What is a VPN?

A VPN is a service that you sign up for online for a small monthly charge.
The VPN takes your Internet connection and makes it more secure, helps you stay anonymous and helps you get around blocks and access censored sites.
The VPN provides you with a temporary IP address and hides your true IP address from every website or email you connect with.

Why would I require a VPN?

The top reason for getting a VPN is to secure your information whilst online. They also allow you to visit websites that may be restricted due to your geographic location.
A VPN will encrypt your data. The VPN is personal and can be used whilst connected to public wi-fi which are often less secure that your home.  This will allow a piece of mind when having to do online banking whilst on the road.

Geo Restrictions exist for all sorts of reasons, not always big brother but often commercial streaming sites like Netflix and Hulu. The VPN can reroute where your computer appears to be located, which will grant you access to these sites.


Who offers such VPN services?

A few of the top VPN providers are listed below, with links to their sites.

How does the VPN pricing work?

Most VPN operators charge a monthly price that will usually vary based on the length of the subscription. If you purchase a 2-year plan, you will pay less per month than buying a monthly plan.
We’ve managed to source a great discount with NordVPN, that saving 75% on a 3 year plan, just $2.99/month (USD) roughly $4.24/month(AUD).

Can I setup a VPN on my smartphone?