IPVanish is one of the VPN providers that has over decade of experience. The company has been offering VPN services since 1998 and since then earned a well known and respected name in among VPN users.
IPVanish offers 3 main VPN packages depending on the length of your subscription. The cheapest package is 1 month plan for $10. If 1 month is too little for you, you may look at the 3 month plan that costs $26.99 or their best value 1 year plan costing $77.99 a year. Additionally among these three plans we would like to see a half a year plan for those looking for a middle ground between short term and long term subscription plans available now. What we like and highly appreciate is that the provider does not differentiate the users by their subscription packages and their packages include the same features making the subscription length the only difference. IPVanish does not provide a free trial to test their services, though they do have a 7 Day Money Back Guarantee.
There are 141 servers to choose from providing access to most geo-restricted content as well as servers close to you regardless of where you are located. The biggest concentration of servers just like with others VPN providers are Europe (69) and the USA (41). The server variety should be more than enough to find the server suitable for anybody’s needs whether you are interested in bypassing restrictions or having a fast connection with a minimally effected latency.
IPVanish supports 3 main protocols used by VPN providers: PPTP, L2TP and OpenVPN. Even though there are no unique protocols supported, these 3 options have proved to be enough for most of the VPN users as they offer reliable IP change and security.
You can chose from 4 different options to pay for IPVanish VPN service: Credit Card, PayPal, Worldpay and Bitcoin. While Credit Card and PayPal options payment options are offered by most of the online services, we consider Bitcoin to be the most important payment method since it reflects the privacy idea of VPN. Therefore, we are happy with the payment options we can choose from.
You may contact IPVanish customer and tech support 24/7/365. However, to our surprise, they do not offer a live support. Even though most of us find live chat to be more engaging than e-mails and provide faster service, we were not too disappointed as we received e-mail response with answers to our questions within 10 minutes. Of course, having followup questions may add to even bigger time differences compared to live support and thus we are looking forward to seeing live support implemented by IPVanish in the future.
The IPVanish client has features that allows you to select servers filtering the list by server speed, location or even using a map view. Moreover, there is a support tab implemented in the client to allow quick contact with IPVanish support team. The software Works on Windows, iOS, Mac and Android operating systems making it accessible for most users.
Using the IPVanish VPN we have not noticed any significant changes in speed and overall are happy with stability of the connection.
Some of you may remember IPVanish as a log keeping VPN provider. However, times change and so did IPVanish. The provider understood people’s needs of a VPN like NordVPN that keeps no logs at all and became very attractive VPN provider for anyone.