Main Features of OverPlay
With VPN servers available to use in 48 countries worldwide, you’ll always be able to find a fast OverPlay server to connect to, regardless of where you are in the world. Each of these servers has unlimited bandwidth, too, so you’ll never have to worry about breaching any bandwidth limits.
The service also provides a number of other useful VPN services available to use, including a “Safe Mode” that connects through port 443 for added security (a must in Middle Eastern countries with strong regional firewalls), unencrypted gaming servers that provide lower latency connections that are ideal for gaming, and special “A to B” servers that provide high quality internally routed VPN connections between specific countries allowing for better performance when accessing websites and servers based on the other side of the world.
OverPlay is also easy to use with support for most pieces of VPN software and a custom OverPlay VPN client that makes connecting to an OverPlay VPN server as simple as clicking a single ‘connect’ button. Most of the servers accept L2TP and PPTP connections with some supporting Microsoft’s SSTP platform, too.
Finally, OverPlay also has a unique service called “SmartDNS” that is able to trick region locked websites into working properly without having to use a VPN. This allows for video heavy websites like Hulu and BBC iPlayer to be used without the slight speed reduction experienced when using a VPN. SmartDNS is bundled with every OverPlay VPN plan as standard, and works on all devices that the service supports by default. It is also available as a standalone product at a cost of $4.95 per month.
OverPlay encrypts all data passing through their network meaning nobody will be able to see what you’re looking at online. OverPlay also gives you an IP in a foreign country when connected to foreign VPN servers allowing for a greater degree of privacy when online. OverPlay doesn’t keep logs for internet activity either, meaning there will be no record of the websites or servers you access while using OverPlay’s VPN service.
OS, Device Support
OverPlay’s VPN service supports virtually every type of internet-connected device available for purchase. Windows and Mac are supported with OverPlay’s native applications while iOS, Android devices, Linux machines, gaming consoles, and more can connect using PPTP and L2TP. OverPlay has also written a number of guides that make it easy to set up their VPN services on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, DD-WRT routers, Apple TV, Roku boxes, and more.
Its VPN service costs $9.95 per month if you go for a one-month subscription, with the cheapest account costing just $4.95 per month. OverPlay also provides an annual plan that costs $99.95, giving a saving of $19.45 annually.
OverPlay accept payment using credit cards, Google Checkout, and 2Checkout. Users wishing to pay by PayPal and other payment providers can pay through the 2Checkout option.
OverPlay offers customer support through a ticket service and a live chat service. Here, you can contact a customer service representative who will be able to help you with any questions or queries. Its website also has a comprehensive knowledgebase Wiki on their website with pages dedicated to troubleshooting common problems with their service. Their blog also has a number of setup guides that will help you set up OverPlay on all your devices.