12-08-2022 07:03 AM
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  1. Tomster88's Avatar
    I've been seeing a lot of videos on YouTube that the free VPN for Pixel 7 and 7 Pro is out now. But I haven't seen it on my phone yet. Have any of you received it yet?

    Sent from my Pixel 7 Pro using AC Forums mobile app
    12-03-2022 06:34 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I'm still waiting. I'm wondering if it will arrive when the November or December Google Play System Update finally installs.
    12-03-2022 06:35 PM
  3. Beachboy63's Avatar
    Got it on Tuesday.

    Sent from my Pixel 7 Pro using AC Forums mobile app
    12-03-2022 07:02 PM
  4. Maljunulo's Avatar
    I keep looking, but no joy.
    12-03-2022 07:09 PM
  5. mutant777's Avatar
    It's available on my P7P......

    Sent from my Pixel 7 Pro using AC Forums mobile app
    12-03-2022 08:16 PM
  6. jelp2's Avatar
    Nothing for me yet either
    12-03-2022 08:20 PM
  7. Maljunulo's Avatar
    I’m using the Proton Free VPN, and I’m quite happy.

    The question is “Do I trust Google enough to actually use their VPN?”

    Still vacillating.
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    12-03-2022 08:23 PM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I’m using the Proton Free VPN, and I’m quite happy.

    The question is “Do I trust Google enough to actually use their VPN?”

    Still vacillating.
    I'd trust Google VPN: https://www.androidpolice.com/2021/0...dent-auditors/
    bkdodger2 likes this.
    12-03-2022 08:33 PM
  9. bkdodger2's Avatar
    We have a few members using it and observations on here ..

    https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink/top...ink_source=app

    Google VPN
    B. Diddy likes this.
    12-03-2022 08:39 PM
  10. NMCynthia's Avatar
    I got it on Tuesday or Wednesday ... right after saying here that I hadn't gotten it yet!
    12-03-2022 09:45 PM
  11. cbreze's Avatar
    I got it after I received a google one update from the play store. Prior to that it would prompt me to buy a plan to get the VPN.
    12-03-2022 10:05 PM
  12. wyelkins's Avatar
    I use the VPN already as part of the 2TB Google One Deal. So I don't think I Will see any benefit.

    Sent from my Pixel 7 Pro using Tapatalk
    mgbosshogg likes this.
    12-04-2022 02:37 AM
  13. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    I’m using the Proton Free VPN, and I’m quite happy.

    The question is “Do I trust Google enough to actually use their VPN?”

    Still vacillating.
    If you don't trust Google, you should probably get rid of your Pixel.

    Yes they can see your traffic if you're using their VPN, but why wouldn't they be able to anyway if you're using their phone running their OS.
    bmetelsky likes this.
    12-04-2022 01:20 PM
  14. Maljunulo's Avatar
    If you don't trust Google, you should probably get rid of your Pixel.

    Yes they can see your traffic if you're using their VPN, but why wouldn't they be able to anyway if you're using their phone running their OS.
    Whether or not I trust Google has very little to do with whether I buy their phones.

    It was my impression that the VPN traffic is encrypted before it leaves the phone, with keys which are only on the device. The clear text is at no time in Googles possession. If this is incorrect, please inform me and explain how they can read my traffic.
    12-04-2022 06:36 PM
  15. hallux's Avatar
    Whether or not I trust Google has very little to do with whether I buy their phones.

    It was my impression that the VPN traffic is encrypted before it leaves the phone, with keys which are only on the device. The clear text is at no time in Googles possession. If this is incorrect, please inform me and explain how they can read my traffic.
    At some point that encrypted communication needs to be decrypted. With Google's VPN, that happens at Google, then the communication is relayed to the destination. If Google doesn't decrypt it, they need to share the 'key' to unlock your communication with the destination.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    12-04-2022 07:13 PM
  16. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    Whether or not I trust Google has very little to do with whether I buy their phones.

    It was my impression that the VPN traffic is encrypted before it leaves the phone, with keys which are only on the device. The clear text is at no time in Googles possession. If this is incorrect, please inform me and explain how they can read my traffic.
    You do understand why I think the first part of your comment sounds a bit silly?

    What Hallux said.

    They have to be able to see your traffic in order to know where to send it, that's literrally how the web works lol.
    12-05-2022 06:27 AM
  17. mgbosshogg's Avatar
    I use the VPN already as part of the 2TB Google One Deal. So I don't think I Will see any benefit.

    Sent from my Pixel 7 Pro using Tapatalk
    Aye, what about us that have been paying for it for years anyway?

    Should be some sort of rebate for getting less for the Google 1 subscription.

    Sent from my Pixel 7 Pro using AC Forums mobile app
    12-05-2022 12:47 PM
  18. wyelkins's Avatar
    Aye, what about us that have been paying for it for years anyway?

    Should be some sort of rebate for getting less for the Google 1 subscription.

    Sent from my Pixel 7 Pro using AC Forums mobile app
    I think we are S.O.L.

    We got the benefit that we paid for. Expecting to retroactively get it for free is childish, Jealous and somewhat sad.

    I may be wrong. Google just refunded money from Stadia which they didn't have to do. They closed down Stadia and a lot of people depended on it. Not really the same situation but who knows?

    Sent from my Pixel 7 Pro using Tapatalk
    diesel97 likes this.
    12-05-2022 01:30 PM
  19. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    I think we are S.O.L.

    We got the benefit that we paid for. Expecting to retroactively get it for free is childish, Jealous and somewhat sad.

    I may be wrong. Google just refunded money from Stadia which they didn't have to do. They closed down Stadia and a lot of people depended on it. Not really the same situation but who knows?

    Sent from my Pixel 7 Pro using Tapatalk
    You're being a little harsh there on bosshogg... You've got to remember he's a Scotsman lol
    wyelkins likes this.
    12-05-2022 03:36 PM
  20. wyelkins's Avatar
    You're being a little harsh there on bosshogg... You've got to remember he's a Scotsman lol
    Good point! I Have some of that in my Ancestry DNA results too. Nothing wrong with being thrifty. You only get it if you ask for it and all that jazz...

    Sent from my Pixel 7 Pro using Tapatalk
    mustang7757 likes this.
    12-05-2022 03:49 PM
  21. Maljunulo's Avatar
    I am neither knowledgeable enough nor sophisticated enough to get dragged into a debate on VPN protocols and operations.

    Until I hear an overwhelmingly convincing argument in favor of using Google’s VPN, I’m going to stick with Proton.
    12-06-2022 04:26 PM
  22. Chex313's Avatar
    Have been using it for a week...I like it.
    12-06-2022 05:24 PM
  23. mustang7757's Avatar
    I just got the free version today showed up
    12-06-2022 06:34 PM
  24. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I just tried it out at work, and unfortunately it's not feasible since the hospital's secure messaging app doesn't play nice over the VPN.
    mutant777 likes this.
    12-06-2022 06:44 PM
  25. dookie.'s Avatar
    I'm seeing a 50% bandwidth hit.
    12-06-2022 07:33 PM
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