Shellfire VPN Review (2017)

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Based in Germany, Shellfire VPN is a basic VPN provider that offers a solid service and keeps no logs at all. It may not turn heads, but it provides enough for casual and new VPN users. In this review, we will highlight the main features of Shellfire VPN. Scroll down for more information.


Shellfire offers two premium subscriptions only, Premium and Premium Plus. The Premium plan costs €2.90 per month for a yearly subscription and €4 per month for a monthly subscription with 192-bit encryption, limited speed up to 12000 kbit/sec and access to 20 server locations only. The Premium Plus plan, on the other hand, costs €5 per month for a yearly subscription and €8 per month for a monthly subscription. It gives its subscribers unlimited bandwidth, unlimited speed, access to 33 server locations with 256-bit encryption. We frankly are not impressed with the offers provided and we also find it quite expensive for very basic VPN services.

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Payment Methods

Shellfire VPN accepts both regular and anonymous payment methods, such as: Bitcoin, Paypal, Paysafecard, credit cards, debit cards, HiPay and bank transfer as well. It is highly advised to use anonymous payments because they are more secure and protects your anonymity online.

Free Trial & Refund

Shellfire’s free VPN trial is truly one of the best offered by a VPN service. You can use the free VPN package INDEFINITELY, however with limited speed (up to 1000 kbit/sec) and 128-bit encryption. You can only connect to two servers only: US and Germany.

As for the refund policy, Shellfire VPN offers a 14-day money-back guarantee in case you are not satisfied with the service.

Privacy Policy

Upon visiting the privacy policy page, you will be punched in the eyes with this very clear statement:

“When you use our website, we collect, process and store personal data in accordance with the data protection laws of the Federal Republic of Germany.”

Although they use cookies, Shellfire VPN does not keep any connection logs whatsoever. Being based in Germany gives them the advantage to be backed by strong privacy laws and regulations. They may store your personal information with your consent for technical purposes and every time you visit their website, the date and time as well as your purpose of your access to the website are all logged.

Shellfire VPN Features

In this section, we will discuss the different features provided by Shellfire VPN, such as: security levels, encryption protocols, bandwidth, server network, platform compatibility and support. Scroll down for more details.

Security & Encryption

Shellfire uses only shared IPs which provides more security than dedicated IP addresses. As for encryption, it is stated on their website :

“We use OpenVPN with AES-256-CBC as our cipher for Premium Plus, AES-192-CBC for Premium and AES-128-CBC for our Free accounts. We use 2048 bit RSA keys and certificates. DHE is used for forward secrecy.

Server Network

Servers are located in 33 important countries, including: USA, UK, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, GERMANY, FRANCE, GREECE, PORTUGAL, SINGAPORE, JAPAN, ROMANIA, ITALY, DENMARK, SOUTH AFRICA, SPAIN and many more.

This gives more chances for users to bypass as many geo-restrictions as possible and enjoy regionally blocked services, such as: BBC iPlayer, Pandora, DAZN, Netflix, Hulu, etc.

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Platform Compatibility

Shellfire is compatible with limited platforms: Windows, Mac OS, iOS and Android. It can run on a wide range of devices, such as: desktops, laptops, smartphones and tablets.


You can reach Shellfire VPN by sending a ticket and you will receive a reply from the support team regarding your query. There is also a very attractive blog that also includes latest updates and setup guides.

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  • Florian says:

    Hi VPN Answers,

    thanks very much for the review. Feel free to reach out to us and post any questions you may have for us.

    P.S.: The link on your homepage is currently directing to the vpnanswers home page and not to our website.

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