BlackVPN review

August 2017
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BlackVPN is known to completely hide your location and IP address from hackers and trackers, give you access to restricted websites and let you engage in P2P/Torrenting activities.
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Overall score
6.8
Highlights
  • Unlimited speed and bandwidth
  • A variety of protocols
  • P2P/Torrenting allowed
Best for:
privacy
Gaming
privacy
Sports
privacy
Pandora
privacy
Hiding IP
Supports:
privacy
Roku
privacy
Kodi
privacy
Hulu
privacy
HBO

BlackVPN Ratings

6.8
privacy
Privacy
6.9
speed-performance
Speed & Performance
6.8
apps
Apps
7.3
server
Servers
6.0
support
Support
6.4
Value for Money
Overall score

6.8

General overview

BlackVPN is located in Kowloon, Hong Kong. When you sign up for their VPN services, you will enjoy a complete hiding of your location and IP address so that no one can track it. They also secure your websites, apps and connection from hackers, so that your private information will not be stolen. BlackVPN also offers the service of unblocking censored sites for you, so that all the online movies and apps restricted in your country could be accessed by you.

They have VPN servers scattered in many countries and the truth is that if the server is closer to you, the more effective the services and the protection will be. They have servers in places like Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, USA, UK (London), Australia, Japan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Brazil, Canada, Switzerland and Ukraine, Norway, Romania, Russia, and Spain.

BlackVPN general highlights:

Overall Rank
#68
Money-back guarantee
14
Setup time
9 min.
Device count per license
3
Mobile apps
Windows Phone, iOS & Android
Best price
$8.25/month
Overview - conclusion
BlackVPN is known to completely hide your location and IP address, so that no one can track it.
Privacy
6.8

In terms of protocols used for encryption, you will have the option of opting for the more popular OpenVPN. Apart from that, they also offer PPTP and L2TP/IPSec to those in need. All protocols ensure AES 256-bit encryption.

BlackVPN keeps no logs at all - no connection logs, no traffic logs and no DNS logs. You will also be told that they don’t keep bandwidth logs and will never log your real DNS address.

Privacy - highlights
  • A variety of protocols
  • No-logs policy
Privacy - Conclusions
BlackVPN has a variety of protocols to choose from and they keep no logs.
Features
6.9

One of the most important features of blackvpn services is the fact that they will allow you to make use of one account on 3 devices at the same time. Coupled with this, they also offer unlimited bandwidth, unlimited data and offer P2P services. Your IP address is mixed with 1000 other addresses, so that no one can pick out your traffic. However, they do offer a killswitch.

Features - highlights
  • Unlimited data and bandwidth
  • No killswitch
Features - Conclusions
BlackVPN offers unlimited bandwidth and unlimited data as well as fast server and connection speeds.
Apps
6.8

BlackVPN does well when it comes to the apps that support it. If your devices run on Windows, OS X, Linux, Android and iOS platforms, you should connect to their VPN without any problems. They also offer support to various routers.

Apps - highlights
  • Supports all major platforms
  • Router compatibility
Apps - Conclusions
BlackVPN supports all the major platforms and also offers router compatibility and support.
Support
6.0

BlackVPN offer the ticket email system for their support. This may be because of privacy issues, since they also offer 100% anonymity in signing up, but this seems not to be enough. It won’t work when people need an immediate answer because it takes hours to get a reply to the ticket. There is also no indication that support works 24/7/365. There is a live chat option, but is not very responsive as well.

Support - highlights
  • Live chat option
  • No 24/7/365 support
Support - Conclusions
Blackvpn offers the ticket support system as well as live chat, but there is no indication that it works 24/7/365.
Value for money
6.4

When it comes to the payment packages for their services, they try to make it easier, even though they could be classified as being expensive too. If you need a 1 month subscription, it will cost you $10.97, the 3 months plan is $9 per month while the one year plan will cost you $8.25/month.

For the payment methods, they accept payments through PayPal, also payments made with Paymentwall, which includes different cards like Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Union Pay and more. Bank transfer is also accepted through Sofort, iDeal and more, coupled with Gift Cards and e-Wallets. They have also started accepting payments through the Bitcoin, which is more secure than others. They offer 14-day full money-back guarantee for all the subscription plans.

Value for money - highlights
  • Multiple payment methods
  • 14-day full money back guarantee
  • Plans are expensive
Value for money - Conclusions
There are multiple payment methods as well as 14-day money back guarantee.
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