What’s the difference between a Free and a Paid vpn?


Free VPN

  • Unstable connections and slow speeds
  • Sell your information to 3rd party advertisers
  • Insert java or scripts into your computer for advertising
  • Often ban HTTPS browsing
  • Use basic insecure protocols
  • No customer support

Paid VPN

  • Premium Customer Service
  • Large number of servers in multiple locations
  • More Bandwidth
  • Multi-device use
  • High level encryption
  • Stable and fast Connections

Things to consider when deciding free vs paid VPN:

A VPN costs money to run. Having servers in multiple countries running constantly is costly. So consider this, if they aren’t charging you to use their servers, how are they paying for it?


Selling Your Bandwidth

When connecting to some VPN service providers, they will actually use your computer to serve others bandwidth. This will slow down your machine because your bandwidth and processors are actually being used by someone else. Additionally, if someone is using your computer for nefarious activities you could be held legally liable for the content of their browsing.

Collect Data

Collects Data Logs

Some companies will collect data logs on your browsing, app usage, things you buy online etc and use it to their own benefit or sell it to companies who use it for advertising purposes.

Show Ads

Show Ads

Some providers will modify the VPN code to show ads. Again they monitor your use so the ads are targeted specifically to your browsing. However, sometimes the code can be very close to malware which can be very difficult to remove from your computer without doing a full wipe to clean it.

Monitor Activity

Monitors Your Activity

Disreputable companies can pose as a free VPN, this would allow them to monitor all of your activity and quite possibly gain access to your user accounts, bank information etc

With Private Internet Access, here’s what you can expect:

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3283+ Servers

24/7/365 customer support

No Logging ever

Simultaneous connection for up to 5 devices

Unlimited Bandwidth

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6 months

* any discounts reflect a reduction based on the current monthly service pricing at $6.95 per month

VPN Features

Secure VPN Account
Encrypted WiFi
P2P Support
PPTP, OpenVPN and L2TP/IPSec
5 devices simultaneously
Block ads, trackers, and malware
Multiple VPN Gateways
Unlimited Bandwidth
SOCKS5 Proxy Included
No traffic logs
Instant Setup
Easy to use

3283+ Servers in 24 Countries

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