VyprVPN Expert Review: The Chameleon™ technology creates a distinct advantage

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4.8 / 5.0
Features 4.1 / 5.0
Ease of Use 4.7 / 5.0
Pricing 4.3 / 5.0
Reliability & Support 4.6 / 5.0

Although no VPN configurations are completely straightforward, the Android App goes a long way to improving the experience for mobile users. Once downloaded from Google Play, there is only a minimal amount of setup to go through. As well as login details, you basically have on...

VyprVPN User Reviews
4.0
Nick
Sep 12, 2017
  •  1
A terrible experience

Their yearly subscription renewal is automatic without prior notice. When that happened, instead of sending me a full refund, the customer service charged me a monthly service fee for a whole month, just because I didn't know the service was renewed and logged the software 2 to 3 times. Also, the customer service manager lady had a very harsh tone, which revealed the self righteousness that these people have. I am so tired of this type of "my rules are flawless and everyone should follow and listen to me" attitude. I would admit that this company did a decent job on what they are doing, it's just that these people simply don't have the concept of customer satisfaction. From the tone in their responses, I bet they will also use both personal and usage information they have collected from you against you. They give you the feeling of being bullied by their fee charging traps. I also don't think they care about your privacy at all. I would not recommend this service to anyone.


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Bubbles77
Aug 3, 2017
  •  1
Thieves and liars with a good rep because of bogus promotional reviews

DO NOT GET THIS SERVICE. I have/had them until this morning and I noticed I was unprotected. I logged into my e-mail and noticed they sent me a .eml file I COULD not read. I contacted them and they claimed it was a DMCA takedown notice. I told them I did not do it and further that I was not stating that simply because I had some fear of whomever sent them the notice. In fact I told them I don't care about a DMCA notice. Never had one ever in my life, but I know one can receive many before anything really happens per FCC rules. File sharing is NOT why I have their service. The problem is that they cut service IMMEDIATELY upon receipt of a notice they claim they took no steps to verify. Bear in mind this is the very FIRST notice in two months of service. They indicated I could get service back by promising not to violate copyrights. WHAT!??? I told them I do not want a service where someone can invite me to their site, note my ip address, and then send a bogus takedown notice to Goldenfrog/Vypr and when I come back to that site my real IP is exposed. They should have contacted me first before any disconnection rather than exposing me like that. Then they pretend not to understand that scenario and just repeat what VPN service is. Finally they tell you they are keeping your money for the whole year, though they only provided less than two months service in my case. CALL YOUR CREDIT CARD COMPANY AND GET ***ALL*** OF YOUR SUBSCRIPTION MONEY BACK. Your credit card company will side with you against these vultures.


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    Shawn Marrster
    Aug 6, 2017
    Also DMCA

    I also got a DMCA from VYPR. You either have to accept or they cut service. I don't understand how they believe DMCA is valid for a user in a country without DMCA laws. They claimed my IP uploaded a torrent with some move I have never seen. A secure VPN gives out my name, address and helps a movie company to link an IP address to a specific customer. You are less secure with them and it's sad since it's a fast VPN with great geo unlocking features that I have to have (live in a country with a government firewall)


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      Bubbles
      Aug 11, 2017
      DMCA is not the problem

      The DMCA is not the issue in and of itself. You can get many of them before your own ISP shuts you down. The problem is that if VYPR shuts you down without pre-notice it leaves you exposed. And if they don't have any means to verify a takedown notice anyone can send such notice to them with your/their IP address and almost immediately find out your real IP. Of course the further problem in all this is when they start lying to cover that policy you realize you are trusting someone not to keep logs who is lying to you. If they don't keep logs, how can they forward you a takedown notice in the first place from activity that took place prior?


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Jul 18, 2017
  •  5
Simple to purchase and use on multi devices

It all works super-well. Simple, user-friendly, and with a perfect set of tools. Best is, its end to end ownership and their total control - and mission. Works seamlessly on my desktop & laptop (Macs) and iPhone. All intuitive and a snap to find the quickest or most useful server and protocol. Even the pricing is the best for what you get, and while some are upset by non-bitcoin payment options, really, you're trusting them with 100% of your data chain, so for most people the use of a CC or Paypal is like trusting your wireless company. And these guys are about privacy, with their history and base in Switzerland convincing me to go with them. So happy. A guide time to get protective. It even truly maxes or even exceeds my usual hi-speed connection, no degradation at all, at least from my location. YMMV. No problems with billing, support is great, greenfrog invented usenet. And all the warnings about billing, ethics, well... sorry for those where it didn't work out but this was a great pick - pricing has gotten better (competition!) while they offer great home-made products and servers with lots of bang for the buck.


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Features Description
Number of Server Locations (countries) 65
Number of servers 700
Number of IP Addresses 20000
Does VPN keep logs Partially
Includes Kill Switch Yes
Devices per license 5
How to use VyprVPN 4.7 / 5.0

You can quickly download the latest software (it only takes a few minutes) and install the application, which guides you through the rest of the process, making sure that you don't miss anything.

Click here for a detailed step by step installation and user guide.

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Pricing 4.3 / 5.0
VyprVPN Premium
$12.95/month
VyprVPN
$9.95/month

Vypr VPN offers two great packages. Their basic package includes unlimited data usage on three simultaneous connections plus PPTP, L2TP/IPSec, and OpenVPN. They also include a NAT Firewall and their VyprDNS, which is an encrypted, zero knowledge DNS.

Per month, their price is $9.95, but if you sign up for a year it goes down to $5.

Their premium plan, which costs a bit more, covers the basic plan, except it allows up to five simultaneous connections. With the premium package, you can also access their VyprVPN Cloud.

Their premium plan is 12.95 per month, but if you sign up for a year, it goes down to $6.67 per month.

VyprVPN also includes a 30-day money back guarantee with your package, so you don't have anything to lose by signing up and trying it out.

Reliability & Support 4.6 / 5.0

VyprVPN is a very reliable service, it never dropped connections when we tested it, and always worked very well with high speeds. They offer excellent support in the form of a live chat service, so you are guaranteed to speak to a real person who can try to resolve your problems. The staff are all friendly and work very hard and quickly to solve all issues, staying on and talking you through what they are doing until the problem is resolved.

The Bottom Line
Ariel Hochstadt
(Ex-Google, International tech speaker)
With superior speeds and their Chameleon technology, Vypr is one of the best options

VyprVPN is a fast and reliable service, and we did not experience any issues when using it across a range of devices, such as a PC, MacBook and an Android tablet. It provides a large number of servers around the world from which to choose, so you are highly likely to find one that is suitable for your needs. It is a great VPN for those who are just starting out – it is easy-to-use and very reliable (though speed can drop when using a mobile connection as opposed to WiFi). To boot, their Chameleon technology takes them to an even higher level, especially for users who reside in countries with particularly restrictive governments. Overall it is a great service and fantastic value-for-money. It even offers a Money Back Guarantee, so I suggest you try it out for yourself – even if it’s not exactly what you want, you won’t lose out!

4.8 / 5.0
Detailed expert review
Ariel Hochstadt
(Ex-Google, International tech speaker)

Our testing of VyprVPN has shown it to be straightforward and enjoyable. Everything worked flawlessly and the software is very easy to get the hang of, even for new users of VPNs.

VyprVPN has one noticeable advantage over its rivals. They have a technology called Chameleon, which is designed to reduce the recognizability of data to those who may want to intercept what you are doing, making this software ideal for users in countries with authoritarian governments who monitor their citizen's behavior online. Chameleon works by scrambling OpenVPN metadata to ensure it’s not recognizable via deep packet inspection (DPI) — the most common method of inspection. VyprVPN users are then able to bypass enhanced government interference, whilst retaining OpenVPN security (by not modifying the OpenVPN 256-bit protocol), as well as having the ability to get through normal VPN blocking and bandwidth throttling.

VyprVPN offers a good choice of server locations, with more than 700 servers based all over the world. They place a higher emphasis on security than many of their rivals, making them one of the best services we have seen. On top of this, the price is a bargain, making them a great value for your money. We would recommend VyprVPN to anyone looking for a service that protects their geolocation and security.

  • Great Multi-Platform Support
  • Reliable, fast internet connection (the best in the world)
  • Additional encryption options
  • Well desiged, simple interface
  • Easy to use for beginners, configures itself
  • Get started with VyprVPN now
Money Back Guarantee (Days): 30
Mobile app:
Devices per license: 5
VPN Plans: www.vyprvpn.com
Ariel Hochstadt
(Ex-Google, International tech speaker)

Downloading using VyprVPN is totally unlimited so it’s an ideal choice for torrenting. Unlike many other VPNs there is no limit on the data you can use, there are no restrictions and no limits on switching between servers if the one you are using becomes too slow.

As a premier member you can also store up to 50GB of data in their cloud service DumpTruck, with a basic member still receiving 10GB of storage and a pro member 25GB — so your downloaded files can be accessible from any device you link to your cloud-based account.

When using VyprVPN the connection is never lost, making downloading steady and speedy, unlike with many other providers. As VyprVPN allows simultaneous connections you can use one device for torrenting and a separate device for browsing without having any impact on speed.

  • Great Multi-Platform Support
  • Reliable, fast internet connection (the best in the world)
  • Additional encryption options
  • Well desiged, simple interface
  • Easy to use for beginners, configures itself
  • Get started with VyprVPN now
Money Back Guarantee (Days): 30
Mobile app:
Devices per license: 5
VPN Plans: www.vyprvpn.com
Ariel Hochstadt
(Ex-Google, International tech speaker)

This service is one of the simplest we have seen for installing and connecting on a PC(or a Mac for that matter). They have an impressive feature, which will configure your computer to only allow internet traffic to originate through the VPN connection, removing the chance of accidentally connecting directly to a server. If you're looking at getting a VPN for security reasons, then this is a fantastic feature.

There is no difficulty in connecting and choosing either a specific, or the fastest, server thanks to the intuitive interface. However, it isn't immediately obvious during setup that you need to manually set your PC's VPN protocols to those specified — just make sure you read the installation guides.

  • Great Multi-Platform Support
  • Reliable, fast internet connection (the best in the world)
  • Additional encryption options
  • Well desiged, simple interface
  • Easy to use for beginners, configures itself
  • Get started with VyprVPN now
Money Back Guarantee (Days): 30
Mobile app:
Devices per license: 5
VPN Plans: www.vyprvpn.com
Ariel Hochstadt
(Ex-Google, International tech speaker)

Although no VPN configurations are completely straightforward, the Android App goes a long way to improving the experience for mobile users.

Once downloaded from Google Play, there is only a minimal amount of setup to go through. As well as login details, you basically have one button that will then automatically connect for you. As with the computer version, you are able to choose servers and view speeds. There is also a 'fastest server' filter you can use, which — unless you are looking to appear from a specific location — is likely what most people will likely choose.

Once connected, the app will monitor the connection, giving you a real-time summary of speeds and connection reliability.

All in all, The Android app is about as easy and useable as an app of this type comes.

  • Great Multi-Platform Support
  • Reliable, fast internet connection (the best in the world)
  • Additional encryption options
  • Well desiged, simple interface
  • Easy to use for beginners, configures itself
  • Get started with VyprVPN now
Money Back Guarantee (Days): 30
Mobile app:
Devices per license: 5
VPN Plans: www.vyprvpn.com
Ariel Hochstadt
(Ex-Google, International tech speaker)

The Mac console is one of the most attractive of any VPN services. Similar to use on other platforms, it is straightforward to connect to a specific (or the fastest available) server. Although VyperVPN sets the configuration options itself, these are amendable, if you're confident in doing so.

The graphical interface shows a speed graph, which will change from red to blue when connecting through the VPN, and you'll see a corresponding change in IP address to your 'new location'. Changing between locations is done with a single click.

  • Great Multi-Platform Support
  • Reliable, fast internet connection (the best in the world)
  • Additional encryption options
  • Well desiged, simple interface
  • Easy to use for beginners, configures itself
  • Get started with VyprVPN now
Money Back Guarantee (Days): 30
Mobile app:
Devices per license: 5
VPN Plans: www.vyprvpn.com
Ariel Hochstadt
(Ex-Google, International tech speaker)

The iOS console is one of the most attractive of any VPN services and it has the same straightforward connectivity of the other available platforms. Although VyperVPN sets the configuration options itself, these are amendable and there are guides to doing this available. You can also choose to focus more on speed or security.

The opportunity to connect to the VPN servers automatically whenever you’re using public Wi-Fi is great for those who often use their iPad on the move, and are looking for online safety.The graphical interface shows a speed graph, which will change from red to blue when connecting through the VPN, and you'll see a corresponding change in IP address to your 'new location'. Changing between locations is done with a single click.

The iOS app is smooth, responsive, attractive and simple to use. One of the best we’ve seen.

  • Great Multi-Platform Support
  • Reliable, fast internet connection (the best in the world)
  • Additional encryption options
  • Well desiged, simple interface
  • Easy to use for beginners, configures itself
  • Get started with VyprVPN now
Money Back Guarantee (Days): 30
Mobile app:
Devices per license: 5
VPN Plans: www.vyprvpn.com
Ariel Hochstadt
(Ex-Google, International tech speaker)

VyprVPN has 8 server locations in the USA and each city has a cluster of servers meaning that there is a lot of choice to enable you to select the fastest option in the area (the server with the fewest connections).

The servers are located in Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington DC. The benefits to having a selection of servers in the US include the ability to see location-specific Google search results and ads, and the ability for people connecting from outside the US to access North America-only sites such as Netflix USA. Having several servers in each location means you have alternative options whenever one isn’t available — something not all services provide.

  • Great Multi-Platform Support
  • Reliable, fast internet connection (the best in the world)
  • Additional encryption options
  • Well desiged, simple interface
  • Easy to use for beginners, configures itself
  • Get started with VyprVPN now
Money Back Guarantee (Days): 30
Mobile app:
Devices per license: 5
VPN Plans: www.vyprvpn.com