So I’m sure you’re wondering how the best VPN software can be free, right? Well here’s the catch – all VPN software is free. Ok, not all, but most. Some VPN services like to catch your eye with the word “FREE”, but the fact is that when you pay for a VPN service, you are paying for the service, not the software.
Your phone and computer will already come with VPN clients for PPTP and L2TP VPN. A very fast download, and entering your login credentials will get you access to these types of VPN servers. Is there a best choice between these two? Not really.
PPTP is faster because it uses less bandwidth. In most cases the difference in negligible, but sometimes PPTP is cheaper, which is an advantage. Either way, if privacy and security is not a concern, ie you want to stream foreign TV or unblock websites, then PPTP will be sufficient for your needs.
L2TP is an upgrade for iPhone and Android. One of the main reasons people use VPN software is to hide their IP address and protect their identity while surfing public wifi hotspots. If this is your reason for getting VPN software on your phone, then L2TP is the way to go. For Nokia phones, PPTP is still the best choice, but the VPN software will cost you 30 Euros.
OpenVPN is open source software so of course it’s free from a VPN service provider. This is the best VPN software for Mac, Windows, or Linux users who are looking for privacy and security on their computer. 128-bit or 256-bit SSL encryption, certificate and key verification, and other security protocols means that NO ONE can hack you, and your local ISP certainly won’t be able to keep records of your online activity. OpenVPN is the ultimate privacy tool. (PPTP is also an inexpensive option for computers)
Of course to get access to VPN servers, you’ll have to pay a monthly fee for the VPN service. There aren’t many ways to work around this. Some VPN services offer promotional deals or discounts for writing a review of their service on your blog, but there are usually many conditions to these ‘freebies’, and they’re temporary. For the long term VPN subscriber, it’s much more cost and time effective to get a reliable VPN service you can trust. I would suggest you choose a VPN service based on performance, not on price.
Personally, I’ve never had any bad experiences with this service, but they’ve received mixed reviews on various VPN review sites. I find their prices to be very inexpensive, and they offer a wide range of support (wider than most). Reliable VPN servers coupled with friendly customer support make for a great service. The only thing their missing is a monthly account option, but you can’t complain about that if you’re planning on using private surfing VPN services for the long run.
A very reliable name in the VPN service, they’ve got everything there. Rather than listing everything the offer here and confusing you, I can just recommend going to their site and consulting live support. Needless to say, you can’t go wrong with StrongVPN.
Funny name but a not so funny service – HMA is often the first choice of customers. They offer a very simple sign up process, and a extremely wide range of IP addresses spanning across 43 countries. They also offer free link cloaking, a web proxy, an open proxy list, and other free stuff. Perhaps the best thing is that you can try it for an entire month risk free (money back guarantee).