“Free VPN” is now an integrated feature of Opera’s stable desktop browsers.. Despite its nomenclature, however, this feature is really a proxy service rather than a true VPN. A true VPN encrypts your entire internet connection, while Opera’s “Free VPN” only encrypts the data from your browser. Using this “VPN” does not protect your BitTorrent downloads or other internet activity outside the Opera browser.
- It’s 100% free which is all our favorite price!
- No data limits is hard to argue with when you ares not paying for the service
- Pretty darn fast for a free service – it even beats some paid-for VPNs
- 5 server locations in useful places but not the UK
- Ad-blocking on mobile devices
Hotspot Shield Elite is a premium VPN service that exists alongside Hotspot Shield’s free VPN. The premium VPN is a fast service that is great for unblocking censored content or geo-restricted websites. It even unblocks US Netflix! Sadly the VPN is still not the best for privacy, but for streaming, it is truly superb.
- Seven-day free trial
- Additional browser extension for Chrome and Firefox
- Easy-to-use app
- Fast connection speeds
- Free version available
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