With the host of laws and regulations finding their way to cyberspace, it seems more and more companies are offering users a space online, away from the prying eyes of governments and even their ISP’s. Sites like OpenDNS have become almost a household name amongst users who would like to travel freely on the world wide web, and VPN’s are becoming more popular among pirateers and privacy fanatics alike.
So where does UnoTelly fit in? UnoTelly DirectDNS offers DNS services for a mostly good reason. It’s main marketing strategy is for lovers of online media who can’t access certain things because of their country of origin. That is, have you ever wanted to watch a music video online, but because it isn’t available in your country, you can’t? UnoTelly makes it so that you can!
Even more, it allows you to use it across platforms. On your phone, your computer or tablet you can access media from all different countries. You can watch Netflix UK on Xbox 360 and UnoTelly DirectDNS will work flawlessly on both.
With Netflix, for example, UnoTelly allows you to access over 50+ geo-restricted channels regardless of where you live.
Best of all there is no bandwidth cap, which works well for those wanting to stream movies from Hulu or Netflix.You can stream as many HD 1080P movies or TV shows on Hulu without worrying about going over the limit.
Now, UnoTelly seems to be mostly marketed to users outside of the U.S. which works perfectly for our folks from the U.K. and Canada (we see you over there!), but for us inside the United States, what is the draw?
Simple. By tweaking your own DNS information, you too will be able to get media content from across the pond. No more will you have to be stuck in the dark when your friend from Ireland talks about his favorite T.V. show being on Netflix, just open up your UnoHelper and search for the title!
UnoHelper is a tiny bit of software, provided by UnoTelly, that makes it easier to turn on and off your DNS settings. It’s a quick click of a button and you’re browsing movies from another country.
The question remains though, how do you test something like this?
Unfortunately I havent been able to figure out how to set up my DNS settings manually, allowing me to browse U.K. media, but I’ve been told it’s easy to do. UnoTelly even provides directions on their site somewhere.
However, I have provided some images in the gallery below testing my DNS Leaks. I didn’t have much faith in UnoTelly’s ability to filter out my ISP, so it surprised me when the results showed it did just that.
With UnoTelly DirectDNS working, it seems as though my provider and IP are well hidden, making it easier to me to secure that movie I want. However, with it off, my provider, Comcast, becomes visible and I’m locked out of non-U.S. media.
UnoTelly also offers something interesting for those folks who are worried about switching between countries. UnoDNS Dynamo is an intelligent DNS technology that lets you choose channels of different countries.
It is currently in beta, but the idea would be perfect for those with families. You want to watch Netflix UK on your iPad but your significant other wants to watch Netflix US on the Xbox? No problem, Dynamo makes it possible to do both at the same time.
So, for someone based in the United States, UnoTelly might not be marketing towards you, but it certainly will offer you the same things. But, if you know anyone stationed abroad or living across the sea, direct them to UnoTelly because it does exactly what it says it does.
Being that we’ve never reviewed anything like this here at IRBgamer, it is hard to put it into the same terms as the video games or hardware. Therefore, instead of giving you numbers I will simply say that if you are interested in any DNS service, check out what UnoTelly has to offer. Maybe it is for you, maybe it isn’t, but for a low price it does exactly what it says it does and nothing more.