If you value your privacy or live in an oppressive state, VPN apps give online users a solid way to circumvent restrictions and stay (somewhat) hidden on the web. But fans of the Opera VPN app for Android and iOS will have to find another service, as it’ll be shutting down at the end of the month.
The company made the announcement on its website, but didn’t give a clear reason for the shutdown.
We’re discontinuing the Opera VPN app for iOS and Android on April 30, 2018. But don’t worry. We’re helping to make sure your privacy is still looked after.
All Opera Gold users have the option to redeem a free 1-year subscription to SurfEasy Ultra VPN.
In lieu of the Opera VPN app, the website encouraged users to sign up for its SurfEasy VPN service. Members of the Opera VPN Gold subscription plan are able to migrate to a one-year SurfEasy Ultra subscription at no extra charge. Opera VPN users that haven’t signed up for Opera Gold can migrate via the Android or iOS apps at an 80 percent discount.
Opera users not currently on the Opera Gold plan will be able to redeem an 80% discount on SurfEasy Total VPN through the latest version of the Opera VPN iOS and Android apps.
All of us here at Opera VPN (including Olaf) are sincerely grateful for all your support over the last couple of years, and we’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. We know you’ll be happy at SurfEasy, and we know SurfEasy will work hard to look after your online privacy.
Founded in 2011, SurfEasy consistently hits 99.9% uptime both globally and regionally for all of its users, has a unique ad tracker/blocker, and most importantly does not log browsing or downloading activity like some other VPNs. A full list of features can be found here: https://www.surfeasy.com/features.