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Windscribe VPN for Android

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Editors' Review

shelbybrown Apr 9, 2018

If you're looking for a free VPN for Android that talks the privacy talk, check out Windscribe, which has a generous free option as well as affordable subscriptions.

Pros

A choice of generous free options: Download the Windscribe app, and get 2GB of data for free a month. If you sign up with an email address, you can bump that to 10GB a month. The downside: You have access to just 11 servers -- mainly in Europe -- and free servers are segregated from the paid ones, so you're sharing server resources with other freeloaders.

And affordable subscriptions: If you'd rather pay, an annual subscription is $49, and a monthly one goes for $9. By paying, you get access to subscriber-only servers and the ability to tweak OpenVPN config settings if you want to generate your own OpenVPN config file to use your own VPN client, such as the OpenVPN app. A subscription also gets you access to servers in 52 locations, ranging from Europe and North and South America to Asia. And you can install on unlimited devices as long as you don't share your account.

Logging policy: The company said it doesn't keep permanent logs, including for connections, IP timestamps, and activity. The independent VPN testing site That One Privacy Site gives the service solid scores for its logging policies and focus on security and privacy. (Be aware that using a VPN doesn't necessarily guarantee your Internet activities will stay hidden. Many dodgy VPN providers overpromise and underprotect. Be sure you pick a trustworthy VPN to secure your networking communications, bypass geoblocking, and dodge filtering and censorship.)

Protocols and encryption: The Windscribe VPN service uses 256-bit AES encryption and OpenVPN for Android devices.

Easy to use: The Windscribe app (which at the time of this review is in beta) gives you a quick view into available servers, which you tap to connect.

SEE: The 9 Best Paid and Free Android VPNs You Can Trust

Cons

App is limited: Windscribe's Android app is in beta and it doesn't offer a lot of configuration settings or options for server choices. The company says a new Android app, which is in the works, will expand VPN choices.

Bottom Line

Although its app is in beta at the time of this review, the Windscribe VPN provides an affordable method of staying secure and private on the Internet.


Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.14

Battery optimization, misc bug fixes

General

Release November 13, 2018
Date Added November 13, 2018
Version 1.14

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 4,077
Downloads Last Week 1
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Developer's Description

Windscribe VPN is a tool that secures Wifi and helps you safeguard your privacy online. Best part? It's absolutely free to use and offers up to 10GB of bandwidth per month! That's something you can actually use!

With Windscribe VPN, you'll never mess with confusing settings and option menus again; just turn it on once and forget about it.

Get up to 10GB of data per month for FREE, which you can use on your iPhone, iPad, Mac or Windows PC, or as a browser add-on for Chrome, Firefox and Opera. These VPN tools work together to block ads and trackers, and help you keep a low profile while browsing.

Free Features:

- Super easy to use, just turn it on with a single tap

- Encrypts all your data so nobody can spy on your Internet activities

- Strict no-logging policy

- Access to servers in 11 countries (Including US, Canada, UK and more)

Pro Features:

- Same as the free features, plus:

- Unlimited bandwidth

- Unlimited connections

- Servers in over 50 countries

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