VeePN Review 2020
|Price||$1.67/mo. (5-year plan)|
|Unblocks Netflix||Inconsistent Performance|
|Works in China||No|
|Compatibility||Windows, Android, Apple|
VeePN joins the ever-growing list of VPNs in the already crowded industry. It offers 10 simultaneous connections, 2500 servers in 50 locations, and 256-bit military-grade encryption.
Pricing starts at $1.99/mo. on a 2-year plan. You have apps available for every platform/device, which are quite user-friendly and intuitive. Server switching is easy and you face no troubles in configuring the settings.
The VPN unblocks VoDs like Netflix, but delivers inconsistent performance. It also lacks enough potency to work in China and cannot grant expats access to the Chinese internet.
For the same price range, a sensible alternative would be to go for the infamous PureVPN, which is endorsed by Forbes and commended by Trustpilot users, earning a 4.8 rating. It faces no issues in unblocking VoDs or bypassing the “Great Firewall”.
- Jurisdiction: Where is VeePN from?
- Security: Can VeePN Keep Me Safe Online?
- Leaks: Does VeePN Leak Your IP, DNS & WebRTC?
- Servers: How Many Servers Does VeePN Have?
- Streaming: Can I Unblock Netflix US and Other VoDs?
- Speed: How Fast are VeePN Servers?
- Compatibility: Can I Use VeePN on All My Devices?
- Pricing: How Much Does VeePN Cost Exactly?
- Trustworthiness: Trustpilot Ratings, Reddit & Customer Support
Jurisdiction: Where is VeePN from?
VeePN currently operates from Panama, which makes it a very safe and secure provider. Users will be relieved to know that there are few other better locations for a VPN service to be operating from, as Panama has no data retention laws.
It is famed around the world for being a heavily pro-privacy country, in addition to not being a member of any mass intelligence alliances such as the 5/9/14 Eyes. The country is very liberal when it comes to data retention laws and online privacy.
Being in Panama also means that no one will come knocking on your door for any online activity you conduct, neither has the company ever provided user information to any agency or government institutions.
Security: Can VeePN Keep Me Safe Online?
Yes, VeePN does an impressive job at securing users online through its combination of distinctive security features as well as a resolute “no logs” policy. Additionally, its location of Panama adds to its stature as being an incredibly safe VPN option for users to consider.
Automated Kill switch
This is an important security feature that, surprisingly, not many VPNs offer. A kill switch disables your internet connection the moment a server connection is lost. On the internet, even a lapse of a split second can compromise your safety online. This feature’s main function is to ensure that nothing of the sort happens.
No Logs Policy
VeePN follows a strict “no user logs” policy. Additionally, the provider also guarantees that it doesn’t store any form of connection logs as well. Its log policy states that the service protects all your devices’ metadata, your primary IP, history as well as your online activities.
VeePNs credibility is further facilitated by Panama’s own strict laws about companies keeping tabs on users’ personal information and digital activities. The VPN is not mandated to indulge in data retention, which further helps to facilitate users who need strong anonymity online.
Encryption and Protocols
Currently, VeePN supports Open VPN, IKEv2, Smart VeePN (TCP & UDP). The default protocol is set as OpenVPN along with a 256-bit encryption that guarantees maximum security and safety for users.
As you can see, VeePN employs some of the best encryption protocols available. Not only do these protocols add an impenetrable layer of protection for all user data, it keeps all user activity anonymous online.
Virus Total Test
I used Virus Total to check if there were any kind of vulnerabilities in the software like the presence of Trojans or viruses of any sort and it came out clear with no engines detected in 71 different types of test that the online tool tested it for.
Leaks: Does VeePN Leak Your IP, DNS & WebRTC?
Like with all VPNs I review, I wanted to see whether this provider was leaking or leaving my IP, DNS, and WebRTC exposed or not. I employed the standard leak test to see how well this VPN works, and the results were as following:
WebRTC and HTTP Request Leaks:
IPv4/IPv6 and Torrent IP Leaks:
The provider appears to be a safe avenue on that front as it does not leave my addresses exposed. Additionally, the service also provides a public Wi-Fi option that would keep users safe while they’re on a public network and avoid something similar to the recent Man-In-The-Middle attacks.
Servers: How Many Servers Does VeePN Have?
Currently, VeePN can offer users the option to choose between more than 2500 servers. These servers are located in 42 countries spread across 50 different locations.
For users that want to access a ton of geo-restricted content from around the world with maximum anonymity, there are few better options.
However, VeePN does not indicate whether these servers are bare-metal or virtual. Information on this could add further credibility to their reputation as a reliable VPN.
Support for torrents
Users will be glad to know that VeePN does a reasonably well job of supporting P2P sharing. This means that users that rely on VPNs to download torrents safely will find this to be a great option to opt for.
Does it work in China?
Unfortunately, VeePN does not work in China, despite being potent enough to unblock a tremendous amount of geo-restricted content. The Great Firewall of China proves too big of an obstacle though. Similarly, expats that wish to gain access to local Chinese content will also have to look for other options.
Streaming: Can I Unblock Netflix US and Other VoDs?
I was pleasantly surprised to learn that VeePN can unblock Netflix, but the performance was quite inconsistent. Similarly, I tried unblocking some of the other popular streaming platforms like Prime Video, Hulu, Hotstar, BBC iPlayer, and Disney+.
I experienced the same problems with these VoDs. VeePN did work sometimes, but most often it would get detected by different streaming platforms, giving me the “proxy/VPN detected” error. A better option for unblocking would be to go for PureVPN or Surfshark!
Speed: How Fast are VeePN Servers?
VeePN offers an incredible range of VPN servers that help users access and unblock content. However, I wanted to see exactly how fast are these servers. Using a 100 Mbps connection I randomly selected 5 servers to test i.e. UK, Canada, France, Mexico, and New Zealand.
Compatibility: Can I Use VeePN on All My Devices?
Pricing: How Much Does VeePN Cost Exactly?
VeePN offers a number of payment plans, so that users will have a variety of options to choose from based on their needs. There is a monthly, a yearly and a five yearly subscription plan available. Prices for each are listed below:
- 1-month price plan: $10.99
- 1-year price plan: $70 ($5.83 per month)
- 5-year price plan: $100 ($1.67 per month)
While the one-month plan is available at $10.99, users might find the other two plans more enticing. The 1-year plan would cost users $5.83 per month, costing them $70 for the whole year. Alternatively, the 5-year plan would cost them $1.67 per month, costing them $100 for a 5-year subscription.
VeePN offers a number of flexible payment methods that complement its affordable plans, including VISA and Mastercard debit/credit cards and Chinese providers, such as UnionPay and WebMoney.
Additionally, users can also pay via PayPal. Most importantly, it also supports cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple, further helping users maintain digital anonymity in their digital transactions.
If users do not like the service or want to leave the service for any reason, VeePN offers a 30-day Money-back guarantee. This should give users an incredible ease-of-mind about the service should they have a change of heart anytime during that 30-day time frame.
Trustworthiness: Trustpilot Ratings, Reddit & Customer Support
With a more than respectable Trustpilot rating, several positive Reddit comments and a user-friendly customer support, VeePN certainly treats its customer well.
VeePN Trustpilot Ratings
VeePN’s Trustpilot ratings give off the impression that it is a reliable service that ticks off all the necessary marks for users looking for a reliable VPN service.
Nearly 68% of the reviews are rated “excellent” and 23% as “good” that would indicate an overwhelming majority of the users are fairly satisfied with the service this VPN provides.
VeePN Reddit Review
Users on Reddit seem to be completely satisfied of their purchase as well. As some of these comments indicate, VeePN delivers on almost all the promises it makes.
Redditors laud the fact that VeePN does not make excessive promises that it can’t keep, but at the same time appreciate the performance delivered by the provider.
VeePN has all the features necessary to be labeled as an overtly “use-friendly” service. It offers 24/7 live chat support for all users. This is an addition to their remarkable troubleshooting section.
This acts as the primary resources page where users can find out all about the major features of all VPNs as well as the other questions regularly asked by users interested in VPNs.
Additionally, if users have some in-depth or unique questions, they can contact VeePN directly via their email (email@example.com) and receive a response in due course.
There is nothing that would quality VeePN as a terrible option. However, there are other providers in the list of VPN comparison that can mwore than match these features and offer more. PureVPN, for instance, not only provides all the features offered by VeePN but extends the reach of these features to China.
Do I Recommend VeePN?
I mulled over this section for longer than I had originally anticipated. VeePN undoubtedly offers various features and functions that can rival those offered by some of the leading VPNs.
I’ve reached the conclusion that VeePN would a safe choice, for some users. I say some because not all users want the same things. For users concerned about their VPN’s jurisdiction, logging policy, ability to unblock Netflix, and what other current users say, VeePN would be a fantastic option.
However, we did notice some flaws such as a fall in speeds across different servers, inability to work in China, and a distinct vagueness about their encryption. In the end, VeePN offers users access to a host of important features, but there are better and more effective VPN providers out there.