Fast speeds, unlimited bandwidth, and affordable plans have Fast VPN gaining popularity with gamers. It even claims to be ‘the fastest gaming VPN of 2019,’ on its website. Still, I wouldn’t call it a strong gaming VPN just yet. While the speeds are good, the host server connections are a bit shaky and it has a long way to go before it can compete with our top gaming VPNs.
In terms of security Fast VPN features offers wifi protection for public connections and uses 256-bit encryption. There’s no kill switch or split tunneling, so if you illegally download something by accident while torrenting it could be traced back to you if the server fails.
Fast VPN has 1,000 servers that span 50 locations in 36 countries, a fair amount for a smaller VPN. Of those servers, there are 5+ in the US, and I was easily able to unblock Netflix. I was initially blocked by Netflix, but switching servers resolved the issue. I also unblocked BBC iPlayer, Netflix UK, and Disney+.
When I connected to Mobile Legends I was a little disappointed at the initial connection speeds. I was also disconnected from the server twice but that could have been due to server congestion or a host bypass issue. Either way, you don’t get much gaming done that way.
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Ease of Use
The Android app installed without an issue and took less than two minutes to set up. I had to watch three ads before I even go to the main user interface to use the one-click connect feature, which seemed a little overboard even for a free VPN. Most free VPN services do use advertising to pay for the cost of upkeep but not many make you watch more than two ads in a row.
Once you get to the main interface you can choose the option for one-click connect, or select a server from the menu. You can also select the protocol you want to use directly beneath the quick connect feature, available protocols include SS, TCP, TLS, and TLS+.
When I tried to download the APK, I received an ‘access denied’ error message and was unable to complete the process. For standard use, you won’t need the APK file, but it’s worth mentioning.
Fast VPN has a free plan, and three separate options for paid VIP plans.
The free plan gives you access to servers in 14 locations, use on one device, and is paid for with advertising. Any time you connect to a different server or even start the app you will need to watch ads.
The VIP options give you access to all 1,000 servers in 50 locations across 36 countries. Fast VPN has a 3-day free trial for all of its VIP plans and you can use it on up to 5 devices with one license. You also get a 15-day money-back guarantee. The best part, no ads!
Reliability & Support
Fast VPN doesn’t offer 24/7 chat or phone support and there’s no ticketing system, just an email address. Its website doesn’t have a knowledge base or a help center either, so if you have trouble you’ll have to wait for a response from email support.