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Private Tunnel VPN - Fast & Secure Cloud VPN for Android

By OpenVPN Technologies Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

shelbybrown Jun 24, 2016

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


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.


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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.0.5

Changes from 3.0.4 to 3.0.5:

* (hotfix) updated proxy-list bundle to fix "cannot login" issues

* refactor of PT adaptive logic

* added PT cancel login

* changed PT icon

* Removed reconnect when changing timeout

* Bug fixes for UI, logs, shortcuts, timeouts and certificate revoke

Changes from 3.0.3 to 3.0.4:

* OBFS fix

* added pause/resume and clear logs feature

* added do not log out on back button feature

* new app icon


Release November 12, 2018
Date Added November 12, 2018
Version 3.0.5

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None


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Developer's Description


Private Tunnel is the official VPN application for Android developed by OpenVPN, Inc.

Most of the commercial VPNs on the market actually use OpenVPN as the core protocol of their service. Private Tunnel is the only VPN service that is created, developed, and maintained by OpenVPN Inc. itself!

Whether you want to set up VPN for a small office, protect your home Wi-Fi, connect via a public internet hotspot, unblock geo-restricted websites via proxy, or use your mobile device on the road, Private Tunnel uses cutting-edge technology to ensure your privacy and safety.

Private Tunnel secures and protects your path across the internet and works seamlessly across all devices, no matter what your bandwidth is.

Connect your world securely! We offer a 7-day FREE trial for all new accounts!


> Most Trusted VPN on the Market

The only official VPN client created and maintained by OpenVPN Inc., used by over 50 million individuals and businesses worldwide

> Fast & Secure Connection

Top enterprise-grade traffic encryption to keep your Internet access fast, safe and secure, and block online threats when connecting via Wi-Fi and hotspots

> Free Trial for 7 Days

Private Tunnel comes with a free 7-day free trial with no obligation to buy - simply register and start enjoying private and secure Internet access for free

> Private Access from Anywhere

Connect to our vpn servers around the world and keep your IP address anonymous.

> Unlimited Data, No Ads

Private Tunnel has no ads, ever. There is no throttling, ensuring fast connection with unlimited bandwidth for up to 3 connected devices simultaneously

> 24/7 Support

We offer 24/7 email support, live web chat support and ticketing support to resolve any question you might have in the shortest time possible


You would need a Private Tunnel subscription to use the services. If you already have a Private Tunnel subscription, simply enter your credentials. If you do not have a subscription yet, you can easily sign up for a 7-day free trial.

You can sign up for Fixed or Flexible accounts:

Flexible subscription allows the account owner to add Users and Groups to the account. Added users receive their own login credentials and have unlimited access to the VPN servers - perfect solution for your office, family, or group of friends!

Fixed subscription provides 3 concurrent connections = 3 devices with unlimited bandwidth and unlimited internet protection

Once you log in, simply choose the vpn server you want to connect to and begin enjoying full internet access security and privacy immediately!


Creates VPN tunnels encrypted with AES-256-CBC, top enterprise-grade encryption cipher. Data sent through the tunnel is 100% secure

Encrypt traffic over public Wi-Fi and hotspots, protect connection against hackers and sniffers

Unblock geo-restricted websites via vpn - connect to one of our vpn servers around the world and retain full anonymity


OpenVPN Inc. is the industry leader in SSL VPN technologies and a trusted name in cyber security. Our award-winning open source VPN protocol has emerged to establish itself as a de-facto standard in the open source networking space. OpenVPN has been protecting identities and data while providing anonymity to internet users for over 15 years, allowing both individuals and organizations to establish and manage fast and secure VPN connections.