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TunnelBear VPN is a Canadian based VPN service noted for its ease of use and simple client installation. They provide both a free and paid VPN service, but what is unusual is that the free service is for the most part similar to the paid service except for a 500 megabyte monthly data allowance. The only other significant differences are first, users of the free service do not have access to the Australian based servers of the TunnelBear network and second you can only have one device connected to the VPN at any one time. If you only want to use a VPN to protect public wi-fi connections or for casual use when travelling, this a great choice. Read full review
CyberGhost VPN is another commercial VPN provider that offers a free as well as a paid service. The free service based in Romania is notable in that it has no fixed data allowance limit and no deliberate throttling of download speed. That sounds great but the reality is not quite so rosy. CyberGhost limits the free service to servers in 15 countries as opposed to 31 for the paid service. The countries where there are no free servers include Canada, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore. Furthermore at busy times users may have to queue to get access to the free servers and are disconnected after three hours or when they exceed certain data transfer limits. Once disconnected you will need to queue for a server again. Those inconveniences aside this is an excellent choice for those who don't want to be limited by the tiny monthly data allowances imposed by most free VPN services and can live with the inconvenience of being disconnected every three hours. Read full review
SurfEasy VPN is a Canadian based VPN service that started up in 2011 and is now owned by the folks from Opera Software, the company behind the Opera browser. Like most products reviewed here they provide both a free and paid service. The free service is data capped to 500MB per month and does not have the browser anti-tracking capabilities of the paid service but is not otherwise limited. The SurfEasy VPN network covers 13 countries including USA, Canada, the UK, Australia. The network speed was disappointingly slow but otherwise this is a solid service from a reputable company and can be recommended for casual users who can live with the 500MB monthly data limit.
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