if my thread about vpn's is any indication, many were saying not to use a free vpn. it's like a free proxy, which most are crap. I've used free proxies to get around file hosts in the past. sometimes they work; however, a lot of the time, they're unstable.
I looked at nord vpn, and for the first year up to three years, I think, it's only $3. then, it goes up to some amount, I guess $11 @AncientBoi . I don't have a vpn atm though. I just use a private tracker for torrents, usenet, or file hosts. I never receive letters from my isp. I have in the past, when I was just downloading from random torrents.
@AncientBoi well depends on how much you need it, if you buy a longer term subscription obviously it would be cheaper, but it would be a waste of money if you don't use it, 11.95 a month for a year cost more than if you go the 2 years route.
I've only been using proton for VPN. As far as I know, it is the best VPN on the market now. Others need different data and are really hard to use. Plus, some of them are not free. You could try proxies as a VPN. They worked for me a while ago, before I started using proton. I used to buy them from USA proxies, and I was satisfied by their services. They include other deals, too, not just VPN. You can check their plans if they still have them on the site. I switched because the proton is free, and as a student, I don't really have extra money.
If you have a spare laptop or computer you can set it up as a wifi/mobile hotspot. then you can install a free VPN (there's loads) on that and connect all your Android devices to the the Wifi/Mobile hotspot you created.
Lot's of routers have VPN capability as well, and you can just set it on that via the admin pages and you connect your devices to the router and they will all use the VPN.