It’s an old saying in computer security for a reason, it’s absolutely true: if the service is free, then you are the product. There is no such thing as a free VPN. Either you pay for a quality service – with premium servers and the fastest connections, with your security absolutely guaranteed, as well as the functionality you require, in terms of unlocking geo-restrictions and protecting yourself – or you pay another way: with your data going to the highest bidder, or worse.
Everyone must be aware of the dangers of free VPNs, and what they are really up to. It will come as no shock to anyone that in the world of VPNs, as in life, you get what you pay for. But it’s much worse in the murky world of free VPNs, as stated above, there: you’re the product. Below we list the dangers of free VPNs, explaining exactly why you must pay for VPN.
First an aside on Google: No matter how much you love Google for its “free” services, it knows everything about you. If you don’t take care of your privacy settings and browse the web casually, Google stores your every search, movement, activity, download, etc. Often web users end up facing unexpected embarrassment. Liberty Shield’s trusted VPN takes care of this problem. This is why you must pay for VPN.
A common saying in computer security is: if the service is free, then you are the product. That is – things cost money, and many free services need to make up their costs in other ways. Advertising is the most common money-making tool. But so is selling your data. Free VPNs come with restrictions as well. Slow speeds and bandwidth caps are two obvious limitations. This comes with the territory with free services. What is worse is when a free VPN logs your browsing data, email address, and other personal information. And sells them to the highest bidder. It is an axiom of life on the internet that you must pay for VPN.
A VPN is a software program that uses a secure server to encrypt data transmitted between your computer and the secure server. When you connect to the VPN, in this case Liberty Shield, which run a tier 2 level VPN network, not even your ISP can read the data you transmit before it passes through a secure tunnel. Even if a hacker, or anyone else, manages to access the information, the data will only appear as gibberish, completely garbled and unintelligible. Yet more reasons you must pay for VPN.
As we have said, Liberty Shield offer a tier 2 level VPN network, free services cannot provide this level of service. They use the outdated and unsecure Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol. This outmoded method of VPN protection leaves you vulnerable to attack, and won’t even unblock, for example, Netflix geo-restrictions, which for many people is the reason they specifically use a VPN in the first place. Ask anyone in internet security: you must pay for VPN.
Free VPN services are overloaded with people using their shoddy service, they have a limited number of servers and bandwidth, and when a lot of people are using the service at the same time it results in a frustratingly, agonisingly slow service that is not good for your blood pressure. VPNs can slow your internet connection; with Liberty Shield you’ll hardly notice the difference, but with a free VPN you most definitely will. Liberty Shield invests their profits in bandwidth and servers in order to improve the service for you. So even when thousands of users are using the service simultaneously it won’t slow down your connection. With a paid VPN you get access to all sorts of features, from IP masking to bypassing geoblocks. You must pay for VPN.
Liberty Shield, unlike free services, have a large number of servers, so you don’t have to wait to connect. This is not the case with free VPNs. You’ll have to wait in queues that will remind you what life was like before the internet. Queuing up in endless lines in the bank or post office. This is not why you use a VPN. You use a VPN to make your life more secure, more safe, and, in terms of unlocking geo-restrictions on your favourite content, more fun. And even when you do get a connection with a free VPN, they can and will disconnect you on a whim, because it’s someone else’s turn, or just through sheer incompetence. When free VPNs aren’t selling your data, they’re driving you round the bend. Liberty Shield values you and your time, we won’t make you wait in interminable queues. Fast and secure, Liberty Shield is here to make your life easier. That’s why you must pay for VPN.
When you use a free VPN, when they’re not selling your data, they’re ignoring your questions, problems and queries. You’re the product, remember? Why would they provide you with the customer service and peace of mind that you need? Does the Coca Cola Corporation care what a can of cherry coke thinks? Liberty Shield are here night and day to answer all your queries, and to help you with any issues you may be experiencing. We have a dedicated staff to respond to your queries and rest assured you’ll get the help you need at any time.
The claims made by free VPNs are demonstrably false. Even if they claim to be logless, they often secretly log your data. Liberty Shield is a logless, anonymous service. Liberty Shield is a service you can trust. Just ask our customers.
If you come away from this blog with nothing else, please remember: if the service is free, then you are the product.