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SumRando VPN Review – OpenVPN Based VPN Solution

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Thursday, May 29th, 2014


SumRando VPN is a privacy offering from SumRando Pty Ltd, a Cape Town, South Africa based security and privacy company. Founded in 2011, SumRando offers free and premium VPN and proxy services to its subscribers. In this exhaustive SumRando VPN Review, we will take a look at the features provided by the service and determing if it is worth using.

Server Location and Site Access

SumRando has VPN gateways in 6 different countries which includes United States, Sweden, Singapore, Hong Kong, Turkey and Brazil. The service makes it easy to unblock On-Demand services that require an IP address from one of the above 6 countries from any location in the world. For instance, with your SumRando subscription, you would be able to unlock Netflix, Spotify, Viasat, HBO Go, Hulu, ABC Player, MLB, USA Network, MyTV, Amazon Prime, WimpMusic, TNT, Pandora, Mio TV, AllTV, Sky Turk 360, CBS, Rara, MixTV, CMore, Voddler, TVB, TV8, SVT, Cine 5, Haber 24, Kanal 7, FOX, Xfinity, MTV, CWTV, NHL, Vudu, NBC and Vevo regardless of your location. Additionally, the service acts as an anti-censorship solution and makes it simple to bypass ISP and network based firewalls and access Skype, Facebook, Twitter, Gmail and YouTube from anywhere (even from China and Middle East). What’s more, due to the unlimited server switching facility provided by the company, you would be able to access premium content from all the 6 countries with just one VPN subscription.

VPN Speeds and Bandwidth

SumRando offers metered as well as unmetered plans to its customers. Regardless of the VPN plan that you subscribe to, you would be able to experience high speeds (up to 100 Mb/s) through the company’s state-of-the-art infrastructure. The company owns all its servers so it is able to deliver a high quality service that supports streaming, downloading, VOIP, gaming and torrenting. Speaking of torrenting, the company allows P2P sharing through few of its servers.

Privacy Settings

SumRando encrypts data with 128-bit AES encryption and tunnels online activities with OpenVPN protocol. As you might be aware, OpenVPN is one of the most secure VPN protocols currently in use. The high level of security and anonymity allows you to secure your Wi-Fi sessions at public places (malls, airports, hotels, libraries, coffee shops) as well as protect your online activities from all kinds of monitoring and surveillance. Unlike proxies, the service offers protection for many kinds of online activities including FTP, browsing, P2P, instant messaging and emailing.

SumRando logs timestamp and bandwidth usage details. The company will share customer data only if it ordered to do so by a judicial order. But even in such a scenario, the details of online activities of the subscribers remain safe since the company doesn’t log them.

Supported Operating System

As of now, SumRando is available only for Windows and Android. However, the company is planning to launch its service for other operating systems soon. The company provides its own VPN client so there is no manual configuration involved. The client makes it easy to switch servers and also makes it possible to connect to the fastest server automatically. The service can be used from 2 devices simultaneously allowing you to secure your desktop and mobile at the same time.

Customer Support

SumRando offers customer support via email and tickets. There is also a dedicated forum available where the customers can post questions and go through the troubleshooting instructions posted by others.

Pricing Options

SumRando offers a free and anonymous VPN account (no signup required) with 1 GB/month bandwidth limit to everyone. If you require more bandwidth then you can upgrade to a paid subscription for 100 ZAR (about $10) per month for 10 GB bandwidth or 200 ZAR ($20) per month for unlimited bandwidth. The company also has a 7 day refund policy in place so you can try the premium service without any risk (bandwidth consumed should be less than 1 GB to claim a refund).

Final Verdict

Overall, SumRando delivers on its promises. While the service is somewhat expensive, is not compatible with many systems and does not offer VPN gateways in some important markets (such as UK and Canada), it does not compromise on speed or privacy. So if you are looking for a fast and dependable VPN service, check out the free trial offered by SumRando today. For more information, please visit: www.sumrando.com.


May 29, 2014
Comments
  1. Chi Beitz said on June 28, 2014 8:53 am:

    Great post! But would love it if you had gathered the information on the prices per month without annual billing.

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