Info ISP have when using VPN


I've been using PIA for a few days and am very happy with the service but I'm quite new to Vpns and have a question.

Whilst I'm using a Vpn, what info does my ISP (virgin media) know? do they know how much I've downloaded in terms of data, eg. If i download 1GB of data using vpn will they I've downloaded 1GB or will it not show I'm online at all? I hope that makes sense :)

Thanks in advance 


  • Hi @Mowareking ;

    Great question! When you're connected the the VPN, your ISP can see that you're using a VPN, but the data you're actually transmitting is encrypted and looks like gibberish to them.

    Since your ISP does the physical transmission of your data, they'll still know when the data was sent, as well as how much of it, but beyond that they have no way to know what you're up to.

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