B1Vpn – secure internet browsing with free VPN app
Sep 19, 2015 7:00 AM –
B1Vpn secures your internet browsing via virtual private networks. Choose from a host of servers in various locations to change and hide your real your IP address.
Price: Free Trial, Subscription Service
Tested on: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy S4
Pros & Cons:
- Secure VPN connection!
- Choice of server location connection!
- Fast internet connection!
- Helps get around location & IP restrictions!
- In our evaluation we could only get it to work on one device and after installing a completely different VPN app.*
A bit of caution…
*We initially started reviewing this app late August 2015. At that time of review we tested the app on all three devices listed above and it simply did not work properly on any. Upon reaching out to the developers they advised to try their sister, Vpn One Click, app which has the same engine and it too did not work properly. They also advised to remove any antivirus app. 😯 We periodically tried the app hoping updates would fix the issues to no avail. It wasn’t until a completely different developer’s VPN app, SecureVPN, was installed and ran properly on the Galaxy S5 device when we got curious and tried the B1VPN app… and it started to work properly. Please note: B1VPN still does not properly work on the other devices. This caution was stated to alert readers that this app may or may not work properly upon downloading. When it does work… see below:
B1Vpn Free aims to secure your online browsing with VPN access. There are nearly three dozen countries you have the choice to connect from. This helps some get around location and IP restrictions of their native country. Upon initial connection you will receive a security prompt in which you must trust your internet browsing traffic being intercepted by the app. When connecting to servers you can change IP address, even connect to random a server. There is an option to check for faster server. This point is important as you do not want to lose too much speed while tunneling through different servers. In the screenshot above I did not lose too much speed in comparison to other VPN apps we’ve reviewed- which lost significant speed.
B1Vpn – Various DNS Leakage Tests
Lastly, upon performing a few online DNS leakage tests I did not find evidence of my real IP address being leaked. This is reassuring to those looking for anonymity in VPN apps.
B1Vpn has a limited time free trial which is unlocked in the duration of usage. To upgrade thereafter there are 3 months Elite subscription for $4.99, and 1 year Elite subscription for $9.99. The available countries are: USA, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, Singapore, India, Egypt, Russia, Sweden, Spain, Turkey, Hong Kong, Japan, Romania, Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Iceland, Panama, Chile, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Austria.
B1Vpn – Accept Disclaimer
B1Vpn – Dashboard
B1Vpn – Dashboard Extended
B1Vpn – Status in Notification Window