Unlocator VPN Review 2019 - Keep This in Mind Before Buying

Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, Unlocator has been running since 2013, offering a smart DNS proxy service. Simply put, it allows you to bypass any restrictions and limitations on worldwide content that you'd like to access. As of 2019, Unlocator is now offering a VPN service as well. Before we dive further into the VPN, the obvious downsides are the lack of a kill switch and the single device limit. Most of the services that we review and recommend, like NordVPN, allow you to log into several devices at once and have an automatic kill switch feature.

Unlocator's Smart DNS Proxies are essentially DNS servers but with a twist. They go further than the average DNS server to resolve queries, so speed is of the essence. And Unlocator is running a great service. They enable you to enjoy completely open and unrestricted access to the Internet from anywhere around the globe. What this means is the DNS queries of a user who visits a restricted website (maybe one that supports streaming) get re-routed automatically. They hide your real location ensuring that certain tracking services can't locate you with their geographic detection services. Regular services such as social media sites and internet banking continue to see your actual location and aren't affected at all, but any with geographic tracking detection is misdirected. This means your connection speed isn't affected, and they even have the capability to make it seem like you're in multiple locations all at the same time!

Now that Unlocator added a VPN service, you can enjoy Hybrid mode, which offers users the best of both worlds. Streaming traffic is routed through their Smart DNS, but the rest of your data is encrypted through a VPN.

Your traffic remains untouched, the company operates under Danish privacy laws, and they maintain a strict privacy policy. Importantly, they keep no activity logs when users browse with their DNS servers.

They support an extensive list of compatible devices, and there are no limits to the number that you can use the service on. Your account can be used in multiple locations at any single one time. Unlocator also offers native VPN apps for iOS, Android, Windows and OS X. An app for Amazon TV is coming soon.

Following registration to their simple 7-day free trial (which doesn't require a credit card), it is easy to upgrade to any of their paid packages. The choices range from a monthly price plan, a six monthly package, or the option of a yearly price plan. All the packages offer a 14-day money back guarantee and the option to cancel at any time.

They have an extensive customer support page enabling users to troubleshoot any problems they may have with ease; they provide in-depth guides to setting up Unlocator on any device and lots of tips for making the most of the service.

They unblock access to over 196 channels allowing you to stream your favorite programs from anywhere around the world. So long as users have Unlocator any restrictions are bypassed, bans on sports channels are lifted, and users can enjoy access to media from anywhere.

The pros are the privacy, easy registration, and a 7-day trial period. The cons? No kill switch and that you can only run one device at a time. We suggest that you stick with a provider with a broader range of services like NordVPN.

Features Details
Number of countries with servers 28
Does VPN keep logs? No
Does VPN include a kill switch? No
Number of devices per license 1
  • A Smart DNS Proxy with a twist
  • Regular services are unaffected by the Unlocator
  • Unblocks over 196 different channels
  • Free 7 day trial
  • Use from locations anywhere around the world
  • Hides your real location from tracking services
  • Get started with Unlocator VPN now
Money Back Guarantee (Days) : 14
Mobile app :
Number of devices per license : 1
VPN Plans: www.unlocator.com
Unlocator VPN User Reviews
2.6
Karen
Sep 28, 2019
  •  1
Completely unresponsive to requests to cancel

It did not work with certain streaming services, so I informed Unlocator.com that I wanted to cancel my subscription. I was advised to wait until the end of the 12-month subscription, that no refunds are issues. I assumed they'd stop trying to collect for the renewal, but this is not the case. I receive regular emails stating that their attempt to collect was denied (thank god). I have written to them three or four times now explaining that I stopped using the service months before it expired, and that I wanted them to stop trying to collect. NO RESPONSE, AND THEY ARE STILL TRYING TO COLLECT. Interesting that there is no phone number or Live Chat window on their site.


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    Jonathan Thackray
    •  5
    Unstoppable. Great Smart DNS.

    Unstoppable. Speed doesn’t change, works on all devices except XBOX and has a small yet effective VPN to stop DNS Hijackers when needed. Never slows you down unless using VPN in cafes and public places for protection. A Smart DNS is the way to go if you need access to everything.


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      Terry Page
      •  5
      It simply works wherever I am!!

      It works invisibly and is good value, not really a problem but sometimes my current IP address would not be updated on the system automatically. An oddity I don't understand is to download programs from BBC iPlayer, I need a conventional VPN on as well, but streaming works OK without the VPN. I spend a lot of time in Russia which is quite restricted at times on internet browsing, so I often use "StrongVPN" for browsing but of course Netflix and some others block conventional VPN's now. I have just renewed for a second year and give it 5 stars for general use on Windows PCs and laptops plus Android tablets and phones, I use it on all these plus I have the router in Russia set up to the Unlocator DNS Servers as well.


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