WorldVPN Review: Affordable But Not Transparent

Published on December 10, 2019
WorldVPN Review: Affordable But Not Transparent
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WorldVPN is a small supplier that claims to offer an enterprise VPN of only $1.12 a month for three years. The enterprise is not transparent with no information about its own or where it is based, no terms and conditions page, and the promise “no logging” with no details whatsoever. Only 22 articles in a small web knowledge base is very unimpressive support. A news page not updated in more than 3 years.

Pricing & Plans

The appeal of WorldVPN is mainly price-based. Alright, pretty completely, but it’s hard not to be tempted when you look at the details.

A single user plan can only support a single connection, costs $1.99 and billed monthly. This is real monthly payment, not the equivalent if you pay up front for three years. Choose the annual plan and it will fall to 1.58 dollars.

Only five connections are supported by the Unlimited Plan. It’s a decent $6.95 a month.

Dedicated IPs provide you with a fresh IP address to help you avoid the VPN blocking by using it alone and enter sites like Netflix. You can select several other places all over the world for a little more than $10. The price is $10 a month in the United States. It costs 13 dollars per month for UK, Sweden, Russia, Japan and India. It costs $18 per month for Taiwan, Malaysia and Hong Kong, etc.

WorldVPN has also a reseller system that can also work for regular users. 

A one-off $100 allows you to use for 100 months, in as many plans, each with up to 3 simultaneous connections. You can use it in a single block, so for more than eight years you’re covered. You can share it with your family or a company, so you can connect with all of them.

The service of WorldVPN is cost-effective and basic.


As we have seen, WorldVPN has many plans, although its price page emphasizes the main variations, making it easy to find what you require.

On the purchase page, the company masks one detail and is easy to see why. Lots of payment methods are supported by WorldVPN. Unfortunately, Bitcoin has a fee. 5% for MOLPay, WebMoney, QIWI, AdvCash and Yandex Money, 3% for Perfect Money, 5% plus $0.95 for cards or PayPal.

It makes a big difference if you hoped to pay monthly via PayPal. An initial $1.99 per month is $3.04. This is a price increase of 50% over what you hoped to pay.

WorldVPN is significantly cheaper overall than most competition if you pay every year. It’s not a big deal in case of annual billing.

Regardless of the plan or subscription length, the payment process is simple and we have chosen a few minutes later. WorldVPN has sent us links to different setup tutorials and an email containing the account identifications.

Windows app

Some VPN applications focus on power, while others focus on usability, but WorldVPN fails in both fields. It has few characteristics but it seems complex and intimidating.

There is a login area on the main dashboard which wastes the screen due to heavy text tabbed interface. Once you log in, you don’t have to see your username and password.

The app has no automatic choice for selecting the fastest server for you and forcing you to select your preferred location manually every time. No Favorites or Recent Server lists are available to accelerate.

Bugs are so absurdly evident that we are surprised that they were not caught. For example, by default a ‘Select Server Location’ prompt will first be displayed. Clearly, until you’ve actually selected a server, you shouldn’t be able to click Connect? You can, however. And the app didn’t even show an error when we tried it, but it just collapsed.

An’ Info’ page contains the 1970-01-01 as the’ Expiry Date’. Maybe because we used a trial and there was no trial. It doesn’t matter, but it shows that the developer does not handle extraordinary situations, and this could lead elsewhere to far more serious problems. OpenConnect, OpenVPN UDP, and OpenVPN TCP support is the only protocol support you will get. L2TP, IKEv2 or any Windows native protocols are not supported.

Only major feature in WorldVPN is kill switch. Instead of being a system based application you have to create and maintain a list of applications that should be closed if the VPN is dropped.


We were right because due to the bad results of WorldVPN up to now, our unblocking tests did not anticipate much success. US Netflix and BBC iPlayer remained blocked. The service has given us easy access to the US YouTube which was an easy target. We use the TestMy and SpeedTest benchmarking sites for testing download speeds both from US and from the UK for the sake of performance.

At an average 66-67Mbps on a 75Mbps test line, UK results were very acceptable. That’s just a 2% decrease in the performance we’ve gotten off with the VPN. We can surf internet at more than 600Mbps with our US connection, giving WorldVPN a big opportunity to show us how quick it can be.

The answer was sadly not too much with average speeds below 50Mbps in the United Kingdom. It could be all you can use with some devices or Wi-Fi.  There is obviously enormous scope for improvement because private Internet connection provides speeds between 350-400 Mbps.

Final Words

WorldVPN’s decent network and its extremely low price are appreciated by VPN resellers. But the performance is not the same for most users. One of the most pathetic excuses we ever saw for the VPN application regarding transparency.

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