TunnelBear review

A solid VPN platform for modest users.

TunnelBear
(Image: © TunnelBear)

Our Verdict

TunnelBear is a great VPN platform if your primary focus is privacy, connection stability, and high speeds. Unfortunately, it doesn’t go far beyond that. On the more positive side, the desire to prove its qualities through an independent audit is commendable.

For

  • Superior performance
  • Quality confirmed in a public audit

Against

  • Doesn’t unblock Netflix
  • Doesn’t support routers
  • Limited server coverage

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TunnelBear was established in Toronto, Canada seven years ago and bought by cybersecurity company McAfee in March 2018. It prides itself with a user base consisting of more than 25 million people all over the world, and has found a place in our roundup of the best VPNs in 2019.

There are just two pricing options. The one-month option costs $9.99 (about £8), while the price of the one-year option stands at $4.99 (about £4) per month. TunnelBear also offers a free account, albeit very limited, with only 500MB of allowed VPN traffic per month.

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The Verdict
3.5

out of 10

TunnelBear review

TunnelBear is a great VPN platform if your primary focus is privacy, connection stability, and high speeds. Unfortunately, it doesn’t go far beyond that. On the more positive side, the desire to prove its qualities through an independent audit is commendable.

Sead Fadilpašić

Sead Fadilpašić works as a staff journalist at Cryptonews.com, where he regularly writes news on and analyses blockchain and cryptocurrency. Based in Sarajevo, Sead previously worked as a freelance journalist, with Techradar Pro being one of the titles he contributed to during this time.