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Hotspot Shield Free VPN | Best VPN to Unblock Sites, WiFi Security & Privacy

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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 15 votes out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    183,441
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 08, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available

Editors' Note: The download button opens the iTunes App Store, where you may continue the download process. You must have iTunes installed with an active iTunes account in order to download and install the software. This download may not be available in some countries.

Editors' Review

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Hotspot Shield VPN for iPhone allows you to protect your privacy, regardless of where you are or what network you're using, and it allows you to visit blocked sites as well. With this app on your phone, you'll never have to worry about carrying out sensitive transactions in public, and you can switch protection on and off with ease.

Pros

Location options: Through this app, you can choose to connect through several different countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Indonesia, Australia, Denmark, Canada, Hong Kong, and China. To select a location, just swipe through the options, and then tap the one you want. And you can change location at any time through the app's main interface as well.

Essential functions: You can also turn protection on and off directly from the main interface. This is a straightforward process, and it allows you to restore protection with the flip of a switch, just as quickly as you turned it off.

Cons

Some slow connections: While some of the country options provided good connection speeds, this was not true of all of them. In fact, we had little to no success connecting, using China and Denmark.

Bottom Line

Hotspot Shield VPN for iPhone is a convenient and easy-to-use tool to help you stay protected when you're online on your phone. With several effective options for connection countries and a clear interface, this app is a good choice for users of all experience levels. The app itself is free, and you can try out all features for seven days at no charge.

 
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4 stars

"the best of whats available"

March 31, 2016  |  By RobC12345

2016-03-31 12:56:28  |  By RobC12345

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield Free VPN | Best VPN to Unblock Sites, WiFi Security & Privacy 3.2.0

Pros

Easy to use. Decent customer service, they refunded my elite subscription because i could no longer use the service to gain access to HULU. More reliable than any others i have tried so far. They make it easy to see that you are in fact connected to the VPN with their tray icon.

Cons

This program auto updates whether you like it or not. This means that the program starts downloading the update without your permission and then once the update is installed - the VPN automatically enables, instantly slowing your internet or even interrupting your connection.

I was on a Skype call from overseas when this happened. Internet dropped off, took me a minute or two to figure out what was going on. I am in Afghanistan, i think the satellite service provider must have caught on that we were using a VPN because now when i try to connect it sits there and spins like its trying to connect for minutes but never actually does. I think they may have blocked it somehow. Also, HULU doesn't allow use of VPN's anymore so if you are in Iraq or Afghanistan and the provider doesn't allow for use of HULU then you are SOL.

Summary

I have yet to find a truly good VPN program. I have tried many, i guess this would be considered the best option of all of them - even though its not working right now.

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1 stars

"ripped off!"

December 19, 2015  |  By solar778

2015-12-19 01:52:22  |  By solar778

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield Free VPN | Best VPN to Unblock Sites, WiFi Security & Privacy 3.2.0

Pros

slow, but worked.

Cons

Watch out consumers! This company, Hotspot shield has been charging double amount for my subscription. I have subscribed for 1 year, $29.99. Yet, they automatically charged me monthly subscription fee of $11.99 for last 5 months till I noticed.!!

Summary



Updated on Dec 19, 2015

Watch out consumers! This company, Hotspot shield has been charging double amount for my subscription. I have subscribed for 1 year, $29.99. Yet, they automatically charged me monthly subscription fee of $11.99 for last 5 months till I noticed.!!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.2.0
* Visual improvements* Faster connection and increased reliability
General
Publisher AnchorFree
Publisher web site http://anchorfree.com
Release Date October 28, 2011
Date Added June 08, 2015
Version 3.2.0
Category
Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Calendar & Time Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with iPod Touch (3rd generation or later, iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4, iPad. iTunes account required.
Download Information
File Size 10.96MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 183,441
Downloads Last Week 712
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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