VyprVPN Free Secure VPN – surf the web securely, quickly & privately
Nov 9, 2015 8:00 AM –
VyprVPN encrypts your internet browsing- securing your online activities while tunneling your traffic through choices of VPN servers. The beauty in using an app like this is that it does not reduce your speed, unblocks websites & content plus it’s super easy to use. Let’s discover if this is the one and only VPN app you’ll need in this review!
Price: Free Trial, Monthly Subscription Service
Tested on: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung Galaxy S4
Pros & Cons:
- Browse the internet securely and privately!
- Retains fast internet speeds!
- Plenty of global VPN servers to choose from!
- Easy to use!
- In our evaluations it did not work properly over mobile data on T-Mobile’s network with Galaxy devices (there are workarounds).
VyprVPN helps to get around blocked websites and content by essentially changing your IP address of your device. It goes way farther by encrypting your internet connection as well. VyprVPN is simple to use. Create an account. There is a free trial which offers 500MB a month of bandwidth (plus there are perks to gain up to 2GB free). After your account is setup you can simply tap the “Connect” button and it will tunnel through the nearest VPS server to your location. Optionally, you can choose from a multitude of global servers to connect to at no additional cost. I highly value that the app does retain fast internet speeds (see my connection speeds below of before and after while connected to my WiFi in Chicago and the VPS in Canada).
While connected there are a few monitoring tools within the app such as speed graph to color-code your average speeds, a connection log, plus a popup window to show transferred speeds and time connected. I performed a few DNS tests to ensure the app would indeed conceal my true public IP address and it does so without hitch.
The only issue I found with VyprVPN was that I could not get a working internet connection on T-Mobile’s network with a Galaxy device unless I were either;
- Connected to WiFi.
- Went into advanced settings and changed my connection type from T-Mobile’s IPv6 network to IPv4.
GoldenFrog, the creator of VyprVPN app, was extremely helpful in assisting us in resolving this issue. The problem happens in some circumstances for T-Mobile’s mobile data and Galaxy devices specifically. T-Mobile will often give IPv6 addresses for their mobile data which can cause issues with VyprVPN’s service as they lease IPv4 addresses. Here are instructions to fix…
On some devices, you will be unable to edit your T-Mobile APN, however you can create a new APN by clicking the + sign on the APN screen and using the following settings:
Name: T-mobile (or easily identifiable name of your choice)
APN type: default,mms,supl
APN protocol (choose one): IPv4 or IPv4/IPv6