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These are the best VPNs for your Android device

Stan Schroeder
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I resisted the urge to get a decent VPN for my Android phone for years. Why bother with an extra app just to get online, now that internet connections are ubiquitous? 

Over time, however, the scenarios in which I needed a VPN became more common. I needed to check what this or that site looked like from another geolocation. Or I needed to test an app that wasn't available in my country. But what finally made me cave in was being unable to watch some of my favorite TV shows while traveling. 

SEE ALSO: We tested popular VPNs to see which was fastest. Here's what we found.

A VPN, or virtual private network, provides an additional layer of privacy when connecting to the internet. It's like using a private tunnel to browse the web, keeping you safe from prying eyes and enabling you to surf as if you were connecting from a server in a different place. Typically, all you need to do as a user is install the app on your smartphone, start it up, choose a server location, and then you can just continue browsing as usual. Read more...

More about Android, Vpn, Tech, and Big Tech Companies IMAGE: ExpressVPN

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BEST FOR CYBERSECURITY FANATICS

ExpressVPN

If you're looking for a widely accessible VPN with fast speeds, ExpressVPN is the best choice.

$99.95 from ExpressVPN IMAGE: NordVPN

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BEST FOR STREAMING

NordVPN

You can't go wrong with Nord. It's a well-known and reliable VPN that has 3,000+ servers worldwide and doesn't track your activity.

  • Price (3-year): $2.99/month
  • Price (2-year): $3.99/month
  • Price (1-year): $6.99/month
  • Price (Monthly): $11.95/month

$83.88 from NordVPN IMAGE: TorGuard

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BEST FOR ADVANCED USERS

TorGuard VPN

TorGuard is built for pros who are looking for a flexible VPN that'll keep your torrenting activity on the down low.

$59.99 from TorGuard IMAGE: TunnelBear

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BEST FOR THE TECH-CHALLENGED

TunnelBear

This VPN offers a simple and fun user-interface that'll show your connection through cute animations.

$0 from TunnelBear IMAGE: F-Secure

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BEST FOR PREMIUM USERS

F-Secure Freedome VPN

Advanced VPN users will admire F-Secure's ability to protect them from third-party tracking and malicious sites.

$49.99 from F-Secure IMAGE: Opera VPN

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BEST FOR VPN NEWBIES

Opera

Opera is a free and quality VPN that doesn't skimp on security.

$0 from Opera VPN