MyVPN Review 2019
MyVPN has shutdown its operations and is no longer working. It had 20 servers and was costly enough than many top service providers. It earns 1.5 Stars rating.
NOTE: MyVPN has shut down its operations and is no longer active.
|Servers||2000+ in 140 Countries||20 servers|
|Compatibility||All Devices||Windows, MacOS, Linux,|
iOS, & Android.
|Logging Policy||Zero Log||No Logs|
|Customer Support||Live Chat & Email Support||Live Chat, Tickets & Email|
|Trust Pilot Score||9.5||N/A|
My Rating Criteria
Here you will find a list of factors that I will be using to perform MyVPN review:
- Pricing – How much does MyVPN cost?
- Security – Encryption & features
- Jurisdiction –Is it located in a 5-eyes country?
- Trustworthiness – Logs and customer support
- Compatibility – Apps and supported devices
Pricing – How much does MyVPN cost?
The prices are relatively expensive. MyVPN definitely gives you the feeling that you own it as the prices are simple and make it very easy for a user to equip devices with MyVPN. It offers four different plans to all its users.
And not surprisingly, the plans range from monthly to yearly.
If you are interested in purchasing a monthly plan, MyVPN offers you L2TP/IPSec, PPTP and OpenVPN protocols along with 256-bit encryption for $9.99/month only. The packages provided by MyVPN are universal; therefore the features and services in all the packages will be the same, only the prices will vary as per the plan.
Then comes the quarterly package which is available for subscription for $6.99/month only. MyVPN gives a massive 45% off on its spring break promo, rounding off to $20.99/3-months. The half-yearly subscription would cost you mere $29.99/6-months, making it $4.99/month for you.
But the best bet is their annual plan. Imagine paying $4.83/month for a service that unblocks all the restricted content and protects you from the threats of snoopers and online surveillance agencies, MyVPN does all of it and comes at a price of $58/12-months, costing you $4.83/month only.
MyVPN offers Master Card, Paypal, Bitcoin, Visa Card, American Express and other web money options as the payment options. You can select any of them to avail the services of MyVPN.
We have always believed that if a VPN service is trying too hard to make you feel comfortable with the features and other options, do not let it go. In MyVPN’s case, we were actually pleased to know that it offers various payment methods to make sure its users are given all the options that facilitate them.
MyVPN offers a 7-day refund policy to all its users. If you have a genuine concern with its services and you think its services haven’t helped you and they aren’t up to the mark, you can contact its Customer Support and ask for a refund within 7-days of the subscription.
Security – Encryption & features
MyVPN keeps your protection and online safety at first priority; therefore it provides all its users with at least 256-bit encryption that is accustomed with 2048 bit Customer IP protection. All your data will not only be kept safe, but MyVPN makes sure that even the minutest of the details are inaccessible to all the evils of internet.
Similarly, when it comes to the protocols, MyVPN offers a decent protocol support like any other VPN provider. You can get connected to OpenVPN if you are looking for maximum security and best online privacy. You would have noticed Mimic 256 bit protocol as well. Sometimes VPNs do not get connected due to the enabled firewalls.
You can always use Mimic 256 bit protocol to bypass all sorts of restrictions imposed by the Firewalls. You can also get connected to L2TP/IPSec protocol (which is most commonly used on all mobile devices) and the same way you can get connected to PPTP protocol (the least secure yet the most fastest protocol) if you are looking for best online streaming experience.
Jurisdiction –Is it located in a 5-eyes country?
MyVPN is based in the United States, a country that falls under 5 eyes intelligence sharing nation.
I rarely recommend users to use the VPN service that is available in these countries.
MyVPN provides 20 servers all over the world to all its users
Most of the VPN users are always excited by the idea of more and more VPN servers. The more they are, more opportunities do they get to access all the content and websites all over the world. However, only a few understand that a VPN is not actually judged by the amount of its servers, rather it is judged by its servers’ performances.
What’s interesting is the fact that all the servers have an uptime of 99.99%, means you will never have to wait in a queue to get connected to your desired server. If you are looking for a server that would give you the access to the home of TV shows and movies – Netflix, you will only need to connect to the US server of MyVPN.
Similarly if you are looking for European content at your home, it is advisable to connect to either the UK server or the Netherlands server. MyVPN recommends all its users to connect to the Netherlands server if they are looking for the best online security. Likewise, if you are looking to attain the maximum VPN speed, it is recommended to get connected to the Hong Kong server.
If you happen to live in China, and you are fed up by the constant blocking of content by the Great Firewall of China, it is recommended to get connected through PPTP protocol on the Hong Kong server. You will not only be able to use the internet freely, but you will also be able to unblock all the popular social networking websites like Twitter, Facebook and Youtube etc.
Trustworthiness – Logs and customer support
MyVPN believes in keeping the things simple and therefore does not store any logs of its users. All their activities are safe and there is definitely no room for sharing the details of your activities with anyone.
MyVPN has a pretty decent existing Customer Support and they provide you live assistance via phone support (which is very rare for VPN companies), Live Chats and Ticket system. With 24/7/365 active Customer Support, all your queries are responded within a few minutes.
MyVPN provides a 3-day free trial to all its users. In all honesty, the trial period is a bit short relatively from other VPN services, but as they say “Make hay while the sun shines”, we believe it is still good enough to figure out how it works and what are its short comings.
Compatibility – Apps and supported devices
MyVPN is highly compatible and functional on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, Windows Phones, Blackberry and Kindle.
When it comes to configuring a VPN service on a hand-held device or a laptop/PC, many VPNs fail to deliver the promised device compatibility. But MyVPN makes sure it easily fits in your device and does what it does the best.
With such high device compatibility, MyVPN can also directly be set up on Windows and Mac as it has specifically designed VPN clients for them. MyVPN functions on all other devices as well, but in order to make it work on them, you will have to configure it on your devices.
Setting Up MyVPN
MyVPN can be set up in three easy steps on your computer or laptop. The same can be said about Mac as well. Before you decide to install MyVPN in your device, remember, you should have an account registered with MyVPN to make it work on your device.
The software can be downloaded for free and you can download it from MyVPN’s website. Once you have finished downloading it, click on it and complete the installation process and open MyVPN. As soon as the software window appears, fill in your username (read: email address with which you are registered) and password.
Once you have entered the details, check if you have entered the email address and password correctly. Wrong credentials will never allow you to connect to any of its servers. After having gone through the details, click on Login. It will take some time to log in and you will be prompted with this window.
Now that you have been logged in, it’s up to you to select the server. Remember! You still haven’t been connected to MyVPN’s server, so in order to do that, once you have selected your desired VPN server, click on Connect and wait for it to redirect you to a different Window.
Once MyVPN is connected, you will notice some changes in the Window. You can now also see that your traffic is being encrypted through Mimic 256 bit protocol, which by the way, can be changed by clicking on it. You would have noticed the Contact Support tab as well, you can always connect to one of the representatives if you feel the VPN is having some troubles.
Upon clicking on Mimic 256 bit, you will be presented with this.
As the above picture suggests, not only do you have the option to select your own VPN protocol, but you can also check other settings under the tabs of General, Apps, DNS and Account. Setting up MyVPN isn’t an uphill task and you would need only a few basic things to make it run on your device.
Do I Recommend MyVPN?
No, I do not recommend MyVPN.
MyVPN is a decent VPN service. Yes it needs to work on increasing its server, but it is a new VPN service and we can give it the margin it deserves.
But it has a poor logging policy and the price is too expensive as well.
All in all, MyVPN comes in handy for unblocking the blocked websites, but the app experience is not so good at all. I will not recommend using it.