The Best Free VPNs [2020]

How Access to VPNs for Free for Privacy and Security

Christian Stewart ✔️


I’ve been critical of free VPNs in the past for not fully protecting users’ privacy. As with other free services online, free VPNs often make money from their free services by selling user data to third parties.

These are some well-known names in the VPN space that offer a free version of their VPNs. Free VPNs often have data allowances or speed caps, but if you need a VPN temporarily these can be incredibly convenient.

The Best Free VPNs in 2020

These VPNs offer solid user-experience and reliable connections. I recommend trying one of these free options:

Hotspot Shield Free VPN

Hotspot Shield Logo

Hotspot Shield Free is a free version of Hotspot Shield. For most people, Hotspot Shield’s free VPN will meet their needs. It is easy to set up and use, which makes it a great option for someone who is inexperienced with VPNs.

  • Servers: 2,500 servers in over 70 locations
  • Devices: Up to 5
  • Data Allowance: 500MB per day

TunnelBear Free

TunnelBear is a VPN service based in Canada that combines unique features with a user-friendly interface. TunnelBear had established its name as a reputable VPN provider and improved its reputation again when McAfee purchased TunnelBear in 2018.

  • Servers: 1,000 servers in over 20 locations
  • Devices: Up to 5
  • Data Allowance: 500MB per month


windscribe logo

Windscribe is a company that is focused on safeguarding its users’ privacy. It offers two main products: a desktop VPN application and a browser extension. Both of Windscribe’s products act as VPNs and as tracker-blockers which adds another level of privacy/security beyond the other VPNs…