Many users claim IP Vanish to be the BEST VPN in 2019, in this post we ask the question, is IP Vanish VPN worth the money?
IP Vanish VPN is without doubt, the most popular, and fastest VPN for Android, Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux and more, plus, you can also set it up straight from the router, if your router supports it.
Many users in the streaming community claim IP Vanish to be the best VPN in 2019. In this post, we will look at the speeds, the service, the app and its security, and ask the question, is IP Vanish worth the money?
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Who are IP Vanish?
IPVanish VPN (also known as IPVanish) is a commercial VPN service based in the United States. While providing end-to-end network encryption, IPVanish allows its users to appear in one of more than 60 different countries.
Widely known for being the fastest VPN available, they can offer speeds that are nearly on par with your standard internet connection, offering very minimal speed loss. IP Vanish maintain their speeds as they are one of the very few VPN‘s that actually own their own servers, so rather than renting from another company (which can also affect logging), they are able to boast of the fastest speeds, and claim to be a 0 log company.
IP Vanish are based inside the United States, which makes them part of the ‘5 eyes jurisdiction‘ .
IP Vanish VPN Features
|TUNNELING PROTOCOLS:||OpenVPN, SOCKS5, and Others|
|LOG FILES:||No Logging|
|LOCATIONS:||60+ countries with 1,200+ servers|
|SUPPORT:||24/7 Live Chat (First Come First Serve)|
|EASE OF USE:||Acceptable|
|PLATFORMS:||Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Routers, Linux|
|RECOMMENDED?||Yes. But there are better options|
IP Vanish has over 1,200 servers (more being constantly added), and spread across over 60 different countries with their main servers being predominantly base in Europe and USA.
IP Vanish Speed Test
As mentioned, IP Vanish is the fastest VPN I have used. When running speed tests, the results were VERY strong. My connection speed at the time without using a VPN varied between 270-300mbps, the result of the IP Vanish Speed test finished with a download speed of 252mbps which meant I hardly lost any of my bandwidth when using IP Vanish .
This is an amazing result, because most of VPN services, apart from Nord VPN eat up a HUGE amount of my bandwidth, there are some instances where my internet speed dropped from 300mbps to 20mbps whilst using a premium VPN that costs $10 per month, which makes IP Vanish really good value for money.
IP Vanish speeds are very consistent, across multiple servers, over different countries, and the real value for money shows, having their own servers is a huge benefit and puts them in the leadership for the fastest VPN of 2019.
IP Vanish VPN App
The IP Vanish VPN app is very clean and one of the best VPN apps for Android. It is full of settings which you can customise to secure your connection, like setting which protocol you want to use, and easy access to multiple countries or servers to connect with.
The app also comes with a ‘Quick Connect’ which will automatically connect you to the best available VPN server.
The IP Vanish app has no bugs, its fast, clean, very easy to use, and also works on Android TV or Firestick.
The biggest downside to IP Vanish VPN is their 0 logs policy. Whilst they claim to offer 0 logs, there was an issue in 2016 where data was handed over the authorities during an investigation. The data included the activity of the individual being charged. Whilst this was a positive thing in the sense that it helped with the charges (his activity was somewhat disgusting, to say the least), it still contradicted the claim that they keep no logs.
Since then, the company was bought out by StackPath, went through a change of ownership and management, which also changed the way IP Vanish operate.
IP Vanish are also looking at bringing in a third party auditing company to completely audit their service to confirm their policy of keeping no logs.
This was the statement issued by IP Vanish;
We have a strict policy against the collection of both connection and activity logs. We will never store the metadata about your VPN session or information about how you used the service.
IS IP Vanish worth the money?
I recently published a video giving 3 reasons why you should not use IP Vanish. Since then, I have had time to reflect, and absorb the facts.
The video was based on a negative experience, and the historic events that involved the logging. Since the logging issue, IP vanish went through drastic changes to alter the way they operate, and putting that aside, there is no argument that IP Vanish offer the fastest VPN speeds available!
IP Vanish also works with Netflix, which most VPN services do not. You are able to use IP Vanish to geo unlock different content on Netflix, which is also a big benefit.
In terms of price, the bench mark for VPN’s sits around $10 per month. For IP Vanish, it is definitely worth the money. Based on the app compatibility, VPN speeds, DNS protection, Super Strong encryption methods, easy to use app across multiple platforms, and the assurance of a long standing leading player in the VPN scene, the conclusion is IP Vanish is worth $10 a month.