Creating your Team
How do I create a new team?
How do I add new team members?
You can add members to your team using the Invite button at the top of your account. If you chose domain sign-up, anyone who registers for a TunnelBear account with an email address matching your email domain (for example: firstname.lastname@example.org) will automatically be added to your team.Visit/Rate Article
What is domain sign-up?
Domain sign-up allows you to easily add team members by pre-authorizing your email domain, so that anyone with an email address from that domain is automatically added to your team when they sign up (for example: your website is www.grizzlybearcorp.com and email@example.com could sign up automatically).
You can turn this feature on or off at any time from your account. However, please be aware that commonly shared domains (i.e. gmail.com, hotmail.com) are not eligible for domain sign-up.Visit/Rate Article
Can I convert my individual account to a Teams account?
Of course! Just sign-up for a teams account here, and your individual account will automatically be converted into a Teams account. If you are creating the team yourself, you’ll be registered as the team administrator by default.Visit/Rate Article
If you are asked to join a team by someone else, your individual account will be converted to a Teams account right away and your administrator will start footing the bill (lucky you!). If you paid via credit card on our website, your card will immediately be refunded any time remaining on your individual subscription and that subscription will be cancelled.
If you paid via PayPal, iTunes, or GooglePlay for your individual account, unfortunately, we cannot refund you automatically. However, if you get in touch with our friendly support bears, they’ll be able to sort out your account!
Can my team use a dedicated/static IP?
How do I change someone from a team member to a team administrator, or vice versa?
Only administrators can make another person an administrator. To do so, log in to your TunnelBear for Teams account. Under the Member’s view, find the member you want to convert to an administrator. On the right side of the page, click the arrow to expand the menu for that team member and select 'administrator'. That team member will receive an email confirming they have been made an administrator. If you want to change someone back to a regular member, click the same arrow and select 'member'.Visit/Rate Article
Billing and Payments
How much does TunnelBear for Teams cost?
Can I add new team members at any time?
After your team subscription has started, you can still add someone new. Instead of paying for a full year, you’ll only be charged a prorated amount based on the remaining time left for the year. To keep things in one simple bill, you will be billed the difference between the new team members’ start date and your annual billing date. You'll see this charge on your card the week that the new team member accepts their invitation to the team.
Here’s a quick example:
Bears Inc. set up their Team on March 1st. They have 13 members on their team and are charged $897 ($69 x 13 members).Visit/Rate Article
Two months later, 6 new people start at the company and accept an invite to TunnelBear for Teams. That week, Bears Inc. is charged a prorated amount for the 10 months remaining before their next annual billing cycle. This results in a charge of $344.81 ($57.47 x 6 members).
The following March 1st (one year after Bears Inc. set up their team), Bears Inc. is charged the full cost of all currently active team members: $1311 ($69 x 19 members).
How often does my team get charged?
Your account will be charged once per year. You can find this date on your annual invoice. For any new team members added after your initial yearly payment, you will be billed a yearly prorated charge for each new team member on the week that you add them to your team.Visit/Rate Article
Before we charge your account, we’ll apply any credits you’ve received from deactivating your team members. These credits will appear as a discount on your invoice. If you’ve removed Team members from your account and you’d like to check your credit balance, please get in touch with us.
What happens when I remove a team member?
When you remove a team member, they will be notified that they have been removed from your team and they will have the option to convert to an individual consumer account. As for your billing, we don't think it's fair that you should continue to pay for team members who leave part way through your yearly subscription. When you deactivate a team member, we'll credit you for their remaining subscription time. This credit will be applied to the next payment you make.Visit/Rate Article
How do I change my team payment information?
How do I print my team invoice/receipt?
Just head over to your Teams account page and click on your billing history. Once there, you can download a PDF for each billing period for your team.Visit/Rate Article
If you previously had an individual consumer account, click the link at the bottom of the page to download a collection of all previous invoices.