List of Free and Trial VPN Accounts Without Paying Upfront

With more services and freebies being geographically restricted, there is a frequent need to change our IP address to a specific country so that we are able to bypass the country or region restriction. There are two common ways of changing our IP address which is either through open proxy or VPN. Basically when connecting to a proxy or VPN, the internet traffic from our computer is encrypted and sent to the VPN/proxy servers to be decrypted and they will relay it to the destination. The below image would give you a better idea on how a VPN or proxy works.

How VPN works

Open proxies are mostly unstable, slow, don’t last for a long time and require manual configuration of the specific software to use the proxy. VPN would be a better choice because it is stable, fast and would automatically redirect all of your connections from your computer to the VPN without changing any settings. However, most of the VPNs out there are paid services that are commonly being used to protect the users data from being intercepted or hijacked at public WiFi hotspots through encryption. They too offer money back guarantee which means you will have make payment first via Paypal or credit/debit card and inform them within the guarantee period that you’re unhappy with their services.

The good news is, we have searched for VPN companies that offer free VPN trial accounts without making an upfront payment and briefly tested them to make sure that it is working. Most of the time you will just need to sign up for a free account, verify it by clicking on the activation link from your email and follow the given instructions to connect to their VPN for free. If you’re only using the VPN for a short period it’s best to use a temporary email address. Hopefully this will be a great resource for people who want to quickly use a VPN to change their IP address without wasting time in searching and testing. The VPN accounts list has been split into 2 categories; those that have a time limit and expire after xx hours or days (listed below), and those which don’t (listed on page 2) but may have some other restrictions such as bandwidth limit/expiry or upload/download speed limits etc.

VPN Accounts with a Time/Date Expiry Limit

The VPN services below are either limited by the amount of hours/minutes you can use them or expire after xx days of usage.

1. CactusVPN

Protocol: OpenVPN, PPTP, L2TP, Proxy
Expiry/Bandwidth Limit: 24 hours after account creation
VPN Server Location: US, UK, Netherlands
Steps: Register account, download software, install and connect.
Restrictions: None

Free CactusVPN


2. ibVPN

Protocol: OpenVPN, PPTP, L2TP, SSTP
Expiry/Bandwidth Limit: 6 hours after account creation
VPN Server Location: US, UK, Netherlands, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, France, Luxembourg
Steps: Register account, download software, install and connect.
Restrictions: None

Free ibVPN


3. HideIPVPN

Protocol: OpenVPN, PPTP, L2TP
Expiry/Bandwidth Limit: 3 hours after account creation
VPN Server Location: US, UK, Netherlands, Germany
Steps: Create account from website, download software and check email for login information
Restrictions: NONE

Free HideIPVPN


4. vpnjack

Protocol: PPTP
Expiry/Bandwidth Limit: 24 hours after account creation OR after 10 minutes of usage, limited to 1 Mbps.
VPN Server Location: US
Steps: Click a button to generate and display account information
Restrictions: Unable to load any websites for the first few minutes after connection.

vpnjack


5. GlobalVPN

Protocol: PPTP
Expiry/Bandwidth Limit: After 30 minutes of usage
VPN Server Location: Netherlands
Steps: Create account from website, check email to activate account
Restrictions: Speed limited to 9KBps. During testing, I was unable to connect to VPN.

GlobalVPN


6. inCloak

Protocol: OpenVPN, PPTP, L2TP
Expiry/Bandwidth Limit: 24 hours after account creation
VPN Server Location: US, UK, Russia, Korea, Germany, Poland, Turkey, Hungary, Ukraine, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Sweden, Latvia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Czech Republic, Indonesia, New Zealand, Finland
Steps: Enter email, check email to get code and enter code in VPN page to get the configurations.
Restrictions: NONE

Free inCloak


7. VPN Solution

Protocol: PPTP
Expiry/Bandwidth Limit: 48 hours after account creation
VPN Server Location: US
Steps: Fill up form and redirected to a page with instructions
Restrictions: Auto disconnect every 2 minutes

VPN Solution


8. PRIVATE WiFi

Protocol: OpenVPN
Expiry/Bandwidth Limit: 3 days after account creation
VPN Server Location: US, UK, Netherlands, Singapore
Steps: Enter email, download software and install
Restrictions: NONE

Free Private WiFi


9. Mullvad

Protocol: OpenVPN
Expiry/Bandwidth Limit: 3 hours after installation
VPN Server Location: Netherlands, Sweden
Steps: Download software, install and connect.
Restrictions: NONE

Free Mullvad VPN


10. TsunamiVPN

Protocol: OpenVPN
Expiry/Bandwidth Limit: 30 days after trial activation
VPN Server Location: US
Steps: Register, verify account from email, download and install software, connect to VPN.
Restrictions: 200MB bandwidth daily, hourly disconnection

Free TsunamiVPN

On Page 2 we list the VPN accounts which don’t expire time wise but may have other restrictions such a bandwidth limits etc.

VPN Accounts With Other Possible Limits but Don’t Time Expire

These VPN services are either completely free to use or have some other restriction which is time or date limited.

1. etteGo

Protocol: L2TP
Expiry/Bandwidth Limit: After 512MB bandwidth usage
VPN Server Location: US, Netherlands, Canada, Ukraine, Latvia
Steps: Enter email address, activation account from email, download software or manually setup L2TP connection.
Restrictions: None

Free etteGo


2. SecurityKISS

Protocol: OpenVPN, PPTP, L2TP
Expiry/Bandwidth Limit: 300MB usage per day with NO EXPIRY
VPN Server Location: US, UK, France, Germany
Steps: Download and install. To use PPTP or L2TP, provide email to receive the individually generated configuration.
Restrictions: Capped speed, no games, email clients, voip or video chats, and video/music streams.

Free SecurityKISS


3. Hotspot Shield Free

Protocol: L2TP
Expiry/Bandwidth Limit: NONE
VPN Server Location: US
Steps: Download and install.
Restrictions: Display advertisements on top of web browser

Free Hotspot Shield


4. CyberGhost

Protocol: OpenVPN
Expiry/Bandwidth Limit: 1GB per month with NO EXPIRY
VPN Server Location: Germany
Steps: Download, install and create account. Optionally get a 1 month free premium trial by providing email.
Restrictions: Involve a lot of steps in setting up which can be a bit confusing. Auto 6 hours disconnection and download speed limited to 2Mbps.

Free CyberGhost VPN


5. proXPN

Protocol: OpenVPN
Expiry/Bandwidth Limit: NONE
VPN Server Location: US
Steps: Download, install software, create account and activate account from email.
Restrictions: Speed limited to 300Kbps and initially forwards you to upgrade your plan to premium then wait 10 seconds to get to your site.

Free proXPN


6. TorVPN

Protocol: OpenVPN
Expiry/Bandwidth Limit: 1GB per month with NO EXPIRY
VPN Server Location: Hungary
Steps: Create account, activate via email, install OpenVPN and copy files to OpenVPN config folder.
Restrictions: Account auto deactivated if idle for 7 days

TorVPN


7. Free VPN Today

Protocol: PPTP
Expiry/Bandwidth Limit: NONE
VPN Server Location: US
Steps: Move slider using your mouse and click Get VPN info button.
Restrictions: Password are changed every 24 to 72 hours

Free VPN Today


8. USAIP

Protocol: PPTP, L2TP, SSTP
Expiry/Bandwidth Limit: NONE
VPN Server Location: US, UK, Netherlands, China, Germany, Hungary, Pakistan, Sweden, Ukraine
Steps: Download software, login using demo account and select server to connect
Restrictions: Auto disconnect every 7 minutes and speed capped at 200Kbps

Free USAIP


9. Spotflux

Protocol: OpenVPN
Expiry/Bandwidth Limit: NONE
VPN Server Location: US
Steps: Download, install and connect
Restrictions: Software runs on Java

Free SpotFlux


10. Tigervpns

Protocol: PPTP, L2TP
Expiry/Bandwidth Limit: After 100MB bandwidth usage
VPN Server Location: US, UK, Japan
Steps: Register and download software. Optionally activate account via email to get full 100MB or else only 10MB.
Restrictions: NONE

Free Tigervpns


11. VPN Tool

Protocol: L2TP
Expiry/Bandwidth Limit: NONE
VPN Server Location: France
Steps: Fill up form, download software, install and enter login information to connect.
Restrictions: Download and upload speed limited to 96Kbps

VPN Tool


12. Shellfire

Protocol: OpenVPN
Expiry/Bandwidth Limit: NONE
VPN Server Location: Germany
Steps: Download, install, create account, activate account by clicking on the verification link from email. Login to software and connect.
Restrictions: 60 seconds wait time before connecting, unable to stream video and speed limited to 384Kbps.

Free Shellfire


13. Kebrum

Protocol: OpenVPN
Expiry/Bandwidth Limit: NONE
VPN Server Location: Germany
Steps: Fill up form to register an account. Once logged in, you can either download their VPN software, access PPTP settings page or download the OpenVPN config files.
Restrictions: Only port 80 and 443 is allowed.

Free Kebrum VPN


14. TunnelBear

Protocol: OpenVPN
Expiry/Bandwidth Limit: NONE
VPN Server Location: US, UK
Steps: Download, install, create account, activate account from email and connect.
Restrictions: 500MB bandwidth per month

TunnelBear Free


If you are new to VPN and wonder how it works, below is a video demo on how to connect to one of the free VPNs above to change my computer’s IP address.

 
Please leave a comment if I have missed any VPN companies that offers free VPN accounts so that I can add it to the list and also do let me know which ones are no longer offering the free VPN accounts and I’ll gladly remove it from the list.

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