VPNArea is a rapidly growing VPN name that is rising even more rapidly up the rankings. It focuses heavily on user freedom and security while browsing the internet and its service is famous for being user friendly and extremely efficient. With a unique mix of efficiency and simplicity, VPNArea is considered one of the best VPN services in the market currently, and that is why we decided to see just how good it is.
VPNArea offers three different pricing plans to its users. The plans are for subscription periods of 1 month, 6 months, and 1 year. All the plans have all the features of the service, with the only exception being that the monthly package does not offer the feature of dedicated IPs on demand. The plans are priced at $9.90, $50, and $59.99 respectively. There is no free trial of the service. Payments can be made using PayPal, Payza, credit cards, or anonymously using Bitcoin.
Security and Encryption
VPNArea uses OpenVPN protocol by default for its connections and uses AES 2560-bit encryption for the connections. It also offers PPTP and L2TP to its users. The encryption is therefore sound and protects users’ identity and activity from being discovered by any onlooker.
Speaking of the security, VPNArea is one of the VPNs that offer the best security to users. Since it is owned by a company based in Bulgaria and has email servers in Switzerland, it is positioned in such a way that it is not subject to any mandatory data retention laws. The freedom is well exploited by VPNArea, for it holds an absolute no-logs policy on all its connections. Moreover, it uses an Anti-WebRTC system to tackle the issue of WebRTC leaks on Windows systems and also uses an Anti-DNS leak system to prevent users from DNS leaks.
VPNArea has an impressive global coverage as the VPN vendor has close to 200 servers under its name across 54 countries of the world. It’s already wide nexus of servers is constantly growing to incorporate more locations to offer even more connectivity options to users. Currently, it covers all the major locations of the world like USA, Canada, Australia, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, China, etc. It even has servers in lesser covered locations like Saudi Arabia, Kyrgyzstan, Albania, Honduras, etc.
VPNArea supports all operating systems and different type of devices. It has clients for Windows, Mac, and Linux, as well as dedicated iOS and Android apps. There are detailed setup guides available for DD-WRT and Tomato routers as well, although one can only access these in the member area. The clients are efficient, with the iOS clients having the extra functionality of OpenVPN Connect App.
VPNArea proudly boasts right on its homepage that it is a fast VPN service and offers one of the best protections to users. While it is indeed correct with its claim of protection, the claim for being a fast VPN service is a little misguided. VPNArea’s performance is not so consistent when it comes to connection speeds. It is true that the speed you see depends on the location of the server, but the overall results we got were average to say the least. Nevertheless, there was no instance of DNS or IP leak.
VPNArea offers good customer support service. There is an online chat support, support via phone and Skype, as well as email querying system. The online chat support does not run 24X7 but its email service is praiseworthy as detailed responses can be expected within a day.
VPNArea offers many extra features to its users to add to its feature-set. It offers dedicated IPs for $15 a year, offers an auto-kill switch as well as other features like its anti-DNS leak and anti-WebRTC systems. Also, it offers a no-questions-asked 7-day money back guarantee to its users.
VPNArea was a VPN name that had been garnering a good amount of reputation when we set to review its service. On the whole, we were impressed with the professional approach they take without making things too complicated for users. People get most everything they wish for from a VPN name when using VPNArea. The only areas of improvement are the wavering speeds and lack of 24X7 online chat support. The latter is not as important as the former, but it still adds further value to the brand name.