First India did it and then America followed. We mean, it doesn’t make a lot of sense banning a harmless song and dance app, does it? Something needs to be done.
Now, just because the government banned it doesn’t mean it’s the end of the world. There is one very obvious way of getting around an IP ban. The same way you can get around using another country’s Netflix: VPN.
A Virtual Private Network can say, transport your IP to some other country. For example, TikTok is completely legal and works fine in Canada (for now), so you can simply use a VPN to use a server in Canada.
We have an entire article on which VPNs work best with Netflix and how it isn’t technically illegal to use them but TikTok is a different animal.
So here we’ve found some of the best hybrid VPN services that you can use right now and get to enjoy your favorite app again, regardless of the ban.
Ask anyone who is into VPNs or web security, NordVPN is on everyone’s best list. NordVPN is very mainstream which means it is trustworthy with millions of customers worldwide that use it. The 3-Year plan costs $3.49/month which seems reasonable.
The UI is certainly the app’s highlight. All you have to do is go to the app and click on quick connect which would automatically connect you to the best server or you could manually select a location with the app’s geolocation feature.
To know more you can read our full NordVPN Review.
- Simple to use and intuitive
- Over 5000 servers worldwide
- Ad and malware blocker
- No data leaks
- Kill switch
- Credible customer support
SurfShark is popular among the security-conscious which only means that it’ll make you less vulnerable. You can choose between 63 countries and over 1700 servers to divert your IP with.
The use is as simple as it comes: first, sign up then download the app from the store and after that, you can choose quick connect or manually select a location. For $1.99/month you get 3-Years worth of service with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
- Unlimited devices to connect
- VPN tunneling
- No-logs policy
- Kill switch and multihop
- CleanWeb i.e. No ads or malware
ExpressVPN and NordVPN form the majority of the VPN market as you might’ve seen their ads pop-up on multiple places. ExpressVPN is pretty much identical to NordVPN in service except ExpressVPN has more server locations.
The app is pretty much simple to configure. You go to the app, select a recommended location and that’s it. Its UI isn’t as top-notch as NordVPN’s but it gets the job done.
ExpressVPN is a little pricey with the annual plan costing $8.32/month but you’re getting quality here. To know the full story, you can read our ExpressVPN Review.
- 160 server locations in 94 countries
- Multilingual lingual support
- Data leak protection
- Shortcut for most-used apps
- AES 256-bit encryption
Out of all the VPNs on this list, CyberGhost prioritizes privacy the most. It also has the widest device support including FireTV and SmartTVs. Along with being affordable, it has a 45-day money-back guarantee and multilingual customer support.
The app is available on both phones and tablets with support for the latest android OS. You just need to login and select a country (from the 90+ available) where TikTok works the best and multiple VPN protocols. The 3-Year plan costs $2.75/month.
CyberGhost has great anonymity features right out of the box, you can find out more in our CyberGhost Review.
- Unlimited bandwidth and traffic
- Strict no-logs policy
- Wifi protect
- Automatic kill switch
- OpenVPN, IKEv2, and Wireguard VPN protocols
- IP leak protection
VyprVPN is another great tool for quick and fast VPN access. They support nearly every mobile platform, even including support for BlackPhone and Blackberry.
The use case is simple: Sign up, Get the app, One-click connection and you’re protected with WireGuard protocol. There’s more than meets the eye with VyprVPN so check out our VyprVPN Review to know more.
The 24-month costs $2.50/month, which isn’t bad since you’ll have the full extent of the service and high-speed servers. However, the monthly plan costs $12.95/month but there is a money-back guarantee for you to try the service first.
- IP address protection
- No-logs policy with annual audits
- 24/7 customer support
- Public wifi protection
- Kill switch
- NAT firewall
TunnelBear is a VPN that aggressively prioritizes security. Hence, the word ‘Bear’ in the title. It is probably the most simple VPN to ever use. It has a similar geolocation UI to NordVPN and a switch that toggles your network to encrypt. We have more features to talk about in our TunnelBear Review.
You have access to servers in a little over 20 countries but considering that TikTok is still legal in majority of the world, you’d only end up using about 5 out of 20. TunnelBear is also one of the cheapest VPN services with the ‘Unlimited’ plan costing $3.33/month, including a free plan.
- Simple design
- AES 256-bit encryption
- 3D Touch for IOS and floating widget access for Android
- No-logging, including Independent audits
ProtonVPN branched from ProtonMail, which if you don’t know, is incredibly popular among the privacy-conscious internet users. Especially considering that it is free. ProtonVPN’s free plan supports 1 device and switching for up to 3 countries.
If you’re looking for a free VPN then ProtonVPN could be your best bet. Or if you opt for paid plans then the ‘Basic’ plan will give you access to all the countries and the highest server speed at the cost of $4/month. To know why ProtonVPN is the best free VPN, check out our ProtonVPN Review.
- Completely opensource
- Strict No-logs policy
- Up to 10 GB speeds
- DNS leak prevention
- Tor Over VPN
Regardless of which VPN you decide to choose, they are all some of the best services right now so you can’t go wrong. Plus, each one comes with a 30 or even 45-day money-back guarantee.
But if you’re still confused about which one to go with then our humble recommendation, if you care to spend then NordVPN or if you want a free alternative then ProtonVPN.
That sums up this article. What do you think? Is there another viable option worth adding to the list?
Or if you’ve been using one of the above and would care to share your experience then please comment down below and let us know.