I'll believe that when Hide My Ass goes out of business.They gave up their users years ago, and this was widely publicized. VPNs don't provide privacy, with a few exceptions (detailed below). If somebody wants to tap your connection, they can still do so - they just have to do so at a different point (ie. Use SSL/TLS and HTTPS (for centralized services), or end-to-end encryption (for social or P2P applications).
The only reason Binge On and Music Freedom sound like such a great pro-consumer deal is because the top four mobile ISPs — Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile — have manufactured a market based completely on artificial scarcity.There is no way for you to verify that, and of course this is what a malicious VPN provider would claim as well.In short: the only safe assumption is that VPN provider logs.And remember that it is in a VPN provider's best interest to log their users - it lets them deflect blame to the customer, if they ever were to get into legal trouble.The /month that you're paying for your VPN service doesn't even pay for the lawyer's , so expect them to hand you over.