Best free VPN trials in 2020
Looking to sign up for a new VPN provider? You can trial these VPNs without paying a cent.
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The best VPNs with free trials
How did we pick this list?
Finder's team of experts have tested every VPN service on this list. We only considered VPNs with unambiguous free trials or money-back guarantees. In finalising our list, we compared the asking price of each VPN against the included features, number of servers and its overall performance.
Our editorial team selected the VPNs on this list based on their overall value compared to other VPNs on the market. The selection and order is not based on review scores. More detail on methodology below.
While there are a number of quality paid VPNs out there, it seems the ol' faithful free trial is slowly becoming a thing of the past.
Some providers claim it's because of how easily a tool that's built to give you anonymity and security can be exploited and accessed for free. With that said, there are a number of providers who still have faith in their user base and offer up free trials for up to 30 days.
We can offer all the advice and information in the world, but if you aren't sure what you're looking for, you really can't go past some hands-on experience with a free trial.
The VPNs listed below still offer free trials. So what are you waiting for? Take them for a spin!
Best VPN free trials
Below you will find some of our personal favourite VPNs that provide either a free trial or money-back guarantee period. Click on the green buttons to learn more and/or sign up to each service.
Nord is great for VPN newbies thanks to its effortless download and installation process. You have a kill-switch to ensure your data stays off the grid and Linux support is a rare and appreciated thing. It boasts an impressive network of almost 5000 servers operating in 59 countries.
It can be a bit on the pricey side at AU$11.95 per month or AU$6.99 a month for a year's worth. That said, check its site for regular sales on 2 year plans that can go as low as AU$2.99 per month.Sign up to NordVPN
14 Day Free Trial
As its name suggests, Getflix is a VPN that specialises in connecting users with streaming video services that would otherwise be blocked (AKA Geo-blocking.) It achieves this by re-routing your internet through a server in a different country, making the internet think you're somewhere else.
Getflix is easy to use with clear, easy to follow guides on its website, so no matter which device you want Getflix on, there will be step- by-step instructions to talk you through how to do it.Sign up to Getflix
7 Day Free Trial
Based in Cyprus, it's an established company, offering good products, top notch customer support and really good prices. EarthVPN also benefits from an easy to set up app that features a kill switch.Sign up to EarthVPN
The Singapore-based Ivacy is an official partner of the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) which means it takes online privacy and security seriously. The company does not store logs – only login attempts made to their servers.
Couple that with a reasonable pricing plan, a decent number of servers (450+) and a wider-than-usual array of apps, and you're looking at a VPN that's perfectly competent but also not too pricey.Sign up to Ivacy
7-Day Free Trial
HideMyAss! (HMA) is a London based VPN provider that represents a no fuss proposition for beginners. It comes with a kill-switch, the industry-standard 256-bit security, no logging and 24/7 customer support; and all for a reasonable $9.99 per month. The app is compatible with a wide range of devices including phones, tablets, computers, smart TVs and games consoles.
The service currently has 1000+ servers spread over 190 countries.Sign up to HMA
The Malaysia-based Hide.Me features a no-logging policy, plus a kill-switch to ensure you don't accidentally browse with the VPN off. While notably thin on advanced features, it's reasonably fast and easy to use. It currently has 1800 servers in 72 different locations.
Hide.Me takes a novel approach to free trials - you can use the free versions for as long as you like, but with a monthly download cap of 10GB. You're limited to a single connected device and 5 locations.Sign up to Hide.Me
3 Day Free Trial
Trust.zone is based in the Republic of Seychelles (which means less law enforcement oversight and greater privacy for you). Its strengths lie in affordable pricing and an easy to use interface. You have to weigh that against a lack of a kill-switch function and limited customer support options. It offers 183 servers in 90 zones around the world.Sign up to Trust.zone
The Hong Kong based PureVPN offers a whopping 2000 odd servers and 300,000 available IP addresses spread across more than 140 countries. This gives you access to a world of movies, music, TV shows and games, all the while keeping your personal data safe from hackers and eavesdroppers. A solid VPN in all areas.Sign up to PureVPN
SpyOFF prides itself on ease of use, boasting a software app that works with just one click. This makes it a good choice for beginners. It also features 256-bit SSL encryption, an inbuilt kill switch, a no data logging policy and customer support via email and live chat. It currently has 1270 servers in 28 countries around the world. It supports three essential VPN protocols — PPTP, L2TP, and OpenVPN.Sign up to Trust.zone
CyberGhost sells itself on allowing users to access geo-blocked websites and region-locked online video games. One subscription covers and protects up to 7 devices simultaneously. There are currently 6300 servers in 89 countries. VPN features include unlimited bandwidth and traffic, 256-bit AES encryption, a kill switch, a strict No Logs Policy and a 45-day money back guarantee.Sign up to PureVPN
What's the difference between a Free Trial and Money-Back Guarantee?
A Free Trial allows you to sample a VPN provider for free before committing to a paid subscription. Typically this is between 24 hours and 7 days. However, many VPNs require you to actively cancel your subscription before the trial runs out. Otherwise you will be automatically charged for the next billing cycle.
A Money-Back Guarantee is exactly that - if the service doesn't meet your expectations, the VPN provider promises to give you a caveat-free refund. You are usually given a 30-day window to request your money back.
Both options essentially amount to the same thing. If you don't like the VPN, you can leave within an allotted time frame without spending any money.
How long will my free trial last?
Free trials usually range from a couple of hours to a couple of weeks. The most common free trial lengths are 24 hours, 3 days and 7 days, although providers like Hide.Me offer their basic package free for life (with a handful of limitations).
Can I register for a free trial without a credit card?
Most VPN sites won’t ask for credit card information in order to activate a free trial; however, most will still ask for your email address to get started.
A few providers don’t ask for any personal information and instead provide a download link to an “.exe” file. You should take these sites with as large a grain of salt. Without a powerful virus protection program active on your computer, you are accepting a lot of risk by blindly downloading .exe files.
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Best budget VPNs chosen
- We've spent over one hundred hours testing and reviewing VPNs.
- Our editorial team has a combined 60+ years of experience writing about tech and reviewing the latest devices.
- The VPNs on this list are chosen by our editorial team and are not based on commercial relationships.
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