What is a UKSofa
UKSofa is a range of internet connection devices. Each one is pre-programmed to route you to our Internet Service Provider (“ISP”) who then connects you to the internet in the UK. It’s unique.
By first connecting a UKSofa to the local (overseas) internet, when you then connect any device to the UKSofa, by WiFi or cable, you will find you’re browsing the web just as if you were on your own sofa in the UK!
This is a picture showing a typical set-up of the basic UKSofa
With a UKSofa you will automatically access normal UK internet when using any suitable device, such as a smart TV, Tablet, Smart Phone or PC.
UKSofa is not a VPN; think of it as a tunnel that connects you to the point in the UK from which would normally access the internet.
- Multiple users can connect at any time and for no extra fee.
- Each UKSofa has a UNIQUE fixed UK IP address that you’ll keep for your UKSofa’s life; allowing you to be recognised and welcomed by the sites you re-visit.
- As a UK registered user, continuous connectivity is assured.
User safety is our priority. To help we include the option to restrict access to gaming and adult-content sites.
Using data tunnel technology we can provide remote support. This includes 24/7 connectivity monitoring. If your UKSofa experiences an unexpected disconnection, we’ll know about it and often fix problems before users have even known there was an issue.
Because many people like the convenience of a fixed-line phone in their holiday home, if you choose to order the optional UKSofa phone-box, we provide you with a fully operational UK number, with your choice of STD code.
You can make/receive calls just as if you were still in the UK – great for friends as they can then call you (and you can call them) at low UK to UK rates.
Diverting calls made to your UK home is also easy – and very low cost. You simply activate a call-divert from your UK home to your UKSofa‘s phone number and everyone, including prospective burglars, will think you’re still at home!
Our UKSofa comes in 3 versions. Your choice is wholly dependant on the availability of internet at your location.
UKSofa works across Europe and beyond, yet needs access to local internet. There are 3 standard install situations, they are listed below.
1. UKSofa: for when you have existing local internet
The UKSofa router is connected by cable to your existing broadband router. You’ll gain instant UK internet access, both via the sockets in the UKSofa and also via your new WiFi network address (SSID) called “UKSofa”
2. UKSofa 4G: for when you have no existing Broadband
If you can use a mobile phone at your site, but have no Broadband, this version will give you Broadband as well as direct access to the UK internet. It works because our 4G routers have very powerful internal antennae (4-5 times stronger than a mobile phone). You’ll need to add a local data SIM card but once done you’ll receive all the benefits of the standard UKSofa router.
3. UKSofa4GR: for areas with a poor mobile signal
When mobile signals are poor (e.g. one bar outside and nothing internally) we supply a very powerful external antenna.
This attaches to a normal UKSofa4G router. In tests it has increased a poor signal speed by a factor of 5 to give performance speeds similar to those available with super-fast Broadband.
Hide your Location
We know that many users buy a UKSofa to disguise the fact they are not in the UK. It’s great if you need to work but prefer to be in your holiday home and not in your normal UK office but help them remain (virtually) in the UK. In fact our Phone option even allows you to make calls that will display your number as that of your existing UK business (subject to strict authorisation rules).
Rules of Use
Users can be Individuals or Businesses
Use is subject to the following restriction:
UKSofa allows you to access all the websites that will be available to you should you be resident and browsing the internet in the UK (i.e. from your “UK Sofa”!). If you access sites that require membership or some other form of pre-access authorisation, you remain responsible for arranging such access rights. Our responsibility is to give you a virtual UK presence and access onto the internet in the UK. We have no control over global data links yet we always monitor your UKsofa’s connectivity to our UK Internet Service Provider (ISP) on a continuous 24/7 basis, thus minimising any downtime to your service.
Your billing address will be the delivery address you provide on your order request yet you may elect to provide us with a separate UK billing address.
Bills will be sent by e-mail to the e-mail address you shall provide.
UKSofa works across the EU, in America and many other countries, yet may not work in countries (such as Russia or China) where local regulations restrict internet connectivity.