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  • PROS
  • Unlimited usage
  • Unlimited server switching
  • 24x7x365 support
  • CONS
  • Chameleon only available to paid users

VyprVPN is an excelent VPN service provider with a great network performance as well as a large server selection. Read further to find out what we discovered while evaluating the service.

Pricing & Plans

Two plans are available and each of them has a monthly or a yearly subscription package. The basic plan costs $9.95 per month or $60 for an annual plan ($5/month), which is less than before. We have to acknowledge that price-wise, Vypr is definitely among the premium priced VPN providers, but they have rethinked their pricing plans and now offer their services for a cheaper price. The premium plan is $12.95 per month or $80 per year ($6.67/month) and offers 5 simultaneous connections. Moreover, it can be said that the Premium plan is more focused on users and markets where the governments are actively blocking VPN, for example China. For the same reason, Chameleon and VyprVPN Cloud are both included only in the Premium pricing plan. There is also a 3-day trial available, but this might be too short for some users to really get the feel of VyprVPN.

Credit card is needed to subscribe for the services and the lack of BitCoin payment option might be inconvenient to some customers. Cryptocurrencies are not supported as well.

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Privacy, Security and protocols

OpenVPN, PPTP (point-to-point tunneling protocol) and L2TP (layer 2 tunnelling protocol) - all three major protocols are supported in the Pro version of Vypr, but only Chameleon is not available for basic users. We mentioned this before, but we highly suggest using OpenVPN protocol due to its speed and security. A new feature called VyprVPN Cloud has been launched and lets the VPN users to create an easy-to-use, highly secure VPN server deployment solution. This allows for users to add another layer of security when accessing public or private cloud servers. 

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VyprVPN's custom DNS server

Vypr also allows using their internal DNS service, which supposedly gives another layer of security for those who are located in countries where internet connection is monitored/blocked at the country level. Vypr describes this Chameleon technology like this: "it scrambles OpenVPN packet metadata so it cannot be recognized and blocked".

VyprVpn privacy policy

VyprVPN's privacy policy

Golden Frog (the company behind VyprVPN) claims that they are storing log data for 30 days. That might be an issue for some users, but at least the company is very specific about what data they store and for how long.

The fact that VyprVPN does not allow torrent traffic is also a limitation which has to be taken into consideration if you consider buying it.

Customer Support

While subscribing to VyprVPN services to try it out, we ran into some issues, so we immediately reached out to their live support.

VyprVPN Live chat support

VyprVPN's live chat

The consultant was clearly a professional and managed to solve the issue within a few minutes.

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VyprVPN's konwledge base

the second support option is Vypr's knowledge base. It contains articles about the basic usage of the services as well as account management. Some VPN providers have more extensive coverage, but Vypr's articles definitely cover all the basic needs. And if you need some more information - email contact support is available as well as a community forum which you can browse through the questions already asked by other customers.

Platforms Support

All major platforms and mobile apps are covered by Vypr. For platforms such as Linux, which do not have a custom app developed, extensive setup tutorials are provided.

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Servers and Locations

VyprVPN has 70+ server locations across 6 continents, which cover more than 700 servers and 200000+ IPs.

Server locations

VyprVPN server locations

Software

VyprVPN'a desktop application (we tested OS X version) is nicely designed and simple to use. It really looks like a premium product.

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OS X desktop app

What we really liked was the "Connect to fastest server" button, which chooses the best server on-the fly based on the ping results. In most of the cases, the best performing VPN server is needed, not the one in some special location, and this Vypr's function perfectly suits such needs.

Performance

We have tested Vypr's performance with and without VPN connection.

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Performance without VPN connection

Performance with Vypr VPN connection

Performance with Vypr VPN connection

Though the speed differences are notable, both the upload and download speeds were reasonable and did not affect the browsing experience.

Conclusion

VyprVPN is a premium VPN provider and therefore offers a smart quality to price ratio. The Premium version has all of the functions one can expect from a VPN service. In addition, some nice features like Chameleon encryption makes it invaluable in some cases. The lack of P2P file-sharing support and the 30-day log policy are the major drawbacks here, but these are not necessarily show-stoppers for the majority of users. As long as the free trial is available - give it a shot, it is a great VPN service provider!

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