TunnelBear Test Report
28 elements to go through in this TunnelBear’s score sheet.
It’s impossible to test under their free version, so I bought a month plan for this.
And the result is out, 75 over 100!
|Inspect Elements||Checked||Point Weight|
|Outside 14 Eyes||✗||0/4|
|Double VPN Servers Routing||✗||0/4|
|No Bandwidth Limit||✓||3/3|
|Public Wifi Protection||✓||4/4|
|Own Server Farm||✗||0/4|
|Google Play Review||(241,365)||5/5|
|App Store Review||(42,169)||5/5|
|Download Speed Reduction||✓||3/4|
|Upload Speed Reduction||✓||4/4|
|DNS Leak Test||✓||4/4|
|WebRTC Leak Test||✓||4/4|
|IPV6 Leak Test||✓||4/4|
|Auto Cookies Deletion||✗||0/2|
|Scan Downloaded File||✗||0/2|
Last fact checked: 17th February, 2021
Ranked 6th from all of the best VPN tested.
Beta Distribution for Google Play and App Store Review
Playstore review of 4.3 stars rating from 241,365 individuals score is 0.86
Appstore review of 4.6 stars rating from 42,169 individuals score is 0.92
Calculation closer to 1 is better.
1.00 < x < 0.8 – earn 5 points
0.79 < x < 0.6 – earn 4 points
0.59 < x < 0.4 – earn 3 points
0.39 < x < 0.2 – earn 2 points
0.19 < x < 0.0 – earn 1 point
|Type||Without TunnelBear||With TunnelBear||Differences in %|
|Download||31 Mbps||28 Mbps||+9.67%%|
|Upload||27 Mbps||26 Mbps||+3.70%|
We are using fast.com to run the speed test for download and upload speed.
x < 5% – earn 4 points
x < 10% – earn 3 points
x < 15% – earn 2 points
x < 20% – earn 1 point
Latency / Ping Test
|Locations||Without TunnelBear||With TunnelBear||Differences|
|Washington||310 ms||329 ms||+19 ms|
|Sao Paulo||408 ms||412 ms||+4 ms|
|Hong Kong||54 ms||64 ms||+107 ms|
|Amsterdam||199 ms||310 ms||+111 ms|
|Moscow||297 ms||283 ms||-14 ms|
|Average||254 ms||280 ms||+26 ms|
Greater the measure distance, higher the ping time will be .
San Francisco server is having error when I try to connect. Thus the result from there will be omitted.
x < 60 ms – earn 4 points
x < 100 ms – earn 3 points
x < 150 ms – earn 2 points
x < 200 ms – earn 1 point
DNS Leak Test
Yup, TunnelBear is connecting from it’s Singapore server correctly.
Local IP is not important as it can’t be traced back to you. The Public IP is the same from the DNS leak test which is great.
IPV6 Leak Test
Misc – Server Farm
I went over to their support and ask about their servers.
Here’s their full answer. I will take it as being rented instead of fully self-owned.
I was hoping to get a clear answer and I did ask the second time.
But they responded saying that TunnelBear had replied them for the first time so they’ll just copy back that response.
Below is their response to my request.
Jun 18, 2020, 3:00 PM EDT
Hello and Rawr!
Thanks for reaching out, great question!
At TunnelBear, we remotely manage all of our overseas servers. We have total control over them and have implemented only the highest of security standards to ensure that our users’ privacy and security is our top priority. Only TunnelBear has access to our servers, and even then, we’ll never log any traffic that passes through them.
If you’d like to learn more, I recommend that you check out the following resources:
Hope this helps! Let me know if you need anything else!
Misc – Ad Blocker
There’s a Chrome extension from TunnelBear for the ad blocker which is awesome.
But it’s not integrated into the application nor software.
There goes my complete TunnelBear test report.
I hope you like it and see the actual performance of TunnelBear from my testing.
… or read my TunnelBear review here.