Value for Money
Summary : Vypr VPN is a quality VPN provider with several great features.
Golden Frog, the company behind VyprVPN, has proven itself a force to be reckoned with in the industry. The company owns its own clusters of servers, located in Asia, Europe and North America. They also own the networks to the centers housing these servers which means that they are able to deliver tremendous speeds, an important component of any VPN service.
Based in Switzerland, the company is outside the jurisdiction of data retention laws set forth by the EU and NSA. With more than 700 servers and 200,000 IP addresses, VyprVPN deserves more than a passing glance by anyone looking to install VPN software on their computer or mobile device.
Unlike other providers who offer a single package at different price points, Vypr has split their offering into three separate packages. We advise staying away from the basic package, as you can only use PPTP, a protocol with encryption that is not considered secure. The next two packages, on the other hand, are excellent options.
For the budget conscious, the basic plan is an affordable one. Prices top out at just under $20.00 per month for premier services, and users realize a cost savings by signing up for a yearly package.
- Basic – You pay $9.99 per month for the basic package but, as we said, it is not the ideal option for most users.
- Pro – You pay $14.99 per month for the pro package that features two connections, unlimited data usage and NAT firewall.
- Premier – You pay $19.99 per month for the premier package that features three connections, unlimited data usage and NAT firewall.
Each package allows you to be billed annually if you choose, providing you with a significant cost savings.
Vypr has one of the best customer support teams in the industry. The team is available to you around the clock 365 days per year. The company promises to answer any question submitted via email within 15 minutes. If even 15 minutes is too long for you to wait, you can receive an instant answer via Vypr’s chat system. We tested both systems and were extremely pleased with the response times and the easy to understand, helpful answers.
Privacy and Security
There are definite security flaws with VyprVPN’s basic package, not because of the company, but because PPTP is known to have these flaws. Because of this, we cannot recommend the basic package in good faith.
That said, the company’s Pro and Premium packages utilize OpenVPN which is unbreakable. We recommend these packages to any consumer with a desire for a VPN client. The company claims that they do not log their customers’ activity and we cannot prove that this is the case. The company is located outside of the jurisdictions that require logging, so we’re comfortable taking their word for it at this time.
The VyprVPN Website
The Vypr website is easy to navigate and has a clean, professional look. We found the site incredibly easy to use. You don’t need to know anything about VPN software to utilize Vypr’s site. All of the information that you need about the service is clearly provided.
Signing up for VyprVPN is as easy as it can be, just follow the on-screen instructions. Every package is bundled with a three-day trial. If you decide that the service isn’t for you, be sure to cancel when your trial ends to avoid being charged. This is a feature not offered by many VPN providers, so kudos to Vypr!
Once you verify your email address, you download the installer. Follow the prompts given to you by the Installation Wizard and you will be up and running in mere minutes. Once you have the client installed, you are able to connect to the server of your choice.
If you want to tweak your experience, you can do so from the preferences menu. Do not feel as though you have to tweak anything; the service will operate smoothly for you if you use it as it is automatically set up.
To purchase VyprVPN software, you will need to use Discover, MasterCard, American Express, Visa or PayPal. Bitcoin is not currently accepted.
VyprVPN is available as a dedicated client for both Windows and Mac. If you are using a mobile device, supported systems are iOS and Android. You can use Vypr on your mobile devices via the company’s available apps.
What we like about VyprVPN:
- Ease of set up and use
- Unlimited bandwidth
- Easy to follow instructions for supported devices
- Friendly customer service
- Competitive price points
What we don’t like about VyprVPN:
- Upsells – because Vypr is under the umbrella of Golden Frog, the company does try to upsell their various other products. We could do without this.
VyprVPN has excellent speeds, is easy to use and has reliable software. Customer support is exceptional and quick to answer any questions. Golden Frog has been in business for close to 20 years, giving them much needed experience. Finally, being based in Switzerland, they are not restricted by data retention laws.
Overall, we are happy to recommend VyprVPN to any consumer in need of a VPN client. With a three day trial and a seven day money back guarantee, you really can’t go wrong.