Have you heard about VeePN? How fast is it? Does VeePN unblock Netflix? Is it secure? All this and more will be answered in this VeePN review for 2021! Keep reading to unveil its testing results.
VeePN Review – At a glance
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Before we move ahead with this VeePN review, you should know that not all VPNs are the same, and there are ways to check if they’re working.
Keeping that in mind, you’ll find a few major points below showing you what VeePN claims to offer and what I’ll be testing further on. They are:
- VeePN is headquartered in Panama, which is generally known as a safe location. However, that’s not enough. We need to see whether this VPN stores data or if their logging policy is valid.
- Offers 2500+ servers in 42 counties, but do they unblock geo-restricted services? (discussed further on)
- 24/7 live chat (How reliable is the customer support?)
- Offers great security features like AES 256-bit encryption, a Kill Switch, DNS and IP leak protection. (discussed further on)
- VeePN claims to offer “Blazing speeds.” I’ll be testing that further on.
- Supports Torrenting.
- Offers multi-device connections.
VeePN review – The rating guide
Online protection is extremely crucial considering the number of cybercrimes that have spiked lately.
Have you ever wondered what a VPN hides and how it works? It’s one of the more reliable ways to protect you online while offering many other perks like safely accessing geo-restricted streaming services or even bypassing ISP throttling. However, all efforts go in vain when the VPN you choose offers nothing in comparison and is unsafe.
There are many VPNs in the market, but you need to go through plenty of VPN reviews, or even scout other user-experiences with the software you require. In the case of VeePN, yes, it’s quite an affordable VPN, but it takes much more than that.
In this VeePN review, I’ll be testing and reviewing each portion of the app. I’ll be using a particular rating guide so that it’s easier for you to see the test results more clearly. Here’s how I’ll be testing the app:
- Location and servers
Pricing – How expensive is VeePN?
Before going ahead with the VeePN review, it’s better to get a quick glimpse of how much this provider costs, to see whether it’s within budget. According to that, we’ll later on see whether the provider is worth your investments.
So, how much does VeePN cost? Is it affordable? Here are the VeePN prices:
- $10.99/mo. for the 1-month package
- $5.83/mo. for the 1-year plan
- $1.67/mo. for the 5-year package (Biggest Saving at 85% off)
There might be 3 deals, but according to me, the most affordable and pocket-friendly package is the 5 year plan.
VeePN payment methods
There are a few payment methods that are good for anonymity, and VeePN offers a variety of options for users to choose from. They are:
- Credit cards
- Payment Wall
VeePN free trial
A free trial is important. It allows you to test the VPN and all its features or in short you’ll be left with a better idea of the VPN app. However, there are many websites claiming that VeePN offers a 7-day trial when in actuality, it’s been discontinued.
I contacted the support chat to reconfirm, and here’s what they had to say:
There’s no 7-day trial anymore, but a 1-day free trial. You can avail of this by signing up with the service, logging in to your account, and automatically be able to test VeePN for free. However, I get that 1 day is just not enough, which is why the money-back guarantee may interest you.
The VeePN 30-day money-back guarantee
Considering that the 1-day free trial isn’t enough time to test yet use the VPN, so you can hack the VeePN 30-day money-back guarantee. However, the 30-days refund only applies to the 1 and 5-year plans. You will only receive a 14-day refund over the monthly plan.
Here’s a glimpse of the VeePN refund policy:
So, make sure you go through the entire refund policy before subscribing to the VPN. You can always contact the support chat for more assistance.
Location – The VeePN jurisdiction and network review
The location of your VPN provider is important. There are some VPNs located in countries that are a part of the 14-eyes alliance. These countries collect and share user data among each other. Thankfully, I could say that VeePN is far from that.
It’s headquartered in Panama, and away from the eyes alliance. Even if that’s not actually the case, a VPN provider needs to abide by a strict no-logging policy. That should be the endgame for online privacy. I’ll be discussing more on its policies further on.
The VeePN server coverage –
VeePN offers a variety of servers. Its network has around 2500+ servers in 42 countries (updated Feb’ 2021). You’ll find the widest coverage in the US and Europe, and a good number spread across Asian Pacific countries, India, the Middle East, and Africa. There’s no actual information on which servers are physical and which are virtual.
Some would say that 2500+ is just no good, but how can we know unless we test the VPN? But then, there’s the issue of overcrowded servers, depending on which one every user is connected to. However, when I tested a few of the more popular servers, I wasn’t too pleased with the results. The speeds weren’t all that fast and some didn’t connect. You’ll find the results ahead.
Double VPN servers – (Multi-hop)
Apart from the single server selection, VeePN also offers a separate tab for Double VPN servers also commonly known as the Multi-hop feature. What I appreciate about this is that usually certain providers charge a separate fee for Double VPN servers, but VeePN offers them with each subscription.
These DoubleVPN servers are best for those living in countries with either harsh online restrictions, or even for those who require a particular server, but want to be spotted in another. Using a Multi-hop server means double the encryption. However, the speeds won’t be faster than usual, and considering the speed results already didn’t go as planned.
Does VeePN work in China?
Honestly, there’s no definite answer for that. There are also a lot of mixed reviews regarding this. This is mostly because VPNs, in general, don’t function in China as well as they do in other countries.
However, my hunch tells me that there’s a 50/50% chance that VeePN works in China. They offer a Shadowsocks protocol that you can connect to, which is mainly to bypass the Great China Wall. It might work for certain users in China, as per this YouTube review.
However, if you’re looking for a VPN particularly for China, there are a couple of other reliable providers that work there without any hassle.
Security – VeePN encryption & features review
A VPN needs to offer solid encryption if anything else. As mentioned above, with the increase in cybercrimes, extensive online protection is a must, something that your device alone won’t offer. So, let’s review the VeePN security infrastructure, starting with its:
VeePN operates using AES 256-bit encryption which is the best for online protection, privacy and anonymity. It helps you jet past geo-restrictions, blocks or surveillance bodies without getting detected.
To go with its military-grade encryption, VeePN offers a selection of protocols to choose from. You can manually connect to them depending on what your activities are. Here are what the protocols on the Windows app offer:
- OpenVPN (UDP/TCP)
For streaming, the better option would be IKEv2, since it’s faster than OpenVPN. But toggle the settings to see what suits you the most.
Does VeePN offer a Kill Switch?
Yes, it does.
A Kill Switch feature is crucial. It’s for when you’re midway an activity like say, accessing a geo-restricted streaming service. When your VPN connection drops midway, the Kill Switch turns off the internet. It’s to prevent your data from being exposed. You’re connected to another IP address, so when the VPN stops working, there are chances for your data or IP being exposed – a Kill Switch stops that.
The Kill Switch feature on the VeePN app is on the main interface. You can manually switch it on when connected to the VPN.
Other security features
Apart from protocol options, and a Kill Switch, the apps come with other privacy features that you can manually enable or disable. They include an Ad-blocker, a Malware blocker, and an online tracking blocker.
Is VeePN DNS leak protected?
Yes, the app comes with a DNS leak protection feature that you can toggle in the security settings tab. It also offers the option to change your Custom DNS settings. You’ll also find how the leak test went, if you scroll ahead.
Invisibility – The VeePN leak test review
Also, a part of the security front is whether or not VeePN leaks DNS, IP or WebRTC. Now, I usually run tests using the more popular servers like the US, UK, CA, or Australian servers. However, as luck would have it, I wasn’t able to successfully connect to any.
However, next, I tried connecting to a server that’s closer to my physical location, hoping it would work, and luckily it did. For the DNS, IP, and webRTC leak tests, I connected to the Singapore server. Here are the results:
For the IP leak test:
The DNS leak test:
For the webRTC leak test:
Streaming – Does VeePN work with Netflix?
No, it doesn’t. As mentioned above, I had a few issues while connecting to Netflix servers. However, after several attempts, I managed to maintain a connection with the US server. So, the first thing I decided to do was test it with the US Netflix library.
Sadly, it didn’t unblock. The homepage itself didn’t load. I even ran tests on other platforms. Apart from Netflix, VeePN doesn’t Hulu, and Amazon Prime, and a couple of others. I did, however, manage to get HBO Go, and YouTube. These issues of not being able to access the service could be due to where I’m located and could work differently for other users.
Although, if you’re not willing to run tests, and if accessing Netflix is something you’re mainly looking to do, there are other better VPNs that will give you immediate access to a number of libraries including the US one.
Does VeePN support torrenting?
Yes, it does. However, you’re going to need to toggle with the servers and settings to see which server you’re going to be able to connect to.
Speed – VeePN speed test review
What good is bypassing geo-blocks and accessing geo-restricted streaming services when the speeds are hampered? No one likes buffering issues. Yes, a VPN won’t drastically increase your speeds, but it will help stabilize them a bit, bypassing ISP throttling.
But, how did the VeePN speeds test out? Were they fast enough for HD and 4K streams? Honestly, no, they’re not but are okay enough for moderate speeds.
I tested the following servers using a local internet speed of 28Mbps. Here are the results:
- Canada – 64 Mbps
- Singapore – 77 Mbps
- United States – 94 Mbps
The fastest or most stable was the Singaporean server, mostly because it was the best according to where I’m located. However, I was pretty disappointed overall with the speed results. I even tested the Double VPN server for Australia – Canada which only tested to 10.01 Mbps.
Compatibility – VeePN multi-platform review
A VPN should also be able to offer apps for all the major or popular devices. It’s even better when a VPN also supports multi-device connections.
So, let’s review the apps that VeePN supports. They are:
- Fire TV
- Android TV
- Apple TV
- Browser extensions (Opera, Firefox and Chrome)
I ran tests using the Windows app. The download and setting up of the app was pretty straight forward, didn’t have any issues there. Even switching between servers was fairly easy. This will be good for beginners to use, considering that the VPN is affordable as well. You have a choice between four protocols, and whether or not you’d like to enable the privacy/security features.
Here’s what the Windows app user-interface looks like:
The Kill Switch feature can be enabled but you’ll also receive a popup windows saying that your internet connection will be permanently killed if the VPN is disconnected. So, that’s a choice you’re going to need to think about, if you’re planning on keeping VeePN for the long haul. It just means the Kill Switch is functional.
I also love that the servers are easy to find and labeled. You have your locations, Double VPN servers and
Does VeePN offer multi-device connections?
Yes, it does. VeePN allows up to 10 multi-device connections. That’s great because not many VPNs offer multiple device connections for a lower price. So, with a VeePN subscription, you can connect your Windows, Android or iOS smartphones, or even Fire TV all over a single account.
Reliability – Is VeePN safe?
So, far, it is.
It’s located in Panama, a safe jurisdiction, and doesn’t leak IP/DNS or webRTC, but there are still other aspects of VeePN to review. I’ll be looking into its logging policy and other reports, including how reliable the support chat is. Let’s first start with the:
VeePN no-logging policy
I’ve gone through the logging policy and VeePN does mention that it’s a no logging provider, but does collect a few personal information like your name, email, passwords, timestamps, connection logs etc. I just feel like the no-logs policy isn’t as clear as I hoped.
However, on the other said they say that they don’t collect any important information that could be of any threat to the user. Here’s an extract from the no-logs policy:
“As an outstanding VPN Service provider, we value privacy of our users. Therefore, we never collect logs of your activity (“usage logs”), including no logging of browsing history, traffic destination or data content.”
They further added:
“We may collect information that directly identifies you, such as your name and email address (“Personal Information”), and other information that does not identify you, as listed below.”
So, make sure you go through the entire policy before investing. Even though it’s not completely clear to me, I do believe they don’t store anything of major significance.
Here’s a look at their Warrant Canary report, which is seemingly out of the grey:
What is the Trustpilot take on VeePN?
Well, VeePN has been rated a solid 4.4 star rating on Trustpilot. However, as mentioned above, user-reviews may always vary. Here’s a clip of the rating:
The 24/7 support chat
A customer support is very important especially for first time VPN users. The VeePN support team was more than helpful with my queries. It hardly took a few seconds for an agent to attend to them. So, that’s a pro for me.
All-in-all, VeePN is pretty affordable and easy to navigate through. I did experience a few issues here and there with the server connections, but the app didn’t leak any data, and the support team is good. I’d say VeePN needs to make many more improvements to its apps, and that it might be best only for beginners.
However, if you’re looking for other affordable VPNs you can take a look at our VPN deals and discount page for more.