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  • #1000236
    Oeck
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    Hi everyone,

    My name is Peter and I am from Oeck. My friend and I spent the last two years working on a new type of VPN. We are currently running an a free, open beta and we are getting close to a release date.

    We decided to register here and try and learn some tips and tricks from those of you who have done these things before.

    I am looking forward to getting to know everyone and meeting new people!

    Regards,
    Peter @ Oeck.

    #1223511
    Paul – FS Concierge
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    Hi Peter and welcome to Flying Solo.

    I bet two years represents a lot of blood, sweat and tears. And hopes and dreams.

    What is your USP?

    Good luck!

    #1223512
    Oeck
    Member
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    Hi Paul,

    Yes, it has been pretty intense for both of us, as well as our families. But, it is all worth it.

    Our USP… big question.

    Oeck actually brings a few unique features to the industry. As far as we know, no other VPN does what we do and how we do it. Here are a few key points.

    Device Profiles – These work as individual accounts within your subscription. This allows you to setup different VPN rules and settings on a per-device ( or per-person ) basis.

    Automatic Unblocking – There is now no longer a need to connect to a VPN server based in the location of the service you are trying to access. Just connect to the VPN server closest to you and we do all the work for you. This is fully automated and creates a great user experience.

    For the sake of keeping this post short, all other information can be found on our website as this post will become a slab of text. The following links have all of the information.

    https://www.oeck.com/features/
    https://www.oeck.com/manual/

    For those who don’t know what our service does, it is a service that secures your online traffic and allows you to bypass geo-restrictions for various services. We also own all of our own hardware and do not log any user activity.

    Regards,
    Peter @ Oeck.

    #1223513
    Paul – FS Concierge
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    Just an observation.

    Your USP is not writ large on your homepage, or at all that I could find – no explainer videos etc, comparison checklists etc.

    I could make an argument – when is a USP, not a USP?

    When it is hidden. Or effectively hidden, buried in sub-pages.

    I am trying on purpose to be provoke thought – but not at all to criticise or cause ill-will.

    Cheers

    #1223514
    VoIPSmart
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    Congratulations and good luck. Its a nice website, however don’t forget the most important. Make it clear it is a VPN service as soon as the page load, right at the top otherwise you may see high bounce rate.

    I am desperately trying to connect to Hulu, but its not even working with ExpressVPN because I think they also detect if your credit card is US.

    #1223515
    VoIPSmart
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    This is what I get when wanting to download to Mac

    macOS cannot verify that this app is free from malware.

    Unfortunately I don’t know you or your business so I cannot take the risk of installing.

    #1223516
    Oeck
    Member
    • Total posts: 8
    Paul – FS Concierge, post: 270137, member: 78928 wrote:
    Just an observation.

    Your USP is not writ large on your homepage, or at all that I could find – no explainer videos etc, comparison checklists etc.

    I could make an argument – when is a USP, not a USP?

    When it is hidden. Or effectively hidden, buried in sub-pages.

    I am trying on purpose to be provoke thought – but not at all to criticise or cause ill-will.

    Cheers

    Hi Paul,

    Thanks for the heads up. We are still finalising some pages so they will be changing before beta. There still needs to be another section added to the main page.

    VoIPSmart, post: 270138, member: 117957 wrote:
    Congratulations and good luck. Its a nice website, however don’t forget the most important. Make it clear it is a VPN service as soon as the page load, right at the top otherwise you may see high bounce rate.

    I am desperately trying to connect to Hulu, but its not even working with ExpressVPN because I think they also detect if your credit card is US.

    Hi VoIPSmart,

    We have been tossing up the idea of not fully identifying as a VPN. The reason for this is because it works a lot differently to one, even though when it comes to the security side (what an actual VPN is made for) we go above and beyond for our customers privacy and security.

    For example, lets assume you live in Sydney. To watch Hulu, simply connect to the Sydney server so all of your internet traffic is nice and fast. Hulu will automatically work. You can even go as far as to set different region routes for different streaming services.

    As far as Hulu goes, grab an account with these guys, they are great.
    https://www.usunlocked.com

    VoIPSmart, post: 270140, member: 117957 wrote:
    This is what I get when wanting to download to Mac

    macOS cannot verify that this app is free from malware.

    Unfortunately I don’t know you or your business so I cannot take the risk of installing.

    Totally understandable. The reason for that is because we are still in beta and the apps are not in the mac app store. Once it is in the app store that warning will go away.

    However, we built our service to not rely on our apps! So, you can use any other third-party OpenVPN client. You can then just load our .ovpn file into it ( you generate it here – https://www.oeck.com/downloads/ovpn/ – simply select your OS and settings ) and away you go. The only feature you will miss out on is our kill-switch. The rest will function as intended.

    I do however highly suggest you read our manual – https://www.oeck.com/manual/learn/

    The reason for this is that we have introduced new features that are not available with any other VPN provider. We have made things extremely simply and automated, requiring the user to do less in order to do more. So those that “know exactly” how a VPN service works need to read the manual.

    Please let me know if I can help in any way if you would like to test our service.

    Regards,
    Peter @ Oeck.

    #1223517
    Paul – FS Concierge
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    • Total posts: 3,121

    Hi Peter,

    Oeck, post: 270141, member: 118120 wrote:
    You can even go as far as to set different region routes for different streaming services.

    “One time set and forget different regions for different streaming services”.

    Marketing gold.

    Oeck, post: 270141, member: 118120 wrote:
    we have introduced new features that are not available with any other VPN provider. We have made things extremely simply and automated, requiring the user to do less in order to do more.

    Marketing Gold

    Do more with OECK than Any other VPN

    OECK needs the user to do less to get more.

    or

    A platform (or VPN) that needs the user to do less to get more.

    Just for interest Peter, check out this page introducing Hey, a boring old email platform. Pre-launch, they had over 120,000 people asking for an invite on an almost $0 marketing budget…wait for it…

    for an email service that cost $99/year.

    That said, they developed Basecamp (from memory) so they had a big fan base already.

    And they picked a fight with Apple… and won. That generated a lot of Buzz.

    A very sneaky but effective plan :)

    Cheers

    #1223518
    Paul – FS Concierge
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    Full disclosure and general VPN user feedback of a non-techie oriented person.

    I have Cyber Ghost and hardly use it.

    I took a Chromebook with me to Thailand and Cambodia and couldn’t get some services to work eg, Iview and Foxtel Go, Stan (paid subscriptions of mine).

    I would have appreciated a Youtube channel run by the VPN with a series of explainer videos.

    And a money back guarantee. I will not be an on-going customer of theirs because of my experience.

    #1223519
    Oeck
    Member
    • Total posts: 8
    Paul – FS Concierge, post: 270144, member: 78928 wrote:
    Hi Peter,

    “One time set and forget different regions for different streaming services”.

    Marketing gold.

    Marketing Gold

    Do more with OECK than Any other VPN

    OECK needs the user to do less to get more.

    or

    A platform (or VPN) that needs the user to do less to get more.

    Just for interest Peter, check out this page introducing Hey, a boring old email platform. Pre-launch, they had over 120,000 people asking for an invite on an almost $0 marketing budget…wait for it…

    for an email service that cost $99/year.

    That said, they developed Basecamp (from memory) so they had a big fan base already.

    And they picked a fight with Apple… and won. That generated a lot of Buzz.

    A very sneaky but effective plan :)

    Cheers

    Hi Paul,

    Thank you very much for the tip! I really appreciate it. It is great that you took the time with this. The link to Hey you provided did show a contrast between their websites content and ours. We will also write an Manifesto.

    Paul – FS Concierge, post: 270145, member: 78928 wrote:
    Full disclosure and general VPN user feedback of a non-techie oriented person.

    I have Cyber Ghost and hardly use it.

    I took a Chromebook with me to Thailand and Cambodia and couldn’t get some services to work eg, Iview and Foxtel Go, Stan (paid subscriptions of mine).

    I would have appreciated a Youtube channel run by the VPN with a series of explainer videos.

    And a money back guarantee. I will not be an on-going customer of theirs because of my experience.

    Unfortunately at this point video’s are out of the question as we have simply ran out of time. Money is also going to be an issue regarding the production of them, regardless of how simple they may be.

    Yes, I agree with you on the point of refunds. When we created Oeck it was very much done from a consumer point of view. That is why you will find our refund policy is extremely consumer-friendly. As far as I am aware, no other VPN company has a refund policy like ours.

    https://www.oeck.com/terms-of-service/

    Regards,
    Peter @ Oeck.

    #1223520
    Paul – FS Concierge
    Moderator
    • Total posts: 3,121
    Oeck, post: 270148, member: 118120 wrote:
    Hi Paul,

    Thank you very much for the tip! I really appreciate it. It is great that you took the time with this.
    When we created Oeck it was very much done from a consumer point of view.
    Peter @ Oeck.
    Happy to have some input that provokes thought. I am glad you appreciate it. It is very kind of you to provide feedback.

    See the bolded quote above. Your replies keep delivering potential marketing gems! Well, copywriting gems at least :-)

    Let me explain.

    “When we created Oeck it was very much done from a consumer point of view.”

    =

    Oeck, The People’s VPN

    Another way to express, the set and forget function.

    Oeck, A Non-Techie Person’s VPN Dream

    Or Oeck, A Non-Techie’s VPN Dream

    Bye, the bye, you can get some videos done without budget over time by existing Youtubers eg, tech Youtubers or Travel Youtubers or Digital Nomad Youtubers.

    With or without affiliate programs depending on the Youtubers circumstances.

    It might be something to put on your endless list :-)

    My opinion only and I have zero data for this: Most, if not all tech oriented people already subscribe to a VPN service. It is a mature market and a difficult one to crack I would imagine.

    Non-techie people don’t understand VPN’s, are scared of the technical nature of them and the consumer market may accelerate faster than anticipated this time last year.

    Why?

    Because the Geo-political landscape is changing more rapidly than we previously thought. There seems to be one country in particular that people are talking about and mainstream media are already producing stories about new a cold war developing.

    So the opportunity is to appeal to that segment of the market – non-technical people. The only thing is, they need a lot of hand holding.

    Cheers Peter and best of luck with the launch.

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