Overplay VPN Review – A Comprehensive Look
By Paul Liu
Monday, March 21st, 2011
OverPlay is an established player in the VPN market. The service is brought to you by a UK based company and provides fast and reliable VPN services at a competitive price. OverPlay offers a SmartDNS service that allows you to access blocked websites and a full fledged VPN service that secures and encrypts your connection in addition to unblocking websites. In this Overplay VPN review, we check out its features and decide whether it is worth the money.
Choice of Servers
OverPlay has servers located in 48 countries around the world which makes it a truly global VPN provider. The servers are located in major countries such as United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Russia as well as spread across countries like Austria, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Norway, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, South Korea, Singapore, Switzerland, Turkey, Taiwan, Ukraine and Venezuela.
With over 150 servers spread across the world, you can choose a server of your choice and watch restricted content and stream movies. There is no additional fee for changing servers so you can switch them as often as you want. The company also allows legal P2P and torrent traffic on all its servers which sets it apart from other VPN providers.
OverPlay offers ultra fast connections for browsing and streaming content. The service also provides access to smart servers which are great for streaming movies. You can access a smart server located near your location just by selecting it from the admin area. While the actual speed will depend on a lot of factors, you can get very high speeds if you have a good internet connection and have a server near your current location.
OverPlay does not maintain a log of user activities so your online activities are completely protected. The full fledged VPN service also encrypts your internet traffic (except for gaming activities) for enhanced security.
OverPlay supports common protocols such as OpenVPN, L2TP/IPSec and PPTP. OpenVPN allows you to use the service from Windows, Mac, Linux based computer systems while PPTP allows you to use the service from most smartphones and tablets like iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android devices. You can also use the service from Xbox 360, Apple TV or any device that can be connected to a DDWRT router.
The OverPlay installation is easy and doesn’t require a lot of technical know-how. The SmartDNS service can be used just by modifying a configuration file in your system while the full VPN service can be accessed through a VPN client.
OverPlay offers SmartDNS service at $4.95 per month and full VPN service at $9.95 per month. You can also get discount and save money if you subscribe to quarterly, half yearly or annual plans. There is also a 48 hour money back guarantee that allows you to test OverPlay’s features and check if it worth your money.
OverPlay offers support through a ticketing system and live chat. The live chat is available only during business hours while the email support is available round the clock.
OverPlay is a decent VPN service at a competitive price. With specialized servers for streaming content, easy installation and support for a variety of devices, OverPlay offers some compelling reasons for subscribing to the service.