SlickVPN review

August 2017
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SlickVPN offers solid protecion and numerous server locations scattered around the world to connect to.
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Overall score
6.7
Highlights
  • 24x7x365 support
  • A variety of protocols
  • HYDRA protection system
Best for:
privacy
Gaming
privacy
Sports
privacy
Pandora
privacy
Hiding IP
Supports:
privacy
Roku
privacy
Kodi
privacy
Hulu
privacy
HBO

SlickVPN Ratings

6.6
privacy
Privacy
7.5
speed-performance
Speed & Performance
6.2
apps
Apps
7.1
server
Servers
6.4
support
Support
6.3
Value for Money
Overall score

6.7

General overview

SlickVPN says that your privacy is what they want to protect, and that they will ensure that no one monitors, throttles and buffers anything you do online. They do this by offering very fast and secure Internet connection to you through their protocols. For them, you are made anonymous online when you use their secure tunnel for your encryptions. The message from SlickVPN is that the software runs in the background in a seamless manner. This enables you to make an uninterrupted and uncensored use of the Internet with fast and reliable connections.

SlickVPN is based in the United States, and they have more than 125 servers scattered in 45 countries. This is enough to cover all of your needs for unblocking geographically restricted content. Your traffic could be directed to any of these locations, meaning no one will even suspect your real location. Moreover, they make you anonymous by hiding your IP and location and routing you through another one that is far away from you.

SlickVPN general highlights:

Overall Rank
#66
Money-back guarantee
30
Setup time
15 min.
Device count per license
5
Mobile apps
iOS & Android
Best price
$4.00/month
Overview - conclusion
SlickVPN runs in the background in a seamless manner and offers many different features to users.
Privacy
6.6

In terms of protocols, they make use of the 3 of the best protocols at the moment. This means that you can choose from any of them depending on your budget, the type of web service you need, and the level of protection you are looking for. The PPTP offers MPEE 128-bit encryption and the IPsec will give you 128-bit, while the most popular OpenVPN protocol has a 256-bit protection.

You will be told that SlickVPN does not keep any logs of your activities because they do not keep any information and won't give it to any agencies. They ensure that third parties do not get access to your web usage information through them. However they seem not to be too committed and might use your personal data for internal analysis. An interesting feature SlickVPN uses is the HYDRA protection system. This is said to offer the most secure connection the moment. It does this with extra hops over the entire network of SlickVPN. With this, the client’s traffic from anywhere is shielded from any intruder.

Privacy - highlights
  • A variety of protocols
  • HYDRA protection system
  • Based in the US
Privacy - Conclusions
SlickVPN not only has a variety of protocols to choose from, but also uses the HYDRA protection system.
Features
7.5

SlickVPN has a lot of features available. They offer fast speed, as their VPN connection is a good one and will always give you steady and uninterrupted Internet connection. There is also this feature of anonymous Torrenting for those in need of it. Of course, you will enjoy unlimited amount of bandwidth when using this feature. The P2P traffic is unlimited as well.

You will also enjoy un-throttled speed that runs as fast as possible. But this is not the only amazing feature here. You can connect to anywhere and still get the same level of speed and efficiency, no matter the server distance. Moreover, you can also enjoy up to 5 simultaneous connections with SlickVPN.

Features - highlights
  • More than 125 servers
  • Un-throttled speed and unlimited bandwidth
  • No killswitch
Features - Conclusions
SlickVPN offers over 125 servers in 45 countries. They deliver un-throttled speed, anonymous Torrenting, unlimited P2P traffic, and 5 simultaneous connections.
Apps
6.2

You can use SlickVPN on any device - phones, tablets, desktops, laptops. You can also use SlickVPN on your Wi-Fi routers too.

SlickVPN works on all known operating systems and platforms and people using Windows operating system, Android, Linux, Mac and iOS should not have any worries because Slick is compatible with those. However, the mobile clients are not native and may need time to set up.

Apps - highlights
  • Supports all major platforms
  • No native clients for mobile
  • Setup takes time
Apps - Conclusions
SlickVPN supports all the major platforms including Linux as well as Wi-Fi routers.
Support
6.4

The SlickVPN supports has its moments. The good thing is that it will always be available 24/7/365 for all the clients to use, as it offers a ticket system and the responses take only a few hours. The downside of the support service of SlickVPN is that the ticket system is the only viable option to contact their support, as there is no live chat. This means that you can’t get an instant response from them.

Support - highlights
  • 24x7x365 support
  • Fast response time
  • No live chat
Support - Conclusions
While customer support is available 24x7x365, live chat is not an available option.
Value for money
6.3

SlickVPN have very commendable subscription plans. This is because they have many packages that will allow users to choose according to their needs and budgets. The monthly plan costs $10, the 3 months plan costs $20 ($6.67/month), the 6 months plan is $30 (or $5/month). The one year plan will cost you $48 (or $4/month).

The acceptable payment methods include credit/debit cards (AmericanExpress,Visa, MasterCard, Discover). They also accept PayPal and the Bitcoin payment methods. One amazing thing about their services is that buyers get to enjoy a 100% money-back guarantee of 30 days from the purchase.

Value for money - highlights
  • Multiple payment methods
  • 30-day money back guarantee
  • Plans are expensive
Value for money - Conclusions
There are multiple subscription plans and payment methods, but the pricing plans are expensive.