OkayFreedom Review

OkayFreedom will appeal to people who are looking for a free VPN solution that allows them to browse securely and to bypass the restrictions that prevent them from accessing videos and other content. While the free service only allows up to 500MB per month and it features ads, it is possible to upgrade to the Premium Flat plan to remove the ads and enjoy unlimited traffic. The paid service is very affordable and OkayFreedom aims to be a comprehensive and simple solution to add security to your internet traffic and access content without dealing with annoying blocks. Although the VPN comes with some limitations (for instance, it only works on Windows), if you are looking for a simple VPN that works well, OkayFreedom could be the right choice for you. Here is more about this service.

Privacy and Security

OkayFreedom VPN doesn’t provide full details about the protocols supported and the level of encryption used. However, it promises to protect your data with a high level of encryption (AES 256-bits) and since the client relies on OpenVPN, it is safe to assume that this is the protocol supported. This is good news given that OpenVPN is the most secure option. When it comes to privacy, we were glad to see that no personal data is required when you use the free service and no registration is required. However, your name and even postal code are required when you chose the premium version.

The good news is that their privacy policy states that no logs are kept of your online activities or the IP addresses used. Just keep in mind that when you use the free service, you are targeted with ads. While OkayFreedom VPN claims that they make sure that their advertising partners don’t get access to your online activities, ultimately you will need to trust their word. It is also worth noting that OkayFreedom VPN operates from Germany, which is part of the Fourteen Eyes intelligence alliance. OkayFreedom VPN only supports credit cards, PayPal and wire transfers as methods of payment.

Features

As previously mentioned, unlike other VPNs that are compatible with all major platforms, OkayFreedom VPN only works on Windows. If you opt for the free version you don’t need to register (although an email address may be required at a later stage), but in order to start using the VPN, you have to download the software. For the Premium version, you need to register and select a payment method. Once the software is running on your PC, you can select the country you want to connect to. At the moment, they have servers in Canada, Switzerland, Turkey, Singapore, Brazil, Italy, Austria, Poland, Russia, Romania, Netherlands, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, Sweden, United States and Spain.

If you are using the free version, you will see the amount of transfer data that you have left for the month. You can get additional traffic by sending referrals to friends, or by upgrading to the Premium version. OkayFreedom VPN has an Automatic mode or on demand mode that uses browser extensions to detect when you try to access content that is blocked in your location. This prompts the VPN software to automatically connect to a server in a country where the content is available. This is a practical feature that will help you to access the content that you want easily as OkayFreedom VPN will establish a connection for you automatically. In terms of speed, we were pleasantly surprised with the results as overall, OkayFreedom VPN offered fast performance.

Plans

If you only need to secure your online browsing and only want to use a VPN from time to time, the free version of OkayFreedom VPN may be enough. However, since it is limited to 500MB per month, you may want to consider upgrading to the Premium Flat plan. This plan allows you to enjoy unlimited traffic and it doesn’t feature ads. It is also very affordable and you can get a full year of service for just $29.95 USD. This is a good offer as it means that the monthly cost is less than $2.50, although it is only possible to use the service on one device. Still some people would prefer to have the option to subscribe for only a month and this is something that OkayFreedom VPN doesn’t offer at the moment. They offer a 30-day money back guarantee. As previously mentioned, the payment methods supported are credit cards, PayPal and wire transfer.

Customer Support

You can find a support section and FAQ on the website and while the FAQ covers some important aspects of the service, it is not very detailed. In order to get more information and dedicated assistance, you can contact OkayFreedom VPN via email, using the contact form on the website. Responses can take up to 24 hours, but they provide the required information. However, we would like to see more contact options.

Conclusion

OkayFreedom VPN is an effective and easy to use VPN solution that will suit people who prefer simplicity, and who are mainly looking to secure their browsing and streaming activities. OkayFreedom VPN also allows you to protect your torrent activities and they promise that they don’t keep logs of users’ activities. The free solution is practical and the Premium version is affordable, although it is limited to one device. The main downside is that the compatibility is restricted to Windows and the service is basic in terms of features when compared to other options available.