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1 Year Free VPN @ seed4.me

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seed4.me is free for one year using coupon. Normally $5 per month

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  • +11 votes

    I dont know man these guys seem kinda shady to me.

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      i signed up but weary about installing the software lol

    • +47 votes

      You should be wary about any stranger asking for your seed.

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      These guys seem shady but…the vpn support team are so friendly and dedicated, when i had an issue they stuck it out with me instead of giving up and they really spent a lot of time to ensure my problem was resolved.

      Sure they might be as suspicious as any other VPN provider. I was very suspicious of them at first and expected nothing less than shit-tier service…but was very pleasantly surprised.

      Make your own assumptions but that's just my 2c

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      Yes. Shady.
      They collect and sell your info.

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      They refused an eMail address at
      ProtonMail.CH as "temporary"

      I'd say: incompetent, in this area

      PS On an ASUS Google "Nexus 7" (2nd gen)
      it considers the ISP MyRepublic-supplied-
      router (WiFi ID) "not a trusted network"!

  • +4 votes

    Read up on them and they sound good. Link below if you want to have a read.
    https://www.vpnmentor.com/reviews/seed4me-vpn/

  • +1 vote

    That's awesome! Thanks OP, just signed up, is this safe btw?

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    Using this on iPhone PRN works well enough

  • +1 vote

    unusable speeds, only good for deals overseas that have been geo blocked

  • +19 votes

    Remember, if it's free, you're not the customer.

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      in this case who would be?

      • +17 votes

        The customer is who they sell the data to, you are the product.

        Those ads you see that are somehow about what you spoke, said or searched about? Not a coincidence.

        • +2 votes

          you spoke, said

          Nope, ain't going to have anything to do with what you've said

          And sites like google are https, so the vpn wouldn't even see what you've searched

          • +1 vote

            @SBOB: VPN's can still manipulate the website you see as you are essentially requesting the information from their servers. SSL Strip can also be running to fake the connection.

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              @No Username: Only works if you accept the VPN issued certificate. And if you are accepting everything that a website asks you to do then no amount of protection is going to help you

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                @notfrodo: Haven't done pentesting in a while but do VPN use the local machine DNS or does it use its own? If it's using the VPN DNS Settings can't the website be spoofed which won't show the warning risk?

          • -2 votes

            @SBOB:

            ain't going to have anything to do with what you've said

            Burying your head in the sand doesn't make it go away.

            • +3 votes

              @Diji1:

              Burying your head in the sand doesn't make it go away.

              Clearly technically provable network traffic that doesn't happen is the facts

              But sure, im the nieve one

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            @SBOB: Why do you think they are offering it for free?

            So that people will renew in 12 months?

            • +1 vote

              @ChaseIsOnTheCase: Zero doubt they are monetizing your usage ..
              Just not in the way I responded to

              They aren't listening to your conversation
              They aren't intercepting https traffic of your Google search

    • +17 votes

      Remember, if it's free, you're not the customer product.

    • +1 vote

      That's a paranoid cliche. There's plenty of reasons why things are free without you being the "product".

      One simple explanation is promotion. If after one year you're happy with their service, you may consider paying the renewal fee. Those who don't and move on, may come back in future or recommend the service.

      Leads vary in quality, and what better lead than someone who has signed up, installed the software, and now has an opinion of it which is hopefully good.

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        It's only paranoid until it actually happens 😉

        • +1 vote

          Until what happens? Your personal browsing history goes viral?

          I can only repeat, it's free for a year only. They are not going to crap on the heads of new sign-ups. They want you to go premium after a year.

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            @cerealJay: Until they sell your personal browsing history to who-knows-who (and you might never know if that has happened or not 😉).

            Seriously, though, if you don't care about that, then free is free.

            Some people do care, however, and a "free" (even for one year only) VPN service is at a higher risk (whether negligible or significant is arguable) of this occurring.


            But basically, I was just jokingly posting the anti "that's a paranoid cliche" cliche.

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              @robinCTS: All good, they might sell it, who knows. I don't have opinion of seed4.me, never heard of them. They go back to 2013 or something, looking at wayback machine they have consistent product offering over that time, which should count for something.

              I use protonVpn for now, no idea if truly trustworthy, how can you really know. I will try something else next. It's okay to move around and try difference services, the fragmented distributed online existence might be useful for privacy.

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    It thinks random domains are temporary emails and rejects them 😂

    Kind of makes you want to have a temporary gmail for that.

  • +14 votes

    From what I can gather, this is not a year of Premium, but a year of "Free"

    Seed4.me sucks, 1 year subscription and they put full screen ads lots of pages I visit after a while.

    /self.VPN (Reddit)

    this is Alex from Seed4.Me VPN.

    ​

    Kindly note, promo code gives Extended trial (365 days): Extended trail differs from Premium in that it sometimes shows ads like "Please, buy premium", etc.

    ​

    These messages appear only on non-HTTPS pages. We promote our paid subscription, because with your support we keep on adding new servers and improving our apps. We do not sell users data or bandwidth like most free apps/extensions do.

    ​

    I'm sorry to hear that you are so upset about seeing these messages.

    Please, contact [email protected] or [email protected], we will disable ads for your account.

    ​

    Feel free to ask us any questions in this thread or via email.

    /u/Seed4MeVPN (Reddit)

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      Like another commenter said:

      A VPN that injects content into the web pages you visit is not one you should be using.

      What this means is they invested time and money into scanning your web traffic and intercepting it.
      It's only 1 step away from logging your web traffic.

      Definitely do not use this VPN.

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      That's No solution… CI say:

      Change all to Opt-In for ad's, &
      see how many Opt-In to that

  • +2 votes

    Used this for a previous similar promotion. While it's good for seeding, I wouldn't get it for browsing. It was slow, resulted in endless captcha requests on many websites, and quite a few websites outright blocked their IP addresses.
    Edit:if scared of the software, I recall it being possible to obtain open VPN connection files and use those on the router or open VPN client.

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      Can it be used to access blocked sites in aus, such as thepiratebay, and then just download the torrents without using it?

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      Edit:if scared of the software, I recall it being possible to obtain open VPN connection files and use those on the router or open VPN client.

      Any idea where? I can't find any.

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        Deep inside the control panel it once was, though I haven't used it for over two years.

        Had a search about and the public documentation appears to show manual configuration details for each OS but neglects to mention OpenVPN. I did pay a few dollars for a year of premium so it must have been part of that.

        So for software-free installation, visit and choose from the below:
        https://seed4.me/pages/download?os=manual

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          Yeah, thanks. I really need OpenVPN support though in order to use it on my router.

          I'll send them a question and see if they plan to support it.

  • +44 votes

    Have you guys read T&C's? No thanks!

    Seed4.Me Rights

    Seed4.Me reserves the right to install, manage and operate one or more software, monitoring or other solutions designed to assist us in identifying and/or tracking activities that we consider to be illegal or violations of these ToS's. We may, but are not obligated to, in our sole discretion, and without notice, remove, block, filter or restrict by any means any materials or information (including but not limited to emails) that we consider to be actual or potential violations of the restrictions set forth in these ToS's, and any other activities that may subject Seed4.Me or its customers to liability. Seed4.Me disclaims any and all liability for any failure on its part to prevent such materials or information from being transmitted over the Service and/or into your computing device.

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      but.. it's free tho.

    • +3 votes

      Thx. This is a deal breaker.

      It is like someone promise to give me a free drink now and then (which I don't need a drink all the time) but in exchange, I give full access for this person to see what I am wearing underpants any moment.

      Your privacy worth way more than that guys. Don't sell yourselve (cheap).

      • +3 votes

        An offer to help protect your privacy, at the expense of you giving up your privacy.

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        which I don't need a drink all the time

        hmm… in terms of OZB, you dont need one but you still buy one ? LoL…

  • -1 vote

    maybe use HotSpot Shield basic for free and it works with Netflix too

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    How do you login to the iOs app?
    Mine says access expired and prompts me to extend it by paying

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    Got it thank you! It looks great

  • +9 votes

    I'm a GNU/Linux user and there's no OpenVPN support this is a no deal. PPTP is crackable therefore I wouldn't rely on it for my privacy.

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    How about if someone already user ?

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    If a product is free then you're the product. Particularly risky in this instance.

    I'll pass on this one thanks.

    • +2 votes

      Isn't it wierd how people get wierded out by free services …

      … but then think that they're "coming out on top" when they are literally getting paid to use a service eg. credit card spending incentive schemes.

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      It's free for a year, it's not free forever.

      Saying "you are the product" is a boring catch-phrase. They are onboarding new customers, new leads, who may become paying customers after the first year.

      • +1 vote

        I get that taking a contrarian approach is viewed as fun by some people here, but being a "boring catch-phrase" doesn't change the factual accuracy of it.

        Let's set aside for a moment that their T&Cs offer a clear pathway to monetising their user-base through other means, and that we overlook operating costs… offering a product for free for 12 months isn't a valid marketing approach. It's a method of building up a customer base for another purpose. You also build up a customer base of people with a prejudice about the financial value of the service they are getting and a high churn rate would be expected, re-enforcing the fallacy or it as an approach.

  • +1 vote

    The mac app is utter shite - starts up automatically, and broke multiple times for me.
    Would not recommend, even for free.

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    Choosing your VPN is more important than choosing your ISP.

    They can see EVERYTHING that your ISP can see (or could see before you started using a VPN).

    Everyone should know about TOR which is a free, open source, highly secure service that behaves like a VPN (although it's more secure without an operator taking money). It's widely used by journalists, diplomatic staff and spies. The only caveat is that many TOR nodes are blocked due to bad activity like password attempts etc.

    https://www.torproject.org

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    Main reason I want a vpn is to fix my crap speeds (my ISP is crappy), but the speeds where crap.

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      Ah what? How is a VPN going to fix your speeds?

      • +2 votes

        Because the speed you get to a specific location is dependant on the speed you can get from you to your ISP and then the speed that their network can get to the location. For a lot of the cheap providers Ive used you can usually get great speeds to anywhere in Aus (although who Im with now, even in Aus it can be crap) but outside of Aus is crap, guess they have to pay more for that or just thats where they put lower priority. If its a good vpn then their international connections can be way better than what your ISP offers you.
        Ive used vpns to fix my speeds many times in the past. Until recently I was with FrostVPN and it fixed my probs, but this year they decided they werent going to honour the discount anymore so I left. Right now Im running a couple of proxy services on a vps with BinaryLane for $4 a month and it seriously improves my speeds. My main concern is getting a fast connection to my torrent box in France. Without the proxy Im lucky if it can get up to 1 megabyte a second (and during peak times I cant stream anything), through my proxy I get a minimum of 3.7 megabytes a second and up to 4.5 and Im sure those numbers would be higher if my ISP wasnt so crap.

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        "Ah what? How is a VPN going to fix your speeds"

        Some vpns use buffering… to try to keep constant speed, but depends on what you are downloading maybe??

  • +1 vote

    has a very dodgey late night back alley feeling. 'psst hey man wanna buy a vpn?'

    seems a bit seedy 4 me

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    Can you download torrents using this? Curious to know if you can and what speeds are like

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    I plan to use this on a spare computer that I've not logged into anything. Do you all think that'll be safe? Just to torrent things then transfer them to a different computer.

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    I use ExpressVPN, really only when I need to access certain trackers that you can't reach on the clearnet, it's pretty good.

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    I just want to note that this is an extended trial to 365 days, it's not actually the 'premium' version.

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    What are speeds like. Anyone got a speedtest?

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    Was reported as an unsafe website… last night, had the tab open for a few days until it happened….

  • +1 vote

    only gave me 7 days not the year
    with the code OCTSD1YEAR

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    Only gave me 1yr as well…

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