TunnelBear VPN was registered in 2011 in Canada and is owned by antivirus company McAfee, a division of Intel Security, so security and privacy are guaranteed. It offers 23+ countries to connect, apps for all platforms, leak protection, and stealth mode. Torrents at prolonged speeds make Netflix connection almost impossible.
The free version of TunnelBear has only 500 MB of traffic per month.
The paid package for a month is $9.99, in an annual package - $4.99, for three years - $3.99 per month. There is moneyback - 30 days.
TunnelBear is headquartered in Canada, a country that is part of the Five Eyes. When requested from the government, the company will legally share a user's data like email address and the credit card holder's name.
In the free version, one device is connected, with the “Unlimited” tariff, the number of devices increases to 5. Each member of the “Team” package can connect up to 5 devices.
Best to use for
While it can’t provide access to Netflix or oper the door to worldwide internet from China, TunnelBear guarantees complete traffic masking. Primarily, this concerns the absence of leaks of IP and DNS addresses.
Works in China (stealth-servers )
Unblocks Netflix US
Pricing and Plans
After downloading TunnelBear, the user connects to a free tariff with 500 MB of traffic for a month and can get 1-2 GB for reposting or liking entries from developers on social networks.
Money back days
Free Version Available
No Credit Card Trials
Those needing a VPN for personal use should consider the "Unlimited" package for 1 month, 1-Year, or 3-Years. There is a “Team” tariff for business, although the cost depends on the number of connected people. There is no money-back guarantee available.
Privacy & Security
TunnelBear is a VPN without logs and a kill switch called VigilantBear. Traffic is encrypted using 256-bit AES encryption, SHA-256 secure hashing, and Diffie-Hellman key exchange.
Integrated Kill Switch
No Log Policy
DNS leak protection
Double VPN servers
256-Bit Strong Encryption
Onion Over VPN
Split tunneling is only available on the mobile version of the Android VPN client.
Servers and Speed
The TunnelBear network is continually expanding. Service servers are nested across 26 countries worldwide and have a built-in ad blocker, enhanced features for blocking infected emails, disabling Adobe Flash, and tracking spyware.
Servers in Countries
Officially, there is no support for P2P networks (no announcements yet), but file sharing via torrent is available.
Communication with technical support takes place through email after filling out an application on the official website. The reply time depends on the type of malfunction and the tariff (premium packages owners receive priority).
The business package comes with a dedicated account manager that drastically speeds up problem resolution.
Platforms and Devices
TunnelBear has developed a VPN client version for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. The installation file is available as a download from the official website of the service or app stores.
Currently, there are no hacked or modified versions of the service.
TunnelBear developers have released plugins for Google Chrome (compatible with some Chromium browsers), Mozilla Firefox, Opera. Extensions work without the main client.
VPN for MAC
Compatible with macOS Sierra 10.12 or higher. Automatic connection to the fastest servers with one-click of the mouse.
Connect via GhostBear to activate Obfsproxy technology, which encrypts real information transmitted through the client. It slows down the connection speed, but the ISP will not be able to detect VPN usage.
It does not collect information about the sites visited by users, IP addresses used, or DNS queries. When contacting the authorities, they will only provide the email address and credit card holder’s name.