ibVPN Review 2014 – Invisible Browsing VPN

ibVPN Review 2014 – Invisible Browsing VPN

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ibVPN is one of the most successful VPN service provider with a very cheap price rate. At a price tag as low as $4.95 per month the service is easily affordable. But then just because a service is cheap should not let us make any guesses over the quality of service it provides. So we went on to test ibVPN to judge its performance.

Pros of ibVPN :

  • Easy to setup
  • 6 hours Trial Service
  • 15-day money back guarantee
  • based in Romania
  • Accepts anonymous payment methods like Bitcoin
  • Access to streaming websites without any loss of speed

Cons of ibVPN :

  • Lesser number of servers
  • Some users complain Slow speed in long usage, if you are using from browsing and watching youtube, you should be good. Speed might be an issue when downloading torrents and huge files.
  • Cluttered way of displaying information over website, well we tried to solve that for you here.

We used ibVPN Ultimate VPN pack which offers all the 80+ servers in 33 countries along with P2P file sharing /torrent servers, use of the ibDNS service, use of static IPs, and also permits two devices simultaneously. At our first impression we were really pleased with the plethora of services that were served to us, and also the speed that it offered.

Packages and Pricing

The way the various plans and packages are displayed over the ibVPN website is a bit confusing at once. So if you are not sure what all those packages have to offer here’s a quick start,

Ultimate VPN Total VPN US and Canada VPN UK Ireland VPN EU VPN Torrent VPN
Servers 83 69 14 8 25 9
Simultaneous Connections 2 Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
ibDNS Yes Yes Nil Nil Nil nil
Proxy Countries 5
Torrent Countries 3 3
IPs Over 2000 Over 2000
One Month $10.95 $7.95 $4.95 $4.95 $4.95 $4.95
One Year $82.95 $69.95 $36.95 $36.95 $36.95 $36.95

Ultimate VPN package offers a great value for money deal when subscribed for a year, however a 1 month subscription for around $10.95 is a bit on higher side. Perhaps that’s to motivate users to go for yearly subscription packages.

ibDNS

ibDNS

ibVPN offers a DNS package by the name ibDNS which lets users to use its servers to resolve DNS requests. This comes in handy when a user is trying to bypass Geo restricted websites like Hulu (when outside the US) or BBC iPlayer (when outside the UK).

When using ibDNS the Invisible Browsing VPN would first use the VPN server to access the blocked streaming site and then will simply use your original IP address to stream the media.When using ibDNS, your real IP will be shown and not that of your VPN connection.However it’s not an issue considering the fact that you should not be bothered to hide your IP at streaming websites anyways.

If ordered as a standalone service it costs around $4.95 per month. However it’s well included in Ultimate and Total VPN packages.

Free Trial of ibVPN

ibVPN offers free trial of its services for a period of 6 hour with access to all of its servers. This offer is great considering that you are able to test all its services even if it’s just for 6 hours.

Servers and Security:

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At the time of writing this review ibVPN had some 80+ servers running in 33 countries. Now this number is lesser than what its competitions have to offer. But, ibVPN has been offering different servers for different purposes. Thus actually segregating the users based on their needs.

There is no point in offering countless numbers of servers if they cannot handle the traffic. Invisible Browsing offers more than 2000 dynamic IPs.

ibVPN lets you connect  via PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN and SSTP protocols from all of their packages.The default security is 256-bit blowfish encrypted OpenVPN which serves best, most of the needs.Here is the detail of encryption protocol:

  • PPTP protocol runs at 128 bit encryption
  • L2TP protocol works at 256 bit encryption
  • OpenVPN protocol runs with 256 bit encryption /1024 for authentication
  • SSTP protocol 256 comes with bit encryption

ibVPN is based in Romania and is known not to keep user activity logs. However some connection logs are kept for 7 days, like,

  • Time, date and location of VPN connection made
  • Duration of the connection.
  • Bandwidth used

Now it’s not possible to track your activity using these information but still it’s something that no one would like.

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Customer Support and Tutorials

The ibVPN Customer Support comprises of following:

  • FAQ
  • How to Setup
  • Forums
  • Knowledge Base
  • Remote Assistance
  • Contact Support

FAQ or Frequently Asked Questions section is a one page long document which offers comprehensive answers to common queries.

How to Setup: This link takes you to a tutorial page that will give you full detailed instruction on how to setup your VPN. It’s well written and easy to follow.

Forums: “Coming Soon” well yes, that’s what this link shows as of now.

Knowledge Base: Offers more detailed answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

Remote Assistance: Now this feature lets you book a 30 minute long duration of Remote Assistance appointment. You can easily select the date and time of this service. ibVPN uses TeamViewer to run Remote Assistance so make sure you have one installed.

Contact Support or Live Chat feature lets you have a conversation with one of their customer representatives. However it’s only available for 16 hours a day as a LiveChat widget at the lower right of your screen .

Payment Method

payments for ibVPN

ibVPN accepts a wide variety of payment methods.The more common payment methods are PayPal, Credit Card and BitCoin.WebMoney, Perfect Money and Payza (Formerly known as AlertPay) , CashU for Middle Eastern and North African clients; as well as AstroPay for Latin American clients are also accepted.

All payment methods come with a 15 day money back guarantee.

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Support for various platforms

Along with a desktop client for OSX and Windows OS it also offers apps for Android and iOS.Tutorials are also available for the various VPN protocols in Windows, OSX, Linux, Android, iOS, and DD-WRT routers.

System Requirements
  • Windows XP and Windows Vista
  • Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/Windows 7/Window 8
  • Mac OS X 10.2 and higher
  • Android, WM Smartphones, iPhone, iPad
  • Linux
  • Any PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN, SSTP compatible device/software
  • VPN client available for PPTP users as well
  • DD-WRT supported routers
  • Xbox 360/PS3

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