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5 Best VPNs for Egypt


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Internet Freedom in Egypt is one that has been oscillating through the years but unfortunately it has never really reached a point of total freedom. This is due to a mixture of political and financial reasons. Wikipedia and Freedom house  both have information on the past and present of the state of internet with the latter being very highly detailed and eye opening. The biggest and most widespread problem was probably the near total blackout that occurred in January 2011 under the lead of the autocratic government. Now for scenarios like that, even a VPN service won’t help you.

 

However VPN services have a number of advantages in countries where the Internet is close to monopolised – such as Egypt. Here is just a small list of the advantages it poises:

  • Circumvent VoIP blockades
  • Access websites which are blocked – this was very important when protesters were organising the revolution through Twitter and Facebook.
  • Protect your identity to save yourself from government prosecution
  • Communicate with family and friends (this is also useful for tourists)

Therefore when we looked at the VPN providers our main aims was to find ones that would provide a mixture of both good speeds (with servers close to Egypt) and also security. Here’s our summary table and you can find out more about each below.

Best VPNs for Egypt Summary

Rank Provider Review Price Link

1

Best VPNs for Apple TV

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$8.32/mo Visit Site >

2

VyprVPN Logo

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$6.67/mo Visit Site >

3

Hide My Ass Logo

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$6.55/mo Visit Site >

4

IbVPN Logo

Read Review >
$7.00/mo Visit Site >

5

IPVanish Logo

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$10.00/mo Visit Site >
Editor’s Choice

Winner – ExpressVPN

ExpressVPN_Logo

Positives: No logs, great speeds, 30 day money back guarantee, great Android support

Negatives: Medium Price, US company

ExpressVPN usually scores well in our Top 5 lists and this isn’t without reason. They provide an absolutely fantastic service with great software for all major operating systems, fantastic customer support and great guides to everything you could ever need. They also have servers in 78 countries, a reliable 256 bit OpenVPN encryption and allow 2 simultaneous connections.

They are let down by their US location and slightly more expensive price but don’t let these put you off as they provide a great service and you can try if risk free with a 30 day moneyback guarantee.

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30 day moneyback guarantee

2. VyprVPN

Positives: very fast and high encryption service, dedicated mobile apps, 7 day moneyback guarantee

Negatives: 90 day limited logging

Being based in Switzerland they are outside the reach of nearly every law that worry privacy activists – so were not really sure why they want to maintain some logs. However, they have very affordable prices for which they provide you with a large number of servers with great speeds and very good encryption service including their own software called Chameleon which helps mask the fact that you are using a VPN.

The company is part of the Golden Frog internet freedom consortium which has a fantastic reputation since its establishment in 1994. We must state that we do not recommend getting the basic package because it only has PPTP available as an encryption option and we do not feel that this is secure enough. Their Pro and Premium packages are fantastic though and that is why have ranked them 2nd.

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3. HideMyAss

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Positives: Lot of locations with fast servers, great free services, great software

Negatives: based in the UK

HMA are one of the top names in the market due to their dedication to internet anonymity which can be seen through the free software they also provide such as proxies and anonymous emails. They also have a great set of software across all of the platforms with a very good support team.

Though they aren’t the cheapest and have had some problems with the law, the services they provide and worth the price and since they have a 30 day moneyback guarantee we recommend giving them a try.

» Visit HideMyAss


4. ibVPN

Positives: very cheap, dedicated torrent service, no logs

Negatives: customer support intermittent

ibVPN is very old school in it’s design and software but don’t let that fool you. They are the cheapest service on our list and even  have a 15 day moneyback guarantee but even this doesn’t effect the quality of their service (too much). Their software is a slight hassle to get your head around but you get what you pay for.

Due to their low price they do not have a 24/7 support service like most large companies out there which we found a bit of a hassle but with servers in 23 countries and a unique torrent service they are worth giving a try.

» Visit ibVPN


5. IPVanish

Positives: fast, lots of server locations, reputable client

Negatives: ‘no logs’ policy is shadey, P2P: no

IPVanish provides a good service but we do not feel that they stand out in any specific category. There packages include the usual 3 encryption service (PPTP, L2TP and OpenVPN) and they have over 110 servers in 48 countries which admitadly is one of the best. They also offer a 7 day moneyback guarantee which is a great way to test it – and we always view this as a good sign.

Unfortunately and slightly surprisingly with their 15 year background they do not have a 24/7 customer support. Also we must note that we have experienced some problems with their ToS in the past so we are always a bit cautious about them – you can find out more about this on the IPVanish review page.

» Visit IPVanish


Conclusion

We believe we have selected a number of services that would provide you with everything you need to make your internet  browsing experience in Egypt safer and more enjoyable. To recap, below is our summary table and we recommend you give one of the services a try today.


Best VPNs for Egypt Summary

Rank Provider Review Price Link

1

Best VPNs for Apple TV

Read Review >
$8.32/mo Visit Site >

2

VyprVPN Logo

Read Review >
$6.67/mo Visit Site >

3

Hide My Ass Logo

Read Review >
$6.55/mo Visit Site >

4

IbVPN Logo

Read Review >
$7.00/mo Visit Site >

5

IPVanish Logo

Read Review >
$10.00/mo Visit Site >

Peter Selmeczy I am an engineer by trade and tech geek by night, who's passionate about sharing his knowledge with the people. Find me on Google+.

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One response to “5 Best VPNs for Egypt

  1. Hi Peter,

    I like your review minus the part about IPVanish “policy is shadey.” I have used the majority of the providers on your list and others and IPVanish has been the best by far.

    Peter Ryan

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