OkayFreedom VPN really likes reminding the user that it’s an “okay” (get it?!) service. And we agree — it is okay, but not much more.
In exchange for a dirt-cheap yearly subscription, OkayFreedom VPN gives you 256-bit encryption, OpenVPN protocol support, and a diverse server network. It’s worth noting that there’s a free version as well, but the 500 MB data cap and annoying ads will force you to either upgrade or give up.
This VPN definitely is enticing as far as pricing goes, but there is always a tradeoff — in this case it’s barebones functionality with no real focus on must-have features. No kill switch, port forwarding, or leaking fail safe here.
Last but not least, OkayFreedom VPN comes with a 30-day refund guarantee — a pleasant surprise for what you’re paying, but very welcome indeed.
Speed determines how fast content uploads, so if you're torrenting or streaming, you want the speed to be somewhat identical to your regular internet speed. Since a VPN encrypts your data, it usually takes a bit longer to send your data back and forth, which can slow down your connection. However, if your ISP deliberately slows down your connection (also known as throttling) a VPN might increase your internet speed. Testing a VPN is somewhat pointless because new servers pop up and affect speed. Your speed can also differ according to your location, so your speed test might not match ours. Having said that, we tested the speed in numerous locations to provide you with the average.
For a VPN that puts all eggs in one basket, OkayFreedom is almost too basic of a service. This can be either a good or bad thing, depending on what you’re looking to get out of it.
The Windows-exclusive service is a breeze to install and configure — there is a dedicated “client”, derived from the traditional OpenVPN interface. As we mentioned, there are no bells and whistles to speak of; this extends to the app, which is always minimized, for better or worse. Well, at least you can change countries easily.
What’s important is everything works smoothly. The same can’t be said about customer support — while expected from an ultra-budget VPN like this one, we can’t deny that getting help from OkayFreedom requires a bit more patience than we’d like.
We personally test the customer support team of every VPN we review. This means asking technical question through the live chat feature (where applicable) and measuring the response time for email questions. Whether you need to connect to a specific server, change your security protocol, or configure a VPN on your router, finding a VPN with quality customer support should be important to you.
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