Free and Paid VPNs

List of free and paid VPN services.

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Updated when possible.

ServiceTypeCost*Supported OSNotesRatingRateReport
[↗]Private Internet AccessPaid8.45Windows,Mac,Linux,Android,iOS
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Private Internet Access

Recommended. Accepts gift cards and other standard payments.
4.20 ★
[↗]Mullvad VPNPaid5.00Windows,Mac,Linux,Android,iOS
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Mullvad VPN

Recommended by privacytools.io. Also personally recommended. No signup required, accepts cash and standard payments.
4.75 ★
[↗]Opera VPNFree0.00Windows,Mac,Linux,Android
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Opera VPN

Acts as a proxy to protect in-browser activity only. Not a full VPN.
3.00 ★
[↗]Proton VPNFree/Paid5.00Windows,Mac,Linux,Android,iOS
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Proton VPN

Free allows 1 device, 3 countries, no p2p with a medium speed. Basic includes all countries, p2p and 2 devices. There are annual plans and packages with more features.
0.00 ★
[↗]Hotspot ShieldFree/Paid12.99Windows,Mac,Android,iOS
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Hotspot Shield

Free limited to 500MB/day, ad supported, US servers only and slower speeds. Elite $7.99 when paid yearly. Linux support appears to be Chrome and Firefox extensions only, so a proxy service for Linux users.
0.00 ★

*Cost – Cost column is the VPN service’s monthly rate in USD at the time it was added to our list. Prices may change. If a VPN offers a yearly option, it is usually much cheaper than the monthly rate.