BolehVPN offers 4 different VPN packages. The only difference among the packages is the subscription length. Therefore, a 30 days subscriber is using the same VPN and features as an annual subscriber. Other packages include 2 months and 6 months subscriptions. The prices are affordable for most who are interested in VPN. A single year VPN package costs $79.99.
There is also a paid 7 day trial as well as a 1 day free trial. Honestly, we are not very happy with their free trial options because it is very hard to make accurate assumptions about the VPN in 24 hours. Furthermore, in our opinion trial accounts should be free.
The provider’s VPN network consists of servers in Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, United Kingdom and United States. There is a server in Malaysia also, however, just for surfing and streaming. There apparently is going to be a new server in Japan added to the network in the near future as the current one was closed due to abuse. Considering the size of the provider there is a good selection of servers in Europe. However, there are almost no servers in all other regions. Therefore, it may discourage a lot of clients that are looking for a non European IP addresses.
Unlike most other VPN providers, BolehVPN does not support PPTP protocol and supports L2TP and OpenVPN protocols only. Since PPTP is regarded as relatively lackluster protocol security wise, we do not think of it as a drawback.
For the default protocol they use a 128bit AES encryption, though with some OpenVPN servers 256bit encryption is obtainable. It is far from the best encryption possible but it covers needs of a casual VPN user.
BolehVPN accepts payments via PayPal, Credit Card, Liberty Reserve, Malaysian bank-in and Bitcoin. PayPal/CC are very popular options that are widely accessible while Bitcoin provides that extra bit of anonymity. Therefore, every user should have no problems finding and choosing the preferred payment option.
You can ask BolehVPN team questions about the service via live chat that is available during working hours in Malaysia only and by opening a ticket. Considering that the company is relatively small we should not expect them to offer a 24/7 support. However, when we take into account the time they have been providing VPN service it gets a little surprising.
Just like most other VPN clients BolehVPN is very easy to set up and use. It also offers the main features required by any VPN client. What makes the client special is the fact that you can choose from different types that are tailored to offer different features: no encryption, regular VPN, with SOCKS proxies, dedicated for streaming, 256bit AES encryption.
Not only BolehVPN does not keep any connection logs, they are located in outside of the USA and Europe. That makes it even harder for the US or European governments to approach the company.
The speed test we carried out showed no significant download speed losses. However, we lost about a quarter of our upload speed and a slight increase in ping. Overall, we were satisfied with speeds and the stability of the connection since we did not notice any service instability while we were using the VPN for few days.
BolehVPN targets clients who are concerned for their security though offers features for people looking to bypass geo-restrictions as well. However, a protocol used by default is weaker than the most privacy focused VPN providers like NordVPN offer thus you will most likely find a better option if you are looking for a security focused VPN.