We’ve discussed before paid VPNs vs. free VPNs and we came to the conclusion that even if free VPN works well for you, you can never trust it with your data.
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Yet, with tens of paid VPN providers in the market, how can you decide which one best suits your needs? Here are our picks for the top 5 VPN services that offer the user a test drive.
Fairly new in the market, b.VPN however, has gained popularity, especially among users in China and the Middle East where Internet surveillance is at its worst; not just because of its high quality for reasonable prices (starting from $3/ mo for 1 year package) but because it offers a generous free VPN trial.
Free VPN trial is available as follows:
a. 1 hour daily for desktop (Windows & Mac), no credit card, no registration required just install the app and hit “Connect” button. But you should know that you can only try 7 servers: Japan, Germany, France, Netherlands, Ukraine, USA (California & New York)
b. 3 day fully featured for mobile devices (Android & iOS) registration required (just your email address). In this case you will get access to all servers at anytime and you can also use the same account to try the app on any other device of yours.
*3 day voucher is also available upon request, just contact their support team.
b.VPN accepts a variety of payment methods including Bitcoin, AliPay, WebMoney and PayPal
VyprVPN is a very well established VPN provider with an extended network of servers in more than 50 geographic locations but it’s one of the most expensive providers as well (prices start from $6.67/ mo for basic package billed annually).
To try VyprVPN, you need to choose VPN plan first, register for an account by providing your first and last name, your email address, country where you live and its postal code, choose whether you want to be charged on monthly or annual basis (monthly basis is much more expensive) and finally choose payment method whether it’s credit card, PayPal or AliPay and provide the payment method details. After 3 days you’ll have the choice whether to continue or not.
ibVPN is a very economic VPN provider that comes in 4 packages:
Ultimate VPN (VPN + SmartDNS + Proxy): $58/ year or $11/ month
Standard VPN: $37/ year or $5/ month
Torrent VPN: $37/ year or $5/ month
IBDNS: $37/ year or $5/ month
And it offers fully featured free VPN trial for 6 hours.
To start your free trial, you will be asked to sign up first using only your email address. Then install the VPN client on your device and insert your email address and password.
Although it doesn’t provide apps for other than Windows and relies on manual setup instead, Trust.Zone is a very prominent VPN provider due to the fact that relies on L2TP and OpenVPN protocols featuring 256-bit encryption and it allows the user up to 3 simultaneous connections.
Trus.Zone free trial is available for 3 days when you first sign up for an account. Still, you don’t get to access all servers and you’re only allowed 1 GB of data transfer.
The Czech based VPN provider comes in 3 plans; 3 Months, 6 Months and 12 Months prices start from $3.83/ mo. Privatoria free VPN trial is available as follows:
a. 7 days fully featured trial but you need to provide your PayPal account
b. 2 hours L2TP or OpenVPN manual setup and you just need to provide a username; no email required
Privatoria provides servers in 21 geographic locations and up to 5 simultaneous connections.
Is Money Back Enough?
We leave that to personal preference. However, we recommend that you take your time and test at least 2 services from the list above.