I’ve recently written an article on smartphones only to think about a few things. One of the things I thought about was the fact that nobody has created a VPN service that is truly anonymous (as in not keeping logs) for smartphones. (They claim they are, but there is very little truth to that).
So, I decided to whip one up pretty quickly. So, being the enterprising young (40 years old) individual I am, I’ve created a VPN service.
I decided to target this service to smartphones only. There’s no reason why the carriers should cull the information about your habits, what you’re doing, etc. Only to sell that data for millions of dollars (literally).
So, If you’re interested, you can purchase the product here on this page or on my estore. I will send you the openvpn config files.
If you’re running Android, there are plenty of OpenVPN clients available. (If you have a rooted phone, there’s a free client.) If you don’t have a rooted phone, there are paid apps out there that do the job(they all cost around $3-5.00 USD), although, I don’t know of an Android phone that can’t be rooted, there are some.
This goes for tablets as well.
It’s flat rate pricing. $5.00 per month / flat rate. Located initially out of virginia (but I will be adding locations if this actually takes off).
The VPN will basically cause all your data / surfing / downloads to be encrypted.
I’m not going to bother setting up a website for it, because it’s overhead that I don’t need at this point.
I’ll start out with OpenVPN, although, I will probably add PPTP / L2TP if the project is a success.
I’ll help you get it up and running.
I can say that there are plenty of resources out there on how to root your phone. The best place to get these resources is: http://xda-developers.com an excellent resource for mobile phones.
So here’s the skinny on the whole thing. The service is for cell phones and tablets only. Please don’t abuse it. I don’t keep logs and I never will. Personally, I couldn’t care less what you do on your phone. This is about privacy. Personally, I don’t like my carrier culling my emails, websites, browsing habits, etc.
I won’t sell your email nor will I sell your data ever. (Your personal data).
The entire system is built around the fact that I or anybody won’t be able to track who did what on to what client in the event someone ever approaches me with an order asking for the identity of who made a connection to this website at this time/date.
The VPN server is based out of the US and will has plenty of bandwidth. (Amazon). You’ll never be at a loss for speed if that’s what you’re worried about.
I won’t have a crazy mailing list that will email you every day. The only time you’ll get a notification is if there is an upgrade, but the funny thing is you won’t even know it happened. (I’m all about redundancy and low to no downtime remember?). Read my blog posts and I’m sure you’ll see that if anyone can accomplish this, it’s me.
If I find that I’m getting people from Europe more than US signing up, I’ll set up servers in Europe.
So here’s how the service works. You subscribe, I send you the openvpn configuration files with a nice little document on how to install it. As this is completely bootstrap, I’m going to start out doing this manually (creating individual customer configs). Expect to get them within 24 hours. (I spend 12-18 hours a day in front of the computer so the reality is I’ll probably get you your config files within an hour or so)… Unless I’m spending time with my daughter. (Father’s Day after all).
First 100 users get $3.00 per month for 6 months.
The cost is $5.00 per month per device. Buy your VPN Mobile service today.