bVPN Review & Test 2019 - Keep This in Mind Before Buying
Alex (Shurf) Frenkel
(Ex-Hacker and Technical Researcher)
Offering servers in several locations around the world, bVPN is a VPN service that will work with either TCP or UDP protocols. The service offers quality encryption, and it can keep users safe from prying eyes. The service promises not to log any user activity, which is exactly what users today demand. bVPN works on a variety of different operating systems, so you can have it on laptops, desktops, smartphones, and tablets.
bVPN offers server locations in the United States and France. It is very user-friendly and easy to download, install, configure and use. bVPN uses two types of encryption: OpenVPN and L2TP. L2TP requires manual configuration. It does not offer PPTP, which is at any rate an obsolete type of encryption. bVPN provides secure and anonymous web browsing, as the service does not keep any logs of their users' online activities. Its SSH feature is particularly well-suited to tackle the filtering systems used in countries such as Iran and China.
Users of this service have a choice between two protocols: TCP and UDP. The former is suitable for a higher level of encryption, whereas the latter provides users with a faster and more agile connection, suitable for streaming video, for example. The service also provides WiFi and Hotspot protection. Users can use up to six devices at the same time.
bVPN is compatible with several versions of Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, iOS, Chromium OX, and Android. (The Android app even has a battery saving option.) Besides desktop and laptop computers, tablets, and smartphones, bVPN can be used on games consoles, such as PlayStation 3 and Xbox, as well as Apple TV and DD-WRT router. Customer support can be contacted by email, via the service's Facebook page or through live webchat. Customer queries are replied to quickly and efficiently.
In addition, bVPN is a great VPN for bypassing the Great Firewall of China. They use many differing obfuscation methods including a polymorphic tunnel, known as a Smoke Tunnel, that defies deep packet inspection. The desktop version also supports Shadowsocks Proxy, which can also be used to evade China's Firewall.
bVPN comes with three subscription plans of different duration: one month, six months and one year. All of them offer the same options, with no speed restrictions or bandwidth limitations, but the six months and one year plan come with a discount of 15% and 20% respectively. You also get 3o free minutes per day. Although you can also pay with your credit card, many secure payment options are provided, such as Bitcoin, Alipay, UKash, PayPal, WebMoney, and others.
|Number of countries with servers||14|
|Number of servers||30|
|Number of IP addresses||100|
|Does VPN keep logs?||No|
|Does VPN include a kill switch?||Yes|
|Number of devices per license||6|
1. Download the provided program file
2. In the pop-up, click "OK"
3. The installer will open, click "Next", then "I agree"
4. Click "Install", then "Next", then "Finish"
5. If you are using the free trial then select your choice from the drop-down list of availbale servers, click "Connect"
6. If you have paid for your subscription, click "Log In" and enter the email address and password you used to register and click "Login", click the bVPN logo, then select your preferred server and click "Connect"
7. To disconnect simply click the large "Disconnect" button
bVPN allows you to subscribe to its service for either one, six, or 12 months. Each of these options gives you access to the exact same features – the only difference is the price, with longer plans offering bigger savings.
You also get 30 free minutes every day to use, but if you'll use this VPN for longer, you're going to need to subscribe.
bVPN customer support can be contacted in a number of ways, as well as a comprehensive FAQ section, they have a ticket system, phone number, email address and live chat option. Replies to queries are very quick – generally only a few minutes. The service is very dependable, with no dropped connections experienced during testing.
- WiFi Hotspot security
- Simple to use and install - 1-click connect
- Works through the Great Firewall of China
- Simple and effective- no frills
- Effective kill-switch
- Supports up to six devices
- Get started with bVPN now