VPN Reviews

Seed4 Me VPN Review – An Impressive VPN Service

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Seed4 Me is an invitation only VPN service that made its debut in December’ 2012. The service was launched by an Oregon, US based company to provide a secure and reliable way to access the internet. In this extremely detailed Seed4 Me VPN Review, you will learn more about the service as well as get a subscription recommendation.

Server Locations and Site Access

Seed4 Me has VPN gateways in 4 different countries including United States, United Kingdom, Netherlands and Hong Kong. While the number of server locations is definitely on a lower side, the service makes it easy to access local content and streaming services from the above 4 countries. More specifically, once you are connected to a Seed4 Me VPN server, you would be able to unblock location restricted sites like BBC iPlayer, Spotify, Pandora, Sky Go, Hulu, Netflix, Deezer, TVB, FOX, USA Network, TNT, Lovefilm, HBO Go, Vudu, Eurosport, Amazon Prime, UK TV, CWTV, NHL, Demand 5, Rara, Sport1, CBS, Xfinity, Vevo, MLB, TV Lab, MTV, NBC, iTV, Film1 and 4OD from any geographical area in the world. Additionally, the service makes it possible to bypass the firewalls deployed by governments (example, China, UAE, Brazil, Saudi Arabia), schools, universities and corporate offices and access popular sites like Twitter, Facebook, Gmail, Skype and YouTube without any restrictions. The company even allows unlimited server switching which means you are free to access any server within the company’s network and unlock local content from 4 different countries by paying just once.

VPN Speed and Bandwidth

Seed4 Me delivers unlimited speeds and bandwidth to its customers so the service is well suited for streaming HD videos, downloading/uploading files, VOIP and playing online games. The best part of the network is that it offers an invitation based service and new invitations are issued only when the company adds new servers. This ensures that the company is able to deliver a very high quality of service without overloading its infrastructure. In addition, the company has organized its servers into clusters so the subscribers automatically get connected to the fastest server available within that country.

Privacy Settings

Seed4 Me encrypts data with 128 bit encryption and delivers its service via the PPTP protocol. While the PPTP protocol is definitely not as secure as the L2TP and OpenVPN protocols, it offers faster speeds and compatibility with a wide variety of computing and mobile devices. The service offers protection for all the applications that connect to the internet and secures your most important data from all types of security threats when you are using wireless facilities at coffee shops, malls, airports and public parks.

Seed4 Me logs connection details for a period of 5 days. The logs are used only for troubleshooting and maintenance and are never handed over to third parties.

Supported Operating Systems

Seed4 Me can be easily configured on Windows, MacOS, Linux, iPhones, iPads, Android, Sabai and DD-WRT routers. The company has even partnered with Sabai and Flashrouters to sell pre-configured routers. The company does not provide a VPN software so you must set up the service manually by referring to the configuration instructions available on the company’s official portal.

Customer Support

The company offers customer support through tickets and email. For registered members, the company promises a response within 30 minutes.

Pricing Options

Once you get a Seed4 Me invitation, you can try the service for 7 days without paying anything. After the trial period is over, you can subscribe to the service for $1 for 1 day, $2 for a week, $5 for a month and $10 per quarter. It could be difficult to get Seed4 Me invitations but you can improve your chances by following the company’s official channel on Facebook or Twitter. In addition, you can also ask for an invitation from an existing Seed4 Me member. The service accepts payments through bitcoins so it is possible to buy a subscription without revealing your actual payment details.

Final Verdict

Overall, Seed4 Me is a nifty VPN service that manages to impress on most parameters. While the company offers very few VPN gateways and uses the less secure PPTP protocol to deliver its service, it makes no compromise as far as the performance is considered. If you manage to get an invitation then we highly recommend that you try and subscribe to the service. For more information, please visit: www.seed4.me.

April 21, 2014

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

3 + 3 =