|Payment:||Credit Card, Paypal, Ideal, Bitcoin|
|Protocols||PPTP, IPSec, OpenVPN, SSTP|
ExpressVPN is located in the British Virgin Islands. The BVI have a much better legal system than the US and the EU where privacy protection is concerned, which gives this company an edge over many others in that regard. They have an easy-to-use client with plenty of control for power users.
Pricing and Plans
ExpressVPN offers unlimited bandwidth on all of its plans. Pricing varies according to the length of service purchased.
- 1 month for $12.95
- 6 months for $9.99 per month
- 12 months for $8.32 per month
You can pay for the service with a variety of different payment processors, credit cards and with Bitcoin, as well as PayPal.
Free Trial / Money Back Guarantee
All plans come with a thirty-day money back guarantee. If you’re not happy after you sign up, just ask for your money back.
Privacy & Anonymity
Torrenting is allowed over this service. The plans offer unlimited bandwidth, as well, so this is a good choice if you use torrents or other P2P services.
ExpressVPN has a live chat feature on its website that you can use to get assistance if you need it. They also have an email support service and a ticketing system.
ExpressVPN has a very simple client, but don’t let that lead you to believe that it’s limiting. You can choose from OpenVPN TCP/UDP, L2TP/IPSec, PPTP and SSTP from the Options menu. Selecting a server is easy.
The client performed very well in testing and stacks up impressively against what the other major providers offer.
ExpressVPN Dallas Speedtest
ExpressVPN LA Speedtest
ExpressVPN kept our speeds comfortably within the parameters for a broadband connection. Connecting to the server was very fast. We tested two servers; the test results for their Dallas server are shown below, as recorded while connected to a speed test server in Washington DC. The baseline test was performed from Albuquerque to the same server in Washington DC over a 50mbps/5mpbs connection.
IP Check and DNSLeak
ExpressVPN effectively concealed both the IP address and DNS server address. It was not necessary to manually configure the DNS, so DNS leak protection is good with this client.
- PPTP, SSTP, L2TP/IPSec, OpenVPN
- Compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Kindle, game consoles and routers
- Nearly 80 nations in network
- Thirty-day money back guarantee
- Bitcoin accepted
- Established name brand
- Straightforward client
- Incredible compatibility across devices
Areas for Improvement:
This is a solid service. The areas where they could improve are few, including adding more features to their client but, overall, ExpressVPN is very good.
This is one of the services that should work for just about anyone that needs a VPN. They have four protocols to choose from, a great client and their service works with most any device. This is one of our highly-recommended providers and has been for some time, and for good reason.