ExpressVPN Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

ExpressVPN

Virtual private network software with built-in kill switch

4.55/5 (169 reviews)

ExpressVPN overview

What is ExpressVPN?

ExpressVPN is a virtual private network software that helps small businesses and individuals access censored or blocked websites, videos, and applications via an AES-256 encrypted server. The VPN split tunneling functionality enables users to route limited and specific device traffic through VPN.

ExpressVPN provides a built-in kill switch, which lets teams automatically block internet traffic when VPN is disconnected. The leak protection functionality hides traffic data, DNS queries, browsing activity, and other connection logs, allowing users to maintain anonymity. It also lets IT service associates conduct speed tests to identify and choose the fastest server locations. The IP address masking module lets individuals change IP address across multiple devices, including PC, mobile, routers, game consoles, and smart TVs.

ExpressVPN comes with browser extensions for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, which enable employees to browse through websites anonymously. Businesses can configure the platform in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Korean, and more. It also lets individuals create and store shortcuts for frequently visited applications and websites.
www.expressvpn.com

Pricing

Starting from
$12.95/month
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ExpressVPN user reviews

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Félix Manuel G.

Best VPN ever!

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-12-04
Review Source: Capterra

We have to use a VPN on a daily basis. Express VPN is the most trustworthy, secure and easy to use software on the market. Works perfectly and always protect your privacy when you get offline.

Pros
Express VPN is the best VPN I have used, and I have used it a lot because I live in Cuba. With only one account you can connect up to three devices simultaneously and that's great. It worths every single penny you have to pay for it.

Cons
A lot of updates are needed from time to time. Too frequently I guess. Apart from that, it's great software.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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itumeleng m.

Express VPN

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-10-28
Review Source: Capterra

My overall experience is that despite it being so reasonably priced, it has helped my a lot with my work, especially when it comes to websites I want to go, but due to my country's restrictions, it has allowed my to bypass that in order for me to continue working and accessing more info if I need it.

Pros
I've been using this software on my laptop and smart phone, and I must say this software has really changed my life. from its easy to use functionality to its quick and easy deployment. For year's now, I've been looking for an inexpensive VPN for my laptop, and now I have. unlike most VPN's, Express VPN doesn't bombard you with a lot of questions before you use it, which I must say is fantastic.

Cons
One thing about it is that I wish it was a little more secure, there are times where pop up AD's appear even though I turned on the AD Block function.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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maria k.

Express VPN for travelling abroad

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-04-09
Review Source: Capterra

Very good. Connections to channels abroad, especially BBC Iplayer which is notoriously hard to connect to and Prime were good even from China & Mexico. I also felt safe paying my staff whilst away.

Pros
I can access all the UK & Dutch channels as it keeps my banking details safe when travelling abroad. I per whenever I need it when travelling so doesn't cost me a lot.

Cons
No dislikes. It did disconnect occasionally but easily reconnected. I found it slowed down my phone quite a bit and didn't allow access to certain sites ( it worked fine when disconnected) which is a bonus abroad but a bit of a pain when at home.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Behaves like malware, unfortunate customer support

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-03-04
Review Source: Capterra

After more than a year of using them, I strongly encourage anyone considering them to stay away from this company. It is my opinion at this point that Express VPN uses deceptive practices in their marking and that most of the positive online reviews are paid for. I say this because this VPN has the highest ratings online yet it crashed every day, multiple times a day, constantly ran in the background even after I quit it and I had to actually force quit just to get it to turn off and unblock my internet. It took up an enormous amount of bandwidth, and when I wrote in recently to cancel my plan, I was told no problem and that I would receive an email and a refund and then I never did. This has now happened 2-3 times and I am at the point where I have to actually call my bank to reverse the charges and block them as a vendor. Their front-end customer support is great, unless you want a refund or technical support, and then they are hostile, defensive, and manipulative. Having never used a VPN before this one, I thought that a lot of this was normal for a VPN, but it just got to the point where it was so disruptive that I couldn't get anything done while it was running. I know how much time and energy it takes to shop and compare tech. Once you do, you want it to work so you can get on with your life, so I hope this interview can save you some time!

Pros
I signed up for ExpressVPN after reading and watching reviews all over the internet about how fantastic they are. They have great marketing, reviews, and an easy-to-use, intuitive UOI.

Cons
- Constant crashes - Blocks internet - Force quit necessary to stop the VPN - Expensive - High bandwidth usage - Truly awful support, deceptive practices - Overall experience with this software is that it behaves like malware. It became prohibitively disruptive to daily activities on and offline

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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Marcelo V.

Otimised, Simple and Functional

Used weekly for free trial
Reviewed 2021-04-14
Review Source: Capterra

It's funny that the slogan is it just works because it is spot on. It just worked, performed better than i expected, and it is pretty safe.

Pros
Easy to use and to teach, it's light and it works flawlessly. It's simple but do everything you want and need from a VPN, and does it simple and without consuming a huge amount of resources.

Cons
I understand the cashback free trial idea, but it's really hard to convince a mass implementation with it, if instead could be provided a free trial of 30 days or a robust free version, it would be much easier to convince the large and especially the old staff members.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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ExpressVPN pricing

Starting from
$12.95/month
Pricing options
Subscription
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ExpressVPN is available across three pricing plans, outlined below.
1 Month: $12.95/ per month
12 months: $99.95 ($8.32/ per month)
6 months: $59.95 ($9.99/ per month)

ExpressVPN features

API
Monitoring
Real Time Monitoring

Access Controls/Permissions (215 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (183 other apps)
Activity Tracking (116 other apps)
Alerts/Notifications (148 other apps)
Audit Management (121 other apps)
Audit Trail (109 other apps)
Authentication (107 other apps)
Compliance Management (204 other apps)
Incident Management (119 other apps)
Policy Management (156 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (161 other apps)
Reporting/Analytics (166 other apps)
Search/Filter (110 other apps)
Secure Data Storage (107 other apps)
Third Party Integrations (145 other apps)
User Management (111 other apps)
Vulnerability Scanning (118 other apps)

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Additional information for ExpressVPN

Key features of ExpressVPN

  • Anonymous Browsing
  • Kill Switch
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