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By 29 August 2022

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9.3

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1 Month

$10 per month

  • More than 40,000+ IP addresses
  • Servers in 60+ countries
  • Excellent for torrenting & streaming
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3 Months

$8.99 per month

  • More than 40,000+ IP addresses
  • Servers in 60+ countries
  • Excellent for torrenting & streaming
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1 Year

$6.49 per month

  • More than 40,000+ IP addresses
  • Servers in 60+ countries
  • Excellent for torrenting & streaming
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IPVanish is a top-tier VPN network with an excellent zero-log policy and many servers reaching very high speeds.

This makes IPVanish excellent for privacy and torrenting and for services such as Netflix and HBO GO.

It has custom apps for all relevant devices, extensions for major browsers, and several advanced privacy features such as Killswitch.

A subscription can be installed and run simultaneously on 10 devices, which is about 2-3 times larger than what competitors offer.

Read this IPVanish review to learn more about the service offered by this VPN network.

Speed

9.5

IPVanish offers above-average download and upload speeds. It’s a bit below what other premium VPN networks offer, but this difference is negligible.

You can watch HD and 4k movies without any buffering issues or loss of quality.

Its fastest servers are located in key countries such as the UK, Canada, and the US, where download speeds can reach up to 200 Mbps.

This is more than enough to stream HD and 4k movies effortlessly.

Smaller countries are a bit problematic, where speeds usually reach only around 20-30 Mbps.

Now, mind that these are also more than enough to stream HD and 4k clips, but some other VPN networks offer much better speeds in these countries.

This is why we can’t give maximal scores to IPVanish in this category.

IPVanish connects at around 10 seconds which is normal. I have not experienced any connection drops while using this VPN.

IPVanish is an industry leader when it comes to upload speeds. A big strength of IPVanish is upload speeds reaching up to 200 and 300 Mbps.

This is great if you want to use peer-to-peer applications such as torrenting apps. Most other VPNs do not focus on upload speeds that much.

Locations

10.0

IPVanish has servers in 61 countries around the same as other premium VPN networks offer.

It has more than 1,000 individual servers, much higher than the industry average but still a bit lower than other top-tier VPN networks offer.

The huge advantage of IPVanish over other VPNs is that it has over 40,000+ individual IP addresses.

I believe no other VPN on the market has this many IP addresses. I think that the VPN with the second highest number of IPs has around half the number of IPs IPVanish has.

It does make sense, considering this VPN network’s name is IPVanish.

This is extremely useful because, with so many IPs, you will rarely experience any server congestion.

This also massively decreases the risk of an IP address being detected as belonging to a VPN.

Usually, an IP is “detected” to belong to a VPN when a very large number of people are found to use that IP.

If a VPN network has a huge number of IPs, then users can be spread across the existing IPs, resulting in a few people using the same IP addresses simultaneously.

This way, it will be extremely hard for anyone (like governments, Netflix, other streaming services, etc.) to conclude that an IP belongs to a VPN.

This also means that IPVanish is perfect for Netflix and other streaming services because the risk of IP addresses being blocked by Netflix is extremely low to almost non-existent.

Privacy

8.0

IPVanish is a mixed bag when it comes to privacy. First, it has a true and real zero-logs policy, meaning that it will not record and log any user activity, including metadata.

This is unlike many other VPN services that do record some data.

This is huge when it comes to maximizing your privacy and anonymity online.

On the other hand, a huge downside is that it’s legally registered in the United States, which, as you know, is not very friendly towards internet privacy.

But while it’s located in the United States, it does have a zero-log policy, so even if they are asked to provide user data to the US government, they will not be able to share any data as they do not record and keep any.

In any case, if you’re interested in using a VPN specifically to increase your privacy, some other premium alternatives out there have zero-logs policies but are not located in the United States or other privacy-unfriendly jurisdictions.

But suppose you want to use a VPN mainly to unblock content such as streaming sites like Netflix.

In that case, IPVanish is a top choice due to its very short se and a massive number of 40,000+ IP addresses, which no other VPN service offers.

Ease of Use

8.5

IPVanish is, in my opinion, easy to use and understand but does not have one of the best-looking apps or websites in the industry.

The apps and website will get the job done but are not as good-looking as other premium alternatives.

The main dashboard is fortunately very easy to use, though. You will see all the advanced options and features offered on the settings menu.

You will see the list of all the available servers and countries; after selecting one, you only have to press the connect button.

IPVanish has a mobile app for iOS and Android and also works on Mac and Linux devices besides regular Windows.

A downside is that it does not have browser extensions like other top-tier VPN platforms.

While overall, it’s a good platform, it does have some shortcomings, and as such, I had to give IPVanish a lower rating in this category.

Support

10.0

IPVanish has 24/7 live chat customer support. I was quite impressed with the live chat support person who I got in contact with.

I asked her a pretty complicated and technical question as a test, and she could immediately give the correct answer.

IPVanish also has a well-developed FAQ section that answers all the relevant questions clearly and concisely.

As such, I’ll have to give IPVanish the maximum score in this category.

Pricing

9.5

IPVanish’s pricing for 1 month is $10 per month, which is a bit cheaper than most other top-tier VPNs.

Unlike many other platforms, it also has a three-month subscription option, which costs $8.99 per month, which is $26.99 total.

The last option is for a 1-year pre-payment, which is $6.49 per month, which comes to a total of $77.99.

This pricing is in line with what most other VPN apps have. A potential minus would be that it does not have a 2-year option, which at some other VPN networks, would mean an even cheaper per month pricing.

Overall, IPVanish is a great VPN for torrenting (due to its amazing P2P options) and streaming (due to high-speed servers and over 40,000 IP addresses).