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Good at first, now not so much.
I initially was all about Express VPN. In the beginning it worked as advertised. Two months later would drop unexpectedly and phishing spam seem to increase at alarming rate about that same time. Here lately it says I’m connected but apps or browsers report “timed out” or “no internet connection”. Tried different servers and that solves the problem short term only as the same issues creep back up, sometimes only after a day or two. I’ve had to uninstall the app on at least 3 occasions to get it working. It does what it advertises but only w/certain browsers. It does work w/all major streaming platforms, you might have to try a few servers to find one that it will work with but that’s to be expected. I got this app & subscription because I would not connect to a public WiFi/hotspot or even Barnes & Noble network for fear of my personal info being compromised, &, at the time our carrier did not have unlimited data. Connecting to a public hotspot is 50/50 that it’ll work smoothly, but I suspect that has more to do with the way the public hotspot is configured because on a private network this app works decent, when it works. Bear in mind nothing is fool proof. This app is certainly no exception.
Don’t Waste Your Time
Everything starts off fine, but after about a month the issues will start. At first I thought it was just my wife and operator error, but a month later I started to have more and more issues. So let’s begin.... do you love scrolling through your news feed or watching videos on Facebook? Not anymore after a joyous ~15min you’ll be forced to troubleshoot your connection as it drops and struggles to reconnect. When and if you get it working again, usually by manually disconnecting or switching locations Facebook will force you to begin anew as it refreshes your feed since you just got on the internet...again. You will get to spend quality time with customer service time and just when you think their advice worked... guess what... it didn’t. Lost connection, waiting, manually disconnecting, trying to reconnect, waiting, manually disconnecting, switching locations, more waiting, manually disconnecting, switching locations, and more waiting, deleting app, reinstalling app, more waiting, resetting settings to prescribed settings per customer service, trying to connect, more waiting, restarting your phone, more waiting, contacting customer service, new prescription settings, and finally a connection till you guessed it... tomorrow or sooner just to start again.
Good VPN... When it actually works
I’ve been using ExpressVPN for a few months now. When it’s connected and working properly it’s a pretty good service. Before the latest update I would occasionally have a connection drop, but it didn’t happen often enough to bother me. Since the update my iPhone is constantly disconnecting from the VPN servers. Doesn’t matter what server I connect to either. Sometimes when I unlock my phone it’ll have a hard time connecting back to the server and I’ll have to manually open the app and select a new one. Other times it’ll drop the connection while I’m using the internet. There is no warning for this. All of a sudden it just stops working and I have to disconnect and choose a new server. This happens at least 10x per day. My connection actually dropped while I was in the middle of typing this review. It’s incredibly frustrating. There’s also no kill switch in the app that I’m aware of so who knows if my info is being leaked. I understand every VPN service has connection issues from time to time but this is a constant thing. For the price of this service I expect much more out of it. I’ll be shopping around whenever my subscription expires.
Blocks All Internet Connection
Worked fine in the beginning then it began sparingly blocking most or all internet connection. I stumbled upon this by turning it off finally and miraculously everything working properly. Unfortunately I didn’t discover this until some months after having the app. Additionally, I discovered that some websites still know my location. I’m outside the U.S. I’ve tried going to a U.S. website to make a purchase and I was rerouted to its foreign counterpart. Very frustrating as Asian sizes are not the same as American sizes. So I’m going to have to delete and go back to my old VPN. Update: I discovered that not Express VPN is not the only VPN that that doesn’t totally hide your location. When trying to watch live sporting events with other VPNs, my my location was still discovered, so I added one star to the rating. Although I didn’t use their customer support, they responded to my review very quickly. They seem to really care about their product. There are just several more VPNs that are a lot less expensive.
Best vpn service
ExpressVPN is the #1 vpn service for all types of users for many reasons. The first for me would be security whilst maintaining great speed. Express’s vpn servers are located all around the world so that you are able to connect to a very large variety of places which can be beneficial for people trying to bypass certain restraints or others who are simply seeking the best connectivity to the closest server to them. The combination of the security and speed provide by ExpressVPN is amazing for people who game and want to be more secure as well. For one, I myself play Xbox one and getting ddosd is a common accurance for many people. I have tried and tested many other vpns and ovh’s to see if any would work while maintaining the best connection possible and ExpressVPN does the job. I connect my Xbox one through an Ethernet cable connected my router that is the ExpressVPN server that I chose enabled in the router’s settings.
Overpriced and not so responsive
I’ve been a user for the past 2+years and most of the time the connection has been satisfactory (sometimes very slow). However for the past 6 months the connection has deteriorated. Sometimes the vpn is down for days and even weeks before the service is restored. I was forced to switch to other vpn and guess what, some of them are much better and charges much less... I’m literally paying 1/3 of the price and getting much better/faster connection...All I can make out of this is that I think the engineers have gotten lazy/non-responsive because of the established status of this branded app. Customer service have told me repetitively that they are “working hard around the clock to solve the issue” but nothing happens for days and weeks. I don’t understand why other vpns are working just fine while this one takes forever to solve. Maybe it’s because you guys aren’t “working hard enough”. So this is it for me, I will not renew my subscription after the current one and I encourage anyone using this to do the same.
Terrible Service in China
I’m not sure why the service is so bad the past couple of months. They sent out an email a while ago saying they were doing what they could to rectify the situation, but it was vague and nothing’s changed. People like me who depend on VPNs for day-to-day work and interaction with loved ones back home have been hung out to dry. I’ve spoken to many customers here who are looking for new service providers because they can’t cope. As I speak, I have the app running on my computer trying to connect to any servers available, and all are just pinwheeling over and over with no connections in sight. I had problems with them early in the year, and it took months before the issues were resolved. Then the summer was pretty much issue-free, and I was hoping they’d finally stepped up their service. I just want a world where I can connect to the uncensored, unpropagandized, unmonitored internet. Instead I just have hours of frustration daily with a product that used to be the industry standard.
Best in China
I’m tired of all the reviews bashing this service in China. It is currently illegal to have a vpn, and the government is working diligently to curtail vpn usage. And yet, with only a few exceptions, my connectivity is outstanding. The only time I can’t connect is when the government steps up its efforts to block ALL vpns, and then ExpressVPN works quickly to restore their connections. We have had other vpns, and none have worked for more than a few months. Express is the only one that has worked for the 6 years (and counting) that we have been here. They keep us updated when the service is blocked, post product updates quickly, and respond promptly when a real issue pops up. It can’t be easy keeping the lines open, especially right now, but my vpn works and works very well. I’ll definitely keep it once we rotate Stateside!
WARNING: No mobile kill switch!
I spent so many hours looking at reviews of the best VPN services and Express and Nord were always at the top of the list. I decided with this one because it seemed like the fastest. BUT when I downloaded the app I was informed by the support (very quick btw) that unlike their desktop apps, their mobile apps have no kill switch feature to block internet if you’re not connected to the VPN. I witnessed my device try and connect to the VPN lots of times but was unsuccessful, and I had no way of knowing this unless I wasn’t actually looking for the VPN icon that appears at the top of my phone. This feature is critical to anyone who never wants their privacy broken. I want a RELIABLE VPN that works all of the time on all of my devices. If my phone can still connect to WiFi and data for a while before the VPN connects and protects me, I’m still vulnerable for a brief time and that defeats the whole point of the VPN. Nord has this feature on their mobile devices and when I asked Express’s support about this, they said “We can also file this as a service request to our engineers and if we get enough similar requests for it, they can prioritize to have this feature fully functional on the future versions of the ExpressVPN app.” Why would you not automatically put this feature on the app to protect users? I guess we either have to wait before they implement it or have people request it to get this feature, but for me Nord looks better at the moment.
I am doing this review unsolicited and not being compensated, this is a real honest review from a real person. I’m in the security business and regularly travel to Dubai, Oman, Pakistan, India, and Egypt. I had three different VPNs before I had express VPN and I discontinued them all after a few days into the trial period. One of those I canceled was NordVPN. With my previous VPNs, I would have trouble connecting in Dubai or Egypt, for example, so I would call customer support who would send me a list of instructions on what to do on my phone to get past the block that was being imposed by these countries. It was frustrating and time-consuming and often did not work. Listen, if I wanted to be a computer technician I would have gone to school for this. I simply want a VPN to work with no drama! Express VPN works!! You simply press the big button and it turns on and you don’t have to think about anything else. I have had this for six months and have not had a single problem in any country I visit with them trying to block my VPN. If you are tech savvy and want to change some settings or change your home city, Express VPN allows you to do this, but if you are like me and just want to press the button and have all the security you would ever want, this is the VPN!! -Dean
Worked ok.... for a minute
When the service works, it works good. But when you are on a perfectly stable home WiFi system, and it either 1. Disconnects all the time, and doesn't tell you, or 2. Seems to "auto disconnect " after a period of maybe 20 minutes, and STILL doesn't tell you, claims your "connection unexpectedly dropped, reconnecting" (both a lie) it is more than infuriating. Since I updated the app to the latest version (as of 2/19) it has only gotten many times worse. I have contacted their tech support countless times, and it's like dealing with level 1 Comcast tech support "is it plugged in", you provide all the stuff they ask for, and they provide zero useful solutions. Lots of "I'm sorry" and "have you tried the most basic stuff you have already obviously tried like try connecting to a different location " I am quite displeased with the reliability of this system, and unless something greatly improves, I'm done after my subscription expires. There's gotta be a better alternative.
Won’t work from July
I renewed my annual subscription earlier this year, got to say the service was stable and user-friendly which seemed to worth the high price point, but not so much ever since this July, all the locations went down and despite all their “our engineers are working around the clocks” the issue has not been fixed after months, and I have only benefitted from my subscription for less than half a year, now it just won’t work no matter how, I wrote several mails to the customer service requesting for 50% refund or extending my subscription until they fix the issue, but CS will only offer me 1 free month or cancel my subscription from now ( didn’t mention about refund ). How would 1 free month help me while your service down? And what kind of compensation that is to cancel my subscription without refund? Like other users have commented, there are lots of other VPN services which offer a much better price with quality functionality, let’s not waste our money here now.
Great when it works...
Express VPN is great when it works, however, I find that more and more often it disconnects on me, especially on popular servers like NY, and Chicago, which is really frustrating because it cuts off your internet (a security feature) in the middle of usage. However, it doesn't tell you this, so it may look like you're connected to the internet when you're not. I know that the connection issues are not the apps fault, but it would do the developers good to put in a push notification whenever you get disconnected as you often can't tell until you open the app. If the app could also try another server in the same country after a certain time that'd be nice too (I.e. if you can't connect to NY after 5 seconds try another city in the US). In general I'm somewhat disappointed with the service, but I hope that the above suggestions help the developers make a better app with what they're given.
Cant begin to explain how happy of a recipient I am of this service and subscription. The VPN is fast on pretty much all locations with little to no reconnection hiccups. Amazing customer service with a response via email in no more than 2 hours for any enquiry ive made. For the simple interface, tutorials, quality customer service, high speeds, and strong encryption to go along with it i would highly recommend sparing any heartache from a free VPN and getting a ExpressVPN subscription and then downloading it on 3 of your favorite devices. Doing the month by month payment with 0% markdown versus the bundles for 6 and 12 months which offer a significant price cut for one payment of that alotted time. More than happy with that at just under 13 bucks a month, havent seen competition that even compares as far as I am concerned. 5 stars 🤙
I give this app a very high rating in the service as well expressVPN deserves to hold the rating is number one in VPN services it might be a little higher price than others the reason why you pay for a service like this their customer service representatives alone are worth the price a few issues I’ve had minor we are all expertly taken care of by courteous well-trained and prompt customer service agents I have had no problems with the program with the VPN service itself and what few issues I did have a minor enough not to even mention mostly just errors on myself regarding my account but even then it was dealt with promptly you’re very courteous about it they should definitely receive a 10 star rating and be considered #1 In the VPN services
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