The name of ExpressVPN sounds so promising, that I had great expectations as I sat down in front of the computer, made an ExpressVPN subscription, downloaded the client and got started. Curious on what I thought about ExpressVPN after trying it for some days/months/years? Keep on reading the ExpressVPN review for more information.
The first impression that was given to me was the ExpressVPN homepage. Since I originally wrote this article in 2013 it has changed a lot, and for the better. It is now a very clean website, containing all the information you need without having to search the full website. You can easily log in, purchase a subscription, or find out where ExpressVPN has their servers. The sign-up process is also very easy and quick, meaning you can finish the entire sign-up process in a few minutes.
After signing up it is time to download the ExpressVPN application. They have finished applications for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android, and they have thorough guides on how to setup ExpressVPN on different routers etc.
As of 2018, ExpressVPN also has browser extensions available for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. They also support devices like Apple TV, Fire TV, Smart TV, Playstation, and other similar smart devices.
ExpressVPN have servers in 98 nations, and amongst those you can for example find:
United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Panama, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Luxembourg, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Lithuania, India, Russia, and Egypt.
ExpressVPN runs more than 2000 servers, located in approximately 150 different cities around the globe.
We have tested several ExpressVPN servers in nations all across the world. It can be said in general that they all have good speeds, but if we try to connect to a server in Australia from Europe, it will slow down the overall connection due to the geographical distance. For the purpose of streaming Netflix in other nations, watch Amazon Prime in the UK, or maybe stream Tenplay in Australia, ExpressVPN is a perfect solution. Or, if you just want to secure your Internet connection while in your hotel room, you should not suffer much because of slow servers.
ExpressVPN technical info
Once you download the ExpressVPN client you will by default use OpenVPN running over UDP. Other protocols are available as well such as TCP, L2TP/IPSec, SSTP and PPTP. ExpressVPN is located in the British Virgin Islands, a place with no data retention laws. They claim to be a no-log company.
ExpressVPN offers services like a kill-switch (all activity will stop if the VPN connection disconnects) and split tunneling (only certain online activities run through the VPN, while others use your normal connection).
There are quite some VPN services out there cheaper than ExpressVPN, but there are also several services more expensive than ExpressVPN. Here you will get an overview showing the prices for the different ExpressVPN subscriptions.
1 month subscription: 12,95USD
6 months subscription: 59,95USD (9,99 USD per month)
12 months subscription: 99,95USD (8,32 USD per month)
ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money back guarantee and all subscriptions include unlimited bandwidth.
ExpressVPN review conclusion
ExpressVPN is easy to use, has a nice looking client and reasonable prices. They are by far the best VPN provider on the market as of 2018 when it comes to unblocking streaming services such as Netflix, so if that is your goal, ExpressVPN is the best! However the 30-day money back guarantee makes it quite harmless to make a subscription and try, and if you are unsatisfied, you can ask for the money back whenever you want and go try another VPN service instead.
If you have tried ExpressVPN yourself, feel free to write a comment and share you thoughts. If you have not yet tried ExpressVPN, but want to make a subscription and try it yourself, visit the ExpressVPN site right away.
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