In a market where VPN providers are trying to simplify their software as much as possible to encourage the average
consumer to buy into their subscription, BolehVPN dares to be different. But does it provide enough features and
customization to keep power users happy? Let’s find out!
Want a flexible subscription model? BolehVPN has your back. Instead of starting with a month of service at a time,
BolehVPN offers a 7-day plan for a relatively low price. This is great if you just plan on using a VPN when you’re
Of course, they offer longer packages. Like most VPN services, longer subscriptions mean cheaper monthly rates. You
can choose a monthly, two month, six month or yearly plan. There’s also a one-day free trial so you can try it
before you commit.
Unlike other VPNs, the subscription doesn’t auto-renew so you’ll need to manually start the plan again once it’s
over. For some, this might be an inconvenience, but it’s nice to know that you don’t have to remember to cancel if
you didn’t like their service.
Besides the standard iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows clients, BolehVPN also supports Linux and different routers.
Ease of Use
As mentioned earlier, BolehVPN is not very user-friendly.
The amount of information and features the client provides can be confusing. Reviewers noted the client dashboard is
very cluttered, almost putting too much information on one screen. There’s a total of five different tabs and
numerous buttons and panels.
Most of the information about your connection is under the dashboard. This is also where you can change your protocol
from OpenVPN to L2TP.
Want to change servers? You’ll need to access a drop-down menu and choose one of the 35 servers. But even that can be
confusing as it has different options for each country.
There are also BolehFlix and BolehGEO options which help you access streaming services in geo-restricted areas.
All of this can be daunting for those without much VPN experience. However, reviewers note that once you get used to
the interface, it’s fairly easy to get around as everything is labeled properly.
BolehVPN offers only three simultaneous connections. In a market where most VPNs provide five, this is quite low.
With that said, since you are able to connect your router, it might be enough for most people.
BolehVPN is trying to appeal mostly to power users and its features reflect this. Options include:
- Kill switch
- Optimized P2P sharing
- DNS Leak protection
- xCloak obfuscation technology
- OpenVPN and L2TP protocol
- Surfing streaming servers for major network viewing
Privacy and Logging
Boleh VPN takes privacy, very seriously.
The company behind BolehVPN is based in Seychelles -- a country which has some of the best cloud privacy laws in the
world. In addition, the site specifically notes that it operates outside of the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing
In terms of logging, the company notes that the VPN and its site does not log any user data, with one exception. If
they notice “unusual activity” they might enable logs on you for a short amount of time.
What counts as unusual activity? Things like high bandwidth usage, a high number of connections, or excessive CPU
They will also turn on logs if they receive complaints about hacking/spam.
With only 35 servers, BolehVPN has pretty limited options. Still, reviewers found most of the servers were quite
fast. US servers were the fastest with the UK, Germany, and Singapore performing around 35% of reviewers' base
While not the fastest VPN on the market, speeds should be good enough for most people.
If you need answers immediately, there's a 24/7 customer help desk.
If you don’t need help immediately, you can submit a support ticket. Reviewers found responses took between 24-48
You can also search through their FAQ and knowledge base or post your question on the customer forum.
BolehVPN isn’t trying to attract the casual VPN user. Instead, they’re focusing more on power users.
While it provides some decent features and its speeds and overall customization are okay, it’s not enough to stand
out from the crowd.
Cloudwards states, “... if you’re looking for a quick-enough VPN and you’re based in Europe or the US, it’s more than
PC World states, “BolehVPN is a competent service that some power users may enjoy. Its speeds are fine, but its user
interface has a level of complexity that feels unnecessary.”