VyprVPN review – VPN service by Golden Frog

Have you ever wanted to use a VPN service located in Switzerland where your privacy is %100 safe under the law? Then you might want to give VyprVPN a shot. Founded in 2009, VyprVPN is one of the fastest growing VPN service providing reliable servers in more than 700 location along with 200.000+ IP addresses.

This service is well-known with its dedicated VPN servers as well as its logless policy. In our previous review, VyprVPN provided a great deal of speed performance both in USA and Europe. Yet, time has passed, the company expanded a lot. It is our very job to provide you the latest performance test of this company regarding browsing, torrenting, popcorn time and unblocking websites.

VPN features

  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Simultaneous connection
  • VyprVPN cloud
  • Chameleon protocol
  • Moneyback

VyprVPN

5$/ Month
5$/ Month
  • 3

VyprVPN Premium

6,67$/ Month
6,67$/ Month
  • 5

Let’s see if VyprVPN has developed as much as its competitors have in the last 2 years.

VyprVPN country, server coverage, and performance

2 years ago -when we did our very first test- VyprVPN was only covering 38 countries. Now, the company has more than 700 servers in 64 different countries; counting up more each month… Below you can see the coverage map where the servers are located.

While VyrVPN has done a great job for the America, Europe, and Asia, it lacks a little bit in the African continent. Yet, the coverage is not a great deal if we don’t get a good performance from stable and reliable servers.

There are two important topics we need to point out before the speed test results.

First, the company itself clearly states that you will not be limited to the amount of bandwidth you use. That means non-stop torrenting, downloading and uploading as well as streaming.

Second, VyprVPN installs its own servers to the locations rather than renting a dedicated server which is being configured by someone else. So, we have a special environment where we can get reliable speed. But, how about the speed results we get?

Special discount

Super fast and reliable servers, 24/7 livechat, privacy protection under Switzerland law, great solution for streaming NetFlix and BBC iPlayer. Unlimited download and upload. Try VyprVPN for 3 days now!

6,66$

VyprVPN speed test results

RegionDownload (Mbps)Upload (Mbps)Ping (Ms)
Mobile Speed
Closest server - WiFi11.6723.8274
North America
New York6.020.39271
Chicago5.280.32319
San Francisco4.660.53424
Los Angeles1.660.67411
Canada3.051.81293
MexicoFailedFailedFailed
South America
Brazil1.120.57364
Argentina5.170.87349
Colombia4.431.06350
Uruguay3.650.96350
Europe
England5.550.47148
Germany10.481.46128
France9.784.96130
Spain11.64.52130
Netherlands5.950.73129
Ukraine7.81.6133
Russia8.530.5135
Asia
Hong Kong2.160.97675
Japan0.480.62579
Malaysia0.46Failed778
Africa-Middle east-India
Algeria5.91.09209
Egypt5.340.76200
Israel7.790.74207
Saudi Arabia2.490.98435
India3.420.07457
New Zealand - Australia
New Zealand2.410.92722
Australia2.571.08733

Except the fact that VyprVPN has doubled its coverage, we could not see a great deal of performance change. The speed both from USA and Europe countries are almost the same as our previous test and the upload performance was rather worse than before.

The lack of performance increase does not mean that VyprVPN is giving us a slow browsing experience, it is one of the fastest VPN service provider we have tested so far. We could place it number 2 after HideMyAss. The only issue is that we were expecting better results than before.

Finally, the speed performance on our mobile phone was surprising. Especially the uploading speed was very promising. When you are on social networks; uploading your videos, sending tweets and sharing your stories or videos on Instagram, you will not have any kind of speed problems.

VyprVPN torrenting performance

How long does it take to download a full HD movie (1.7GB) with VyprVPN? We ran this test to give you a general insight how fast VyprVPN is while torrenting.

Average speed we got while downloading this torrent was between 2-3 MB/S. The speed also peaked up to 4 MB/S for few seconds. The movie file was 1.74 GB and it took less than 15 minutes. In other words, start downloading torrent, go to kitchen grab your beer or make a nice coffee. When you are back, your movie will be ready.

Click here to see the image in full size.

VyprVPN Popcorn time Experience – Is it fast enough?

I know some of us are really impatient when it comes to watching a movie or a tv show. We want them to stream the moment we click the download button.

Popcorn time gives you this opportunity. Once you select a media you want to watch, it will immediately start collecting the download seeds. When the downloading speed reaches a certain level, the media file will start.

In order to have a smooth Popcorn time experience, we need a good connection and a great deal of privacy. Let’s see if the VyprVPN gives us what we need.

GIF

It took only 20 seconds to collect the download seeds. Then, I was able to watch the tv show without having any kind of lagging issues. Moreover, please check the image below to have a general idea about the popcorn time download speed.

I took this screen show only a few seconds after I started to download. Download speed above 500 kb/s (for 720p and 1080p videos) will give you smooth video experience.

Average speed we got with this service was around 700 kb/s and VyprVPN passed the popcorn time test successfully.

VyprVPN online gaming experience

Coming soon…

Special discount

Super fast and reliable servers, 24/7 livechat, privacy protection under Switzerland law, great solution for streaming NetFlix and BBC iPlayer. Unlimited download and upload. Try VyprVPN for 3 days now!

6,66$

VyprVPN NetFlix and BBC iPlayer experience

If you are planning to watch NetFlix outside of the USA, you will need a VPN service along with which you can have a USA IP address and stream USA shows. On the other hand, Netflix has been blocking the root domains of the VPN companies and it has almost become impossible to unblock the streaming with a VPN service. Yet, some VPN services are lucky and VyprVPN is one of them.

I tested VyprVPN to watch Iron Fist on Netflix. The streaming performance was great.

Moreover, I was lucky enough to watch the show in full HD.

You can see the download speed on the software and I also pointed the amount of the downloaded part of the show just over the name of the tv show.

Speaking of unblocking Netflix, now it is time to test VyprVPN with BBC iPlayer.

I randomly picked a Tv Show on BBC iPlayer. Above you can see the result.

Verdict!

VyprVPN proved to be working great to unblocked streaming both for Netflix and BBC iPlayer. Moreover, VyprVPN is one of the top VPN service provider giving you the possibility to watch Netflix and BBC iPlayer in full HD quality.

Pricing and refund policy

Contrary to other VPN service providers, VyprVPN has two different plans and pricing. The normal plan gives you a normal speed experience as well as 3 simultaneous connection opportunity only for 5$/Month. The premium plan -I suggest you go for- has a dedicated cloud service. This will help us to get better speed performance. Moreover, we can have 5 simultaneous connection. Finally, the premium plan has a unique feature called “Chameleon” which can defeat VPN blocking technologies. This plan will cost us 6,67$/Month.

VPN features

  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Simultaneous connection
  • VyprVPN cloud
  • Chameleon protocol
  • Moneyback

VyprVPN

5$/ Month
5$/ Month
  • 3

VyprVPN Premium

6,67$/ Month
6,67$/ Month
  • 5

If you are not willing to give any bucks before experiencing that VyprVPN is working properly or not, you can click here and register a trial account for 3 days.

You have to use your credit card to register a trial account. But, you can cancel the account anytime you want.

How about refunds?

VyprVPN gives you the chance to try their service for three days. During this trial period, you can simply cancel your account. Once your account is active and you start using this service, you cannot ask for a refund.

VyprVPN download desktop software and mobile apps

So far we have reviewed more than 5 companies and all those companies developed new desktop software. However, VyrVPN has not changed much. The software looks almost same as the one I used 2 years ago.

The main interface gives you an insight into what is going on in the VPN software.

  • Lock area shows your public IP addresses. Once you are connected to a VPN server, your IP address will be converted into VyprVPN IP address.
  • You can also learn how long you have been connected to VPN server.
  • You may also learn the VPN protocol type as well as if the NAT firewall -additional security layer- is on or not.
  • The red bars on the right indicates the unsecured connection while the blue does vice versa.

Contrary to being an old desktop software, VyprVPN has so much feature you can make use of.

Let’s take a look at the features briefly:

  • Automatic reconnect: This feature helps you to reconnect to selected VPN server in case you may lose your connection.
  • Connect on start: A general feature that you can select when the software will connect to VyprVPN servers.
  • Kill Switch: In case you need full privacy, Kill Switch feature becomes handy. This feature will shut down all of your internet traffic when you are disconnected from VPN server.
  • Wi-fi: Taking the security next level, there is always a chance that you may connect your devices to unsecured Wi-fi networks such as Starbucks, pubs, hotels etc… In order to keep your privacy on if you are connected to an untrusted Wi-fi, VyprVPN will automatically take the control on and connect you to a secure VPN server.

There is another menu you can choose any protocol you want and configure them to your liking. Simply choose a security level you want to encrypt your connection. If you do believe that you need greater protection you can always go for 256-bit encryption.

Security protocols

VyprVPN has 4 different protocols. On one hand, you can use OpenVPN, L2TP, and PPTP which you can also find on other VPN services. On the other hand, we have Chameleon 256 bit special encryption you can use if you need a dedicated encryption. Chameleon works great if you are living in a country with a great deal of censorship.

Thanks to VyprVPN and its Chameleon technology, you will be easily connected to a VPN server in China and bypass their great firewall.

Greater encryption you have, the lesser speed you will get.
Special discount

Super fast and reliable servers, 24/7 livechat, privacy protection under Switzerland law, great solution for streaming NetFlix and BBC iPlayer. Unlimited download and upload. Try VyprVPN for 3 days now!

6,66$

VyprVPN for mobile devices

VyprVPN has a very simple and easy to use mobile app both for Android and iOS users. I have downloaded the Android version from Google Play.

In a single menu, you can do almost everything you need with this app.

On the screen, you can choose your desired settings for the untrusted Wi-Fi, kill switch and block malicious websites. You can also scroll to left and check the download and upload speed. The last scroll will bring to a page where you can see the logs.

Moreover, VyprVPN has a dedicated mobile app connection options where you can do some more adjustment.

In the protocol menu, there are 3 different protocols which will give you a great deal of privacy. I am a little bit surprised not to see PPTP protocol in the mobile menu. Not many countries can provide great mobile carrier connection as they do in the United States. Knowing the fact that higher encryption will slow down the mobile connection speed, I believe PPTP feature is a necessity.

Finally, regardless of the speed we had from desktop software, VyprVPN gave us an amazing result on the mobile. 11MB/S download and 23MB/S upload speed results are fast enough to name them one of the fastest mobile VPN service provider on the market.

Free services from VyprVPN

Under Golden Frog brand there is a free service called “CYPHER”, a mobile app you can chat with your friends in a secure way. Other than that, there is no free app you can make use of at the moment.

I have checked the app feedbacks and I saw plenty of bad reviews. Hope to see some more improvement and fixes soon.

Is VyprVPN working properly?

I have tested VyprVPN for more than 2 weeks and It has been working fine both on the desktop and mobile environment. Time to time I had some issue on the mobile carrier connections. VyprVPN had some difficulties while assigning the IP addresses.

VyprVPN is not connecting to VPN server properly? Then you will need some extra help here.

You can always connect to their 24/7 live support service. But! Are they on 24/7?

Take a look at my live chat experience below.

Customer support

I had a problem to reactive my account as I had to accept the terms once again. However, I could not find the proper page to make this happen. Therefore, I wanted to contact to live chat. After waiting few minutes -even I was the number one on the queue, nobody appeared online to answer my question.

I left the live chat.

After few minutes, I received an email.

We fixed the problem.

VyprVPN logging policy! Does VyprVPN keep logs?

VyprVPN is located in Switzerland where Article 13 – Right to privacy indicates:

1. Every person has the right to privacy in their private and family life and in their home, and in relation to their mail and telecommunications.

2. Every person has the right to be protected against the misuse of their personal data.

Except for the law here is the list of the data collected by VyprVPN:

  • Users IP address
  • VyprVPN IP addresses used by the user
  • A total number of bytes used.

Summing up!

Speed, reliability, stability, dedicated software working in many platforms and great customer support are what we have been looking for while picking a VPN service provider. You can easily find this combination in VyprVPN except the fact that they are collection some of your data. Yet, you are still under the protection of Switzerland law.

All of the test we have run so far, VyprVPN has passed them all. It is working great while streaming Popcorn time, Netflix, BBC iPlayer; you will get enough speed performance while downloading a torrent file. Moreover, the promised unlimited bandwidth will help you download and upload as much as you want.

Finally, the unique Chameleon protocol will be so handy to unblock any content you want while you are in China, Iran, Russia etc…

Do not forget! You can always give a VyprVPN trial a shot before buying this service. Claim your 3 days trial now!

Special discount

Super fast and reliable servers, 24/7 livechat, privacy protection under Switzerland law, great solution for streaming NetFlix and BBC iPlayer. Unlimited download and upload. Try VyprVPN for 3 days now!

6,66$
7.6 Total Score
Great streaming!

You will not be upset once you start using VyprVPN. The dedicated VPN service works great for streaming, hiding your identity, Netflix, BBC iPlayer, torrenting, and popcorn time. The company keeps some logs. Yet, you are still protected by Switzerland laws.

Performance
8
Software
7
Price
8.5
Customer support
7
PROS
  • Great speed for torrents and popcorn time
  • Working great for Netflix and BBC iPlayer
  • Reliable speeds especially on Europe and USA servers
CONS
  • Keep some logs
  • IP assigning issue on the mobile devices
  • Restricted money-back guarantee
Add your review

Join VPNxD newsletter

Get the latest news about VPN services, privacy news and security tips right into your box.

Thanks! All done!

Something went wrong!

We will be happy to hear your thoughts

Leave a reply

Your total score

VpnXD

Send this to a friend