BolehVPN is a VPN provider based in Malaysia with 7 years of existence in the industry. This provider is a small company. However, they provide lots of features and options that are helpful to those who are seeking VPN service.
In this BolehVPN review, we will examine their features to determine whether they are a good alternative to use. We will check their VPN service, security, price and performance.
Pricing and Packages
Boyle VPN has one plan fits all subscriptions with increasing BolehVPN discount given to longer term packages. When compared to other VPN providers, the price of their packages is not very expensive. Their packages come in two currencies – US Dollars and Malaysian Ringgit (RM).
Also, you can avail of a 1 day free trial of their service. To avail of the trial package, you have to contact their sales support for details and approval. Free trial is important so that you can test their services and determine whether it will be a good option before you commit to a full package. They also have a cheap trial package for 7 days, which cost $3.70 (10RM)
There are 4 full subscription packages. The prices of these packages depend on its subscription length of time. Here is a list of the full subscription packages:
- 30 Days – $9.99 (30 RM)
- 60 Days – $16.99 (50 RM)
- 180 Days – $44.99 (140 RM)
- 365 Days – $79.99 (260 RM)
BolehVPN supports all major credit and debit cards. They also accept Malaysian internet banking and Malaysian ATM cash deposits. PayPal is another payment option. You may also use cryptocurrencies such as Bit Coin, Dark Coin and DogeCoin.
You will get full details of payment options once you place your order. You may also use special BolehVPN coupon on your purchase.
Speed and Performance
We tested the speed and performance of BolehVPN using our broadband connection. The first test was conducted to set a benchmark on our next tests. Our first speed test without VPN showed 66.32Mbps download, 4.38Mbps upload and 25ms ping.
The next speed test was conducted using the VPN connected to Netherlands server. Our test showed 37.59Mbps download, 4.01Mbps upload and 81ms ping. As you can see, the speed test result was decent and acceptable. We did another speed test using the server in Germany, and it revealed similar results.
After testing the speed of our connection with a VPN, we checked for DNS leaks. BolehVPN is clean from DNS leaks.
During our review, we were unable to test the speed of the VPN using an Android device. Fortunately, we were able to install the iOS app to our iPad. Speed test revealed similar speed test results using our desktop computer.
BolehVPN can be reached through various means. Perhaps, it is one of the few VPN providers that are active in social media. You can reach BolehVPN through Facebook and Twitter. They are active in social media and respond to their customers.
BolehVPN has a forum site that can be clicked directly from their website. There are helpful threads in case you need some information. However, it is time consuming to navigate and read through the various threads for any information you need.
They provide chat support through their website. The chat support is available during Malaysian working hours. We tried using this chat support, and they are very helpful and can handle the problems we asked for them.
They are also reachable through email and ticketing system. They are always quick to reply to the emails and tickets we sent. In terms of troubleshooting, they even have remote access so that they can easily help you solve your problem.
Logs and Privacy
On the technical side, they recommend using OpenVPN connection. Also, it is possible to use L2TP protocol. Furthermore, BolehVPN uses the 256 – bit encryption on their OpenVPN connection. This is basically the most secure encryption today.
BolehVPN supports OpenVPN protocol with 256-bit encryption. For devices that do not support or not compatible with OpenVPN, they can use Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) connection.
Supported Devices and Operating Systems
BolehVPN supports many different devices running in different operating systems in the market. The following is a list of operating systems, which are compatible with the VPN client.
- Desktops/Notebooks – Windows, MAC and Linux
- Mobile Devices – IOS and Android
- Routers – Asus-WRT Merlin Routers, Sabai Technology Routers and DD-WRT Routers
Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)
- Desktops/Notebooks – Windows and MAC
- Mobile Devices (iPhones/iPads/Android) – IOS and Android
BolehVPN provides shared IP address to their customers. This means that your internet traffic will be mixed with all the other users. Hence, it will be impossible to determine your exact internet traffic or activities.
BolehVPN has servers all over the world. Hence, users from anywhere in the world are assured that there is a server near their location. This would eliminate lagging problem because of distance. The following is the list of countries where a BolehVPN server is located.
- Hong Kong
- United Kingdom
After testing BolehVPN, we have come up with our conclusion to the services. We found many positive features that will make this provider a good alternative for those wanting to get a VPN service.
First, the VPN software is great for PC and has lots of configuration options. Also, it showed a good and consistent performance. Also, they provide a great set of servers from various locations. They have a highly secure connection.
We do not have any negative comment about the services of BolehVPN. However, there are some things that can be improved to make our experience a wonderful thing. They should get additional ways to support their clients.
Though they offer various types of support, these support is either not available when we need them as they operate in Malaysian time. If you want to avail of the free trial, then you have to go through the annoying process.
- Great Servers
- Great Performance
- PC Software is good
- Extra Services Available
- Quite hard to get a free trial
- Mobile software not available
- Customer support is fair