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ExpressVPN offers a virtual private network, protecting your data from potential hackers, internet thieves and spies. You can choose to go through over 70 servers around the world, hiding your IP address and encrypting your communications.
Express VPN works on a range of devices including desktops, laptops, phones and tablets. You can even connect from two devices at once (a computer and a mobile device). Apps are suitable for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS and there are configuration files which allow Linux machines to access the system. Whilst this is not bad, they could make their services more widely compatible, and simpler access for Linux users.
The system is configured with OpenVPN UDP but then can also switch to OpenVPN TCP, PPTP, SSTP and L2TP, offering plenty of options if you wish to alternate between them.
Okay, enough of the technicalities: let’s talk tools. Well, ExpressVPN.com offers the various tools you might expect, with servers all over the world. Essentially it allows you to avoid surveillance whilst accessing any site you wish to. They don’t monitor your activities and can help prevent third parties from tracking your location. However, pretty much all proxy or VPN services do this, so it’s nothing particularly special.
That’s the main issue with Express VPN: it just doesn’t go above and beyond the call of duty. Given this, it’s also a little expensive when compared with its competitors. Superior services are available for the same price, or even less money.
One advantage of ExpressVPN.com is that it offers a 30 day money back guarantee, with no questions asked. Of course, how easily you retrieve this money is up for question, as with most of its competitors. That said, the fact that they have live chat support does imply that staff are on call a lot to handle your questions and queries.
The site’s blog is regularly updated, although we didn’t always see the relevance of the posts. You can also check them out on Facebook and Twitter. Otherwise, there’s not a great deal to do on the website itself, and we did feel that the apps might be a little under developed if you’ve some experience in using VPN websites.
Despite offering a fairly reasonable service, there’s nothing which really sets ExpressVPN.com apart, and therefore it’s hard to recommend using it. You’ll pay slightly more but with little payoff, in short. However, perhaps their servers are located in areas you wish to utilize, in which case it might be worth taking a look at the server locations (which the site lists) to see if they can provide what you need.
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