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 70+ countries along with 200.000+ IP addresses.
This service is well-known for its dedicated VPN servers as well as its log less policy. Furthermore, in our previous VyprVPN review, VyprVPN provided a great deal of speed performance both in USA and Europe. Yet, the time has passed, the company expanded a lot. Our updated VyprVPN review will give you the most accurate information about this company along with plenty of performance, software, security tests.
- Unlimited Bandwidth
- Simultaneous connection
- VyprVPN cloud
- Chameleon protocol
Let’s see if VyprVPN has developed as much as its competitors have in the last 2 years.
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 70+ 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 America, Europe, and Asia, it lacks a little bit on the African continent. Yet, the coverage is not a great deal if we don’t get 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?
VyprVPN speed test results
|Region||Download (Mbps)||Upload (Mbps)||Ping (Ms)|
|Closest server - WiFi||11.67||23.82||74|
|New Zealand - Australia|
Except for 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. However, the performance is not even close to the VPNUnlimited and SaferVPN. 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 an HD TV series (457 MB) with VyprVPN? We ran this test to give you a general insight into how fast VyprVPN is while torrenting.
Average speed we got while downloading this torrent was between 1.5 – 2.3 MB/S. The speed also peaked up to 2.7 MB/S for few seconds. The download took less than 10 minutes. In other words, start downloading torrent, go to the kitchen grab your beer or make a nice coffee. When you are back, your movie will be ready.
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 stability. Let’s see if the VyprVPN gives us what we need.
It took only 20 seconds to collect the download seeds. Then, I was able to watch the tv show without having any kind of lag issues. Moreover, please check the image below to have a general idea about the popcorn time download speed.
With the speed seen above, you will be able to watch Full HD popcorn time videos. VyprVPN passed the speed performance with pretty impressive results. Highly recommended for impatient guys!
VyprVPN online gaming experience
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. But! Netflix has been blocking the root domains of the VPN companies and it has almost become impossible to unblock the streaming with a VPN. Still, some of the 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 out 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.
VyprVPN proved to be working great to unblock streaming both for Netflix and BBC iPlayer.
Note: If you happen to face any streaming issues, make sure to contact customer support to find out the proper server.back to menu ↑
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$/Month. The premium plan -I suggest you go for- has a dedicated cloud service. This will help us to get a better speed performance. Moreover, we can have 5 simultaneous connections.
Finally, the premium plan has a unique feature called “Chameleon” which can defeat VPN blocking technologies. This plan will cost us 6,67$/Month.
- Unlimited Bandwidth
- Simultaneous connection
- VyprVPN cloud
- Chameleon protocol
If you are not willing to give any bucks before experiencing that VyprVPN is working properly or not, you can register a trial account for 3 days.
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.back to menu ↑
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 the same as the one I used 2 years ago.
As for 2019, the company only added kill switch feature to the front end so that you can easily switch it on and off. Other than this change, here is what you can do with VyprVPN software.
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 the 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.
- The new version of the software has “Kill Switch and Block Malicious sites” features. This features will enhance your online anonymity and make sure you stay safe from malicious attacks.
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 the 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 the VPN server.
- Wi-fi: Taking the security to the 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.back to menu ↑
VyprVPN has 4 different protocols. On one hand, you can use OpenVPN, L2TP, and PPTP (Windows only) 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 dedicated encryption. Chameleon works great if you are living in a country with a great deal of censorship.
The great variety of protocols will both give us speed and performance together. Furthermore, we had the chance to test Chameleon protocol in Turkey and it worked fine for several IPS. Still, it is getting caught by Superonline.
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 the 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.
Other supported devices
Time is moving fast and the number of the VPN required platforms increased a lot. In that matter, VyprVPN offers plenty of options to your liking.
What we liked about the service is that you can use VyprVPN in 9 different platforms without making any manual settings. With the compatible apps above, you can easily install the VPN service to the supported devices.
On the other hand, you will be required to do some manual adjustment to the platforms below.
Overall, most of the devices in our daily usage circle are supported by VyprVPN and simultaneous connection up to 5 different devices is good enough to cover most of them. After the upgrades and new compatible platforms, VyprVPN deserves a brand new + point to the “Software” rating.
Free services from VyprVPN
Under the 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.
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 with the mobile carrier connections. The app 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.
Last but not least, if you do plan to go to China and looking for a VPN service working under great firewall, VyprVPN can be your top-notch choice. They have a dedicated monitoring server status minute by minute.back to menu ↑
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 a few minutes -even I was the number one on the queue, nobody appeared online to answer my question.
I left the live chat.
After a few minutes, I received an email.
We fixed the problem.back to menu ↑
Log 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.
As for 2019, VyprVPN sent its users an email stating that: “VyprVPN is the World’s First Publicly Audited No Log VPN Service”.
From now on, VyprVPN does not collect any data stated above and VyprVPN is now a log free VPN service provider in the market. We will dig more into this and make sure these are not just promotional words.
Lastly, you can also take a look at the VyprVPN audit and check more about the data safety process.
Speed, reliability, stability, dedicated software working on many platforms and great customer support are what we have been looking for while picking a VPN service provider. VyprVPN meets all of these expectations and they are now a log free VPN provider operating under 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, and Turkey.
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. Brand new no log policy will help you enhance your online anonymity.
- Great speed for torrents and popcorn time
- Working great for Netflix and BBC iPlayer
- Reliable speed -especially on Europe and USA servers
- No log policy (publicly audited)
- IP assigning issue on the mobile devices
- Restricted money-back guarantee
You cannot imagine how it feels living in a country where the censorship peaks to top level. That is why I decided to start VPNxD to fight for true online freedom not for my homeland but for all world. On VPNxD, I am responsible both for reviews and “how-to-do” articles.