# of Servers
50
Server Locations
10
Price Per Month (From)
$2.99
Free Trial
Free Version


4.4/10
Informr score
Betternet currently has an Informr score of 4.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 9 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What the Critics Are Saying...


VPN Ranks

I have concluded that the service has its share of problems but it does have some merits. The service quality is decent and is preferred for subscribers who only want to access geo-restricted sites. Lack of reliability, loopholes in the privacy policy and fewer servers are the cons of provider. Howe...

- Ghulman, VPN Ranks
Restore Privacy

I uncovered the following issues with Betternet VPN: embedded malware, tracking libraries, IP address leaks, DNS leaks, poor speeds, and poor reliability. Perhaps most concerning is the fact that Betternet has been caught embedding malware and tracking libraries into their VPN apps, while promising...

- Sven Taylor, Restore Privacy
TechNadu

Those looking out for a free to use VPN might find Betternet worth a try. Paid users can find this expensive and unreliable, though.

- Kees Friesland, TechNadu
vpnMentor

When you look at the price, you can see that there’s nothing to lose. It might be the perfect service for your needs. It can get you around censorship, increase your privacy, and let you enjoy the web without worry.

- Alex (Shurf) Frenkel, vpnMentor
Best VPN

I found the free version to be quite useful despite serving adverts. The paid service, on the other hand, doesn’t have all the necessary features to truly be considered “Premium” and is a little bit slow.

- Ray Walsh, Best VPN

Details


Overview
Headquarters Canada
Pricing/Sign Up
Starting Price (per Month) $2.99
Plans and Pricing Visit Site
Free Trial Free Version
Money Back Guarantee 30 Days
Payment Options Credit Cards
ID Required Valid email address
Features
Server Locations (# of Countries) 10
Number of Servers 50 +
Devices Per License 5
Simultaneous Connections 5
Unlimited Bandwidth Yes
Double-Hop / Double VPN No
Accesses Netflix No
P2P / Torrenting Allowed Yes
Accepts Bitcoin No
Non-US Company Yes
Protected
Protocols IPSec, OpenVPN
Encryption AES-256
No Logs / No Tracking No
Dedicated IP Available No
VPN Over Tor No
Wi-Fi Leak Protection No
Private DNS Server No
DNS Leak Protection No
IP Leak Protection No
WebRTC Leak Protection No
IPv6 Leak Protection No
Kill Switch No
Supported Platforms
Operating Systems Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android
Mobile App Yes
Router No
Browser Extension Yes
Customer Support
24/7 Support No
Live Chat Support No
Telephone Support No
Email Support No
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Additional comments
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Critic Reviews


VPN Ranks

A risky VPN with several benefits

from VPN Ranks

I have concluded that the service has its share of problems but it does have some merits. The service quality is decent and is preferred for subscribers who only want to access geo-restricted sites. Lack of reliability, loopholes in the privacy policy and fewer servers are the cons of provider. H...More

I have concluded that the service has its share of problems but it does have some merits. The service quality is decent and is preferred for subscribers who only want to access geo-restricted sites. Lack of reliability, loopholes in the privacy policy and fewer servers are the cons of provider. However, free of cost service, fast connectivity and ease of access are the benefits that make this service.

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Restore Privacy

Another example illustrating the dangers of using a free VPN service

from Restore Privacy

I uncovered the following issues with Betternet VPN: embedded malware, tracking libraries, IP address leaks, DNS leaks, poor speeds, and poor reliability. Perhaps most concerning is the fact that Betternet has been caught embedding malware and tracking libraries into their VPN apps, while promisi...More

I uncovered the following issues with Betternet VPN: embedded malware, tracking libraries, IP address leaks, DNS leaks, poor speeds, and poor reliability. Perhaps most concerning is the fact that Betternet has been caught embedding malware and tracking libraries into their VPN apps, while promising to protect the privacy and security of its users.

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TechNadu

Needs serious improvements

from TechNadu

Those looking out for a free to use VPN might find Betternet worth a try. Paid users can find this expensive and unreliable, though.

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Those looking out for a free to use VPN might find Betternet worth a try. Paid users can find this expensive and unreliable, though.

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vpnMentor

You can get the privacy and anonymity you want without spending any money

from vpnMentor

When you look at the price, you can see that there’s nothing to lose. It might be the perfect service for your needs. It can get you around censorship, increase your privacy, and let you enjoy the web without worry.

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When you look at the price, you can see that there’s nothing to lose. It might be the perfect service for your needs. It can get you around censorship, increase your privacy, and let you enjoy the web without worry.

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Best VPN

Very basic VPN

from Best VPN

I found the free version to be quite useful despite serving adverts. The paid service, on the other hand, doesn’t have all the necessary features to truly be considered “Premium” and is a little bit slow.

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I found the free version to be quite useful despite serving adverts. The paid service, on the other hand, doesn’t have all the necessary features to truly be considered “Premium” and is a little bit slow.

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TheBestVPN.com

Doesn’t live up to its name

from TheBestVPN.com

Betternet is more of a proxy than VPN service. Although their virtual private network is secured through OpenVPN VPN protocol and 256-bit AES encryption, their software not the best option for security and privacy as we’ve found several DNS and WebRTC leaks. You can use their free app to hide your IP, but not much more.

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Betternet is more of a proxy than VPN service. Although their virtual private network is secured through OpenVPN VPN protocol and 256-bit AES encryption, their software not the best option for security and privacy as we’ve found several DNS and WebRTC leaks. You can use their free app to hide your IP, but not much more.

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Security Gladiators

One of the worst VPN apps that you can find in the market today

from Security Gladiators

We don’t know any other way to say this but Betternet is infested with a ton of malware. Its VPN service will infect your device with nasty malware. And hence you should avoid using Betternet at all times.

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We don’t know any other way to say this but Betternet is infested with a ton of malware. Its VPN service will infect your device with nasty malware. And hence you should avoid using Betternet at all times.

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Best VPN.org

Not recommended

from Best VPN.org

It connected relatively fast and did not leak my real IP, DNS, or WebRTC. It has no kill switch, so I could’ve been exposed without knowing it. The speeds were slow, but I was able to access Netflix. At the same time, the sluggish speeds don’t help much if you’re into P2P file-sharing. More

It connected relatively fast and did not leak my real IP, DNS, or WebRTC. It has no kill switch, so I could’ve been exposed without knowing it. The speeds were slow, but I was able to access Netflix. At the same time, the sluggish speeds don’t help much if you’re into P2P file-sharing. 

The list of premium features is insufficient to lure me into subscribing, and the total lack of transparency regarding their technology doesn’t instill trust.

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TechRadar

Its privacy issues and lack of features mean it's not a serious VPN

from TechRadar

Betternet is a poor VPN with unreliable servers, feeble support, virtually no features and multiple privacy concerns. It might just about be acceptable for unblocking streaming sites, but if you need to protect anything of the slightest importance then we'd look elsewhere.

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Betternet is a poor VPN with unreliable servers, feeble support, virtually no features and multiple privacy concerns. It might just about be acceptable for unblocking streaming sites, but if you need to protect anything of the slightest importance then we'd look elsewhere.

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