Get 50GB free VPN bandwidth every month for life

Windscribe offers five times the usual allowance

A virtual private network (VPN) is a convenient way to protect your privacy by redirecting your online activity through secure remote servers. Most free VPNs give you just 10GB data per month, which doesn’t go very far, but Canadian provider Windscribe is giving new users an impressive 50GB every month for life.

To get started, visit Windscribe’s signup page and click ‘Use for free’. Enter a username and password, then click ‘Have a voucher’ and enter the code 50GBFREE.

You'll see a confirmation message informing you that you have 10GB of data - don't worry, the full 50GB will appear in your account overview.

Once that's done, download the client (it’s available as a standalone program or a browser extension) and log in. Then just select a country from the drop-down list, flick the switch and start browsing.

Use the code 50GBFREE to get five times the usual data allowance when you register with Windscribe

The best free VPN 2016

Using a VPN to redirect internet traffic prevents your data being intercepted en route, and stops unscrupulous online retailers tracking your location. It also lets you give the impression that you’re using the internet from another country, enabling you to circumvent region-blocking.

For more details, see our complete guide to the best free VPN

1. CyberGhost VPN

Easy to use and highly customizable, CyberGhost is a name you can trust to protect your privacy online.

2. Tunnelbear

Tunnelbear is incredibly straightforward and will secure your connection in a couple of clicks - but watch out for the data limit.

3. VPNBook

VPNBook is a superb free VPN tool for experienced users, and can protect your whole home network.

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