Verizon has today announced it will be offering a VPN service available to its customers for use on mobile devices.

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As spotted by The Verge, Verizon is calling its new VPN offering Safe-Wi-Fi. The service will only be available to the carrier’s customers using iOS and Android smartphones and tablets for $4/month, which will cover up to 10 devices.

However, many VPN users or those looking to start using one may be wary to use such a service from their carrier. In the past, Verizon has frustrated customers by throttling¬†YouTube and Netflix users before the 22GB throttling limit¬†and constantly making changes to its “unlimited” plans.

While throttling video content wouldn’t specifically be an issue with a VPN from Verizon since it’s based on a Wi-Fi connection, customers may be hesitant to trust big red to protect their internet use overall.

Verizon is looking to entice customers to try out the $4/month service by offering a free 30-day trial. Customers can find Safe Wi-Fi in the My Verizon app under “Products and Devices.”

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