(Ex-Google, International tech speaker)
SmartyDNS is known for a couple of outstanding features, with first and foremost being their reasonable pricing. For their low price, they offer rather fast local servers, which they have in a number of countries, including Canada, the UK, the US, Germany, and Poland.
Another benefit is that this is actually a VPN server and not a Proxy, so all your data is highly encrypted. They offer various policies for data encryption, such as OpenVPN, L2TP/IPSec, SSTP, SoftEther, IKEv2, and PPTP. You can check for yourself which policy suits your needs the most. On top of this they keep a zero logs policy, so your data is not logged by them, and you will remain completely anonymous. A downside may be that you do not have a designated IP; this is shared with all other users, but they do promise to make your traffic untraceable. The servers aren’t 100% torrent friendly as well, it’s only allowed with the Netherlands and Germany-based servers, and only downloading. If you attempt to download or upload anywhere but the Netherlands, your account will be suspended.
Downloading the app is simple. You can download it on their website for Android, IOS, MAC, Windows, and Fire TV. If you are experienced with VPNs, there are plenty of advanced customizations for you to play around with.
As I mentioned before, the prices are fairly low. They also offer a free trial for three days, which isn’t very long, but you do have access to the full system. They also have a 30-day money-back guarantee, so if the three-day trial isn’t long enough, you can use it for the rest of the month without actually paying for it.
On the website, they offer support in the form of a FAQ, help tutorials, and you can sign a ticket. They also offer live chat support during office hours. Unfortunately, they do not have service line that you can call. Yet, they are known to answer these tickets rather quickly, and they’re eager to help.
Overall this is a simple and well-working VPN provider, but don’t expect too much from it. Generally, it works well, but it does not stand out among other VPNs. But if you want a decent VPN server for a low price, then it’s worth considering.
|Number of countries with servers||10|
|Number of servers||11|
|Number of IP addresses||11|
|Does VPN keep logs?||No|
|Does VPN include a kill switch?||Yes|
|Number of devices per license||5|
- Simple to start-up and use
- High speed
- Zero logs policy
- Offers various data encryption options
- Helpful customer service
- Get started with SmartyDNS now