If you’re one of those people on the Internet who still value their privacy and anonymity on the web, there can be no place better than this Spyoff VPN review to take back the liberty and anonymity that you (and the rest of the world) has lost to Internet censorship and govt. agencies.
Before embarking on this journey throughout this Spyoff VPN review, let us just make it clear that I by no means am claiming it to be the best, all-shiny and gold VPN out there.
Instead, take it to be just a glimpse into the reality and facts of what the VPN is made out of and our experience with it, and then you can choose to either go with it (or not, maybe?), you be the judge and jury of that.
a). Why you Need SpyOff VPN?
If you need a VPN isn’t the question, because basically everything and anything you do online is tracked, monitored, and can be linked back to your real-life identity, so the only question is how exactly does a VPN protect you against all those threats lurking around the web and get you the freedom I’ve been talking about?
1). Change in Location
Spyoff, like any other VPN, primarily does one basic job, it changes your IP address. The change in the IP address is what results in all the side-kicks that come in with the VPN.
The primary edge is that, once SpyOff is active, you get to choose from a number of locations across the globe, choose to be virtually anywhere, and even if you’re tracked, that’s the location that your stalkers would get their hands on.
2). Unrestricted Content Access
Most of the content that’s restricted on the Internet is restricted using a “geo-identifier” which identifies your location, and then restricts access if the website is restricted in your city/state/institution or anywhere else.
3). Prevention Against Hacking Attempts
SpyOff VPN doesn’t just change your IP address, it also encrypts your online traffic. So what this means for you is, it’s next to impossible for any govt. agency, or a curious hacker to intercept your traffic mid-way, and get a hold of your personal information.
The same rule applies when you’re connecting to a public Wi-Fi hotspot as well. Those are some of the weakest connections in the world, and easiest to hack into. Hence employing a VPN makes sure you remain secure without having to sacrifice the ability to connect to public hotspot.
b). Spyoff VPN Review – User Experience
Like most of our reviews, let’s initiate this Spyoff VPN review with a sneak-peek into its user-experience as well, because features and abilities come into action only if the platform is easy and simple enough for you to understand to start using those features, isn’t that right?
The user-experience at SpyOff’s dashboard is the definition of simplicity, it’s comprised of basically two primary sections, the center-screen, and the lower-sidebar.
As soon as you login to your Spyoff account on the app, you get to choose your country of choice from the center-screen directly.
No buttons or options need to be clicked in order to reach the locations’ tab. Anyone, even on their first day with SpyOff will completely be able to make sense of what this means.
And then the lower section helps you choose a connection protocol for your connection, along with a tab for “Settings” as the last tab on the lower sidebar.
The Top-bar doesn’t really have any interactive options or buttons, instead simply shows you your IP address, and connection status.
There’s a big, bold green connect button at the very center-bottom of the dashboard, followed by some social share icons, and a link to “My accounts” page on the SpyOff website.
In a nutshell, the dashboard is simple, and doesn’t send you chasing and hunting for options or buttons. Everything’s laid right out there on the welcome dashboard.
c). List of Available Countries
The second aspect I’m covering under this SpyOff VPN review is its list of available countries, it’s the primary weapon any VPN has in its arsenal, right? The ability to let you connect to more and more countries.
SpyOff let’s you connect to as many as 25 countries, some of the names include:
- Netherlands etc.
Obviously, it’s not possible nor important that we list each country’s name individually on this SpyOff VPN review, but I’m sure you got an idea of the kind of possibilities being offered.
All of these countries have a different IP address, but apart from that you won’t notice any significant difference in speed or any other factor so feel free to choose any one of these.
Another minor aspect I’d like to illuminate in this Spyoff VPN review is the time required to “Connect” to a country of your choice. I’ve been with VPNs which take ages to get connected and hence it’s obviously a factor of importance.
I connected to Netherlands, and it took around 5 seconds, Austria needed 4 seconds, while Sweden connected in 4. So we can take 5 second to be an average which I’d say is at par with other VPNs in the industry.
Although, connecting to USA with the “Ultra Secure” settings took longer, nearly 9 seconds so let’s just be honest about that as well.
d). Three Connection Protocols/Types:
I talked about “encrypted traffic” in the earlier sections of this Spyoff VPN review, right? So here’s how Spyoff VPN does it.
Spyoff has made things simple for you by labeling them with terms such as Ultra secure/Balanced/High Speed, so you get to understand the potential of these connection protocols without having a lot of command over the technicality.
1). Ultra Secure
The “Ultra Secure” tab provides us with two connection types to start with, which can be used with OpenVPN:
- TCP: Transmission Control Protocol
- UDP: User Datagram Protocol
These two are by far the most secure connection protocols in the industry.
TCP is the most reliable and trustworthy connection type because it works on a “check and balances” system. It checks for the successful delivery of each data packet before sending in another, this ensures all the traffic reaches its destination.
But that also makes it rather slow, so you’re basically trading security for speed.
UDP is like the distant-cousin of TCP which didn’t get the right bringing up. So it’s the opposite of TCP, it focuses over “Speed” rather than reliability of successful delivery, so it doesn’t care if the last data packet reaches its destination or not, and instead keeps sending those.
The balanced connection protocol hosts the L2TP connection type. It’s not the “most secure” connection type, granted, but it manages to get us a balanced proportion of speed and security.
So you’ll be compromising a bit on both the factors, but at least you won’t have to sacrifice any one of them entirely.
This is the connection protocol I mostly use for the general strolling around the web that I do.
3). High Speed
So this one comes into action when you’ve decided you aren’t interested in security, at all, and all you care about is speed.
It hosts the PPTP connection protocol, not the most widely known protocol for its security, and one with many known security holes according to this Wikipedia article.
But then again, it gets you the speed that no other connection protocol in this list of Spyoff VPN review does. And also, it doesn’t in any way mean that it’s completely “unsecured” either.
So bottom line, Spyoff is armed to the teeth to get you both security and speed, it’s just a matter of personal choice and preferences which dictate which protocol you go with.
e). Kill Switch
SpyOff also features a Kill-switch, it’s a fail-safe which makes sure your connection at no time is unencrypted or unprotected.
So if in the rare case of your VPN getting disconnected, you aren’t stranded on the web exposed to the spying eyes, and instead it automatically disconnects you from the Internet.
So in other words, with the Kill-switch activated, if you’re on the web, you’re secure.
f). DNS Leak Protection
DNS leak is not an uncommon occurrence with VPNs in the industry. In laymen’s terms, what happens with a DNS leak is, even with a VPN, some data is leaked and your ISP or DNS provider get an insight into your connection and activities on the web.
Well, that’s not happening with Spyoff. It has a specially enhanced DNS leak protection algorithm in place which makes sure there’s absolutely no way for your data to be leaked.
g). Unlimited Server Switching
Now I’ve been with VPNs which have strict rules for the number of times you can change your IP address per day/week or month.
Well, Spyoff isn’t one of them. It provides for unlimited server switching, so you can change your IP address as many times as you wish without any kind of limitations whatsoever.
Spyoff well understands the fact that a modern man has more than just one devices, in the least we have a computer, and a separate mobile phone.
So, Spyoff allows for multi-logins, meaning you can use the same account to login on more than one devices and use the VPN on them without having to pay extra.
This is another feather in the cap of this Spyoff VPN review because not many VPNs out there are as generous.
i). No Logs Policy
This is my personal favorite, and the most important aspect I look for in any VPN I work with.
Spyoff doesn’t keep any logs of your activities, IP addresses used, websites visited, or any other kind of personal, sensitive data.
So that makes it truly anonymous, unlike many so-called other established VPNs out there, which do keep a log, and even co-operate with govt. agencies should the need arise.
So with Spyoff, anonymity is the priority and there’s no doubt to it.
j). Pricing Plans
So Spyoff has a plethora of options and features at its disposal, does that mean it’ll burn a hole in your pocket? Well, absolutely not.
They have two simple plans, and both the plans offer 100% of the features that Spyoff offers. The only price-difference is because of the “Billing-cycle”.
- Monthly plan – $11.99/month.
- Yearly plan – $8.33/month (Billed annually).
To top it all up, they’re also offering a 15-day trial period which gives you more than enough time to test the waters before making the dive!
Go get Spyoff now!
Pros and Cons
So now that we’ve had a closer look at the platform throughout this Spyoff VPN review, let’s just wrap it all up.
- Doesn’t keep any logs.
- Supports multi logins.
- Provides for 3 different connection protocols.
- Provides a Kill-switch.
- Has DNS-leak protection algorithm in place.
- 25+ country options.
The one con I’d like to point out is with its graphical interface. When you leave the VPN unattended for some time, and then try to go back to it, it kind of hangs up, and shows you a completely dark, un-interactive screen.
Not that it’s a deal-breaker, but it’d be great if the team could address this issue anytime soon.
Final Words About Spyoff VPN Review
Wrapping this Spyoff VPN review up, all I can say is, Spyoff boasts all the features that you’d expect off any reliable VPN out there, and it does so without making you skip a mortgage on your house.
And as you might have gathered throughout this Spyoff VPN review, there aren’t any major cons to the platform (except the graphical glitch), and the 15-day trial period makes things transparent.
So I personally am in love with the platform, but hey that’s a completely subjective choice.
So why not go out there and give it a try? And then you can be the better judge of how good exactly the platform stands on its claims. Forget not to let us know your experience on this Spyoff VPN review as well.