VPNArea review

October 2017
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VPNArea offers solid and secure VPN connections, a user-friendly software and numerous servers to choose from. However, it has only 1 protocol and a few other flaws.
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Overall score
6.8
Highlights
  • 6 simultaneous connections
  • Strong encryption
  • P2P/Torrenting allowed
Best for:
privacy
Gaming
privacy
Sports
privacy
Pandora
privacy
Hiding IP
Supports:
privacy
Roku
privacy
Kodi
privacy
Hulu
privacy
HBO

VPNArea Ratings

6.8
privacy
Privacy
7.1
speed-performance
Speed & Performance
6.5
apps
Apps
7.3
server
Servers
6.8
support
Support
6.7
Value for Money
Overall score

6.8

General overview

The VPNArea provider is located in Bulgaria and that is one advantage because they are not under any law to disclose any logs to anybody. Another thing about them is that they are not even hosted in Bulgaria, but in Switzerland. Their most important attribute is that they offer secure connections in a user-friendly manner. This VPN provider will make sure that your Internet surfing and game pinging is improved and your anonymity guaranteed.

VPNArea has more than 200 servers that are scattered in more than 69 countries. So, it is always easy for you to find a server close by or reroute your connection to a far away server. They cover the United States, the UK, Brazil, Australia and many other countries, plus they keep adding more by the day.

VPNArea general highlights:

Overall Rank
#74
Money-back guarantee
7
Setup time
10 min.
Device count per license
6
Mobile apps
iOS & Android
Best price
$4.92/month
Overview - conclusion
VPNArea offers user-friendly services as well as advanced features and numerous server locations.
Privacy
6.8

When it comes to protocols for the protection of the activities of the clients, VPNArea offers just one. They protect and encrypt with the well-known OpenVPN and this comes with the AES 256-bit encryption. While OpenVPN is considered to be te best in the industry at the moment, it would have been nice to have more options in protocol choice.

While the location and hosting area of VPNArea is confusing, they are not any laws or obligations and do not keep any connection or user activity logs.

Privacy - highlights
  • No-logs policy
  • Strong encryption
  • Only one protocol
Privacy - Conclusions
VPNArea offers only 1 protocol, but with a strong AES 256-bit encryption.
Features
7.1

When you subscribe to VPNArea, you will have the ability to enjoy lots of features. Their features include the fact that you will be allowed to connect to up to 6 devices at the same time with one account. Those in need of P2P services will also enjoy this because it has P2P support. Another great feature here is that they have the kill-switch that will erase your connection data once there is a disconnection from a VPN.

They offer high speed connections that haves no limit as well as limitless bandwidth. For those who would like to download Torrents, their network also allows such activities.

Features - highlights
  • More than 200 servers
  • 6 simultaneous connections
Features - Conclusions
VPNArea offers over 200 servers in 69 countries, a killswitch, P2P/Torrenting support, unimited bandwidth and data transfer as well as a few other options.
Apps
6.5

VPNArea supports lots of devices, platforms, and operating systems. You can use their connection on your iOS, Mac, Android and Windows operating systems and devices without any problems.

Apps - highlights
  • Supports all major platforms
  • Extensive setup guides
Apps - Conclusions
VPNArea supports all major platforms and offers comprehensive setup guides.
Support
6.8

Perhaps one of their major strengths is that they are very serious about their customer support options. Customers can contact them through the mail support ticket where they can ask questions and get answers in hours. They also offer the live chat system that gives you the chance to interact with a live agent and ask whatever you wish. You can also connect to them via social media.

Their downside here is that their live support is not available for 24/7365.

Support - highlights
  • Live chat support
  • Social media support
  • No 24/7/365 support
Support - Conclusions
While they have the live chat and ticket system, there is no phone number, and support is not available 24/7/365.
Value for money
6.7

There are a few packages offered by the VPNArea. It starts from the one month package that is sold at $9.90/month. This will give you all their features, save for the dedicated IP option. The 6 months plan is sold at the cost of $8.33/month, which will amount to $50.00 in total. The one year plan goes for $4.92/month, which amounts to $59.00 per year.

You can pay for the subscriptions plans with credit and debit cards like the MasterCard, Visa, AmericanExpress and many others. You will also have the chance to make use of PayPal for these payments, and they have recently started accepting the BitCoin system of payment as well. Here, clients also get to enjoy a 7-day money back guarantee for all subscriptions.

Value for money - highlights
  • Multiple payment methods
  • 7-day money back guarantee
Value for money - Conclusions
There are many subscription plans and payment methods, but a 7-day money back guarantee might be a bit short.
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