VPN Gate Review 2024: A Free VPN Hosted by Volunteers

Is it safe to use a VPN with servers hosted by volunteers?

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By Aliza Vigderman Aliza Vigderman, Senior Editor, Industry Analyst & Gabe Turner Gabe Turner, Chief Editor
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Editors Rating:
7.8 /10

What We Like

What We Don't Like

  • No native apps: You’ll need to use third-party apps to access VPN Gate, and the setup process is more complex than usual VPNs.
  • Data logging: For the protection of its servers hosted by volunteers, VPN Gate collects and stores activity logs for at least three months.
  • Limited locations: Since its servers are hosted by volunteers, the locations to which you can connect are limited. Most of the servers are in Japan and South Korea.

Bottom Line

VPN Gate is an excellent free VPN, but as a nonprofit service, it doesn’t offer as many features as commercial VPNs. It gets around content restrictions and censorship pretty well, though, and it’s a decent option for day-to-day use that doesn’t require high-level privacy and protection.
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