TunnelBear Review – Best Free VPN for Mac, iOS, Windows & more

When it comes to VPN services, I want to stick to only one & the best. I often try numerous VPN services & review them here at ShoutMeTech. Today I want to share the TuneelBear VPN service review, which I’m sure you will find it useful too.

tunnelbear VPN review

If you are about to buy a VPN service for yourself, here are the few things that you should consider:

  • Should support multiple devices.
  • Offer multiple options to connect such as Chrome extension
  • One account all devices.
  • Security & Encryption

Part of my job is to travel a lot, and I have to connect with numerous public Wi-Fi at the airport, Cafe & various other places. One of the biggest problems with using free WI-Fi is the security of your account. You can’t be 100% sure that your data transmitted over that free network is 100% secure. A reliable VPN service ensures that your data is not being seen by anyone else in between, and you are safe even when using free internet at public transit.

Features & review of TunnelBear:

I bumped into TunnelBear for the first time while I was looking for a free VPN for iPhone. It got the great recommendation from many popular publications like Forbes, Lifehacker, which let me install it the right away.

What I loved about the TunnelBear is, the User Interface & how easy it is for a non-technical users to get started with it. Once you have downloaded any of their supported device software, right now they offer:

  • iOS app
  • Android app
  • Mac OS App
  • Windows App
  • Chrome Extension

You will be first prompted to create a free account. Once your account is created, you get 500MB of free data every month, to use a free account. You can earn extra 1GB every month just by tweeting by TunnelBear from the app itself.

After registering your account, you need to select the plan you want to use. I would recommend selecting the free plan to try out the app, and later on, you can upgrade to paid plan as required.

TunnelBear FRee VPN iPhone

After that (Depending upon the platform) you need to install the VPN profile on your iPhone. The process is simple, and Bears at TunnelBear will guide you for the same.

By default, TunnelBear will select your location, and you can change your location from location selector.

TunnelBear VPN Country Selection

When you select the new location, it will take few seconds to create the tunnel & after that you will be browsing on VPN. Once the connection is setup, (On iPhone you will notice VPN written at the top status bar), you can open any app or browser to browse as if you are accessing the internet from selected country.

TunnelBear VPN connected

As you can see from the screenshot above, I have 1500MB bandwidth remaining in this month. You can also get 1 GB free bandwidth just by tweeting about this ultimate VPN service from the app itself.

You can download TunnelBear Android app, or for Windows or Mac from the official download page here. Even if you are not ready to use VPN service as a software, you should install TunnelBear Chrome extension, which will encrypt and secure your browsing. None the less, if you are in college or office, you will be able to access all banned sites with this chrome extension.

Is TunnelBear VPN Right for you?

TunnelBear offers unlimited data at the price of $2.99 only, which is one of the cheapest in the VPN industry. You can use the same account on all your devices, which makes it one of the best VPN service available.

Even if you are not so used to using a VPN service, I highly recommend you to download the software & setup your free account. Next time when you are travelling, and connecting to a free WI-fI network, ensure that you use a VPN tunnel software to keep yourself safe from hackers.

Create your free account

Don’t forget to share this guide with your Friends, family & colleagues to help them secure their internet life. If you want me to review any other VPN client or you recommend any other service, feel free to let me know via comment. Don’t forget to share your review of TunnelBear VPN service.

Article by Harsh Agrawal

Harsh has written 159 articles.

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  • Paul billygraham Reang January 8, 2016, 12:58 pm

    Hi Harsh,
    i am glad you shared this lovely information with us, I was looking for genuine free VPN for mac. Thanks for sharing such an wonderful tutorial with us.
    Best Regards

  • Ramakrishna February 18, 2016, 7:10 am

    I am using Betternet works quite well.But after reading this article i want to use TunnelBear VPN.Thanks for this great post!

  • Sandeep Jinagal April 24, 2016, 3:34 pm

    Also U can use Virtual Browser, Which is More faster ,Secure and free service.

    • Harsh Agrawal May 2, 2016, 6:59 pm

      That’s new for me. Will try Virtual browser 🙂

  • bradhaddin April 29, 2016, 1:20 pm

    I already had a bad experience where with free vpn service because it has limited features which cannot transfer your data anonymously, So that’s why I selected Ivacy paid vpn service.

  • Deepak June 22, 2016, 9:59 pm

    I am also user of this this add on i m using this from long time it is best way to bypass your net connection if you are not able to open any link from your ip then change using this one

  • Tony July 21, 2016, 12:15 am

    It seems I would try out this tunnel bear..sounds good for those who watch films or access sites that block certain geographical locations

  • VK Verma July 21, 2016, 12:02 pm

    What is the best VPN for Android smartphone?

    • Harsh Agrawal August 7, 2016, 3:27 pm

      Tunnelbear is also available for Android devices.

      • Vk Verma December 16, 2016, 3:19 pm

        Thank you, sir.

  • Akhil Kumar July 24, 2016, 12:14 am

    Great info thanks 🙂

  • Deepak Gupta August 16, 2016, 9:51 pm

    Hi there,

    You wrote excellent review about this app! Personally, I would rather go for Cloud VPN, it connects to VPN in no time within a click!

  • Godspower August 30, 2016, 1:15 pm

    Normal i do use hola vpn, but gona try this out thou… Thanks for the info.. 🙂

  • Cemre September 19, 2016, 9:12 am

    Zenmate VPN for Android smartphone.. is the best

  • Pramod September 28, 2016, 3:21 pm

    I used Tunnel Bear for Android. It is one of the best VPN.

  • Tony Tran October 10, 2016, 10:10 am

    I have been looking for a good VPN for Mac for months. I will give TunnelBear a try with its free plan. I think 500MB would be enough to me for use a few times a day.

  • Kannan October 10, 2016, 4:31 pm

    I love using tunnel bear on my laptop but I don’t know why whenever i connect in my desktop my internet is automatically disconnected and I stopped using on my desktop.

  • Steve October 24, 2016, 1:36 am

    @Harsh Agrawal, Did you ever use strong vpn. any review please. Or the best vpn for using US websites ?

  • tronar October 28, 2016, 9:26 pm

    What you think about Cyberghost VPN?

  • Bahdboy November 25, 2016, 10:51 pm

    gona check this vpn out, have tried other thou.. Gona test this.

  • hardik June 15, 2017, 1:05 pm

    used and working fine. thanks for this tool.