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ExpressVPN Review

The VPN market is getting crazier with time, with a lot of competition in it, but ExpressVPN knows how to stand out and grab customers.

Everyone wants to have a VPN from the best and most reputed company. That’s why I’m reviewing ExpressVPN this time. ExpressVPN is a well-established company based in the British Virgin Islands. It has more than 2000 servers in 148 locations that allow you to access secure private networks worldwide. This all sounds interesting, but I want to see how it works.

Today, I’ll be taking you through ExpressVPN — the product’s pros and cons, features, how much it costs, customer support, and the apps. Next, we’ll answer some interesting FAQs about ExpressVPN. In the end, we’ll decide if it is a solid choice for you or not. Let’s get right into it…     

Pros & Cons

Before I take you deeper into the review, Let’s go over the best and worst features of ExpressVPN.

Pros: 

Speed: ExpressVPN doesn’t slow down the internet speed. Overall, it has excellent speed worldwide.

Customer Support: Most of the customers claim that their customer support was really helpful.

No Logging: ExpressVPN doesn’t keep logs of your data, like your IP address, Passwords, browsing history, traffic, etc.

Works In China: Most VPNs failed to work in China, but ExpressVPN works in China.

Unblocks Netflix: ExpressVPN unblocks Netflix and other streaming sites.


Cons:

Simultaneous Connections: ExpressVPN offers only five simultaneous connections for each subscription, which is very little compared to NordVPN and other competitors.  

Browser Extension: You can’t access their browser extension unless you have the ExpressVPN app.    

Features Of ExpressVPN

Does ExpressVPN Logs My Data?

ExpressVPN Logs Policy

Credit: Express VPN

Before purchasing a VPN, make sure that your data is protected from black hats. However, ExpressVPN understands that you don’t want them to access your data. 

On its “What is a VPN” page, ExpressVPN highlighted that privacy is the fundamental right of every person. We don’t log your files, meaning that the service won’t keep your data with them. ExpressVPN promises that it will never log the IP addresses of the source. Browsing history, traffic, passwords, and metadata, etc.  

However, the service collects some minimal information — the data when you connect to the server, which app version you are using, and your server choice. 

Another fact, ExpressVPN is based in the British Virgin Islands, just like Surfshark. No one can force the service to submit their data to the US & UK, and it also falls outside of surveillance alliances. 

Can I watch My Favourite Shows On Netflix Using ExpressVPN?

My answer is “Yes”. By using ExpressVPN’s private network, you’ll be able to watch your favorite shows on Netflix and even torrent files by using uTorrent. ExpressVPN can also be called a Netflix VPN.

As a Netflix VPN, the results were quite impressive. It consistently unblocks content from the USA, UK, Japan, Australia, and Japan. Overall, my experience in testing ExpressVPN with Netflix was exciting.

Kill Switch

Consider that you’re using an ExpressVPN network, and your connection dies suddenly. Will your privacy be compromised? My answer is no, your privacy won’t be compromised. This is due to the kill switch feature of ExpressVPN. The kill switch automatically kills whatever software or website you were using, if the VPN disconnects. This is the key feature of any VPN, and ExpressVPN calls it a “Network lock feature”. In short, your privacy will be protected with a kill switch.

Split Tunneling     

Split tunneling allows you to access VPN and local networks simultaneously. This comes in handy if you need access to a private network and a public network at the same time. You can use this feature for printing while downloading files (just by encrypting your torrent ).

To access this feature, you just need to select which apps will use the VPN. It’s easy to add and remove the apps, but you’ll need to disconnect the VPN while adding or removing apps.


Compatible With Tor  

This is the highlighted feature of ExpressVPN. You’re free to use ExpressVPN with Tor (The Onion Router). Tor is a special browser that allows its users to anonymize their data. Tor allows you to access the dark web, it has a bad reputation because there are many darknet sites where illegal activities can occur. However, Tor also has a positive side since it allows many activists to share important information anonymously.

To access Tor with ExpressVPN, connect your device with VPN first. This will allow you to access the Tor browser even if it’s blocked on your network. Use the Tor browser like a boss because you’ll have extra protection against bugs in the browser. ExpressVPN also has a .onion website in the Tor network.

Pricing- Is It Worth It?

ExpressVPN Price table

Credit: ExpressVPN

Yes, ExpressVPN indeed costs a little bit more than other VPNs. In addition, it doesn’t offer many features as compared to other VPNs. However, I think it deserves the extra price because of how well it performs. It’s a masterpiece when it comes to speed, customer service, reliability, and security.

Options Available

ExpressVPN has three different subscription plans to choose and each comes with a full version of features. Many cheap VPNs only give you a handful of features. 

              Term Length                Monthly Price
                01 Month Plan                12.95 USD
                06 Months Plan                9.99 USD
                12 Months Plan                8.32 USD

No matter which subscription you have, you’ll be able to switch between unlimited servers. With each subscription, you get 5 simultaneous connections at once. You can get additional connections by setting up a VPN router. After that, you’ll be able to connect an unlimited number of devices with each subscription.   

Customer Support – Helpful Or Not 

Sometimes you may have problems with your ExpressVPN. In that case, you’ll need a customer support team that is always available and knowledgeable. However, we find out ExpressVPN is a very stable and reliable VPN. Let’s see what kind of customer support ExpressVPN has.  

Key Features

ExpressVPN has 24/7 live chat support which can be accessed through live chat and email. As a straightforward person, this kind of support is enough for me. However, they also offer customer support in the disguise of articles that contains helpful content, like setup guides, how-to-fix articles, etc. 

I tested its 24/7 live chat on several occasions, and I was shocked to see an immediate response from the support team. I waited for only five minutes to get a response. The support option is associated with Zendesk. Zendesk is software that helps businesses to improve their customer relationships. However, if you don’t trust third-party software like Zendesk, then I’d recommend using email support.

Apps – Which Platforms Are Supported?

The milk of every VPN service is how better its apps perform on every device. ExpressVPN develops apps for almost every device, which makes it a popular VPN around the globe.

Supported Devices

  • Windows
  • macOS
  • Android
  • iOS
  • Linux
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Android TV 

With these apps, you’ll be able to turn VPN ON/OFF, select your favorite server, and can talk to customer support if needed. People are happy with ExpressVPN apps because their apps are easy to use. Plus, they are having a rating of 4.1 on the play store.  

How does ExpressVPN compare with your favorite VPNs? 

Time to compare ExpressVPN with the two most popular VPNs available in the market, IPVanish, and NordVPN.

ExpressVPNNordVPNIPVanishVPN
Avg Speed135 Mbps115 Mbps64 Mbps
Encryption TypeAES 256-bitAES 256-bitAES 256-bit
Kill SwitchYesYesYes
Records Identifying LogsNoNoNo
Allows TorrentingYesYesYes
Unblocks NetflixYesYesYes
Unblocks Amazon PrimeYesYesNo
Unblocks HuluYesYesNo
Monthly Cost 12.95 USD11.95 USD10 USD
Money-back guarantee 30 Days30 Days30 Days
Overall Rating9.19.78.3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is ExpressVPN free to use?

ExpressVPN is not free to use. There is no free version or trial of ExpressVPN, but you’ll get a 30-day money-back guarantee if you cancel your order before the first billing date.

Is ExpressVPN illegal to use?   

In the United States, there is no ban or restriction to use ExpressVPN. However, the use of VPNs is not allowed in all countries, so in some countries like China, ExpressVPN may be illegal.

Conclusion

Finally, I can proudly recommend ExpressVPN to all of our readers. as it’s very easy to use, performs very well, and allows us to watch our favorite shows on Netflix and torrent movies. I’d recommend ExpressVPN to people who want a secure network, a network with over 2000 servers worldwide. This VPN can be a perfect match for a person who wants to watch movies on Netflix and torrent files. However, I’d not recommend this VPN to those people who would like to have a dedicated IP address and unlimited simultaneous connections.

I hope you enjoyed the post!

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