Thanks to the KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability that ignited its ugly head in October of last year, VPN services have become more valuable than ever. A quick search in Google Play Store will reveal a lot of VPN applications to choose from, and while there are legitimate options, there are also others that send you to spam with ads, sell your data and even install malware.
ProtonMail has just launched its ProtonVPN application for Android and has the potential to be the best free VPN solution to date.
You can start using ProtonVPN immediately after downloading it to your phone or tablet, and even with the free version, you can do almost anything you want. Bandwidth or data usage limits will not be affected, ProtonMail will never use your VPN service to sell your browsing data to other companies, and most importantly, it will not install any annoying malware. That may sound like a no-brainer, but unfortunately, you do not see how 38% of all Android VPN applications install malware on devices without the user’s permission.
It’s worth taking a look at the free version of ProtonVPN, and if you like what you see and want, even more, ProtonMail has three paid levels to choose from. These vary in price from $4/month to $24/month and come with features such as more device support, faster speeds, access to servers in unlimited countries, and more. It’s worth noting that the free option only allows you to use three countries and has acceleration speeds, but the lack of a data limit still makes it worthwhile to take a look.