Top 10 best free VPN Sevices of 2019 – Online pirates and hackers used to be the ones who would be known to use VPNs. Now that we know how easy it is to infringe upon our privacy, more and more users are using VPNs even for general browsing. Other uses may include browsing geo-locked websites and anonymous Torrenting and file sharing.
The problem is most VPN services charge a monthly subscription fee that a lot of us can’t afford to pay. That’s why we need to thank our lucky stars for the near socialism of the internet. There’s always a free counterpart to every premium or paid software. VPNs are not an exception to this rule. That’s why we’ve decided to compile this list of the best free VPNs of 2019.
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Hotspot Shield Free VPN is one of the best free VPNs out on the market. It’s a cross-platform service that has apps for Windows, Android, and iOS. With the free version, it limits your choice of which countries you can tunnel from. Free users are also limited to a 500mb daily data allowance. Hotspot Shield is security orientated, Support is excellent too, so if you’re worried about your privacy, you should take VPN service into consideration.
Another great cross-platform VPN service is Tunnel Bear. Currently owned by McAfee. It also allows users a daily stipend of 500MB. Tunnel Bear has over 1000 servers located in over 20 different spots. We highly recommend it. Check for its mobile version available on android.
Unlike other VPNs on this list, WindScribe only gives you access to 2GB per month. If you provide them with your email address, they give you an additional 8GB which makes it a monthly total of 10GB. Although it doesn’t give you as much free data as other services, it’s faster. WindScribe also works on Android phones, so it isn’t just (one of) the best VPN for Windows, it’s (one of) the best VPN for Android.
It also has versions for Linux, Mac and Amazon Fire TV. In addition to all of this, it also has a firewall as well as an ad blocker. You can opt for more free GB of data by allowing windscribe to use your computer for mining cryptocurrency. This feature is completely optional and you can adjust the power drawn amount.
If you’re looking for VPN who’s chief niche is performance over generosity, you’ve found one of the best free VPN. Speedify ensures this by bonding ethernet, Wi-Fi and LTE connections. It also has a pretty good geographic range. When users sign up for a free account, they get 4GB for the first month which then drops to 1GB for every other month.
It’s not much but we still recommend this service, if you’re looking for quick browsing while you keep your identity anonymous. This also have a great option to Combine Multiple Internet Connections if you opted for paid version.
What makes ProtonVPN stand out is it has no monthly data limits. There’s a catch (two in fact). Free users are only allowed to install a client on one device and they only have three locations to choose from. It’s also pretty slow for free users, as paid subscribers are prioritized. Either way, the client is available for Android, Mac, iOS, Windows etc. It comes highly recommended despite its cons.
Hide.Me’s primary concern is your privacy and that’s why it has landed itself on our list of the best free VPNs. Although it’s strong on privacy, it only offers free users 2 GB per month. Another good thing about Hide.Me is it doesn’t throttle your speeds or add any intrusive advertising. However, you can only connect a maximum of one device and you’re limited to tunneling from only three locations, Singapore, Canada, and the Netherlands.
Hide.Me has cross-platform clients that range from Windows to iOS. It’s another great alternative. If you opt for a premium version you can have an access to 55 locations in 34 countries, including Asia, Europe & USA including a lot of features.
SurfEasy is essentially the Opera browser’s VPN service. It’s brought to you by the same people that you brought you Opera. Like most VPNs, there are free and paid plans. The free plan only allows a 500 MB monthly stipend. That isn’t much, is it? SurfEasy makes this up by allowing users to connect a maximum of five devices. Free users get a choice of over 1000 servers across 25 countries.
It has a very user-friendly and easy to use client for Windows. It comes bundled with Opera browser. If you’re using it from Opera you’re not subject to any of the data restrictions. We highly recommend that you at least use Opera as a browser.
If you’re looking for a great free VPN for Windows that’s focused on protecting your privacy and identity, PrivateTunnel is here to scratch that itch. It’s very simple to use and supports a wide range of platforms. It doesn’t limit your speed or access as a free user but instead, it gives you 200mb of total non-expiring data.
If you spend your data, you can then opt to purchase more. So it fits into the category of trialware than it does in the category of freeware. Users may find this off-putting but it’s still a very unique business model.
BetterNet is a relatively young VPN client. Unlike most of the other VPN services on this list, it’s completely free. There are no paid versions of it. It has sturdy security and privacy options. Betternet does not store or collect logs or any of its user’s data. The application is also very simple. Betternet can be slow at time and it doesn’t really work with Netflix.
It’s also too slow for downloads or torrents. Another issue is they sell ads. Other than that, if you’re looking for a client and application that will secure your internet activity, look no further than BetterNet VPN.
Free Lan is another completely free VPN service and application. It offers full mesh peer-to-peer VPN. This makes it more stable. What makes FreeLan even more appealing is how customizable it is in terms of connections. The problem is that FreeLan isn’t very user-friendly.
You’ll need to take the time to learn how it works. It’s available for Linux, Windows, and macOS. It’s definitely one of the best free VPNs out there.
Once again, your security is important to us. I hope you scan through this list and weigh your options. You might actually find that you’re better off purchasing a premium plan but if money is tight, this list should guide you to the best free VPNs that an empty wallet can afford. If you’ve found this article to be useful, please share it with your friends. If you’d like to make your own recommendations or point out any blind spots on our side, please do not hesitate to comment below. As always, thank you for reading.
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