Our mission at ProtonVPN is to make security and privacy available to all. That’s why ProtonVPN and ProtonMail will always support free plans that anyone can use. If you want to create a free VPN account, follow the simple steps below:
Create a free VPN account
1) Sign up for ProtonVPN
In your web browser, go to https://protonvpn.com/free-vpn and click the Get ProtonVPN Free button. Or, you can click on the Signup button on our homepage.
2) Select the ProtonVPN Free plan
If you use the URL above, once you click the Get ProtonVPN Free button, you will be taken to the sign up page and the Free plan will be automatically selected.
If you came from our homepage, you will need to select the Free plan on the sign up page.
3) Enter your email address (for recovery email and verification)
Create a username and password for your account. We also ask for a recovery email address. This is used in case you lose your password, so you can easily reset it and regain access to your account.
Enter the information and click on Create Account.
4) Complete human verification
In order to prevent misuse of our service, we need to check that you are human. Choose whether you want us to send a verification code to your Email address or SMS number, and click Send.
You should receive a verification code sent to your email address or SMS. Please enter this 6-digit code into the box provided and click Verify.
If you do not receive the code, please check your spam inbox or wait a few minutes before clicking on Did not receive the code? to request another one. Alternatively, click Use another verification method to change the email address or SMS number that you would like us to send the code to.
5) Your free account sign-up is now complete
You will be automatically taken to our Downloads page, where you can download the ProtonVPN client for your platform.
Free accounts are automatically upgraded to a ProtonVPN Plus plan for a 7-day free trial period. During this period, you will have access to all the ProtonVPN servers and features. The ProtonVPN trial is activated upon the first successfully established connection. So if you create your account but wait a few days to start using ProtonVPN, you will not lose any of the seven trial days.
After the trial expires, your account will automatically revert back to the Free plan. With the ProtonVPN Free plan, you will can access ProtonVPN servers in three countries: the Netherlands, Japan, and the US. Free users can only connect one device at a time.
If you like the ProtonVPN Plus service and performance during your seven-day trial, then please consider upgrading to one of our paid plans. You can compare the ProtonVPN plan-specifications on our pricing page.