What Is A VPN?

A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is a tool that secures your data, protects your privacy, and allows you to use the internet without any restrictions.

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VPNs Give You Safety, Privacy, And Freedom Online

Protect Your identity

PIA VPN will hide your true IP address and assign you a new one each time you connect. This way, your identity is always protected and nobody can track you online.

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Secure Your Data

When you connect to the internet through PIA VPN, your data — like passwords, emails, and photos — is encrypted and kept safe from prying eyes and cybercriminals.

Access Your Content

With a global network of sophisticated, next-gen servers, PIA VPN allows you to connect to the internet using a server in any location of your choice — wherever you are in the world.

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Simple Setup

Step 1

Purchase your plan

Step 2

Download the app

Step 3

Turn on PIA VPN

How Does a VPN Work?

PIA VPN acts like a buffer between your device and the websites or applications you connect to.

  • An extra layer of protection
  • Internet traffic is encrypted
  • IP address is concealed
  • Cannot be tracked
  • Choose server location
  • Access your favorite content
  • No extra protection
  • Internet traffic is unencrypted
  • IP address is exposed
  • Can easily be tracked
  • Geographic location exposed
  • Content may be blocked or censored
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Why Choose PIA VPN?


Strict no-logs policy so you’re totally anonymous all the time


Trusted open-source VPN protocols for full transparency


10+ years of expertise as the world’s leading VPN


24/7 live customer support for all your needs


A global network of world-class servers for the fastest speeds


One subscription covers 10 devices simultaneously

Powerful Protocols And Encryption Options 

A VPN protocol is essentially a set of connectivity instructions and encryption standards. Some protocols are optimized for faster speeds, and others for enhanced security — but PIA offers plenty of customization options for users looking to explore beyond the default configuration.

With industry-standard VPN protocols like IKEv2, IPsec, and PPTP, as well as cutting-edge open-source protocols like OpenVPN and WireGuard, PIA is configurable for every level of user.

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Choose The Plan That's Right For You    

1 Month


$9.95 per month

1 Year


$119.40 $39.95 per year

All amounts are shown in USD, and any discounts reflect a reduction based on the current monthly service pricing at $9.95 per month.

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Want To Know More?

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) masks your IP address and encrypts your internet traffic so all your online activities are secure and untraceable. A VPN gives you full privacy and anonymity with everything you do online — like sending emails, shopping, or banking. Without a VPN, using an unsecured Wi-Fi network means you could be exposing your private data like passwords, logins, banking information, photos, and other internet traffic. 

Not all VPN services ensure user privacy, but PIA does. PIA stands apart from other VPN providers with our strict no-logs policy which offers clients a complete solution for anonymity and safety. Our software never records or stores any user data so you’ll never be tracked while using PIA.

Some of the most popular determining factors when choosing a VPN are privacy, security, and access to restricted content. PIA has a strict no-logs policy, so we never collect any of our users’ data. We use the latest encryption standards and protocols for maximum security. PIA also allows users to unblock content on all major streaming services.

Yes. VPNs are legal in most countries worldwide. Using a VPN like PIA and having online anonymity is your right. However, China, Russia, Belarus, North Korea, and some other authoritarian governments only allow citizens to use state-approved VPN services.

Yes. Your phone stores some of your most sensitive information like emails, texts, photos, banking details, passwords, and more. Use a reliable VPN service that encrypts your data and doesn't record your activity to make sure your information stays safe and doesn't end up in the wrong hands.

PIA offers one of the best connection speeds out of any VPN provider thanks to our huge network of world-class servers all across the globe. If you feel like your connection isn't strong enough, you might be on a crowded server. Switching servers is easy and only takes a few seconds.

PIA accepts all major credit cards, Paypal and Amazon Pay as well as more anonymous payment methods like cryptocurrencies (including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitpay, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash) and third-party gift cards (Starbucks, Walmart, Best Buy, and many more). If you want to pay for your PIA VPN subscription with gift cards, click here to get started.

Click here to redeem your PIA gift card.

Still Not Convinced? Try PIA Risk-Free

You’re covered by our 30-day money-back guarantee. If you’re not satisfied, get a refund.

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Disclaimer: Per our Terms and Conditions, using PIA VPN for illegal purposes is not encouraged.