It’s simply called Opera Free VPN, and unlike the Norwegian company’s other VPN app, Opera Max, this one doesn’t compress your traffic or anything like that. It’s just a standard VPN app, but free and with unlimited traffic – no subscription needed.
It does have a couple of twists, though. First off, it comes with a Wi-Fi test tool that will tell you how secure the wireless network you are currently connected to actually is. If it gets an A, all’s fine. If it gets an F, well, you should probably jump off it immediately – or use Opera’s VPN of course.
This checks « whether the Wi-Fi network is public or private, if it’s encrypted, how many other devices share the same connection, if the IP address and the location are exposed, and if others can monitor or sniff your device details », according to Opera.
Additionally, the Guardian feature will block ad trackers from « stalking you online » while you’re connected to the Opera VPN.
As for virtual locations, you can currently choose between five: USA, Canada, Germany, Singapore, and The Netherlands. By default, the app connects you to whichever of those is closer to your actual location, but you can switch to another one if you want to.