Main Features of VPN4ALL
At the core of VPN4ALL’s service is their free VPN client software that mediates between you and VPN4ALL’s servers. This simple and intuitive application allows users to connect to a secure VPN network by simply launching the program and clicking “connect.” While unnecessary for secure internet access, advanced users can use a variety of useful optional settings in the client, including UDP/TCP connections, forced IP changes, auto-launch, and forced/dynamic IP selection.
Video: Setting Up VPN4ALL
Unlike many VPN services, VPN4ALL only offers protocol support for one protocol: OpenVPN. They have chosen to not offer PPTP connections because they consider that protocol to be insecure. They make up for this relative lack of variety by providing a massive network of servers all across the globe. VPN4ALL’s locations include: the UK, Switzerland, Spain, Seychelles, Russia, Poland, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Latvia, Italy, Ireland, Hong Kong, Germany, France, Finland, Denmark, Czech Republic, Canada, Belgium, and six major cities in the United States. P2P downloading is enabled for about 30% of these connections, and most have 1 Gbps dedicated ports.
There are usually at least two servers per region, and average uptime of all their servers is 100%. Between the available 25 countries, users can choose from over 1,000 different IPs, and a fixed IP address is included in every available plan. There are no speed limits, switching between servers is free, and they promise a 99% uptime guarantee on all their servers.
VPN4ALL prides itself on offering “military grade” (AES-256 RSA 2096 bit) encryption technology. This encryption is standard for both the US military and for corporate America. All data is encrypted and decrypted for incoming and outgoing transmissions, and encryption keys are used only once before being discarded.
VPN4ALL’s impressive network offers gigabyte port speeds backed up by Cisco Systems firewalls. None of their servers log any incoming or outgoing connections, so tracing individuals back to their internet access is virtually impossible.
OS, Device Support
VPN4ALL includes support for Windows and Mac operating systems, as well as Android, Windows Mobile, and iOS devices. These options are relatively restricted compared to some of VPN4ALL competitors due to the fact that they do not offer support for PPTP connections.
VPN4ALL offers three distinct subscription plans. The VPN4ALL 50 plan costs $9.95/month and includes 50 GB of bandwidth, the VPN4ALL Unlim plan costs $16.95/month and includes unlimited bandwidth, and the VPN4ALL Mobile plan costs $5.95 per month, and includes 5 GB of bandwidth. Naturally, the mobile plan is necessary to access their VPN service on your mobile devices.
For an additional $2.49 per month, you can add server-side anti-malware and firewall protection to any of these packages, and 19%/27%/45% discounts are available for 3/6/12 month subscriptions.
Every plan offers the same number of available servers, IPs, free switching, 1 fixed IP, and encryption. Plans can be changed at any time, and there are no contracts. VPN4ALL accepts major credit/debit cards, PayPal, Plimus, and AltertPay. They also offer a trial period by guaranteeing full refunds for up to 30 days, provided you use less than 100 MB of bandwidth in that time.
Live chat is available on their website 24/7 and can answer customer questions prior to subscription as well as basic technical problems. For more complex problems, an e-mail ticketing system is available, supplemented by remote desktop access to help you with more complicated problems.