Smart DNS Proxy has headquarters in the Seychelles. The company opened up in 2013 and provides a service that’s aimed at unblocking websites with geo-restrictions. They also offer a standard VPN service. The speed is more than adequate for video streaming. The price for both products is competitive with what other providers offer.
Pricing & Plans
Smart DNS Proxy offers an all in one plan that includes Smart VPN + VPN. Pricing is as follows:
- 1 month for $4.90
- 3 months for $12.90
- 12 months for $34.90
- 24 months $49.90
They accept CashU, Credit Cards, PayPal and WebMoney.
Free Trial/ Money-back Guarantee
You can take advantage of a 14-day free trial from this provider without entering any payment information.
Privacy & Anonymity
There is no logging with Smart DNS Proxy VPN.
Torrenting is allowed on this service. Smart DNS Proxy VPN has servers that allow P2P/ Torrent traffic. Your data is encrypted and secured. So your ISP or Government cannot monitor your Torrent traffic.
Smart DNS Proxy has live chat support on their site. Their knowledge base section is also very comprehensive and useful. It covers network updates & tips, set up information, troubleshooting and billing & affiliate support.
Smart DNS Proxy doesn’t require advanced setup and it supports Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android as well as SmartTV, Playstation, Xbox, Wii, Roku, Chromecast, AppleTV and many others.
This service does not come with its own client; you have to use the OpenVPN client.
VPN Server Locations
SmartVPN servers are the combination of VPN and Smart DNS Proxy. Their servers can be found in over 30 countries
We tested the VPN offering from SmartDNS Proxy. It wasn’t particularly fast compared to what other providers offer, but it was easily fast enough for streaming.
It dropped our connection of over 40Mbps to 18.56Mbps. That’s a little slow compared to our biggest providers, but not bad compared to some other services.
IPCheck and DNSLeak Test
Smart DNS Proxy successfully masks our IP and passed our DNS leak test.
- Smart DNS Proxy
- 400+ Services supported
- Works with any internet capable device
- Unlimited device access
- PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN Support
- Access all Smart DNS Proxy services while you are connected to any SmartVPN server
- Torrent/ P2P Allowed
- Unlimited device access
- 5 simultaneous VPN connections
Smart DNS Proxy offers two services. The SmartDNS is great for streaming if you’re in a geo-blocked location. For true privacy protection, however, you’ll want to use their VPN service if you choose them as your provider.
Areas for Improvement
This service does not come with its own VPN client and could do well with having its own application. Since it doesn’t have its own client, it does not have features that other top vpn providers have like a kill switch or other in-app benefits.
If you’re looking for a DNS service just to watch TV online, this is an excellent choice. The prices are very affordable and being able to get 2 years of service for $50 is really taking the pricing to another level in terms of the value it offers.
The VPN service is good, but not really a standout compared to our preferred providers. The Seychelles is a good location for jurisdictional layering. The lack of a client, however, makes this VPN service a bit unwieldy compared to those that come with a custom client.