Last update: 11.12.2018
Looking for the one (reliable VPN service)? Read our OneVPN Review to see if it’s a match.
OneVPN provides an ultra-fast service in more than 50 countries and supports the OpenConnect, OpenVPN, and L2TP protocols. According to reports, OneVPN cannot run in China through its custom clients – it needs the support of the CSTP protocol over AnyConnect. This is an important feature for all those international travellers who would like to stay connected with their friends via Facebook, Instagram, and other social media platforms.
Using OneVPN gives unrestricted access to various content platforms (apparently, except Netflix). Furthermore, it has an adblocker feature to stop ads. The ultra-fast servers of OneVPN are optimized for performance. Pricing plans start at $1 per month, and there is a free trial. While OneVPN does not work very well with Netflix and Torrents, it has many security features and provides 24/7 support. Installing this service is very easy – choose a plan, register your e-mail, and use your preferred payment method.
OneVPN is a new service but has managed to stay ahead of its competitors. The most important reason for that, one imagines, is a good deal of investment. At least that’s the impression we get from their website.
This OneVPN review article will try to cover various aspects of this service and give you a verdict – up or down.
Is OneVPN safe to use?
OneVPN users can take advantage of some strong security/privacy features. The service allows them to spoof their location and use a variety of resources to ensure the truth is away from prying eyes. For the security of its users this network also employs AES-256-bit encryption. This is a very high safety standard used by the US military and other government institutions. In addition, it also has a kill switch, which blocks all network traffic in the event of a dropped connection. OneVPN has a strict no-logging policy, with the exception of the sign-up process, which requires your name and email address. This would be bad, but in reality, this doesn’t have to be your real name and email.
Speed & Performance
Generally, the speed when connected to a virtual private network is slower than the regular speed because the traffic takes a detour. In some cases, it can actually increase – this happens if your ISP is throttling your speed. OneVPN has a decent number of servers, spread out over a large territory (390+ servers in 59 countries), meaning they are well-equipped to handle a lot of users at the same time and the speeds shouldn’t drop much from location to location. It’s always a good idea to test for yourself, but our experiments demonstrated decent speeds.
How to download and install OneVPN
To download and install OneVPN, go to https://www.onevpn.com/downloads/, select the platform (Windows, Mac OS X, Android, iOS, etc.). For mobile phones, the app is available on iOS and Google Play. On the latter, the file size of the app is 11.21 MB. On mobile devices, the app downloads pretty quickly. Since this app is free, the user sees ads on the platform. Upon installing, the app shows a list of servers to choose from. It also requests the users to give feedback and a rating.
OneVPN is optimized for Windows 7, 8, and 10. Click on any of the platforms and begin downloading this app. The app size is 44MB, and it takes roughly 3 minutes to download. Of course, the download speed will depend on the speed of your regular connection. Next, click on the app to install it. Then, accept the terms and conditions. Installation of the OneVPN app takes a few minutes and after it is completed, a window pops up asking for your permission to make a few changes to your computer.
How to use it
Click the taskbar and navigate to the OneVPN app. Click the app open, and then fill in your e-mail ID and password. The Windows app lets you choose any location to mask your identity. There are 50 plus locations available displayed with their corresponding ping times. Ping refers to the time it takes to make a connection between you and the host. During sign up you also have the option of choosing your protocol. There is a gear icon on the right-hand corner of the app. Click it and choose your preferred settings.
OneVPN for Netflix
In 2016, Netflix made it very hard to use VPNs to stream its content. The main reason behind this is to protect copyrights. Users who are using older VPNs will find it hard to access the Netflix catalog. Those using free VPNs are almost invariably blocked by Netflix. With paid services, it’s quite hit and miss. OneVPN will let you in – after all, this service is relatively new and yet to be blocked.
There are some other very good streaming platforms available online like BBC iPlayer, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and HBO. Hulu is an entertainment company jointly owned by Fox, Comcast, and Walt Disney. While OneVPN will not get you access to all of these, you can use Kodi’s shady add ons to watch most of that exclusive content. Kodi is a popular software application that streams content at very high speeds. If you want to watch your favorite shows anonymously, use OneVPN along with Kodi. This service works very well on several platforms, like Android, iOS, Windows, etc. and is available for just $1/ month.
OneVPN for torrenting
Torrenting is used to share files (music, movies, etc.) between a large number of users. This kind of sharing is called P2P sharing and is not in itself illegal. However, downloading copyrighted content is considered illegal and may lead to trouble. OneVPN helps you download those files anonymously, by masking your location and IP address, and is compatible with various operating systems, like Android, iOS, and Windows.
Can you use OneVPN in China?
This question is important for all those international travelers who want to access Facebook, Instagram, and other popular social media sites. China does not allow Facebook and Google to operate in China for data security reasons.
Coming back to the original question, with some limitations, OneVPN works quite well in China. The CSTP protocol in combination with AnyConnect delivers good results in bypassing the Great Firewall of China. However, the fact that this VPN service provider is based in Hong Kong should be enough reason to go for something else.
Apps & Extensions
OneVPN is fully compatible with many platforms and devices. It has custom apps for Windows, Mac, and Android. iOS users and others will have to use a different app to connect to the OneVPN network.
OneVPN also supports the Amazon Firestick, Kodi, and other platforms. OneVPN also works with several kinds of routers, such as Belkin, Asus, D-Link, etc. Data remains safe and encrypted when you use OneVPN with these routers.
OneVPN has 24/7 chat support. However, the company needs to make the chat window more user-friendly. While it is easy to write messages, sending them is a bit difficult. Chat support is manned by humans and not bots, so interactions with this company are warm. In addition, there are several articles and FAQs that can help the user find answers to his queries. Finding answers to complex technical questions is very easy to do on the OneVPN site. There is no need to log in to get those answers.
There are three plans to choose from and each one of these has unique benefits. They are
- One Month Plan: pay $7.95 per month. You can log in from 5 different devices and save 20%.
- Six-Month Plan: by paying $4.95 per month, users can save as much as 50%.
- Four Years Plan: this plan gives you maximum savings (87%) and users just pay $1 per month as subscription charges.
The Six Months and Four Years Plan come with 5 simultaneous connections allowed. All plans include the following features:
- Ad blocker
- NAT firewall
- Speed booster
- Unlimited bandwidth
- One stream
- 7-day money-back guarantee.
There are several payment options, too. Users can make payments through credit cards or their PayPal accounts. The main cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. Payments can also be done in Bitcoin. In addition, users can make payments via payment walls, Alipay, and Gift Cards. All in all, that’s plenty of opportunity to pay anonymously.
Bottom line of our OneVPN review
To summarise, OneVPN is a dynamic platform that offers multiple benefits to its users. First of all, it protects the anonymity of its users by masking their identities. It is also a safe and secure platform, therefore, there is little risk of theft of any kind of data – personal or financial.
OneVPN is very popular among international travellers, students and all those who like accessing Netflix and other popular content sites. Although there are some limitations in accessing Netflix, OneVPN is an excellent app for torrenting and accessing other content platforms. It is compatible with Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and Linux. It will also work with routers. Pricewise, this app is quite affordable and comes with a seven-day money back guarantee plan. Prices start from $1 per month and go up to $7.95 a month.