IPVanish VPN Review $6.50

IPVanish VPN Review

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IPVanish VPN

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IPVanish Overview:

IPVanish is a relative newcomer on the VPN scene, but they’re growing fast (and with good reason). IPVanish VPN offers competitive features, high speeds, and solid customer support, all at an affordable price. With features that include easy installation, on the fly server switching, and proprietary VPN software, all for under $10 a month, IPVanish is definitely worth a look.

IPVanish Quick Look:

ServersOver 50
Countries31
VPN SoftwareYes
ProtocolsOpenVPN, L2TP,PPTP
Security256 Bit AES Encryption
Tech SupportLive Chat, Email
Pricing$6.50+ per month

 IPVanish Setup

The ease of IPVanish setup depends greatly on which method you choose. IPVanish offers 3 manual setup options for the OpenVPN, L2TP and PPTP protocols. IPVanish offers both text and visual (picture + text) setup guides for each option, making it a relatively simple affair for even the least tech savvy people. The best option, however, is to simply download the IPVanish software, which automates the use of any of the 3 protocols, while offering on the fly server switching, without any of the setup difficulties.

Setup Time: 1 minute for Ipvanish Software, 5-10 minutes for manual setup


 

IPVanish Features

General Features and Software

IPVanish VPN offers a number of higher end features for the power user. They have servers in more than 30 countries, such as: The United States, UK, Germany, South Korea, Italy, Japan, India, Spain, Brazil, and Mexico. No matter where you are, IPVanish offers a server near you.

IPvanish Software Review

Even better, IPVanish has their own proprietary software to manage your VPN connection. With point-and-click simplicity, just select your server location and click connect. The software even displays your new IP address below the ‘connect’ button for added confirmation that your connection is secure. You can also choose your protocol of choice before you connect to IPVanish, though we always recommend using OpenVPN for maximum Security.

Tech Support

IPVanish offers good tech support (which is not the norm in the VPN industry these days). They have both live chat and email support options. When I first tried to test their software, I encountered technical issues (related to my corrupted windows installation, not IPVanish) and tech support worked with me until the issue was fixed.  One note, however: while I was able to contact tech support successfully through email (and response times were usually good) I never successfully reached any technical support technicians through the live chat option, I was always redirected to the email option ofter nobody responded.


 IPVanish Speed Test

For better look at what speeds you can expect from IPVanish, we used SpeedTest.net to test our bandwidth on a variety of different IPVanish servers. It should be noted that the speeds when connecting just through my ISP are 20.0 Mbps UP and 1.0 Mbps Down. Since my ISP throttles my entire upstream bandwidth, the upload speeds of my IPVanish speedtest will not be as high as the true upload bandwidth of IPvanish.

Note: All speedtests were conducted between 5:30 PM and 6:00 PM EST, which should be peak server load for US servers

IPVanish Atlanta Speedtest

Atlanta

IPVanish Germany Speed Test

Duseldorf Germany

New York

New York


 

 IPVanish Cost and Pricing

IPVanish offer 3 different pricing options. All VPN packages include the exact same features, the only difference is the contract length.

Pricing Plans

  • $10/ month for 1 Month
  • $8.99/month for 3 Months
  • $6.49/ month for 12 Months

These pricing plans are pretty competitive for the VPN industry. Many VPN services charge a flat fee regardless of  contract length, or their 1 year price is still around $10/month. At $6.50 per month with a 1 year signup, we think IPVanish represents an excellent Value.

 

 The Bottom Line:

IPVanish offers a solid blend of features, performance and price. Rest assured that if you encounter technical issues, you will be able to reach a real person to help resolve them. The download speeds we experienced were pretty fast, and the software was simple yet functional. If you’re looking for a new VPN provider, IPVanish should be on your shortlist.

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