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VPN Jantit is an Indonesian online security provider. We have a variety of top-notch VPNs out there, offering excellent services, flashing speeds, great coverage, and impeccable policies and customer support. And I’m actually surprised to say that Jantit… is not one of them.
Of course, it’s not, ‘the fuck did you think? Ever heard of Jantit? Yea, me neither. Why do you think that is?
We have no reviews, no forums, no nothing. Google only had 3 pages of results to show, most of them with Facebook references, YouTube links, and a link to the official VPN Jantit website.
From what I could gather, they have two plans on offer, the free and the premium one. You can connect to four different types of VPN protocols:
Buckle up your seatbelts because we’re about to go into more details, and I’m fairly certain it’s going to be a short but bumpy ride.
The phrase Unlimited Bandwidth greets you whenever you scroll down on the opening page of their official website. Neither the free nor the premium plans have any limits on their bandwidth apparently. Which is fucking unbelievable, amirite?
This is all the information you can gather after a long look on the website, which is jack-shit. They don’t even have an approximate estimation of the server uptime or any performance indicators. Nothing helpful at all.
This doesn’t come as a surprise though. The whole website looks as if it was designed by a mid-century Indonesian…pirate? Do they have pirates in Indonesia?
VPN Jantit is based in Indonesia, a country you may have heard about. If not, it’s alright. It’s among the third-world countries, you don’t need to know about it. It’s home to many online restrictions and internet censorship attempts.
The situation is so bad that the people there don’t have access to the basic services that you find to be common sense. Things like YouTube, Reddit, Imgur, entertainment platforms, or any type of high-profile social networks.
Even news sites are banned for being a negative influence on the collective mindset of the people.
Anyway, in terms of privacy and anonymity, Indonesia is by far one of the least reliable locations. There are strict data retention laws in place, and I wouldn’t find it surprising if there’s an unwritten collaboration between VPN providers and the government.
And by collaboration, I mean forceful submission. They either surrender the data or they’re burnt to the stake. Add to that the fact that, although being secular in nature, religion plays a major role in the political decision-making (and by religion I mean Islam), and you probably see where this is going.
VPN Jantit has a coverage of 55 servers spread across Asia, Europe, and America. Here’s a complete list of the countries you can access:
- The Philippines
- The Netherlands
- The UK
- The US
- Hong Kong
- The Czech Republic
This isn’t what I would have liked to see from a VPN. No one wants to see that. There are way too few servers to actually think anything good can come out of them.
The big problem is that you simply don’t have much of a choice. Even if you think you do, you don’t. Trust me. For example, there’s only one server in the UK that was offline at the time of this review.
It was offline when I looked at first, and it was offline when I finished the review. I somehow get the impression that’s the natural state of the server. It just happens that it works sometimes, though I can’t vouch for that since I haven’t witnessed that miracle yet. If you’re a person of faith, however, it might work for you some day.
So, if you were planning on seeing how the UK part of the internet looks like, then VPN Jantit is what you should not use for this. You’re welcome.
Oh, and if you thought this VPN supported torrenting, it doesn’t. It’s written right there, in red lettering.
Two lines above, you can clearly read “Can active until 60 days”. That’s because Indonesians and English mix together like a monkey and a typewriter. I mean, the monkey can and will use the machine. Just, not as intended.
The four VPN protocols used are SSH, OpenVPN, PPTP, and SoftEther. Among these, only OpenVPN is worthy of being called secure and safe. The others are only there for show.
Here’s hoping that they didn’t mess around with the configuration files of the OpenVPN protocol. If they did, then there is no more hope. Not like there was any in the first place, but the dramatical build-up is cool.
The description says encrypted data, but you can only guess what that means.
It looks like a shopping list, honestly.
See that section where they clearly say they collect no logs? Yeah, me neither. But they do say that they always make users data privacy secured. The button-mashing monkey is hard-working, as you can see.
Ease of Use
All you have to do in order to start your adventure with VPN Jantit is to scroll down until you set your eyes on the Free Account section. Go below and you’ll see the Premium Account section.
For shit services, go with the first option. For the slightly-less-shittier-but-still-shitty services, throw a stack of bills their way and buy a subscription.
Checking the status of any four of the plans will take you to a webpage where you can see the available servers. Three of them were offline at the time of the writing. The others barely had any users on them.
There are only 15 premium servers to choose from. Well, 11, actually, since 4 of them were dead to begin with. Oh, and these ones don’t support torrenting either. What you’re paying for is anyone’s guess.
Once you click on one of the servers, you have to create an account and select the period you’re subscribing for. The default option is the 1-hour free trial which, truth be told, is more than enough to figure out where the rotten stink was coming from.
What you pay with isn’t money per se, but points. And you have to buy those points or earn them for free, as you can see. Wait… what? You can get the currency that you pay with for free?
Then why is there a premium option available in the first place if you theoretically don’t pay for anything?
Also, I don’t see why anyone would choose to buy the points when they could just earn them for free.
As a side-note, did I mention that the writing style used is absolutely atrocious?
If you want to contact them for any issue, you can do that on the official email, send them an SMS or contact them on WhatsApp (like any other self-respecting company operates).
Word of warning – they don’t take any phone calls. So, don’t even think about it. It says there right on the Contact Us page.
Expect the worst and you won’t be so disappointed. What’s the worst that can happen? You won’t receive any answer and you’ll have wasted precious time. Big deal.
The Free Plan is free, and the Premium Plan is free as well.
There is some convoluted, Inception thingy going on here that I still haven’t been able to wrap my head around.
I don’t know what the exact process is because you have to create an account to access that section. And no, I haven’t done that. You do it!
Can recommend VPN Jantit?
Yes, no, I can’t recommend VPN Jantit.
I can honestly sum up VPN Jantit’s features in a few words –it looks like shit, smells like shit, and tastes like shit. It also functions like shit and it has shit speeds and shit policies for an even shittier overall impression. Indonesian shit, that is.
Take your head out of the swamp and look towards the light. Start looking for more quality VPNs.
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