First time poster here.
Oeck, a premium tier VPN service today opened their doors to the public allowing anyone to signup and test their network for free during the beta period, I believe this period is for 1 month.
Some of the features Oeck offers are not seen anywhere else such as:
What this does is allow you to connect to a local region that is near you, but your streaming traffic (i.e Netflix) is automatically redirected to a location of your choosing such as USA, UK, Canada and Germany, allowing you to watch overseas libraries without having to disconnect from the VPN. So a use case scenario would be connecting to the Sydney region, then playing online games based in Sydney all while watching Netflix based in the US, since US has a bigger movie/show library.
They support account sharing, but in a different way, you basically create several profiles under your account, each profile has individual settings such as streaming service location presence, ad-filtering, malware blocking, social media blocking as well as custom website filtering. I believe you can have a concurrent connection limit of 6 and a device profile limit of 100.
The business itself is based in Hong Kong, this is because Hong Kong currently has good privacy laws, however they’ve said if things change regarding Hong Kong's politics, they will move elsewhere i.e Seychelles, also I believe the 2 guys that run Oeck are from Melbourne, so a Aussie startup with Hong Kong privacy laws.
They have mentioned they will perform a stop-sell for new customers if the service gets too congested similar to what Aussie Broadband do so that they can keep their current customers happy, after which they will assess the network status and create a new server to install on their system.
More info and questions answered on Whirlpool
Opinion so far:
I was a alpha tester for the past few weeks and so far the service has been rock solid, a few wrinkles they need to iron out, but thats the purpose of these alpha/betas so we can all stress their service.