After becoming the first major browser (opens in new tab) to include a free built-in VPN (opens in new tab) five years ago, Opera (opens in new tab) has announced its new VPN Pro subscription service.
Unlike the browser’s existing free VPN (opens in new tab)Opera VPN Pro is a premium full-device VPN that provides users with additional security and privacy protection for their entire Android smartphone (opens in new tab)†
While standalone VPN services require users to install an additional app and register for an account, Opera strives to keep its users’ online security simple and easy. Opera VPN Pro allows the company’s users to easily subscribe with their existing Opera sync accounts without having to download a separate app.
In addition to enhanced security for an entire device, Opera VPN Pro can protect up to six different Android smartphones under a single subscription. Next Generation Encryption (opens in new tab) also helps to keep user data safe no matter what app is running on their device.
Opera VPN Pro
Like its free VPN, Opera VPN Pro is a no-logging service (opens in new tab) but it also provides access to more than 3,000 private network servers in more than 30 virtual locations worldwide. This allows users to stream videos, download files and browse the web securely when connected to public Wi-Fi (opens in new tab)†
At the same time, Opera’s premium VPN service can run in data-saving mode so that users do not exceed the limits of their mobile phone plan.
While a three-month subscription will eventually cost $8.97, Opera is currently running a promotion (opens in new tab) where new VPN Pro users pay just $1.99 a month for the quarterly subscription while the service is in beta. However, users can also pay monthly for just $2.99 per month. There’s even a 7-day free trial for new users to try out the service, as well as a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Opera’s product manager for Android, Stefan Stjernelund, gave more insight into the company’s decision to launch a premium version of its VPN service in a press release. (opens in new tab)saying:
“We at Opera have always focused on ensuring users’ privacy by continuously introducing free built-in advanced features designed to protect users when they browse the web. Recently, based on requests from our users, we noticed an increasing interest in trusted protection of entire devices. Therefore, launching a trusted VPN Pro solution was a logical next step for Opera.”