AirVPN Review

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General information

Based in:Italy
No IP address logging: IP addresses are logged
No traffic logging: Traffic data is not logged
No DNS request logging: Logging policy of DNS requests is not known
No connection timestamp logging: Logging policy of connection timestamps is not known
No bandwidth data logging: Logging policy of bandwidth consumption data is not known
Has own DNS servers: Yes, DNS services are provided
Software supports "Kill Switch": Yes, "Kill Switch" is supported
OpenVPN Support: Yes, this provider supports OpenVPN connections
P2P/Torrent Support: Yes, this provider allows P2P/Torrent traffic
SMTP: Yes, SMTP connections are allowed
Number of countries:VPN servers available in 16 countries
Number of VPN servers:160 servers available
Max. simultaneous connections:Up to 3 simultaneous connections are allowed
Price per month:$4.93 when ordering yearly plan
Free trial available: Yes, you can try the services free of charge
Accepts Bitcoin: Yes, Bitcoin is accepted

Infrastructure

VPN service provider AirVPN is based in Italy. AirVPN has servers in 16 different countries. At the moment this provider appears to be using about 160 servers for its infrastructure.

Pricing

This service would cost $4.93 per month if you were to order the yearly plan. The payment can be submitted using Bitcoin. AirVPN has a free trial option so you can test the service risk free to make sure it fits your needs.

Website

Link to the official website: https://airvpn.org.


Pros:

Doesn't log traffic data
Provides own DNS services
Supports "Kill Switch" for extra safety
Supports OpenVPN
P2P/Torrent traffic is allowed
SMTP connections are allowed
Has many servers (160 servers)
Reasonable number of simultaneous connections (3 connections)
Pricing is very reasonable ($4.93/mo)
Has a free trial
Bitcoin payments accepted

Cons:

Logs customer IP addresses

User reviews

Brian Koppelman
Brian Koppelman    Posted on May 20, 2016
 
I've been an Air customer for a year or so. I can see that the "Cons" in your sheet are wrong, Air software does implement a kill switch. It was there even when I first subscribed, more or less a year ago. As far as I understand no IP addresses are logged. Other mistakes: servers are more than 160.

A great feature (well, at least a great feature for me) is port forwarding. It's dynamic and so easy to handle. You can even map a port to another local port, very handy. DDNS is included in the usual price, no hidden costs, another useful feature for me. Very good to run web servers behind the VPN, for example, or make torrent clients able to receive incoming connections too.

What they call geo-routing or micro-routing is another great addition for me that I wasn't able to find in any other service. I don't know how it works, but it's amazing, it lets you access services that are restricted to some country from any VPN server, even if it's not in that country. I play with it for example by connecting to a server in Canada and being able to access at the same time BBC iPlayer in England and Netflix in the US.

Hope this helps improve the review and provide useful info.
Brian
VPN Spy
VPN Spy    Posted on May 20, 2016
Thank you for your review, Brian. Kill Switch and server count details have been updated.

Now about that IP address logging issue. On https://airvpn.org/privacy/ they say "Air servers and software procedures acquire only personal data which are strictly necessary for the technical functioning of the service, for example IP address. These data are not collected to identify, through elaboration or any other technique, users' personal identities. These data are not transmitted to third parties.". There is some room for interpretation but the way I understand it it's that IP addresses are logged, as they say not for the purposes of "identifying users identities", but they are still logged regardless.

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