We always take the opportunity to point out young VPN service providers in the market.
SpyOff VPN is one of them.
And the first thing that we would like to mention here is that SpyOFF still has to improve in a couple of areas if it ever wants to challenge the likes of IPVanish, NordVPN, and ExpressVPN in the future.
We like this VPN service provider’s apps.
Our research shows that the first impression that you will probably get of these apps is of something which looks pretty reasonable.
However, what we should also mention is that, you will have a hard time ignoring the lingering sense that something is just not right and that there is probably room for more things.
- Warrant canary
- connection speeds are reasonable
- decent VPN server network
- user-friendly apps
- clean interface
- simultaneous connections are unlimited
- High prices
- privacy policies are vague
SpyOFF VPN full review
There is little doubt about the fact that the VPN market is already filled with all types of VPN services.
At one end you have the likes of IPVanish, NordVPN, and ExpressVPN battling it out to establish themselves as the best in the business.
On the other hand, there are several of these up and coming VPN service providers that are trying to make a name for themselves and trying to take some market share away from the likes of IPVanish and NordVPN.
SpyOFF VPN is a fairly new VPN service provider.
And it has no choice but to contend with the fact that the marketplace here is a crowded one.
That comes with another problem of dealing with the pressure of competing with other players.
It is an intense situation.
The environment is no doubt cutthroat.
Not only that but, SpyOFF VPN also has to make sure that they manage to put together more than a decent offering.
That is the only chance new players get against the big giants of the industry.
Now, our research so far has shown that their apps are neat enough.
They offer decent speeds.
And of course, they offer unlimited connections.
However, we cannot ignore the fact that after using it for a while, most users would have this sense that SpyOFF VPN is missing something.
If SpyOFF VPN is able to address one or more preferably two of such issues, then the serie can give itself a huge boost in its VPN rankings.
Our research shows that SpyOFF VPN provides users with a total of three VPN packages.
And all of these packages come with discounts (as has become the norm in the industry).
The discounts come only to those people who are willing to commit to the service for the long run.
In other words, if you subscribe to their service for a year or more then you can benefit from a massive discount.
However, people who do not have that sort of trust in this service will not get those discounts.
let’s break down the type of packages that are available to all users from the outset.
There is the 1-month plan which costs users around £10.99 per month.
Then there is the 6-month plan which costs users around £8.99 per month.
And finally, there is the 12-month plan which allows users to sign up for the service for just £4.70 per month.
The final plan also comes with 4 months of additional and free VPN use.
Needless to say, the thing that SpyOFF VPN has done very well here is that it has thrown in an extra four free VPN months for users who sign up with the service for over a year.
More specifically, if you sign up with the service for a period of 12 months then you get to pay just £4.70 per month to the company for as long as your subscription period lasts.
Our research shows that the price is pretty reasonable.
However, you also have to keep in mind that the prices of the other packages are slightly on the higher side.
So what about money back guarantee then?
Is there one available?
Our research shows that there is.
In fact, each VPN package comes with a 30-day official money-back guarantee.
It is available to anyone and everyone who subscribes to a package.
Moreover, it also means that users get to have plenty of time to test out the service before they have to commit a huge amount of money to the company.
Apart from that, users have the option of paying for the subscription packages with any major credit or debit card.
Moreover, SpyOFF VPN also allows users to pay via methods such as PayPal.
For those online consumers who are really privacy conscious, they can pay the company via BitPay.
That is always a welcome addition to any VPN service and we are glad that SpyOFF VPN has thought of it before a ton of its competition.
However, our readers should be aware that the company will keep on charging you money for your subscription if you do not go ahead and cancel your subscription contact with the company a total of seven days before your contract actually ends.
Moreover, the company charges for 12-months each time it renews your subscription period.
And it does so at a slightly expensive rate of £6.26 per month.
The £6.26 per month cost is the standard annual subscription charge that the company offers to those whom it doesn’t offer any special packages.
Our research shows that SpyOff VPN provides users with a total of three major VPN protocols.
These are as follows,
The option with which the users want to go with is entirely up to them.
And of course, their online usage.
Our research shows that the settings work more or less well enough on each VPN protocol.
However, we would like to advise all users who are deeply concerned about their online privacy and security to opt for no other VPN protocol other than OpenVPN.
And in the process of doing so, they would also get to use the best possible encryption level that any VPN service has to offer in the industry at this point in time.
What about logging?
Our research has come back with some good news.
What is that good news?
That good news is that SpyOFF VPN works on the policy of keeping comprehensively and absolutely zero logs on its users’ traffic.
What does that mean for the end user?
It means that the company does not have any record of what their customers get up to when they are roaming about in the online world.
Now just because the company has a zero-log policy does not mean that it does not keep any data on its users.
The fine print is that the company does not keep any traffic logs.
It does keep some amount of user logs on its file which consists of information such as the name of the user and the method in which the user paid for the service.
At the moment, the majority of the users who sign up for SpyOFF VPN would do so with the help of a credit card.
Of course, it is not ideal.
However, it does not change the fact that the user’s online activity would remain pretty much secured and private all the time.
Besides, the logging of information such as payment method and username is standard across the whole of the VPN industry.
Without good servers, a VPN service cannot hope to make it to the top of the mountain that is VPN rankings.
And this is where SpyOFF VPN really punches above its weight.
What do we mean by that?
What we mean is that even though this VPN service is a new one it offers users pretty much a huge VPN server network.
As we write this review, official sources say that SpyOFF VPN is offering users a total of 1000 VPN servers.
These servers are, in turn, available in over 40 different VPN countries.
And these countries are neatly spread across the map.
Our research tells us that it is indeed an impressive feat for a new VPN service.
Or for any VPN service for that matter.
A young VPN service that has grasped the concept of offering users more VPN server options definitely has a bright future in front of it.
The VPN network is pretty diverse as well.
Our research shows that the VPN servers are spread across regions such as,
- South America
- North America
The company tries its best to account for all the popular locations around the world.
What about simultaneous connections?
Our research shows that most of the VPN service providers available in the market today offer users only 5 simultaneous VPN connections with each VPN account.
There are those VPN service providers that stretch that number to a total of seven.
And even fewer have pushed the number to 10 (like IPVanish).
However, SpyOFF VPN has taken that average and has blown past it.
More specifically, it offers users an unlimited number of simultaneous connections.
In other words, if you take the plunge and sign up for a VPN package with SpyOFF VPN you actually stand to connect up to an unlimited number of simultaneous connections to SpyOFF VPN VPN network with the help of a single account and that too at no extra charge.
We think that it is a pretty nice feature.
And one that a lot of customers would appreciate.
We are living in the age of the Internet of Things.
And that means, most of us regularly find ourselves with a multiple number of internet-enabled devices surrounding us.
SpyOFF VPN has certainly taken the lead in what could be a defining move which might take the company right near the top of the pile of VPN rankings.
It is certainly a trend that many VPN service providers have yet to adapt.
We hope that more and more VPN service providers would follow this tend and allow users to connect as many devices as possible.
Features no one talks about.
We will not take about the absolute standard features that you will find on each and every official VPN website.
What we will talk about are all those features that people consider only as bells and whistles.
So first up, SpyOFF VPN offers you a Kill Switch.
Our research shows that the Kill Switch feature is increasingly becoming essential as more and more VPN service providers are starting to realize that they need to offer it too if they want to remain in the rat race that has become the quest for number 1 spot in VPN rankings.
The other thing readers need to know is that, the kill switch feature ensures that your machine would not leak your IP address even if you happen to lose your VPN connection.
Not only that, but users also have a chance of configuring the VPN app to run automatically once they switch their device to ON.
This is another neat feature that we think more and more VPN service providers need to take into account once they start offering their product to the people.
And finally, there is the fact that SpyOFF VPN website has gone ahead and provided every visitor to the official website a tool for testing DNS leaks.
There is also a tool for WebRTC leaks.
And then there is the Warrant Canary which is really rare in the VPN industry.
These are just the three features that we hope more and more VPN service providers would start offering to their users.
SpyOFF VPN offers users apps which pretty much reflect the rest of the VPN service.service .
What we mean by that is that, no user would find anything broken with them.
But what users will find is that the apps would also not offer them anything that excites them too much.
The official Windows App for SpyOFF VPN is pretty much identical to everything else the company offers on other platforms.
All of the apps that we have researched about for this review have a simple and clean design.
Each app comes with a grey background.
And has either a green or a red color scheme.
When the user has connected to the internet with the help of the app then the app changes its theme to green.
And when the user has not protected himself/herself with the app, the theme of the app turns to red.
As mentioned before as well, the apps on their own are pretty easy to make use of.
There is a huge connect button.
And then there is the button for the change of locations.
Both are prominent on the main page of the VPN apps.
As for the lesser options and other settings, it is slightly difficult to navigate to them.
However, none of the novice VPN users should have any problems in connecting to the internet with the help of the VPN service.
In fact, our research shows that in many ways, it would seem like the official SpyOFf PN app is a bit dated and even retro.
We know of many other VPN service providers who offer vastly more impressive VPN features.
However, as we have mentioned before as well, there is nothing inherently wrong with the design of the VPN apps.
They accomplish the task of connecting to the internet very competently.
However, again, do not expect the apps to inspire you.
As far s encryption protocols go, SpyOFF VPN offers a good number of them.
There is the OpenVPN protocol that offers the highest level of encryption.
This is the protocol that we think all of you would use.
However, we would also like to mention here that OpenVPN is the same protocol that offers the slowest speed.
If you try to opt for the PPTP protocol we would like to let you know right now that even though it may provide you with more speed, it would do so at the cost of security and privacy.
PPTP is widely known as an insecure VPN protocol.
So only use it if you want speed and do not want too much security.
Anyone else who has an interest in topics such as online privacy and security should just close his/her eyes and then select the OpenVPN protocol.
This is how we have been bought up.
And this is what would like to tell your children once you have them.
Generally speaking, users should not face any issues in connecting to the internet via the app.
You should be able to browse the web easily and stream movies.
SpyOFF VPN is pretty solid when it comes to speed.
If you want to push the service to its absolute limits then you can do so by connecting to a server that is located in the United Kingdom.
And then download a file.
A test file, more specifically.
Once you do that a couple of times you would come to know the average speed that you can expect from this VPN service.
Our research shows that you should get the highest speed in the UK and the lowest speed in Australia.
In other regions such as the United States of America along with Sweden, Switzerland, Netherlands, France, you really have average VPN speeds.
SpyOFF VPN itself mentions that the company offers a 256-bit AES encryption for all protocols except for the PPTP connection.
OpenVPN, we know for a fact, offer users an AES 256-bit GSM encryption.
The handshaking part makes use of an RSA 2048-bit connection.
On the other hand, PPTP makes use of 128-bit encryption.
However, since SpyOFF VPN does not offer users any more information on the protocol that they are making use of, we find that to be a little concerning.
It should provide more information on its official site, in other words,
Again, for novice users, they should keep things simple.
This is something that we do not appreciate for any VPN service.
However, the document does mention that the service records details of the apps that the user makes use of.
Moreover, it would also record the amount of data that the user makes use of via the company’s own network.
Apart from that, the service also records information regarding the servers to which the user connects to.
The exact details of what type of data is involved here is really sketchy.
Definitely not something we would consider as ideal.
SpyOFF VPN is registered as a VPN service in San Marino.
Our research shows that it is a rather small city in the northern region of Italy.
You will have to work really hard if you want to know more about the data retention laws that are in effect there.
What we have come to know is that there are some regions which require services to store up to a year’s worth of online data.
So it is entirely possible that the same laws would require SpyOFF VPN to follow that as well.
Perhaps the feature that stands out the most when it comes to a service like SpyOFF VPN is the Warrathe PPTP connectionnt Canary feature.
Theoretically speaking, the warrant canary should alert users as soon as a government agency seeks some sort of action against the service that you have signed up for.
And while we admit that warrant canaries are not invincible, we would mention that for a newcomer in the industry, SpyOFF VPN is definitely on the right track.
In the end, the user has to make the choice whether or not he or she would like to go with a VPN service SpyOFF VPN.
To see our list of best VPN service providers, click here.
Latest posts by Zohair (see all)
- SpyOFF VPN Review: The only one you should really need to read - 13 February 2019 8:51 PM
- How to unblock Hopster outside the UK (How are people doing it?) - 13 February 2019 7:15 AM
- This is why jailbreaking your device is a bad idea - 11 February 2019 3:55 PM