FlyVPN review

August 2017
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FlyVPN is mostly good for accessing geographically blocked content and websites, but that is pretty much it.
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Overall score
6.9
Highlights
  • More than 300 servers
  • Unlimited traffic
  • 30-day money back guarantee
Best for:
privacy
Gaming
privacy
Sports
privacy
Pandora
privacy
Hiding IP
Supports:
privacy
Roku
privacy
Kodi
privacy
Hulu
privacy
HBO

FlyVPN Ratings

6.5
privacy
Privacy
6.4
speed-performance
Speed & Performance
7.3
apps
Apps
7.3
server
Servers
7
support
Support
7.1
Value for Money
Overall score

6.9

General overview

FlyVPN was established in 2007 and has about 300 servers in more than 40 countries. No information is provided about where FlyVPN is based in, so it is difficult to tell whether the company’s location affects the security and privacy they provide. Nevertheless, this VPN has an extensive list of server locations and is primarily focused on accessing and unblocking websites.

FlyVPN general highlights:

Overall Rank
#25
Money-back guarantee
30
Setup time
12 min.
Device count per license
1
Mobile apps
iOS & Android
Best price
$6.66/month
Overview - conclusion
FlyVPN was established in 2007 and focuses on website unblocking.
Privacy
6.5

OpenVPN, PPTP and L2TP protocols are available. OpenVPN is encrypted using BF-CBC (BlowFish) 128-bit encryption, PPTP uses MPPE 128-bit encryption, while L2TP uses IPSec. Though there are a few protocols to choose from, their encryption is not the strongest. Most of the protocols use 128-bit encryption, but they can not compare to the AES 256-bit, which is safer and is one of the most used in the VPN market.

FlyVPN needs your real personal information if you register on their website. That includes a full legal name, email, a postal address and phone number. Moreover, they log your local IP, the assigned IP you get when connected to FlyVPN as well connection and disconnection times. In their terms and policy they have listed the forbidden behaviour while using FlyVPN. Thus, there is no ‘no-logs’ policy and you need to be careful with P2P and torrenting, even if it is ‘allowed’. Users should be cautious as to not violate copyright laws because torrenting is illegal in most countries.

Privacy - highlights
  • Weak encryption
  • Needs your personal information
Privacy - Conclusions
Sadly, FlyVPN has a weak encryption and needs user personal information for registry.
Features
6.4

FlyVPN service provider has servers located in Asia, Europe, Africa, America and the Oceanic region. FlyVPN is mostly good for unblocking geographically locked websites and is probably oriented at Asian users. FlyVPN’s website states that Facebook, Youtube and other websites can be unblocked. Any plan has unlimited traffic and P2P and torrenting is supported (with no violation of DMCA). Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a United States copyright law that protects service providers from third parties being able to copy copyrighted work.

The available servers vary from plan to plan. FlyVPN offers more than 300 servers in more than 40 countries for the Shared IP plan.

Features - highlights
  • Unlimited traffic
  • More than 300 servers
Features - Conclusions
FlyVPN has servers located all around the world that vary due to the chosen pricing plan.
Apps
7.3

FlyVPN supports all the major platforms: Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, Android and Linux. Also, this VPN provider is available on smart TVs as well as consoles (PS3, PS4, Xbox). There are extensive setup guides on how to install and set up different protocols for each platform. However, there is no setup or any kind of tutorial for Linux users.

Apps - highlights
  • Supports all major platforms
Apps - Conclusions
FlyVPN is available on all major platforms as well as Linux and gaming consoles.
Support
7

Their website offers a FAQ page, which is very limited and answers only the most basic questions. There are also VPN setup guides for the supported platforms as well as tips on how to access and unblock websites. Live help is available, but it seems to always be offline. Nevertheless, you can leave an inquiry regarding billing or technical support in an email contact form.

Support - highlights
  • Limited support
Support - Conclusions
While it has a few customer support options available, all of them are somewhat lacking.
Value for money
7.1

FlyVPN has four plans: a free trial, shared IP, USA dedicated IP and Korea dedicated IP. The paid plans all cost $9.9 monthly, $45 semi-annually and $80 annually. The free trial is unlike any other we have tested. It offers 20 minutes of services 3 times per day. It’s very limited, as only some of the VPN servers are available for the user of the free trial. The shared IP plan gives you unlimited access as well as more than 300 servers around the world to choose from. The USA Dedicated IP offers unlimited access and one USA IP (Los Angeles or Scranton) for one account, while the Korea Dedicated IP offers one Korean IP (Seoul) for 1 account. A dedicated IP is an Internet address that is exclusive to one single hosting account. The shared IP plan seems to offer the most in features, as it has more servers available in about 40 countries with no restrictions to one location whatsoever.

The payment methods include Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, Western Union, MyCard, AliPay and other options. FlyVPN also offers 30-day money-back guarantee.

Value for money - highlights
  • 30-day money back guarantee
  • Very limited free trial
Value for money - Conclusions
FlyVPN has four subscription plans that differ in features and available server numbers.