If you’re constantly on the go and connecting to public WiFi hotspots, security should be of concern to you. Connecting to unknown networks can put you and your personal data at risk, as there may be malicious users intercepting your traffic. The best way to overcome this is to simply use a VPN, which redirects your connection through a different server, therefore making it virtually impossible to see what traffic is passing through.
One of these VPN services is ExpressVPN. With servers all over the world, they offer a secure connection no matter where you are. You can use it for several different reasons. In fact, I’m using it as I write this up to help alleviate Internet problems. How does it stack up?
Upon installing the app, you are required to either sign into an existing account or to create an account. Once past that, the nice gentle user interface greets you. After you select your server location (from over 100 cities worldwide), you’re swiftly connected to the VPN.
There’s a fair range of nifty settings thrown in, like the ability to auto-launch on boot.
ExpressVPN is not a free service, so it does makes sense to have a profile. Furthering on that, there is a three-day free trial period. If you do purchase a package, there is a 30-day money back process if you want your dollars back. However, it’s likely you would not want a refund in the first place.
Previously when I used a VPN, my connection was noticeably slower with a long ping time. The experience wasn’t usually satisfactory. With ExpressVPN, however, I often forgot that I was even using it in the first place. I can partly owe this to the fact that I was using a local server about 400 miles away.
Fast, efficient and quietly running in the background: just how a VPN should be. No annoying adverts or constant notifications, either.
The app itself is rather pleasing. Nothing major, but clean, stable and easy to use.
The service is also available on iOS and Windows, where you can log into the same account and use your subscription. The iPad app is pretty sweet to be honest.
ExpressVPN is, in short, is one of the, if not the, best VPN available. Not just on Android, but on all platforms. I quite liked the simplicity of it, something that I’d like from an app of this nature.
It is a bummer that it is a premium service, but you get what you pay for. Which, in this case, is something really good. Three pricing tiers are available. You can check out their website here and download the app here.