Free VPN Trial offers
We know that you want to try a VPN before you buy it. That’s why we compiled this awesome list of VPN’s with a free trial offer. The VPN free trials take two forms:
- Those that don’t require payment (usually only 24 hours or less)
- Money-Back Guarantees (up to 1 Month!)
We list the Money-Back guarantee offers first because frankly there’s way more of them, and we think you’d get alot more value from a 30 day trial offer than a 6-24 hour spin. The way it works is you pay up front, but you have a certain amount of time (usually 7-30 days) to cancel and receive a full refund.
We also list any special terms for the trial offers (for example, some won’t let you cancel if you’ve transferred “X” amount of data)
If you’re not comfortable paying anything up front, even with a money back guarantee, click here to skip to the free trials without payment.
30 Day Free Trial VPN Offers
These VPN providers offer industry-leading 30 day free trials. They require upfront payment but will refund your full purchase price if you aren’t satisfied with the service. If you do like the VPN, we recommend you buy a 1 year subscription instead of continuing to pay month-to-month as you will usually save 40-60% on 1 year plans.
ExpressVPN 30 day Free Trial Offer
ExpressVPN offers an impressive 30-day refund policy on all plans. Even better, there are no strings attached and they allow unlimited data transfer during your free trial period. Note: ExpressVPN requires prepayment for your 30 day risk free trial, but they will refund your purchase price within 30 days if not satisfied.
We like ExpressVPN for a number of reasons:
- Easy to use VPN software
- Great Mobile VPN app
- Fast Speeds
- Solid Customer Support
- Torrents/Skype/VOIP allowed
Hidemyass VPN Free Trial
Hidemyass is one of the most prolific VPN providers in the world. They have servers in over 100 countries around the world. They have amazing VPN software, and terrific speeds. They also offer an industry-leading 30 day money-back guarantee. If you purchase any VPN package through HMA, they will refund your purchase price within 30 days if you aren’t satisfied with their service.
Hidemyass adds an additional requirement that the user must have transferred 10GB of data or less in the 30 day period to be eligible (we think 10GB of transfer should be plenty to determine whether their service suits your needs). We suspect they have this policy to prevent people repeatedly abusing their free trial offer and using tons of bandwidth without paying.
Our Favorite HideMyAss Features:
- Industry best desktop VPN software
- VPN Kill Switch (They call it ‘secure IP-bind’)
- Most server locations of any major VPN
- Fast speeds
- Solid customer support including live support.
- Read our Hidemyass Review
Torguard 30 Day Free Trial Offer
Torguard offers a 30 day money-back guarantee for both their VPN and Proxy service packages. Torguard is extremely popular with the Torrent/p2p crowd but they’re also a great VPN to choose for other purposes such as unblocking websites, streaming geo-blocked video, etc.
One of their main advantages for Bittorrent users is their easy-install option to configure their proxy service with your favorite bittorrent client. It’s essentially a free 1 click setup option that configures all the optimal proxy settings in 3 of the most popular bittorrent clients, including vuze, deluge, and uTorrent.
Torguard is the only non-logging VPN on our list with a 30-day trial offer.
Our Favorite Torguard Features:
- No Logs. Extreme Privacy.
- Torrent friendly
- Proxy and VPN options (discount for buying both)
- Mobile VPN App
- StealthVPN Technology (special VPN protocol disguises vpn traffic as normal https data)
- Read our full Torguard review.
15 Day Free Trial: IBVPN
IBVPN is one of the most affordable VPN providers in the world with packages starting as low as $3.08/month (with a 1 year subscription). Even better, they throw in a bunch of extra features with their higher priced plans, including free smart DNS and free proxy service.
In addition to their 15-day refund policy, IBVPN also offers a truly free 6-hour trial with no payment required.
IBVPN doesn’t place any special requirements to claim your refund as long as the request is submitted within 15 days.
What we like about IBVPN:
- Very affordable VPN Service
- Torrent Friendly
- Connection logs only (kept around 7 days)
- Bonus SmartDNS + Proxy service with Ultimate VPN Package
- Servers in 30 countries
- Read our IBVPN Review
7 Day Free VPN Trial Offers
While not as generous as the 30-day free trial offers that you find above, I really think that 7 days is the sweet spot when it comes to deciding whether a VPN is right for you or not. It gives you plenty of time to get a feel for the features and speed, before you commit to a longer term deal with your VPN provider.
IPVanish 7-Day Free Trial
Ever since they made the decision to get rid of all VPN logging in early 2014, IPVanish has dramatically increased in popularity with our readers and is now 2nd only to Private Internet Access in terms of # of signups. IPVanish sets themselves apart with their incredibly fast speeds, solid desktop and mobile VPN software, and responsive customer support. IPvanish also has a massive global footprint with servers in over 69 countries worldwide. Full closer look, please check out our in-depth IPVanish Review!
Best IPVanish Features:
- Tier-1 data backbone (fastest speeds)
- Incredibly fast network expansion
- Servers in 69+ countries
- 256-Bit Encryption
- No VPN logs of any kind
- Torrents allowed
Private Internet Access Free Trial Offer
Private Internet Access offers their customers a 7-day money back guarantee. It’s no secret that PIA is one of our favorite VPN’s, but if you find it’s not the ideal fit, just email customer support within 7 days of signing up and they’ll refund your full purchase price.
If you haven’t taken advantage of PIA’s free trial offer yet, we highly recommend you do so. They really stand out when it comes to privacy, security, and price (which are probably the top 3 criteria you consider when choosing a VPN provider). They keep no logs and they have 256-bit OpenVPN encryption with ephemeral keys (good). Beyond this, they use up to 4096-bit keys for the authentication handshake. The bottom line is PIA puts a huge emphasis on the safety and security of their users.
We have found PIA to be extremely torrent friendly. They allow torrents on all servers, though they prefer that you limit torrent activity to non-US and non-UK servers. We haven’t heard any reports of DMCA notices being forwarded to their users (this should be theoretically impossible anyway since they don’t keep and records or logs of your VPN usage).
The speeds that we achieved when testing PIA were impressive, especially when you consider that they are one of the most affordable VPN providers at $39.95/year ($3.33/month).
Our Favorite Private Internet Access Features:
- 256-bit OpenVPN Encryption
- 4096-bit keys
- No Logs. Period.
- Excellent, easy to use software
- Extremely Torrent friendly
- Take users privacy very seriously
- Only require email address + payment method
- Bitcoin accepted
- Read our Private Internet Access Review