There are 3 different plans offered by Boxpn that differ in the subscription length only. The cheapest plan is 1 month package for $9.99 followed by a 3 month package that costs $19.98 and the best value package is the annual plan for $35.88 only. The only thing missing here is the lack of free trial which unfortunately is not offered by Boxpn.
The VPN network consist of over 200 servers that are located mainly in Europe and North America. However there are server outside these regions as well (Panama, Australia, Singapore and Argentina). There is an apparent lack of servers in Asia and Africa making it quite an unfavorable option to chose if you live there or have plans traveling because of the increased ping due to the distance to the closest server.
Boxpn supports supports 4 different protocols: OpenVPN, L2TP, PPTP and SSTP. Even though these protocols should cover everyone’s needs we found one specific fact a little discouraging. Boxpn uses 128 bit encryption to secure our data while the there are providers that use 256 encryption at least with OpenVPN connection to provide better information security on the most popular protocol.
Providing a variety of different payment options is very important and Boxpn is lacking there. Even though they do provide ability to pay using PayPal, Credit Card, Perfect Money and many other options, they do not offer a crucial option for most VPN providers – Bitcoin that provides the highest anonymity of all the payment possibilities.
Unlike other popular VPN providers Boxpn does not have a 24/7 customer support. They also do not have a live chat support making contact using tickets the only option. For some people it may be a big deal if they want to know that they are able to resolve any issue whatever time of a day it is.
Unfortunately Boxpn does not have their own VPN client and recommends using OpenVPN client. It may prevent them from delivering the latest features and security measures to their clients via VPN client updates. It is also slightly more complicated to set up due to the need of configuration files.
Boxpn does not monitor your online activity and thus does not maintain any connections logs that could be used against you. Such log policy ensures that the government is not able to receive information on what you have been doing while connected to VPN servers. No log policy should be followed by every VPN provider as privacy is one of the reasons to use VPN.
Despite hearing good reviews about Boxpn speeds we were dissatisfied by our test results. We observed various drops in download speed ranging from 30% to 80%. And out of the 10 servers we have tested only two of them maintain our speed higher than 50% of our original download speed.
Boxpn is a very cheap VPN. However it has a lot of drawbacks like server locations, encryption strength and the server speeds. None of these things we were missing while using NordVPN that in our opinion is a much better option than Boxpn, even though it is slightly more expensive.