ExpressVPN Review

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ExpressVPN is one of the standout performers in the VPN business. It has garnered an outstanding reputation among corporate as well as everyday internet users due to the security it offers to its customers. ExpressVPN has been a popular name in the VPN market for many years now because of its excellent service. It is a VPN that promises users high-speed and secure connections.

Pricing

ExpressVPN offers three different subscription plans to its users which vary according to the length of subscription. It offers a monthly, semi-annual, and annual subscription to users. The three subscriptions are priced at $12.95 per month, $9.99 per month, and $8.32 per month respectively. The semi-annual and annual subscriptions are billed once during the time of subscribing. One can see that the cost of ExpressVPN is on the higher side, with many VPNs offering their service for far lesser amount. However, the user experience with ExpressVPN is far superior to most others, which is evident by its popularity. As for payment methods, users can choose from a variety of methods, with the option to pay anonymously via Bitcoin available as well.

Security and Encryption

ExpressVPN uses OpenVPN as the default VPN protocol. This shows how seriously they take the privacy of their users, for OpenVPN is the most secure VPN protocol being used as of now. It uses 4096-bit SHA 512 for authentication and an AES 256-bit CBC for encryption. This makes for a connection that offers military-grade encryption to the user. Other protocols like PPTP, L2TP, and SSTP are also offered by ExpressVPN and can be used by users.
As for the security of the connection and the identity of users, ExpressVPN is based in the British Virgin Islands. It is, therefore, not directly under the jurisdiction of the EU data retention laws that require VPN providers and ISPs to record and provide user logs as and when required. Only minimal logs are kept by ExpressVPN, but these cannot be used to identify a user’s activity. Moreover, ExpressVPN uses shared IPs, adding more protection for users.

Server Locations

ExpressVPN has one of the biggest and most comprehensive global coverage among all the VPNs available to users today. With servers available in more than 136 cities in over 87 countries of the world, ExpressVPN offers a large server count to users to choose from. They offer servers in countries like USA, UK, Germany, Canada, Australia, Netherlands, etc. Users can switch between servers to choose one that best suits their needs. Having a large server pool to choose from means you face maximum uptime, and that is what ExpressVPN promises.

Compatibility

Many VPNs fall short when it comes to cross-platform compatibility, but not ExpressVPN. It is one of the many reasons why it is such a popular brand in the VPN market. ExpressVPN can be used on any operating system and device. Dedicated VPN apps for android, iOS, Windows, and Linux are available on the website. Users can simply download and install them on their device to utilize the feature set of ExpressVPN on the device they want to use it on. You can use ExpressVPN on your computers, laptops, tablets, smartphone, Smart TV, etc.

Speed

ExpressVPN offers some of the fastest connections to its users. The drop in connection speed can way from server to server depending on the number of hops it needs to make, but overall, the results were quite impressive. Only a handful of servers were slow, with the general lot working as fast as any VPN server can.

Customer support

ExpressVPN offers round the clock and round the year customer support to its users. A live chat feature is available during working hours on the website. The waiting time for beginning a chat with a support staff is minimal. The same is true for getting a response from their support staff via email if you submit a support request on their website. You can expect a reply in less than 5 hours. They also have a good FAQ section and offer guides and tutorials for setting up their service on different devices.

Extras

ExpressVPN offers a lot of features to its users. In addition to their blazing fast servers, strong encryption and 99.9% uptime, ExpressVPN offers a no questions asked 30-day money back guarantee on all their subscriptions. Users can also use their service simultaneously on three devices, meaning that you can secure multiple devices using a single subscription.

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