GOOSE VPN Review (2020) – Fast and Simple VPN
GOOSE VPN is a relatively new VPN provider from the Netherlands. They have been operational since 2016, and have since shown a rapid growth. The founders of GOOSE VPN chose the goose as the symbol for their company since geese are known to be great security guards, making noise whenever someone tries to enter your personal premises and preventing them from accessing. This symbolizes exactly what GOOSE VPN is trying to establish for its VPN users; completely guarded and secure internet data traffic.
- Simultaneous connections: No limit
- Operating systems: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux
- Protocols: OpenVPN, L2TP/IPSec, IKEv2, PPTP
- Logging policy: Limited logs
- Servers: 97+ servers in 26 countries
- Price: From $2,99 a month
- Money-back guarantee: 30 days
What is GOOSE VPN
GOOSE VPN offers a Virtual Private Network solution (VPN). This is an online service which offers online anonymity and protection of your internet traffic. This protection is established through strong encryption algorithms, making it near impossible for external parties to intercept and analyze your online behavior. Using GOOSE VPN also hides your real IP address for the outside world, so your digital steps and footprints cannot be traced back to you or any of the devices (laptop, smartphone, tablet etc.) you are using.
GOOSE VPN Packages
GOOSE VPN offers a couple of different packages: there are three different Unlimited subscriptions, which allow unlimited streaming, surfing and downloading whilst using GOOSE VPN.
Unlimited Package (€12.99, €4.99 or €2.99 per month)
With GOOSE VPN you don’t have to worry about data traffic limits. If you wish to regularly stream videos, play video games or download files whilst using your VPN connection, than GOOSE VPN Unlimited is the package for you. For instance, this package allows unlimited anonymous downloading via torrent networks. And you can share the same connection with your family members, as GOOSE VPN allows multiple simultaneous connections (as long as you adhere to the fair use policy).
For $12,99 per month, or $4,99 per month when you choose for an annual package, you will get the Unlimited package. Moreover, if you really want to go all out, you can get a two year subscription for the low price of $2,99 a month.
Apart from the three subscriptions above, GOOSE VPN is also temporarily offering a deal with even better value: a lifelong GOOSE VPN subscription for the one-time price of $139. “A special deal for all homeworkers”, GOOSE calls this deal (referring to the corona crisis).
Furthermore, GOOSE VPN offers a 30-day money-back-guarantee on all of its subscriptions, so you can try out the service risk-free.
GOOSE VPN Possibilities
GOOSE VPN offer 256-bit encryption, which is the golden standard at the moment. They ensure all your data traffic is private and secure. They also allow you to download torrents whilst remaining undetected, and to use the USA version of Netflix even outside of the United States. This is not very common anymore, since Netflix has really started to beat down on VPN providers who try to bypass their VPN restrictions. But GOOSE VPN still seems to be succeeding.
GOOSE VPN offers several security protocols, including OpenVPN and IKEv2. In our tests, both security protocols showed great connection speeds. There is almost always a loss of connection speed when using a VPN (there are some exceptions which we will not get into right now). We tried various servers in different countries and found that for GOOSE VPN, the speed loss is quite minimal. Depending on the specific server, download speeds were between 80% and 95% of the original connection speed. Upload speeds were generally between 70% and 95% of our original connection speed (our connection speed without VPN).
One more thing we noticed is that GOOSE VPN establishes a connection remarkably fast. Usually it takes between 1 to 3 seconds to connect to a server. We have tried many VPN services and this is seriously fast. If you happen to try out GOOSE VPN for yourself, you will understand what we mean. It really stands out, especially if you have experience with other providers.
Installation of GOOSE VPN
GOOSE VPN is available for Windows, OS X, iOS, Android and Linux. After registering on the website you can download all the various applications for your different devices (there is no limit on the number of devices you can install GOOSE VPN on). This whole process is extremely easy and straightforward.
GOOSE offers a very user friendly VPN service. There aren’t a lot of complex options or menus to navigate; just the basics are covered. Very advanced VPN users might wish for more custom options, but for less tech savvy people the simplicity of GOOSE VPN can be seen as a big advantage. Everyone can use it.
The client shows the various servers you can choose from. It also displays your remaining data (if you have the 50 GB subscription). And you can switch between the different languages and VPN protocols. Everyhting is clean and easy, really. We are impressed.
Server Network GOOSE VPN
GOOSE currently has 97+ servers in 26 locations around the world, mainly in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. This server number is not huge, but still pretty decent. If you want a huge variety of servers to choose from, then GOOSE VPN might not be the ideal service for you. If 26 server locations suffice (which for most people will be the case) then GOOSE VPN is definitely worth considering. Also, if you would like a server to be added in a specific location, you can contact GOOSE VPN with this request. They will have a look at it and try to accommodate you during future revisions of the server network.
GOOSE VPN currently has servers in the following countries. Some of their server locations have servers that are specifically dedicated to P2P traffic or streaming. These are noted as well.
- Austria (P2P)
- Belgium (P2P)
- Bulgaria (P2P)
- Canada (P2P)
- Czech Republic (P2P)
- Denmark (P2P)
- France (P2P)
- Germany (P2P)
- Hong Kong
- Hungary (P2P)
- Israel (P2P)
- Italy (P2P)
- Japan (P2P)
- The Netherlands (P2P, streaming)
- Norway (P2P)
- Poland (P2P)
- Romania (P2P)
- Singapore (P2P)
- Spain (P2P)
- Sweden (P2P)
- Switzerland (P2P)
- United Kingdom (streaming)
- United States (streaming)
Privacy and Security
GOOSE VPN does not keep logs. Your tracks will be non-existing really, which is how it should ideally be with every VPN provider. GOOSE VPN does however monitor how much data you have used, in terms of the 50GB subscription limit that is in place.
The 256-bit encryption seems absolutely fine for what it is intended to do. In addition to the encryption, GOOSE VPN offers firewalls and software to counter spam, viruses and DDOS attacks. For a very modest additional fee you can choose to include these protective measures on top of the general VPN protection.
GOOSE helps you to block geo-blocked content from around the world. YouTube, Netlix, WhatsApp, Skype, blocked news websites; everything can be accessed anywhere in the world when using GOOSE VPN.
There is 24/7 customer support available for any difficulties you might face. You can get in touch with a GOOSE VPN representative using the chat option on the website, filling in a contact form, by sending an e-mail or by using Twitter or Facebook.
GOOSE VPN stands out by its simplicity. We think that it is an especially interesting option for causal VPN users that just want their data traffic to be protected without too much fuss. One or two simple clicks to connect, with the guarantee of total privacy and anonymity. That is what GOOSE VPN offers.