ExpressVPN Review

ExpressVPN has worked hard in order to gain its current authority stature. They were neither the most quality nor did they have lots of international servers to begin with. Nevertheless, you will see a great deal of reviews on the internet hailing this provider as one of the best in business.

This review of Pro VPN offered by ExpressVPN will try to give you all the pros and cons of which you need to be aware of, and be a guide of a sort when you choose the right VPN for your needs. Let us see what’s all the hype that surrounded ExpressVPN.

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Features

It seems like all other reviews about ExpressVPN on the Internet have been right, and the fuss surrounding this provider has been justified. Express VPN is hailed for its dedicated customer support that’s available 24/7 during the week. It’s a rarity to find a VPN provider with such high-quality customer support. The main ExpressVPN features have been listed below, in a nutshell:

  • Unlimited Bandwidth – ExpressVPN doesn’t only allow you to browse the internet in total anonymity, you will also be able to download as much data as you would like.
  • Unlimited Server Switches – When the server you’re using gets overloaded, ExpressVPN will connect you to a different server.
  • 99.9% Uptime – ExpressVPN will never disappoint you. They have a top quality network of servers and dedicated customer support.
  • Strong Encryption – Rarely who can say that his VPN provider uses OpenVPN as a standard and a minimum 256-bit encryption. This only proves that ExpressVPN is one of the most secure VPN networks out there.
  • Zero Logging Policy – This means that not a single information you provide will be stored on ExpressVPN servers. There are some providers out there that store almost all of you login information.

Interface

When you open the ExpressVPN home screen you will notice how every option that you need is there. You can reach everything in only few clicks. The design of the interface is clean and very user friendly.

Server Locations

ExpressVPN has more than 72 servers in over 45 countries and this number is increasing each day. You will be offered some prefered options, usually servers within your country or nearby locations. You can also select your favorite countries and ExpressVPN will always remind you about your most used choices.

I say more than 72 servers because the official site states that they cover 72 cities in 45 states, but they haven’t made it clear how many servers are there in total. The minimum number is 7 because they couldn’t use 1 server for two cities, no matter how close they were.ExpressVPN_Locations

Compatible Devices

Good VPN needs to be compatible with different devices, because you can’t predict what type of devices or operating systems you will use. You can install ExpressVPN on any possible device ranging from smartphone to TV set. The VPN software itself supports Mac, Android, Linux, Windows and iOS.Compatible_Devices_for_Express_VPN

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Installation and Setup

There’s a software pack that you need to download and install if you’re a Windows or Mac user. All of you that have Linux OS, will need to learn thing or two about VPNs because the ExpressVPN installation for this platform is manual. It’s true that advanced VPN users tend to do the installation by themselves, but this process could be hard for a beginner.

Protocols

ExpressVPN mostly uses OpenVPN for its 256-bit encryption, but their servers also support the following protocols: L2TP/IPSec, PPTP, SSTP and SSL. For users that want to have great internet speed, we recommend using PPTP protocol or just staying with the default OpenVPN. Users that are more concerned about their security, but can live with decrease in internet speed can use SSTP, SSL or L2TP protocols.

Prices and Plans

The best thing about ExpressVPN is that you get a 30-day money back guarantee. There’s also a great referral program where you get 30 days of free service for every customer you refer. Here are all the subscription plans that you can choose from at ExpressVPN:ExpressVPN_Price

Help & Support

You can reach ExpressVPN customer support through live chat, mail or just use their extensive knowledge base. The live chat is available 24/7, which is a huge improvement and great news for international users. The mail communication can still be slow and don’t get all surprised if you receive the response mail in your junk folder. If you prefer to solve problems on your own, just use the tutorial section at ExpressVPN where you’ll find lots of interesting and very useful videos.

Payment Option

You get tons of options when it comes to money back guarantees and referrals, but there are not so many options when it comes to paying the bill. You can purchase the package using one of following options Visa / Mastercard, Paypal, American Express and Bank Transfer. No Bitcoins or voucher codes. Keeping it simple.

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Other Features

Some of the most characteristic features when we talk about ExpressVPN is still connected with their customer support. You are able to remotely reach your cell phone, which can come pretty handy if you lose it or somebody steals it from you. If you’re an inexperienced in this field don’t worry because the customer support team at ExpressVPN can help you out through Skype or remote control of your computer. This only shows how advanced is ExpressVPN compared to other providers.

Pros in a nutshell:

  • High quality ExpressVPN iPhone and ExpressVPN Android
  • Mac, iOS, Linux, Android, Windows apps that are very easy to use.
  • OpenVPN is the standard protocol used and it is accompanied with a 256-bit encryption.
  • More than 65 servers located in 40 different countries.
  • One month money back guarantee.
  • Various payment methods available.
  • Zero logging policy.

Cons in a nutshell:

  • You receive high quality, but the price is also high.
  • Once you successfully connect the connection is fast, but the process itself can be slow.
  • You can have only two simultaneous connections, limited to your computer and mobile device.
  • High value, but not the cheapest VPN option.

Conclusion

The price is the only thing that keeps ExpressVPN from standing alone on the top of the industry. It’s a provider with top of the line customer support and strong servers that never overload. Your login information will never be stocked anywhere and you can be sure that your real IP will not go public at any moment during your ExpressVPN use. We would like to hear your thoughts about this VPN provider, and if this review has covered all the necessary aspects or not.

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7.3 Overall Rating
4 Users (2 votes)
Highlighted Pros
  • High quality ExpressVPN iPhone and ExpressVPN Android
  • Mac, iOS, Linux, Android, Windows apps that are very easy to use.
  • OpenVPN is the standard protocol used and it is accompanied with a 256-bit encryption.
  • More than 65 servers located in 40 different countries.
  • One month money back guarantee.
  • Various payment methods available.
  • Zero logging policy.
Highlighted Cons
  • You receive high quality, but the price is also high.
  • Once you successfully connect the connection is fast, but the process itself can be slow.
  • You can have only two simultaneous connections, limited to your computer and mobile device.
  • High value, but not the cheapest VPN option.
Review Summary

If you’re ready to pay some extra penny, this is the right solution for you because ExpressVPN is setting some standards in the industry. Compared to other providers they also have some pretty knowledgeable technical support team.

Price7
Features8
Security6.5
Help & Support8
Trustworthiness7
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Ali Qamar

Ali is an Internet security research enthusiast who enjoys "deep" research to dig out modern discoveries in the security industry. To be frank and honest, Ali started working online as a freelancer and still shares the knowledge for a living. He is passionate about sharing the knowledge with people, and always try to give only the best.

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    Hi,
    can you explain why the security and trustworthiness (ExpressVPN) is less compared to NordVPN as well as ipVanish (five eyes). I figured out, that ExpressVPN has one of the best customer service. Very helpful, friendly and extremely fast.
    Many thanks in advance!

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      The reason is simple.
      ExpressVPN doesn’t have as clear a privacy policy as NordVPN and/or IPVanish.
      Moreover, IPVanish has consistently topped our best VPN service providers list.
      Many other review sites like Tomsguide, PCMAG, PCWorld have ranked IPVanish among the best VPN service providers in the world.
      In the end, it all comes down to who you are more comfortable with.
      There is nothing wrong with signing up for Express VPN if you feel like it offers more value for money than IPVanish.
      Thank you for your feedback stef.

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        Many thanks for your fast response :) ,

        I find a nice web page ( comparitech.com/vpn/vpn-leaks/ ) and there you can figure out, that only ExpressVPN does not leak. The most problem with VPN providers (in my view) is , that they provide less information about their companies, stuff and at the end, you have to trust what they are claimed in there policies. Some providers are really transparent like vyprVPN or what is your opinion?

        Many thanks in advance!

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          It is true.
          ExpressVPN is one of the best VPN service providers on the market today.
          Your right in the sense that a lot of VPN service providers try to hide their privacy policy and try to impress visitors to their site with terms such as “military grade protection” and “true anonymity” along with “zero logs”.
          Very few, if any, follow up on these claims.
          Mullvad VPN is one of the VPN services that we think is very transparent about the way it carries out its business.
          VyprVPN is good as well.
          But transparency alone does not cut it in the VPN industry.
          You have to offer fast VPN servers that always perform even when they have heavy loads on them.
          That is where IPVanish shines.
          And hence is the best reviewed VPN service on Security Gladiators.

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