Speedify review

August 2017
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Speedify is a great VPN for those who want a stable connection and fast speed servers.
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Overall score
6.9
Highlights
  • 30-day money back guarantee
  • Speed boost
  • Stable server connections
Best for:
privacy
Gaming
privacy
Sports
privacy
Pandora
privacy
Hiding IP
Supports:
privacy
Roku
privacy
Kodi
privacy
Hulu
privacy
HBO

Speedify Ratings

7.2
privacy
Privacy
7.5
speed-performance
Speed & Performance
7.2
apps
Apps
6.9
server
Servers
7.1
support
Support
6.2
Value for Money
Overall score

6.9

General overview

Speedify is a multi-platform VPN that focuses on speed as well as stability and allows using multiple internet connections simultaneously. It bonds Wi-Fi, cellular, cable and other types of connections for faster downloads/uploads, video streaming, browsing and other activities. Its intelligent failover mechanism ensures uninterrupted data transfers and automatically switches between different connections. Compared to most other VPNs, Speedify focuses more on stability of the connection and gives a speed boost when needed.

Speedify general highlights:

Overall Rank
#26
Money-back guarantee
30
Setup time
10 min.
Device count per license
2
Mobile apps
iOS & Android
Best price
$4.17/month
Overview - conclusion
Speedify is a VPN service provider that mostly focuses on server connection stability and speed.
Privacy
7.2

Speedify uses the ChaCha encryption which delivers lightning-fast speed even on older phones and also improves performance for browsers. ChaCha is designed to provide 256-bit encryption. This protocol may not be widely known, but it offers strong security and is considered to work faster than some other protocols.

Privacy - highlights
  • Good encryption
Privacy - Conclusions
ChaCha encryption is known for its fast speed.
Features
7.5

The actual performance of the Speedify VPN depends on many factors, including the location of the server, network status and more, but the overall performance is satisfactory. If you are connected to the nearest server, you won’t notice a decrease in terms of speed. Speedify keeps data transfers going even when you lose one of your internet connections and automatically switches for a reliable and stable connection. This results in faster file transfers and better browsing experience. However, you need to be very careful about setting cellular data quotas. The software automatically switches to cellular data in case the Wi-Fi connection is not stable, which may result in increased data charges.

Speedify has a few really neat features. One of them is a channel bonding feature that makes it possible to spread individual packets amongst multiple connections, which gives speed a greater boost. Although the list of countries that the software covers isn’t the most extensive, it does include most of major countries across the globe. By default, it connects to the nearest country to your location, but you can easily change that by selecting a country of your choice. You also have the option to connect to a P2P server if you want to.

Features - highlights
  • Stable connection
  • An ability to boost speed
Features - Conclusions
Speedify offers a speed boost as well as a few other neat features.
Apps
7.2

Speedify is available for PC, Mac, Android and iOS, and it’s particularly effective if you have more than one internet connection. The iOS and Android apps can take advantage of both Wi-Fi and cellular connections for a more stable, uninterrupted and faster internet experience. Installation is quite straightforward and easy on all platforms.

The connection is encrypted by default, but you can change it if you want. The cellular networks can either be used as a backup option (when no other connection is available) or to boost speed and enhance reliability. You can also set daily and monthly limits on cellular data to avoid going over your data limits.

Apps - highlights
  • You can set cellular data limit
Apps - Conclusions
Speedify is available on all major operating systems.
Support
7.1

The support section is divided into mobile devices and desktops. Speedify’s support options are limited to the knowledge base and contact form, but you should be able to find answers to most of your questions in the knowledge base. The main support page lists the most popular articles and divides them into different categories. There is no live chat support available and the only option you are left with to contact Speedify directly is an email contact form.

Support - highlights
  • No live chat
Support - Conclusions
There is no live chat, but the knowledge base is filled with various informative articles.
Value for money
6.2

Speedify optimizes the first 1GB of free data you use every month, allowing you to test the software before you decide to choose between an unlimited monthly or yearly plan. The unlimited monthly plan costs $8.99/month, while the yearly plan costs $49.99/year, which is roughly $4 per month.

Although you can install the software on all of your desktops and mobile devices, you are only allowed to run two simultaneous connections. You can cancel your subscription anytime and there’s a 30-day money-back guarantee ensured. Speedify also offers special pricing for teams, which starts from $7.19/user/month for five or more users. The payment methods are limited to PayPal and all the major credit cards.

Value for money - highlights
  • 30-day money back guarantee
  • Limited pricing plans
Value for money - Conclusions
Speedify offers a monthly and a yearly plan as well as a 30-day money back guarantee.