Express VPN Feature:
- $12.95 per month
- Servers in 38 countries
- PPTP, L2TP, SSL, OpenVPN and IPSec
- No trial, 30 day money back
- Windows, Linux, iPod, iTouch, Android, Boxee
- No dedicated ip
- iOS App Available
ExpressVPN is a company that provides software for setting up a virtual private network (VPN) service for personal use. How a VPN works is that it allows users to work with an encrypted network of servers, which is provided by the company of service, that have their own IP address. In other words, the encrypted tunnel with the relay servers provided will hide your activity on the Internet. Without a VPN, you leave a data trail throughout the web pages you have visited, making your data vulnerable to hackers and the like. This service, however, prevents the harmful use of your data, and it will make you completely anonymous to give you more freedom to browse whatever content you choose. Please note, however, that VPN services are for legal activities only, as ExpressVPN does not condone the use of their servers for illegal activities.
In regards to pricing plans given by ExpressVPN, they are fairly simple: you can purchase one month’s service for $12.95, six months for $59.95, and twelve months for $99.95. All of these plans offer OpenVPN, PPTP, L2TP, and SSTP services. Discounts are available, and you can change your plan set-up however you like; furthermore, additional accounts may be bought for other uses. Also, the service accepts credit card payments, not just the online checkout systems used by other VPN service providers.
ExpreessVPN has a global network of servers set up all across the US, Europe, and Asia. All network plans will be able to have access to all the countries supported by the service at no extra costs. Once you purchase a plan, you will have access to 38 server locations, all with varied locations in the US and other places, such as France or Germany.
OpenVPN, PPTP, L2TP, and SSTP protocols are all provided with the purchased plans, but it varies with what device you use for your VPN. All protocols offer an 128-bit encryption for your network traffic, no matter what device you are using. For computers, OpenVPN and PPTP are both choices for the type of protocol you want to use with your operating system.
Support staff is available all throughout the week, but can only be contacted through email and live chat rooms. The live chat support, which is relatively new for ExpressVPN, is not available at all times and since most of their customers are in Asia or the Middle East, you will have to figure out the correct times for your area. However, sending emails is always the preferred way of communication, as they will be sure to pay attention to that more often. Other ways of contact include support tickets or phone calls; calling the number provided, however, is only an indirect way of leaving a message for them to respond to your email address. Those who wish to actually talk to a support specialist ma be disappointed, but they still make sure to help out their customers in some ways that are not available with other VPN providers.
This company offers a 30-day money back guarantee, stating that during this 30-day period, you will be able to use their service risk free. No matter what kind of issues you have with it, you will be able to get a full refund on any plan you paid for; in other words, it is an unconditional guarantee. There are no setup fees, and set-up seems fairly simple, as their website has a section devoted to instructions for different operating systems and devices. As a result, a 30-day guarantee is definitely enough time to see how it all works in various situations.
Fortunately, this service has an unlimited bandwidth usage for all plans, so you don’t have to worry about any sot of restrictions on your Internet activity. You can choose whatever server location you want, and all servers allow P2P traffic through your connection. However, as stated on their website, illegal actions will not be tolerated on their servers. Other than that, they allow you many privileges with their servers, all of which are the same with any plan you get.
Using the VPN software will not slow down your computer, but the connection speed depends on the websites you go to. As stated in their FAQ, foreign websites tend to go faster, and local websites are a bit slower. In general, PPTP and L2TP have the same rate of speed, but OpenVPN has shown to be a bit slower than the others. The service is not slow and is better than plenty of other services, but it is somewhat limited.
With PPTP and L2TP protocols, most smartphone devices are supported by ExpressVPN, such as Android and iPhones/iPads. Also, it supports the Nokia Series 60, which is definitely uncommon with other VPN providers.
Windows, Mac, and Linux distributions all work with ExpressVPN, although support for Linux is a bit limited in comparison to the others. However, all the latest operating systems are fully functional with the software. In addition, ExpressVPN works with applications, such as Skype, YouTube, Facebook, and other ones that may be blocked in other regions. Of course, it also works with the most popular browsers, so compatibility issues are not a concern.
iOS App Available
Express VPN has iOS app on itune for all iPhone & iPad users. Bypassing all complicated setup. Click here to go to Express VPN App on itune.
The company does not offer a trial account, but it counts on the 30-day use of the service to help you figure out if the service is up to standards. A full month of risk free service is good enough.
ExpressVPN ensures that they provide a great VPN service, though the prices may be a little higher than other competitors. Nevertheless, it is simple to set up, and you are allowed to make multiple accounts, as long as you use one connection at a time. With a 30-day risk free beginning, the deal is good.