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BolehVPN for Android

By BV Internet Services Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

shelbybrown Apr 6, 2018

BolehVPN is an affordable VPN service for Android that offers a range of servers tuned to your privacy concerns.

Pros

Privacy and logging: The company says its servers do not log user identifiable information, and That One Privacy Site gives the service solid scores for its logging and privacy practices. Be aware that using a VPN does not guarantee your Internet activities will be private. It's easy to find stories on the Internet about shady VPN providers. Make sure you pick a trustworthy VPN to keep your communications secure over a public network, skirt around geoblocking, and avoid Internet filtering and censorship.

Range of subscription choices: You can sign up for a week for $3.70, a month for $9.99, two months for $16.99, half a year for $44.99, and a whole year for $79.99. The service allows for three concurrent connections.

Servers: The company runs about a dozen servers, including in Malaysia, Europe, and North America. The servers are tuned to fully route through the VPN or for streaming or proxy.

Protocols and encryption: BolehVPN uses industry-standard 256-bit AES encryption and OpenVPN to provide the VPN service.

Clients: You can use either Boleh's own Android app (which is available just on its own site but not from Google's Play Store) or the open source OpenVPN for Android app (which is available in the Play Store.) The Boleh app includes tools for getting around a country's firewalls.

SEE: The 9 Best Paid and Free Android VPNs You Can Trust

Cons

Challenging to sign up: After registering, the service sends an email with a link you click to activate your account. In the email, however, none of the text or boxes that were intended to activate the account were clickable. When we set up a second account to retest, the activation email never arrived, neither in the inbox nor the spam folder. And the website offers no obvious way to resend the activation email. And when we reached out to the support desk, we at first received automated responses that didn't resolve our issue before a support person manually activated our account.

Requires some fiddling to setup: After you subscribe to the service, you need to set up a VPN app, either Boleh's of the open source OpenVPN app. It's not that challenging, but it takes a bit of time.

Bottom Line

Although registration was frustrating, once you get set up, BolehVPN offers a solid method of staying private and secure on the Internet.


Full Specifications

What's new in version Web

General

Release April 6, 2018
Date Added April 6, 2018
Version Web

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None

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Total Downloads 1,183
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Developer's Description

Security, Privacy and AnonymityFreedom to use the Internet

Internet security, privacy and anonymity have been taken away from us through the widespread use of mass surveillance and the rise of malicious hackers.

Whenever you visit a website, do a web search or update your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other social media, you leave a trail of network information that can identify your real identity and your online history.

RECLAIM your security privacy and anonymity with our personal Virtual Private Network that protects and hides your real network identity by giving them our servers' identity instead of yours.

Bypass Censorship, Monitoring and Filtering with your computers, mobile devices and Internet of Things (IOT) devices by encrypting all your internet traffic.

Access Geo-Restricted Content

Bypass geo-blocked sites, use BolehVPN for your cross borders online shopping and online streaming entertainment Get access to USA-only Playstation, Steam, iTunes, Netflix and Google Play to name a few.

Feature Packed

  • A registered company located outside of FVEY countries
  • Access to all 35 servers from 12 strategically located countries around the world (Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and USA)
  • Accepts Bitcoin and anonymous cryptocurrencies such as Dash, Monero, Zcash and Zcoin
  • Supports custom and standard user interface for ease of use.
  • On demand choice in Fully Routed or Proxied VPN servers
  • Ability to obfuscate VPN traffic to mask VPN use
  • No bandwidth limits
  • No logging of user activities on the VPN
  • Support multiple devices with one account
  • Supports Windows, MacOS, Android, Linux and OpenVPN supported Routers for e.g. (DD-WRT/AsusMerlin-WRT/Tomato)
  • 24Ã???7 Online Customer Help Desk
  • Established history and operating since 2007