Hotspot Shield vs. Private Internet Access 2018

Find out which one is the best for your needs

Starting price $2.99 / month $2.91 / month
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Server Locations
North America 3 countries 3 countries
Europe 12 countries 16 countries
Asia 7 countries 6 countries
Oceania 2 countries 2 countries
South America 1 country 1 country
Africa & Middle East No No
Roman Frolov

Roman Frolov

Technical Writter
Deciding between Hotspot Shield and Private Internet Access (PIA) is not easy, as they are both very good VPN providers. They have some upsides and downsides, but overall, if you want a decent and affordable service you can count on both providers. PIA has a low number of servers, but more advanced features such as port forwarding and alternate configurations. Hotspot Shield is one of the most popular VPN services, but it’s limited when it comes to compatibility with devices. Overall, PIA is slightly better, because it has a better privacy policy and security protocols.
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VPN Plans
Elite 12-Month Plan
$6.99 / month
Two Years
$2.91 / month
Elite 6-Month Plan
$10.99 / month
$3.33 / month
Elite 1-Month Plan
$12.99 / month
$6.95 / month
Elite 2-Year Plan
$2.99 / month
Elite 1-Year Plan
$5.99 / month
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