|Payment:||Credit Card, Paypal, Bitcoin|
|Protocols||PPTP, IPSec, OpenVPN, SSTP|
Pricing & Plans
IPVanish has a seven-day money back guarantee. In addition you can pay for IPVanish via Bitcoin, Paypal and all major credit cards.
Like all other VPN providers you can get a discount if you signup for a long term. Above is the breakdown. Less than $7 / month if you choose the annual service plan.
Free Trial / Money Back Guarantee
IPVanish offers a seven-day no-obligation money back guarantee on their services. If you’re not happy, you have that window in which to cancel your service without getting billed.
Privacy & Anonymity
IPVanish has a strict zero log policy to give users full anonymity. They do not collect or log any traffic or use of its VPN. They also operate 100% of their network, which means you are not at risk with your traffic being handled by any third parties. This is a big advantage if you’re concerned about online privacy. It also means faster and more reliable connections since IPVanish does not rely on leased servers. In addition, to no user logs you can pay for IPVanish with Bitcoin further improving anonymity.
IPVanish makes no restrictions on P2p and on the use of the Bittorrent Protocol. Their official policy is as long as it is legal you can use IPVanish however you want. As a practical suggestion, if you use IPVanish to download torrents then download from a country outside of where you are physically located. For example download from the Netherlands if you are physically located in the USA.
IPVanish software normally works very well as they have been continually releasing updates for a variety of platforms since 2012. One such recent VPN client in 2015 allowed IPVanish users the ability to submit tickets directly via their IPVanish VPN client. This is perhaps the quickest way to get customer support. Also in addition to contacting IPVanish via their built in client, there is also a wealth of information available via their VPN setup page and a support forum. Finally last but not least you can directly contact IPVanish customer support via email.
IPVanish Software Testing 1 2 3
Connect to the server you want – Lots of choices per IPVanish’s map.
Filter VPN Servers however you want. By default the servers with faster ping times are returned.
Check your IP address and / or change your IP address every few minutes.
MacOS X Client
IPVanish Speed Test
On the left hand side, we have the baseline speed – a 10 Mb/s download and 600 Kb/s upload rate located in the southern Chile.
On the right hand, we have an OpenVPN connection to Herndon, VA. Notice the slow ping times that reflect the originating server actually is located far away. The upload speeds are actually faster via the VPN connection and although the download speed is slower than the baseline, 3.86 Mb/s actually represents a very fast connection speed considering we are on the other side of the world.
Depending on your location and your particular network situation, your speed results will vary. Ultimately, the best way to test your VPN connection speed is to take advantage of IPVanish’s seven-day money back guarantee.
IP Check and DNS Leak Test
Use one of IPVanish’s VPN clients and you will not have any DNS leaks. Also check your IP address with the IPVanish app.
- Servers in 65+ countries & 25,000+ IP addresses
- Unlimited Usage (unlimited bandwidth)
- Gigabit port connection speeds
- Privacy: No user data or activity logs stored
- Privacy: Bitcoin Payments Possible
- Torrents allowed
- Up to 2 simultaneous device connections
- Windows, Mac, Linux Clients in good order
- iOS and Android Apps available
- 24×7 support
- Large choice of payment methods(Notice: Bitcoin)
- 7-day moneyback guarantee
What we liked
- Fast and Worldwide Network
- Anonymous/Zero-log policy
- Easy to use mobile apps/clients – works on all devices
- Excellent Price
What could be improved
- VPN Kill Switch could make IPVanish more secure
IPVanish is one of the top VPN brands for good reason: Excellent software, large and stable network of VPN server throughout the world. Take advantage of their yearly discounts and free trial offers.