Even if you know very little about VPNs, you’ve likely heard of NordVPN. Being recognizable isn’t the only thing going for it. NordVPN offers affordable tiers of service with a 30-day money-back guarantee, and it’s one of the most intuitive VPNs you can get for your mobile phone.
There are three plans from which you can choose: Standard ($4.99 per month, paid annually), Plus ($5.69 per month, paid annually) or Complete ($6.99 per month, paid annually). You can opt for a month-to-month plan, but you’ll pay $11.99 per month to $13.99 per month. Alternatively, you can choose a two-year plan for more savings—$3.29 per month to $5.29 per month, paid annually.
All plans offer high-speed VPNs, malware protection and an ad blocker, all for up to six devices. The Plus plan gives you access to a password manager that syncs your passwords across all your devices―from your PC to your mobile phone. You’ll also get a data breach scanner so that you can find out if any of your personal info or passwords were compromised. The Complete plan gives you everything in the Standard and Plus plans and you’ll get 1 TB of encrypted cloud storage for any of your files. This could be a huge benefit if you want to stop paying for Apple, Google Drive or Dropbox storage, for example.
NordVPN’s setup is easy: download and install the app on your mobile device, log into your account after you subscribe and then click on the country you want to use for your connection. It’s quick and easy to protect your online activity. If you want more protection, you can choose to add-on a dedicated IP for $70 per year.
You have plenty of server options with NordVPN, too. The company has more than 5,500 servers in 59 different countries. A business VPN is available, as well. It’s $7 to $9 per user, per month, which is pricier than some other top business mobile VPN services.
Then there’s the elephant in the room that should be addressed: NordVPN suffered a breach in 2018. The good news is that the company claims no personal data was exposed―thanks to the no-log policy―and it performed an internal audit when it learned of the attack. NordVPN also upped its security on all servers to prevent remote access in the future.
Learn more: Read our NordVPN review.
Who should use it:
NordVPN is one of the most popular VPNs around, and it’s one of the best mobile VPNs for beginners who aren’t familiar with how a VPN works. It’s easy to get started with a few clicks on your phone to protect your internet activity—and you don’t have to be very tech-savvy.