Hide.me VPN is a fast option to hide your IP address and protect your privacy.
Once installed, you are given a four-page getting started guide, although it's straightforward to use. Just choose a server based on country, or let Hide.me VPN automatically select a server and click connect. You are shown your data transfer, plan status, and IP address.
Once you become familiar with Hide.me VPN, the settings section has over fifteen different settings to optimize usage. We took a run with it testing various websites and YouTube, and found the 2 GB usage to be honest in what you used. Speed is indeed fast. Most VPNs have a small amount of lag initially because, of course, your data has to pass through another server, but Hide.me is almost unnoticeable. It is also useful. As the last screenshot below shows, Google thinks I am in the Netherlands.
The freemium version has 3 locations, best-effort bandwidth, 2 GB data transfer, limited protocol support, one simultaneous connection, and no port forwarding. Free registration is required and must be reactivated every month. Our email confirmation arrived quickly but in our junk folder. We found the free version good enough for occasional use, but we consider renewing the monthly requirement to be over-the-top pushy.
The free version includes 2 GB data transfer with 1 simultaneous connection. Prices start at $4.99 per month and include 75 GB data transfer with 1 simultaneous connection for Plus. For $9.99 the Premium version allows unlimited data transfer with 5 simultaneous connections.