ipvanish vpn reviews

IPVanish is a well know VPN in VPN Industry, they have a lot of servers and also claims to be the fastest and reliable, well as someone who wonders what’s the best, what’s safe, then grab your sit and read this review calmly.

I have used IPVanish for more than a week and I will share with you what it looks like.

Like everything in life, there is always the good and the bad, so IPVanish VPN also, here are the things you might want to consider

  • Is IPVanish reliable? Do they provide good connections without interruptions.
  • Does IPVanish keeps your collected information safe with a good kill switch, is their IP and DNS leak protection real and do they provide secure encryptions.
  • Is IPVanish price worthy for their services?

Well here are the Pros and Cons;

Pros

  • Fast support services, either Email, Live chat or Phone Support
  • They have apps for difference device type, so you can install it on almost all your devices(Friendly to operate)
  • They have awesome privacy features, likes of SOCKS5 Proxy and more, genuine encryption, settings for leak protection
  • They have much servers around the globe, which helps the speedy connections
  • Unlimited devices and high-speed bandwidth

Cons

  • Based in US(Five Eyes)
  • Bad Track records(FBI issues with submitting logs)
  • Doesn’t provide crypto payments

Lets move into more details now;

VPN IPVanish
Based inUS
LogsNo Logs
Price$10.99/mo.
SupportLive Chat, Email,
WebsiteIPVanish
Refunds30 days
SOCKS5 proxyYes

How much does IPVanish really cost?

Well IPVanish prices has changed, but the cost is still within average, not so cost, not so cheap, IPVanish has two different pricing, The pricing for VPN Service only is different from the plan for VPN + Backup(SugarSync) Service varies.

IPVanish has something which is, you pay very low in the first year of subscription and pay full payments In the next year.

The monthly price is $10.99 per month for VPN plan only and 12.99 per month for VPN + Backup plan.

IPVanish VPN montly plans

The yearly plan is $59.99 (billed $4.99 per month) for the First Year, Then $89.99 Per Year for the VPN plan only and $89.99 (billed $7.49 per month) for the First Year, then $109.99 Per Year.

IPVanish VPN Prices

IPVanish VPN Prices

This price can varies and can also be reduced using coupons, also IPVanish has an auto renewal system, you might want to disable it to avoid getting billed unexpectedly.

What payment options do IPVanish accept?

IPVanish accepts only Credit Cards and PayPal and also some other virtual options, such as Apple Pay for iOS users.

ipvanish VPN payment

But the sad part is IPVanish doesn’t offer Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies as a means of payment, which doesn’t look good with those looking to pay anonymously.

So those looking to pay with cryptocurrency are really out of luck.

IPVanish Money-Back guarantee policy

IPVanish has a 30 day money back guarantee here, If you request a refund within the 30 days of signup, the refunds is applicable to the yearly plan and not for monthly.

IPVanish VPN 30 days money back guarantee

Refunds are returned automatically within three business days, even though IPVanish didn’t say anything about refunds for monthly plan, it means you can still apply to get refunds for monthly plan.

Note: Discontinuing a monthly plan in the Control Panel will not initiate a refund process.

IPVanish Servers

IPVanish has a large servers amount

  • 1,900+ Servers around the Globe.
  • 75+ Locations
  • 40,000+ IP Addresses

IPVanish servers seems to be so much in North America and Europe than they do in Asia, Oceania and South America leaving Africa with the least server.

This means some users will enjoy this servers much more than each other depending on regions, at the same time this large servers helps improve users experience.

It also aids in geo-spoofing most especially when you shop online from a differrent location.

Does IPVanish work with Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime?

Yeah, I must say my test with Netflix, I had issues with content hanging bit by bit, but not so badly or harsh, it works perfectly well on Hulu and Amazon Prime, with out compromising connection speed.

This might also varies based on the servers you pick also, but it works so well with this service.

Does IPVanish helps Unblock Websites?

Yes, IPVanish helps unblock websites, they are awesome at this also, so they are good VPN for Unblocking websites.

Who owns IPVanish?

IPVanish was founded in 2012 by Mudhook Marketing as a subsidiary of Highwinds Network Group in Orlando, Florida, Later on StackPath acquired Highwinds Network Group, which also included IPVanish company, now it has been acquired by J2 Global under their Net Protect Business.

J2 Global also acquired Encrypt.me, StrongVPN and also SugarSync, J2 Globals happens to be a parent company for many review websites, like PCMag.

This scenario can bring issues of this review company writing good things about other assets of the parent company.

IPVanish review conclusion

IN picking a VPN or any privacy tool, one of the biggest options we check for is Trust.

The past issues of IPVanish cooperating with the FBI to collect and share user data messed up their trust, even if it did take place under a previous management structure.

Also IPVanish is based in the US and completely falls under US laws – so who knows if this could happen again.

Wells it’s a two way thing now, I went ahead to ask the IPVanish team to make clarifications of their Trust issues with me, and here is the response.

ipvanish trust review

ipvanish trust review

So I won’t still say YES, but nevertheless, you can still use IPVanish VPN for regular activities, more especially their SOCKS5 Proxy, still advisable.

If you have something you want me to add to this or research about IPVanish VPN, comment below

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