If you’re using KeepSolid VPN, you might be asking yourself, “How do I cancel my subscription?” or “Is there any way to stop recurring payments?” If so, you’re in the right place. Here, we’ll cover everything you need to know about cancelling and why you shouldn’t, so you can enjoy uninterrupted service and security.
The Pros And Cons Of Using VPNs
You might be wondering whether or not to use a VPN (virtual private network). After all, not all VPNs are alike, and some are better than others. Before we begin, it’s important to note that there is no exact science to comparing different VPNs, so take our advice with a grain of salt. That being said, here are some of the pros and cons of using VPNs that we think you should know about.
Security and privacy – as we’ve mentioned before, VPNs allow you to keep your personal information secure when browsing the web, and some even offer end-to-end encryption, which is better than none at all. For instance, PureVPN’s mission is to maintain “the right to privacy in a world where technology promises to give it all away.” Similarly, NordVPN’s tagline is “providing a safe and private internet connection,” and BitVPN’s is “keeping your digital life private.”
Some VPNs are much more effective than others when it comes to performance. The best ones are designed from the ground up to be efficient, and offer high speeds and low latency, as well as the ability to unblock websites and apps that you might be encountering problems with. In contrast, other VPNs can be extremely resource-heavy and slow, even when they’re not connected to anything.
There is a reason why many people choose to use VPNs instead of going directly to websites when they’re abroad. Convenience is one of the big ones. You can use a VPN in the comforts of your home, whether you access it through a mobile device or a laptop. There’s no need to worry about being routed through different servers, as all the traffic will be encrypted and secure.
A few of the cons of using VPNs are more prominent than the others. First off, there is no exact science to comparing different VPNs, so take our advice with a grain of salt. That being said, here we go:
A big one. You’ll pay more for a VPN than you would for just a plain ol’ domain or IP address. The good thing is that you’ll know exactly what you’re spending, as most subscriptions include a clear breakdown of the cost of the service versus what you’re paying for. The bad thing is that it’s not cheap. A one-time fee of $2,400 is the base price of a PureVPN starter plan, for example, which also includes 1 terabyte of storage, a 30-day money-back guarantee, and so on. You can get a similar deal from NordVPN’s top tier, which costs you $6,400, and BitVPN’s best plan costs you $16,200.
You can’t be sure that you’re getting what you pay for with a VPN service. This one is self-explanatory, as you’ll never know how good or how bad the service is until you try it. The only way to find this out is by using the service, and in a few cases, you might end up realizing that you actually paid too much for a substandard experience. For instance, YouWeb, a VPN that we reviewed a while back, had some serious problems with latency, and almost half of our readers reported that they weren’t any better off using the service than they were before they signed up. So, while there is no exact science to comparing different VPNs, this one factor alone can increase your chances of having a bad experience – and you might end up losing money. Keep that in mind before you buy anything.
Loss Of Control
This is a big one. When you use a VPN, you give up some degree of control over your personal information. This is unavoidable, as the service providers need to be able to give you access to whatever they might need in order to give you a good experience. The key is for you to not let this compromise your security or privacy. Think about what happened with the Ashley Madison hack, where hackers gained access to the personal data of approximately 37 million of the company’s customers. Without a doubt, this was a breach of trust, but it wasn’t a security breach. The blame lies with the users of the site for not taking seriously what the site was doing, and for not keeping their information secure. If you’re ever going to use a VPN, it’s essential that you understand the implications of this loss of control. Always keep your security and privacy in mind, and you’ll be able to enjoy your time online without worries.
Remember when we told you about the Ashley Madison hack? Well, here’s another example of a company that lost a lot of respect (and some good customers) because of a breach of trust. Back in April 2019, Plexus Bank discovered that the personal information of 2.5 million of its customers had been accessed by an unknown third party. The information that was accessed included names, email addresses, and security questions that were used to verify account details. While this might not seem like a big deal, the fact that this information was accessed through an unsecure link on the company’s website means that there’s the chance it could have been accessed by people with malicious intent. In other words, using a VPN means that you’re slightly less secure online than you would be if you didn’t use one.
This is a subtle one, but a big one nonetheless. If you’re connecting to the internet via public Wi-Fi when you’re outside of your home, using a VPN will inevitably reduce your performance. The reason behind this is that all the information you’re sending is being routed through a third party, and the third party could be located anywhere. So, while you might be hitting the websites and apps you usually visit, the service could be slowing you down a little bit. For instance, when we connected to Facebook’s servers through a VPN while on a trip to Australia, our load time shot up by five seconds. This was an increase of about seventy percent over the normal load time. So, while using a VPN might not be affecting your everyday activities in a major way, it’s still affecting your experience enough to be noticeable. You’ll know what we mean when you try it.
Increased Chances Of A Bad Experience
This point will depend on you, but it’s a fact nonetheless. We don’t actually know of any studies that back this up, but in our experience, using a VPN almost always leads to a bad experience, especially if you’re paying for several months in advance. Why? The answer is quite simple: every time you log in, you introduce a new element into the mix, and that can cause some unexpected problems. For example, whenever we tried to access Netflix from a different country through a VPN, we’d often encounter problems with buffering, and the content would start a little slow – sometimes even stopping in the middle of playback, or showing up abruptly frozen in time. We also had problems with logging in, as some sites won’t let you access their content if you’re not signed in, and most VPNs don’t have an option to automatically log in, which is quite frustrating.
Cancelling KeepSolid VPN
Now that you know the pros and cons of using VPNs, let’s get to the good stuff. As we mentioned above, not all VPNs are made equal, and some are better than others. If you’re reading this, it’s quite possible that you’ve tried others, and didn’t like what you experienced, or at least didn’t like how the service was presenting themselves. KeepSolid VPN is a bit of a risk, as the company was built on questionable practices, and one of the biggest cons is that there is no exact science to comparing different VPNs, so the chance of you getting a bad experience is quite high. Especially if you’re paying for several months in advance, it might be worth considering whether or not to cancel your subscription.