices on my WiFi network benefit without the necessary effort required to install VPN software

Cons

The documentation for configuring OpenVPN on my router was nonexistent and support could not direct me to appropriate resources. I was able to find documentation and determine the right settings through trial-and-error.

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