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US Mobile Offers Free VPN Service to Its Customers

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Nowadays, your privacy online is something you should uphold. As a citizen, you have the right to privacy; which is what you should protect at all costs before they fall into the hands of people with fraudulent intentions.

But as it stands, this right is being threatened to be taken away from consumers throughout the country. With the recent nullification of the US Internet Privacy Regulation, your personal data and browsing history may be shared and sold by your internet service provider (ISP) to third parties even without your consent. So how are you able to protect yourself against this? US Mobile presents the answer by offering free Virtual Private Network (VPN) service for customers.

Yesterday, the wireless carrier announced that they were partnering with leading VPN service provider, Windscribe, to help their customers protect their online privacy. According to US Mobile founder and CEO Ahmed Khattak, "We believe your data is YOURS and that sharing it, or not, should be YOUR choice. The right to privacy is one of the most inspiring things about this great country and for our mobile customers we are the first line of defense, which is why we're doing what we can for current and future US Mobile customers by offering them a free VPN service."

Khattak has also sent out a challenge for other carriers in the country to "keep their customers best interest in mind and protect their private browsing data and other online activity."

So What is a VPN?

By offering a free VPN service, US Mobile protects their users with a safe and encrypted connection over the internet. Whenever a user adds a VPN to a device, the entire online experience becomes anonymous. This includes web browsing, sending and receiving private emails/messages, and prohibiting exposure of IP address and location. And since these are things that may compromise a user's personal security, a VPN can be the best help they can get (for now).

Partnering with Windscribe's VPN service makes a lot of sense since it is compatible with smartphones, tablets, and computers. The VPN service also comes with a built-in adblocker and firewall.

With yesterday's announcement, US Mobile customers can enjoy 100GB free bandwidth per month when they sign up to the VPN service offered by Windscribe. To learn more about this, visit US Mobile's website.


Source: US Mobile

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  1. Doesn't Puffin browser on Android do the same thing as a VPN?

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    1. If it's browser-integrated does it work outside the browser, in other apps?

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  2. Smart marketing by US Mobile. I hope that more carriers offer this in the future.

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  3. I'd hardly call Windscribe "the leading provider" of VPN.

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  4. The rules never went into effect. And the rules did not apply to Google or Facebook. So when you search for something using Google, or if you use chrome browser your ISP would not have been able to sell your info but Google would. If you didn't think you needed a VPN before the rules were nullified, then you shouldn't think you need one now.

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    1. What would happen if your VPN is set up to go through an EU nation? Does that affect anything vis a vis Google's handling of your data?

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  5. TopQuest: Just some questions. If you use your phone to interact with your bank or at other websites where you pass a credit card number, wouldn't you want to do that on a secure connection? I understand that websites have security (https) but isn't there a point between your phone and your entry into a site's secure connection where your data can be seen? If you add a VPN to your phone, does that make a public Wi-Fi connection more secure and private?

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    1. I'm not arguing against VPNs. I just find it strange that people think that they need one BECAUSE the regulation was repealed. If you feel you need one now, you should have felt you needed one before.

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  6. Already have one, and only bother using it on public Wifi.

    The middle man (be it your ISP or the VPN) is always tracking you, but wifi snoops and copyright trolls are the only threats you can actually deter.

    After all, the internet isn't the glorious wild west it used to be.

    That, and a VPN still won't shield you from the consequences of viewing the only types of content you'd actually want to keep secret by virtue of those sort of things being illegal almost everywhere.

    The only way to truly protect your browsing would be to join the FBI, at which point you could literally run a ring of websites catering to a certain audience (as the FBI currently does) even though anyone else would get hanged in a cell for doing the same.

    The fact is, law has encroached so extremely upon virtual civil liberties that the only real defense from it is being above or exempt from it.

    So yeah, a VPN's not exactly what it's cracked up to be, which is why they're a dime a dozen.

    When it comes to the biggest threats to your online privacy and security, VPN's are absolutely worthless unless they're in a country that's heavily armed, openly hostile to and would never be caught dead cooperating with the RIAA, MPAA, or FBI.

    I mean sure, they could still be spying on everything you do.

    But they're not gonna cross an ocean and bust down your door the same way globalists will.

    Just look at whst happened to Dotcom, thd Pirate Bay guys and that Kickass Torrents admin.

    Now either show me something that'll actually protect my private political opinions and random youtube cat videos from the glaring eye of Johnny Law (who I've heard is more of a dog person, if you know what I mean), or I'm tossing US Mobile back in the trash right alongside this useless gimmick.

    The reality is, VPN's aren't and will never be a substitute for updated consumer protection laws that outlaw virtual entrapment and the use of malware against American citizens.

    Until we can all agree that law enforcement trolls should behave as responsibly online as they do offline, US Mobile can keep its glorified (and completely useless) "safety blanket."

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  7. Don't use a free VPN, ask yourself how they monetize their service.

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  8. Bad info posted above. A good VPN is worth paying for. Here are good reasons why you should pay for a good VPN:
    http://www.adeepbite.com/5-reasons-why-you-should-use-vpn/

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    1. You should still use https whenever possible. Http traffic is not encrypted between vpn server and destination and can be sniffed, so use https. Here is a more detailed article:
      http://www.macworld.com/article/2871286/how-and-why-you-should-use-a-vpn-to-protect-your-datas-final-mile.html
      I don't use the products mentioned; I prefer Private Internet Access.

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  9. Windscribe is offering US Mobile their free VPN with more bandwidth. The other limitations of the free plan apply. Only one connection at a time. You don't get access to all their VPN servers.

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