- English e-mail support
- No chat support
- No phone support
SlickVPN is a disappointing VPN service that delivers a simple list of features. On the website, it claims to offer privacy protection and to prevent web monitoring and ISP throttling.
The VPN service operates on its proprietary Hydra technology, which the VPN claims to 'believe' is the most secure connection available. The VPN comes with apps for Windows, macOS, iOS, Linux, and Android as standard. It also claims to offer access to a host of geo-restricted sites. Unfortunately, we found the service to be extremely disappointing in reality.
The monthly plan comes in at $10 a month, which is industry average, although expensive. If you sign up for the yearly plan, though, you'll get the VPN for just $4 or $48 paid annually, making it a relatively cost-effective choice. There is a 30-day refund guarantee so you can test the service before committing to a paid subscription plan.
- Easy-to-use VPN
- Support for routers
- Accepts Bitcoin
- No split tunneling
- Limited Netflix unblocking abilities
- Small server network
|Type of IP offered:||Dynamic|
|Simultaneous connections / Users:||5|
|OS support:||Android, iOS, Linux, macOS, Windows|
|VPN Promotion:||Get VPN from SlickVPN for 4$ per month|
- American Express
- Mastercard Debit
- Visa Debit
- Visa Electron
- Czech Republic
- Hong Kong
- South Africa
- United Kingdom
- United States
When you use a VPN or Virtual Private Network, your web traffic will be re-routed through an encrypted tunnel of servers to ensure your privacy and real IP are protected, and your internet activities are anonymous. The company claims that the VPN runs seamlessly in the background of your device while it protects your privacy so that you can use the web as normal, without limits.
SlickVPN will allow you to hide your real IP and location and replace it with the VPN server you're connected to. When you connect to any one of SlickVPN's locations across 45 countries, your activity will appear to originate from that location rather than your home address.
Like all of the best VPN providers, SlickVPN utilizes military-grade 256-bit encryption to ensure your web connections are safe and undecipherable. Even if you use unsecured public Wi-Fi hotspots, you will have peace of mind that no one can access or steal your private information. And, fortunately for privacy-conscious customers, there is support for Bitcoin, meaning that you can purchase a VPN subscription anonymously.
There is support for a range of protocols with varying encryption levels. On macOS and iOS, the VPN offers IPSec with 128-bit encryption, which is significantly lower than the level of encryption offered by most VPNs. IPSec offers slightly slower but more stable connection speeds.
There is OpenVPN support, too, which is available for Windows, macOS, iOS, Linux, and Android and runs in combination with secure military-grade 256-bit encryption. This is much more secure than 128-bit encryption, and it is the protocol we would recommend.
The VPN is a decent choice for torrenters, thanks to its support for unlimited P2P traffic. There is an integrated kill switch, too, that will protect your web traffic if the VPN connection fails or drops for any reason. The kill-switch will cut the transfer of unencrypted files and information so that nothing is ever exposed. The VPN claims to be a zero-logs service, but there is no independent audit to back this up. This means that we have no choice but to accept these claims based on SlickVPN's word.
SlickVPN provides a relatively small network of 150 server locations across 40 countries and just over 250 addresses. There are servers in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Sweden, Ireland, Switzerland, Germany, Slovenia, Norway, Austria, the Netherlands, Russia, Romania, Latvia, Poland, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Denmark, Estonia, Luxembourg, Portugal, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Iceland, Bulgaria, Chile, Brazil, the United States, Panama, Canada, Turkey, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Israel, Singapore, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Australia, and South Africa.
All of the SlickVPN server locations support OpenVPN, which is one of the most secure protocols available. Unfortunately, the provider's server network is minimal when compared to many VPN providers. This means that a single server is more likely to become overwhelmed or congested by too many users at once, resulting in slow connection server speeds.
SlickVPN comes with 3 different subscription plans: a yearly, 6-monthly, and monthly option. The yearly plan comes in at $4 a month or $48 paid annually, which is relatively cost-effective and much lower than the industry average. The 6-month plan comes in at $5 a month or $30 billed every 6 months, which is still affordable. As with all VPNs, the monthly rolling contract is the most expensive option at $10 a month.
All SlickVPN subscription plans are protected by a hassle-free 30-day money-back guarantee, which means that you can fully test the product before deciding. If you're not completely happy as a SlickVPN user, contact the customer support team and request a refund.
The service offers a decent range of payment options with support for credit cards (American Express, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover, and PayPal) and anonymous payments with Bitcoin, which is a great option for any users who wish to remain completely anonymous on the web. It will be necessary to enter an email address to sign up, but we recommend creating a new address that does not contain any identifying information.
A single subscription with SlickVPN enables support for 5 simultaneous connections, which is the industry average and should be enough for most users. The VPN client is relatively well-designed and offers a limited number of features. The interface displays the current server location, but there is also the option to browse through the full list of server locations and sort them by country, city, or Favorites, which is useful.
A handy speed test will check the upload and download speed of a particular server to help you find the best connection for your location. As well as the option to have the VPN alter your IP regularly for an additional layer of protection.
Unfortunately, Connection speeds are quite disappointing. On US connections, the VPN reached 60Mbps, which is enough for most activities, although slower than many other VPN apps on the market. The VPN comes with unlimited bandwidth, and it claims to offer access to a range of geo-restricted streaming sites like Netflix.
Unfortunately, the VPN did not enable access to BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Amazon Prime video, or Disney+, during testing which is extremely disappointing. There is unlimited support for P2P sharing and torrenting, though.
If you need assistance while setting up or using the VPN on any of your devices, there is a Contact form but no 24/7 live chat support, which is disappointing.