Ivacy has been around for a while and is considered one of the best VPN services for a decent price. Read this review to see where this VPN stands with the competition.
Ivacy offers a number of price plans according to your need. Mainly there are three offers displayed on the website, a standard month-to-month cost $ 9.95 per month, 6-month plan costing $7.49 per month and the two-year package which is offered at one year’s price is costing you around $4.08 per month.
It means you can avail the service of two years i.e. 24-months for $48.96. Although there is an additional 10% discount making the price almost $44. The price is unbelievable as it is arguably the lowest in the market. The month-to-month plan is expensive but the sharp long term discount makes it stand out in low pricing.
So if you’ve already made up your mind to buy Ivacy VPN you can check out their pricing plans:
Ivacy does not offer any free trial but there is a seven-day money-back guarantee so that you can ask for a refund if you’re not particularly impressed with the service. This money back guarantee is directly linked with terms and conditions; you can avail a seven-day money back guarantee, 30 logins or sessions OR 7GB bandwidth limit (whichever comes first).
While you can make payments through all major credit cards like Visa and Master card, Ivacy also supports payments through Paypal so you can make an online payment if it suits your convenience.
Digital currency payments can be made and the most popular channels that are used are Bitcoin through BitPay and CoinPayments. Cashu, Alipay, Yandex and other payment methods available via payment wall are accepted.
Ivacy is a Singapore-based company, which exempts it from providing data to the governments because Singaporean government is lenient in customer data retention policies. Singapore law does not require any logging of user activity unlike US and Australia. Some features are listed below.
Ivacy is the first to introduce split tunneling, as it claims on its website. Split tunneling is a technique through which you can select which data should go through VPN and which data should not. It was introduced in 2010, while there is no confirmation to the claim of being the first backed by facts and figures.
Furthermore, Ivacy has a global presence, with almost 200+ servers in more than 50 countries. Countries like Brunei, Ghana and Kuwait are also included in the host list. Users are free to choose different servers for different purpose like streaming on Netflix, HBO Go, torrent, BBC-iplayer and more.
Ivacy allows a total of five connection so that you can run it on your phone, laptop and TV device with the same subscription. On the other hand, some people even share a VPN account with their friends and family members at home. Some extra features include an internet kill switch and IPv6 leak protection.
Security and Privacy
Ivacy allows a user to choose from a number of protocols while connecting to a server; OpenVPN– which is considered to be the most secured protocol, PPTP– the fastest protocol; often used to video streaming, L2TP and SSTP are also present. The amount of locations OpenVPN- protocols provides is 11 in total which is a low number as compared to the other protocols availability in 75+ locations. Ivacy also provides P2P activity with specific servers, the service being ideal for customers who are looking for a Torrent VPN or streaming P2P content.
Ivacy uses AES-256-CBC cipher in combination with a standard RSA-2048 key for OpenVPN connections. This level of security is enough to ensure online anonymity and security. Ivacy claims a strict no-logging policy and a connection log will expire within 48-hours of login.
Conditions like these are impossible to confirm with any VPN provider free or paid, but considering Ivacy a Singaporean brand with sparing government laws on prIvacy and data retention, it does seem that Ivacy is stating true in avoiding customer information retention.
Like the market leaders, Ivacy is providing customer support 24/7. Customers are dealt on live chat telephone and emails. The options for support are impressive as VPN providers only offer one method.
Ivacy is active on almost all the social media platforms inducing Facebook, twitter and google+
It is an easy process because everything is defined and explained explicitly on the website. The process is quick, what you have to do is to make a choice on you price plan and payment method. Then you will be needing an email address and password, then make the payment. Once the process of ordering is completed, Ivacy will send you an order confirmation email detailing your purchase.
There are a number of payment options available on the website, which makes it stand out in the competition in term of versatility and customer ease, the simple payment method is also a reason that helps in creating brand loyalty.
Ivacy Client for Windows
To write a pure review, we signed up for Ivacy and downloaded the client for windows. The installation setup downloaded seamlessly. After using it we must say it is one of the best VPN client available in the market, it is extremely user-friendly, Easy to use and operate. The windows client ask you what you want to do, why are you using VPN, is your purpose torrent, streaming or security. Then after selecting the purpose it automatically assigns the best server depending on the speed and location availability.
The windows client ask you what you want to do, why are you using VPN, is your purpose torrent, streaming or security. Then after selecting the purpose it automatically assigns the best server depending on the speed and location availability.
There are options like split tunneling, security, Internet Kill switch and Multiport usage. You can select the option that you want.
Connection speed is one of the most important factors in the VPN world. It makes or breaks you client tail. In our opinion the speed was good, but to have in-depth understanding, we ran a few standard download and upload tests.
As you can see Ivacy give some incredible good results in downloading and uploading. We were connected to Australian having a connection of 7MB speed. The result mentioned above is without VPN and below is with Ivacy VPN.
If you are looking for a VPN for downloading and streaming, this is the right place for you. We access Netflix, Hulu and Pandora without any hassle and restriction in stream quality.
Ivacy is offering software client for Android, Mac, Windows and iOS devices. We were only able to test for windows, and we were glad to discover the user-friendliness and the features it was embedded with.
In addition, Ivacy is also providing hacks for other devices (as I mentioned above). Like, Kodi, Roku, Xbox One, and Linux. Ivacy may be one of the best Kodi VPN among all the brands that we have tried.
What we liked
- No logging policy
- Internet kill switch
- Split tunneling feature
- Five simultaneous connection
- Bitcoin payment
- Refund policy
- Pricing plan of 24 months.
What we didn’t like
- No client for Linux
- No Free version
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Simple and straightforward app to use. Service is good, not perfect. Most of the server connects pretty fine, only on rare times certain location appear to be not working.