Using a VPN is now simpler than ever, and that’s one of the reasons why they’re so successful. WeVPN lives up to such expectations by providing the handy ‘connect-and-go’ app that anyone who has used a VPN before will be familiar with. But that’s not all. The wide feature set includes several connection and network settings – allowing users to choose different connection protocols, opt for split tunneling, and more.
WeVPN is a service for everyone. If you don’t fancy tampering with the settings, you can just launch the app and let it work out the best location automatically. By default, this will be the closest server to your real geographical location. However, WeVPN’s network is vast, and there are many other options to choose from.
Something that will certainly make experienced VPN users happy is the fact that you can customize your connection by opting for several different protocols. This includes not only the usual presence of OpenVPN (TCP and UDP) and IKEv2 but also the revolutionary WireGuard – a quite remarkable sighting as there aren’t that many VPN providers offering this yet.
But that’s not all, as there’s also a kill switch, an ad and malware blocker, split tunneling, and custom DNS – all of which can be toggled and customized by each user. In addition, there are some other manual configuration options ‘hidden’ within your client area that can be found on the official WeVPN website – including port forwarding, WeDNS (which is WeVPN’s SmartDNS service), and proxy options.
WeVPN’s server network is yet another great example of how smaller services are sometimes the biggest surprises. At first sight, the numbers may seem quite small as they only show 100+ servers made up of 63 different locations across 46 countries. However, it’s all about quality over quantity. WeVPN’s global server network features some locations not found in other VPN providers, such as Africa, the Middle East, South America, and Asia. And the best part is that all servers are P2P compatible.
We ran multiple tests were from Europe, and the major conclusion is that physical distance really matters in WeVPN’s performance. Overall, speeds are good and constant on closer servers, but they struggle more and more as you get further from your actual location. This means that users in Europe will likely have a better experience given the number of neighboring countries. But on the other hand, they might have some difficulties when connecting to the U.S. for streaming. A nice trick that helps load pages faster – and keeps you safe from potential threats – is using WeVPN’s ad blocker, which works remarkably well.
On a positive note, it should be mentioned that WeVPN connections are safe. All the servers we tested showed that there were no DNS leaks even without the kill switch being turned on.
On top of providing several connection protocols, WeVPN also relies on advanced encryption. All connections use AES-256-GCM, and because no unsafe protocols are available, users can rest assured that this is always applied. Other privacy and security tools include the previously mentioned ad and malware blocker, the always useful kill switch, and let’s not forget the customizable auto-connect features of the app. The latter allows WeVPN to turn itself on and connect automatically when using insecure public networks –great for mobile users and travelers.
For users worried about data collection, WeVPN claims it doesn’t log anything. In this regard, it should be noted that the company is headquartered in the British Virgin Islands, an offshore paradise where there are no data retention laws.
OS, Device Support
Another reason VPNS are so popular is their great device coverage. WeVPN is no different, with an intuitive desktop app available for Windows and macOS computers running at least versions 7 and 10.13, respectively. As for mobile, iOS (12+), Android (5+), and Amazon Fire OS (6+) users can all install WeVPN’s official apps.
Apps are also available for Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Chrome OS. Meanwhile, Firefox, Chrome, and Edge users can also install a WeVPN extension on their browser, and gaming consoles are also supported. To top things off, WeVPN allows for ten simultaneous devices under the same account. Unfortunately, routers aren’t on the menu, and so this maximum number of connections cannot be improved.
All WeVPN customers have access to the same full service regardless of their subscription. Once you subscribe, you can choose between three plans starting with the basic one-month plan at $9.95. Besides that, there are one-year and two-year subscriptions billed at $39.95 and $69.95, respectively. As usual, these long-term commitments provide the greatest savings: the annual plan costs the same as $3.33 per month, while the biannual option drops this even further to only $2.59 per month – a 74% discount compared to the standard monthly cost.
The two-year plan isn’t the lowest VPN price we’ve seen, but it’s still a very fair price considering what WeVPN has to offer. As a downside, the company doesn’t provide any free version or trial, but all purchases include a 30-day money-back guarantee which can always be considered as a risk-free trial for a full month. Payment methods include credit cards and PayPal, as well as Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
WeVPN’s customer support is very straightforward, works smoothly, and offers plenty of ways to get in touch with the team should any troubles arise. The main options are the live chat and ticket submission platform – both available to everyone 24/7. The company can also be reached via social media such as Facebook or Twitter, and there are official Reddit and Discord WeVPN topics as well. However, before resorting to any of the above, don’t forget to visit the company’s FAQ pages as they’re quite comprehensive and helpful.
WeVPN is a promising young service that has everything to make a name for itself. Starting with being headquartered in a data retention-free country, the service delivers safe and reliable connections at attractive prices – all without forgetting other useful features. Customers looking for a worldwide VPN network packed in a light multiplatform app will find exactly that. Meanwhile, those who like to customize their connection and make use of extra tools will feel like this VPN has been made for them. Obviously, for such a young service there’s room for improvement and some sharp edges to refine, but WeVPN is surely a hidden gem and a name to remember.
- Intuitive multiplatform apps
- Extensive feature set
- Connection customization
- Global server network
- P2P support
- Attractive pricing
- Poor speeds on distant servers
- No free trial