Users are using VPNs in large numbers for obvious reasons. VPN apps are getting popularity and downloads in the last few years. The downloads of VPN apps on play store are increasing sharply. VPNs are the Virtual private networks that add an extra layer of security to your browsing. It masks your IP address and givess your network a boost. In this article, we have tested some of the best free VPN apps for android users.
Free VPN Apps
Hotspot Shield is downloaded more than 100M+ on play store also has a rating of 4.1 stars. The free tier of the app offers 500MB of daily data allowance for surfing. Hotspot Shield app works well with geo-restricted content. You can choose a premium plan and get access to browse the web anonymously. The cons of using this, it needs credit card information to sign up and offers you a 7-day free trial.
Hotspot Shield servers do not store the log information or any other from your browsing. The VPN is supported on Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS and available to download. The freemium version of apps serve ads in-app. With the premium plan of Hotspot Shield, you can link up to 5 devices using an account.
Proton VPN is another mostly used and rated service with freemium. It also offers premium plans with extra features. It offers unlimited data allowance every month. Any VPN with a freemium model does not offer unlimited data for usage without restrictions.
The premium plan offers support of 10 devices with IP protection. It offers some advance and unique features as compare to others. The features include Kill switch, DNS leak protection with Swiss privacy laws, and Tor over VPN. Sign up for proton VPN only needs and e-mail address with no payment information. The free version of Proton VPN has no ads.
3. TunnelBear Free VPN
The app has over 5000 plus servers with maximum support of 5 devices with a premium plan. Sign up for the app not needs your name or e-mail address. The Tunnel Bear VPN service stores number of sessions you have made using service. If you want more data with more features you can go for a premium plan of $4.99 per month.
Nord VPN is most rated with over 10 million-plus downloads on play store. I like the extra layer security it offers called ‘Double VPN’ technology. It passes your network request through two servers and route request to mask your information.
Nord VPN has a strict log policy with no tracking of user sessions. The app has a feature to add a custom DNS server and config TCP over UDP. Nord VPN is available on Windows, Linux, Mac, Android, and iOS. The VPN service supports a maximum number of 6 devices.
Thunder VPN is another best free VPN for android. The freemium of Thunder VPN offers unlimited bandwidth. It do not keep any log data or tracking data of users.
You do also not need to sign up to use this VPN service. Thunder VPN has a VIP premium plan which offers fast servers with no ads and worldwide location.
From the above list of five best free VPN apps available on play store. We highly recommend to go with Hotspot Shield or Thunder VPN. If you really need to bump out of usage restrictions, then loose your pockets and get a premium of any of them.