2017 Best Usenet Provider Awards

We’re excited to share our 2017 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 know that we update the awards post on a regular basis to keep up with changes in the market.  This time around we’re excited to share enhancements to some popular Usenet services and the addition of VPN packages.

2017 Best Usenet Providers

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.

Congratulations to all of our 2017 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 Newshosting followed closely by UseNetServer, Easynews, Eweka, and Supernews.

Let’s take a closer look at our 2017 NGR Editor’s Choice winners for “Best Usenet Providers“:

Newshosting – Usenet + VPN + Client with Search

Newshosting Special

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 (with VPN) via our NGR special.

Newshosting offers 3,000+ 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.

UseNetServer – Usenet + VPN + Search

UseNetServer Special

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.  Those who sign up for the UNS $95 a year deal also receive free unlimited VPN access.

UseNetServer offers 3,000+ 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.

Easynews – Web Usenet Interface

Easynews Web Usenet

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 3,000 days of NNTP retention if you want to connect via newsreader.  Web retention is over 2,600 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.

Eweka – European Usenet Access

Eweka Special

Eweka is our favorite Dutch Usenet provider.  You will be hard pressed to find a better European newsgroup service.  They offer the highest retention in the region along with high speed downloads.  You will need to have a Dutch IP address to sign up.  You can use a VPN to subscribe to the service.  After you sign up you can connect to their servers from anywhere in the world.  Eweka is perhaps the best kept secret in Usenet.

Eweka offers 3,000+ days of binary retention and 1,265 days of text posts.  Subscribers enjoy unlimited Usenet, 256-bit SSL, 100 Mbps speeds, and 24/7 support for just €7,50 a month.  The special also includes a free upgrade to 100 Mbit which normally costs an extra €2,10 a month.

Supernews – Usenet Only Access

Supernews Special

Supernews was one of the first Usenet providers in the market.  I remember using their service along with Newsguy in the late 90’s.  That may seem like a long time ago but Supernews remains one of the top names in the industry.  The newspaper man is back with a good value on Usenet access.  The only difference is that Supernews doesn’t include extras like software and VPN.  Otherwise the quality is excellent.

Supernews offers 2,350+ days of binary retention along with 4,500 days of text posts.  Members enjoy unlimited Usenet, 256-bit SSL, 30 connections, and 24/7 tech support.  Take advantage of our Supernews deal and sign up for $9.99/mo. or $99/yr. and enjoy unlimited Usenet access.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our 2017 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.

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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!

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Supernews Outage : Why Did Supernews Go Down?

The Supernews site and news servers were inaccessible today.  We’re now able to connect but some may still be having issues.  It appears the outage was related to a DNS issue.  Though we’re not certain as unfortunately Supernews doesn’t update their site with status updates after problems.  This is the second reported site outage for Supernews in the past few months.  In May all the Giganews services were down for a short time.

Not to knock Supernews as the service is typically reliable.  We prefer some other Usenet providers (UseNetServer, Newshosting, Astraweb, Easynews, NewsDemon) but regardless I don’t think Supernews subscribers should panic or seek alternatives based on this incident.  As quite frankly shit happens.  We would just appreciate more communication on the part of Supernews so that members can understand the reasons behind the issues.  For now if you’re still having trouble we have some advice.

You can sidestep DNS issues (assuming the problem is DNS related) by connecting to Supernews (or any other site with DNS problems) by using the IP address.  In this case the IP address for Supernews news server is 216.168.3.30.  In other words replace news.supernews.com in your newsreader with 216.168.3.30

Visit Newsgroup Reviews to learn more about Usenet.  Including Usenet providers reviews, newsreader downloads, guides, free trials and special offers.  Follow us @NewsgroupRevs for the latest Usenet news.

Supernews $99 Special : 12 Months Unlimited Usenet

Supernews recently rolled out a retention update.  Increasing from 800 days of binary retention to over 1,050 days.  For those interested in text retention they now offer 2,900+ days.  Along with the retention gain Supernews launched a new special.  New members can sign up for unlimited Usenet access for $9.99 a month or $99 a year.  The new retention and pricing puts them right in line with other leading Usenet providers.

Supernews made a name for themselves early on.  Then relaunched in 2009 as a value provider.  Their recent retention increase and annual special puts them in a better position to compete.  Supernews members can expect high retention along with 30 connections, SSL encryption and servers in the U S. and Europe.

Here is a rundown of all the annual specials currently running:

In addition to these monthly specials:

Visit our Usenet provider deals page for a running list of the top promotions.

Supernews Review : 2011 Editors Choice

Congratulations to Supernews for taking home a NewsgroupReviews (NGR) 2011 Editors Choice award.  Anyone who has been around the Usenet community knows that Supernews had a reputation as one of the best Usenet providers.  Over the last year and a half they have reclaimed that spot by steadily increasing retention while lowering price.  Offering our visitors $9.99 unlimited Usenet access was icing on the cake.

Supernews has everything you could ask for in a pure Usenet offering.  Including high retention (800 days), excellent performance, near perfect completion and solid reliability.  There an no extras like VPN, newsreader or storage included.  Just pure unlimited Usenet.  Supernews recently increased retention to 800 days and we anticipate more growth in the future.  Newsgroup Reviews visitors can enjoy $9.99 unlimited Usenet.  With 800 days retention and high service levels Supernews is sure to continue it’s run this year.

Supernews offers 800 days of binary retention along with 1,000 days of text posts.  Subscribers enjoy unlimited Usenet access, 256-bit SSL, 30 connections, 1000 Mbps speeds, near perfect completion and 24/7 support.  Take advantage of the Supernews $9.99 unlimited Usenet offer.

Supernews $9.99 Unlimited Usenet + 800 Days Retention

Last August Supernews Usenet increased binary retention from 400 days up to 500.  Since then we’ve been anticipating the next jump.  Assuming that perhaps 600 would be the next increase.  So needless to say we were blown away after finding out Supernews has increased binary retention to 800 days!  Not to mention NGR visitors can enjoy Supernews unlimited Usenet for $9.99 a month.

Supernews offers a lot of value.  Not only with 800 days of binaries but also the quality of service.  With speeds exceeding 100 Mbps and near perfect completion.  The service is rock solid with exceptional speed, completion and reliability.  Our visitors enjoy a tremendous value with unlimited Usenet access for only $9.99 a month.

Here are some highlights of Supernews Usenet service:
– Unlimited Usenet access
– Unlimited speed – exceeding 100 Mbps
– Free 256-bit SSL encryption
– 800 days binary retention
– 1,000 days text retention
– 99%+ completion rate
– Access to over 110,000 newsgroups
– Full header retention across all groups
– 30 concurrent connections
– Servers in the U. S., Europe and Asia
– 24 hour customer support

To learn more read our Supernews review or sign up and enjoy the quality and high retention of Supernews!

2010 Usenet Year in Review

While 2010 went by in a blink there were quite a few Usenet achievements.  The ongoing retention gains and reduced prices have made Usenet more popular than ever.  In this post we’ll focus on new technologies and features added in 2010 that have changed Usenet for the better.

Usenet achievements were plentiful this year.  In past years the discussion revolved around retention levels.  While retention continues to grow the industry expanded in other directions as well this year.  Everything from Usenet providers adding clients, VPN, storage, enhanced web access and supprt for mobile devices.

Let’s take a closer look at a few Usenet providers who left an extra mark this year:

Giganews – (VyprVPN and Mimo Usenet Browser)

Giganews was certainly busy innovating this year.  First with their addition of VyprVPN and then Mimo Usenet browser.  VyprVPN provides Diamond members with free VPN access to help secure their privacy while online.  Mimo newsreader is also free for Diamond members and provides a Usenet search feature in addition to a nice user interface.  Not to by missed Giganews continued to lead the industry in retention.  With speed and reliability to match their premium services.

Easynews – (New Web Interface, Mobile Apps)

Easynews was hard at work innovating this year.  Starting with network upgrades to ensure a high level of performance and reliability.  In October Easynews launched a new web interface and continue to enhance the online features.  We were impressed with the ease of use and wrote a full review of the beta release. More recently Easynews added 3rd party mobile apps like EZ Global Search.  Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.  In addition Easynews added unlimited NNTP access and support for PayPal this year.

NewsDemon – (Online Storage)

NewsDemon added free online storage for their unlimited customers this year.  Partnering with StorageNinja to offer 30 GB of free online storage to members who subscribe to an unlimited plan.  In addition they continued to include a fully licensed copy of News Rover newsreader for all members.

Newshosting – (Free Easynews Account)

Newshosting recently announced a partnership with Easynews to offer free web Usenet access to NHXL members.  This means NHXL subscribers not only receive unlimited NNTP Usenet access from Newshosting but also a 10 GB monthly Easynews account at no additional cost.  Newshosting also continued to increase retention and added support for PayPal in 2010.

Not to be missed are all the Usenet providers who offer low cost Usenet access with reliability and continued retention gains.  A list including UseNetServer, Supernews, ThunderNews, Astraweb and many more.  Cheers to everyone who helped improve Usenet in 2010.  We look forward to the years ahead!

Supernews Accepting Payment in Euros via iDEAL

Supernews recently added the option for customers to pay in Euros using iDEAL.  With iDEAL you can enjoy unlimited Usenet access from Supernews for only €6,99 a month.


Supernews has been one of the best values in Usenet since they launched the $9.99 unlimited Usenet offer on Newsgroup Reviews in the Fall of 2009.  Since then Supernews has increased retention up to 500 days.  Bringing members access to nearly a year and a half of binaries for less than $10 a month.  The addition of iDEAL and €6,99 unlimited Euro pricing should make the service even more popular.

Supernews newsgroup access includes:
– Unlimited Usenet downloads
– Unlimited speed – 1,000 Mbps and up
– News servers in Amsterdam and the U. S.
– Free SSL encryption
– 30 concurrent connections
– 500 days binary retention
– 1,000 days text retention
– 99%+ completion rate
– 24 hour customer support

Supernews payments options include iDEAL (Euro), PayPal and credit cards including Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover.  The Usenet service is rock solid.  Offering exceptional speed, completion and reliability.  To learn more read our Supernews review or sign up and enjoy unlimited Usenet for €6,99 or $9.99 a month!

Supernews Increases Binary Retention to 500 Days

Congratulations to Supernews who just increased binary retention by 100 days.  Up from 400 too 500 days.  The update in retention is immediate.

Supernews offers a lot of value for the price.  Especially for NGR visitors who can enjoy unlimited Usenet access for only $9.99 a month.  The service is rock solid with exceptional speed, completion and reliability.

Here are some highlights of the Supernews service:
– Unlimited Usenet access
– Unlimited speed
– Free 256-bit SSL encryption
– 500 days binary retention
– 1,000 days text retention
– 99%+ completion rate
– Access to over 110,000 newsgroups
– Full header retention across all groups
– 30 concurrent connections
– Servers in the U. S., Europe and Asia
– 24 hour customer support

To learn more read our Supernews review or sign up and enjoy!