VPN4ALL Review (2019)

VPN4ALL Highlights

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  • Country: Operated from Seychelles
  • Logging:  No (Traffic), Yes (Connection),  No (IP address)
  • Bypass VPN Block (DPI): DPI Shield
  • Pricing: $13.08 (per month)
  • Allows P2P/ Torrent: Yes
  • Simultaneous connections: 1 
  • Live Chat Support: No
  • Custom clients/apps: Yes (Windows, MacOS), No (Android, iOS)
  • Alternative website: N/A
  • Trustpilot rating: N/A

My First Impression

VPN4ALL is a VPN service that belongs to VPN4ALL Ltd, Netherlands, but Operated by Seychelles based Web Broadcasting Ltd. The reason, as explained on the website, is to protect user privacy by operating in the jurisdiction of Seychelles. The service is active since 2009, and claims to have over 50 thousand clients.

The website  looks very outdated, which in fact is the case. The website, in general, has not been updated since 2014 (they even have old iPhone 4 images.) This is the huge downside, as any potential user would like have an updated VPN provider, which also catches up with fast advancing technological changes. The website lacks live chat support, and is available only in English.

Does VPN4ALL keep logs?

Privacy Policy page, VPN4ALL explains which information both personally identifiable info and non personal info is gathered, and for what purposes what the information is used. VPN4ALL states that bandwidth usage per user is logged, however IP address and internet activity are not monitored.

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VPN4ALL Logging Policy

To sum up, we can conclude that VPN4ALL does not keep:

  • traffic logs (i.e user activity)
  • IP address
Whereas VPN4ALL gathers information about bandwidth usage, it does not, however, track to which IP addresses a user has connected. Also, since Web Broadcasting Ltd is based in Seychelles, the service provider is not obliged to store or share user information.
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VPN4ALL Privacy Policy

Does VPN4ALL bypass Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) and similar firewalls?

Countries like China, Turkey, Russia 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 StealthVPN or anti-DPI protocols, that help users to bypass VPN block and access free internet.

VPN4ALL does not give enough detail about its anti-DPI protocol, just claiming that the VPN works in heavy censored countries like Chine. The screenshot below from the website shows, that VPN4ALL Windows version includes a DPI shield, but no information about the protocol is not given. I would like to note, that the feature is only available for PC users (Windows), and not for mobile users.  

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VPN4ALL - DPI Shield

Is VPN4ALL affordable?

No, not at all. On the contrary, it is one of the most expensive VPN providers out there. VPN4ALL offers 3 plans: one for mobile devices, which is limited to 5 GB per month, and two plans for PCs, with one being limited to 50GB per month, and the other with unlimited data. You can also combine the unlimited plan for PCs, with the 5 GB plan for mobile devices for $13.08 per month when paid annually. The main disadvantage is that a user is allowed to connect to only one device at a time, which makes the price $13.08 per device a month.

VPN4ALL Pricing

VPN4ALL accepts major credit/debit cards, PayPal and Bitcoin.

VPN4ALL does offer refunds within the first 30 days, only if the data usage has not exceeded 100 MB. Even though, in the knowledge base it is stated the by just signing up, however, that is not the case now, thus VPN4ALL does not offer

 

What features are offered by VPN4ALL?

– Supported Platforms

VPN4ALL supports Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android, with standalone softwares for Windows  platforms. The extensions and the iOS app lack the ant-DPI protocol GhostBear. The VPN also offers forced IP, port forwarding, and possibility to add 3rd party proxies. Also, there is a paid anti-phishing, anti-malware add-on provided by the VPN provider.

– Supported Protocols

VPN4ALL offers OpenVPN and DPI Shield protocols.

– Number of Servers

The provider offers VPN services with over 140 servers in 39 countries.

Conclusion

What I liked:

  • No logs kept (traffic and IP address)
  • DPI Shield (stealth vpn)
  • Bitcoin accepted
  • P2P allowed

What I didn’t like:

  • Connection logs stored
  • Very expensive, $13.08 per device a month
  • Outdated website
  • No anti-DPI protocol on mobile devices
  • No custom apps for mobile devices
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