AnonineVPN is a Seychelles-based provider with a fairly large network covering 32 countries and supporting multi-protocol, cross-platform clients, P2P and “the highest bandwidth availability of VPN provider”. It also allows up to five simultaneous connections per account with no speed or bandwidth limits.
Our three main tests were conducted as usual. We had no problems with the IP test and the DNS leak test was exemplary. The VPN speed tests with OpenVPN and PPTP were fine, with PPTP showing slightly better speeds than expected. With OpenVPN, we achieved speeds of around 13Mbps, while with PPTP we saw speeds of around 14.52Mbps.
All subscriptions come with a full 7-day money back guarantee and the company accepts a range of payment methods including major credit cards, PayPal, cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Ether, Dash, Dogecoin, Litecoin, Monero, Ripple, Zcash…) Global payment methods (WebMoney, Sofort, GiroPay, Mint, bank transfers…) , Swedish Payson and phone/SMS, and Perfect Currency.
As of July, we have over 150 servers in 34 countries. This number can be considered average when it comes to the number of servers, but the presence in different countries is quite good.
It also has servers in China and Russia. Both countries have strict online regulations.
Anonine VPN’s Windows client is very user-friendly and can be set up in minutes. Users can find their way around the application without any help. The server is fast and there is almost no buffering while playing. The service is also quite reliable when downloading torrents and has little impact on the overall speed of the server.
For such an excellent VPN, the lack of dedicated apps for Mac, iOS and Android is a major disappointment. However, Anonine VPN tries to make up for this with some very detailed user guides on how to configure the service on these devices.
Privacy and Logging
For the most part, the company only stores the basic data needed to run the service: Email addresses, usernames, passwords and basic payment history (identifiers, amounts and dates, not account details).
AnonineVPN does store traffic used by each account, but only a single number, an amount, not something that identifies when you use the service.
Detailed session logs seem to be largely excluded, as the policy states that AnonineVPN does not record logs, connection timestamps or session durations, your choice of website or server, IP address or DNS queries.
This all sounds great to us, but as is common with small VPNs, there’s no way of knowing if AnonineVPN actually enforces these rules. Providers like TunnelBear, Surfshark, NordVPN and ExpressVPN have publicly audited their systems to make their work more secure, and hopefully over time AnonineVPN and others in the industry will follow suit.
Pros and Cons
- Good speed
- Up to five simultaneous connections can be made to
- Windows, Android, iOS software
- Supports multiple protocols + P2P enabled
- Easy to use
- Affordable price
- Unlocked by Netflix
- No free trial
- Refund policy is conditional
- No native client for macOS
- No public logging policy
- Problems with BBC iPlayer
It’s not the best VPN in the world, but it’s not the worst either. We like the standard protocols and strong encryption, as well as the support for torrenting. We like the Windows kill switch, but we wish other customers did too.
We don’t like that it’s unreliable for Netflix, and we don’t like that it doesn’t work in China. Overall, It’s just a VPN, and for normal use it’s fine. Just don’t expect to be impressed by anything.