VPN Reviews

Spotflux VPN Review – A Free VPN Service

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Spotflux VPN is a privacy product from Spotflux Inc., a New York based start-up company. The service is well-known among the VPN community for its totally free VPN plans but the company offers paid subscriptions as well. In this Spotflux VPN Review, we will highlight the key features of the service and show how it can protect your privacy online.

Server Locations and Site Access

Currently, Spotflux offers only US based IP addresses. While the customers who wish to access local content and premium services from Europe, UK and Canada would be extremely disappointed with the lack of choice of server locations, the service is ideal for those who wish to unlock US based content from outside America. By connecting to Spotflux servers, you would be able to unblock US based On-Demand services like ABC Player, Pandora, USA Network, Fox, MLB, NBC, NHL, Xfinity, HBO Go, Netflix, Amazon Instant videos, CBS and Hulu from any country or geographical area in the world. Another benefit of using the service is that it allows you to bypass the firewalls deployed at corporate offices as well as the censorship imposed by many countries. So if you are looking for an easy way to access Facebook, Twitter, Skype, Gmail or YouTube from your school, office or locations like Middle East, China and Brazil; Spotflux would certainly be a good option for you.

VPN Speed and Bandwidth

Spotflux does not restrict speed or bandwidth even for its free users. The company offers unlimited speeds and bandwidth to each customer so the service is well suited for streaming, browsing, VOIP, downloading and online gaming activities. The service uses data compression to help you save money on bandwidth. Paid users are also permitted to use the service for legal P2P file sharing activities.

Privacy Settings

Spotflux delivers its service through PPTP, OpenVPN, IPSec and L2TP protocols with a minimum of 128 bit encryption. The service can protect your browsing, emailing, messaging and VOIP sessions from all kinds of surveillance, hacking and security threats even when you are connected to an unsecure Wi-Fi hotspot. It even includes a server level firewall feature that protects you from all types of viruses and spywares as well as blocks ads and tracking cookies.

Spotflux does not log personally identifiable information of users unless there is a criminal activity involved. The company won’t share user information with third parties unless a court orders it to do so.

Supported Operating Systems

Spotflux works well with Windows, Mac, iPhones, iPads, iPod Touch and Android devices. The company offers a customer client for all OS so there is no manual configuration involved. The service connects to the fastest server automatically so there is no provision to choose a specific server. Paid customers can use the service from 5 different devices but free users do not get this facility.

Customer Support

The company offers customer support via email. While premium (paid) customers get prompt replies to their queries, free subscribers get a limited support. However, the company has published detailed troubleshooting information in its FAQ section which can help you to resolve most common VPN errors.

Pricing Options

Spotflux offers a never ending, ad-supported free trial to everyone. However, customers can subscribe to a premium plan for $29.95/year and a mobile only plan for $5.99/year. Customers opting for mobile only plans are not permitted to use the service from desktop computers.

Final Verdict

Overall, Spotflux delivers a satisfactory VPN service. While the company does not offer any choice of server locations, it provides good speeds and high level of privacy even to free subscribers. We recommend the service to privacy seekers who are looking for an affordable and reliable VPN solution. For more information, please visit: www.spotflux.com.

April 16, 2014

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