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stoaX

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VPNs for Smartphones and/or laptops
« on: June 05, 2019, 04:04:46 PM »
My retirement is fast approaching. For the past 13 years my workplace has provided my a cell phone so I have never had any reason to get smart about them.  I will now have to get my own smartphone and one anticipated use of it will be helping me in my retirement travels. So if I'm using a hotel's wifi planning out the next day's activities using my smartphone, do I need a VPN?   Or some other layer of security?  I have the same question for using a laptop over a hotel wifi. 

Thanks in advance for the help!

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Re: VPNs for Smartphones and/or laptops
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2019, 05:04:35 PM »
Yes, definitely.

Find a review that rates VPNs in general and their phone apps. Be aware that some VPNs sell your data.

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Re: VPNs for Smartphones and/or laptops
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2019, 05:03:15 PM »
Run your own Outline VPN.

https://www.getoutline.org/en/home

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Re: VPNs for Smartphones and/or laptops
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2019, 05:23:08 PM »
Couple cheap, popular VPN's:

Private Internet Access (PIA)
NordVPN

I believe there is a current PIA deal for $60 for 3 years. Windscribe is another VPN that has a free option and a lifetime option. Seems legit.

More geek focused VPN's with good reputations but more expensive

Mullvad
AIRVPN

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Re: VPNs for Smartphones and/or laptops
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2019, 06:11:23 PM »
I bought my VPN software 'windscribe' when it was onsale.  Usually I check out slickdeals.net for whatever deals with VPN is going on.  Usually you can get a lifetime membership.  For example:

https://slickdeals.net/f/13111582-fastestvpn-lifetime-vpn-service-subscriptions-5-devices-15-2-devices-10?attrsrc=Test%3AHideExpiredSearch%3AHide%20Expired&src=SiteSearchV2_SearchBarV2Algo1

FastestVPN: Lifetime VPN Service Subscription (2-Devices) $9.99
FastestVPN: Lifetime VPN Service Subscription (5-Devices) $14.99

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Re: VPNs for Smartphones and/or laptops
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2019, 02:01:50 PM »
Thanks for all the replies.  I'll get on it!  I hope retiring doesn't turn into too much work.