Internet Security and Privacy is becoming a more sensitive topic with every passing day. Given that almost everyone has a smartphone and almost everyone transacts online frequently, it is something that has to be dealt with at most care. VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a technology that let you add an extra layer of security while you surf the internet without having to compromise your personal data, especially when you are connecting to the internet via a public WiFi network.
VPN also enables you to access digital content hosted online that are locked to a particular geographical area. For example, Netflix was (and still is) not available in many countries. But many people from these countries access Netflix through a VPN bu spoofing their location, making Netflix Servers think that they are accessing Netflix from a supported country. Do keep in mind that this is not just limited to Netflix, the possibilities are endless. Today, we present you the top 5 free VPN apps available right now.
SurfEasy is a fairly popular Android VPN app owned by Opera. In addition to VPN, it also provides an option to virtually change your location to US, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Australia and much more. The app initially offers 500 MB of free usage but the good thing is you can earn more free usage by completing tasks such as confirming your email address, rating the app on Google Play Store, inviting friends through a referral link, etc. The Premium subscription plans start at $2.99/month.
TunnelBear is one among the highest rated VPN apps available on the Google Play Store right now. The app is well designed and provides options t change your virtual location to countries like UK, US, Greece, Sweden, Spain and much more. The app initially offers only 500 MB of free usage per month but the good thing is you can extend it up to 1 GB by tweeting about the app. The premium subscription plans start at $6.99/month.
Rocket VPN is one among the really good looking VPN apps available on the Google Play Store. One of the unique features of this VPN app is that it comes with a built in browser which can be used to securely connect to the internet even without having to turn on the VPN. As with the other VPN apps, this app also offers options to change your virtual location to different countries. The premium subscription plans start at $2.99/month.
Free VPN Proxy & WiFi Privacy
Free VPN Proxy & WiFi Privacy is a completely free VPN app for Android. There are no restrictions on the usage of the app and it depends on ads for generating revenue. The app provides options to get a notification when you connect to an unprotected WiFi network, pause the VPN when the phone goes to sleep among others. Oh, and there is a cool Dark theme if you are into that kinda stuff. I am still a bit curious about how this app offers unlimited usage (albeit, it is ad supported)!
VPN for Privacy VyprVPN
VPN for Privacy VyprVPN is definitely one of the most advanced VPN apps available on the Google Play Store. The app offers are a really wide range of virtual locations and the ping value for each location is neatly displayed so that you can choose the one that’s fastest. There are options to block specific web elements, have two simultaneous VPN connections and much more! Do check this one out.
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What is your favorite?
If you do not have the habit of using VPN apps, it is high time you start using them at least when you connect to a public WiFi network. If you are already using one, what is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!