Looking for a VPN Provider who is reliable, secure and available on a wide variety of your devices? My experience, ExpressVPN is the perfect solution based on my ExpressVPN review.
In this ExpressVPN review, I share my long awaited three-month experience between August-October 2018 using ExpressVPN. At the end of this review, the reader will gain solid reasons for and against using ExpressVPN as your VPN provider.
A Virtual Private Network or VPN is a secure tunnel between two or more devices which allows you a layer of protection for your private web traffic against snooping, interference, and censorship.
A VPN essentially gives you the super power to surf the web anonymously from wherever you want. A great VPN provides benefits such as:
- being great for viewing blocked websites
- avoiding censorship/surveillance
- securing your communications (via encryption, location and IP address)
- possibly even website speed
Below are a few videos to elaborate and Illustrate What is a VPN and Why you need a VPN?
Who/What is ExpressVPN?
Launched back in 2009, ExpressVPN is a Virgin Islands-based VPN service offered by Express VPN International Ltd. It offers all the great elements required in a good VPN service previously mentioned in this review.
Below is a summary of the pros and cons per our reflective review of the ExpressVPN Windows App and Chrome Extension.
- Over 150+ locations in 98 countries
- Unblocks Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, iPlayer and other streaming services
- Guaranteed Privacy – Doesn’t Keep Logs (Activity/connection Logs)
- High-class security and encryption
- apps for a wide variety of devices/platforms
- 24/7 live customer service with live chat
- 30 days risk-free
- More expensive compared to its competition
- Chrome extension requires ExpressVPN desktop app installation
- limited configuration for advanced users.
ExpressVPN’s Pricing and Plans
ExpressVPN offer three pricing plans listed below starting at a low of $9.99 right up to $12.95 per month. The most popular plan and the one which will give you savings is its $8.32, 12-month plan.
All plans come with ExpressVPN apps, 24/7 customer support, high-speed unlimited bandwidth, and a “no-hassle 100%” money back guarantee for your first 30 days of service.
Not Only is the process of ordering/subscribing made really easy with its simple 3 step process but the interface clearly showcases what your ordering.
There are four sets of payment options available which make it fairly easy to subscribe/pay for the service. Payment options include Credit Card, Paypal, Bitcoin, Alipay, UnionPay, iDeal, Klarna, WebMoney, Giropay, Yandex Money, Interac, Mint, and OneCard just to name a few.
The VPN Provider has a host of features aimed at delivering the best results.
- 3,000+ VPN servers in 160 VPN server locations in 94 countries
- Apps for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Modems/Routers, Linux and more!
- Killswitch and Split Tunneling
- Privacy Safeguards such as No activity logs & no connection logs
- Zero-Knowledge DNS
- Best-in-class security & encryption
- 24/7 customer support by live chat
- 30 days risk-free. Not satisfied? Get your money back, no questions asked.
Privacy and Security
Privacy and security is a fundamental decider when choosing a VPN Provider and ExpressVPN Excels in this department.
ExpressVPN is inherently private due in part to its policy of not logging website traffic through its networks and being in a tropical oasis without data retention laws, The British Virgin Islands.
Offering over 3000+ VPN servers, The service takes it a step even deeper in terms of security by having 256-bit AES encryption, DNS/IPv6 leak protection, kill switch, and split tunneling.
Need some Anonymity when making payments? the bitcoin payment option offers some level of further anonymity.
I personally saw some huge speed improvements during my daily usage of the VPN provider. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the opportunity to record the difference but the photo below from VPNFan illustrates the improvement.
Server & Locations
3,000+ VPN servers in 160 VPN server locations in 94 countries.
With That many chooses of Servers, Locations and Countries, You are guaranteed the right to better personalisation. No matter the location, country and city of your choice, you aren’t compromising on its speed and features based on my experience.
I didn’t test customer service due to how error-free and easy to use it was during my testing. If technical support is your need though, ExpressVPN has you covered.
ExpressVPN offers 4 support options:
- Technical Support Guides
- Live Chat
- Send an email:[email protected]
- File a Support ticket: Open feedback form
In conclusion: My Experience with ExpressVPN has solidified my recommendation of the VPN Provider due to the sheer weight of the pros over the cons of the service. At its heart, The service makes it processes very simple for the average user to subscribe, setup, and use.
The fact that the service support so many platforms provide value for money when you know you can use the same VPN provider that you use on your Windows PC on your Android and/or even router.
So if you want Ease of Usage, great support, Speed and Privacy, ExpressVPN is the solution.
ExpressVPN is available on a wide selection of devices and platforms.
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