You can’t grab all users with only major features on the platform. You need additional complementary products to attract users. It is suitable for Google too. Even if Google One has lots of features, Google needs to provide some additional features. Recently, Google announced that Google One 2 TB Plan users could use a free encrypted VPN. It is similar to Cloudflare VPN, where you can’t choose your desired country, But all your traffic is encrypted. In the future, we can expect some region selection as an option. For $99/Year, You can get 2 TB Google cloud storage and more features like premium support on anything related to your Google account.
Google has launched its own VPN service for Google One premium subscribers for free. If you are not a Google One subscriber, you have to get the 2 TB Google One subscription, which costs $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year.
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What is a VPN?
A VPN, Virtual Private Network, provides you a secure connection to another network over the internet. It is also used to open region-restricted websites and to shield your data while using public Wi-Fi networks. A VPN network secures your data through an encrypted connection that is called a tunnel. The data travels from your network to another network through this secure tunnel that hides your data from hackers. That ensures safety and security.
While you use the VPN, your IP address is changed, and all your network activities are encrypted so that your activities cannot be tracked. Your ISP (Internet Service Provider) can know that you are using a VPN, but they cannot know your activity or track your internet traffic. There are lots of free unlimited VPNs are available for Android.
How to Get Google One VPN Service?
Google is not new to jump into the VPN market as it has been providing VPN service to its Fi users on Android phones. Now Google decided to provide this service to all Android users. If you don’t have Google One premium service, you have to buy the Google One 2 TB plan to enjoy this secure and encrypted service. This premium service will cost you $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year. You can get this premium service. Currently, Google One is exclusive for storage related. But we can expect everything under this platform soon. Apple is already working on Apple One to fit all its subscriptions under one hood.
What Are the Other Benefits of The Google One 2 TB Plan?
Google One is offering many features for its premium subscriber that are:
2 TB storage
Google One is offering 100GB and 200GB storage for its regular users, but it offers 2 TB of storage for Gmail, Drive, and phots to its premium subscribers. It also has 10TB, 20TB, and 30TB plans.
You can share a 2 TB plan with your family members. It supports up to five family members to enable the VPN on their devices and enjoy this extreme service without additional cost.
Pro Sessions with Google Experts
You will get the opportunity to have a one-to-one session about the VPN with Google experts. Here you can ask a question about VPN and how to secure your data online. There are limited appointments available that will be served on a first-come, first-serve basis.
10% Back on Google Stores
Google One is offering 10% back in-store credits for all Google store device purchases. You can use these store credits to buy any hardware from Google stores available only in the USA, Canada, Australia, Germany, and the United Kingdom.
Gold Status on Google Store Points
Google One is also giving the 2 TB subscribers a gold status on Google store points.
Unfortunately, you cannot select the country for using this VPN service like the regular VPN services available on the net. Google will launch this VPN service in the USA in the coming week through Google One Drive.
This VPN service is also limited to Android users only; iOS, Windows, and Mac users can enjoy this service in the coming months.
Security is important to factor in any platform. From Google RCS Messages to Google Chrome browser, Google thoughtfully considers security. Secure DNS is available in Google Chrome 85. But VPN is more secure compare with using DNS for search queries. The VPN service for Google One 2 TB subscribers seems a revenue-generating tactic from Google. In fact, most of the VPN users use the VPN to surf region-restricted websites, and obviously, those users do not belong to the USA. Anyhow it will be good for the USA subscribers to surf the net while securing their details. Do tell us your views if you get your hands on this Google One VPN service.
Selva Ganesh is the Chief Editor of this Blog. He is a Computer Science Engineer, An experienced Android Developer, Professional Blogger with 8+ years in the field. He completed courses about Google News Initiative. He runs Android Infotech which offers Problem Solving Articles around the globe.