Free Usenet Access : Best Free Newsgroup Trials

Earlier we posted a list of the best Usenet provider deals.  Today we’ll be covering the best free trial offers.  As several leading Usenet providers including Easynews, NewshostingUseNetServer and NewsDemon offer free Usenet trials to help you test the service.  In hopes that you’ll enjoy the free Usenet access and become a fan of the service for years to come.  The free Usenet trials listed below include a set period of time and maximum amount of downloads.  For example 14 days and up to 10 GB.  Giving you two weeks and up to 10 gigs of downloads to decide whether to keep the service or cancel during the trial period.  Those new to Usenet might consider the Easynews trial first since their web interface makes Usenet very simple to use.  The other providers require that you configure a newsreader to download from newsgroups.

Easynews Free Usenet Trial – 14 Days, 10 GB (Web Usenet)

Easynews is the perfect solution for new Usenet fans and those who would rather not have to configure a newsreader client.  Offering over 200 days of web Usenet retention along with nearly 1,600+ days of NNTP rentention.  You can expect solid speed and secure (SSL) web Usenet access from Easynews.  The all-in-one service takes care of everything.  Allowing you to easily search for content, download and even stream directly from your web browser.  Take advantage of the Easynews free trial and enjoy two weeks and up to 10 gigs of free Usenet access.

Newshosting Free Usenet Trial – 14 Days, 30 GB Downloads

Newshosting has tripled their free trial offer.  Enjoy 30 gigs of free Usenet downloads over two weeks.  Giving you plenty of time to test the download speed and reliability of Newshosting.  Both of which are very good.  Newshosting offers 1,600+ days of binary retention, 60 SSL connections, newsreader and free Easynews web access with their XL Powerpack account.  Those interested in the NH Unlimited plan will want to check out our $9.99 special.  Take advantage of the super sized Newshosting free trial and enjoy 30 gigs of free Usenet downloads over a two week period.

UseNetServer Free Usenet Trial – 14 Days, 10 GB Downloads

UseNetServer offers a two week free trial including up to 10 GB of free downloads.  The quality of service is excellent.  Offering over 1,600+ days of binary retention, unlimited downloads, uncapped speed and up to 20 SSL connections with their High-Speed Plus account.  Along with a cool free Usenet search feature (UNS Global Search) and news servers located in the US and Europe.  Check out our $10 UNS special to save on unlimited Usenet access.  Sign up for the UseNetServer free trial and enjoy 10 GB of free Usenet access over two weeks.

NewsDemon Free Usenet Trial – 7 Days, 15 GB, Newsreader

NewsDemon offers a one week free trial including up to 15 GB of Usenet downloads.  The service comes with several extras including a free registered copy of News Rover newsreader and 30 GB of online storage with unlimited Usenet accounts.  With nearly 1,600+ days of binary retention along with 50 connections, 256-bit SSL encryption and all the extras NewsDemon has a lot to offer.  We suggest you check out their $9.99 special which saves you 50% off unlimited Usenet access.  Sign up for the NewsDemon free trial and enjoy 15 gigs of downloads over 7 days,

One-Click Downloads Coming to Binverse Mac Client

Earlier this year Binverse released a Mac version of their popular Usenet client.  The Mac newsreader is very similar to the Windows version in both the user interface and features.  Now Binverse is extending the Mac client to include one-click downloads.  We look forward to the upcoming release of the new Mac newsreader.  In the meantime if you would like to test the current Mac client Binverse is offering new members a 60 GB free trial.

If you haven’t had a chance to test the Binverse client it is definitely worth taking for a spin.  Especially since they have a nice free trial offer.  The all-in-one Usenet solution delivers reliable service through their Binverse newsreader.  Available for Mac OS X and Windows.  The Binverse browser is intuitive and doesn’t take much time to learn.  The newsgroup reader allows  you to search binary newsgroups and download.  With auto- repair and extract features.  You can even preview audio and video files before downloading.  Browse thumbnails or a slide show of pictures.  Not to mention the one-click download feature coming soon.

Binverse offers over 1,000 days of binary retention along with free access to their popular Binverse client.  Members enjoy unlimited Usenet access, 256-bit SSL encryption and 24/7 support.  Take advantage of their 60 GB free trial and start downloading in minutes.

Usenet Providers That Offer Free Newsreader Clients

We’ve had the same question posed over and over again through the years, “Are there any Usenet providers that offer free newsreaders?”.  Especially from those new to newsgroups who aren’t too sure about setting up a Usenet client.  Totally understandable as we’ve all been there at one time or another.  New technologies can be tricky and veteran services like Usenet can have a steep learning curve.

We’d like to start by saying that there is no one solution that is best for everyone.  So if you try a Usenet provider / newsreader combination that isn’t right for you don’t get frustrated.  There are several options to choose from and each newsreader has a different user interface design and features.

The newsreaders to follow are all offered free of charge to members of the corresponding Usenet service.  Easynews, Binverse, Unliminews (PureNZB) and Giganews (Mimo Usenet browser) are exclusive to their subscribers.  While BinTube is included free for members or can be purchased separately.

Let’s start with the Usenet providers offering their own clients:

1. Easynews – Free Web Interface + NNTP Access

We start with our personal favorite, Easynews.  The only provider who offers a feature packed Usenet client without the need for a newsreader.  That might not make sense for those unfamiliar with Easynews.  The Easynews service is available via their popular web interface.  Meaning no software to configure.  Simply type the URL into your web browser and enjoy access to Usenet.  With a built-in search engine you can easily find content without the need for headers or NZB sites.  The web interface makes it easy to preview, stream and download content with a few clicks.  New members can enjoy a 100 GB / 14 day free Easynews trial.

2. Binverse – Free Binverse Newsreader

Binverse offers subscribers a free Usenet client.  The newsreader is already configured.  All you have to do is download, install and enter in your Binverse account information.  The rest is taken care of.  The Binverse client is available for both Windows and Mac.  With access to several Usenet search engines from inside the client.  View thumbnail images and sample audio and video files before you download.  The Binverse user interface is intuitive and easy to follow.  The client and underlying service are fast.  Most users get the hang of it in the first few hours.  Binverse is currently offering new members a 60 GB / 3 day free trial to test the reader.

3. BinTube – Free BinTube Basic Usenet Client

BinTube offers their customers a free copy of BinTube Basic newsreader.  In addition BinTube Pro is sold for $59.95.  The difference is that the Pro version can handle 50 connections versus 20.  The Pro version can also be used with other Usenet providers.  With free access to BinTube Basic users can search for content, stream media and view slideshows.  The client also handles PAR repairs and RAR / ZIP extraction.  With a number of additional features.  It is definitely worth checking out.  Unfortunately BinTube doesn’t currently offer a free trial so you’ll have to sign up for a month of service to test the reader.

4. Unliminews – Free PureNZB Newsreader

Unliminews brings with it a free Usenet client called PureNZB.  The newsreader was developed in-house for use with Unliminews and Z51 Usenet services.  We’ve enjoyed testing the client and watching the growth in features and design.  With new user interface tweaks PureNZB is even more intuitive.  PureNZB has several built-in Usenet search engines and recently added their own named NZBSearch.  Unliminews isn’t currently offering a free trial.  However they are running a summer promotion with a special discounted price on their 100 Mb/s plan.  Sign up by August 30th and pay just $29 for 3 months of access.

5. Giganews – Free Mimo Usenet Browser

Giganews partnered with Golden Frog to develop a new Usenet browser for their Diamond members.  Naming their client Mimo and releasing the first public beta last winter.  The Mimo Usenet client has continued to progress since it’s first beta release.  With updates coming more and more often, the Golden Frog team is hard at work adding features and refining the user interface.  Mimo has built-in Usenet search engines including their own Golden Frog search.  Mimo is a nice client but we don’t think its worth the $35 price tag attached to the Giganews Diamond accounts.  We prefer quality Usenet access at an affordable price.  With services like UseNetServer, Newshosting and Astraweb offering unlimited Usenet from $7.95 a month.

In addition NewsDemon, ThunderNews and NewsgroupDirect offer members a free licensed copy of News Rover.  A popular third-party newsreader.  NewsDemon and NewsgroupDirect also include free online storage to their members.  Thanks to the fine team over at NewsDemon, NewsgroupReviews visitors can enjoy unlimited Usenet + News Rover and 30 GB of online storage for just $9.99 a month.  A savings of 50% off the retail price.  Thundernews and NewsgroupDirect have also been kind in offering our visitors special pricing.  See our Usenet specials page for details.  We have tested and recommend all three newsgroup services.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our list of Usenet providers offering free newsreaders.  If you decide to test them out don’t forget about the free trials offered by Easynews and Binverse.  The Easynews 100 GB free trial is a summer special and includes 10 times the normal 10 GB of downloads.  So if you want to take advantage of testing the Easynews web interface now is the perfect time.

Binverse Mac Usenet Client + 60 GB Free Trial

We recently had a chance to catch up with the Binverse team.  It had been awhile so we had a lot to catch up on.  We were happy to hear that Binverse released a Mac version of their popular Usenet client.  Those who have experience with the Windows version can expect the same functionality on the Mac.  In addition Binverse has increased binary retention to over 900 days and now offers a 60 GB free trial.

If you haven’t had a chance to try Binverse definitely check out their current free trial offer.  The all-in-one Usenet service delivers quality performance through their Binverse Usenet client.  Available for both Windows (7, XP, 2000, Me) and Mac OS X.  The newsreader is easy to use and takes care of everything most leading Usenet browsers do and then some.  The Binverse newsgroup reader helps you search for binary files, download, auto repair and extract the files to your computer.  With even more options for media files.  Including the ability to preview audio and video files before downloading.  You can also browse thumbnails or a slide show of pictures.

Binverse offers 910 days of binary retention along with free access to their popular Usenet client.  Subscribers can enjoy unlimited Usenet access, 256-bit SSL encryption and 24/7 support.  Take advantage of their 60 GB free trial and start downloading in minutes.