Reviewed by: André Spiteri
VPNgeist is an excellent VPN at an extremely affordable price. It does lack some more advanced features and functionality, and is currently only available on Windows and Android. However, its speed, reliability and ease of use make it the ideal choice if you’re looking for a solid, no frills VPN that will get the job done at a fraction of the cost.
● 100+ servers worldwide
● Military grade data encryption
● Offers and promotions throughout the year
● Extremely affordable price
● No logging, monitoring or third party tracking
● Unlimited bandwidth
● 99.9% Uptime
● Currently not available on OSX / iOS
● Knowledgebase is pretty thin
VPNgeist is a no frills VPN with a solid set of basic features that are guaranteed to conceal your location and help you surf the internet anonymously and securely.
Setting it up takes mere minutes. Simply download and install the app and you’re good to go.
You can choose one of three protocols: the less secure but slightly faster PPTP, L2TP and OpenVPN. The latter protocol is the most secure, offering up to 256-bit encryption. However, using it with older devices may be problematic.
VPNgeist keeps no logs, which means you can surf the web completely anonymously. There is also no third party tracking and absolutely no monitoring of your online activity.
There are over 100 servers all over the world to choose from, but most of them are in Europe and, to a lesser extent, North America. In total, VPNgeist has servers in 24 countries worldwide, which is lower than other VPN providers we reviewed.
With uptime guaranteed at 99.9% (meaning servers are likely to be offline only a mere 0.01% of the time) and very low server latency, VPNgeist is one of the fastest and most reliable VPN providers out there. Of course, connections are fastest in Europe, where most of its 100+ dedicated servers are located. There are also no speed caps or bandwidth limits, which means that, no matter how heavy your usage is, the VPN’s performance will be unaffected.
The VPNgeist app is currently available only on Windows and Android. An app for Mac users is in the works and should be available soon. However, the fact that you cannot run VPNgeist on iDevices for the time being is a significant limit on its flexibility. Unfortunately, most of VPNgeist’s servers are concentrated in Europe and, to a lesser extent, North America. There is a limited server presence in Australia and Asia and no presence at all in Africa and the Middle East. Of course, you’ll still be able to use VPNgeist if you’re located in one of these areas. However, a bigger distance between your location and the nearest server may negatively affect the VPN’s performance.
VPNgeist has customer support representatives available 24/7. You can get in touch by shooting them an email or by filling in an online form. They also have a knowledge base on their website, but unfortunately this is pretty thin and basic. Out of a total of 12 FAQs, the six questions on the VPN itself are fairly general; and are primarily explanations of basic terminology. The ‘general troubleshooting’ section simply instructs you to reboot your modem, router or laptop and to try bypassing the router if that doesn’t help. If you’re an advanced user, you’ll probably have already tried these steps before seeking help. This makes the general troubleshooting section more frustrating than enlightening.
VPNgeist is one of the most affordable VPN providers we reviewed. A monthly plan will set you back $11.99, whilst a 6-month payment will bring the price down to $8.99. Paying for the whole year in advance is the most affordable option, and will set you back $5.99 a month. This is one of the cheapest monthly fees out there. But that’s not all. VPNgeist frequently runs promotions which bring the monthly price down even further. Discounts of up to 75% are not unheard of.
VPNgeist doesn’t have a whole lot of advanced features. That said, it’s secure, fast, extremely reliable and comes at a super-affordable price. Whether you’re on a tight budget or are simply looking for a solid, no frills VPN that will get the job done without breaking the bank, look no further than VPNgeist.
Last Updated: March 2016