It’s time to celebrate our 2013 Editor’s Choice Award winners. The honorees include some of the best known and most popular Usenet providers in the world. Those who frequent Newsgroup Reviews and our blog know that we update the awards post on a regular basis to keep up with innovations. This year we are once again extending the Editors Choice Awards to also cover the ”Best Usenet Clients” and “Best Usenet Deals“.
You’ll notice that we celebrate the accomplishments of multiple newsgroup services with our Editors Choice Awards. The reason is that we enjoy a number of Usenet providers and feel each offers an advantage over the others. With criteria to include extra features, high retention & completion, performance, reliability and value.
This year UseNetServer and Newshosting went head to head for top honors. Both services are deserving of the spot. It really comes down to Usenet client. If you have a favorite and plan to use it then UseNetServer will save you a few extra dollars a year. If you’re looking for a new Usenet client then Newshosting is the best choice.
Congratulations to all of our 2013 NGR Editor’s Choice Award winners. We would like to thank each provider for their ongoing efforts in supporting the continued growth of Usenet. The list of award recipients starts with UseNetServer followed closely by Newshosting, Easynews, NewsDemon, ThunderNews and Astraweb,.
Let’s take a closer look at our 2013 NGR Editor’s Choice winners for “Best Usenet Providers“:
UseNetServer provides an excellent mix of quality and value. Since releasing their popular $10 unlimited Usenet special the service has grown rapidly. UNS was always a staple in the industry but at $10 a month or $95.40 a year they’re really hard to pass up. In addition to value, UseNetServer offers high retention and UNS Global Search. Having a built-in Usenet search engine makes finding newsgroup content much easier.
UseNetServer offers 1,650+ days of binary retention along with two years of text posts. Subscribers enjoy unlimited Usenet access, 256-bit SSL, 20 connections, uncapped speed and 24/7 live support. Take advantage of the UNS $10/mo. and $95.40/yr. unlimited Usenet specials.
Expect the best performance and premium features for a value from Newshosting. Including unlimited Usenet downloads and free access to their popular Newshosting Usenet client. A very nice addition! Along with uncapped speeds and free 256-bit SSL encryption. Connect to their North American or European servers and enjoy unlimited Usenet. All for just $9.99 a month or $99.99 a year via our Newshosting NGR special.
Newshosting offers 1,650+ days of binary retention along with 1,400 days of text posts. Subscribers enjoy unlimited Usenet access, Newshosting Usenet client, 256-bit SSL, uncapped speed and 24/7 support. Take advantage of the Newshosting $9.99/mo. and $99.99/yr. unlimited Usenet specials.
Easynews has everything you could ask for in a Usenet service including web access. A feature that sets them apart from our other award winners. The Easynews web interface allows users to browse newsgroups and stream content without the need for a newsreader. Simply open your favorite web browser. With third party apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android mobile devices. Easynews offers 1,610 days of NNTP retention if you want to connect via newsreader. Web retention is over 200 days. Take the new web interface for a test drive.
Easynews offers web Usenet access in addition to iPhone and Android apps. Especially useful to those new to Usenet and others who would rather avoid the need for additional software. Take advantage of the Easynews 14 day free trial and $9.95 unlimited NNTP offers.
NewsDemon presents their customers with a package of features in addition to quality Usenet access. All unlimited NewsDemon members also receive a free registered copy of News Rover newsreader and 30 GB of free secure online storage provided through StorageNinja. All for just $9 the first month and $10 a month thereafter. NewsDemon presents subscribers with a very good balance of features and value.
NewsDemon offers 1,650+ days of binary retention along with 1,400 days of text posts. Members enjoy unlimited Usenet, 256-bit SSL, 50 connections, online storage, News Rover and 24/7 tech support. Take advantage of our NewsDemon $10 deal to save over 50% off unlimited Usenet.
ThunderNews made our Editors Choice list in 2012 and continues to impress. With a mix of high retention, performance, reliability and free Usenet client. ThunderNews includes a free registered copy of News Rover newsreader. Customers can download the latest version of News Rover from the ThuunderNews website. NGR visitors can enjoy unlimited ThunderNews Usenet access for just $10.49 a month, a 50% savings.
ThunderNews offers 1,650+ days of binary retention and 1,265 days of text posts. Subscribers enjoy unlimited Usenet access, 256-bit SSL, 50 connections, News Rover and 24/7 support. Take advantage of our ThunderNews 50% discount and enjoy unlimited Usenet for $10.49.
Anyone who has been around Usenet the last few years has undoubtedly heard of Astraweb. A mix of high retention and value is the service’s claim to fame. Astraweb was the first major Usenet provider to drop in price to $11 a month. Since then several provider’s have lowered prices into the $10-$11 range. Even so the service remains a popular choice among Usenet fans. However it lacks the extra features of our other award winners.
Astraweb offers 1,650+ days of binary retention along with 1,095 days of text posts. Members enjoy unlimited Usenet, 256-bit SSL, 20 connections, uncapped speeds and 99% completion for $11 a month. Take advantage of the Astraweb $11/mo. and $96/yr. unlimited Usenet specials.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our 2013 Editor’s Choice Awards for the best Usenet providers. Please help us recognize and congratulate the winners for their accomplishments. We look forward to the year ahead.