One of Opera’s finest products, Surfeasy is a Canadian-based VPN service provider that has established a good name and a solid spot among the best & most popular VPN providers in the market today. In this review, we will discuss the different features, prices and overall performance of Surfeasy based on testing their free service.
Surfeasy.com has a very sleek, elegant & professional layout that makes it not only easy on the eyes, but also delivers a clear message that the team behind it are serious about their product. Everything is organised and very well-presented on the website making the navigation easy and time-saving.
Surfeasy has 3 different packages suitable for different types of internet users at reasonable prices. They have a Mobile VPN package with 1 connection for your portable device, Total VPN which comes with 5 connections for 5 devices and the Ultra package that includes 5 connections and torrenting service.
Surfeasy accepts the following payment options: PayPal and major credit cards. Unfortunately, anonymous payment methods, like: Botcoins are not available.
Free Trial and Money-Back Guarantee
Surfeasy offers a 30-day free trial service limited to 500MB to test and evaluate the service before purchase. Upon signing up, you receive extra 100MB and you can get 500MB more if you refer the service to a friend.
As for their money-back guarantee, you can get refunded for paid subscriptions within 7 days of your purchase. This means that you can comfortably get access to all the features of your price plan, test the service and if you are not fully satisfied, you can get your money back.
Surfeasy has a strict no logging policy when it comes to a user’s online activities (such as: browsing, video streaming, gaming, etc.). They do not keep their users’ traffic logs since they do not keep records of original IPs.
” The SurfEasy network is a No Log network. SurfEasy does not store users originating IP address when connected to our service and therefore cannot identify users when provided IP addresses of our servers. Additionally, SurfEasy cannot disclose information about the applications, services or websites our users consume while connected to our services; as SurfEasy does not store this information.”
However, they may only keep some information regarding bandwidth and billing. They may also collect some personal information and clearly state that they would disclose such information to law enforcement upon request & when provided with a legal warrants or documents only.
We effortlessly signed-up for Surfeasy free VPN account. The process took less than 5 mins, all you need to do is provide a valid email address and you will receive confirmation email to activate your account and set a password. Upon signing up, you will also receive extra 100MB as a goodwill gesture. In few more minutes we were able to successfully install Surfeasy client for Windows to test the service.
Surfeasy has a very simple and user-friendly interface. You can either connect to any server from an expandable list of server locations, or make Surfeasy choose the fastest connection for you. In both cases, we did not face any hassle or troubles of any sort regarding the software itself, connection or speed. We unblocked several websites and streamed internet radio stations to make sure that the connection is buffer-free and we were not disappointed.
Surfeasy VPN Features
In this section, we will go through the different features provided by Surfeasy, including: security protocols, speed, servers, bandwidth, etc. Scroll down for more details.
Surfeasy VPN relies on high bank level security to ensure that your traffic is encrypted at all times. They support 256-bit OpenVPN encryption protocol which is considered as the strongest when it comes to securing an internet connection.
Servers & Bandwidth
Surfeasy VPN boasts 1000+ super fast servers spread across 28 important countries,including: USA, UK, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, BRAZIL, JAPAN, FRANCE, GERMANY, ITALY, UKRAINE, SINGAPORE, JAPAN, SPAIN, and many more.
Such large network of servers enables you to bypass geo-restrictions very easy and in complete anonymity. It also contributes in increasing your connection speed according to the nearest server to your location.
As for bandwidth, Surfeasy VPN offers unlimited bandwidth in its paid subscriptions. Unlimited bandwidth does not put restrictions on how you use the VPN, so you can enjoy streaming videos and surfing the web worry-free. As for thr free VPN service, it only gives 500MB of data for 30 days.
SurfEasy VPN is compatible with several platforms, such as: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and Amazon. They also provide extensions for browsers, like: Opera and Chrome.
P2P (peer-to-peer) is permitted on Surfeasy VPN. Not only this, but they offer a secure torrenting through an “auto-enable” torrent to ensure that your are protected while using torrent services.
Surfeasy can be used on up to 5 different connections not just simultaneously, but at the same time as well. This feature is extremely useful and makes Surfeasy stand out between leading VPN providers.
Another special feature provided by Surfeasy VPN is their tracker blocker. When enabled, this feature blocks unwanted tracking cookies, such as those dumped by advertisements.
Enabling this feature will give you an additional layer of protection when you are connected to public WiFi/Hotspots anywhere, such as: hotels, cafes, airports, libraries. This could be very useful for businessmen and travellers who are always on the go and frequently connect to public WiFis.
We were happy to find that Surfeasy are keen on customer experience by providing different customer support options, such as: live chat (from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST), e-mail tickets and phone service as well. In this way, subscribers will be able to contact Surfeasy without any hassle.
Here is our final verdict about Surfeasy VPN:
– Reasonable prices
– Unlimited bandwidth
– Large network of servers
– No logging policy
– P2P protection
– Wifi protection
– Browser extensions
– Compatible with several platforms and browsers
– Multi-login (5 connections)
– Tracker blocker
– Customer support
– Bank level encryption protocols
– 7-day money-back guarantee
– Does not support Linux
– No kill switch
– No DNS leak protection