This post is sponsored by Surfshark.
When travelling, like most, I end up connecting to a number of WiFi networks. Whether this is at the airport, on the plane, public transport, when stopping off to get or coffee or once I’ve reached my hotel. But how do I know my details are safe?
I’m sure most of us are guilty of looking for any open WiFi network available when out and about. I know I am. But these open networks could be owned by anyone. Sure, most are probably fine. But there could always be one that isn’t.
This is where Surfshark comes in.
What is Surfshark?
Surfshark is a VPN. I’m sure most know VPN’s as something that lets you watch BBC iPlayer while abroad. Or watch the US Netflix whilst in the UK. And yes, you can do all of this with Surfshark.
But it’s also much more. A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a service that allows you to connect to the Internet via an encrypted tunnel to ensure your online privacy and protect your sensitive data. VPNs are commonly used to secure connections to public Wi-FI hotspots, hide IP addresses and make your browsing private.
I’m sure many of my readers will be aware of Ex-EU plane tickets. A VPN can help you go one step further with this. Say theres a great Qatar Airways fare from Oslo-Singapore. At the moment, you basically just tell Qatar Airways that you’re in Oslo. With a Surfshark VPN, You’ll now be able to show them that you’re in Norway too. Therefore saving that much more.
Although as of right now, you might not be in the market for booking any plane tickets. This doesn’t matter though, you can still use Surfshark to your advantage. Fancy a monthly Spotify subscription for less than £2/month? Set Surfshark to see your location as Indonesia and away you go…
Who Are Surfshark?
Surfshark were founded in the British Virgin Islands in 2018. Despite this, they have a team working across the world in Frankfurt, Cyprus, the UK, the US, the Netherlands, Philippines, Ukraine, and Lithuania.
You don’t need to worry about them keeping a log of the sites you visit. They keep your log in details and your payment details. Which is nothing more than what any other subscription based service will keep hold of.
What Else Do Surfshark offer?
Also on offer is a search engine – named Blindsearch. Think Google, but with zero search history. You also get HackLock, which will give you real-time alerts when your emails & passwords are at risk of being hacked. Another feature is CleanWeb. Which lets you surf in a clean cyber ocean with no ads, trackers, malware or phishing attempts.
Sounds Good! How Much Does It Cost?
Heres the best part! Surfshark will only cost you £9.49/Month if you sign up on a monthly plan. Or if you fancy a year, you’ll be paying £4.79/Month. But the best deal is if you sign up for two years. Then you’ll be paying just £1.59/month.
Have a number of devices? Me too. But this isn’t an issue. As long as your subscription is active, you can sign in on as many devices as you want. And pretty much everything is supported too. MacOS, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android… even smart TV’s and games consoles.
Still Not Sure?
Sign up using the link below, and you’ll get 7 days to try out the service for free! And if thats not long enough, you’ll still be able to get a full refund within 30 days if you decide that it’s not for you. So you have quite literally nothing to lose!