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NordVPN (1-Year Subscription) - Android|Mac|Windows|iOS-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 119 reviews

92%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    VPN

    Posted
    Kgmoney
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I couldn't resist the price for it but so for so good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great price for 1 year

    Posted
    eric
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    it's cheaper than the 3 year plan, best choice for me

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent VPN for the price!

    Posted
    NordVPN
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    NordVPN is a really good VPN, offering options for things such as Peer-to-Peer networking. They also offer options for out of the country, such as China. This is really useful. Definitely would buy again. Lastly, the price point is excellent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

    Posted
    John
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Cheap and effective way of protecting tour online activities. Nord is affordable, and works on iOS devices.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use

    Posted
    atbestbuy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Got product to try from retail store and price was even better. I though it was easy to set up and use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Peace of mind at a great price

    Posted
    Jimmy

    In a world where cybercrime is rising, the Nord VPN provides that extra feeling of security. And, at $39 it's a great value as well!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just what I needed

    Posted
    Misterd20
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    My paypal had been hacked somehow. Not sure if accessed thru my phone or pc. This is fast, convenient, and great price on sale...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    amazing protection, easy as pie

    Posted
    Steelpow11
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    what an experience with NORDVPN... It literally took less than 5 minutes to install, it is SO easy and seamless to use (far too many of these types of programs are complicated and intrusive in terms of all that they ask to do or "takeover") but provides amazing protection. I could not be happier with NORD...put it on my phone and my son's phone as well. I travel a lot for business, and I am always on public wifi networks...the peace of mind with NORD is worth the price 10x over.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best VPN at the best price!

    Posted
    Nextunes
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I needed to renew my nordvpn subscription, best buy had the best one year deal. I bought the digital one then they send you a code. Just log to the nordvpn website enter the code on the coupon section and voila. I recommend it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to Use Interface and Fast VPN

    Posted
    Sundown
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought the downloadable one-year subscription for Nord VPN directly from Best Buy. The download and install were flawless and Nord's interface is simple and intuitive. I have not experienced a notable decrease in speed while using the internet. The subscription covers connecting up to six devices, so I have it on my desktop, tablet and phone. No one should use the internet without a VPN and although the are so many VPN's to choose from, I can't imagine one that works better, especially for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good VPN client at a premium price

    Posted
    JMan
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    NordVPN is a nice lightweight VPN client with over 4,000 worldwide servers and some of the strongest encryption around. This particular version simply comes with a key card and download link. I had no problems creating an account and the app is very easy to download, install and use, even for those who consider themselves as non-tech savvy users. The interface is very user friendly and easy to navigate. The client supports protocols like P2P and works with streaming services like Netflix that can be temperamental toward VPN servers. Performance is pretty good when connected to nearby servers, with no noticeable lag while browsing or streaming. Performance varies depending on the server, particularly when connected to any not geographically close. Unlike some US and EU based VPN providers, NordVPN is based in Panama. By residing outside US and EU jurisdiction, they are not required to provide any info related to VPN usage to either government. As a result, NordVPN says it does not collect any user data for any reason, unlike some other VPN providers. NordVPN is a bit more expensive, even among the usually less expensive boxed VPN software. Whether or not the premium price is justified is purely up to the user. Some may like the ironclad no logging clause, particularly if the goal is total anonymity regardless of circumstances. Total anonymity isn't merely desired by shady individuals. There are millions of legitimate users who want to use the internet for totally legal and ethical purposes. However, they cannot do so openly due to residing inside countries that censor free speech and web access. For situations like that, NordVPN also has a feature called a kill switch which halts web traffic if the VPN connection is lost. This can prevent potentially harmful data from hitting the open web. I really like NordVPN and appreciated the chance to try it out along with all the extra security features it offers. I currently only use a VPN for public and shared Wifi, so cost is a definite factor at the moment. I may eventually switch to NordVPN in the future but right now, I subscribe to a cheaper option that's roughly half the cost of NordVPN. When my needs warrant the extra security (and price tag) of NordVPN, it'll be first on my list of potential upgrade candidates.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Okay.. For what it does

    Posted
    Rcroker
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I was expecting this to be a little more than a VPN on it's own. However for what it's, and the price is does do a great job. When I think internet security I think Full Internet Security, such as stop breaches, stop pop ups, so on and so forth. However what I can tell you, is that this does do a great job at masking your I.P. My only real problem is that due to our slow... and I mean slow. Internet, the VPN slows us down.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    What's Security Worth to You

    Posted
    aved0n
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • Top 250 ContributorTop 250 Contributor

    That's the question everyone should be asking themselves. If you think you're safe, you're wrong. It's a brave new world out there filled with a lot of good information, but also filled with scum who do nothing but troll for unprotected users. A misnomer is that if you have virus protection that's good enough. WRONG!! I mentioned this because a few people I spoke with thought they were protected well enough. As the times change so does what we the end user must do to protect our privacy. I've read some extremely articulate reviews, so I will keep mine simple. Super easy to set up on my androids and home computer. A large selection of servers and set up options. BUT..... there's always a but or two isn't there? To do banking at home, I had to suspend service. That kind of defeated the purpose somewhat. The same was true with a lawful streaming service I belong to. Changing servers helped that'ssue however. You'll notice 3 stars. That was due to the cost, and not the service. A smart consumer might be able to find the same service at a reduced price. Due diligence is a wonderful thing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Makes unsecured connections safe again!

    Posted
    Dan0Sterling
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    The Nord VPN helps to keep your connections safe on an unsafe internet. You should not count on it to mask your location for streaming services, however. I've researched VPN services a fair bit before trying Nord's offering. Some were reported as having buggy software, others have limited servers, and a few don't have a reputation that's any better than the people you're trying to protect against! Nord has none of those issues. You just have to consider what you're getting a VPN for. Nord works great if you're looking to keep your data from being "overheard" while your at a coffee house or in a hotel on an open WiFi network. It also has servers all over the world which will allow you access to SOME sites which restrict themselves to certain countries. However, with the increased popularity of VPN services has come greater sophistication from sites to determine where you're located and what rights you actually have. This "intelligence" can sometimes get in the way of sites functioning properly. I had difficulty using Amazon for shopping as well as some smaller e-commerce sites. They either failed to load at all or loaded with missing pictures and other elements. I've a very fast connection at home (Verizon Gigabit). I noticed no lag in downloads or general web performance other than certain elements not loading. I would put Nord VPN above average in terms of the number of servers and the options associated with them. You can choose a service based on what's near or based on services such as an ability to strip out ads, Onion encryption which masks the final destination by hopping through multiple nodes, or Double VPN encryption. These are not services which everyone needs. Those who need them will find Nord VPN not only easy to use, but easy on the wallet, as well with very competitively priced subscription options. There are many worse options, but nothing which is much better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to Use, Advanced Features

    Posted
    EricJay
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    This 1 year subscription in a box for NordVPN was super easy to setup, and is now running seamlessly on my desktop computer, notebook computer, and mobile phone. This product comes in a cardboard box, but the only thing inside is a card with a printed activation code and website address. You'll use that to set up your account, which is super easy. Just go to the website, enter your email address, select a password, and type in the code. That's it. I had an account with a year of service within 2 minutes of opening the box. Next step is to download the NordVPN client, login with the email address and password used during account setup, and turn on the VPN service. The NordVPN client is available for Mac, Windows, Android, and iOS. I tried it on three of those four platforms, and found the same straightforward look and feel on all three. The interface is intuitive, and makes it easy to tell whether you're connected to the service. If you don't need to mess with the advanced features, there's the option to quickly connect. For those with more complicated needs, there are a variety of options, like choosing servers based on where they're located (appear to the Internet as if you're coming from a specific country), what special connections they offer (like Peer to Peer file sharing or Onion Over VPN). There's also a double-VPN option, where your network traffic is routed through multiple servers to make it even harder to be tracked. There's also a Chrome extension, which I was able to use on my Chromebook, but only web browsing was protected. NordVPN supports L2TP/IPSec, however, which allowed me to protect all traffic from my Chromebook. It was a few more steps to set up (there's a tutorial on the NordVPN website), and it's not as secure as using the NordVPN app, but is a lot better than no protection at all. Any VPN service is going to cause some reduction in speed. I found that NordVPN had moderate slowdowns... around 25% slower than without using the VPN, which is similar to other paid VPN services I've used (and better than most free VPN services). Overall, I feel like NordVPN offers high quality VPN protection at a reasonable price. The client software is simple and easy to use for a novice, while anyone who needs the more advanced features can find them in the settings menus. Overall, I'm happy with the product and would recommend it to others.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    VPN for Everyone

    Posted
    ryanmcv
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • Top 100 ContributorTop 100 Contributor

    As advertisers and criminals deploy more tactics to track your online activity, the need for a VPN is greater than ever. Subscription VPN services have existed for years, but many of them require some degree of technical know-how and have complicated user interfaces. NordVPN has largely solved those problems, allowing anyone to have easy, affordable, and reliable VPN access. PROS: - Incredibly simple to install and use on any device. If you've ever installed a software program on a computer or downloaded an app to your phone, you shouldn't have any problems. - There are tons of remote servers to choose from -- nearly 4,000. You can pick which country you'd like to connect through and the app will sort the available servers based on server capacity and/or distance. - Fast servers for basic web browsing and video streaming. You probably won't want to use this for gaming or 4K video, but for almost everything else, it's more than adequate. I regularly clock download speeds in excess of 25mbps on speedtest.net. - The "Kill Switch" feature will automatically block applications from accessing the Internet in case you lose your connection to a NordVPN server. This will ensure that your sensitive data is always passing through a secure connection. - Dedicated servers for P2P. Some VPN services block or filter P2P traffic, so it's nice to see NordVPN provide these dedicated P2P servers. - There is a Chrome browser extension available if you don't want (or aren't able) to install the full client software on your computer. - NordVPN says that they don't keep any logs nor do they share any information with government entities. CONS: - The interface can be a bit cartoonish and might be too basic for some advanced users. There are advanced settings available, but they are burried deep in the interface. - Over the course of a week, I have been kicked off of NordVPN servers a couple of times, likely due to them reaching capacity. It hasn't been a huge issue, but I'm hoping it's not a sign of a bigger problem. OVERALL: Don't be fooled by its simplicity: NordVPN is a powerful service that almost anyone can use without issue. It might not be the fastest, and it might not be ideal for streaming huge video files, but it excels in almost every other area. Highly recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend