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SafeVPN Review

Unlock geoblocked content with SafeVPN and browse safely and securely with military-grade, AES-256 cipher with a SHA512 authorization.

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Speed & Performance
4.1
Price
3.8
Tech Support
3.7
Compatibility
4
Security & Privacy
4.2
Our Score
7.2
What We Liked
  • User-friendly interface
  • Unlimited monthly usage
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Protects three devices simultaneously
  • Over 100 servers worldwide
What We Weren’t So Sure About
  • Speed takes a backseat
  • Lacks compatibility with many operating systems

Speed & Performance

SafeVPN’s #1 priority? Keeping you safe and secure online. And because security is SafeVPN’s main concern, the other features aren’t as strong.

Still, SafeVPN features a whipping 100 server locations across more than 50 countries. In addition, speeds are acceptable and do not cause a lag under normal circumstances. Browsing and streaming are no problem. If you are a heavy gamer, however, and want to access games through your VPN, you may end up somewhat disappointed.

How does SafeVPN perform when it comes to circumventing geoblocking? Like its cousin PrivacyWeb, SafeVPN offers an interesting feature for people who want to use a VPN specifically for streaming geoblocked content, like Netflix US.

In the app, it’s possible to select so-called ‘’Ultraflix’’ locations. SafeVPN promises that Ultraflix locations offer a smooth streaming experience and guaranteed access to sites outside of your location.

But does it work?

Yes, it does. The Ultraflix option is likely the feature that makes SafeVPN stand out the most. And they do deliver on their promise – once you flicked the switch, it’s all smooth sailing from there on out.

Who’s ready for some popcorn?

VPN On
  • 49.1
    Download
    (Mbps)
  • 24.0
    Ping
    (ms)
  • 18.8
    Upload
    (Mbps)

When we ran a speed test, the maximum we hit was 49.1Mbps download speed and 18.8Mbps upload speed. And that’s when we were connected to the server recommended as the “best location”.

VPN Off
  • 64.4
    Download
    (Mbps)
  • 14.8
    Ping
    (ms)
  • 25.0
    Upload
    (Mbps)

By contrast, switching the VPN off almost doubled our connection speed — 64.4 Mbps download speed and 25 Mbps upload speed:

Security & Privacy

VPN reviews often focus on a variety of different things. After all, it’s essential to have fast speeds and a large amount of bandwidth to maintain a connection. However, the feature which must come at the top of the list is security. Without a guaranteed safety, there is no point in having a VPN. Hackers will be able to track your IP address and slip in through the back door.

SafeVPN aims to make these nightmares a thing of the past with its comprehensive product. According to the company, “your online activity is your business. Period.” So, does this software live up to expectations, or is it a bust?

Of course, the main one is security. VPN companies can’t advertise themselves as a secure network and then leave you vulnerable to attack. SafeVPN stays true to its word, offering users security of the highest caliber. To begin with, there is a military-grade, AES-256 cipher with a SHA512 authorization which encrypts your connection. If it’s good enough for national security matters, the chances are it’s plenty safe for your search history and browsing patterns.

Speaking of browsing, this remains private with SafeVPN technology. By hiding your location, you can stop people from tracking your position and stealing sensitive information. With tracking, thieves can take your personal information – name, address, email – and use it for things such as identity or credit card fraud. With SafeVPN, you’re completely safe from hackers, cybercriminals, and government monitoring.

SafeVPN has an added bonus of allowing you to pick up to five separate devices, mobile or otherwise, and secure them in the same fashion as your main device. Whether it’s your phone, iPad, Wi-Fi router or TV, this VPN syncs them with one account. And, it works on the most popular platforms too.

If that wasn’t enough, customers get access to 100 servers around the world that can unblock content from wherever you are in the world.

Device Compatibility

  • Windows
  • Android
  • Mac OS
  • iOS 13
  • Smart TV's

A definite let-down is the number of operating systems SafeVPN works on. Windows and Apple are covered, as is Android, but the rest aren’t included. If you use Chrome OS or Haiku, you won’t be able to reap the rewards. However, Windows, Apple, and Android make up the main operating systems in the industry so most users are covered.

Now, if you are tech-savvy, you might be able to use various protocols to make it work on other devices. Customer support can help you with that. Just keep in mind that it won’t be as easy as downloading an app and clicking the ‘On’-button.

Tech Support

Do you need help getting your VPN to work or do you have a billing issue? Gone are the days where you had to wait on the phone for hours before getting a reply. SafeVPN definitely does not fall short on customer service. To the contrary, their replies are fast, to the point and friendly - and they can be reached 24/7.

Not in the mood to talk on the phone right now?

No problem either.

SafeVPN offers support in many ways, including:

  • Phone
  • Chat Support
  • Email Support

Simply visit the site and click ‘Support’. In addition to the instant chat function, they also have a huge help center filled with numerous questions and answers provided by support staff. Chances are, you will already find what you are looking for here.

Support

Price

SafeVPN is more expensive than its competition and features 3 different packages, namely 1-month and 6-month plans as well as annual plans. Relatively speaking, the annual plan is the cheapest – as is to be expected.

For the monthly plan, you pay $8.99/month, and $9.98/month for the 6-month plan. The annual plan will cost you $7.50/month. When making your first purchase, you get to benefit from a huge discount. For example, first time buyers only pay $2.99/month for the annual plan.

Upon renewal, you will be billed the higher price. All plans are billed in advance, so for the annual or 6-month plan you will have to pay all 12 months upfront.

A nice little feature is the 30-day money back guarantee, allowing you to try the software for an entire month, risk-free.

Note that SafeVPN is giving contradictory information on their website when it comes to how many devices you can connect at the same time. Some pages mention 3, while others mention 5. The real number is 3, however. So keep this in mind when you are planning to use the VPN on several devices at once.

Summary

On balance, the military-grade encryption makes this an incredibly safe VPN. With relatively high speeds and flexibility, plus a money-back guarantee, SafeVPN gets our nod of approval.

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