Top 10 Free VPNs That You Can Use

A free VPN may seem appealing at first. However, a VPN service is an excellent way to stay safer and more secure online, unlock blocked apps, and circumvent geo-restrictions.

But it's worth exercising some caution, too. There are hundreds of free VPNs out there on the web and in your app store and the vast majority just aren't very good. In fact, it goes beyond that, with some of the dodgier free apps bombarding you with unwanted ads, functioning poorly and even selling your data.

Regardless, if you are just looking for a bit more security on your laptop or mobile when you're using public Wi-Fi, a free VPN is quite adequate.

In this post by REVIEW CABLE, you'll find our picks of the top free VPNs available to download today. We'll tell you which will keep your online activity anonymous without costing you a penny.

Let's start off with our list of the best free VPN downloads and then we'll get started with our list of the best paid-for VPN downloads. A paid-for version can cost as little as $1/£1 per month and offers much better performance and security.


1. ExpressVPN

We have reviewed more than two hundred VPN providers, both free and paid, and our top recommendation right now is ExpressVPN. Given the risks of using free VPNs, we think the price is absolutely worthwhile - plus, it comes with a no-questions-asked 30 day money back guarantee, too.


2. NordVPN

Chances are, even if you don't know a lot about virtual private networks you may have heard of NordVPN. It advertises on TV, sponsors sports teams and has been a leader in the market for over seven years. Nord doesn't quite lead the way right now but it's still a fantastic service and currently $3.31 USD per month.


3. Surfshark

Still too expensive? Then look no further than Surfshark. From just $2.21 USD per month it's a fantastic, premium option that's unbelievably simple to use. It offers most of the same features as the other top services, just for less money.


4. PureVPN

Honestly, PureVPN isn't as good as the brilliant VPNs above, but it's still head and shoulders above the freebies and the price is extremely cheap.




5. ProtonVPN

ProtonVPN is our current pick of the best free VPN. While the stand-out feature is undeniably that it offers zero limits on the amount of data you can use with your VPN uses, there's plenty more to admire outside that alone.


6. Hotspot Shield Free VPN

The premium version of Hotspot Shield takes its place among the top paid-for services on the web, so it's little surprise that its free option is so popular. 

Those on the free plan are limited to 500MB of data per day (so around 15GB per month). That may sound restrictive, but compared to one or two on this list, it's actually one of the more generous limits (although, of course, not a patch on the unlimited data you get with paid-for services).


7. Windscribe

The folk at Windscribe are vigorously and vocally proud of their free VPN offering... and why shouldn't they be! It's a really strong option thanks to its generous data allowance and commitment to protecting your privacy.


8. TunnelBear

TunnelBear might have something of a cutesy design, but it's a serious free option, especially after its acquisition by security giant, McAfee. There are free and paid-for subscriptions to choose from.


9. Speedify

Speedify, as the name suggests, has one main aim as a free VPN provider: to ensure that while you benefit from encryption, your internet connection remains as speedy as possible. To that end, this provider will make use of all available internet connections to get the best possible performance, potentially combining, say, an Ethernet connection (fixed broadband) with a tethered mobile connection. 


10. offers both paid and free VPN products, with the latter giving you 10GB of data per month to play with. There are other limits too: you can only connect a maximum of one device, and are limited to five server locations (including the US and a Canada VPN) rather than the 50+ locations paying subscribers get.


Please, Let us know what your favorite VPN is in the comments section...