BlackVPN is a professional VPN provider, with a cool set of features and protocols. Since they have a discount soon for Black Friday, which they offer only once per year, of a 12 months package until the next annual sale, we decided to test it and tell you if you should buy it or not. However, the offer is quite generous: 50% off all VPN packages – including Global, TV, Privacy, USA and UK VPNs. The coupons are valid for all subscriptions including 1 month, 3 months and 12 months.Anyone who uses this coupon code can get 50% off: BLKSECURE. So let’s see now how this Black VPN works.
What we liked
- The documentation and the instructions;
- Open VPN support for Mac;
- High performance (depending on the server);
- The “zero logging” policy.
What we didn’t like
- L2TP and PPTP option didn’t work properly for us.
Packages and Pricing
BlackVPN has several packages, in order to offer a large variety, so everybody finds his best option:
- TV Packages – $7.50 per month – For streaming videos from USA, UK, and Canada;
- Privacy Package – $7.50 per month – For total online freedom and privacy;
- Global Package – $9.50 per month – Access to all BlackVPN servers;
- Single server – $5.00 per month – Choose only one server.
They do not have a free trial, but they have a 14 days money back guarantee policy.
BlackVPN offers support for their users through a ticketing system; you send a simple query and you will get the response in less than 12 hours. They do not have any other support options.
Privacy and Security
BlackVPN offers a variety of protocols, including PPTP, OpenVPN, and L2TP/IPSec. They also have very clear policies, offering a “zero logging” service, which is perfect for those concerned about online privacy. However, they keep track about which user is assigned which IP address.
Registering and Installing
The registering procedure is pretty simple. All you have to do is to choose the package that suits your needs, read the terms, and buy it. You can pay through PayPal or using Bitcoin. Before proceeding, you must agree with the terms of the service.
The installation and configuration are also fast and simple; just follow the instructions of the service. You can always check the installation web page, where you can watch videos that explain the process.
Speed and Reliability
The speed connection is satisfactory, but you get the fastest one of you connect the internet through the UK server – around 5.7 Mbps. Unfortunately, the US server was the slowest, just 1.7 Mbps; however, this is still a decent performance.
BlackVPN is compatible with almost every operating system and device: Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iPhone, iPad, Boxee Box, pfSense, and DD-WRT.
Well, BlackVPN does a lot of things for this money: the performance is good, the clear “zero logging” policy will convince many users, and the speed is decent. We could recommend it to you for sure.