IPVanish review (2019 version)

One of the most famous VPN providers on the market is IPVanish. We have tested IPVanish and here we will share our short IPVanish review. Keep on reading to see IPVanish screenshots and read more about this VPN provider.

IPVanish reviewThe first impression is very important when you look for a trustworthy and easy to use VPN tool. IPVanish scores high from the first moment on, because their webpage is very easy to use and easy to understand. They do not have tons of prices and packages, but once you make a subscription for a certain amount of time you will have the right to connect to all their servers in all their nations in that period of time.

Once you have made a subscription you can easily download the IPVanish client which is easy to use and even your grandmother could understand how to use the IPVanish client. One of the things we really liked about the IPVanish client was the fact that it writes the ping time of the different servers next to the server city and nation, making it much easier to connect to the server with the best ping in a given nation, instead of trying each.

Use IPVanish on 10 devices simultaneously

IPVanish allows its users to use their VPN subscription on as much as 10 devices at the same time. That is a fantastic upgrade as they earlier only allowed this on 5 devices. This means that you can easily go together with your entire family and only pay for one subscription, or maybe you can buy a subscription together with your student friends or colleagues at work!

IPVanish prices

IPVanish is an average priced VPN provider. Their one-month package will cost you 10 USD a month their three-month package will cost you 27 USD, while the one-year package costs 78 USD.

The IPVanish prices in 2019
The IPVanish prices in 2019

IPVanish servers

IPVanish has a total over more than 40000 IP addresses available on more than 1100 servers in a total of 60 countries (and growing). They support IKEv2, OpenVPN, and L2TP/IPsec VPN protocols and as a user with a subscription you have access to all servers in all nations. You can easily connect to the different servers using the IPVanish client for Windows, iOS, Mac or Android. You can even filter out if you want to connect to different protocols, only the fastest servers and so much more. A more detailed article on the functions in the IPVanish application can be found here.

IPVanish Speed tests

To be able to write this IPVanish review we, of course, needed to test the speeds of the IPVanish servers. There are IPVanish servers in lots of nations, so things will vary, but in general, we can say that their speeds are very good and we were satisfied with the results.

In December 2018, we did a quite thorough IPVanish speed test, and here are some of the results that came out from that test. You can click the link for the full results, but to shortly summarize it all, we got speeds everywhere between 0,1 Mbps and 240 Mbps. The slowest speed was probably caused by an error, so we were greatly satisfied with all the results (besides that one) during the IPVanish speed test.

IPVanish and their logging policy

According to the IPVanish privacy policy, they “do not collect, monitor, or log any traffic or use of its Virtual Private Network service, under any circumstances, on any platform.” They might gather some information about when or how the application might crash, but they are not supposed to gather any data about your online activities as you use IPVanish.

IPVanish and unblocking websites

I have been a big fan of IPVanish for a long time, but in the recent time, they have not managed to remain as good at unblocking websites as others. IPVanish is owned by Mudhook Marketing, the company who also owns StrongVPN. And, it seems as they push their energy at making StrongVPN the ideal VPN for unblocking websites, while IPVanish is more about simply keeping you safe online. In other words, if your goal is to unblock BBC and ITV in the UK, to access American Netflix, to watch Hulu or Amazon Prime, or some other site, you might be better off using StrongVPN or some other VPN service.

The IPVanish VPN client as of 2019
The IPVanish VPN client as of 2019

IPVanish review conclusion

IPVanish is a very good VPN provider with good speeds, a nice no-logging policy, and that will keep you safe online. They might not be the best if you want to unblock popular streaming websites, but if IPVanish can do what you want a VPN provider to do, it might be ideal for you!

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IPVanish has a seven-day money back guarantee, meaning that if you do not like the service or if you are not satisfied, they will refund your money if you complain within the first seven days.

Do you agree with our IPVanish review? Do you like the VPN services provided by IPVanish? Read through earlier comments and write your own little IPVanish review in the comment field beneath!

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13 thoughts on “IPVanish review (2019 version)

  1. fucawe says:

    They state they do not log. ipVanish is 100% lying about their logging policies. Was contacted about a prohibited site on 6/7/13, responded stating I didn’t know what the site was. Never got a response. On 6/9/13 got 2nd notice for same site, and termination notice stating my acct had been terminated for violation of TOS. I again responded stating didn’t know what site they were referencing. I contacted ipVanish again asking for a refund, and was told no refund due to violation for TOS.

    1st if they don’t log what were they contacting me about. Crappy support due to absolute lack of response to the TOS notices, but they kicked my acct without any review what so ever. Then refused to refund the remainder of my months fees that were already paid for.

    Use at your own risk!

    • me says:

      If the company that complained has an IP they went off of that and IPVanish knows (just like an ISP) what IPs are used by the customers. IPVanish does say that when legal comes a knockin they will turn over whatever. I am not saying you are wrong but just bringing light to what they track.

      • fucawe says:

        Problem was I still have no idea what site I was supposedly doing something wrong on/with? Never got a single response from IPVanish except to kill my acct and refuse to refund prepaid service fees. Total BS from a customer support and good practice standpoint. I had been a customer for months. You want to do business with a company that treats paying customers like that, go for it. My $$$ went to elsewhere.

      • idiot says:

        I disagree with your statement. The whole reason to use a VPN is to mask your IP from the site visited so:
        1) If the visited site got his IP, while he was properly using the VPN, then the VPN is worthless
        2) IPVanish claimed in TorrentFreak’s 2015 VPN review that ” IPVanish has a zero-log policy. We keep NO traffic logs on any customer, ever.” But they certainly were able to track both who he was and what he connect to, which sort of blows the no logs claim (again presuming the VPN was correctly configured and used) as they must have gotten the claims after the site was visited.

        I think everyone needs to assume that the mom-and-pop nature of these companies and the claims they make to get business are all really suspect. The first time an FBI agent shows up and says we think you’re hiding users who are doing something we don’t like, and we’re shutting you down while we investigate, we’ll be done in a few years, the company will throw the user to the wolves in a second.

        Thanks for reading my rant LOL

  2. darkvase says:

    I work from home, and around 3-4 days a week i like to go to my local starbucks and work from there.(They have much better coffee and comfortable seating than my house 🙂 However, when my employer heard about it, he said he had no problem with me being there, but that I had been connecting to a public Wifi that would be very easy for someone to hack the company’s files on my mac. He recommended that if I really do work better there, that he would pay for a secure connnection for my computer. We agreed, and next thing I know the IPVanish software was running on my mac! Its so easy to connect to, especially for someone who knows nothing about these things. It also is obvious that my connection is actually faster than before when on the public wifi, so all in all I have much to thank IPvanish for. Figured id write a good review in return! IPVANISH IS SUPER EASY AND FAST! WELL WORTH YOUR MONEY!

  3. Tony S. says:

    I’ve been so happy with IPVanish, I thought I would say thanks for the referral. My speeds on streaming sites are so fast, particularly Netflix has improved by leaps and bounds, I can actually watch the hd streams now 🙂 My isp, not saying who just to be nice, is not very netflix friendly. The IPVanish client is really easy to use especially when you’re on public wifi like in airports, alway good to know you’re protected… if you’re looking for a fast and easy to use vpn, checkout IPVanish, it’s the best 🙂

  4. Katherine Gardner says:

    IPVanish is the perfect VPN for me. I’ve been using this VPN for business for three years now. It provides me security without ever interrupting the internet connection. And I’m happy that they’ve added new servers now. If you are looking for a VPN to secure your browsing, I highly recommend IPVanish.

  5. MacSou says:

    I’ve just tried it and if that is the easiest VPN service on the market, I give up and will do without.
    On the setup process I was asked for account usernames and passwords so many times with no indication of what account we were talking about. Their help notes are never complete and require information you don’t have, to be understood. About their support… Automated! That’s enough said.

  6. Steve says:

    New to IP Vanish and have a problem, which is very likely not their fault but I need some assistance. Have logged two tickets and have had responses saying they would contact in 3 to 12 hours. No answer to first, going into day three, no answer to follow up now going to 24 hours.

    The service may be great when working, but customer service is not what they state it to be.

    • This is an old comment, but hope you managed to get things working with IPVanish. Their customer service has improved greatly in the latest year, so if you have a problem like this or similar, I suggest you try contacting their customer service again.

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