ExpressVPN Review

article by Cheyenne M author March 23, 2017
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ExpressVPN is famous for its speed, claiming to be the world's fastest VPN. They offer a global network with unlimited bandwidth and data for all subscribers. Their app is incredibly intuitive and great for everything from anonymous browsing to hardcore streaming.
  • Unlimited data and bandwidth
  • Global network with servers in 94 countries
  • Intuitive "Plug and Play" app
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Zero logging, military grade encryption, 99.99% uptime
  • More expensive than other VPN providers
  • Speeds are solid, but not the "fastest" VPN
  • Telephone support unavailable
ExpressVPN works well. They have speedy networks, no data caps, and I like their ‘zero logging’ policy.
Cheyenne M, author
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Setup Setup

ExpressVPN is easy to set up and offers an incredibly user-friendly app. They support a wide variety of platforms, including Linux.

After registering for an account, download and install the app. Enter the activation code for your computer and then connecting is a breeze. Just select a VPN server and click ‘connect’.

ExpressVPN’s app is remarkably intuitive. You can save your favorite servers for later use by clicking on the star for the server. For the tech geeks out there, the VPN is highly customizable and you can find plenty of information in their tech files to configure it.

We find that ExpressVPN is one of the easiest VPNs to use and is perfect for beginners. It should be noted that if you have multiple devices, you will need to register every device separately with ExpressVPN before you can use the service.

Features and Specifications Features and Specifications

ExpressVPN offers excellent value with fantastic features. They offer unlimited bandwidth and speeds, zero logging, 99.99% uptime and the ability to connect to 3 devices at once. They also support Mac and both iOS and Android devices.

Reliability Reliability

ExpressVPN is a solid service that allows you to surf the web anonymously and without restriction. They have a 99.99% uptime guarantee, which means you will be able to log in anytime.

Their service is great for getting around geoblocks, downloading torrents or to stream online video. We should warn you that Netflix might be unavailable on some servers due to certain country blocks. If you’re unable to find a server for Netflix or any activities, just contact customer support and they will tell you which servers will work.

speed Speed

While ExpressVPN claims to be the fastest VPN on the planet, reality didn’t quite live up to those claims. While speeds were good, we found them to be on par with other services.

ExpressVPN does offer unlimited bandwidth and no data restrictions, meaning you can surf, stream and download without issue.

One thing we did like about ExpressVPN is that some servers offer a speed boost for downloads.

Countries Available Countries Available

If you’re looking for a large global VPN network, ExpressVPN fits the bill. They presently have servers in 94 countries, including Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and the United States. They offer unlimited server switching, allowing you to stay ahead of georestrictions and slowdowns.

Privacy Privacy

ExpressVPN has excellent security highlighted with a zero logging policy. They don’t even keep connection logs, meaning you can surf anonymously from anywhere.

They also offer the latest in data encryption, using AES 256-bit encryption on all servers. This means that all of your data will be encrypted and secured from end-to-end. This is essential to avoid detection and protect your identity from hackers.

Pricing Pricing

ExpressVPN is a bit pricier than other services. Monthly subscriptions are $12.95. If you can commit to a longer contract, you’ll enjoy solid savings.

Their six-month plan is $59.99, or $9.99 monthly. If you prefer an annual contract, you’ll pay $99.95 upfront. That’s just $8.32 monthly.

Paying for service is a breeze. They accept credit cards, PayPal and various e-wallets like SOFORT, OneCard, WebMoney and others. ExpressVPN is also bitcoin friendly.

All premium services offer a 30-day money-back guarantee.


ExpressVPN has solid customer support with extensive self-help options. Their website has an extensive list of tutorials with setup instructions for all platforms. They also have instructions on connecting various devices to VPN, including Kindle.

Their troubleshooting guides will help you diagnose and connect a variety of issues such as frequent disconnects and slow speeds.

If their online help files don’t provide a solution, you have a couple of options for additional support. Email support is available for less pressing issues or you can contact a support agent via live 24-hour chat support.

While ExpressVPN doesn’t offer phone support presently, their other support options are more than adequate to resolve any issues that may arise.

Bottom Line Bottom Line

Whether you’re a beginner or tech geek, ExpressVPN will work for you. In addition to solid speeds and unlimited data, they provide cutting edge security that will protect your online identity anywhere in the world.

ExpressVPN is a bit more expensive than other providers but their features more than make up for the extra expense. In addition, they offer a 30-day money-back guarantee, meaning you can try the service risk free. Download ExpressVPN today and experience the internet the way it’s meant to be – free and uninhibited.

Mikey M says:

Where is ExpressVPN based? You’ve said no logs but that means nothing if their native government can issue data requests…

neil says:

Anyone else having Netflix issues with Express? It’s been working fine for ages but I can’t seem to get on right now. Any suggestions?

Marv Richmond says:

Great service. Used ExpressVPN for years. No issues with HD, fast connection, impressive client and a great attitude towards customers. Never changing as have no reason to want to try another.

Ella-Rose says:

What does 99.99% uptime mean? Do people still run into problems? Has anyone experienced a connection drop with this client? I ask because I need a VPN for work, but the country I’m in (as an expat) has made VPNs illegal. I really can’t afford to get caught out with a sloppy service.

Sarah Turner says:

100% would recommend. Never had a problem with this service and I’ve convinced several friends to use it as well.

Bernice G says:

Haven’t had any problems getting on Netflix from western Europe. Speeds are ok, sometimes need to buffer first but happy to connect.

Eliza V says:

What happens if I want to cancel? Will I get my money back instantly?

Kendall E. says:

Really wish there was phone chat. Annoying.

Hacker says:

The zero logging is so clutch. Governements are on the attack. PROTECT YOURSELF PEOPLE

April says:

How many servers do they offer?

Rich says:

It’s so expensive. Other companies do the same things for far less money.

Liza says:

I have Express, it’s speed makes it great for streaming!

Tom says:

Who is ExpressVPN’s biggest competition?

Danny says:

Streaming and torrenting are nice but what about gaming? I’m starting to travel around for tournaments and need to know how this works with gaming outside the US. Don’t want to get over to Sweden and can’t connect to my servers because they are blocked.

Mandi says:

Hey, how does this service do for Hulu? I have used VPN in the past and while I can get to Netflix, I always get a “you’re using a VPN” message. What can I do to avoid this? Will ExpressVPN work for Hulu?

Morgan says:

You claim this can download torrents, but have you actually tried to do so? If so, how’s the speed and are torrent downloads available across the board or just on a couple of servers? Would love to see a review from an actual torrent user.

Mark says:

I’ve been using this service for years. It’s not perfect but it is extremely reliable, like that car you had in college that looks like crap but got you everywhere you wanted to go. Sure, you had to pay a bit to keep it running, but it was a solid car. That’s ExpressVPN.