VPN.Asia is headquartered in Belize. The company offers a large network, strong encryption and has its own client for Windows and Mac, as well as Android. Torrenting is allowed on this service and they keep no logs, according to their website. There’s a three-day free trial available from this provider. Their client and DNS servers demonstrate that there’s some connection here with one of our preferred providers, IPVanish, though that’s not stated on the VPN.Asia site.
Pricing and Plans
VPN.Asia offers lower prices for longer subscription terms. All of their plans come with unlimited transfer and bandwidth. The pricing is as follows:
- One month for $9
- Three months for $25
- One year for $73
You can pay with PayPal, credit cards, Bitcoin or Paymentwall.
Free Trial / Money Back Guarantee
VPN.Asia offers a three-day free trial. You have to enter a payment method to use the free trial, but you’re not charged until the three days pass. If you purchase a subscription before using the trial, you get a seven-day money-back guarantee. That guarantee doesn’t apply if you use the three-day free trial, however.
Privacy & Anonymity
According to VPN.Asia, they keep no logs whatsoever and “can’t see if you really use the VPN.”
The company is located in Belize, so they’re not bound by the laws of nations with restrictive or invasive monitoring policies, such as the US.
P2P and torrent traffic are both allowed on this service, according to their knowledgebase.
VPN.Asia has a live chat feature that you can use to get answers to any questions you might have. They say they’re available around the clock, but that doesn’t line up with our experience. They also have a ticketing system and knowledge base if you want to troubleshoot on your own.
Once you sign up with VPN.Asia, you’ll receive an email with the instructions to download their software and a link that’ll take you to the right page. The Windows client, as you can see, looks quite a bit like the old IPVanish client. As you’ll find out below, that isn’t where the similarities end.
Windows, Mac OSX, Android, IPhone, etc.
There are clients for Windows, Mac OS X and Android devices. You can manually setup the service on Linux, routers and iOS.
The speed over the VPN.Asia network was very impressive. We tested it on a 50Mbps/5Mbps line located in Albuquerque. We ran two tests, one hitting a server in San Jose and one in Phoenix. The results were basically identical, with our speed barely being reduced at all. The results of the San Jose test are shown below.
IPCheck and DNSLeak
Our IP and DNS server addresses were effectively hidden when connected to the VPN.Asia network. The DNS test results are shown below, which demonstrate some further similarities to the IPVanish network.
- PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN
- AES-256 encryption
- No logging
- Windows, Mac OS X, Android, iOS, Linux, router compatibility
- Good jurisdiction
- No logging
- Takes Bitcoin
- Torrenting allowed
- Fast network
Areas for Improvement
We did not find that the 24/7 tech support promise panned out. We created a ticket following installation problems with the client. We never received a response and the live chat window was unavailable.
VPN.Asia has a fast network, an easy-to-use client and it offers good encryption. The service does not log and allows torrenting. There isn’t much here not to like. If you’re an IPVanish customer already, however, there doesn’t seem to be much reason to switch, since quite a bit is shared between these two services. Customer service could be dodgy, as well.