Smart DNS Proxy was created by Global Stealth Inc who have a reputation for being a reliable internet security provider. They currently offer users the Smart DNS Proxy, SmartVPN and VPN all in one. The main difference between the DNS Proxy and the VPN is that while the Smart DNS Proxy simply hides users’ original IP addresses when accessing geo-restricted sites, the VPN encrypts users’ traffic and data in addition to masking their IP addresses.
Whichever option you choose from Smart DNS Proxy, they have dedicated servers for accessing a host of streaming services such as Netflix, HBO, BBC and over 400 other geographically restricted channels. This VPN’s servers are fast and do not lag when streaming.
Smart DNS Proxy VPN has dedicated apps for Windows and Mac which are very user friendly. There’s also an app for iOS and Android. Users can manually configure this VPN on their Smart TVs, routers, and any other internet capable devices. Smart DNS Proxy also has detailed tutorials on how to set up the service on specific devices and platforms.
Smart DNS Proxy VPN offers a 30-day refunds policy on its annual subscription. It also offers a 14-day free trial so you can use this to determine whether it’s right for you. If you wish to continue using the VPN afterwards, you’ll need to either subscribe to the monthly, annual or biannual plans which are all lowly priced.
Smart DNS Proxy VPN offers really fast server speeds when streaming on BBC and Netflix. Although you may experience lags while using some servers, switching to another should quickly resolve this problem. Overall, this VPN is great for streaming even on devices like Chromecast and PS4.
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.
Installing and running the Android and iOS apps is really easy and straightforward. Once installed, the app is very user friendly and intuitive enough for a beginner to understand without assistance. The app allows you turn the encrypted VPN on and off and also switch between servers seamlessly.
The apps for Windows and Mac are also very intuitive and easy to navigate around allowing users to select their preferred servers and see which servers are ideal for services like Hulu and HBO. Upgrading to the paid version is also very straightforward and can be done on the official website of Smart DNS Proxy VPN.
Whether you need to make a query regarding your payment for an upgrade, receive technical assistance or complain about poor service, you can do so by contacting Smart DNS Proxy VPN through their 24/7 customer support channel. Unfortunately the live chat option may sometimes be unavailable so you’ll have to send them an email and expect a response within a few hours to a day.
Furthermore, detailed technical guides can be found on Smart DNS Proxy’s website regarding how to setup the VPN on various platforms and also troubleshoot some common challenges.
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.
If you’re looking to try before you buy, Smart DNS Proxy offers a 14-day free trial which provides a glimpse of what you can expect to experience with an upgrade. Servers are much slower during this period so if you’re happy with the service, you can easily select an upgrade plan to subscribe to.
You can choose from the monthly, 3 months, 12 months, and 24 months plans which are all decently priced. Payments can be made using either your credit card or Paypal. In the event that you’re unhappy with Smart DNS Proxy after upgrading to either the 12 or 24 months plans, they also offer a 30-day money back guarantee.
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