EarthVPN Review & Test 2019 - Keep This in Mind Before Buying

Ran Greenberg | Updated on 5th December 2019
New-Media and online expert, Venture Capitalist and investor

EarthVPN is one of the most affordable VPN services available. Despite its low cost, it provides users with good performance and features. Unfortunately, reliable streaming isn't one of those features. I was able to unblock Netflix some of the time with EarthVPN but mostly found that the service was detected by Netflix's anti-VPN software. If you want to be able to unblock Netflix every time, you need a more powerful VPN like NordVPN.

EarthVPN offers 168 server locations in 32 countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Canada, Brazil, Spain, Switzerland, South Africa and Japan. It offers unlimited transfer speeds, unlimited bandwidth and allows peer-to-peer and torrent file sharing. The service supports protocols such as PPTP, L2TP, SSTP and OpenVPN (TCP and UDP modes). It uses 128bit AES and 2048 bit RSA encryption. EarthVPN is dedicated to protecting your anonymity and does not log VPN or user activity.

The connections are speedy and reliable, with EarthVPN providing a 99.99% service uptime guarantee.

EarthVPN is very easy to download, install, configure and use. The service is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, Android and Linux. EarthVPN can therefore be used on desktop and laptop computers, tablets and smartphones. It can also be used on DD-WRT router, which allows users to use the service withXbox, PlayStation 3, Apple TV and Roku. EarthVPN allows users to connect 3 devices at the same time.

Two types of subscription are available: monthly and annual. Both provide the same service and features, the only difference being the duration. No contract is required, and there is a seven-day money back guarantee. Multiple payment methods are accept: in addition to credit cards, users can pay securely through PayPal, AliPay, UnionPay, and others, or using Bitcoin and other virtual currencies. Technical support is available 24/7 via email and support ticket.

Besides the standard features, EarthVPN also offers some good additional features for an extra charge. These include having a mobile VPN account, an SSH Tunnel/Socks proxy, a static IP address, as well as 256bit encryption, port forwarding and a dedicated IP address.

For simple unblocking and browsing, EarthVPN is a good choice. If you want a VPN for streaming though, you need to opt for a more robust service. Check out our guide to the best VPNs for Netflix to browse the most reliable options.

Features Details
Number of countries with servers 54
Number of servers 400
Number of IP addresses 3000
Does VPN keep logs? Partially
Does VPN include a kill switch? Yes
Number of devices per license 3
Ease of Use 3.9 / 5.0

1. Download EarthVPN from here
2. Open the downloaded EarthVPN-OpenVPN.zip file with winZIP or WinRAR and select extract to location, to move the file to the folder you would like it in
3. Right-click on the downloaded file openvpn-2.2.2-install.exe and select “Run as administrator” from the menu
4. You must allow the program to make changes to your computer (click “Yes”)
5. Continue through the Set-up Wizard (you must agree to the Licence Agreement)
6. Click “Install”, click “Next”, untick “show Readme”, then click “Finish”
7. Open the folder where you extracted the EarthVPN-OpenVPN.zip file to. A list of Protocol-Port Directories will be displayed, click the one you wish to use (it is suggested that you choose a UDP option to connect to servers which are located on other continents)
8. Copy all the files to the OpenVPN config file
9. Right-click the OpenVPN GUI icon on your desktop, choose “Properties” from the list
10. Click “Change settings for all users”, tick “Run this program as an administrator”, click “OK”, click “OK”
11. Right-click on the OpenVPN GUI icon in your taskbar (located at the bottom right of your screen) and click “Exit”
12. Double-click the OpenVPN GUI icon and select to the site you want to connect to, then click “Connect” on the site”s menu
13. Enter your VPN username and password and click “OK”
14. The program icon in your taskbar will turn green once the connection is established

Pricing 4.5 / 5.0
Annually
$3.33 /month
1 Month Plan
$3.99 /month

EarthVPN offers subscriptions for either 1 or 12 months, they provide the same service with the only difference being the price. A 7 day money back guarantee is offered if you are not happy with the service. In addition to the features offered in its plans, EarthVPN also have several extra features that can be obtained for an additional fee, these include a mobile VPN account and port forwarding.

Reliability & Support 4.0 / 5.0

EarthVPN offers 24/7/365 support via email and support tickets, though responses take a few hours (just over 8 hours to respond to our ticket), they also provide a FAQ section. The connection never dropped during testing, and speeds were generally good – with SSTP providing a much faster connection.

The Bottom Line

Affordability comes with costs, with this company your security won’t be one of them

EarthVPN is one of the cheapest options when it comes to choosing a VPN provider. This for a service which offers 168 server locations in 32 countries, with a range of encryption options and unlimited bandwidth and P2P sharing make EarthVPN a good choice. They also provide good uptime statisics and don”t record any user logs at all. However, this is not the fastest service that we have tested, and help queries can sometimes take a while to be addressed. Some additional features, such as a static IP address, or mobile VPN also incur an additional charge. For super-fast services and all-inclusive packages that don’t charge for extra features, take a look at our 10 best VPNs.

  • Strong encryption
  • Accepts anonymous payments
  • No logs
  • Gets more expensive to use more devices
  • Somewhat variable speeds
  • Support needs to be improved
  • Get started with EarthVPN now
Money Back Guarantee (Days) : 7
Mobile app :
Number of devices per license : 3
VPN Plans: www.earthvpn.com
EarthVPN User Reviews
1.7
Robert
Nov 2, 2019
  •  1
Out of Business?

Found your website from YouTube VPN reviews, decided to go ahead and try EarthVPN based on this review. Paid the $39.99 for the annual plan and none of the VPNs work. I have tried and tried all week and none of the servers are working at all. Support isn't answering and it seems like the VPN is out of business. Since I used bitcoin my money is lost. Please update this review, so others do not end up like me.


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    Anonymous
    Oct 21, 2019
    •  1
    Pretty much dead!

    I am a longtime subscriber on their 3 year plan. Over the past 6 months most of their servers are dead and others can't log into. The very few left that work are so slow you are lucky to get email through it. What was once a great cheap VPN is now no more.


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      2989
      Oct 13, 2019
      •  1
      Horrible do not use

      Same as others have been saying, most servers fail to connect, no answer to any support tickets, was with them for nearly 4 years now have gone with a decent VPN provider. Stay clear of earthvpn , service non existent , server buggy total waste of money.


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