VPN99 review

August 2017
quote
VPN99 might be extremely cheap, but it has its number of flaws.
quote
Overall score
6.3
Highlights
  • Extremely cheap
  • Strong encryption
  • Privacy-friendly country
Best for:
privacy
Gaming
privacy
Sports
privacy
Pandora
privacy
Hiding IP
Supports:
privacy
Roku
privacy
Kodi
privacy
Hulu
privacy
HBO

VPN99 Ratings

7
privacy
Privacy
7.2
speed-performance
Speed & Performance
5
apps
apps
5
server
servers
6.7
support
support
7.3
Value for Money
Overall score

6.3

VPN99 overview

VPN99 has to be the cheapest VPN service provider on the market right now. Seriously, the cost is ridiculous. And of course, it has it’s quirks and disadvantages, but it is still probably the most affordable VPN pricing plan out there. It can be said that only 72 servers in 3 countries are available - USA, the Netherlands and Russia, but all of them offer extremely high-speed. Connecting to any server barely took a few seconds. There are no limits in using VPN99, except all torrent traffic is blocked. That might seem a bit strange, as there are servers located in the Netherlands, which usually allow P2P traffic, but torrenting is banned due to many possible abuse claims. VPN99 offers 2 simultaneous connections for your device coverage.

One of VPN99’s drawbacks is that it is only available on Windows for easy and quick installation, but it does provide tutorials on how to set up the VPN manually on other platforms as well (iOS, Android, Linux, Mac OS and more). The software is simple and easy to use.

VPN99 uses OpenVPN, L2TP, PPTP and IPSec protocols with a variety of different encryption types, from Blowfish 128-bit to AES 256-bit. Of course, the recommended protocol is OpenVPN as it is considered to be one of the strongest and the most secure protocols available right now. Moreover, VPN99 is based in the privacy-friendly Seychelles, which means that the company does not keep or collect any connection or Internet activity data.

In terms of pricing, it is extremely cheap, probably the cheapest VPN service provider available - only $0.99 per month. No free trial is offered to test out VPN99’s services and only a 3-days money back guarantee is available. But the pricing plan is so cheap, it’s probably because of this no free trial is available. Moreover, the pricing is low, so there is no use for long term money back guarantee. You can pay for VPN99’s services only by credit card - Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Sadly, you cannot pay through PayPal and no anonymous payment options (BitCoin or other cryptocurrency) is available.

Live chat, an email form and a FAQ page are all available as support options. However, live chat is not always online. A FAQ page is short and answers all of the basic questions, but lacks depth and more articles. It’s also worth to mention that most of the information you can get about VPN99 is from its FAQ page, as barely any information is provided on its website.

While the extremely cheap plan might be attractive and strong encryption as well as no-logs might seem attractive at first, VPN99 has its number of flaws. The first one being only 3 countries to choose from, meaning you won’t be able to access some of the geographically locked content or restricted websites, unless they’re located in the listed countries. The second flaw is VPN99’s lack of device support as currently only Windows are available. Yes, this VPN service provider is very cheap, but don’t be fooled, it offers what it’s worth.

VPN99 general highlights:

Overall Rank
#23
Money-back guarantee
3
Setup time
14 min.
Device count per license
2
Mobile apps
iOS & Android
Best price
$0.99/month
Overview - highlights
  • Strong encryption
  • Extremely cheap
  • Only 3 country locations
  • Lack of device support
Overview - conclusion
VPN99 has a very cheap pricing plan and strong encryption, but its limited server and device coverage are big disadvantages.