TunnelBear VPN puts a friendly face on security, helping you protect your privacy via a bear-themed private network.
Free 500MB per month: A free TunnelBear VPN account gives you 500MB of data each month. (To get an additional 1GB per month for free, tap the hamburger menu, then Free Data, and tweet to TunnelBear.) Pay $6.99 per month or $49.99 per year to get unlimited data. Whether you have a free or paid account, you can connect as many as five devices (via Android, iOS, Windows, OS X, and browsers) through one account. TunnelBear says it doesn't throttle throughput on free accounts.
Join here; emerge elsewhere: To get around georestrictions, TunnelBear offers 20 regions to tunnel to: Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States, and United Kingdom. All are available to both free and paid users; Australia and India are part of a subscription. If you find you are still being blocked using the regular app, the company's GhostBear VPN option can scramble your communications, making VPN data packets harder to detect.
Small hit on speed: In informal tests on Wi-Fi and cellular networks, TunnelBear's VPN had a slight hit on throughput, but we didn't notice an impact when we streamed media.
Security: TunnelBear uses OpenVPN -- an open-source, widely used VPN application -- and AES-256 encryption to keep a secure connection.
A welcoming face on a cryptic technology: Veering away for the trend toward stodgy security apps, TunnelBear embraces a friendly bear motif -- its app and website are filled with cartoon bears and bear puns.
A bit twee: If you like your apps to be businesslike, TunnelBear might not be button-down enough for you, with its playful animations and growling bears. If you don't mind a bad bear pun, the app measures up.
If you can bear its cartoonish nature, TunnelBear VPN is an excellent choice for securing your Internet travels and skirting filtering and georestrictions.
From TunnelBear, Inc.:
Rawwr. TunnelBear for Android unblocks your favorite censored or blocked websites, keeps your physical location (IP Address) private and secures your browsing on public Wi-Fi with strong encryption. Features. Unblock your favorite websites from anywhere in the world. Keep your IP Address and location private from websites and online trackers. Visualize your Bear "tunneling" your data from one country to another. Safely use public Wifi. Friendly customer support. An incredibly simple VPN app for your Android phone or tabletTunnelBear VPN is your digital companion on an increasingly fenced and monitored Internet. What are the world's best news sites saying about TunnelBear? "One of our favorite VPN services. "-Lifehacker"I have been impressed by its ease of use. " -Forbes"The easiest VPN programs I've ever used. " - TNW"TunnelBear is more consumer-friendly, with a very-easy-to-configure interface. "-Macworld"All you have to do is turn the knob" -Wall Street Journal"A most useful mammal. "-Yahoo News.
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