Windscribe free VPN now an Android app
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Windscribe free VPN now an Android app

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Found 17th Nov
Yes the Android app we've all been waiting for is here at last.
Windscribe VPN is a tool that secures Wifi and helps you safeguard your privacy online. Best part? It’s absolutely free to use and offers up to 10GB of bandwidth per month! That’s something you can actually use!

With Windscribe VPN, you'll never mess with confusing settings and option menus again; just turn it on once and forget about it.

Get up to 10GB of data per month for FREE, which you can use on your iPhone, iPad, Mac or Windows PC, or as a browser add-on for Chrome, Firefox and Opera. These VPN tools work together to block ads and trackers, and help you keep a low profile while browsing.

Free Features:
• Super easy to use, just turn it on with a single tap
• Encrypts all your data so nobody can spy on your Internet activities
• Strict no-logging policy
• Access to servers in 11 countries (Including US, Canada, UK and more)
Pro Features:
• Same as the free features, plus:
• Unlimited bandwidth
• Unlimited connections
• Servers in over 50 countries

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10gb wont be enough for regular streaming movies will it

I find that strongswan is still faster and more reliable. Ok on my phone not so good on my android box as it continually disconnects from selected server and defaults to USA. Phone connection seems ok but slower speed

I have had this on my Android box for months now.

Will android version have winflix when you pay for it? I have 60gb free version from previous offer but still pay for and use torguard. I get us netflix with an extra server but I think windscribe only has winflix for browsers
Edited by: "jameshothothot" 17th Nov

Only shows 2gb of data for me. I have to pay for 10gb.

Perhaps it's just me but installed it and says I have 2gb left.

noobydoodle4 m ago

Only shows 2gb of data for me. I have to pay for 10gb.

Not just me then.

I'm surprised no-one has mentioned that Windscribe is Canadian and therefore a Five Eyes country. Hasn't stopped or bothered me from using this. I have Pro and don't regret it for one minute - occasional slow or no-traffic issues but not worse than any other VPN.

This has been out there for ages hasn't it? I signed up for the 60GB a month thing a couple of month back and downloaded the Android client then, when it was still in beta.

Heat for raising awareness OP.

Technox18 m ago

Not just me then.

Did you confirm your email?

noobydoodle25 m ago

Only shows 2gb of data for me. I have to pay for 10gb.


Technox25 m ago

Perhaps it's just me but installed it and says I have 2gb left.


Says you have to confirm email to be upgraded to the 10gb.
cheers O
Edited by: "pjuk14" 17th Nov

Sorry but I'm clueless with all this stuff .
Why do i need this on my phone or Android box ?

Original Poster

Sorry all, forgot to say "You can sign up without providing even an email address, although your data transfer allowance falls from 10GB to 2GB."

On my laptop Windscribe Proshows a UK IP but cannot access BBC IPlayer which had I realised i would not have purchased,any idea if Android version does allow access to UK TV sites,when out of the UK

Original Poster

apocalypsenow9 m ago

Sorry but I'm clueless with all this stuff .Why do i need this on my phone …Sorry but I'm clueless with all this stuff .Why do i need this on my phone or Android box ?


Please read this for general info about VPNs: avg.com/en/…one

pooool1 m ago

Please read this for general info about VPNs: …Please read this for general info about VPNs: https://www.avg.com/en/signal/what-is-a-vpn-and-why-should-you-use-one


Cheers .

Nice 1

cjhilton498 m ago

On my laptop Windscribe Proshows a UK IP but cannot access BBC IPlayer …On my laptop Windscribe Proshows a UK IP but cannot access BBC IPlayer which had I realised i would not have purchased,any idea if Android version does allow access to UK TV sites,when out of the UK


No. BBC and Netflix have been blocking VPN IP addresses for a while now. Awful move by BBC as a lot of users use VPN on their routers within the UK (and pay the licence fee) to improve internet security and yet they won't be able to use iPlayer.
Edited by: "Aiadi" 17th Nov

If you have a twitter account you can tweet out using their @ to get an extra 5gb usage, 15gb a month for free isn't bad.

Guys make sure you confirm your email to get the 10 gb

Confirmed my email and got 10gb

Yep same here. Confirm email to get 10gb allowance.

I have this for PC with 50gb per month limit. Its OK but it does cut download speed a lot. I normally get 2Mb per sec on a torrent but slightly less than 1mb per sec using this. I still use it but obviously takes longer. Hope this helps.
Edited by: "goldfishtrad" 17th Nov

pjuk141 h, 21 m ago

Says you have to confirm email to be upgraded to the 10gb.cheers O

Thank you all, have now got the 10gb. Here I am so many many years since leaving school and that message from the teacher still haunting me... ' must pay more attention '

Aiadi1 h, 31 m ago

No. BBC and Netflix have been blocking VPN IP addresses for a while now. …No. BBC and Netflix have been blocking VPN IP addresses for a while now. Awful move by BBC as a lot of users use VPN on their routers within the UK (and pay the licence fee) to improve internet security and yet they won't be able to use iPlayer.


Windscribe does offer Windflix though for Netflix. For BBC iPlayer, I have another solution - just use the VPN to BitTorrent the shows you want to watch, that’s what I did in Italy and that’s what BBC has reduced me to if they’re going to block British citizens using VPNs...

How does this compare to Blokada?
Similar or worse?

Aiadi2 h, 9 m ago

No. BBC and Netflix have been blocking VPN IP addresses for a while now. …No. BBC and Netflix have been blocking VPN IP addresses for a while now. Awful move by BBC as a lot of users use VPN on their routers within the UK (and pay the licence fee) to improve internet security and yet they won't be able to use iPlayer.


Cheers for info,will try to get a refund.

Added heat but this has been out a good while now, I've been using this service for a long time and the app for at least the last 6 months?
I get 60GB a month free
Edited by: "K13OllieD" 17th Nov

Thanks OP, downloaded and heat added.

cheers OP.

A heads up to people the app for some reason seems to be a huge power drain.
Edited by: "Spectral" 18th Nov

plewis007 h, 25 m ago

Windscribe does offer Windflix though for Netflix. For BBC iPlayer, I have …Windscribe does offer Windflix though for Netflix. For BBC iPlayer, I have another solution - just use the VPN to BitTorrent the shows you want to watch, that’s what I did in Italy and that’s what BBC has reduced me to if they’re going to block British citizens using VPNs...


Shocking that the BBC blocks overseas access to British Citizens.
You'd almost think it was a service for people actually in the UK...

wildecat3 h, 44 m ago

Shocking that the BBC blocks overseas access to British Citizens.You'd …Shocking that the BBC blocks overseas access to British Citizens.You'd almost think it was a service for people actually in the UK...


Yes it is actually. A British citizen with a TV licence should be able to access the service. Especially as they now make you log in for a ‘better experience’ (obviously data harvesting) so they even know who you are. As there is a solution though it’s not such a big deal.

plewis0011 m ago

Yes it is actually. A British citizen with a TV licence should be able to …Yes it is actually. A British citizen with a TV licence should be able to access the service. Especially as they now make you log in for a ‘better experience’ (obviously data harvesting) so they even know who you are. As there is a solution though it’s not such a big deal.


What has being a British citizen got to do with it?

wildecat22 m ago

What has being a British citizen got to do with it?


Do I need to spell this out for you? Do you work for the BBC, is that why this is so difficult for you to understand why it might frustrate people like me? British citizen, British TV licence, British taxpayer, British Broadcasting Company - why should my physical location prevent use of a service like this - if it was such a big deal they wouldn’t let you download the programmes and take them abroad on your tablet/phone either. As they make you sign-up and can therefore easily validate a TV licence they can easily control access to the service at will

Wasn't Windscribe accused of mining cryptocurrencies with its VPN software? I'm not sure but be careful with free VPN offers.

I don't like logging on to banking apps etc when connected to public WiFi in hotels etc. Is it safe to do that via service like this?

Been using the desktop app for like a year now!
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