Let’s start our review of VPN4ALL with some background on the company. VPN4ALL launched in 2009. Their website is managed and the service is sold by VPN4ALL, Ltd. The VPN network is owned and administered by WebBroadcasting Ltd which is headquartered in Seychelles. WebBroadcasting also develops the VPN4ALL client software.
Pricing and Special Offers
VPN4ALL offers three account options. They have a plan with 50 GB of monthly data usage, another with unlimited data usage, and a third plan focused on mobile devices. Members enjoy full access to their network of VPN servers. There aren’t any restrictions on the server locations you can connect to. One of the key features that helps VPN4ALL stand out is there inclusion of a dedicated IP address for each member. That can be helpful for a number of purposes like PayPal, Steam and online poker.
As you can see VPN4ALL is currently offering a special promotion with up to 50% off annual terms. In addition VPN4ALL offers our visitors 15% off the first billing cycle of any term. VPN4ALL offers monthly, quarterly and annual terms. Annual sign ups are the best deal. The coupon code to take advantage of the offer is vpnfan. Visit our VPN4ALL special page and use promo code vpnfan during the sign up process to save.
When you sign up for an account they offer a number of payment options for you to choose from. I like using PayPal for any online service since you can manage the subscription. VPN4ALL offers PayPal and Bitcoin payments along with Visa, MasterCard and American Express.
Risk Free Trial Period
You need to be able to test a VPN service to really see if they meet your needs. VPN4ALL understands that. To help they offer a 30 day money back guarantee with up to 100 MB of usage. Whether you sign up for a monthly or yearly term you have the opportunity to cancel during the first 30 days for a full refund.
VPN4ALL Network and Server Locations
When considering VPN providers for the top 10 list I take a close look at their network. While not as large as some of the other services on our list, the VPN4ALL network covers a wide range of regions around the world. The other side of the network is performance which is good for VPN4ALL. You can see how they did in our speed test later in the review.
VPN4ALL has servers in Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Seychelles, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States..
Privacy and Security
It doesn’t matter how fast a service is or how nice the client might be if they can’t protect your privacy and secure your Internet connection. That’s not an issue with VPN4ALL. They clearly state their logging policy on the site and provide high end encryption to secure your online privacy.
The other side of the equation is security. You want to make sure your provider supports the necessary protocols to secure your privacy. VPN4ALL supports OpenVPN and SSTP for Windows and Mac systems. They extend support for PPTP, IPSec and IKEv2 for iOS and Android mobile devices. With a full range of protocols to encrypt connections you can feel safer using VPN4ALL.
If you’ve read other reviews then you know I only consider VPN providers with easy to use client software. VPN4ALL definitely has that covered. They offer very simple clients for Windows and Mac. Along with a mobile apps for iOS and Android devices.
Connecting with the Windows VPN Client
Let’s take a close look at the VPN4ALL Windows client.
VPN4ALL has several server locations in popular countries like the United States, United Kingdom and Canada. As you can see the client has a nice user interface. I opened the server list dropdown before taking the screenshot so you can take a closer look at few of their servers. They clearly note which locations allow P2P.
As you can see they have some information along with the location. The dial that goes from green to red will give you an indication of speed. All light green means the best performance. It’s not showing on the image above but if the star is replaced by a lightning bolt that means you can expect the best speeds from that server location.
If you click on Menu – Options it will bring up a number of customizable features. For example VPN4ALL supports port forwarding. Something that you won’t find many providers offering. You can also set the client to automatically change your IP address at set time intervals for an extra layer of privacy.
Connect with the Mac VPN Client
In addition to their Windows software, VPN4ALL also has a very similar Mac client. You can download the latest version from the members area of their site. Use the Mac client to connect to any of their VPN servers around the world.
Connect with the iOS VPN App
VPN4ALL offers a free iOS app for members. You can download it from the Apple iTunes app store. The mobile app requires iOS 4.3 or later. It supports iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The app isn’t optimized for iPhone 5.
When you install the VPN4ALL iOS app on you iPhone or iPad it will let you choose the desired server location. From there it will configure a profile on your device to connect to that server. Saving you the time required to manually set it up.
Connect with the Android App
Connecting to VPN4ALL with your Android mobile phone or tablet is easy with their app. You can download the app from Google Play. First you”ll need a mobile plan to use the app. You can add it to either the 50 GB or unlimited plans. They also offer the mobile plan on it’s own. I’ve used the Android app and it works well.
The VPN4ALL Android app has some nice advanced features as well. It will compress your data which saves on bandwidth use. The service will also help block malware attacks as you can see in the image above.
VPN4ALL Speed Test
I tested VPN4ALL using OpenVPN which is the most secure protocol. I used their Windows client and connected to a server in New York City.
As you can see there was about a 50% difference in speed between the connection directly to my ISP and the connection to the VPN4ALL server in New York. Encryption adds overhead so you can expect some decrease in performance. It’s a trade off for a higher level of privacy. With a speed of over 17 Mbps I could easily stream services like Netflix, Hulu and HBO GO.
VPN4ALL is more expensive than most the services in our top 10 list but they are still one of my favorites. The price is justified if you want the advanced features like port forwarding and malware protection. They also include a dedicated IP address which isn’t available from most of the top providers. Others offer one at an add on cost of $3 to $5 a month. All in all I think VPN4ALL is an excellent service.
What I liked most about the service:
- Nice client software and mobile apps
- VPN4ALL is off-shore and doesn’t keep logs
- Dedicated IP address as part of your plan
- 30 day, 100 MB no-risk money back guarantee
- Deep term discounts and 15% off VPNFan coupon
Ideas to improve the service:
- Lower price on the VPN4ALL unlimited plan
- Offer an all inclusive plan instead of paying extra for mobile
I enjoy using VPN4ALL and suggest you try the service for yourself. Test both the desktop client software. If you add a mobile VPN plan they have you covered with iOS and Android apps. Make sure you connect to different server locations and test the network at different times of the day. The same as you would for any provider. The service comes with a 30 day, 100 MB money back guarantee. Watch the 100 MB cap on the trial as it can be easy to pass it up. Especially if you download or stream.