Black Friday VPN – quick list
Every year, virtual private networks (VPNs) compete against Black Friday. Whether it’s undercutting each other’s prices, securing exclusive deals or aggressive marketing campaigns, every VPN wants your habits this time of year. But with so many great deals on the market, which one should you actually consider?
The best VPN is much more than the price you pay, so this Black Friday I wanted to put it together a list of the services I would really consider – as someone who tests them every day. I’ve only included VPNs that are truly great services, and not just the cheapest offerings.
The Black Friday VPN deals worth buying
Without further ado, here are my top 5 Black Friday VPN deals that are both excellent services and really worth it.
Please note: all prices are in US$.
Which VPNs Didn’t Reduce Prices on Black Friday?
Just because something seems like a bargain doesn’t mean it really is. Some services look like they have changed their prices, when in reality they have not. Unfortunately ExpressVPN and FastestVPN have not lowered their prices for Black Friday. However, just because they are the same price doesn’t mean it isn’t a worthwhile consideration.
ExpressVPN is my go-to service. I use it every day without a doubt, and it’s at the top of my list of the best VPN services out there, and it wouldn’t have that crown if it didn’t deserve it. Ultimately, ExpressVPN doesn’t bother with price cuts on Black Friday, preferring instead to keep prices consistent throughout the year. If you want the best of the best, you’ll have to pay full price, I’m afraid.
FastestVPN, on the other hand, is an emerging provider that showed promise early on. With a lifetime subscription for $40 it’s not a bad deal, but again it’s the same price as normal so it’s looks like like a special Black Friday deal.
Frequently asked questions about Black Friday VPN deals
When can I get the best Black Friday VPN deal?
The day has finally arrived, so check out our Black Friday 2023 hub pages to get the best deals not just on VPNs but everything else too. Don’t worry if you miss the day’s deals as Cyber Monday is just around the corner and most providers are offering the same, if not a comparable deal on both.
Is a VPN necessary?
A VPN is a useful tool to have in your arsenal. It not only increases your security and online anonymity, but also optimizes your device so you can get much more out of it.
Jumping onto a server redirects your traffic, changing your IP address to make it appear as if you are somewhere else entirely. This means that it is less likely that your internet activity can be traced back to you, which in turn offers a range of benefits.
You can bypass geo-restrictions and access otherwise locked content, such as streaming BBC iPlayer outside the UK. This also means that your Internet Service Provider (ISP) cannot see what you are doing and may limit your bandwidth when performing tasks that require more data, such as streaming or gaming.
Of course, in addition to these more exciting features, a VPN allows you to surf online more securely, keeping your sensitive information under heavy encryption, away from prying eyes. You can find more information in our article ‘What is a VPN?’ guide
What are the best Black Friday deals
If you’re looking for more than just a VPN, here are my top picks for the best deals outside of VPNs:
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