ExpressVPN vs VyprVPN vs 2017

After comparing these VPNs, we have a winner!

 
 

Which VPN is better?

Technical writer, ex-robot manual creator gone privacy enthusiast/VPN expert
ExpressVPN and VyprVPN are based out of the British Virgin Islands and Switzerland, respectively. This gives Express a slight lead on privacy, as the British Virgin Islands is an extremely privacy-friendly country, while Switzerland, though not located in a 5-eyes country, is considered a second-tier cooperative country. Both VPNs work well in getting around the Great Firewall of China, though VyprVPN does have a slight edge with its Chameleon technology, preventing deep packet inspection. Vypr boasts a large country and server count, but Express, as usual, takes the lead in this regard by quite a bit. Though neither is particularly strong in this department, Express also comes out ahead by 1 in simultaneous connections, with 3 versus Vypr’s 2. Surprisingly, VyprVPN also does not accept Bitcoin for payment (most leading VPNs do), putting Express ahead here as well.
 
Rating
Features
  • 4.9
  • 4.1
Pricing
  • 4.9
  • 4.3
Ease of Use
  • 5.0
  • 4.7
Reliability & Support
  • 5.0
  • 4.6
 

Reviews

Expert Review

Ran Greenberg
New-Media and online expert, Venture Capitalist and investor
  • 4.9

They claim to be the fastest VPN around, and while I am normally cynical about such claims, I honestly can say this was the fastest VPN I have tried. Their special feature, “VPN Speed Test,” lets users check how fast their VPN server is working so that they can chop and change the location that is fastest for them. They also have a plethora of servers - 1000+ in 145 locations across 94 countrie

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Latest positive user review
Karry L.
  • 5.0
Really knowledgeable techical staff The best thing about this app is their support team. After I installed the app I was having trouble watching Netflix and Jack was able to find a fix for me in a few minutes. Really, really glad this app still works. Worth it for the amazing service.
Latest negative user review
Derek
  • 1.0
Overrated vpn service Really overrated and overpriced vpn service. The speed are really poor especially with US servers. The only thing customer service offers is to get refunded instead of trying to solve your problem. They should really pay more attention to speeds as rated very good and sometimes take a look to chats what customer guys are typing
Expert Review

Ariel Hochstadt
Ex-Google, International tech speaker
  • 4.1

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

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Latest positive user review
Anonymously
  • 5.0
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.
Latest negative user review
Nick
  • 1.0
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.
Latest positive user review
Karry L.
  • 5.0
Really knowledgeable techical staff The best thing about this app is their support team. After I installed the app I was having trouble watching Netflix and Jack was able to find a fix for me in a few minutes. Really, really glad this app still works. Worth it for the amazing service.
Anonymously
  • 5.0
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.
Latest negative user review
Derek
  • 1.0
Overrated vpn service Really overrated and overpriced vpn service. The speed are really poor especially with US servers. The only thing customer service offers is to get refunded instead of trying to solve your problem. They should really pay more attention to speeds as rated very good and sometimes take a look to chats what customer guys are typing
Nick
  • 1.0
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.
 

Pricing

Starting price $6.67/ month $9.95/ month
Money Back Guarantee (Days) 30 30
Devices per license 3 5
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 The Bottom Line

Daniel Krohn
Technical writer, ex-robot manual creator gone privacy enthusiast/VPN expert

While both VPNs are very strong, and both are in our top 5 category, Express takes the lead. Even with VyprVPN’s Chameleon technology, which offers very strong encryption, it is difficult to ignore the benefits that Express brings to the table, like their excellent customer service (24/7 chat), 14 methods of payment, ability to access Torrents on all servers and built-in speed test. Not to mention that Express is quite adept at getting through to Netflix, while Vypr, though not yet out of the fight, is known to have some issues. We have to go with Express on this one. More Info