IPVanish Review – FREE IPVanish Software With VPN Service
IPVanish is one of the newer VPN service companies which started out in 2012, but don’t let that discourage you. It seems like they know what they are doing because I’m loving them. IPVanish currently hasIPs onservers indifferent countries which is already better then the majority of the VPN service provider out there. Even NewsHosting recommends them which is saying a lot. IPVanish Features
- IPs onservers indifferent countries
- Unlimited VPN traffic and uncapped bandwidth
- High Speed Connection
- FREE IPVanish VPN Software
- OpenVPN, L2TP, and PPTP Protocols
- Prevent Hot Spot Dangers
- Secure & safe browsing
- 24/7 Support
Here are the current VPN packages at IPVanish:
- 1 Month – $10 (17% savings)
- 3 Month – $26.99 (25% savings)
- 1 Year – $77.99 (46% savings)
If you pick the yearly plan, it will only cost you $6.49/month which comes out to a huge 46% in savings. $6.49 is as cheap as it gets for a premium VPN service so you are definitely getting your money’s worth. You also have the option of signing up for the 1 month plan then upgrading to the yearly plan after if you want.
There is a 7 days money back guarantee on all of the plans so if you aren’t happy for any reason within 7 days of signing up, you can request a cancellation and you will get a full refund.
FREE IPVanish Software
The VPN IPVanish software is free and it’s available in your account’s control panel. Here are some noteworthy features:
- List of servers when online/offline status
- Automatically reconnect if disconnected
- Able to connect when Windows start
- Can automatically connect to IPVanish once the software starts
- Lets you know your response time for each server
I really like the Auto-Reconnect feature as it will reconnect if you disconnect from the servers. The only downfall is that your real IP will be shown for a few seconds while it reconnects itself to the IPVanish servers.
It’s a basic VPN software which lets you connect to IPVanish VPN servers with a few noteworthy features. You do not need to use this software to connect to their servers as this software is only optional. IPVanish provides detailed directions for other methods to connect to their servers as well.
Update: I had the chance to test out the IPVanish software again and they have updated a few things to make it easier and better for users.
- IPVanish added new protocols OpenVPN UDP and OpenVPN TCP. TCP is normally more reliable, but UDP usually performs better.
- New feature which lets you connect automatically once IPVanish starts by last server used, closest server, or the server you selected. This could be useful in a lot of ways so I thought it was pretty cool.
The new GUI is a bit bigger than the old one which makes it uglier, but it’s no big deal as you can just send it to your system tray.
- MAC OS X
- iPhone, iPad, Android
- DD-WRT compatible routers
- Any devices that lets you use PPTP and L2TP
IPVanish Speed Test
Speed is important when choosing a VPN service provider and IPVanish doesn’t disappoint. Here’s a result from my speed test using IPVanish.
That’s my max download/upload speed for my ISP which is great. You won’t even notice that you are behind a VPN connection. This means watching videos on sites such as YouTube will be quick.
Bandwidth is not capped and you are allowed unlimited VPN traffic which means you can keep the VPN connection on 24/7 if you wanted to.
How Many Computers Can You Use IPVanish On?
You are allowed to installed and use IPVanish on an unlimited number of computers and devices, but you are only allowed to have two devices connected to IPVanish at the same time. Also, you are only allowed to connect to 1 OpenVPN and 1 other connection (L2TP or PPTP) at the same time. This means you cannot have 2 OpenVPN connections connected to IPVanish at a time.
For example, your computer can be connect to IPVanish using OpenVPN while your mobile phone is connected to either L2TP or PPTP.
Type Of IP Addresses
IPVanish offers dynamic IP addresses which means you will get a new IP address every time you connect to their servers. This offers you the best anonymity because your traffic will be spread throughout theirIP addresses instead of being associated with just one IP address.
Since you are sharing IP addresses with other IPVanish users, your traffic will merge with their traffic making it impossible to find out which traffic belongs to which user.
You do not have to worry about your ISP or even hackers spying on you as IPVanish provides 256-bit encryption for OpenVPN and 128-bit encryption for PPTP and L2TP.
IPVanish only logs when you connect and disconnect from their VPN servers. They do not log what websites you visit, what you download or who you chat to. Some type of logging is require for all VPN service providers to stay in business so I wouldn’t worry about it.
Money Back Guarantee
IPVanish offers a 7 day money back guarantee for all of their VPN plans.
Support by email is 24/7 while live support chat is available M-F during business hours. IPVanish also offers support by forum.
IPVanish does a great job as a VPN service provider even though they just started this year. The speed, price and reliability is outstanding. The price is great for the service they provide and it’s a lot better than using free proxies and definitely better than the majority of VPN providers on the market. I honestly can’t find anything I hate about them especially for the price and speed.