Verizon today launched its own mobile VPN called Safe Wi-Fi, which will hide your IP address when using public networks. Secure Wi-Fi only works for Verizon customers on iOS and Android, and it costs $ 3.99 per account per month to cover up to 10 devices. Verizon is currently offering the first 30 days as a free trial.
To get the VPN, just log in to your My Verizon app and go to "Products and Devices". Then scroll down to Safe Wi-Fi. At this time, the feature has not yet appeared on my iOS app, which has been updated to the latest version. So it's not clear if it's hard to find or if the feature is still working.
Interestingly, the VPN also blocks targeted ads. So it pays to ask if the company's many sites, such as Yahoo, AOL, and others, may be blocking ads on their sites. We contacted Verizon to find out more.
The $ 3.99 deal a month seems to be pretty decent as other VPNs require, low enough to lure entire families to a destination that needs a VPN like China, Cuba or Saudi Arabia. ExpressVPN, a popular VPN app for iOS and Android, costs $ 6.67 a month at the lowest price, if you pay in advance for 1