|Based In||British Virgin Islands|
|Price||$3.07 a month|
WeVPN is a premium VPN product by the company, WeVPN, LTD. The company provides you with native apps and extensions for Windows, macOS, Chrome OS, iOS, Android, Amazon Fire OS, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and even Linux coming soon. If you have several devices, the company allows you up to 10 simultaneous connections. Unlike some of the VPNs we write about, our cursory look at this one is pretty solid. However, in this review, we’ll go over the usage and features of the service to see how well it performs.
How Much Does WeVPN Cost?
WeVPN has three pricing plans. 1 month of service is a reasonable rate of $7.95. If you get 6 months of service, the price is $29.95. That takes the overall price down to $4.99 a month. The best value, though, is the 12-month plan. They give you an extra month, so your overall price is $3.07 a month.As far as payments go, Paymentwise, they accept Visa, MC, AMEX, JCN, DISC, PayPal, Amazon Pay, Bitcoin, XRP, BEAM, LTC, BCH, Etherium, and ZEC.
About WeVPN, LTD.
Where Does WeVPN Have Servers?
WeVPN has servers in 52 VPN locations in 36 different countries. Let’s take a look at them now.
- Australia – Melbourne, Sydney
- Austria – Vienna
- Belgium – Brussels
- Brazil – Sao Paulo
- Bulgaria – Sofia
- Canada – Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver
- Czech Republic – Prague
- Denmark – Copenhagen
- Finland – Helsinki
- France – Paris
- Germany – Frankfurt
- Greece – Athens
- Hong Kong
- India – Chennai
- Ireland – Dublin
- Italy – Milan
- Japan – Tokyo
- Malaysia – Sibu
- Mexico – Mexico City
- Netherlands – Amsterdam
- Norway – Oslo
- Poland – Warsaw
- Portugal – Lisbon
- Romania – Bucharest
- Serbia – Belgrade
- Singapore – Singapore
- South Korea – Seoul
- Spain – Madrid
- Sweden – Stockholm
- Switzerland – Zurich
- Turkey – Denizli
- UAE – Dubai
- UK – London, London-PF, Manchester
- US – Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Los Angeles-PF, Miami, New Jersey, New York, New York-PF, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Jose, Seattle, Washington DC
As you can see, they have a wide variety of options. That is especially true if you are looking for US servers. In the lists above, some of the servers are listed with a -PF at the end. Those letters stand for port forwarding.
WeVPN in Action
When using WeVPN, you’ll notice that the graphical user interface (GUI) is easy to use and well thought out. In this image, the orange arrow shows where the server list is. By the same token, the red arrow shows where you access the settings.
Under the “settings” heading, you’ll notice that there are 7 subheadings. However, the last two are not important. Those subheadings are General, Auto Connect, Privacy, Protocol, Network, Account, and Help.
- General – Here, your options are Launch on system startup, Show desktop notifications, Start WeVPN minimized, Start WeVPN in system tray, and Appearance.
- Auto Connect – For this one, the options are Connect when app starts, Connect on insecure network, Connect on untrusted network
- Privacy – Options here include VPN Kill Switch, Allow access to local network, Auto-reconnect, WeBlock (blocks ads, trackers, and malware.)
- Protocol The ones they list are IKEv2, OpenVPN – UDP, OpenVPN – TCP, and WireGuard.
- Network – Options here include the options to use Custom DNS when connected to WeVPN and Split Tunneling.
- WePlay – This is a Smart DNS setting that allows you to watch streaming services from others areas without worrying about being blocked.
WeVPN has an impressive list of features available. Some of them are ones that the top providers do not offer.
Does WeVPN Leak?
The quick answer to this question is no. In this image, we ran the leak tests on 2 different versions. Neither one of these tests show any issues. WeVPN passes the DNS leak test.
Is WeVPN Fast?
Sometimes. Let’s take a look at the specifics. Without using WeVPN, we tested our cable Internet connection and our baseline speed was 460.32 Mbps. We set the protocol in the WeVPN Windows app to “Automatic” which allows the app to select the most suitable protocol. We then tested the performance of several VPN server locations. The fastest speed was 50.05 Mbps to a server in New York City. That means the encryption and routing through the WeVPN network to their NYC server led to a 89% speed loss.
Here’s a closer look at the results of our speed tests to WeVPN servers in the US, UK, and Australia.
- New York – 50.05 Mbps
- Chicago – 49.91 Mbps
- Los Angeles – 33.37 Mbps
- London – 46.88 Mbps
- Sydney – 37.14 Mbps
As you can see, the speeds were not the greatest. We consistently saw a loss of nearly 90% of our full cable connection. Again, we used the “Automatic” protocol setting because it is recommended in the app. To be fair, we tested the WeVPN servers on different days at different times and got roughly the same results. You might also try testing using WireGuard, IKEv2, and OpenVPN (UDP) to see which works best for you.
Does WeVPN Unblock Streaming Services? – Netflix and BBC iPlayer Tests
Unblocking access to websites is another reason than many users rely on VPN. That is why we test two of the most popular streaming services. In the case of WeVPN, we tested both their VPN and Smart DNS service. The key is to decide whether privacy is a priority. If so then you need to connect to a VPN server. Otherwise you can use their Smart DNS feature to unblock services like BBC iPlayer. Unfortunately, we did not have success with iPlayer when using VPN.
However, we were able to use the Smart DNS service to unblock access to BBC iPlayer by using the UK DNS server. While we could access BBC, the picture was very pixelated. We would not have been happy with the quality of the video using the Smart DNS option.
We also tried using Netflix. In this case, we chose a show that is a Canadian exclusive called Dragons Den to see if we could find it. The good news is, we did. We were able to connect to a WeVPN server in Canada and watch Dragons Den. That means you can expect to gain access to Netflix US content library as well. You can also use Smart DNS for this purpose.
We are glad to see that WeVPN offers 24/7 live support via live chat, as well as a ticketing system. They also offer guides and a section for Frequently Asked Questions. As they state on their website, you can talk to an expert with your questions before and after signing up for WeVPN. That way, if you have any issues, they are here for you.
In wrapping up the review of WeVPN, there are several positive points of the service and some areas that could use improvement. Overall we were happy to see that the service is affordable and doesn’t leak. Their no=log policy is also a plus. Some of the areas that need improvement revolve around their network speed and ability to unblock popular streaming service. Here’s a quick look at some of the highlights from our review.
- No-log VPN at a reasonable price with a 30 day guarantee
- Support for OpenVPN, IKEv2, and WireGuard
- Netflix from other regions worked
- Split tunneling and kill switch features
- BVI based VPN with no DNS leaks
- WeBlock malware and Ad blocker
- Improve network performance
- Add more server locations
- Unblock access to BBC iPlayer with VPN
- Increase the speed of BBC iPlayer when using Smart DNS
As you can see, WeVPN was a mixed bag. Please note that the speed issue could be remedied as the VPN grows. At 50 Mbps in the United States, we lost nearly 90% of our speed but were still able to watch YouTube videos just fine. Other than that, we see the service as a well-priced alternative to many of the options available. While it may not be on the level of some of the top providers in the community, WeVPN is still new to the market. We look forward to seeing what the future holds for this service.