Good Free VPN - Is there such a thing?

Discussion in 'VPN and Privacy' started by Smith83, Jul 13, 2016.

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Good Free VPN - Is there such a thing?

  1. Yes

    24 vote(s)
    49.0%
  2. No

    25 vote(s)
    51.0%
  1. Jake Miguel

    Jake Miguel Level 2

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    Its better to have one paid vpn service then to go for free ones. Free one does not offer that much anonymity or security.
     
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  2. Crypto

    Crypto Level 2

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    Crypto Storm which provides a fully anonymous way of using it (tokens) and doesn't collect any data such as emails, passwords, names, etc. has a free version called Crypto Free which offers the same benefits at a data-cap though. Including it doesn't log anything when in use.
     
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  3. Andrew999

    Andrew999 Level 20

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    I highly recommend ProtonVPN: Secure and Free VPN service for protecting your privacy which is made by the creators of ProtonMail if you have ever heard of them. Also Windscribe is pretty good too, they have 50 GB free promo code if you google for it, I also think it is on the MalwareTips giveaways somewhere. It also has more servers than ProtonVPN but in my opinion is less secure than ProtonVPN. Proton VPN has unlimited usage too, but only 3 locations at the moment. USA, Japan, Netherlands. I am using ProtonVPN at the moment.
     
  4. Trickster

    Trickster Level 14

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    Windscribe has a free 50 gb a month lifetime offer and imho the best free one out there you also have vpn gate which is develloped by a japanese university. The connections are not always the fastest but they do a good job. Logging is minimal in this one.
     
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  5. Deletedmessiah

    Deletedmessiah Level 15

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    I've used and liked Windscribe and ProtonVPN free versions.
     
  6. Erika

    Erika Level 1

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    Well, I do not suggest to use free VPN. I didn't trust on free VPN. I was also had betternet but that was limited. Anyhow there are many good free VPNs are available in the market Use TunnelBear it give 500MB free data usage.
     
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  7. Jake Miguel

    Jake Miguel Level 2

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    And If you tweet about them, addtional 500 mb.
     
  8. frogboy

    frogboy Level 61
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    I have Windscribe VPN sort of free for 50 Gigs a month and am very happy with it since I found out it works with Netflix USA. Awsome. :love:(y)
     
  9. Jake Miguel

    Jake Miguel Level 2

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    No way! it does???? :eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
  10. frogboy

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    #70 frogboy, Oct 26, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2017
    Yes it sure does just install the browser addon extention for Chrome or Firefox and all is ggod for Netflix USA just browse to Windflix and connect and you should be good to go. :cool:(y)
     
  11. daljeet

    daljeet Level 5

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    500mb is not enough for me
    Yes, free VPN is good if it's windscribe or protonvpn otherwise I'm not sure.
     
  12. Jake Miguel

    Jake Miguel Level 2

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    I am definitely doing this now. Thanks @frogboy
     
  13. browneylad

    browneylad Level 2

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    I voted no but I am impressed with Protonvpns free plan. Windscribe give generous data allowance but surely they have some way of making this free tire expense work? Despite living in a country where (mostly illegal, movie streaming & torrent) websites are blocked almost daily I've never used Tor(cheapest solution perhaps). Paid for a vpn.
     
  14. zzz00m

    zzz00m Level 3

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    Great for you! But I have Windscribe Pro and have to shut it down to use Netflix USA from the USA...
     
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  15. frogboy

    frogboy Level 61
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    Try leaving Windscrbe running and add the browser extentionfir Chrome or Firefow and navigate through the ext to Windflix and it should work. :)
     
  16. browneylad

    browneylad Level 2

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    Zenmate have changed somewhat now. Logged in today & found only 1 free server available now. There was definitely several before.
     
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  17. zzz00m

    zzz00m Level 3

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    Thanks, good to know! Never payed any attention to the Windflix extension before. Just running the VPN app on my desktop. Thought it odd that Netflix detected the VPN.

    Normally watch Netflix in living room on set top appliance. No VPN there, or on the router, so no worries. But I do understand the need to bypass international limitations! (y)
     
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  18. NormanF

    NormanF Level 1

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    No. Free VPNs either sell user data to third parties, monetize user data themselves and can host malware. All those servers, bandwidth and skilled people to run and maintain them have to be paid. The math just doesn't work where free VPNs are involved. Legitimate VPNs are either freemium or paid. That's the way it is in the privacy business.
     
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  19. Lightning_Brian

    Lightning_Brian Level 8

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    @frogboy Indeed!! Another nice perk!! I enjoy Windscribe and have been using it for years. Well rounded!

    @Trickster Couldn't agree more! Logging is next to none - I don't believe they do any logging. Kim Komando who is a well known Radio personality in the USA talks about free VPNs here: Best VPN services of 2017 | One Page

    Windscribe is one of the few that she fully trusts with her data as with many others.

    Glad to see other fellow Windscribe users!
     
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  20. boredog

    boredog Level 8

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    For Netflix I had to many problems logging into their website with VPN off and so they had me install their app on my home PC and that works great. I have not tried connecting with AirVpn in a while. Even though AirVPN is paid, it sometimes has problems connecting. I will give Winscribe a try at the end of this month.
     
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