Express VPN

ExpressVPN

One of the most popular VPN (self-proclaimed #1) and very easy to use, ExpressVPN is also the most expensive.

Their app/software is available on most of the devices, including Windows, Mac, Android, Linux, Chrome, Firefox, Smart TVs, Chromecast, Game consoles...etc. According to user's reviews this is a fast VPN service (comparable to the fastest existing) and servers are always available.

Caracteristics

Number of servers and countries

  • 3,000+ VPN servers
  • 94 countries with 160 VPN server locations

Location & security

They are located in the British Virgin Islands where they do not have strict rules related to logging and data retention; however they are subject to law enforcement in the UK and USA, which means they could be pressed to comply with investigations. They have passed an audit by a cybersecurity firm Cure 53 at the end of 2018 and an audit by PwC in 2019. ExpressVPN are publishing the source code of the browser extension under an open-source license.

Cost

Express VPN cost are:

  • $13/month,
  • $60 for 6 months subscritpion or
  • $100 for a 15 months subscription, including 3 months free [SPECIAL OFFER] - Normal offer is $8.32/months for 1 year plan.

All subscriptions come with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Number of devices using the VPN simultaneously

A single subscription can be used simultaneously on 5 devices, regardless of platform (including virtual machines). This is important to consider this limitation as depending on the number of people in your house it can become congested.

If you would like to use your subscription on more than five devices at any one time, you may:

  • Purchase an additional license.
  • Set up a VPN router and connect as many devices to it as you wish.

How to pay?

ExpressVPN accepts payment via:

  • Credit card: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, JCB, Visa Electron, Diners Club International
  • PayPal
  • BitPay (Bitcoin)
  • Other payment methods: Alipay, UnionPay, iDEAL, Klarna, WebMoney, Giropay, Yandex Money, Interac Online, Mint, OneCard, Carte Bleue, Maestro, FanaPay, and more.

Access to services

ExpressVPN is compatible with:

  • Netflix
  • ESPN
  • HBO
  • ITV Player
  • Hulu
  • Disney
  • Spotify
  • BBC iPlayer
  • Amazon Prime Video

However, as other VPNs, they are not 100% reliable on unblocking streaming contents and as they become populars, Netflix of otehr services can block their IP addresses generating issues for users trying to connect to a server that does no longer work (you then have the possibility to switch aroud servers to find one that does work)

You can get more information on VPN services for expat in this expat magazine: VPN options for an expat and Top 5 reasons why expats need to use a VPN

Get ExpressVPN

Select a plan that works for you with 30-day money-back guarantee by clicking the button below. Most of the time you will see some special deals for a 12 months subscription.

30-Day Money-back Guarantee

NB: VPN providers run special offers and promotion on a regular basis. Therefore all prices may vary considerably and if price does matter, we strongly encourage you to check on the different websites before to choose your provider.