Access restricted websites from other countries
Region restrictions on websites are extremely frustrating. From Hulu to Netflix and more, several websites have restricted their access to US connections only. This is where VPN clients come in, like TunnelBear.
VPN clients are able to lift regional restrictions by disguising IP connections, meaning that users who install TunnelBear will be able to use Netflix, no matter where their travels take them.
The program does work off of a monthly bandwidth limitation, which is only 500 mb in the free version. This amount can be increased, either by promoting TunnelBear through Twitter (providing an additional 1GB per month), or by paying for usage (plans vary from $4.99/month to $49.99/year). While the initial 1.5GB is rather insufficient for any streaming needs, the paid plans do seem to adequately cover the bandwidth needs of most users.
For those travelling, or outside of the country permanently, VPN client TunnelBear is a great way to keep clear of region restrictions and still enjoy all the web has to offer.
- Easy to use
- Has a free version
- Free competitors available with better plans
- Limited free version