What is a VPN?

A VPN, virtual private network, is a software that keeps your data safe online from hackers, parsers, and prying eyes while giving you unrestricted access to blocked websites and services.

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VPN IN A NUTSHELL

Thanks to a VPN all information that travels between your connected devices (computer, smartphone, tablet) and the VPN's server is encrypted, making it unavailable for hackers and data thieves. And not only you are secured but also given unlimited access to websites and apps without any geo-restrictions. Today, when private and professional lives have migrated to the internet, VPNs are no longer a tool of activism, but simply a consumer’s vehicle of convenience.

What does a VPN do?

  • Stream everything

    With Switcherry VPN's unlimited bandwidth you can access all your favorite content — like games, live sports, and streaming websites — with no daily on monthly limits from any device & any spot in the world. Switcherry is rated as the fastest VPN on the market, it is only light that is faster.

  • Access websites and apps

    Get access to any app or website that is blocked in your location with a one-touch connection. For example, Switcherry VPN provides unrestricted access to websites and social media like TikTok, Facebook, Snapchat, YouTube, or Skype.

  • Browse anonymously

    By using Switcherry VPN, you can disguise your real IP address and location. Switcherry has over 5,900 VPN servers in more than 74 countries, so there is plenty to choose from. We never record your VPN browsing activities in any way that can be associated back to you.

  • Secure your devices

    Your data is protected at the highest level possible. As Switcherry uses military-grade encryption, you don’t have to fear for your data when using public WiFi hotspots.

  • Avoid throttling

    With Switcherry on, nobody, not even your ISP (Internet Service Provider) can monitor your activity. So, the information about the websites you visit will never be exposed.

  • Save money

    Another reasonable use for VPNs is to avoid local price hikes. You can change your IP address and switch your server location to another region, and instantly find cheaper deals on flights, goods & services.

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How does a VPN work?

Without the level of security provided by a VPN, your web traffic is completely exposed. This means that cybercriminals can intercept your data and your ISP can monitor your online activities. With Switcherry VPN turned on, your web traffic is routed through our secure servers, where it is then encrypted. This acts as a 'tunnel' for your data to travel through, keeping your sensitive information secure.

Think of a regular internet user as of a boat floating in the digital sea, open to the winds, sharks, and pirates. And now you are suddenly inside a submarine, invulnerable to those threats and hidden from radars. That submarine is a VPN tunnel, the encrypted connection between you and the server. What you are doing inside this VPN submarine is invisible to the world.

Why do I need a VPN?

Stay private online

If you are accessing the internet without a VPN, you are automatically connected to a public or shared network through your Internet Service Provider, no matter if you’re using a home router or a public WiFi. Any information sent through the network is known to your ISP, therefore, content you access can be easily accessed and tailored for marketing & other purposes, breaching privacy and limiting your internet freedom. VPNs provide a private and secure connection that shields your web-surfing from the prying eyes of advertisers who record your activity for further display of products ads.

Avoid regional restrictions

Geo blocks are a very irritating thing you can experience online. As the region of your physical location is automatically detected by the websites, you can miss out on a lot of content that was previously available to you when traveling abroad. Quite a lot of factors are tied to it: for example, you can watch the original programs from BBC, Amazon Prime, or Hulu in streaming mode on your laptop only if you happen to be in the broadcasting region of this particular TV channel. Price tags for video games on Steam and stuff you can purchase in online stores are also geographically tailored, sometimes with a huge price gap (20–200%). Many people make use of a VPN for purchases in foreign online stores by changing their region to seller's location.

Protect yourself on public WiFi

Nowadays it's not safe to surf the web without a VPN on. Hacking has never been easier and virtually anyone with the necessary tools can track you down, see what you’re doing online, and then steal your credit card, passwords, or even identity to commit crimes.

How do I get a VPN?

Use the Switcherry app and you will get all the benefits of a secure VPN in a single click.

  • Step 1

    Download

    Download Switcherry VPN app on your Device

  • Step 2

    Open

    Open up the Switcherry VPN app and sign in

  • Step 3

    Connect

    Click the "Connect" button to activate the VPN connection

  • Step 4

    You’re all set

    Done! Your connection is now protected and you can surf safely

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EVERY DEVICE NEEDS THE VPN

Switcherry VPN supports all major platforms, including Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, and Chrome extension. Today, when everyone owns at least a smartphone (if not multiple devices), everything that can be connected to the internet should be secured. Our premium plan allows you to protect up to 7 devices with a single account, ensuring every device you own is secure.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How exactly a VPN hides my IP address?

    Without VPN security, your web traffic is exposed. This means that cybercriminals can intercept your personal data and your ISP can see what you do online. When you connect to Switcherry VPN, your web traffic is routed through our secure servers, where it is then encrypted. This acts as a 'tunnel' for your data to travel through, keeping your sensitive information secure. This way you will not expose any personal or financial information. Nobody will trace you, because it is infinitely hard to separate user data from each other when many people are using the same server at the same time. Changing your IP address, you are putting off the scent and protecting yourself.

  • Can I watch Netflix with a free version of Switcherry VPN?

    Yes. Switcherry VPN comes in a free and a paid version. Both will allow you to bypass geo-blocks (including Netflix) and protect your devices with military-grade security. Unlike the free version, Switcherry Premium plan offers multiple benefits — such as over 74+ server locations to choose from, unlimited bandwidth, faster speed, number of connected devices (up to7), 24/7 customer support, and much more — Learn more about our free and premium plans.

  • Are free VPNs safe?

    Switcherry’s free version is completely secure. However, not all free VPNs are. VPN companies should make their money somehow. If you can’t tell how a free VPN sustains its business, then you should be very careful about trusting them with your data and security. You can’t skimp on your security: think about it, do you really know how free VPNs actually monetize their activities? In addition to this tricky question, free services may be limited in functionality, speed, and technical support. The price for a VPN subscription is not so high, so you have plenty of options to choose from.

    Switcherry VPN Free version delivers basic functionality ensuring a secure and private experience of web browsing for every person regardless of financial capabilities. Our premium subscription offers unique additional features and full functionality, and it’s our paid product that allows us to offset the cost of our free service. To ensure the working efficiency of our VPN service, we use a “freemium” model.

  • What are the best VPN services for 2020?

    There are several factors to consider when you’re deciding which VPN service is best:

    • Performance

      Will this VPN service provide a fast connection and enable access to apps and websites you need? Even fast internet connection could be slowed down by a bad VPN.

    • Security

      Will this VPN service provide a secure encrypted connection? Will it record and share your data with anyone? Is it protected from leaks?

    • Privacy

      Will the VPN service allow anyone to track you down?

    • Trustworthiness

      What is the reputation of this company? What experts are saying? How does this VPN make its money?

  • Will a VPN slow down my internet connection?

    That depends on the particular VPN service you use. The speed of VPN connection mainly depends on the protocol used in the technology, i.e. the set of “rules” according to which the traffic-transmitting encrypted tunnel is formed. There are several standard protocols used today, like IPSec or OpenVPN, as well as custom ones (Proprietary VPN). Yes, the speed drops are possible, because as VPN services encrypt your data, it requires you to connect to a specific server first.

    If using a low-quality VPN, this could kill the joy of even the fastest internet connection. However, if you’re using a high-quality VPN service, you won’t even notice the difference. Or it could become even better! Switcherry VPN servers are the fastest in the industry, due to our the most reliable and transparent VPN protocol. Learn more about what makes our technology superior.

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  • Is a VPN legal to use?

    It depends on the country. While VPNs are legal in most of the world, there are a handful of countries where VPNs' use is a legal gray area or strictly illegal. Some countries only allow the use of approved VPNs, some allow it for companies, but not for individuals.

    Be particularly careful when traveling to the following countries:

    China Iran Oman Russia
    Turkey Turkmenistan Belarus
    Iraq Korea United Arab Emirates

    While Switcherry VPN works perfectly well in most countries, that doesn’t mean it’s legal and safe to use in the above-mentioned countries. If you have any doubts about the legality of using a VPN service in your location, please consult a qualified lawyer. If you’re still unsure, then it’s best not to use a VPN for your own safety.