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ExpressVPN

(4.7)

Based on 5353 reviews
www.expressvpn.com

Payment methods
Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, iDeal, American Express, Discover, Sofort, Giropay, Bitcoin, Visa Electron, JCB, AliPay, Diners & Web Money
Apps for
Android, Windows, MacOSX, iOS, AndroidTV, Chrome, Firefox & Amazon Fire TV
Protocols
IKEv2, OpenVPN, L2TP, IPSec & PPTP
Other
Free trial
30 days money-back-guarantee
Doesn’t keep logs
3000+ Servers
94+ Countries
160+ Server locations
Contact methods
Social Media

Rating

BesteVPN.nl has a total of 5353 reviews for ExpressVPN. In total BesteVPN.nl has 49773 reviews. Which means that 11% of all reviews is about ExpressVPN. Our visitors give ExpressVPN an average of 4.7 stars. The average score on BesteVPN.nl is 4.5. With this, ExpressVPN scores higher than average.

ExpressVPN Review

This is the review page of ExpressVPN. Here you will find an in-depth analysis of the use of the VPN service at ExpressVPN. In this review, we look in more detail at the following elements: Speed, installation, app use, the number of servers and countries, support and the various packages and payment options.

ExpressVPN speedtest

We perform speed tests with speedtest.net. In addition, we opt for the server determined by speedtest.net and a multi-connection. First we perform the test without the connection with VPN and then with a VPN connection. We perform these two tests directly one after the other *. After comparing speed with and without VPN, we then perform a test on a VPN server in America.

The speed at our test location is very high. This allows us to fully test the speed of the VPN service.

Speedtest without connection to VPNSpeedtest without connection to VPN
Speedtest connected with VPNSpeedtest connected with VPN
Speedtest connected with VPN in the USASpeedtest connected with VPN in the USA

The speeds at ExpressVPN are very high. Of course the speeds without VPN are not achieved, but the speed that is achieved is more than sufficient to be able to do everything online without bothering you with the VPN connection. With the connection to the American VPN you see that upload, in contrast to the download, does fall sharply. You won’t get any problems with this. Your American VPN is generally used for streaming, with the download speed being the biggest factor.

* Despite the fact that we perform the tests as directly as possible after each other, a speed test depends on many causes. As a result, a speed test is always indicative.

ExpressVPN Ease of installation

The ease of installation at ExpressVPN is very high. After making the payment you will immediately see the screen to download your preferred app. We opted for the Mac installation. In this screen a clear download button appears with an activation code that you have to enter later in the installation process to make your account active in the app.

Download your appDownload your app
Copy your activation codeCopy your activation code
The app is ready for useThe app is ready for use

We have downloaded and tested the Mac app, but ExpressVPN offers many more apps for different systems. See them all below.

All apps of ExpressVPNAll apps of ExpressVPN

ExpressVPN app easy of use

In this analysis, we thoroughly tested the Mac version of the app and found out whether it is handy and functional. The app chooses the best server for you to connect to, your so-called Smart Location (in our case Netherlands - The Hague). Of course you can also choose which server you want to connect to yourself. Switching between different servers is very fast and very intuitive.

The app is well-arrangedThe app is well-arranged
Choose a server from the listChoose a server from the list

In the app it is also possible to indicate which VPN protocol you want to use to connect to the servers. By default, these values are set to an automatic selection. The app then chooses the protocol that is most suitable for you at that time. Do you want to be in control? Then you can easily adjust that in the app.

Choose a protocol yourself or determine automaticallyChoose a protocol yourself or determine automatically

The app also gives the possibility to do a speed test to all VPN servers that ExpressVPN offers. We have of course tested this but are not very satisfied with it. The function can be useful if you have no insight at all. We believe, however, that you often make the choice yourself to which server you can connect and the test took a very long time to complete, during the test we chose to abort the test because it took us too long.

Do a speedtest to determine the fastest serverDo a speedtest to determine the fastest server

ExpressVPN servers and countries

At ExpressVPN you can connect to approximately 3000 servers, at 160 locations in 94 countries. This gives you enough options to always be able to connect to the right server or location. The number of servers at ExpressVPN is really great and therefore scores very well.

A lot of servers to choose fromA lot of servers to choose from

ExpressVPN support

We are going to test the support of ExpressVPN by starting a live chat about a fairly simple question. We then look at how quickly customer service responds and how quickly our question is answered. In addition, we also check whether the customer service representative is friendly to us, even though we ask a fairly simple question.

After asking the question I received an answer from a person after 10 seconds. He first asked for our email address in order to be able to reach me in the event of a broken chat. After giving the email address it took 3 minutes before the question was actually answered. The answer was sufficient and accurate. When canceling the chat we asked to send us a copy of the chat to our email. I received the email with the chat history 3 hours later.

After sharing these results, we look at the support page of ExpressVPN. Is the support page intuitive? Do you find the answers to your questions quickly?

The support page of ExpressVPN is clearThe support page of ExpressVPN is clear

The support page is well-arranged and easy to reach. There is a clear search function available, which helped perfectly with our searches. Furthermore, you can quickly click through to the most frequently asked questions, live chat (24/7 support) and manuals for setting up the VPN. They have made many videos to provide simple explanations about the use of the VPN connection.

ExpressVPN packages and payment options

At ExpressVPN they have one product and that product is exactly what you are looking for, VPN. The costs at ExpressVPN are quite high, but they also provide a high-quality VPN service for that. As with many, the longer you order the service, the lower the cost per month. View the costs per period in the table below.

Package Connections Data limit Renews automatically Length Package price
VPN 5 No limit Yes 30 dagen € 11,78 Order
180 € 54,54 Order
1 jaar € 90,92 Order

You can try the services at ExpressVPN by taking out a subscription and canceling your subscription within 30 days if you don’t like it. Within these 30 days, they have a money-back-guarantee. We have tried this money-back-guarantee. We were promised the money back without asking, and yes, within 3 working days we had the money back on our account.

You can pay in 14 ways at ExpressVPN. This allows you to use almost all possible payment options at ExpressVPN. Paying with Bitcoin is also possible, this ensures that you remain even more anonymous.

Conclusion review about ExpressVPN

We are very happy with the service that ExpressVPN offers. The VPN service is fast, the app is easy to use and support helps you exactly where you need it. All these plus points come with a high price, which we at BesteVPN.nl therefore also find the only real disadvantage. After this review we definitely recommend you to try ExpressVPN!

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Reviews


Omar Vector gave ExpressVPN: 5 stars

I'm a software developer, working remotely on a large scale projects, there is now way I would risk all the data I send back and forth through my network without encryption. I feel safe when I've to work in the morning while having my coffee outside using any public network. I highly recommending it to anyone who either value his/her privacy or the data they are working on.

John gave ExpressVPN: 4 stars

Reliable, provides service as advertised

Andito Tatas gave ExpressVPN: 5 stars

good speed and many option for server

Nigel Innes gave ExpressVPN: 5 stars

Have tried other VPN's but few work well in Thailand.Regular updates allow easy access to sites such as BBC and others that are locked down for non UK access.Perfect for Netflix which offers widely different viewing choices depending upon location! Will stick with Express VPN

Josef gave ExpressVPN: 5 stars

I have used Express VPN everyday for the last18 months, on my Mac and Android phone. In my opinion Express VPN has excelled in the three criteria I set for my VPN provider, 1)Security, 2)Speed, 3)Reliability. I would thoroughly recommend you sign up!

Andrew Tait gave ExpressVPN: 1 stars

Seriously. I read so many reviews and did so much research before deciding which VPN to go with. Everything pointed at Express. OKay, so I'll trust it. I paid for one month this morning. I wanted Express for two reasons. One, their DDWRT support and two, Netflix. Unfortunately, within just a few hours, their support, or lack of it, has immediately become very, very clear. Firstly, don't believe their 'access Netflix' advertising. They have already told me today that two of their locations (Hong Kong and Singapore) no longer work with Netflix, and that i'll have to use somewhere else. Those would be the closest to me, which means anywhere else will be much further away, and thus slower. They should definitely be transparent and let people know before paying that certain locations won't work. But of course, they don't tell you that. Secondly, is their shockingly bad 'support'. DDWRT settings aren't working for me. No problem, it's a ciom;icated set up. So i created a support ticket, expressing the difficulties and asking for help. We live in difficult times, so I'd understand if i had to wait for a reply. That's normal right now. But instead of replying, they closed the ticket and marked it as solved, without even replying! So I created another support ticket, which they also closed. I received an email, telling me my new support request had been merged into original Netflix one, BECAUSE IT WAS THE SAME PROBLEM. They didn't even bother reading my support request, and just assumed it was the same problem I had asked for help with in the morning. What kind of support is that? They don't even read your request before deciding themselves what the problem is?? ExpressVPN is the most expensive VPN on the market, but what are we paying for exactly?? All this, within the first few hours of signing up. God knows what kind of problems I'll have if I stay with them long term. Tl;dr: They don't support Netflix in every country, and their support efforts are woefully inadequate. Buyer beware, and be sure to talk to them before you pay to see if they do actually support the services you need. I'll just now be waiting to get my refund. Any delays with that and I'll be sure to update this review.

Nick Cetoupe gave ExpressVPN: 5 stars

Have been using ExpressVPN for about 3 yrs now and it has been brilliant. Always works flawlessly. Only issues I’ve experienced thus far was when I tried to use it in the UAE since almost All WiFi connections I found were unsecured and it also would not work over cellular connection either. Could never connect there. I gave up trying after a few failed attempts and have also thereafter been told by friends that the use of VPNs in the UAE is illegal. Not sure how true that is but seems probable that it is not ExpressVPN’s fault for it not working under circumstances but rather them abiding to local legislations or the State blocking its use. Howeve, having traveled a bit, I have never hesitated to use ExpressVPN especially as it is crazy to see the number of unsecured WiFi connections available all around the world. That added layer of encryption adds to provide some comfort that you might be slightly more protected than without it. Have also not noticed significant differences in speeds when using it, which is a bonus. Would highly recommend it and expert reviews both online and in Cybersecurity focused magazines tend to also echo this thought.

Michael German (lanimul) gave ExpressVPN: 5 stars

Switched from another provider which is still active for a year, but id rather be with Evpn! The router app alone is the easiest and best feature to keep devices protected!

Ban gave ExpressVPN: 1 stars

This VPN gives you the native speed of your connection without overhead traffic. HOWEVER, the speed advantage comes with HASSLE! ExpressVPN support is the worst and cannot understand what's the difference between IPSEC-IKE2 and L2TP! The website is so insecure and buggy, they cancel your account randomly, which means you think you're browsing through a VPN tunnel whereas you're naked! The more they get customers, the worse their services become... If your top priority is speed, then get ExpressVPN and fill your life with the hassle: account issues, payment issues, buggy website, WORST support team..etc.

Jason gave ExpressVPN: 5 stars

Best VPN available for mobile devices and laptops. Very recommended

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