TunnelBear and Buffered are two small but respected VPN service providers. These two services offer dedicated apps for all major platforms, and both use strong 256-bit encryption across all those apps. A subscription plan allows for a maximum of five simultaneous connections with either of these two VPNs. Unlimited bandwidth, 256-bit encryption, and WiFi protection can also be found with both providers.
The first notable difference between these two VPNs is that TunnelBear offers more advanced security features like ad blocking and an in-app kill switch, both of which are absent with Buffered. On the other hand, Buffered VPN offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, whereas TunnelBear does not offer refunds (but does offer a limited free version and a 7-day free trial of the paid service). They also differ in their network sizes, as TunnelBear offers servers in just 20 countries, compared to Buffered’s servers in 45 countries. Buffered also has 24/7 live chat support, whereas TunnelBear only provides support via a web contact form.
A detailed comparison over several categories follows below.