Opera puts an end to VPN on Android and iOS

Opera puts an end to VPN on Android and iOS
Opera has been a popular browser for privacy enthusiasts for years. It is often marketed as a secure and swift alternative to other browsers such as Chrome. A popular feature has been the ability to surf the web via a VPN. Opera has now announced that beginning April 30th, 2018, it will be shutting down its VPN for both Android and iOS. In order to soften the blow, the company has reached an agreement with SurfEasy. SurfEasy claims a 99 percent success rate and was founded some time ago via kickstarter. Opera has said that current Opera Gold users will receive a free one year subscription to SurfEasy Ultra. For those who use Opera for free, there is an 80 percent discount available for the Total VPN package if you decide to go with SurfEasy. The Ultra version is normally $11.99 USD a month, while the Total package is $4.99. 

There are already various discounts on SurfEasy's site, along with a free trial limited to 500MB. Both paid packages offer support for up to five devices and unlimited data. If you pay more for the Ultra there are additional countries and it provides torrent protection as well. The company also notes that they provide service for a variety of platforms including Windows, Mac, iOS and Android

What is a VPN?

VPN stands for virtual private network. Essentially, the company who provides the service sends all of your data and web traffic through a safe, encrypted tunnel that keeps outside entities from collecting it. It acts as a middle man and provides a safer highway for your data. When your device requests data from a site, the company is actually requesting it and then passing it on to you. It essentially looks like Opera is accessing it rather than you, which is helpful in keeping your privacy. If you are someone who values privacy than perhaps this is something to look into. 

source: Opera via PCmag, SurfEasy



1. ijuanp03

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

But why?! This is my only VPN app for Android because of the clean look and feel.

2. AronWunarso

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

I know right! Especially, it's from Opera. Any other VPNs that I search in Google Play not really safe and might be use my data but only Opera VPN that free, clean, safe to use, and didn't use my data.

3. Cyberchum

Posts: 1066; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Dammit, Opera! It's just Turbo for me, now.

4. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

since Chinese involvement in opera, everything is mess. even opera mini now has ad everywhere. i just wish someone will rescue opera from these guys.

5. Mickel

Posts: 4; Member since: May 03, 2018

Opera is transferring all its users to Surf easy, therefore I have started using Ivacy vpn on Android device. The app is working fine and the speed is great. play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ivacy&hl​=en

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.