Black Friday Usenet Specials : 2017 Holiday Deals

Here’s our list of the best Black Friday / Cyber Monday Usenet promotions:

  • Newshosting – unlimited Usenet + VPN from $6.67 a month for life!
  • UseNetServer – Unlimited Usenet + VPN from $6.81 a month for life!
  • Easynews – Big Gig plan (web Usenet + NNTP + VPN) for $9.99 the first 3 months
  • TweakNews – Get 12 months unlimited Usenet free with a 12 month subscription.
  • Eweka – Save 50% off 12 months of high-speed Usenet from just €4,80 a month.

Bonus: best VPN deals of the year

It’s almost time to launch the Black Friday Usenet deals again this year.  Last time around was a lot of fun and we plan to cover all the Black Friday / Cyber Monday / Holiday newsgroup specials right here again this year.  Enjoy some of the best deals of 2017 courtesy of top Usenet providers.  We’ll have some great holiday specials along with a few surprises.  Make sure to keep an eye on this post as we will begin to drop in the Black Friday deals Thanksgiving Day.  From what we’ve heard so far this year will be fun as always.

Black Friday Usenet Deals

We will start from the top and cover the top 10 Black Friday / Holiday Usenet deals of 2017.  Like most merchants, a number of Usenet providers like to keep their Black Friday promotions secret until they launch.  The details for some will start to materialize close to Thanksgiving Day.  No worries though as we plan to carry all the promotions.  Our list of deals will be updated as Black Friday draws closer so please check back for the best deals of 2017.  Click on any provider below or visit the Newsgroup Reviews home page for more info.

1.  Newshosting – $9.99/mo. or $99 a year (with free client + VPN) for life

Newshosting is offering unlimited Usenet, a free newsreader with built-in search, 30 connections and SSL for just $9.99 a month or $99 a year with free VPN access.  Read our Newshosting review for details.

2.  UseNetServer – $10/mo. or $95 a year (with free VPN) for life

UNS offers high retention, free SSL and Usenet search for $10 a month or $95 a year.   The annual special comes with free VPN access. Read our UNS review to learn more about the service.

3.  TweakNews – €9,99/mo. or €89 a year (with client + VPN) for life

TweakNews special includes unlimited Usenet with free newsreader and VPN access for just €9,99 a month or €89 a year.  Read our TweakNews review for more details.

4.  Supernews – $9.99/mo. or $99 a year unlimited Usenet

Supernews is offering $9.99 a month / $99 a year unlimited Usenet access with 20 connections, SSL  and good binary retention.  Read our Supernews review for more details.

5.  NewsDemon – $10 unlimited Usenet for life

NewsDemon offers unlimited newsgroup access along with a newsreader, SSL and 50 connections for just $10 a month.  Read our NewsDemon review to learn more.

6.  Easynews – $9.95 unlimited Usenet for life

Easynews is offering unlimited NNTP Usenet access along with high binary retention and 20 SSL connections for just $9.95 a month.  Read our Easynews review to learn more.

7.  ThunderNews – $10.49 unlimited Usenet for life

ThunderNews includes unlimited Usenet access with secure (SSL) encryption, 50 connections and a free newsreader for $10.49 a month.  Read our ThunderNews review to learn more.

8.  Eweka – €7,50 unlimited Usenet access

Eweka is offering unlimited newsgroup downloads at 50 Mbit for €7,50 a month.  With a free upgrade to 100 Mbit if you top off 90 days of credit.  Read our Eweka review to learn more.

9.  NewsLeecher – $9.49 unlimited Usenet access

NewsLeecher offers unlimited access to newsgroups along with free SSL encryption and 30 connections. for just $9.49 a month.  Read our NewsLeecher Usenet review for more details.

10.  UseNetNow – $10.39 unlimited Usenet access

UseNetNow offers NGR visitors unlimited Usenet downloads along with free SSL encryption and 50 connections. for just $10.39 a month.  Read our UseNetNow review for more details.

A sincere thank you to all the Usenet providers offering holiday specials.  We  appreciate your efforts and consideration in making the deals available.  To our NGR visitors we hope you enjoy the Black Friday / holiday Usenet deals.  Save some money and enjoy the best premium newsgroup access!

NewsDemon $10 Unlimited Usenet + VPN

Over the last couple years we’ve seen several leading Usenet providers add VPN to their list of offerings. The addition of VPN has helped protect the privacy of thousands of Usenet fans. It also helps users avoid geo restrictions to unlock sites in other countries. NewsDemon has partnered with SlickVPN to give members the option of affordable VPN access. They are currently offering a sale for new members with unlimited Usenet and VPN access for $10 a month. Better yet, you can sign up for 12 months of Usenet + VPN for just $92 a year.

NewsDemon

As you can see NewsDemon has several plans. In addition to those listed above, they also have a series of block accounts. We’re going to focus on the last three plans listed above. You will notice all three plans include VPN. They are each offered at a deep discount compared to the previous pricing. Let’s start at the top of the list and take a look at what’s included with each plan along with the price:

As a proponent of online privacy I recommend using the VPN included with NewsDemon. I’m not aware of any providers offering a better price on a monthly plan that includes Usenet and VPN. The sale is not an introductory price. The discount is recurring so you will save as long as the account is active. Enjoy unlimited Usenet + VPN for just $10 a month or $92 a year. That’s less than $8 a month for the annual plan.

In addition to rolling out new plans, the NewsDemon team has added TrustPilot to their site. This gives you a chance to see what users are saying about the service. Looking at the last 20 reviews, we saw a mix of feedback with 12 five stars, 2 four stars, 4 three star, and 2 one stars. A NewsDemon staff member made it a point to reply to the one star reviews. It’s nice to see the company being proactive in addressing any issues that members may have along the way. Their overall TurstPilot rating is currently 8.1 out of 10.

Top 10 Summer Usenet Promotions

It’s that time of year again.  Time to enjoy time outdoors with family and friends. The summer brings some of the best Usenet promotions of the year.  The summer season is typically slow for Usenet providers.  A good time for them to offer some exceptional discounts and test special offers that you won’t find other times of the year.  In a second we’ll list our top 10 Summer Usenet promotions.  Some were recently launched while others have continued into the summer.  All the discounts listed are recurring so enjoy the savings month after month.

Summer Usenet deals

1. Newshosting – Unlimited Usenet + VPN from $8.33/mo.

We consistently get the fastest speeds from the Newshosting client and news servers.  With over 2,900 days of binaries, free SSL and 30 connections.  Newshosting is the best Usenet service on the market.  Take advantage of the Newshosting summer special and enjoy unlimited Usenet for $9.99 a month or $99 a year with free VPN.  Saving you up to 45% on Newshosting.

2. UseNetServer – Unlimited Usenet with VPN from $7.95/mo.

The UNS $10 promotion has been very popular since it launched.  UseNetServer continues to deliver an outstanding service for a low price.  With 2,900+ days of binary retention, 20 connections, free SSL and Usenet search engine.  Take advantage of the UNS summer promotion and enjoy unlimited Usenet access for $10 a month or $95 a year.  Saving you up to 55% on Usenet + VPN.

3. Supernews – Unlimited Usenet for $9.95/mo. or $99/yr.

Supernews has been around a long time and offers some of the best Usenet access around.  With 2,350+ days of binary retention, 30 connections and free SSL encryption.  Access news servers in Europe or the US.  Take advantage of the Supernews summer special and enjoy unlimited Usenet access for $9.99 a month. Saving you 32% on Supernews.

4. NewsDemon – Unlimited Usenet + VPN for $11/mo.

NewsDemon offers more than just unlimited Usenet access.  With a package of features for their members including a free copy of Newsbin Usenet browser and the option to add VPN.  Take advantage of the NewsDemon summer special and enjoy unlimited Usenet access + Newsbin newsreader + unlimited VPN for $11 a month.  Saving you 50% on NewsDemon.

5. Easynews – Unlimited NNTP Usenet for $9.95/mo.

Easynews is best known for their web interface but they also offer NNTP Usenet access.  With 2,900 days of binary retention, 20 connections and free SSL encryption.  Easynews NNTP access is on par with other leading newsgroup providers.  Take advantage of the Easynews summer special and enjoy unlimited Usenet for $9.95 a month.  In addition to 14 days of free web access.

6. Eweka – High Speed 100 Mbit Usenet for €7,50/mo.

Eweka has a reputation for providing quality Usenet service and excellent technical support.  With over 2,900 days of binary retention, 8 connections and free 256-bit SSL encryption for privacy.  Access newsgroup servers in The Netherlands.  Take advantage of the Eweka summer special and enjoy high speed Usenet downloads for €7,50 a month. Saving you 20% on Eweka.

7. Astraweb – Unlimited DSL Usenet for $11/mo. or $96/yr.

Astraweb offers solid newsgroup service at an affordable price.  You can enjoy access to 2,900+ days of binary retention along with 20 connections and free 256-bit SSL encryption.  Access news servers in the US or Europe.  Take advantage of the Astraweb summer special and enjoy unlimited Usenet for $11 a month or $96 a year.  Saving you up to 45% on Astraweb.

8. ThunderNews – Usenet + Newsreader for $9.95/mo.

ThunderNews brings members unlimited Usenet downloads along with a free licensed copy of News Rover newsgroup reader.  With over 2,900 days of binary retention, 20 connections and free SSL.  Take advantage of the ThunderNews summer special and enjoy unlimited Usenet access + News Rover newsreader for $9.95 a month.  Saving you 50% on ThunderNews.

9. theCubeNet – Unlimited Usenet for $9.99/mo.

theCuberNet is known for their outstanding deals on block account. This time around they are also offering a discount on unlimited Usenet with 50 SSL connections. Connect to their servers in the US or Europe to browse over 2,900 days of newsgroup posts.  Take advantage of theCubeNet summer special and enjoy unlimited Usenet for $9.99 a month. Saving you 30% off theCubeNet.

10. UsenetBucket – 400 Mbit Usenet for €9,71/mo.

UsenetBucket offers a number of plans based on download speed.  The 400 Mbit Ultimate bucket is their recommended plan. Gain access to 1,200 days of retention and up to 50 SSL connections.  Take advantage of the UsenetBucket summer special and enjoy unlimited Usenet at speeds up to 400 Mbit for €9,71 a month.  Saving you 25% on UsenetBucket.

Give the Gift of Usenet this Christmas

With Christmas shopping in full swing why not give the gift of Usenet this holiday season.  For less than $100 you can gift a full year of unlimited Usenet and free VPN access from leading providers including Newshosting and UseNetServer.  You can also pick up a monthly plan from $9.99 a month and enjoy unlimited Usenet access.  Some providers are even giving away a free month of VPN service to celebrate the holidays.

Newshosting Holiday Deal

Watch for the extras included with each newsgroup service.  All of the deals listed below include unlimited Usenet access but some have additional features.  For example Newshosting includes access to their client software with built in search engine.  While UseNetServer also offers a free search engine.  NewsDemon includes online storage.  All three providers offer VPN service.  Along with our friends at ThunderNews.

We have tested an would recommend every service on the list.  Here is a list of current Usenet specials that include a full year of Usenet access.  Click on any link below to take advantage of the discounted price.

1. Newshosting$99 for 12 months unlimited Usenet + Client + Search + VPN

2. UseNetServer$95 for 12 months unlimited Usenet + Search feature + VPN

3. ThunderNews$96 for 12 months unlimited Usenet + Newsreader

4. Astraweb$96 for 12 months unlimited Usenet

Here are some monthly recurring Usenet deals: that are sure to be appreciate this holiday season:

1. Newshosting$9.99 a months unlimited Usenet + Client + Search + 1 month of free VPN

2. UseNetServer$10 a month unlimited Usenet + Search feature + 1 month of free VPN

3. NewsDemon$9.99 a month unlimited Usenet + Storage + Newsreader or $12.99 with VPN.

4. Easynews$9.95 a month unlimited Usenet + Free web interface trial

5. ThunderNews$9.95 a month unlimited Usenet + Newsreader or $12.99 a month with VPN

6. Astraweb$11 a month unlimited Usenet account

7. Ngroups$9.99 a month unlimited newsgroups + Storage

8. Fast Usenet$9.95 a month unlimited Usenet

9. UseNetNow$10.39 a month unlimited Usenet

10. NewsgroupDirect$16 a month unlimited Usenet + Storage

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Newsgroup Reviews!

Have any questions?  If so feel free to contact us via Twitter @NewsgroupRevs.

NewsDemon 1 Day Star Wars Sale

The team at NewsDemon is celebrating today’s Star Wars releases with a special.  For 1 day only they are offering 50% off all plans.  That includes unlimited, metered, and block Usenet accounts.  To take advantage of the offer simply visit newsdemon.com and enter coupon code FORCEFRIDAY to save 50% off.  Once again the sale is for 1 day only so if you want to take advantage of the discount you will need to do so before midnight.

NewsDemon Star Wars special

We’ve been using NewsDemon for years and highly recommend their Usenet service.  You’ll be hard pressed to find a faster, more reliable network than the one used by NewsDemon.  Their Unlimited Usenet account comes with access to 2,500+ days of binary retention along with a free copy of News Rover newsreader, and 50 connections.

If you need privacy protection NewsDemon also offers a plan with VPN access.  NewsDemon has partnered with SlickVPN to offer members full access to their network of VPN servers around the world.  They have a custom Windows client to help you connect to any server location.  SlickVPN supports OpenVPN, PPTP and L2TP protocols.

Remember that regardless of which plan you choose the FORCEFRIDAY will save you 50% off.  The sale is for 1 day only and ends at midnight.

NewsDemon Summer Special

Summer is the slow season for Usenet as users enjoy more time outdoors.  It’s also a great time to find deals from leading Usenet providers.  We’re excited to share a Summer special from the team at NewsDemon.  They are offering three months of unlimited Usenet access for $14.  This is a limited-time offer.  You can think of the account like you would a block.  After the three month term the account will expire.  This is perfect for those who want to enjoy Usenet during the Summer months.

NewsDemon Summer Special

We’ve been using NewsDemon for years and highly recommend their Usenet service.  You’ll be hard pressed to find a faster, more reliable network than the one used by NewsDemon.  Their Unlimited Usenet special account comes with access to 2,400+ days of binary retention along with a free copy of News Rover newsreader, and 50 connections for just $14 for 3 months.

If you need privacy protection NewsDemon also offers a plan with VPN access.  NewsDemon has partnered with SlickVPN to offer members full access to their network of VPN servers around the world.  They have a custom Windows client to help you connect to any server location.  SlickVPN supports OpenVPN, PPTP and L2TP protocols.

Here’s a look at the Summer Special pricing compared to the retail price:

  • Unlimited Usenet with 50 connection for $14 for 3 months (retail price is $12 a month)

A big thank you to the NewsDemon team for offering our readers the special Summer promotion.  Cheers to a great, safe Summer ahead!

NewsDemon End of Year Sale

Christmas may have passed but there are still some great deals to be had this holiday season.  Take some of that gift money and splurge on a Usenet account that includes VPN access.  The team at NewsDemon is celebrating the season with an End of Year Sale.  You can enjoy unlimited Usenet access and online storage for just $9.99 a month or add unlimited VPN and pay just $12.99 a month.  Both deals are a great value.

NewsDemon End of Year Sale

We’ve been using NewsDemon for years and highly recommend their Usenet service.  You’ll be hard pressed to find a faster, more reliable network than the one used by NewsDemon.  Their Unlimited Usenet special account comes with access to 2,300+ days of binary retention along with a free copy of News Rover newsreader, 50 connections and unlimited online storage for just $9.99 a month.  The Unlimited Plus deal includes all the features listed above plus unlimited VPN access for just $12.99 a month.

Whether you choose the Unlimited Access account or the Unlimited Plus is really based on whether or not you want VPN access.  If you do the difference of $3 a month is a great value.  NewsDemon partnered with SlickVPN to offer members full access to their network of VPN servers around the world.  They have a custom Windows client to help you connect to any server location.  SlickVPN supports OpenVPN, PPTP and L2TP protocols.

Here’s a look at the End of Year Promotion pricing compared to the retail price for each plan:

  • Unlimited Usenet + online storage for $9.99 a month (retail price is $13 a month)
  • Unlimited Usenet + online storage + VPN for $12.99 a month (retail price is $18 a month)

A big thank you to the NewsDemon team for offering our readers the special end of year promotion.  The VPN offer is one of the best values around.  We’d like to end by wishing everyone a happy, safe new year!

NewsDemon Account Cancellations

NewsDemon experienced a disk failure about a week ago.  According to their post the disk contained customer data for a small portion of members.  This isn’t a data breach.  No information has been stolen.  In this case the data was lost for good.  Apparently the backup was overwritten before they realized the issue.  If you have a NewsDemon account I suggest you log in and check it.  Contact NewsDemon support for further assistance.

It sounds like those affected will need to sign up for service again.  Depending on how much you were paying that could be a problem.  It looks like NewsDemon is currently offering unlimited Usenet for $12 to $13 a month.  That will likely be too high for some people.  Especially if you were on a $5 or $6 a month plan.  We can help lessen the blow a bit with our Demon Deal ($9.99 a month) but it’s still a bum wrap for those with lower priced plans.  Right now unlimited Usenet is running about $10 a month from several leading providers.

NewsDemon disk failure

There are a number of NewsDemon customers disscussing the issue on Reddit (here and here) and we’ve heard from several members who are now without accounts.  Many felt that NewsDemon used the disk failure reasoning to cut off low priced accounts.  Specifically those who were downloading a lot.  Regardless of the reason if I was on a $5 or $6 plan and had my account cancelled I’d be very unhappy.  Disk failure aside I think NewsDemon should have come up with a way to reinstate accounts with proof of previous payments.

Here’s a copy of the related NewsDemon blog post:

An unfortunate issue with one of NewsDemon.com Newsgroups payment processing servers occurred over the weekend. A severe disk failure lead to the loss of unrecoverable customer data for a small portion of our members.

After several attempts to recover the lost data, both NewsDemon.com Newsgroups and their payment processing partner are unable to retrieve the information. Although payment information has been lost, other data such as NewsDemon.com Newsgroups member’s username and passwords are unaffected and they will be able to login to the members area without issue.

Those users who have been affected by this breach will still have their remaining balance of their existing account available. However, affected users will need to create a new account once their balance has been exhausted.

We want to stress strongly that there is no evidence that any customer information was compromised. The situation is solely due to a disk failure and no attempt was made to breach or gain access to any of our user’s payment or personal member information.

We greatly apologize for the inconvenience this presents our affected customers. We’ve spent time and resources in attempting to recover the data. Unfortunately, we have been unable to do so despite our efforts.

If you have any questions or require further information, we urge you to contact our support team at support@newsdemon.com

We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. We hope to better serve and provide you the best possible USENET experience.

Visit Newsgroup Reviews to learn more about Usenet.  Follow us @NewsgroupRevs for the latest deals.

NewsDemon Holiday Giveaway

It’s that time of year again.  Walking outside you can tell the holidays are just around the corner.  With temperatures dropping along with the smell of the trees and fires in the air.  NewsDemon is kicking off their holiday season this year with a giveaway.  As a thank you to new and existing members they are giving away a number of prizes including a Roku 3, Chromecast, Amazon gift card and a year of unlimited Usenet.

NewsDemon Holiday Giveaway

The rules are simple.  The promotion started on November 13th and will run through November 20th.  During that time the NewsDemon team will draw one winning name each day.  That person will take home one of the prizes listed above at random.  Then on November 20th a grand prize winner will be chosen.  They will receive all four prizes.  If you’re not already a member visit NewsDemon.com and sign up for your chance to win.

Best Usenet Specials

Why overpay for Usenet access when leading Usenet providers offer lifetime deals on unlimited Usenet access for under $10 a month.  If you’re paying more for Usenet you’ll definitely want to check out these specials from leading Usenet providers including UseNetServer, Newshosting, NewsDemonAstraweb and Easynews.  We’d like to thank each newsgroup service for offering our Newsgroup Reviews (NGR) visitors special discounts.  All of the deals listed below are recurring so enjoy the savings for the life of your account.

Newshosting – Usenet + Client + Search for $9.99/mo. or $99/yr.

Newshosting Unlimited Usenet Deals

Newshosting NGR special marks their lowest price ever.  With Newshoting offering unlimited Usenet access + newsreader for $9.99 a month or $99 a year.  Expect the best from Newshosting.  From unlimited Usenet downloads and uncapped speeds, Newshosting Usenet client, 99% completion, 256-bit SSL and server farms in the US and Europe.  All for just $9.99 a month or $99 a year for our visitors.  Visit our NGR Newshosting special and start downloading in minutes!

UseNetServer – Unlimited Usenet + Search for $10/mo. or $95/yr.

UseNetServer

The UseNetServer (UNS) $10 a month and $95 yearly Usenet specials are both excellent values.   Especially for a top tier provider like UNS.  The service offers unlimited Usenet downloads and uncapped speeds (with 20 connections), 99% completion rate, free SSL and news servers located in the US and Europe.  Along with free Usenet search (UNS Global Search).  All for just $10 a month or $95 a year for our visitors.  Visit our NGR UseNetServer special and enjoy the savings!

NewsDemon – Unlimited Usenet + Online Storage for $10

NewsDemon $9.99 deal

The NewsDemon Demon Deal includes unlimited Usenet access plus a free copy of News Rover newsreader and 30 GB of online storage for $10 a month.  NewsDemon offers unlimited Usenet downloads and uncapped speeds (with 50 connections), 99% completion rate, free SSL and news servers located in the US and Europe.  Along with a free Usenet client and online storage.  All for just $9.99 a month for our visitors.  Visit our NGR NewsDemon special page for more details.

Easynews – Unlimited NNTP Usenet Access for $9.95

Easynews

The Easynews NGR special includes $9.95 unlimited Usenet access.  Easynews is best known for their web interface.  Yet they also offer one of the best NNTP Usenet server platforms.  From unlimited Usenet downloads and uncapped speeds (with 20 connections), 99% completion, 256-bit SSL and server farms in the US and Europe.  All for just $9.95 a month for our visitors.  Sign up via our NGR Easynews special page and also enjoy two weeks of free web interface access.

ThunderNews – Unlimited Usenet for $9.95/mo.

ThunderNews

The ThunderNews special is a good value.    New members can enjoy unlimited Usenet downloads and uncapped speeds (with 50 connections), free copy of News Rover, 99% completion, 256-bit SSL encryption and news servers in the US and Europe.  All for just $9.95 a month for our visitors.  In addition to more offers.  Visit either our NGR ThunderNews special page to sign up.

Astraweb – Usenet for $11/mo., $15/2 mos. or $96/yr.

Astraweb

The Astraweb $11 special started the industry’s focus on value a couple years ago.    Astraweb continues to offer unlimited Usenet access for $11 a month or $96 a year.  Enjoy unlimited Usenet downloads and uncapped speeds (with 20 connections), 99% completion, free 256-bit SSL encryption and news servers in the US and Europe.  All for just $11 a month or $96 a year for our visitors.  Visit either their $11 monthly, $15 for 2 months or $96 annual special pages to sign up.