AirVPN Review (2018)
- Country: Italy (Fourteen Eyes)
- Logging: No (Traffic), No (Connection), No (IP address)
- Bypass VPN Block (DPI): OpenVPN over SSH, SSL or Tor
- Pricing: 3.30 Euro (approx. $3.70 per month, in yearly subscription)
- Allows P2P/ Torrent: Yes
- Simulanteous connections: 5
- Chat Support: No
- Native apps: No (Mobile devices) and Yes (Win, Linux, Mac)
- Alternative website:
- Trustpilot rating: 5/10; 19 reviews
My First Impressions
My first impression about the website is above average. The main page includes everything necessary for prospective users. You can find features and pricing related to the VPN. AirVPN differs from other VPN providers with its forum and forum-like FAQ section. It is unusual, but not necessarily bad. Only minuses that I have noticed are, lack of multi-language website and live chat support.
Does AirVPN bypass Deep Packet Inspection (DPI)?
Countries like China, Turkey, Russia, UAE, Egypt implement firewalls that block access to VPN services. As an example, China uses the Great Wall of China (GFW) system to block most VPNs and proxies. Some VPN providers offer extra protocols, often called Stealth VPN or anti-DPI protocols, that help users to bypass VPN blocks and access free internet.
AirVPNshines in these features and offers three protocols to bypass VPN blocking firewalls:
– OpenVPN over SSH
– OpenVPN over SSL
– OpenVPN over Tor
But, what is the different between the three?
What is Price-Performance Ratio of AirVPN? (Pricing & Features)
AirVPN offers a simple pricing plan. You can get AirVPN for 3 days (if you want to try it) for $2.30, 1 month for about $8.30. If you buy AirVPN for 3 months or 6 months, you will pay about $6 per month. And if you subscribe for 1 year, then you will pay about $3.70 per month (which is approx. $0.75 per device). If you are using several devices, or would like to share a VPN with friends or family, then the pricing is very reasonable.
AirVPN accepts Paypal, credit card and various cryptocurrency payments from Bitcoin to Zencash. Also, AirVPN offers a free trial, but you need to send a message to the AirVPN team through their contact form. Alternatively, you can test AirVPN for 3 days for €2, if you want to try AirVPN before investing for a longer period. Even if you made a payment, no need to worry because AirVPN offers 3 days money-back guarantee.
What features are offered by AirVPN?
– Supported Platforms
AirVPN supports Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, Routers and Chrome OS. However, if you are using Android or iOS device you need to do the configurations manually using OpenVPN, which is not practical. AirVPN has its own software named “Eddie” which works on Windows, Mac and Linux platforms.
– Supported Protocols
AirVPN focuses only on the OpenVPN protocol, stating that other protocols are unsecure. As mentioned above, there are three VPN protocols that use OpenVPN with SSH, SSL, or Tor tunnels to bypass the Deep Packet Inspection system used by some ISPs.
– Number of Servers
AirVPN has over 240 servers, including multi-hop servers, in 22 countries (I counted them). However, I should note that AirVPN does not offer multi-hop (or double-hop) servers for direct connections, rather those servers are used to avoid geolocation censorship.
In addition, AirVPN got a good rating on Simple VPN Comparison Table, thanks to its logging policy, pricing and a good choice of servers. On the VPN Comparison Table, the VPN is in the top 5 most affordable VPNs (price per device a month.)
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