Opera releases a free, unlimited VPN for iPhone

The company behind the famous Opera Mini browser has revealed its new Opera VPN, which allows for a free, unlimited connection from an iPhone.

Virtual Private Networks are an expensive means of securely sharing data from one computer to another. Now, the company behind the famous Opera Mini browser has unveiled its new Opera VPN for iPhone, which offers a free and unlimited connection.
The Opera VPN for iOS allows iPhone users to access the internet securely from various regions around the world, and includes the ability to route traffic through the United States, Canada, Netherlands, Germany or Singapore.
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In layman’s terms, a VPN allows users to route their internet traffic through another territory if their present environment (for example, a workplace) has a restrictive connection to the internet that blocks access (for instance) to social media websites such as Facebook.
As Opera itself phrases its newest product, “With Opera VPN you can block ads, change your virtual location and stop sites from tracking you around the web.”
The company has clarified its plans for its Opera VPN, stating that it will remain free for life, and that the company has no plans to serve ads on the service “for now.”
Opera’s VPN app makes use of the US based SurfEasy VPN service, which the company acquired in March 2015. However, SurfEasy’s own app requires a subscription fee after a short trial period.
The Opera VPN will undoubtedly come in handy to those desperate to watch blocked viral videos at their workplaces or college campuses. In its official press release, Opera have specifically aimed the service at both groups of consumers.
Read: Opera Max to reduce Netflix data costs by nearly half
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Source: Opera