VPN4ALL Review (2019
- 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.
Does VPN4ALL keep logs?
To sum up, we can conclude that VPN4ALL does not keep:
- traffic logs (i.e user activity)
- IP address
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.
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 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.
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