Private Tunnel VS VPNArea

UPDATED Jul. 2018
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Private Tunnel and VPNArea both fall into the category of top-tier VPN providers, which is why it is not a least bit surprising that so many people have a hard time deciding which of these two VPNs to sign up for. One way to decide is to look at specific areas of service and see which of them does better.

Private Tunnel
Best For Casual Users
VS

Highlights

Private Tunnel
Private Tunnel is the brainchild of OpenVPN Technologies Inc, a company made to support the development of the famous OpenVPN protocol. Private Tunnel is designed to provide reliable connectivity and optimized security to its users.
  • Super experienced team
  • Budget-friendly prices
  • Free 7-day trial period
VPNArea
VPNArea was launched in 2012 and has been providing excellent VPN service ever since. They are truly a global provider with excellent security measures in place and a wide variety of useful features offered to their users.
  • No-logging policy
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Torrenting allowed
  • Efficient user support

Compare Prices

Company
1 Month
3 Months
6 Months
1 Year
2 Years
Private Tunnel
1 Month
$6.00
3 Months
/
6 Months
/
1 Year
$2.92
2 Years
/
VPNArea
1 Month
$9.90
3 Months
/
6 Months
$8.33
1 Year
$4.92
2 Years
/
* The prices shown represent the cost of one month within different subscriptions. To see all available plans and pricing options, check individual reviews.

Compare Features

Private Tunnel
Based In
USA
Number Of Servers
50+
Number Of Countries
12
Protocols
OpenVPN
Encryption
AES-128-GCM
Simultaneous Connections
3+
Logs Policy
connection logs
Dedicated IP
Killswitch
DNS Leak Protection
Allows Torrenting
Torrenting Servers
SmartDNS
VPNArea
Based In
Bulgaria
Number Of Servers
200+
Number Of Countries
70
Protocols
OpenVPN, IKEv2
Encryption
AES-256, HMAC SHA-512, RSA-2048
Simultaneous Connections
6
Logs Policy
no logs
Dedicated IP
Killswitch
DNS Leak Protection
Allows Torrenting
Torrenting Servers
SmartDNS

Supported Devices

Private Tunnel
Windows
OS X
Android
iOS
VPNArea
Windows
OS X
Linux
Android
iOS

Compare Ratings

Private Tunnel
FINAL RATING
7.4/10
Anonymity
Reliability
Performance
Features
Support
Value For Money
VPNArea
FINAL RATING
8.6/10
Anonymity
Reliability
Performance
Features
Support
Value For Money

Compare User Reviews

Private Tunnel
  • Submitted By iannick on 07/17/2018
    The data service itself is... OK. Sometimes was really slow, and some sites wouldn't accept traffic from their POP's. Was able to connect about 95% of the time. I'd say choppy/slow about 30% or so, though I'm a latenight user m'self. The real downfall, though, is the customer service. I bought a "no expiration" data plan when they first got started and haven't finished using all my data. They changed their business model but won't honor prior agreements. Many appeals to [email protected] and [email protected] with requests for them to honor the agreement THAT I PAID FOR were ignored and what I got instead was "cancelled." They cancelled my "no expiration" account while I still had data on it, and still no consideration for the fact that I bought something from them and they are refusing to deliver it. If you're a #classaction #attorney looking for a class-action #target, may I suggest PrivateTunnel? I'd make a stink about it on principle, but honestly, my stress is worth more way more than their crappy data. I wasn't going to renew with them anyway, but I'd still like to use what I paid for.
  • Submitted By Sarah Robinson on 10/13/2017
    I like the trial thing. It's the best way to see if somebody will like the vpn or not.
  • Submitted By Donald Phillips on 09/23/2017
    I'm not all that into the whole IT craze and couldn't learn anything from the site. At least the support guys were quick on their feet.
  • Submitted By Jason Ward on 09/02/2017
    Not the best speeds in the world, not by a long shot.
VPNArea
  • Submitted By Michael Brown on 05/10/2018
    I have been using VPNArea for several months now and am extremely happy with their service. Speeds and connectivity are very good. The help desk were great when I had an initial log-in error issue..which was my fault. Overall I'd recommend them to anyone looking for a good vpn.
  • Submitted By Ella Green on 08/23/2017
    The speed is incredible! It's like I'm not even using a vpn.
  • Submitted By John Lee on 08/19/2017
    User support was just amazing. They answered all my questions and I could tell they knew exactly what they were talking about. The guys definitely know their stuff.
  • Submitted By Ian Black on 08/02/2017
    I was looking for a good vpn for torrenting and I think I'm gonna stick with vpnarea for the foreseeable future.

Winner

VPNArea is a VPN provider registered in Bulgaria with hosting in Switzerland. They combine user-friendliness with top-level security and numerous additional features. Learn all about them in our VPNArea review.