oVPN review

October 2017
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oVPN offers good services, but offers only 4 server locatons. However, it definitely has room for improvement.
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Overall score
6.4
Highlights
  • 4 simultaneous connections
  • P2P/Torrenting allowed
  • Strong encryption
Best for:
privacy
Gaming
privacy
Sports
privacy
Pandora
privacy
Hiding IP
Supports:
privacy
Roku
privacy
Kodi
privacy
Hulu
privacy
HBO

oVPN Ratings

7.3
privacy
Privacy
7.1
speed-performance
Speed & Performance
6.6
apps
Apps
5.1
server
Servers
6.9
support
Support
6.5
Value for Money
Overall score

6.4

General overview

Sweden-based oVPN was established in 2014 and focuses on security rather than on accessing geographically-locked websites. oVPN wants to be reliable and trustworthy, which is why it practices transparency and even posts transparency reports publicly. Combine strong security with a ‘no-logs’ policy as well as unlimited bandwidth and you have a pretty attractive VPN service provider. However, oVPN has a few drawbacks that make it far from perfect.

oVPN general highlights:

Overall Rank
#38
Money-back guarantee
5
Setup time
7 min.
Device count per license
4
Mobile apps
iOS & Android
Best price
$7.85/month
Overview - conclusion
oVPN practices transparency and is heavily focused on security and privacy.
Privacy
7.3

This VPN service provider uses OpenVPN protocol with AES-256-CBC bit encryption, which is a very strong, military-grade encryption type. It also uses Diffie-Hellman key (2048-bit) that protects from denial-of-service attacks. Denial-of-service (DoS) is when a network is flooded with traffic and becomes inaccessible.

oVPN is strict about its ‘no-logs’ policy - it does not store any connection or user activity logs, even temporarily. Moreover, any kind of DNS leaks are prevented, as oVPN has its own DNS servers. oVPN also has an integrated DNSCrypt, which improves user privacy. To be more precise, DNSCrypt encrypts traffic between the user and the DNS provider.

Privacy - highlights
  • Strong encryption
  • Improved user privacy
Privacy - Conclusions
oVPN offers military-grade encryption, prevents DNS leaks and has a no-logs policy.
Features
7.1

oVPN is easy to install - you just have to sign up and verify your email to be able to use it. This VPN service provider has about 30 servers available in 4 countries: Germany, Canada, the Netherlands and Sweden. oVPN states that it is planning to expand and add more servers in the future, but it is more oriented at server quality rather than quantity. Good news for torrent users is that P2P and torrenting is allowed, not to mention that there are no speed or data limits.

oVPN has a kill switch that disconnects you from the internet in case the VPN leaves your IP exposed or fails in any other way. Another nice feature is that your DNS traffic is encrypted and DNS leaks are prevented. oVPN states that IPv4 and IPv6 are fully supported as well. You can also order extra add-ons that block ads, malware and malicious websites, give you a static IP address and more. It’s great to see oVPN offering these advanced features as even some premium VPN service providers offer fewer.

Features - highlights
  • P2P/Torrenting allowed
  • Includes a killswitch
  • Limited server locations
Features - Conclusions
There are advanced features included like a killswitch, extra add-ons and blockers.
Apps
6.6

oVPN supports all major platforms: Windows, Mac OS X, Android and iOS. Some routers and other devices support oVPN as well. There are guides on how to install this VPN service on all of the supported devices. Also, you can use up to 4 simultaneous connections, which will cover most of your devices.

Apps - highlights
  • 4 simultaneous connections
  • Supports all major platforms
Apps - Conclusions
All major platforms are supported and 4 simultaneous connections are available.
Support
6.9

There is a FAQ page with articles about security, pricing, troubleshooting and more. Installation guides for different platforms are also available.

If you want to contact support directly, you can fill out a contact form, write an email or use live chat to reach them. oVPN’s support team aims to answer tickets within a few hours. Furthermore, you can contact the company through Facebook and leave your inquiries there.

Support - highlights
  • Various customer support options
Support - Conclusions
oVPN offers a variety of different support options including live chat, contant form and more.
Value for money
6.5

There are three pricing plans available: 1 month ($10.99), 3 months ($8.33/month) and 1 year ($7.00/month). The three pricing plans all offer the same features no matter which pricing plan you choose. However, the prices are quite high when compared to some other VPN providers. oVPN offers a 5-hour free trial. It might not be much, but you can try it out before deciding if you want to make the commitment and buy its services. No credit card credentials are required, so you don’t have to worry about the service potentially charging you after the free trial has ended.

oVPN accepts PayPal, BitCoin, credit cards and even cash as payment methods. You can send an envelope containing your username and money to the displayed address on oVPN’s website. This is probably one of the more unique ways to pay for VPN services, but oVPN promises that you will remain completely anonymous by sending cash or paying with BitCoin.

Value for money - highlights
  • 5 hour free trial
  • Expensive pricing plans
Value for money - Conclusions
The available pricing plans are quite expensive when compared to other VPN service providers.
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