Home » Industry » Software » VPN » TunnelBear Reviews

TunnelBear Reviews

Company Score:

Show All Reviews | Post a Review | See Products
tunnelbear vpn logo for online tunnelbear reviews

TunnelBear VPN Secures Your Web Traffic

In today’s modern world, you can do a lot of activities online. Not only can you use the internet for logging in to your social media accounts, but you can also use it for online banking, purchasing products, file sharing, or streaming music, movies, and TV shows. However, most websites and apps would require you to create an account and ask for personal information such as your name and contact details. For paid services, you would also have to input bank or credit card information. While passwords and log-in details can add a bit of security to your accounts, your data may still be subject to malicious online activities, especially if you’re using public Wi-Fi. In this case, you need an extra layer of protection to make sure your personal information doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. A VPN, or virtual private network, will prevent this from happening.

TunnelBear VPN provides VPN services that enable you to use the internet while avoiding ways cybercriminals may intercept or collect your private data.

About TunnelBear VPN

TunnelBear VPN was incorporated in the United States in 2011, but its headquarter is in Canada. In 2018, McAfee, a global anti-virus company, acquired TunnelBear VPN.

How Does TunnelBear VPN Work? 

TunnelBear VPN lets you connect to the internet and enjoy a private connection using their VPN service. When your device has the VPN app running, all your data is encrypted and transmitted to a secure tunnel. It cannot be accessed by hacking tools and software used by hackers or monitoring authorities. It can also make your geographical location anonymous so you can access geo-restricted websites.

Pricing and Subscription Plans

TunnelBear VPN offers a free version for you to try their VPN service before you decide whether you want to subscribe to a paid plan. The trial version only allows 500 BM of secure browsing.

There are two types of paid subscription plans.

The Unlimited Plan is sub-divided into three paid options. You can select the one-month plan for $9.99, the one-year plan for $59.88 ($4.99 per month), or the three-year plan for $120.00 ($3.33 per month). These plans include unlimited secure browsing, five connected devices, and priority customer service.

For businesses and teams with more than two users,  they offer Teams, which cost $5.75 per month. This plan includes unlimited secure browsing, five connected devices per user, a dedicated account manager, and centralized billing and management. They also let you try this plan for free for seven days.

Payments may be made via credit card, bitcoin, or Amex.

Features

If you want to know more about TunnelBear VPN, then have a look at their features;

Strong Encryption

TunnelBear VPN uses AES256-bit as the default encryption. They have OpenVPN protocol for Android, macOS, and Windows. They also use IKEv2 as a protocol for iPhone app and Windows and macOS clients.

VigilantBear

This feature is similar to the Kill Switch. The VigilantBear feature keeps browsing activities secure and private when you temporarily lose connection to the VPN, which may happen if you switch Wi-Fi networks or become out of range. It automatically reconnects your device as soon as it detects the internet. This feature is currently available for Windows, macOS, and Android devices running Lollipop 5.0 or later. Do note that VigilantBear won’t run if your device is on a custom proxy, so make sure that all other security apps are disabled before running VigilantBear.

GhostBear

GhostBear is a feature you can use if you are unable to connect your device to a TunnelBear VPN server. TunnelBear VPN doesn’t recommend connecting both to a TunnelBear server and GhostBear at the same time as it will make connection speed slower or not work at all. This feature is available in Windows, macOS, and Android apps, but not yet in iOS.

Fastest Tunnel

For TunnelBear VPN, consumer privacy is paramount. They don’t monitor, track, or store logs or browsing activities of their users. Even if the main office in Canada, which is under 5 Eyes Alliance jurisdiction, and if they may be required to submit user information, they won’t be able to provide anything.

No Logs Policy 

For TunnelBear VPN, consumer privacy is paramount. They don’t monitor, track, or store logs or browsing activities of their users. Even if the main office in Canada, which is under 5 Eyes Alliance jurisdiction, and if they may be required to submit user information, they won’t be able to provide anything.

Multiple Devices

TunnelBear VPN works on devices that run on Windows, macOS, Android, and iOs. One license allows you to connect up to five devices simultaneously.

Worldwide Network

TunneBear VPN currently has over 4,000 servers in 23 countries. If you connect to a server closest to your area, you can browse at lightning-fast connection speeds and stream the content you desire without buffer or lags.

Help Center

TunnelBear VPN’s Help Center offers a wide knowledgebase on troubleshooting issues, guides on starting the service, and the latest news. They also have 24/7 live chat support. You can also send inquiries via email or online form, but you need to create an account on their website.

Products:

Share This Post

Company Total Review Score

Array
3.4
5
5
20%
3
80%
1
0%
      Showing 5 reviews
    1. Price

      Your Rating:

      0
      Quality

      Your Rating:

      0
      Service

      Your Rating:

      0
      Cool-ish for streamers
      Works well with Netflix or HBO Max but can’t do much for ESPN or Disney+ which is a bummer.
      0

      0

      You have already voted!

      Reply
    2. Price

      Your Rating:

      0
      Quality

      Your Rating:

      0
      Service

      Your Rating:

      0
      Can find better
      Good: Kill Switch, good download speeds on local servers, can unblock Netflix, Hulu
      Bad: Can’t unblock Disney+ or ESPN, bad download speeds on other servers, high price tag
      0

      0

      You have already voted!

      Reply
    3. Price

      Your Rating:

      0
      Quality

      Your Rating:

      0
      Service

      Your Rating:

      0
      Decent
      Doesn’t keep logs and their local servers work well. Their international servers are not the best plus they don’t have that many servers at the moment.
      0

      0

      You have already voted!

      Reply
    4. Price

      Your Rating:

      0
      Quality

      Your Rating:

      0
      Service

      Your Rating:

      0
      Streaming here I come 😉
      Unblocks the more known streaming services like Hulu, Netflix or HBO Max. There are the ones I like and they all work fine with TB.
      0

      0

      You have already voted!

      Reply
    5. Price

      Your Rating:

      0
      Quality

      Your Rating:

      0
      Service

      Your Rating:

      0
      Lightweight VPN
      This is a lightweight VPN and for people that don’t need much from a VPN, TunnelBear is perfect. But, this is not a good choice for torrenting or streaming.
      0

      0

      You have already voted!

      Reply

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published.

    Price05 Quality05 Service05

    You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

    Thanks for submitting your comment!

    Products: