A fast vpn for your iPhone is just around the corner, but you need to know a few things first. I know that technology is like to some people like cough medicine to kids, and the thought of it just makes you want to cry. I’ll try to keep it simple while getting all the important facts across.
So first of all, for mobile devices you need to find a PPTP or L2TP/IPSec VPN. That’s just how mobile devices work. If you know what you’re doing there are ways to jailbreak your iPhone and get SSL/OpenVPN, but it’s not really necessary. L2TP provides a very high level of security and although some say it’s not as secure as SSL, in general, super hackers are not lurking at your local Starbucks waiting to crack your L2TP vpn technology. If in fact Bill Gates was having a bad day and spend his afternoon hacking local iPhone users just for the hell of it, he’d probably move one to someone easier.
So when deciding which vpn protocol to choose, there are two things to consider, speed and security. Both PPTP and L2TP vpn protocols are going to provide you with a fast vpn for iPhone, but there are slight differences. PPTP is a simpler vpn – simpler setup, simpler construction, and simpler to run, therefore it is going to be faster. L2TP however, provides more layers of encryption, “certificates”, and other high security stuff which is going to make your connection more secure, less likely to be detected or hacked, and less likely to drop the signal. These advanced features however means that it’s going to be slightly slower than PPTP.
It’s my personal opinion (and that of many others) that L2TP vpn for iPhone is in general, a better choice. Though you may lose speed in some areas, in general it’s not going to be that noticeable. Like I say, we’re not running a government off your iPhone. Maybe you’re looking for a secure connection at public wifi zones or you want to watch Hulu outside the USA. Maybe anonymous surfing is just your thing. For these things, L2TP/IPSec is great. If for some reason you MUST use PPTP, this is also a good choice. Less secure doesn’t mean that it’s NOT secure.
As for VPN services that have fast vpn’s for iPhone, there are plenty of them. I’ve personally tried StrongVPN, 12VPN, Astrill, and iVPN. All are decent choices, and there are more out there that won’t disappoint you. It’s really a matter of personal choice. However, as far as finding the vpn you need, purchasing it, and starting to use it I think that 12vpn and iVPN provide very user-friendly sites that take the headache and confusion out of purchasing a fast vpn for your iPhone.