SaferVPN Review

Our Score9.3
User Rating
 93% 
(139 User Read)

Speedy, reliable VPN. Easy access to HD streaming. 24/7 live chat support.

What we like
  • Reliable speeds - 49Mbps global average
  • Easy access to Netflix, iPlayer and more
  • Low latency makes it ideal for gamers
  • User-friendly apps. Instant set-up on popular devices
  • Connect securely to 34 countries

General overview

SaferVPN is pleasantly surprising. It has an eye-candy design and provides all the needed information. Most important of which is that SaferVPN has a 24-hour free trial with no Credit Card data required. In only a few minutes a well designed desktop application is already running on my Macbook. One of the more intriguing facts is that Chrome extension is also available as an option. Go on and try it yourself for free or read further to find out what other benefits we've discovered.

SaferVPN is a great choice for the majority of users. It has a well designed UI - both in web and desktop/mobile applications. It seems that the company really thought through the whole experience of using the product - from the first website visit to a pleasantly surprising free trial for such a well developed product.

Company information

Company name: Safer Social ltd.

Company incorporation country: US

Years in market: 4

No-logs: Yes

Overview conclusion

Easy to use software, good speed and a variety of support options compensate modest SaferVPN's server location list. Moreover, SaferVPN offers a good quality to price ratio.

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Monthly payment plans

1 MONTH
$ 10.99
Per month
  • -31% savings
  • VPN killswitch
  • Automatic Wi-Fi security
  • Multiple VPN protocols
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12 MONTH
$ 5.99
Per month
  • -54% savings
  • VPN killswitch
  • Automatic Wi-Fi security
  • Multiple VPN protocols
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24 MONTH
$ 3.49
Per month
  • -80% savings
  • VPN killswitch
  • Automatic Wi-Fi security
  • Multiple VPN protocols
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Privacy

The privacy policy states that SaferVPN is collecting: a time stamp when you connect and disconnect to their services. Also, the amount of data transmitted during user sessions, IP addresses used to connect to the VPN as well as individual VPN server IP addresses.

However, recently SaferVPN has removed connection logs, making it a full no-logs VPN service provider, so you can say that it provides full anonymity at the moment.

All three major VPN protocols are supported, with OpenVPN being the default option. OpenVPN protocol is the one we recommend to use, as it offers the best performance as well as best security levels.

Name PPTP L2TP/IPSec IKEv2 P2P allowed Encryption
(strongest)
Internet activity
logs
Connection
logs
Killswitch
SaferVPN YES YES YES YES NO NO NO NO

Privacy - highlights

  • OpenVPN is the default option
  • No-logs policy

Privacy - Conclusions

SaferVPN has improved their services and now has a no-logs policy.

Speed & Performance

There was no visible downgrade on the upload speed while using SaferVPN. While the download speed was reasonably lower, it still reached up to 30.74 Mbps, which is far more than enough for everyday browsing as well as P2P file-sharing.

When you search for a VPN, fast speed is an extremely important factor. You want your streaming services to work well and without annoying buffering and your browsing experience to be smooth. Moreover, it is known that in general, Internet speed drops when using a VPN, so it's important to try and find a VPN that still offers good speed even when using VPN services. We check the speed when connecting from the US to the UK, as it's half across the globe. It is a big distance, so keep in mind that closer locations may provide better speed and latency.

Internet speed without a VPN shows your general Internet Service Provider download and upload speed. On the other hand, it is known that you lose speed when using a VPN service. So be sure to take into consideration if your speed drops too much.

Speed - highlights

  • No significant speed drops

Speed - Conclusions

The speed drops a little, but it does not become a hinderance.

Name Unlimited speed Server switches Unlimited data Speed consistency & reliability
SaferVPN YES Unlimited YES 8.7

SaferVPN speed test

Apps

As it can be seen from the image below, SaferVPN supports all major platforms – Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.The apps have the same sleek design as the website itself. The simplicity just shines through, but more advanced users will be satisfied by the fact that the basic VPN configuration can easily be updated via the application itself.

It was an interesting experience in trying out the Chrome extension of SaferVPN - the first of its kind in the market. To our surprise, it was fully functional and even quicker to install than the Desktop version. Chrome extension is not just "one more platform" type of addition to the feature set, it really opens up new opportunities for users. Imagine a scenario where you would be willing to maintain the generic connection for torrent traffic, where high bandwidth is preferred, but still willing to have VPN protection for the web browsing. Chrome extension covers this scenario well and SaferVPN deserves credit for its innovative approach!

Apps - highlights

  • Great app design
  • Compatible with routers
  • Has a Chrome extension

Apps - Conclusions

Simple to use, incredibly designed SaferVPN applications.

Name Mac Windows Linux iOS Android Blackberry Windows phone
SaferVPN YES YES Manual configuration YES YES Manual configuration NO

Servers & Locations

400 servers in over 30 countries are available by SaferVPN and should be enough for most of the users.

Though there are many providers out there with even more servers and geographical coverage, SaferVPN is a good choice if more exotic locations than the US and Western Europe are needed - for example South Africa or Thailand and more.

Locations - highlights

  • Easy location switching
  • More than 30 countries available

Locations - Conclusions

While 30 countries isn't a lot, SaferVPN offers some exotic locations as well.

Name Countries Server locations
SaferVPN 30+ 400+

Support

SaferVPN has a standard set of customer support options - an article center, a FAQ page and a live chat support as well. The article center separates technical pieces of information from the intro type of articles and it can be said that both categories are exceptionally well covered.

Live chat is integrated into the overall experience of the website - after spending several minutes in one certain page, live chat support window pops up.

SaferVPN Support - highlights

  • Troubleshooting available
  • Extensive FAQ section
  • Live chat

SaferVPN Support - Conclusions

A variety of options to support customer support.

Name Live chat Email Knowledge base FAQ 24/7 support
SaferVPN YES YES YES YES YES

Value for money

The pricing options that are available for SaferVPN – 1 month, 1 year and 2 years. The pricing plans are quite lengthy, as there are no 3 months or 6 months plans available. Though the yearly plans are relatively cheap, the length of the subscription might scare off some users, especially the new ones, who might want to test out the service first.

The free trial, though only 24-hours long, is a very attractive opportunity to try out the product before committing to it financially.

There are multiple payment options to choose from: BitCoin, major credit cards, Paypal and also some local payment methods available.

Price - highlights

  • Great 1 and 2 year plan offers
  • Multiple payment methods

Price - Conclusions

Very good price to quality ratio.

The Bottom Line

What we like
  • Reliable speeds - 49Mbps global average
  • Easy access to Netflix, iPlayer and more
  • Low latency makes it ideal for gamers
  • User-friendly apps. Instant set-up on popular devices
  • Connect securely to 34 countries
What we like less
  • Server network could be bigger
  • Falls under US jurisdiction
  • Limited customer service
  • Torrenting only permitted on 3 servers

Speedy, reliable VPN. Easy access to HD streaming. 24/7 live chat support.