I am weirdly non-technological about certain things. I can work my way around some basic HTML, but until recently I couldn’t use an iPhone (because there is no obvious “back” button I’d end up frantically hitting the home button to get away from the super zoomed-in photo I’d gotten myself stuck on).
In that second group, we can put my approach to watching TV and movies online. Namely, I don’t know what a torrent is, don’t know where people find these things, and all I’ve ever known how to do was made obsolete by the shut down of Megavideo. I’d heard of VPNs that would fool US-based sites into thinking I was worthy of things like Pandora and Hulu, but I hadn’t looked into them when UnoTelly contacted me to review their product.
UnoTelly’s claim to fame is that it uses DirectDNS rather than VPN technology, which gives you the same entertainment at a much faster speed than VPN providers can offer. That I do understand: when I work from home, I have to connect to the office network via VPN, and it is SLOW. I’ve played around with UnoTelly’s DirectDNS and haven’t had any speed issues. Plus there’s no bandwidth cap, which means I can watch all I want without getting cut off.
As I write this, I’m listening to Pandora – and feeling very hip and with it – which is one of UnoTelly’s free channels. Of course, they’re happy to take your money in exchange for some premium channel options from both the US and UK, which is pretty much a perfect selection for this expat.
That’s where the giveaway comes in. UnoTelly is offering 5 readers a 25% off coupon! To win, just leave a comment by midnight Chilean time on May 31. I’ll randomly choose 5 winners and email you your coupon code. Isn’t technology amazing?