EarthVPN is headquartered in Northern Cyprus. That, along with their good logging policy, makes them ideal for people who are very concerned about maintaining the highest levels of privacy. Combine those benefits with one of the lowest price points out there and EarthVPN is a very competitive product. While many discount providers fall apart once their client and network are tested, this one did not.
Pricing & Plans
EarthVPN offers a basic package that should be great for most people. All accounts offer unlimited bandwidth and transfers and include other augmented features. Previously, you would have to pay extra for additional features, but they’ve recently added all these extra features as part of their regular package. There are currently fifty two nations in their network.
Free Trial/ Money-back Guarantee
You can get your money back within seven days of signing up if the service doesn’t work for you. There is no free trial with EarthVPN.
Privacy & Anonymity
EarthVPN is excellent where privacy is concerned. The company says that they don’t keep logs and their jurisdiction isn’t subject to mandatory data retention laws. They also use a verification system for payments that anonymizes the transaction as much as possible using a key system. They accept Bitcoin, of course, and that’s always beneficial where privacy is concerned.
Provider Logging Policy
EarthVPN does NOT log any VPN usage or user activity. Neither us nor third parties are technically possible to match an IP address to an account.
Under no circumstances does EarthVPN provide any personal or private information to the third parties. They are located in the jurisdiction of Northern Cyprus where there is no log/data retention law.
Torrents are allowed on this service. EarthVPN has offshore servers on all continents specially optimized for P2P and Torrent traffic. On their P2P/Torrent offshore servers, DMCA or any equivalent do not apply. P2P/Torrent traffic is blocked on their NON P2P/Torrent servers so it is impossible to receive DMCA or any equivalent notice for their NON P2P/Torrent servers.
Customer support is available around the clock from this provider. Email addresses are provided to contact them.
- Sales and Billing: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Technical Support: email@example.com
- Abuse Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Users can also submit tickets to EarthVPN via their “contact us” page.
For such a cheap service, EarthVPN did quite well in testing. The speed test can be found below, but their client is worth mentioning.
The EarthVPN client is not as sophisticated as the clients a lot of other providers offer, but it does the job. There are clients for Windows and Mac at present. Users on other operating systems can configure their connections manually or use an open-source client.
Windows and Mac users can both download clients for EarthVPN. They have a one-click portable software that does not need to be installed – just download and connect to EarthVPN. It opens up quickly and offers you the ability to change your protocol, ports and location. It has an auto reconnect, troubleshooting and kill connection option, the last of which is not selective.
Once you connect, the client announces the connection and your IP address in the taskbar.
The service is compatible with any device or OS that can manually configure an OpenVPN, L2TP or PPTP connection, including routers and mobile devices.
VPN Server Locations
EarthVPN is in 6 Continents, 54 Countries with 190 Physical Locations and 432 Gateways VPN Service.
EarthVPN tested well in terms of speed. Our speed measured 31.1Mbps with the VPN connected to a server in Reno, NV. While this did mark more than a 10Mbps reduction in speed from our baseline, it was still a fast connection. We had no trouble connecting to other servers using OpenVPN, L2TP or PPTP.
IPCheck and DNSLeak Test
Our IP and DNS server addresses were changed successfully.
- Low Pricing
- PPTP, L2TP, SSTP, OpenVPN, and SSH/Socks Proxy
- Unlimited Transfer Speeds
- P2P and Torrent Support
- Unlimited Bandwidth
- Good No Logs Policy
- Supports multiple operating systems
- Windows and Mac clients
- Router and mobile compatible
- Access Geo-located Movie Sites
- Bitcoin Accepted
- Low price
- Excellent privacy options
- Large network
Areas for Improvement
The client could be a bit more sophisticated, but it definitely does the job as is.
EarthVPN is a low-priced service that manages to compete with many of its higher-priced rivals. Adding features to the monthly subscription will drive the price up to levels that are comparable to other VPN services, but the basic subscription comes with everything you’ll likely need and it’s hard to beat $3.99 per month. Overall, for those who want a discount provider and who don’t mind a simple—but good—client, this service is worth considering.