best-free-trial-vpn

The best VPNs with a free trial in 2018

Try before you buy with a free trial from one of these Virtual Private Network providers.

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) come in all shapes and sizes with different parameters for bandwidth, speed, locations and logs. One of the most helpful ways to pick the right VPN to subscribe to is to sign up for a free trial. This will allow you to sample the provider’s software without making any financial commitment. However, different VPN providers will ask for different types of information before granting a free trial, so do your research to see which ones are worth taking for a test drive.

Updated August 19th, 2018
Name Product Price p/month (Monthly) Equivalent price p/month (Annual) Free trial? Simultaneous logins Crypto payment? Recommended encryption
Spyoff
Spyoff
US$12.99
US$5.60
Yes
Unlimited
Yes
256-bit SSL
CyberGhost
CyberGhost
$15.99
$6.69
Yes
7
Yes
256-bit AES
VPN In Touch
VPN In Touch
US$9.99
US$2.50
Yes
3
No
Unspecified
SaferVPN
SaferVPN
US$10.99
US$5.49
Yes
5
Yes
256-bit AES
HideMyAss!
HideMyAss!
$16.99
$9.29
Yes
5
No
256-bit AES
Torguard
Torguard
US$9.99
US$5.00
Yes
5
Yes
256-bit AES
VyprVPN
VyprVPN
US$9.95
US$5.00
Yes
3
No
256-bit
Unblock-Us
Unblock-Us
US$4.99
US$4.16
Yes
Unlimited (on the same local network)
No
Unspecified
IBVPN
IBVPN
US$4.95
US$3.08
Yes
1
Yes
256-bit Blowfish
Getflix
Getflix
US$4.95
US$3.33
Yes
3
No
2048-bit OpenVPN

Compare up to 4 providers

Why is it a good idea to take advantage of a free trial?

There’s always a risk when making purchases online, particularly with software you’ll be installing on your computer or other devices. VPN providers make all kinds of claims on their websites about the quality of their products, but the only way to see if the real thing matches the advertising is to test it out for yourself. This will also allow your virus scanner or Internet security system to give the VPN software a once-over; there are some that have latent malware or other tracking devices lurking within.

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 Blockless and TunnelBear 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, instead providing a download link to an “.exe” file. These sites should be taken with as large a grain of salt as the ones asking for credit card information. Without a powerful virus protection plan active on your computer, you are accepting a lot of risk in blindly downloading .exe files.

Images: Shutterstock

Was this content helpful to you? No  Yes

Related Posts

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on finder.com.au:

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • finder.com.au is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Finder only provides general advice and factual information, so consider your own circumstances, or seek advice before you decide to act on our content. By submitting a question, you're accepting our Privacy & Cookies Policy and Terms of Use, Disclaimer & Privacy Policy.
Ask a question
Go to site