Buffered VPN review

If you need an additional privacy layer, you should always go for an offshore service provider. As the off-shore areas are not recognized by other countries, the VPN service provider will not face any kind of law enforcement issues. Yet, privacy is not a big deal if the service is not giving us what we actually need. Therefore, we will be digging deep into off-shore based Buffered VPN service and see if the company meets our overall performance expectation.

Annual

8.25$/ Month
8.25$/ Month
  • OpenVPN
  • 41 countries
  • Unlimited traffic + P2P allowed
  • No logs
  • Simultaneous connection up to 5 devices
  • 30-day moneyback guarantee

Bi-annual

9.99$/ Month
9.99$/ Month
  • OpenVPN
  • 41 countries
  • Unlimited traffic + P2P allowed
  • No logs
  • Simultaneous connection up to 5 devices
  • 30-day moneyback guarantee

1 Month

12.9$/ Month
12.9$/ Month
  • OpenVPN
  • 41 countries
  • Unlimited traffic + P2P allowed
  • No logs
  • Simultaneous connection up to 5 devices
  • 30-day moneyback guarantee

Buffered VPN country, server coverage, and performance test

What you can find in this service is the countries, not the servers. Buffered VPN does not let you choose a particular server in the desired location. Alternatively, you pick the location and the software will get you to connect to the best server available.

Currently (September 2017), Buffered VPN is available in more than 40+ countries and still expanding across the world. The company continuously adds more servers to new locations.

Buffered VPN download/upload performance test

RegionDownload (Mbps)Upload (Mbps)Ping (Ms)
North America
Mobile speed - 4G---
Mobile speed - Wifi---
USA East Coast7.054.7287
USA Midwest5.913.04358
USA West Coast4.372.88439
Canada5.984.66338
Mexico4.863.27414
South America
Brazil3.352.11565
Europe
United Kingdom13.784.86142
Germany16.964.8119
France15.944.87134
Spain11.944.93167
Netherlands7.944.96127
Ukraine11.654.79182
Russia9.674.5214
Turkey46.914.3243
Asia
JapanFailedFailedFailed
Korea2.532.11724
Africa-Middle East-India
South Africa1.762.47468
India5.514.13367
Israel5.554.66263
Others
New Zealand2.522.12735
Australia2.011.49909

I ran the stress test with a 50 Mbit download, and 10 Mbit upload fiber connection. Both USA and Europe servers were promising. Download speed was at the finest point where you can enjoy fast surfing experience, watch full HD videos and download torrent files with a blazingly fast performance blazing.

Furthermore, I was able to get the most out of my upload limit.

Overall, Buffered VPN is one of the fastest VPN service provider in the market. Even though they are a new company, they are competing well against HideMyAss, Cyberghost and StrongVPN.

Number tells the truth, all the time!

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Buffered VPN torrenting performance

As always, I choose Netherland servers for torrenting.

In the speed test above, I was expecting a torrent download performance less than 1 MB/Second. However, Buffered VPN proved me wrong and helped me download 240 MB file less than 4 minutes.

Average download speed was 1.5 MB/second and this makes the Buffered VPN one of the fastest company for downloading torrent files.

check buffered vpn torrent download speed

Buffered VPN Popcorn time Experience – Is it fast enough?

Yes, it is.

I tried Buffered VPN to watch a random TV show on the Popcorn time. It took around 30 seconds to collect download seeds and around one minute to see the beginning of the show.

Actually, the show quality was relatively good and the download speed was between 200-300 KB/second. Such speed will give us an average 480p quality.

You will need more than 400 KB/second to watch HD shows.

My overall Popcorn time experience was fine with an average download speed and Buffered VPN has passed the test with an acceptable performance. Not so great!

Please check my live experience below.

GIF check buffered vpn popcorn time live experience and see if it is working fine or not

Buffered VPN online gaming experience

Coming soon…

Buffered VPN NetFlix and BBC iPlayer experience

Sadly, Buffered VPN is not working with Netflix. It is blocked and there is no way around to stream any USA shows with this service.

On the other hand, it is rest assured that you will get full HD streaming quality while you are using your Buffered VPN account to watch BBC iPlayer. With the new version of the software, it works fine and I have not experienced any problem so far.

Buffered VPN BBC iPlayer streaming quality

check if buffered vpn is working fine with the bbc iplayer or not.

Pricing and refund policy

Currently, Buffered VPN has three plans: monthly, bi-annual and annual plan. The more payment period extends, the less you pay. In other words, when you choose the annual plan, you will save %36.

Thinking of the quality service you will get, the price policy looks reasonable. Still, it can be regarded as an expensive service for those located outside of the North America and Europa.

check the plans and the prices of buffered vpn

Moreover, there is one and only payment option: Paypal.

The question is: what should people do if Paypal is not operating in their countries such as Turkey?

Last but not least, there are some important points I want you to consider before asking refunds:

If you:

  • used up more than 10 GB of data,
  • exceeded more than 100 sessions,
  • and stayed connected to VPN server more than 10 hours, you cannot ask for a refund.
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Buffered VPN download desktop software and mobile apps

A few weeks ago -when I first started to review Buffered VPN, the desktop software was not well optimized. It had terrible, non-retina looking. With the latest updates in September, it has a new color as well as the quality interface.

once you logged in, this is what you will see in the buffered vpn interface

Unfortunately, there is no country search bar and the countries are lined up alphabetically. Once you click on the country, you will be automatically connected to the best available server.

What I like most about this service is that they keep their promise on the “bandwidth usage”. As you can see the image below, I downloaded more than 25 GB on a single session and there was not a single connection drop. Moreover, my account was not suspended for excessive usage.

I have to point out that Buffered VPN software needs so much improvement. It has a single protocols and settings menu is missing a key feature: kill switch.

buffered vpn setting page

Shortly, there is not much you can do in the menu. You can change the ports and switch between UDP and TCP protocols. Thats all!

Security protocols

“The company exclusively chooses to use only Open VPN protocol as it is more reliable to bypass firewalls in the schools, dorms, or workplaces” they say.

As also seen in the desktop software, you cannot choose anything other than Open VPN.

It is working fine, and I have not experienced any kind of issues so far.

Buffered VPN for mobile devices

This may sound weird but Buffered VPN does not have a dedicated Android or Apple Store app. You have to follow a manual instruction on their page.

This is a big minus for them in the “Software” rating.

Once they publish their native app and it is approved, I will update the review.

Annual

8.25$/ Month
8.25$/ Month
  • OpenVPN
  • 41 countries
  • Unlimited traffic + P2P allowed
  • No logs
  • Simultaneous connection up to 5 devices
  • 30-day moneyback guarantee

Bi-annual

9.99$/ Month
9.99$/ Month
  • OpenVPN
  • 41 countries
  • Unlimited traffic + P2P allowed
  • No logs
  • Simultaneous connection up to 5 devices
  • 30-day moneyback guarantee

1 Month

12.9$/ Month
12.9$/ Month
  • OpenVPN
  • 41 countries
  • Unlimited traffic + P2P allowed
  • No logs
  • Simultaneous connection up to 5 devices
  • 30-day moneyback guarantee

Free services from Buffered VPN

Currently, Buffered VPN does not offer any free service.

Is Buffered VPN working properly?

If we are talking about PC, yes it is working fine and I have not seen any issues for weeks. Moreover, it is stable. On the other hand, you will have to sweat to get it worked on your smartphone. The service does not have any mobile app and you have to do manual configuration for each country you want to choose.

Customer support

Here is the best part.

Buffered VPN customer support is always there. I tried to chat with them on different hours of the day and my question was answered within few seconds.

is buffered vpn customer support fast enough? Check here.

Buffered VPN logging policy! Does Buffered VPN keep logs?

Buffered VPN does not keep any activity logs. However, there is some information being stored by the company.

Here is the list of the stored data.

does buffered vpn keep any logs? learn the details here

Summing up!

Reasons why you should choose Buffered VPN: Great speed performance, dedicated customer support, full HD BBC iPlayer streaming and simultaneous connections up to 5 devices. On the other hand, the company servers were blocked by the Netflix and it does not have native smart device apps.

Anyone seeking a great deal of privacy! Buffered VPN is just right for you. Only if the Netflix is not a big deal for you and if you are a pc user…

Last but not least, the company has a single payment option -which is a terrible decission for the countries Paypal is not offered.

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5 simultaneous connection, great speed performance, full HD BBC iPlayer streaming, dedicated customer stuff and no logs! Try Buffered VPN now!

8.25$ 12.99$
7 Total Score
Off-shore privacy

Buffered VPN is an incomplete (as of 2017), yet easy to use VPN service. It has a dedicated PC software working great for torrents, popcorn time, BBC iPlayer. The speed is realiable and you will not have any kind of connection drop issues. Lastly, Buffered VPN servers were blocked by the Netflix.

Performance
8.5
Software
5
Price
5.5
Customer support
9
PROS
  • Extreme speed performance
  • Full HD BBC iPlayer streaming quality
  • Easy to use PC software
  • No activity logging
CONS
  • Blocked by Netflix
  • Limited payment option (Paypal only)
  • No mobile app
  • Abit pricy
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