The Dutch service Goose VPN offers servers in 25 different countries and is a new service on the market. The easy handling and availability of the servers has been well chosen and offers a great service for streaming videos and live TV directly to even the most inexperienced users. In addition, Netflix, Amazon Video, SkyGo and other video platforms are also available.
GOOSE VPN is a so-called Virtual Private Network (VPN). It is an online service that offers customers the opportunity to surf the Internet more securely. The data sent back and forth is encrypted. If you use a public WLAN network, the personal data is visible to third parties in no time at all. With the help of a VPN connection you get a different IP address and are anonymously on the Internet. The provider’s original IP address is no longer traceable and makes surfing the Internet much safer.
Netflix works, P2P and torrents possible
In order to ensure the security of your personal data, adequate encryption is necessary. GooseVPN uses 256bit encryption technology. This is more than sufficient to protect against hackers or to prevent intelligence services from monitoring the data. GooseVPN supports a P2P protocol on its own servers. In the customer app you can see which server is on a P2P download of GOOSE VPN and which is not. This means that you are anonymously on the Internet and can download files from websites such as ThePirateBay (Torrent) when you register. If a P2P download is not possible on one of the servers, this is indicated with’ No P2P (no Download)’.
If you have any problems, there is a customer hotline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can describe your problem on the website in a form, send an e-mail or even reach customer service via Facebook and Twitter. There is no direct chat connection.
The interface of GOOSE VPN is characterized by its simplicity and clarity. But many users also appreciate the simplicity and ease of use offered by GooseVPN. On the website you can see the server offer and the support for torrents/P2P. The basic package also shows you how much data you have already used and how close you are to your data limit. If necessary, you can also buy additional data volumes. This is not valid for the Unlimited package, of course, because you have unlimited data volume. You can also use the client to select your favorite server and set it to automatically connect to your favorite server or to the next server, depending on its location. You can also change the language and use the client app to see if new updates are available.
Goose VPN subscriptions and prices
GOOSE VPN has opted for a very accessible and simple concept in terms of subscriptions. So no hidden deals or knick-knacks you don’t need. It is very simple and there are only two options to choose from. There is the basic package for €2.99 per month or the Unlimited package for €12.99 per month (but you will get a discount if you decide to buy an annual subscription). You can pay with iDEAL, credit card, PayPal or GiroPay at GOOSE VPN. There is also the possibility to test it free of charge for 30 days without any obligations. However, with a data volume of max. 100MB if you want to get your money back completely.
The basic package is very cheap with €2.99 per month and if you get to the bottom of it, you can see in the small print that you have a data volume of max. 50GB. For normal internet traffic this may be enough, but not for people who spend a lot of time behind the computer watching Youtube, downloading series and movies or even streaming from Netflix or Kodi. Then 50GB is quickly used up and you pay €0,49 for each additional 5GB. On the website or via app you can buy more data volume directly with the above mentioned payment options.
The other package is the Unlimited Package and offers unlimited data volume and P2P support. You can stream, download and surf with this subscription without worries and even with the whole family. For €12.99 per month, or €4.99 per month if you subscribe for one year, you will get this package. With the special promocode PRIVACY you currently get 30% discount on the Unlimited packages.
From the moment you log in, you can log in on the GOOSE VPN site to complete your data or log in directly via your Facebook account. To activate the subscription, you have to transfer 45 cents once to confirm your bank details. From this point on, the 30 days of free testing will start. If, for whatever reason, you are not satisfied, you can contact the customer service department. You get back the 45 cents and you’re not obliged to pay any more.
The Goose VPN Network
GooseVPN uses two different protocols to create the virtual network. You can choose between the OpenVPN protocol or the IKEv2 protocol. OpenVPN has the advantage that it is based on OpenSSL, which allows different types of encryption. It is also open source, which means that constant security updates are released. The advantage of IKEv2 is its higher speed and ease of use.
Goose VPN has distributed its currently 50 servers in Europe, Asia, Africa and America. GooseVPN is a young company still in its infancy. The number of servers is growing steadily. If you want to have a server at a certain location, you can let this know and will be fixed with the next update. A large part of the servers have P2P support, which means that you can download files securely and anonymously. However, we recommend to choose the Unlimited package if you want to download files.
The locations of the servers are:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belgium, Canada, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, France, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Russia, Spain, Singapore, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom and USA.
Installation and setup of GooseVPN
If you want to use the VPN services, a client app is mandatory. This is a special program that can communicate with the servers. Each operating system needs its own special clients and GOOSE VPN offers these client apps for Windows, iOS, OS X and Android. And recently also for Linux!
Before you can use the product, you have to register, download and install the client. The installation process is child’s play and self-explanatory. The only thing you have to do is click on’ Connect’ and then you are already online with your new VPN connection.
GooseVPN Speed Test
The speed of the GooseVPN servers is good. During our tests the speed of the German servers was satisfactory. We also had access to the American Netflix via the American servers and were able to stream with high quality and without interruptions. If you want to watch American Netflix, you should use OpenVPN, because it might not work with the other protocol. However, it also worked with the faster IKEv2 protocol during our tests! This was an unexpected, but pleasant surprise. The transmission speed of the Goose VPN network also depends on your own internet provider and the routes you use. However, we have no complaints about the servers or the speed. Below you can see some of the speed tests we performed with the IKEv2 protocol.
Much more importantly, we know how fast the connection is established after clicking on’ Connect’. From Canada we had a connection to Canadian servers within one second, whereas the connections to foreign servers took 1-3 seconds. We have tested many VPN services and have come to the conclusion that there are very few VPN services that are as easy and fast to connect as GooseVPN.
Privacy and Security
GOOSE VPN specifies that no logs are stored when you make a VPN connection. So you don’t leave any trace on the internet. GOOSE VPN, however, records how much bandwidth per account is used, although the IP address is not stored.
The servers run on the Linux operating system with 256bit encryption technology, using firewalls and software to prevent spam, viruses and DDOS attacks. As soon as you are connected to GOOSE VPN, these security measures also apply to your account. GOOSE VPN is doing very well in this area, according to us.
Bypassing geographical barriers
Many people use VPN services to access files from other countries. For example, watch German soccer games on vacation, or watch YouTube videos with Gema restriction. As soon as you connect to the server of the country you want, you have access to the contents of that country. It doesn’t matter whether you want to watch content from other countries in Germany or watch German television from abroad.