Double your 5G speeds with this little-known technology

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Speedify 3-year plan - $53.82 with TechRadar coupon (opens in new tab)

Speedify 3-year plan - $53.82 with TechRadar coupon (opens in new tab)
Combine two 5G streams into one with little known VPN Speedify - the only VPN to feature channel bonding. Great for the remote worker concerned about potential downtime. Use coupon code CONNECTIFYCARES at checkout to gain access for three years on up to five devices, at a price that amounts to less than $1.50 per month.

It turns out, you can combine two 5G streams into one using a little known VPN called Speedify (opens in new tab) - the only VPN to feature channel bonding.

You'll obviously need two wireless internet connections, ideally on two separate networks (in the UK, that might be Three and Vodafone and in the US, Verizon and AT&T). It is more expensive, but has its advantages for remote working, allowing you to continue work even if one line fails (automatic failover/redundant mode) - and you can add additional lines.

The best deal currently available is a 3-year plan that costs $53.82 when you use the coupon code CONNECTIFYCARES (opens in new tab) (roughly £45/AU$90). That’s less than $1.50 per month, for which you'll receive VPN access on up to five devices simultaneously.

Editor's note: for the best rates, purchase in US dollars with a fee-free card 

If you need VPN access on even more devices, you can opt for the Families bundle, which includes five accounts (25 simultaneous devices in all) for $81 (roughly £66/AU$135), or $0.45 per month per member.

Businesses, meanwhile, can buy VPN accounts for thousands of users at a time and benefit from a dedicated server (for an extra cost). Business accounts come with a centralized account management dashboard, plus CLI, API and dedicated server access.

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Another interesting feature for businesses is a “streaming mode” that prioritizes audio and video streams and dynamically adjusts to network conditions. This means you can stop asking "Can you hear me?" and start streaming at the speed of all your connections combined!

To be clear, as well as 5G, you can also combine other kinds of internet connection; including wired, WiFi, 3G, 4G, wired, hotspots and more.

Head to this page to find out how a VPN works (opens in new tab) and this page to learn about the benefits of a VPN (opens in new tab)

Desire Athow
Managing Editor, TechRadar Pro

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website builders and web hosting when DHTML and frames were in vogue and started narrating about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium.