Fix VOIP audio and connectivity issues with a VPN
- Unblock Skype, Viber, and Google Hangouts
- Secure your video and voice chats with 256-bit encryption
- Save money on international calls
- Get instant access to more sites and services from anywhere in the world
Why use a VPN for VoIP?
Some countries in the Middle East and Asia block VoIP services like Skype and Viber with a firewall. ExpressVPN unblocks VoIP services so you can keep in touch with family and friends no matter where you are in the world.
Adding a layer of strong encryption would normally slow down your connection, but ExpressVPN’s servers are blazing-fast and constantly optimized, so you probably won’t notice any difference. Here are Skype’s recommendations for upload/download speed:
|Call type||Minimum speed
|Calling||30kbps / 30kbps||100kbps / 100kbps|
|Video calling / Screen sharing||128kbps / 128kbps||300kbps / 300kbps|
|Video calling (high-quality)||400kbps / 400kbps||500kbps / 500kbps|
|Video calling (HD)||1.2Mbps / 1.2Mbps||1.5Mbps / 1.5Mbps|
|Group video (3 people)||128kbps / 512kbps||512kbps / 2Mbps|
|Group video (5 people)||128kbps / 2Mbps||512kbps / 4Mbps|
|Group video (7 people)||128kbps / 4Mbps||512kbps / 8Mbps|
Encrypting your entire internet connection with 256-bit AES encryptionmeans that your VoIP conversations will be protected from data retention by your ISP and/or VoIP service provider. Encryption also foils packet sniffing and any attempts to throttle your bandwidth based on your internet usage.
How to unblock VoIP in 3 easy steps:
- Choose an ExpressVPN subscription plan from the order page
- Download the VPN app for your operating system
- Connect to a secure VPN server location before you make your call
ExpressVPN encrypts your internet connection and hides your IP address so you can use VoIP services like Skype, Viber, and Google Hangouts from anywhere in the world, even countries where these services are blocked.