fastest vpn review

FastestVPN Review

FastestVPN headquarters are located in the Cayman Islands which provides you with a long list of features at reasonable rates.

FastestVPN has P2P servers which operate in 39 countries which is a plus for those who love torrenting files. The service offers customizable apps for almost all the platforms like Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and Linux and extensions for browsers like Chrome and Firefox. Besides all these, it allows you to spread your subscription to 15 devices. 

In this detailed review, I’ll be going through its pros and cons, features, privacy policy, and many more. After that, I’ll be telling you about how fast it is, what subscriptions are available, and what the customer supports is like. In the end, you’ll be free to decide whether it is good or bad for you.

So grab a bunch of popcorn and dive right into it…..

➤ Pros & Cons:

Before getting deeper into the review. Let’s go over the best and worst features of FastestVPN. 

Pros:

  • Subscriptions are available at cheaper rates
  • Ability to unblock Netflix and Disney+
  • Allows to spread your subscription up to 15 devices
  • Allows you to torrent files

Cons:

  • No security audit
  • Failed to unblock Amazon Prime, Hulu, BBC iPlayer
  • Window apps have some bugs
  • A limited network of servers

➤ Features Of FastestVPN

  Features  FastestVPN
  Kill Switch  Yes
  IP Addresses  Currently Static
  Netflix  Yes
  Torrenting  Yes
  No-log Policy  Yes
  Simultaneous Connections  15 Connections

➤ FastestVPN Subscription Plans

Image Credit: FastestVPN

FastestVPN is considered the cheaper VPN available in the market. There are simple three options available to purchase their subscription. You can choose one monthly plan, 1-year plan, or 3-year plan. One thing to remember the longer the length of the subscription the less you’ll be charged. All of the fastest VPN subscriptions come with the same features. One subscription allows you to switch from server to server and also you can spread your subscription up to 15 devices.

There is a 15-day money-back guarantee if you want to test this VPN. But one thing to note is that the time interval is shorter than 30 days. 

FastestVPN accepts payments through credit cards or PayPal. If you want to purchase a subscription with Bitcoin or any other anonymous payment method, then you’re out of luck with FastestVPN.

➤ Servers All Around The World

FastestVPN Servers

Image Credit: FastestVPN

FastestVPN has more than 250 servers in 40+ countries, which is considered the smallest VPN network I’ve tested.

FastestVPN claims that they’ve several servers in many countries. But when I counted the number of servers on its apps it was less as mentioned on their website. Many VPNs provide their users with false information, which builds less trust.  

The best server of FastestVPN is considered to be the US server which provides me with faster speeds during tests. However, the servers in Australia, Canada, and India seemed to be slow.

➤ FastestVPN Apps

Image Credit: FastestVPN

One of the finest things about FastestVPN is that its apps are lightweight and easy to set up. Their app designs are very attractive and easy to understand once you use them. The FastestVPN apps cover a large variety of platforms. You can get FastestVPN for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, and Linux.

FastestVPN windows clients are welcomed with a bright and cheerful interface that can do more than you expect. Your chosen server is clearly visible on the screen and can search for others by using the search feature. There are several options available for the client to choose protocols (OpenVPN, IKEv2, L2TP, PPTP). Many more options like enabling or disabling a kill switch, launching the user with windows, and auto-reconnect.

Their windows app has a Smart Connect option which automatically connects you to the nearest server available. To check how smart it is. However, we tried to connect from the UK location first it lets us connect to Spain, then Italy. Not smart enough, the service provider needs to improve this feature. 

FastestVPN mobile apps are completely different from windows. Their mobile apps offer their clients to choose limited protocols like (OpenVPN, IKEv2, TCP), a kill switch, and basic split tunneling which allows you to choose which app can access VPN and which can’t. If you’re wondering about having an automatic feature, unfortunately, it’s not available for mobile clients.   

Overall FastestVPN mobile apps cover a basic of VPN and have a simple interface that is easy to understand. Some of the users will be dissatisfied because it offers limited protocols. However, FastesVPN mobile apps are worth buying.

➤ Speed 

Previously when I accessed FastestVPN I experienced that speeds were so slow even I can’t access my browser with that speed. The speeds of the FastestVPN were quite opposite to its name. But now after one year, I was so amazed to see that they are paying attention to their feedback and improving their service performance.

While connected to VPN, I experienced great results. For most of the time, I was able to get 400 Mbps of speed on a 500 Mbps connection which is excellent. One thing to remember is that the speed of a VPN varies from server to server.

I tested FastestVPN with the OpenVPN protocol which is a standard VPN protocol. IKEv2 is also available on FastestVPN and if you use that protocol you might experience much faster speeds than the OpenVPN protocol.

➤ Kill Switch 

A  kill switch is commonly known as the Network lock feature which kills all your tabs if your connection disconnects. A kill switch acts as a guard which protects your data or information from being exposed to your Internet Service Provider.

All of the FastestVPN apps come with a Kill switch which kills all of your internet activity when you’re disconnected for a while. A kill switch on my MacOS was enabled automatically which is excellent. However, there was no option available to disconnect your kill switch. No one will want to disable this useful feature.

However, I faced one problem whenever I tried to enable a kill switch on my Android phone, I got a message saying that this feature isn’t available for IKEv2. This implies that you can only use the kill switch on android while using TCP or UDP protocols, which is not good for android clients. I hope FastestVPN will concentrate on this issue and will fix it.

➤ FastestVPN And Netflix

FastestVPN can help you to unblock geo-blocked content and let you watch online streams. For this purpose, we tested the fastest VPN with Netflix US and found that it unblocks Netflix libraries very well.

FastestVPN also unblocks Netflix UK, Canada, HBO, and Disney+. I also tried to unblock Netflix US by trying different servers located in the US, however, it was time-consuming but I found a server that let me watch my favorite show on Netflix.

➤ FastestVPN And Other Streaming Sites

I’d not recommend FastestVPN for streaming because it failed to unblock streaming sites including Amazon Prime, Hulu, BBC iplayer, etc. If you’re looking for a VPN that could unblock all of the streaming sites. I’d recommend you look for NordVPN and ExpressVPN.

➤ FastestVPN And Torrenting

All of the FastestVPN servers are P2P optimized. You can torrent files easily through its servers but the FastestVPN website says not to torrent files on servers like Australia, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, and South Korea.

Its no-log policy and privacy-friendly headquarters make FastestVPN an excellent VPN for torrenting files in privacy.

However, you can’t have a smooth torrenting experience across its network. While connected to the US server I was able to torrent files easily. However, when connected to the Australian server I was unable to torrent files because of its slow speeds.

➤ Customer Support

FastestVPN Customer Service

Image Credit: FastestVPN

I don’t like talking to bots all the time. I’d prefer customer support from a real human. In that regard, FastestVPN is with me. FastestVPN offers their clients 24/7 live chat support from real humans, not from bots. When I tested their 24/7 live chat I was amazed to have such great results. The support team was very quick and didn’t take a minute to make a reply. It provides me with helpful solutions regarding how to set up FastestVPN.

However, when I started questions regarding FastestVPN features, then the answer took time and sometimes failed to answer which means that FastestVPN didn’t have an expert in their team.

➤ Privacy And Logging Activity

On the official website of FastestVPN, it is clearly mentioned that the VPN service does not log your activity which means that they can not log your personal data and don’t track your activity on the recently visited website. 

Getting more deeper into Privacy Policy I found the same message but in more detail. The company says that we do keep your logs in any case. Any of your personal information, websites you recently visited, and the content you usually download- stays only with you.

This is excellent that FastestVPN follows a strict no-log policy. However, While other VPNs available in the market do the same, some popular VPNs like (Tunnel Bear, NordVPN, and more) put themselves to audit, which ensures that they are doing what they promise. While this is a beneficial step and I hope other VPN service providers including FastestVPN will do the same in the future.

➤ Multiple Devices

You’ll get 15 simultaneous connections after purchasing a FastestVPN subscription. This is an excellent offering. These connections were more than enough for the devices I have in my house. Many VPNs failed to provide their clients with 10 simultaneous connections. 

If you’re running an office or something else and you require more simultaneous connections. Don’t worry FastestVPN provides you with 20 more connections for only 2 USD which is a great deal if you don’t mind paying extra money.

Simultaneous connections are the best way to spread your subscription across all of the devices you own. You can share your connections with your friends, family, or anyone else.

😀 Can I Get FastestVPN For Free?

No, you can’t get FastestVPN for free. However, the service offers a 15-day money-back guarantee to test FastestVPN risk-free.

🟡 Does FastestVPN Works In China?

The service claims to work well in China, but just in case when using OpenVPN protocol. This might require some technical expertise to set up, which might be very difficult for those who’re new to VPNs.

🥺 Does FastestVPN Have a Static IP Address? 

 Yes, currently they’re offering static IP addresses that imply your IP does not when you open VPN which is the downside of this VPN.

Yes, currently they’re offering static IP addresses which means that your IP does not change every time when you open this VPN. This is a great downside of this VPN.

🙄 Can FastestVPN Be Considered As The Fastest VPN?

No, it isn’t considered the fastest VPN because I only experienced fast speeds on some of its servers while on some of its servers I wasn’t able to browse properly.

➤ Alternatives Of FastestVPN

Here we’ve mentioned some top alternatives of FastestVPN:

NordVPN is considered in the top list of VPNs providing you with a list of lengthy features. It has more than 5000 servers in 60 countries which is excellent. It’s beneficial for those who love torrenting files and watching online streams. People usually choose this VPN because it is located in Panama which falls outside surveillance alliances.

ExpressVPN is a little bit more expensive than NordVPN, but it deserves to pay more. This VPN service has 5000 remote servers in 190 countries which makes it better than NordVPN. It is almost identical to NordVPN when it comes to logging, security, and unblocking streaming sites like Netflix. But the service also offers router support which is not available on NordVPN.

➤ Final Thoughts

FastestVPN is a solid choice VPN, which is best for those who are looking for a VPN at cheaper rates. As FastestVPN is located in the Cayman Islands, which means the government can’t force the VPN service provider to hand over your data. FastestVPN follows a strict no-log policy and also has good speeds.

I’d not recommend this VPN for those who use VPN for unblocking streaming sites because FastestVPN only unblocks Netflix and Disney+. However, there are many other VPNs available in the market that work with Netflix and other streaming sites as well.

Hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know in the comments if you have any questions regarding this VPN. 

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