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OkayFreedom VPN Review – A Feature-Packed Windows Based VPN Solution

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

OkayFreedom brands itself as a simple VPN service that enables privacy and uncensored web browsing. Launched in 2012, the service is fairly new and it is brought to you by Steganos Software GmbH which is a Berlin, Germany based company. In the OkayFreedom VPN Review below, we will explore all the features of the service and decide if it is worth subscribing.

Server Locations and Site Access

OkayFreedom has servers at 12 different locations including United States, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Spain, Turkey, Germany, France, Netherlands, Romania, Japan, Singapore and Egypt. The strategically distributed server network ensures that you would be able to unlock geographically restricted content from several different countries as well as bypass firewalls and censorship prevalent in many countries and organizations. For instance, you would be able to access sites like Netflix, Gmail, Facebook, Google, Hulu, BBC iPlayer, YouTube, Zattoo, Arte, Skype, Canal+, Spotify, Rara, RTL, MioTV, CBS, NBC, Fox, HBO On Demand, Amazon Instant videos, Lovefilm, iTV, 4OD, Demand 5, MLB, Eurosport, NFL, Vudu and Xfinity from any country in the world (even from China, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Brazil and Kuwait). In addition, the company allows unlimited server switching through its network so you would be able to unlock premium sites and streaming content from all the 12 countries listed above with just one VPN solution.

VPN Speed and Bandwidth

OkayFreedom delivers fast speeds and unlimited bandwidth to its premium customers. The lack of speed throttling and bandwidth limits ensures that premium subscribers can stream HD TV shows and movies, download tons of content, make unlimited VOIP calls and play online games for hours without worrying about exhausting their monthly quota.

Privacy Settings

The OkayFreedom VPN solution encrypts traffic through OpenVPN protocol. The OpenVPN protocol is one most secure VPN protocols currently available and it ensures that all your online activities including FTP, browsing, messaging, VOIP and emailing remain protected from surveillance and criminal elements. What’s more, the service provides excellent protection for wireless sessions so your personal details such as IP address, bank accounts, credit card numbers, social accounts and password remain secure while you are using low security Wi-Fi networks at malls, parks, hotels and airports.

OkayFreedom does not monitor users’ browsing sessions plus they do not record actual and assigned IP addresses of customers which means your online activities remain totally safe and anonymous. In addition, the company does not hand over user data to third parties or advertisers so your personal data is never compromised.

Supported Operating Systems

OkayFreedom’s VPN solution is compatible with Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP. Unlike other VPN solutions, the service is not yet available for other operating systems and devices like iPads, iPhones, Android, Mac and Linux. The company provides a custom VPN solution that can be installed in under a minute just like any other software. The client enables you to change servers and ports at the click of a button and also allows you to check the bandwidth usage and send feedback right from the software interface.

The unique thing about OkayFreedom’s VPN solution is that it recognizes which sites, pages and videos are blocked in your country and automatically redirects you to a server located in a different country where the sites are readily available. The service even offers redirection plugins for Google Chrome and Firefox browsers which ensures that you don’t have to manually change servers while connecting to blocked sites from different countries. The automatic redirection feature will save you a lot of time and it is currently not available with any other VPN provider.

Customer Support

The company offers email based support. The lack of live chat and telephonic support is surprising especially since the entire solution is based on custom software.

Pricing Options

OkayFreedom’s premium VPN solution is available for $69.95 per year. The company offers a free trial with 500 MB monthly bandwidth limit and also provides 100 MB extra bandwidth for each referral (maximum bandwidth limit for free subscribers is 1 GB per month regardless of number of referrals). Although the lack of monthly and quarterly subscription plans is indeed disappointing, the company offers a 30 day money back guarantee to safeguard your investment.

Final Verdict

OkayFreedom’s lack of compatibility with non-Windows based systems is the biggest drawback associated with the service. However, for people looking for a secure VPN service for their Windows based computers, the service provides an affordable VPN solution that is packed with useful features. We wholeheartedly recommend that you check the free trial offered by the company and even subscribe to the yearly plan if you are happy with the speed and connectivity offered by the service. For more information, please visit: www.OkayFreedom.com.

August 20, 2013

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