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Summary : Very good on all aspects!
Looking at ExpressVPN, which is a very popular VPN service provider, it is not hard to differentiate it from other similar providers in the fray. It mainly concentrates on two very important aspects, those being simplicity and security. It has got plenty of servers, well-developed interfaces for all its applications and tops that off with great speeds. Let’s take a detailed look at what you can generally expect from this service with an ExpressVPN review.
- Ease of use and works almost flawlessly
- Dedicated support for all platforms
- 30-day money back guaranteed policy
- OpenVPN as standard
- Easy registration
- Exotic server locations
The infrastructure of a VPN provider can largely be something that defines the quality of the services in a major way. Keeping that in mind you will notice that ExpressVPN certainly carves out a niche for itself in this sphere.
First things first, ExpressVPN has over 200 servers located in 97 cities belonging to 78 countries in the world. This basically means an impressive number of exit locations to cater to your needs. Further, it would also be worth noting that these servers cover every continent in the globe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and even, Africa. One can take a look at the full list here, which boasts of some exotic locations.
ExpressVPN extends its services across many protocols as per industry standards like that of IPSec, L2TP/IPSec, PPTP, SSL, and SSTP, with OpenVPN being the default standard.
Performance is a non-issue with ExpressVPN, and something you won’t really complain about.
You can expect excellent speeds and bandwidth when using any of the protocols. Also, surfing won’t be a problem when the VPN runs in the background. You can check out the speed test results as shown in the pictures below (without VPN, with OpenVPN, with L2TP).
It makes use of shared IP addresses and allotments are made in a dynamic way. The IP tests, as well as DNS Leak tests, also showed fine results, with US servers popping up sometimes due to Google DNS. Nevertheless, not once did it actually trace the original IP or DNS.
One restriction that you might need to take note of is, despite the fact that ExpressVPN has some really exotic server locations; you cannot use multiple locations simultaneously from one specific device.
Privacy being a prime factor for the use of a VPN service makes it, perhaps, the most important issue that needs to be adhered to. Taking that into consideration, ExpressVPN’s network is secured by 256-bit encryption making use of SSL techniques.
The service provider being a US based one means being subjected to US Data Retention laws, which can pose a minimal threat. As far as their logging policy is concerned, ExpressVPN does very minimal amount of logging, which basically consists of your login IP address, the access time and the bandwidth used in the process. Therefore, there is actually nothing that really defines your real activities when you are using their services.
ExpressVPN is known to provide support for all major devices and platforms, which is rare among all VPN providers. Applications are available for Windows PCs, Linux, Mac, iOS devices, and Android. Setting up the applications is a total breeze in all of the mentioned platforms and is helped with well-explained screenshots.
You can expect to connect to their network in all ways, be it wired, WIFI or cellular. Besides this, you can also connect to a laptop/desktop and a cellular device simultaneously, more available with subscriptions.
User support is another of ExpressVPN’s strong points, which is excellent in nature. There is 24/7 support for any of your queries over live chat, email, Skype and also ticketing system. The support staff is also very knowledgeable, and helpful.
ExpressVPN offers mainly three different subscription schemes to their services. Generally, like most other services, you pay less for long term subscriptions.
It supports payments through all major methods such as PayPal, American Express, Visa/Mastercard, Bank Transfer, and even Bitcoins. Unlike other providers, they also boast of localized payment options like that of China Unionpay, Alipay, Webmoney, Paysafecard, CashU, Giropay and many others.
One policy that will make a user will feel synonymous is its 30-day money back guarantee, in case you end up, not liking their services. Besides there is also a referral program in place in which one gets a free 30 days for every friend that signs up. However, there are no free trials offered.
Public perception of the services offered by ExpressVPN generally arrives at a consensus that it is excellent in terms of speed and privacy. We also noticed how most users were pretty impressed with their customer support services.
Despite, being on the slightly expensive side, it not really hard to say why ExpressVPN excels in a majority of the overall fronts. It is largely popular and also very reliable. If anything, you also have a 30-day money back guarantee policy to back you up.