Do you have a VPN subscription that you want to cancel? If so, then this blog post is for you! We are going to go over how to cancel your VPN subscription mid-way through the plan and during the 30-day money-back guarantee.
As well as this, we will go over reasons why you might want to consider canceling your VPN subscription. Here is everything you need to know about how to cancel a VPN subscription below!
This article is a part of a series:
Chapter 1: VPN for Dummies
Chapter 2: How to set up a VPN
Chapter 3: Can you be tracked with a VPN?
Chapter 4: Should you be using a VPN?
Chapter 5: Do I need a VPN at home?
Chapter 6: What does a VPN hide?
Chapter 7: How do I know if my VPN is working?
Chapter 8: How does a VPN work?
Chapter 9: What does your ISP see when using a VPN?
Chapter 10: Why does my VPN keep disconnecting?
Chapter 11: Why is my VPN slow?
Chapter 12: How to check your VPN location
Chapter 13: What is a VPN Kill Switch?
Chapter 14: How to cancel a VPN subscription
Chapter 15: What types of encryption does a VPN have?
Chapter 16: How does a VPN protect you?
Chapter 17: What is split tunneling on VPN?
Chapter 18: What is a VPN used for?
Chapter 19: How to hide your IP-address
Chapter 20: The ultimate guide to VPN tunneling
Chapter 21: What is a DNS leak?
How to Cancel a VPN Subscription During a Money-Back Guarantee Period
If you are like most people, then there is a good chance that you bought your VPN subscription because it came with a 30-day money-back guarantee. For this reason alone canceling mid-way through the plan could be beneficial to some users as they can simply sign up for another month with a different service if their trial does not go according to plan.
Most VPN providers enable users to cancel at any point during the refund period. Every way of canceling a plan is different depending on the VPN service but most VPN services require you to email the customer service team, asking to cancel the plan.
You’ll usually receive a confirmation email, and have your plan ended. Then, you’ll receive a full refund (or a partial refund if your money-back guarantee was pro-rata based) up to a month later.
How to Cancel a VPN Subscription Midway through a Plan
It may also be the case that you bought your VPN subscription and it is about halfway through (i.e. you purchased a year-long policy and want to end it at six months). If this is the case, then canceling becomes slightly more complicated as most providers won’t allow users to cancel their plan midway during a given period of time and receive a refund.
In most cases, you’ll be able to cancel your plan so that it doesn’t auto-renew; however, the plan will not terminate until the end of the subscription period. This means you won’t get your money back and you will still have access to the VPN for the full period you paid for.
Why You Might Want to Cancel a VPN Subscription
So now that you know how to cancel your VPN subscription, why would you want to?
There are a number of reasons as to why people may not be satisfied with their current service and in many cases, it is because they have found something better. Below are some of the main reasons users might want to consider canceling their existing VPN plan:
- They find that the VPN doesn’t offer high-quality security and privacy features and they want more online protection. If you feel this way about your current VPN service then it is definitely time to upgrade.
- The VPN provider’s IP addresses have been blacklisted by streaming sites and services. This means that if you tried connecting to a site such as Netflix, you will be banned because the IP address linked to the VPN has been blacklisted.
- The speed isn’t good enough anymore. A lot of VPN services have a slow connection speed because they offer so many different servers. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing as it will allow you to access blocked content from all over the world, but if your service is too slow then this might be an issue for you.
Hopefully, now you know how to cancel a VPN subscription plan and what to look out for when you are considering canceling your subscription.