IPVanish VPN Review by our expert: Huge number of IP addresses
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4.9 / 5.0
Features 4.7 / 5.0
Ease of Use 4.7 / 5.0
Pricing 4.0 / 5.0
Reliability & Support 4.9 / 5.0

IPVanish VPN has an application for iPhone and iPad users. The application is readily available on Apple Store. It is a basic application that allows iOS device users to access content from other parts of the world with geo-restrictions, with a very fast connection. Installation ...

updated: Oct 23, 2018
IPVanish VPN User Reviews
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Ok platform but WAY too many disconnects

Easy to set up and it's easy to understand how IPVanish connects and hides your IP address. But I am leaving IPVanish because of the constant server disconnects (in Australia) - strong WiFi, good location but sometimes 8+ disconnects per day during torrents or downloads, unreliable. You can't use a VPN when you're doubtful your computer will log reliable download time overnight. I keep wondering how long the VPN disconnected for to just leave my computer idling overnight when it SHOULD be downloading. When it works, it works just fine - but a VPN shouldn't leave you guessing or wondering when the next disconnect will be - especially when there are cheaper, more highly-rated services out there. I'll be giving one of them a try when IPVanish expires.


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    Marc
    Disconnects way too often

    I 100% agree with this review. The client cannot be relied upon in any fashion to stay connected for decent period of time. There are way too many disconnects happening, which need manual intervention to fix them. I'll be hitting up ExpressVPN next.


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    Anonymous
    •  5
    Awesome Experience

    User-friendly interface. Excellent speed test performance. Hundreds of servers around the globe. Allows BitTorrenting. Automatic IP address cycling. Kill switch. I like the flexibility of the service and the options that are offered.


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      Ethan
      •  3
      Not for Torrenting

      I have been hit 3 times now from my service provider for illegal downloads. I have kill switch and all recommended leak proofing settings applied but it seems that when IPVanish does it's random disconnect my originating IP is discoverable. It also seems to have an issue with keeping a steady connection when torrenting. I can surf, and watch videos without a drop but torrenting sucks. My biggest problem is that if my originating IP can be seen when torrenting, then how do I know it isn't leaking when banking or doing anything else that should be VPN protected. I have run this program on windows, mac, linux and android and have had the same random disconnects and leak issue. Sorry to say, I will be changing VPN's. This is not to discourage anyone from using this product, just more of a user beware, especially if you torrent.


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        Features Description
        Number of Server Locations (countries) 60
        Number of servers 750
        Number of IP Addresses 40000
        Does VPN keep logs No
        Includes Kill Switch Yes
        Devices per license 10
        Ease of use - IPVanish VPN 4.7 / 5.0

        While it seems straightforward, some have had trouble when it comes to connecting and setting up their configurations the first time. Others have had no trouble at all. Once everything is up and running, though, there doesn’t seem to be any issue with getting online with the VPN.

        IPVanish Installation:

        1. You can easily download the latest version of IPVanish by clicking the VPN Software button at the top of the website page.
        2. Select your operating system, before scrolling down and clicking ‘Download Software’.
        3. When it has finished downloading, launch the install file. If the file security warning appears, click ‘Run’.
        4. Click ‘Install’, if asked if IPVanish can make changes to your computer, click ‘Yes’.
        5. When the program has been successfully installed, click ‘Launch’ to open.
        6. Enter your IPVanish username and password to open the ‘Dashboard’.
        7. Use the drop-down boxes at the top of the ‘Dashboard’ to select your desired protocol and server.
        8. Click the ‘Connect’ button in the top right of the ‘Dashboard’.
        9. When connected the symbol will turn green. Click it again to disconnect.
        10. You can also connect to a specific server by selecting ‘Server Selection’ at the left side of the screen. You can connect to any of the listed servers by double-clicking them in the ‘List’ tab. You can also select a server by going through ‘By Use’ or clicking any of the green dots on the ‘Map’.

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        Pricing 4.0 / 5.0
        1-Year Plan
        $4.87 /month
        3-Month Plan
        $6.74 /month
        1-Month Plan
        $7.50/month

        IPVanish has three different payment options available based on the length of service you would like to choose. You can choose a single month plan, a three-month plan, and a full year plan. The cheapest option is for those who want a full year of service. They also offer a 7-day money-back guarantee, so you can determine if it is the right choice for you.

         

        Reliability & Support 4.9 / 5.0

        Overall, most user have found that the reliability is decent. Since they have a money-back guarantee though, it might be something you want to check out for yourself in the first few days of using the service.

        You may also be wondering about the support system for IPVanish. Like many of the other services on the market, they offer an array of options for getting help. They do have a number of different methods for getting assistance. One of the first you may want to use is the support center. You can browse by topic and then find answers to many of the common questions that other customers have had in the past.

        In addition, they also offer 24/7/365 support with live chat, email, and by posting a public question. They stress that the support requests that come to them are handled on a first-come, first-serve basis. This means it might be a little while before you get help. However, with their new live chat support, it should be almost instant.

        The Bottom Line
        Alex (Shurf) Frenkel
        (Ex-Hacker, left the dark side and teaches young padawans to use the force)
        IPVanish is a barebones provider who offers competitive pricing and more than 400 servers in 60 countries

        IPVanish is a very strong service and one of the market leaders. They offer high security and reliability and, of importance to some, they allow you to pay using Bitcoin, as well as have a zero-logging policy. They are a relatively inexpensive option and make it very easy to get started. They offer 24/7 customer support and allow up to ten simultaneous devices at once. IPVanish is a tier-1 service who own their own physical points of presence and servers, making for a more secure service. They also recently added a kill switch, only adding to their arsenal.  IPVanish has a large number of servers in 61 countries to choose from as well as all of the protocols that you could hope to have access to. Finally, they place no restrictions on peer-to-peer traffic (Torrents) and even feature a SOCKS5 proxy for this purpose.

        IPVanish VPN
        4.9 / 5.0
        Detailed expert review of IPVanish VPN
        Alex (Shurf) Frenkel
        (Ex-Hacker, left the dark side and teaches young padawans to use the force)

        IPVanish VPN has an application for iPhone and iPad users. The application is readily available on Apple Store. It is a basic application that allows iOS device users to access content from other parts of the world with geo-restrictions, with a very fast connection. Installation of the application on iOS devices does not allow OpenVPN by default. However, the users have the option to configure the protocol if they prefer it.

        OpenVPN is recommended for the users that need fast connections for streaming media, downloading torrents and sharing files. The iOS allows for PPTP and L2TP connection options by default. The users, therefore, have the options to choose from a range of protocols to find the best and most suitable for their use.

        IPVanish is one of the best VPN providers out there when it comes to protecting your privacy online. The huge list of 400 servers in 61 countries means that you can keep your location confidential, while shared VPN connections make traffic completely untraceable. Crucially, IPVanish does not keep traffic logs of its user data so you remain completely anonymous.
        Importantly, IPVanish is a tier-1 VPN provider, meaning they own their own servers around the world, translating to a more secure network for their customers. They also handle all software development and customer service in-house. IPVanish offers a range of protocols including OpenVPN, PPTP and L2TP as well as 256-bit encryption.

        The speed of the service was not always what it should be – sometimes it would slow, and that has the potential to be problematic for those who happen to do a lot of streaming. The service has the features that you expect, but there are few things that go “above and beyond” the call of duty to make it an ideal VPN.

        Now, it is time to look at some of the features available with IPVanish. One of the best ways to determine whether a service is right for you or not is to look at the various features. Some have called IPVanish a “bare bones” VPN service because it offers only what you need for VPN without many frills or options. That might be true, but there are still some features to consider.

        The service offers unlimited bandwidth, unlimited P2P traffic, unlimited server switching, and anonymous torrenting. Of course, these are generally what most consumers would feel should be standard with a VPN service.

        One of the questions that many people have when they are choosing a VPN service is the available protocols. IPVanish actually has quite a few options including PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN, IPSec, and IKEv@. The service also offers 256-bit encryption. All of the servers are shared, and it avoids Google blocking.

        Another one of the features of IPVanish that many enjoy is the high number of servers available. They have more than 400 servers across 60 countries, and they have more than 40,000 IP addresses.

        The service will work with many different platforms as well. It works on Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, routers, Chromebooks, and Windows phones. Therefore, it should be able to work with just about any device that you might have. In fact, you are able to connect to up to ten devices at the same time! This can be helpful for those who happen to have more than one device they need to connect to the web, which is just about everyone today. You can use it for your desktop computer, your laptop, phones, and tablet, all at the same time.

        • Dedicated Apps for all platforms
        • Does not keep logs
        • 256-bit encryption
        • Huge list of 59 countries
        • Shared-VPN connections to make traffic untraceable
        • Lots of protocol choice
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        Money Back Guarantee (Days): 7
        Mobile app:
        Devices per license: 10
        VPN Plans: www.ipvanishvpn.com
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