Trust.Zone is a service based in Seychelles – a safe haven for VPNs due to lax data retention laws. It’s also one of the cheapest paid VPNs we’ve encountered so far which still offers premium features.
With their official slogan being ‘The One You Can Count On’ Trust.Zone seems to be promising exceptional security and privacy. But can they truly deliver or is this just an empty, exaggerated claim? That’s exactly what we’re going to discuss in this review.
Trust.Zone at a Glance
- Based in Seychelles
- AES-256 Encryption Standard
- Default tunneling protocols are OpenVPN and L2TP
- Unblocks Netflix
- Unrestricted Torrenting and P2P
- Pricing starts off at $2.88 per month when you sign on for the Two Year plan
Trust.Zone is a VPN that does a lot of things right.
Jurisdiction in Seychelles
Trust.Zone is located in Seychelles, which apart from being a sunny paradise is also one of the best places for a VPN company to be based in. This is because Seychelles is very lax when it comes to internet laws and they aren’t in any agreements to share intelligence with other countries. This means that if your government or Internet Service Provider requests user data from Trust.Zone, they have zero obligation to comply.
‘No Logging’ Policy
A ‘No Logging’ policy means that the service will neither store nor track your traffic data while you’re using the VPN connection. This includes your IP address, destination urls, session timestamps, metadata…etc.
A lot of VPNs promise to stick to a ‘No Logging’ policy but fail to do so. Fortunately, Trust.Zone is an exception, owing to the fact that there’s no pressure from its government to collect or monitor user data. Here’s Trust.Zone’s own statement on this matter:
“All our VPN servers around the world ARE NOT storing any log files to keep your privacy safe. All the usage data is anonymous and not connected to your real, public IP address.”
However, this doesn’t mean that Trust.Zone doesn’t collect any data whatsoever ever. As clearly stated on their website, they do collect your email address in order to maintain communication with you. And that’s about it.
Industry Standard Encryption and Tunneling Protocols
VPN services use encryption standards to hide your traffic data. If the standard used is not very secure and is easily decrypted, a hacker with decent skills could view your information. Fortunately for us, Trust.Zone uses the strongest encryption standard around: AES-256. To give you an idea of just how strong this standard is, it’s the same one that’s used by the top intelligence agencies in the world. So if it’s good enough for the FBI then it’s definitely good enough for you!
A tunneling protocol is a way for VPNs to transmit your data undetected through public networks. The two default tunneling protocol options are OpenVPN and Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP). The former is an open-source software with serious security capabilities. It’s the default option on most top-tier VPNs which speaks volumes about OpenVPN’s effectiveness. In contrast, L2TP is known to be much less secure and we recommend that you avoid using it at all times.
If a VPN isn’t well-secured then you can expect your IP address to be leaked. DNS leaks and WebRTC leaks are the most common types you may encounter. The former occurs when there is a bug in the DNS server, resulting in the VPN connection to be bypassed. As a result, the data you transmit will no longer be encrypted.
A WebRTC leak is when your web browser leaks your IP address while you’re using a VPN service. Fortunately, with Trust.Zone you won’t encounter either of these leaks. There are plenty of testing tools available online (such as ipleak.net and dnsleak.com) so you can put it to the test on your own.
While Trust.Zone isn’t the fastest VPN around, it’ll still give you enough download speeds for online shopping and even streaming movies. When connected to local servers, you can expect a speed loss of around 29%. Hence, if your default speed is 100mbps, then you’ll be capped at 71mbps while using Trust.Zone.
Out of the hundreds of VPNs available today only a fraction is able to bypass Netflix’s regional restrictions. This is because Netflix makes an active effort to block VPNs and ban those who use them. Fortunately, services like Trust.Zone have servers that are specifically optimized for unblocking Netflix. These servers will change their virtual IP address every time Netflix tries to ban the existing one. This way, Trust.Zone can always remain one step ahead.
Some VPNs block their users from torrenting. Trust.Zone not only permits torrenting but doesn’t place any restrictions on it either.
A Kill Switch is a feature that blocks your device from accessing the internet when the VPN connection is interrupted. This way, your IP address, and other traffic data won’t be leaked unknowingly.
Trust.Zone offers some of the cheapest prices we’ve seen for a paid VPN. Even on a month-to-month basis, the subscription fee is a mere $8.88. If you sign on to the Two Year plan this drops down to just $2.88.
We only had a couple of complaints about Trust.Zone:
Support for Devices is Limited
To be fair, Trust.Zone does support all of the major operating systems: iOS, Andriod, Linux, Windows, and Mac. This should be enough to satisfy the average user. However, Trust.Zone is not directly compatible with smart devices and gaming consoles.
Sub-Par Customer Support
Customer Support is something that a lot of VPN companies don’t place much emphasis on. Unfortunately, Trust.Zone fits the same category. For starters, there is no 24/7 Live Chat feature which means you’ll have to settle for email support. This wouldn’t be a problem if the response time was quick. However, that is not the case either. Users may find themselves having to wait a couple of days to receive an answer.
Limited Server Network
Trust.Zone only has 170 servers located in 96 countries. This is an extremely low number when compared to services like ExpressVPN and Surfshark, whose server numbers exceed 3000! Therefore, depending on where you live, you may experience a lot of latency with your connection.
There are a lot of benefits to having Trust.Zone as your VPN Starters. To begin with, it uses the strongest encryption standard and the most secure tunneling protocols available. The company adheres to a strict ‘No Logging’ policy, made possible because of the lax laws of its country of origin (Seychelles). In addition, Trust.Zone will give you decent download speeds, prevent IP address leaks and unblock Netflix- all for a very inexpensive subscription fee.
Trust.Zone is a service based in Seychelles - a safe haven for VPNs due to lax data retention laws. It’s also one of the cheapest paid VPNs we’ve encountered so far which still offers premium features. With their official slogan being 'The One You Can Count On' Trust.Zone seems to be promising exceptional security and privacy. But can they truly deliver or is this just an empty, exaggerated claim? That's exactly what we're going to discuss in this review.
- Jurisdiction in Seychelles
- 'No Logging' Policy
- Industry Standard Encryption and Tunneling Protocols
- Decent Speeds
- Unblocks Netflix
- Support for Devices is Limited
- Sub-Par Customer Support
- Limited Server Network