At the beginning of the year, we informed you that Opera VPN – one of the more popular services of this type disappeared from the Google Play store. Fortunately, the application quickly became available again and anyone interested could download it. The official translation of this situation is simply a misunderstanding. Opera VPN, however, did not come back for too long. It seems that a convenient tool for safe and anonymous internet browsing will disappear from mobile devices forever.
There are many applications on the market that allow you to use VPN on mobile devices. Opera VPN provided this type of service for free – to a limited extent. For more demanding people, the company has prepared the Gold package, thanks to which the operation of media streaming and browsing the Internet itself is accelerated. In addition, the increased number of available regions, blocking of tracking modules, removal of unnecessary ads from the application and customer service via telephone and e-mail. The annual cost of the subscription was valued at 35$ and was very good compared to the competition.
Opera VPN will disappear from the App Store and Google Play soon
Unfortunately, all good things must end sometime. Opera officially confirmed that on April 30, 2018 their VPN service will be closed and the application will disappear from both the App Store and Google Play. What about users who have paid money to use the extended application offer? Opera, each Gold subscription holder, offers an annual subscription in the SurfEasy Ultra VPN app, for free. On the other hand, users using the free version of Opera VPN will be able to take advantage of the 80% discount on the SurfEasy Total VPN service, using the code that can be redeemed through the latest application update from Opera.
What is the reason for removing the application from both stores? The company does not provide this. Until now, SurfEasy was responsible for providing VPN technology in the Opera application – so it’s not surprising that this service is promoted as an alternative. On the other hand, it is sad that SurfEasy does not offer a free plan that could compete with the one offered by Opera. SurfEasy Starter only offers 500MB of data.
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What if we use Opera VPN inside a web browser available for computers? It looks like this service will still be available right now. At least for some time. At the beginning of the year, in the released update, the VPN services were redirected to internal servers without using third-party solutions.