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Apr 12, 2001

Just under two years after launching on the iOS App Store, Opera this week announced that its free "Opera VPN" app will be permanently discontinued as of April 30, 2018. Opera's virtual private network app masks the user's true IP address and allows them to bypass firewalls, block tracking cookies, change their virtual location to unlock geo-specific content, and more.

At the end of April, the app will be shuttered on both the iOS and Android App Stores, but the company noted that it aims to "make sure your privacy is still looked after" following Opera VPN's discontinuation. This mainly refers to users who were paying for Opera Gold on mobile, which introduced a Tracker Blocker, 10 additional regions, increased speeds, and dedicated customer support for $29.99/year.


These subscribers will have the option to redeem a free one year subscription to SurfEasy's Ultra VPN and migrate all of their data from Opera to SurfEasy, a company that Opera acquired in 2016. Even those who don't have an Opera Gold plan will have the chance to obtain an 80 percent discount on SurfEasy's entry level Total VPN tier. In terms of pricing, SurfEasy's Ultra plan is currently priced at $6.49/month and the Total plan is $3.99/month.
This is a free upgrade for Opera Gold users, as SurfEasy Ultra offers unlimited usage on up to five devices, access to 28 regions and a strict no-log policy. SurfEasy is also available on more platforms, currently supporting Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and Amazon devices. Users will be able to enjoy world-class customer support, too. Opera Gold users will be able to migrate within the latest version of the Opera VPN iOS app.
In regards to the closure, Opera said: "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." Opera will still have its main web browser available for Mac users, including a built-in ad blocker and VPN.

Article Link: Opera VPN iOS App Will Be Permanently Discontinued at the End of April


macrumors 68000
Jul 23, 2008
Does this mean you can't install it anymore or will it stop working whether you have it installed or not?


macrumors regular
Sep 12, 2016
Does this mean you can't install it anymore or will it stop working whether you have it installed or not?
When you open the app it advertises SurfVPN so I assume that ut will stop working as they will need to maintain servers to keep it running.


macrumors 6502a
Jun 29, 2015
Not free but great: Vypr VPN. From Goldenfrog.
Using it for years now on iOS, Mac OS, Windows and Android. Servers all over the world, fast, reliable.
(no I am not working for them...)
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macrumors 6502a
Jun 5, 2011
Not free but as good as, NordVPN is available for $2.75/m

God knows why, but to get this rate, go to the website, scroll down and click on servers, wait for the pop up special offer.

Running on my desktop, laptop, iPad and iPhone (max six devices) with no problems.
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macrumors 68000
Oct 19, 2003
that town east of ann arbor
Not free but great: Vypr VPN. From Goldenfrog.
Browsec works well so far.
If you want VPN, be clear why you want it and check out
Free isn’t going to be good in many cases, but Windscribe may be an option you like
Not free but as good as, NordVPN is available for $2.75/m
I purchased a 2-year subscription to Private Internet Access for around $47 on sale back in August. There's lots of VPN's to choose from and I'm happy with PIA. I don't use the Mac client, doesn't work well with Little Snitch, however you can connect to their servers via the built in VPN utility on macOS.
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