My MullvadVPN subscription is expiring soon, so I’m interested in exploring some other providers and would love to hear your recommendations or inputs! My VPN requirements are pretty basic - Speed is not my main priority. I want a reliable, fully anonymous VPN (that is, no logs recorded) for a reasonable price. The VPN should allow for P2P. Extra brownie points if their no-logs policy has been proven in court or they have had any recent audit proving this.
For now, I’ve mostly been using Mullvad VPN and ProtonVPN, and whilst I’m happy with both (I prefer Mullvad and the fact that they don’t even require any email or details when you buy a subscription), a couple of people have also told me about PIA (Private Internet Access). After some research, PIA sounds like a great option - They accept multiple cryptocurrencies as payment, and apparently they’ve indeed proven their no-logs policy in court (according to this comparison: Mullvad vs Private Internet Access in 2022 | VPNpro , although I’ve not been able to find much more about that). PIA has an amazing offer for a 3 year subscription (something like 60$ for 3 years) which is way cheaper than ProtonVPN or Mullvad.
One of the main cons about PIA is the fact that they require an email in order to sign up (which shouldn’t be that much problem using any alias or throwaway email), and the fact that they’re based in the US.
I’ve also recently heard about Cryptostorm (https://cryptostorm.is), which also sounds great on paper. They only have a native application for Windows, where Linux and MacOS require setting up through OpenVPN (although this wouldn’t be a problem), but after some research it sounds like they may not be fully transparent about their own company or where they’re actually based (to the point where some people speculate this can actually be a honeypot, lol)
I’d love to hear if anybody here has tested PIA or Cryptostorm for a while, if you would recommend this provider or if there is any other privacy-friendly provider you’d recommend more.