Free VPN by Cloudflare for iOS and Android

#2 Product of the WeekSeptember 25, 2019
When the Internet was built, computers weren’t mobile. The assumptions made 30 years ago are now making your Internet experience slow and insecure. w/ Warp replaces the connection between your phone and the Internet with a modern, optimized, protocol.
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Awesome!! As someone who loves most CloudFlare services I look forward to Warp+ getting better ... I've been beta testing for a month or so ... Some Notes (India): 1. The iOS client says Rs. 419/mo for unlimited; the Android clients says Rs. 70/mo?? (Rs. 70 is approx USD 1) so somethings amiss here. 2. The Android client reveals IPv6 addresses - so if you go to say whatismyip.com the IPv6 address is your public IP whereas the IPv4 is CloudFlare's... 3. If WiFi looses connectivity iOS kinda detects this and fall's back to using LTE / cellular data ... if Warp is active this doesn't work. (Note if the connection switches from WiFi to Cellular this is ok, but if WiFi is flakey and iOS decides that the WiFi router has bad / poor routing to the wider internet, it does a routing table update of some sort and that gets messed up if Warp+ if active) 4. Android has some kind of blacklist - apps like Netflix are excluded - which is not very private - though I'm not sure what happens under the hood. 5. WireGuard is awesome; incredibly fast... 6. is meh; is waaay faster (in India anyways). 7. Using Warp+ with Jio and Airtel is not noticeably faster than not using it. With my home internet (small local provider, reseller for someone who has Tata + Airtel uplinks) its arguably slower, because my packets must roundtrip via SGP ... sites like Flipkart/Swiggy/Hotstar are in India. Also YouTube + Netflix have deals/peering with most local cable guys which also CF doesn't seem to have at the moment (they could peer in SGP). 8. From Mumbai (India) I seem to get Singapore most of the time; this is useful - it unblocks some content that would otherwise be blocked; but sometimes I get DEL. Surfing the web with CF activated is a bit annoying at times. It means I get US ads most often because many sites erroneously assume the IPs Geo as USA. (CloudFlare IPs seem to be announced in India, perhaps they were moved from ARIN to APNIC or IRIN and folks haven't yet updated). 9. The referral system is buggy AF. Some folks I know, have >30G/mo of free Warp+ :)
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@grynn Hey, just wanted to let you know that your well written comment seems to have been marked as hidden by default either by some kind of automated Product Hunt filter or by a moderator for some reason!
@iamsebj Thanks for letting me know; not sure why it's hidden though...
@iamsebj @grynn seems like its visible to all now, whatever the issue was
Any plans on a desktop version of the VPN as well?
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@leachy114 you can use it on Desktop by changing your DNS records. No application required. As far as I know, it’s not a real VPN, in the sense that it masks your location.
@leachy114 @anna_0x This does a lot more than that. The app even allows you to use DNS without Warp.
Super excited that Warp is live now. VPN services have always been very difficult to adopt (from evaluation to onboarding). Setup of Warp was super smooth and I'm sure this will bring the benefits of well run VPN services to people who never would have adopted VPN previously. Original announcement from April: https://blog.cloudflare.com/1111... Launch announcement from today: https://blog.cloudflare.com/anno... and last but not least a very interesting blog post by @zackbloom on the technical challenges: https://blog.cloudflare.com/warp...
@__tosh So no more waiting for Warp
having this installed and active since May 2019. Works perfect.