ExpressVPN and PIA are two of the biggest VPN names around. Both VPNs offer a wide range of advanced features to ensure your full online privacy. Neither keeps any logs. However, being based in the US, PIA falls under the country’s notorious data retention laws, whereas ExpressVPN is based in the British Virgin Islands, an online privacy supporter. PIA offers low prices and a 7-day money-back guarantee, while ExpressVPN is more expensive, but offers a 30-day refund policy.
PIA shows relatively good connection speeds, but ExpressVPN remains the fastest premium VPN available today. And even though its network of servers is larger than that of ExpressVPN, PIA is unable to access geoblocked sites such as Netflix and doesn’t work in China. Meanwhile, ExpressVPN is virtually unstoppable by any online barrier. Both VPNs offer excellent encryption and security features including a kill switch, WiFi security, and support for multiple protocols (OpenVPN, PPTP, and L2TP/IPSec). However, ExpressVPN rises above PIA with its split-tunneling feature. ExpressVPN also provides superb customer support via live chat, while PIA is limited to a sluggish ticketing system. On the other hand, while you can connect up to three devices simultaneously with ExpressVPN, PIA allows you to connect up to five devices.
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