With Stand and Netflix jacking up its prices this month, there's never been a better time to subscribe to overseas streaming services: be it US Netflix, HBO Go or Amazon Video Prime. Or maybe you just want an extra layer of protection as you prepare to sail the digital seas of Westeros with your black flag unfurled?
Either way, you're going to need a VPN. Handily, the Canadian-based Windscribe just slashed its prices by 100 per cent, which means you can snap up its $90 VPN completely free of charge. Here are the details!
Windscribe's newly free account provides a generous 50GB of data transfer per month. You can also score an extra 10GB if you sign up with the discount code 'SOS60GBS', which brings the total to 60GB per month.
While based in Canada, Windscribe has access to servers in eight international locations. (You can increase the number of available locations to 45, which includes Australia, by paying $12 to Humble Bundle. According to user feedback, this also boosts the speed of the service.)
As explained by OzBargain user Ozii, Windscribe is not just a VPN - it’s a desktop application and browser extension that work together to protect your online privacy, unblock websites, and remove ads and trackers that follow you across the websites you visit every day.
Here are the key features, as listed on the Windscribe website:
- Mask your physical location from 3rd parties with an encrypted tunnel
- Never see most ads again (Requires browser extension installation)
- Access geo-blocked content
- Torrent securely and share files without worrying about your ISP snooping on you
- Use on all your devices simultaneously
- Best-in-industry firewall that protects you in case of connectivity loss, which is superior to a “killswitch”
- We take your privacy seriously: emails are optional, and we have a strict zero logging policy
- Earn money sharing links with your friends
You can find out more about the product over at Windscribe or on the aforementioned OzBargain post. (TLDR version: it has good terms of service and decent performance for the $0 asking price.)