TellyPass advertises its SmartDNS service more than its VPN service, but the company offersPPTP, L2TP and OpenVPN protection, as well as an add-on product. TellyPass is based out of Romania.
Pricing & Plans
TellyPass offers two options for subscribing: SmartDNS with or without VPN. The pricing is as follows:
- One month, SmartDNS, no VPN: $6.99
- Three months, SmartDNS,no VPN: $19.00
- One year, SmartDNS,no VPN: $69.00
- One month,SmartDNS,with VPN: $8.99
- Three months,SmartDNS, with VPN: $24.00
- One year,SmartDNS,with VPN: $88.00
The company prefers PayPal auto-renewing subscriptions, but you can choose not to auto renew, if you prefer.
Free Trial/ Money-back Guarantee
All TellyPass account types come with a seven-day free trial. Aside from that, if you are unsatisfied with their service, TellyPass also offers a 14-day money-back guarantee.
Privacy & Anonymity
This provider does log your IP address, the date and time you connected and the pages you accessed. This company is located in Romania, so it’s not subject to the harshest EU laws regarding data retention but, compared to other providers, that’s quite a lot of logging.
“We collect on our server logs your IP address and information regarding your session access like connection date, duration, and accessed page. We also receive information about what device and software you are using to connect to our service (e.g.: device/ OS/ browser). Please note that the oldest logs are periodically erased.”
Customer support is handled via email. The Contact link on the homepage for Tellypass will take you to the email form. There are detailed setup instructions for supported devices on the homepage, as well.
TellyPass VPN is set up manually, so there’s not much of a product to test. The configuration instructions are given on the homepage.
The SmartDNS service, however, is very slick. Go to their Channels page and you can visit any of the many different sites they support and stream away. In this regard, this service is really very good.
TellyPass does a good job here in providing broad support. Because they only have manual setup options, you can configure their service to work on any device that allows you to setup a PPTP or L2TP connection. There are instructions for Windows, Mac, Ubuntu, Smart TVs, Android and iOS on their site.
VPN Server Locations
Compared to other VPN providers, TellyPass has a low number of servers in a few locations. Based on their site, they have over 10 servers in 7 countries.
The speed test was less than impressive with this provider. Using their US server, our download speed was cut considerably, from over 14Mbps to just under 9Mbps.
IPCheck and DNSLeak Test
Our IP was hidden when hooked up to the VPN server, but our DNS did leak. Configure your DNS manually with this provider.
- Broad device support
- Low prices especially for longer term of service
- PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN
- Authentication needed from time to time
- No minimum contract length
- 14-day money-back
The pricing here was very good and the setup instructions were clear and easy to follow.
Areas for Improvement
There’s a very limited selection of servers and some nations, including the US, only offer PPTP, which is not secure enough for serious use. The lack of a client also takes away from this service.
TellyPass is competitive as a SmartDNS service, but their VPN service is very basic. There’s no client, so this is not a service that beginners will want to use as their first choice. The small network, and the high percentage of servers that only offer PPTP, leave it lacking in terms of security. They log, as well, which is always a drawback.