ibVPN Review 2017 ***Updated May***
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Before we start ibvpn review, the features of ibVPN, we want our readers to understand that this blog is based on a personal experience and therefore presents an unbiased take on ibVPN. Like any other VPN expert, we had to make sure that the services of ibVPN were fully tested before penning down this ibvpn review.
IbVPN Servers Reach Review
ibVPN’s server network stretches across 6 continents covering cities from New York to Tokyo. Powered by a massive network of over 100 servers across 43 countries ibVPN is the oldest VPN providers still in operation today spanning its success close to a decade. Check out the amazing interactive server map available here to see which cities ibVPN servers are located in.
The server statistics page also provides real time stats of number of users online, server locations, status, torrent compatibility, dynamic/static IPs available and bandwidth usage. Not all ibVPN servers allow P2P & torrents so do have a look at this page before you connect a BitTorrent client or other P2P filesharing app.
A massive range of servers is also available in the United States & Europe to allow you to easily bypass geo-restrictions placed on various entertainment services. ibVPN offers instant access to multimedia streaming over Netflix, HULU, Fox, Spotify, BBC, HotStar,Sky, Canal+, SuperSport and hundreds of other geo-blocked services.
ibVPN Servers List for Torrenting
ibVPN offers various servers for subscribers where they can securely access torrent indexing websites like KAT, Torrent Reactor, Extra Torrent,& TPB to safely download torrents. You can check for the status and bandwidth use over the servers using the interactive server stats page, the following ibVPN servers allow P2P & Torrenting:
- Netherlands (Dronten)
- Bulgaria (Sofia)
- Netherlands (Amsterdam 2& 3)
- Netherlands (Utrecht)
- Netherlands (Rotterdam)
- Ukraine (Kiev 1&2)
- Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
- Canada (Toronto 1/2/3/4/5)
- Sweden (Stockholm 2/3/4/5)
- Lithuania (Lithuania)
- Russia (Moscow 2)
- Russia (Sankt Petersburg 2)
- Hong Kong (Hong Kong 2)
ibVPN Protocols Review
ibVPN offers four tunneling protocols to protect your data and your devices over the internet.The diversity of tunneling protocols allows you use the service over various devices and change protocols for varying uses like torrents, streaming, data transfers, online banking etc. ibVPN offers these tunneling protocols:
ibVPN’s protocols page gives additional details for you to understand tunneling protocols better and which one to use for different purposes. Simply visit the official ibVPN protocols page to know their strengths and devices they work with.
IbVPN Encryption and Device Compatibility
Before we get to the next point, we would like to ask you a question. If you ever buy a VPN service, what would be your primary and secondary motives? Keeping the ever-increasing online security concerns in mind, we assume that many users would opt for VPN services for maximum protection while surfing the internet.
When it comes to encryption, ibVPN is just as good as any other VPN service provider. It makes your online identity harmless and keeps it safe with SSL and AES 256-bit encryption support. ibVPN uses the most secure algorithms, Blowfish, to keep your online ID clean and protected.
To be fair to ibVPN, their device compatibility is pretty decent and yet there is some margin for improvement. You can set it up on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Roku Streaming Player, Gaming Consoles (PlayStation and Xbox) and Routers (DD-WRT and Sabai). Would have been great if BlackBerry and Kindle were also mentioned, but just as we said, ibVPN can still improve with device compatibility options.
ibVPN Account Pricing Review
Historically, ibVPN has offered multiple subscription packages for users interested in the service. ibVPN continues its tradition of offering a number of pricing plans for different users with its current plans that include:
- Ultimate VPN – $41.47 per year or $10.95 per month, including the following unique features
- 130+ Servers In 47 Countries
- P2P/Torrents Allowed
- 3 Simultaneous Connections
- Proxy Servers In ALL Locations
- Socks5 Proxies
- NEW TOR over VPN
- NEW Double VPN
- NEW Google Chrome, Firefox and Opera Extensions
- Standard VPN – $36.95 per year or$4.95 per month, including the following unique features
- 100+ Servers In 44 Countries
- 1 Simultaneous Connection
- Torrent VPN – $36.95 per year or4.95 per month, including the following unique features
- 21 Servers In 9 Countries
- P2P/Torrents Allowed
- 1 Simultaneous Connection
- Socks 5 Proxies
Common features in all ibVPN ‘VPN’ packages include:
- High-Speed Connections
- Unlimited Bandwidth
- OpenVPN, L2TP, PPTP, SSTP, SoftEther Protocols
- Windows, Mac OS, iOS & Android Apps
- High Priority Support
- 15 Days Money Back Guarantee
You can compare all subscription packages on the superb ibVPN comparison page and decide which one is best for your requirements.
ibVPN Free Trial Review
ibVPN provides first time users a 6 hours full feature trial to test the service. The trial is not limited by any feature except time, plus it’s a step up from their 2 hour free trial. Sign up for any packages using the sign up page with your credit card, but after 6 hours it will ask you to upgrade.
How to Set ibVPN Up on Windows
ibVPN can easily be set up on your Windows device, once you have acquired the credentials. Use your credentials to enter the dashboard, download the All-in-one VPN client for Windows from there and run it to install it on your machine. After installation is completed successfully, launch it and enter the details.
Upon opening the client, enter the credentials provided to you by ibVPN. In our case, we used the ones we got while using their free trial.
Noticed the highlighted “Login” button? Click on it to officially enter in to the Client of ibVPN.
By now you must have observed that several options have been highlighted for you to select. Choose your server and VPN protocol and click on “Connect”.
While you are surfing through ibVPN, you can explore different options as well. They have also given you an option to check your IP address to make sure you are well aware of the IP you are using. The VPN Client for Windows may deceive you with its technical Client outlook, but it is very easy to use.
Simply go and check the Settings on the top of the VPN Client’s window; it gives you several important options regarding usage of ibVPN.
Do you see the ibDNS option on the top Window? Now start and stop ibDNS at your own will by simply clicking on ibDNS and selecting the option that best suits your needs.
In simple words, ibVPN has a good looking Client for Windows. It gives you several options as well and makes a good viewing for a general VPN user.
How to Setup/Use ibVPN On Android
Setting up ibVPN manually on Android is quite simple and can be done in 6 easy steps:
- Go to Settings >Wireless & Networks (aka. Wireless Controls)
- Scroll down to VPN or VPN Settings
- Click the “+” button
- Add the following settings
- Name – ibVPN PPTP
- Type – PPTP
- Server Address –Choose required server from here
- PPP encryption – check on
- Click Save
- You should now have ibVPN PPTPin your VPN connections list
- Click ibVPN PPTP then fill in your Username & Password, click Connect
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Note: none of these coupons are associate with BestVPNProvider, in case they have expired it is best to wait for new discounts coupons to be listed on the same websites.
ibVPN Extensions for Chrome/Firefox
ibVPN offers no browser extensions for either Chrome or Firefox. The ibVPN desktop and mobile apps are very sleek (while testing in this ibvpn review) and use fewer resources compared to many other VPN applications.
ibVPN Customer Support Review
ibVPN does an amazing job when it comes to Customer Support. It is the apple of our eye when it comes to marking a VPN service. ibVPN provides information, educates the users, and helps them with technical issues in their VPN Clients.
You can contact ibVPN through Support Tickets, Email, Live Chat, Remote Assistance, and get some quick tips and learn a thing or two by simply reading the FAQs, Knowledge Base and discussions on Forums. Such an excellent customer support is very rare and a joy to use!
IbVPN Money Back Guarantee Review
The refund policy is also good as ibVPN provides a 15-day money back guarantee to ensure that the users are fully satisfied with its services.
IbVPN Payment Options and Logging Policy
Such diversity in the payment options is rarely seen in a VPN app client. For some reason, many VPN app providers feel reluctant to provide a wide pool of payment options. But ibVPN on the other hand, goes beyond the line and brings almost all the popular payment options at its users’ service to make sure they are fully facilitated.
ibVPN accepts payments through Paypal, Alipay, Web Money, iDeal, Credit Card, Payza, Cash U, AstroPay, Western Union, Perfect Money and Bitcoin. Moving on to its logging policy, ibVPN very clearly claims on its website that it does not keep ANY sort of logs. Most of the VPN software providers keep meta-logs to improve their services but ibVPN does not even maintain that, hence claims to provide you full anonymity.
On one hand it was a wonderful experience using the ibVPN and its features in ibvpn review detail, on the other hand, we found some areas where we feel ibVPN can work on and become one of the best, if not the best, VPN service providers.
The servers across different continents increase its value and a solid Blowfish algorithm ensures ibVPN is here to stay in the VPN industry. Many of you might not know this, but it is the most rapidly growing VPN service and has more than 500,000 people on-board using ibVPN’s services. Feel free to ask any question regarding this ibvpn review or share your experiences in comments.