Windscribe voucher: free VPN with 50GB traffic included

The VPN service Windscribe runs a promotion right now that bumps the monthly bandwidth of free users from 10 Gigabytes to 50 Gigabytes.

Windscribe offers a free (called limited) and paid accounts. The main differences between free and paid accounts are the following ones:

  • Free account has a traffic limit. Default is 10 Gigabytes per month, but you get 50 Gigabytes instead with the voucher.
  • The free account may be used on only once device (at a time).
  • Servers in eight countries are available for selection to free users, paying customers get servers in more than 45 countries.
  • Pro accounts get faster upper speed limits (free up to 100 Mbps, pro up to 480Mbps)
  • The Linux client and Android client is only available for paying customers.

As far as other features are concerned, they are identical between free and paid accounts. The service has a strict no logging policy -- including VPN usage, connection logs, IP addresses -- and session data is discarded three minutes after termination of the session.

The service supports P2P traffic, offers ad-blocking functionality built-in to its clients, and a firewall on top of that. The free version does not offer OpenVPN configurations on the other hand.

Windscribe offers clients for Windows and Mac (also Linux for paying customers), for the Google Chrome, Firefox and Opera browsers, an iOS app (Android only for Pro customers), and configuration tutorials for routers.

Grab your 50 Gigabyte free Windscribe account

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To sign up for a 50 Gigabyte free account on Windscribe, do the following:

  1. Visit the main website of the service here: https://windscribe.com/
  2. Click on the "sign up" link in the top right corner of the page.
  3. Select the "use for free" option on the next page.
  4. Fill out your desired username and password. Email is optional, but you will only get 2GB per month if you don't add one.
  5. Click on "have a voucher" on the sign up page.
  6. Add the voucher 50GBFREE.
  7. Complete the sign-up process

The new account has five times the regular bandwidth limit of 10 Gigabytes per month now if things worked well.

Next step is to download one of the available clients to start using the service, or configure your router if it supports it.

Windscribe's offer is excellent, especially with the bump to 50 Gigabytes of traffic. That should be sufficient for all but the most demanding web applications such as video streaming or heavy P2P usage.

Since it is free, it is excellent as a backup VPN even if you use a VPN service already.

Now You: Do you use a VPN service? If so which, and why?

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Responses to Windscribe voucher: free VPN with 50GB traffic included

  1. Gabriel April 1, 2017 at 4:32 pm #

    It's a good VPN in my opinion. Software is ok but I'd love to have OpenVPN profiles, which they don't offer ATM. oh, I use Windscribe.
    EDIT: They do offer Openvpn config files but only for PRO accounts.

  2. chad April 1, 2017 at 4:56 pm #

    I have used Windscribe for quite a while - it is an excellent VPN, and is highly rated. Grab the offer while you can.

  3. Leo April 1, 2017 at 6:42 pm #

    What's this vpn benefit over opera vpn? I've been using the later (sg server) and seems fine with it.

    • MdN April 1, 2017 at 8:09 pm #

      Opera VPN only VPN-izes your Opera browser traffic, while this one (and all others) take care of all the internet traffic of your PC (updates, e-mails, torrents, Skype, etc, etc).
      Anyway, "The Linux client and Android client is only available for paying customers." sadly this one is not for me.

    • vpn April 2, 2017 at 12:07 am #

      I've encountered several sites where Opera's VPN is blocked. They don't have enough servers to guarantee access. I use Tunnelbear as a backup for now. Windscribe looks good.

  4. chesscanoe April 1, 2017 at 6:47 pm #

    I'm new to VPN use; I've only tried the free Opera VPN so far. If I research VPNs at https://thatoneprivacysite.net/simple-vpn-comparison-chart/ I see WindScribe looks very good except for the last column "Business Ethics" marked in red. Does anyone knowledgeable have a comment on the fairness of this rating?

    • jasray April 1, 2017 at 9:18 pm #

      Sort the column and note the high end, highly rated VPNs that are in "red."

      Something of major concern?

      Speeds are good. I suppose one could play with the config file found in the folders and log in with OpenVPN client instead. Not much point . . . good surfing tool.

      Thank you much.

  5. Alex April 1, 2017 at 7:55 pm #

    Maybe a foolish question: 50GB of both download and upload traffic?

    • Martin Brinkmann April 1, 2017 at 8:01 pm #

      I don't know, but probably accumulated.

    • trololololo April 1, 2017 at 8:33 pm #

      both

  6. Ray April 1, 2017 at 8:02 pm #

    They don't currently have an Android client, so I can't take advantage of this on my device with the free account at the moment.

    However, they are planning on releasing an Android client some time this year.

  7. Thorky April 1, 2017 at 10:22 pm #

    Well, it doesn't work. Without E-mail I will only get 2GB despite of the voucher and I will not be able to reset my password. What is going wrong there?

  8. Steve April 1, 2017 at 11:07 pm #

    Got this great deal
    https://malwaretips.com/threads/windscribe-%E2%80%93-lifetime-vpn.64775/

    Unlimited Downloading.
    Unlimited Devices.
    VPN with no DNS and IPv6 leak.
    VPN kill switch.

    LIFETIME!

  9. Lon April 2, 2017 at 12:28 am #

    @chesscanoe:

    ...that website explains its rating system-- but it is subjective (personal opinion by rater).

    "Business Ethics" rating criteria were especially confusing to me:

    "1 pt for each good faith column violated. 1 pt for each no in affiliate policies, .5 for “some”, 0 for a yes. 1 pt for each affiliate violation. Ethics are being tracked here ONLY for the fields indicated. Services may have shady dealings outside of these fields."

    "Red = “Something major of concern”.

    _________________________________________________

  10. wonders? April 2, 2017 at 1:34 am #

    50GB for the first month and then it return to 10 GB or the account will be always renewed by 50GB every month for free?

    • Gabriel April 2, 2017 at 9:53 am #

      It resets back to 50GB each month.

  11. Dan82 April 2, 2017 at 2:23 pm #

    I read a few posts and comments of the founder/owner on Reddit and the guy sounded honest and knowledgeable. But that first impression alone can't tell if the product is good or not. Definitely worth testing though and the permanent upgrade to 50GB traffic/month is a sweet deal.

    The one thing I'm curious about is the "firewall" feature in the desktop client, compared to the so-called "killswitch" in other VPN clients. I know what is advertised about it, but I'm curious how it's implemented from a technical point of view. Does the feature use the Windows Firewall and add rules about it, much like you yourself can and should do when using the OpenVPN client to limit the scope of an application to the VPN-related IP addresses?

  12. Marc April 3, 2017 at 7:08 am #

    Installed the browser extension for Firefox and is taking quite a lot more of cpu... Anyone else having that issue?

    • Marc April 3, 2017 at 10:09 pm #

      Disabled the ad blocker and tracker blocker that comes with the extension and seems to be working fine...

  13. kolm April 3, 2017 at 1:20 pm #

    "Email is optional."
    The site only provides 2GB per month if no email is given.

  14. Freddie April 4, 2017 at 7:04 am #

    Something about if a product is free, you're the product...

  15. swamp April 4, 2017 at 11:45 am #

    Hey G-spot-hackers! :-)

    Well ... monthly bandwidth 50G is fine ... but ...
    "Email is optional" with only 2GB per month if not provided is "a bit" suspicious ...hmm... softly speaking. That's actually bad!
    In addition check the speed. Even with "Best location" which is the closest one I'm experiencing at least 3 and > times speed drop... So for me it's simply unusable.

    With free ZenMate (Chrome or FFox extensions as an example) there is practically the same speed no matter what server (country) used. No problem with bandwidth yet. I'm NOT promoting it by any means!

    Anyway "business ethics", "not logging" and other "privacy issues" paranoia.... Do anybody out there really believe in it? Seriously?!
    Cheers!
    P.S. WindScribe uninstalled ... can not do anything serious online with it. Probably paid one is faster, but we are talking bout "free" ... and they ALL have logs (I hope you understand why:)

  16. MdN April 9, 2017 at 3:07 am #

    I just installed the Windscribe extension to Firefox and used the code. It says I have 50 GB. So there's a way to use this free offer on Linux after all. :-)

  17. Marc April 12, 2017 at 4:32 am #

    For some reason after installing in Firefox Portable (which I keep open), the cpu and ram keeps on increasing after I have to manually terminate it. At first I thought it was something else, but after much testing I realized it was the extension causing it, but after deleting it the issue persisted, deleting the "App" folder and reinstalling FirefoxPortable again finally solved the performance issues. Just hope it is a bug that can be improved as I quite like the user interface and functionality of the Windscribe Firefox extension. Do note: I haven't tried the windows installer.

  18. Austin tech lover April 12, 2017 at 1:35 pm #

    Thx so much. 50 GIG and it's free. Loaded onto my WIN 8.1 machine, runs like a champ.

    Thank you Martin!

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