ANNUAL PRICE: 2.99 USD/mo
MONTHLY PRICE: 12.99 USD
Hotspot Shield is the largest VPN provider serving tens of millions of users and offering unlimited high-speed VPN service for free. Since the free version is limited to US servers and features ads, Hotspot Shield offers a premium subscription that gives access to a larger network of servers in 18 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Hotspot Shield has dedicated VPN software for Windows, Mac, iPhone, Android and even Windows Phone. The app allows users to split tunnel only selected websites via VPN while other browsing activities will continue using standard internet connection. In other words if you’d like to use VPN mainly to access geo-restricted content on YouTube, Neflix, Hulu, HBO, ESPN or Pandora, you can open those services with a certain browser that is setup to to re-route all data through VPN. Free Chrome VPN Proxy extension is very handy as well, but it’s leaking DNS data that doesn’t correspond to the server chosen.
More so, Hotspot Shield allows torrenting and keeps no user logs which is why no p2p file sharing can result in DMCA notices and/or user account termination. Since the company doesn’t track their users, they have no way of knowing who was involved in illegal activities.
In addition, Hotspot Shield recently released Kaboom messaging app similar to SnapChat. It allows you to share self-destructing text messages and photos on any social media platform like Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp or via SMS, email or direct linking. The best part is that the recipient does not need to have the app installed.
All in all, Hotspot Shield is an good choice for users who are planning on using OpenVPN or PPTP protocols to gain access to geo-restricted websites and protect their online activities on public WiFi or torrenting.
|Americas:||USA, United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico|
|Europe:||Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine|
|Asia/Pacific:||Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan|
|Mobile OS||iOS||Android||Windows Mobile|
|Available apps||Mac, Windows||iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8|
|IP type:||Shared Dynamic|
|Number of Countries||18|
|Number of Servers||500|
|Free services||ad-based unlit VPN, Proxy|
|Payment Options:||PayPal, Credit Card, American Express (AMEX)|
|More Payment Options:||Yes|
|Money back||30 day guarantee|