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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

I’ve been using Giganews as my usenet provider for almost a year now.   With 20 SSL-Encrypted connections that max out my bandwidth, 200+ days binary retention, and unlimited downloads; it’s pretty hard to find a good alternative.   The only downside is $30 a month.

Newsdemon.com is offering a one-month free account if you write about their service.  Their “Unlimited Plus” plan that I’m interested in is only $23 a month.   $7 cheaper than what I’ve been paying.   The main difference is 110days binary retention.  I don’t think the extra 90 days are too important to me.

The Unlimited Plus plan offers

  • 20 SSL-Encrypted connections
  • US and Euro high-speed servers
  • 110+ days binary retention with 99.9% completion rate
  • Free NewsRover newsreader software (I’ve never heard of it, but am willing to try it)
  • Uncensored, Unmonitored downloads
  • 24/7 tech support

PayPal is even an accepted form of payment  if you’re a little weary about giving out credit card information.

I plan to try this for one month (free, if they let me) and then possibly,if I like it, get the 6month unlimited plan that offers a 15% discount when you pay in advance.

Until then, I can’t comment much on their service since I haven’t given it a try yet.  Once I do, I’ll definitely post a review on the experience.

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posted by johntash at 3:49 pm  

2 Comments

  1. That’s helpful.
    I’ve tried NewsDemon’s News Rover and it’s pretty good. Their support is very useful.

    BTW, search doesn’t work on this blog?

    Comment by Brian Andy — April 2, 2008 @ 10:13 pm

  2. What’d you try searching for? I just tried it out and it works fine for me so far.

    Comment by johntash — April 3, 2008 @ 1:15 pm

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