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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.8.2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    6,889
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 17, 2017
  • Price:
    Free; Requires Android phone
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    13
  • Platform:
    Android

Editors' Review

Private Tunnel, from the makers of the open-source OpenVPN protocol, offers an affordable way to keep your Internet traffic safe and private.

Pros

Pay per byte: Private Tunnel embraces a different payment model than most other VPN services. Instead of subscribing for a period of time, you can purchase a set amount of transferred data: 20GB for $9.99 or 100GB for $19.99. The pay-as-you-go plans cover unlimited devices. A limitless data plan goes for $29.99 per year and includes 10 devices. To check out Private Tunnel, sign up for a new account to get a free 2GB trial.

Skirt regional limits: Private Tunnel offers a handful of exit nodes to get around georestrictions, including in Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States.

Small hit on speed: In informal tests on Wi-Fi and cellular networks, Private Tunnel barely took a hit on network performance, and media streamed without a noticeable hitch. If you do experience connection issues, you can can switch to another transport protocol that Private Tunnel handles: UDP for a faster connection, TCP for more stability, or a proxy if you are behind a firewall. By default, the VPN uses its adaptive setting, which attempts to connect using the UDP protocol first and then tries the others.

Security: As you'd expect from the group that worked on the OpenVPN protocol, that's what Private Tunnel uses to secure connections, with 256-bit AES to encrypt data.

Personal information: Private Tunnel says that the only data it collects is related to billing -- including date, time, and data usage -- and it does not share user data with third parties.

Cons

Limited number of exit nodes: Private Tunnel hits many major locations with its server nodes but lacks the expansive list of other VPN services.

Bottom Line

Private Tunnel finds a good balance between capabilities and price and should meet the needs of most anyone except those requiring an expansive list of exit nodes.

 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.8.2.0
Changelog for 2. 8. 2. 0 from 2. 8. 1. 0.deprecated remaining older APIs. modifications to proxy handling to improve connectivity. support for alternate obfs modeChangelog for 2. 8. 1. 0 from 2. 7. 0. 7. added support for notification messages during connection. added in-app notification list. support for PG member mode. fix for notify API URLChangelog for 2. 7. 0. 7 from 2. 7. 0. 5. fixes for api calls through proxy. fix for initial "network error" on login.
General
Publisher OpenVPN Technologies
Publisher web site http://openvpn.net/
Release Date February 17, 2017
Date Added February 17, 2017
Version 2.8.2.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Other
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None
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File Size Not Available
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 6,889
Downloads Last Week 13
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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