Shopping for the best VPN? Ask Reddit.

Slow WiFi and an exposed Google history are an avid internet user's worst nightmares, and the Obama-era rules that protect from these have been under attack since 2017 . Hopes for change were all but squandered when a late 2020 vote affirmed the FCC's commitment to erasing net neutrality.
Discussions about the government's right to spy on your digital habits without a warrant don't exactly make anyone feel confident, either.
Whatever the reason, people are becoming more and more paranoid about the vulnerability of their internet usage (that, or they're just really tired of American Netflix). In turn, Google has become littered with VPN reviews and lists of the best VPNs according to experts, tech publishers, and regular consumers alike. But if you wanted a more raw opinion — thousands of them — from people with absolutely no filter, there's only one place to go: Reddit Read more... More about Reddit , Vpn , Mashable Shopping , Tech , and Consumer Tech



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YOUR BEST BET

Surfshark


Feature-rich Surfshark makes countless appearances in subreddits due to high speeds and no device limits.

One month: $12.95


Six months: $6.49/month


Two years: $2.49/month







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BEST FOR STREAMING

NordVPN


Security slip-ups haven't knocked this powerhouse from its ranking, aided by solid geo-unblocking.

One month: $11.95


One year: $4.92/month


Two years: $3.71/month







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BEST FREE VPN

ProtonVPN


Baselines like a respected privacy policy and unlimited bandwidth are alive and well in Proton's free version.

Free version: One device, unlimited data







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BEST FOR GROUPS

PIA (Private Internet Access)


The 10-device allowance and P2P features keep PIA a classic, but it still struggles with streaming.

Monthly: $9.95/month


One year: $3.33/month


Two years: $2.69/month







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BEST FOR PORT FORWARDING

Mullvad


Picky users are loving Mullvad's speed, port forwarding, and dedication to transparency.

Monthly: $5.40







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MOST CUSTOMIZABLE

Windscribe


Redditors appreciate the option to build your own plan, and the free 10 GB per month is a godsend.

Monthly: $9/month


Yearly: $4.08/month


Build A Plan: $1 per location/month




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