Black Friday Usenet Specials : 2016 Holiday Deals

Here’s our list of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals:

  • Newshosting – unlimited Usenet + VPN from $8.33 a month
  • UseNetServer – unlimited Usenet + VPN from $7.95 a month
  • NewsDemon – mystery deals starting at 9:00 am EST on Cyber Monday
  • ThunderNews – assorted deals starting at 4:00 pm EST on Thanksgiving
  • theCubeNet – several deals including 200 GB non-expiring block for $10.99
  • NewsgroupDirect – mystery deals started at midnight
  • MaximumUsenet – 50% off all plans from Thanksgiving thru Cyber Monday
  • Frugal Usenet – unlimited Usenet for $3.99 a month – deal went live at midnight
  • UseNetNow – unlimited Usenet for $8.99 a month – deal went live at midnight
  • Blocknews – 100 GB block for $8.49 – deal went live at midnight

Bonus: best VPN deals of the year

  • IPVanish – 12 months of unlimited VPN for just $39

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 2016 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 / Holiday Usenet Deals

We will start from the top and cover the top 10 Black Friday / Holiday Usenet deals of 2015.  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 2016.  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.  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.

4.  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.

5.  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.

6.  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.

7.  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.

8.  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.

9.  Ngroups – $9.99 unlimited Usenet access

Ngroups NGR special includes unlimited Usenet access with 20 SSL connections and free unlimited Livedrive online storage for just $9.99 a month.  Read our Ngroups 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!

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.

ThunderNews Usenet + VPN Deal

April 2015 update: ThunderNews is currently offering a special that’s even better than our regular deal.  You can enjoy unlimited Usenet for $6.99 a month and add VPN with Usenet for just $9.99 a month.  Visit the ThunderNews sign up page to save.

I’m excited to share a new special offer that ThunderNews is presenting our Newsgroup Reviews readers.  Thanks to the ThunderNews team for offering deep discounts on their unlimited Usenet plan along with an excellent deal on VPN access.  With the new deals you can enjoy unlimited Usenet and VPN access for just $12.99 a month.  If you don’t need VPN then enjoy unlimited Usenet for just $9.95 a month or $96.99 a year.

ThunderNews VPN deal

Here’s a quick summary of the special pricing along with links for each deal:

ThunderNews offers a wide assortment of unlimited, metered and block accounts.  All at competitive prices.  Our favorite plans are the unlimited deals.  Especially the Usenet + VPN special.  That’s just a fraction of what others charge for that combination.  The monthly and annual price on unlimited Usenet are also a great value.

ThunderNews is one of our favorite Usenet providers and has been an Editor’s Choice winner for the last three years.  They offer a wide range of accounts.  With the latest addition being VPN access.  We like that they take special care when it comes to customer support.  With live chat available to answer questions.  Whether you connect to their servers in the United States or Europe I think you’ll find the quality of service to be excellent.

Once again I’d like to thank the ThunderNews team for offering our visitors a deep discount on their services.  I encourage you to sign up for any of their plans listed above.  My favorite is the Usenet + VPN account.  I think you’ll find the added security a nice plus when using technology other than Usenet.  For those who just want secure Usenet access they offer 256-bit SSL encryption with all of their unlimited, metered and block plans.

You can read our ThunderNews review to learn more about the service or sign up and enjoy the great prices!

ThunderNews Black Friday Usenet Deals

A huge thanks to our friends over at ThunderNews for offering some excellent Black Friday deals again this year.  With an early start you’ll want to get in fast to get the lowest prices.  With discounted unlimited, metered and block Usenet accounts.  The deals went live Thanksgiving night.  Highlights include $5 unlimited Usenet and a Usenet + OctaneVPN combo for just $12.99 .  There are a limited number of discounted accounts so you’ll want to visit the ThunderNews Black Friday deals page as soon as possible to get the best prices.

The offers went live Thanksgiving night so if you want the deal definitely get in quick.  Otherwise you might pay a bit more but there are still some great specials.  We especially like the Usenet + VPN combo and $5 unlimited Usenet accounts.  Remember that the blocks are non-expiring so they can be used until depleted.

Here’s are some of the service features for ThunderNews:
– Unlimited speed downloads
– 1,560+ days of binary retention
– 1,560+ days of text retention
– Combo plan with OptaneVPN
– 99%+ completion rate
– Free newsreader (News Rover)
– Free 256-bit SSL encryption
– Up to 50 simultaneous connections
– News servers in the US and Europe
– Access to over 107,000 newsgroups
– 24/7 tech support

Read our ThunderNews and OctaneVPN reviews to learn more about each service.  Visit the ThunderNews Black Friday deal page to sign up for one of their unlimited, metered or block specials.

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

ThunderNews Black Friday Rewind Sale

If it had been tomorrow we’d wonder if this was an Aprtil Fool’s joke.  It’s isn’t though as we’ve confirmed that the ThunderNews Black Friday page is live and offering the same great deals as were offered for last year’s Black Friday sale.  That includes unlimited Usenet access from $5 a month and 200 GB block plans for $15.  The specials won’t be available for long so visit the ThunderNews Black Friday deals page to sign up.

The $5 unlimited Usenet offer crrently shows 292 accounts remaining so if you want the special pricing sign up soon.  We also like the 200 GB and 500 GB block Usenet accounts.  Remember that ThunderNews blocks are non-expiring so a 500 GB block can last a really long time depending on how frequently you download.

Here’s are some highlights of ThunderNews Usenet service:
– Unlimited speed downloads
– 1,324+ days of binary retention
– 1,400+ days of text retention
– 99%+ completion rate
– Up to 50 simultaneous connections
– Free 256-bit SSL encryption
– Free News Rover client
– News servers in the US and Europe
– Access to over 107,000 newsgroups
– 24/7 tech support

Read our ThunderNews review to learn more or visit the ThunderNews Black Friday deal page to sign up for one of their unlimited, metered or block specials.  These special offers could end at anytime.

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

ThunderNews Holiday Theme and Usenet Deals

At the same time many were decorating for Christmas the ThunderNews site got a new festive look for the holidays.  Along with outstanding Black Friday specials.  Some of which are still active.  While we write this post there are still a handful of $6.50 unlimited Usenet accounts available here.  After the Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals end our Thundernews NGR special is still active, offering unlimited Usenet for $10.49 a month.

It’s always fun to see Usenet providers and other online services decorate their sites for the holiday season.  The ThuderNews Christmas theme hits on the season with snowflakes, santa’s hat, bells and gifts.  The real gift is in the price as ThunderNews offers some of the best deals on unlimited Usenet downloads.

As we mentioned above ThunderNews still has a few $6.50 unlimited account left.  These sold out quick on Friday so they must have added a few more for Cyber Monday or in celebration of the season in general.  Whatever the reason if you get in for $6.50 cheers!  Here’s the link.  Once the $6.50 sell out they also have some left for $7.50 and $7.99.  We’re not sure when these deals will end but likely soon.

You can read our ThunderNews review to learn more about the service.  We’ve been fans of their reliability and support over the years.  As such ThunderNews has been an Editor’s Choice selection the last couple years.  They might not have the name recognition of some other providers but ThunderNews offers a quality service for a great value.  Especially during this time of year as they’ve become known for their excellent holiday deals.

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

ThunderNews Review : 2012 Editors Choice

Congratulations to ThunderNews for taking home a Newsgroup Reviews (NGR) 2012 Editors Choice award.  ThunderNews is a full service Usenet provider.  Offering all subscribers a licensed copy of News Rover newsreader.  So if you’re new to Usenet they can save you the cost of a newsreader client.  Their $10.49 Usenet special helped ThunderNews earn a spot in our list of this year’s best Usenet providers.  Newsgroup Reviews blog visitors can enjoy unlimited Usenet access for just $10.49 a month.

ThunderNews made their way into our Editors Choice list a few months ago.  Offering a mix of high retention, reliability, speed and free newsgroup client.  ThunderNews includes a free registered copy of News Rover newsreader.  Customers can always download the latest version of News Rover from the ThuunderNews website.  NGR visitors enjoy unlimited ThunderNews Usenet access for just $10.49 a month.  A 50% savings.

ThunderNews offers 1,250 days of binary retention along with 1,265 days of text posts.  Members 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 a month.

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!

ThunderNews NGR Special : 50% Lifetime Savings

Thanks to ThunderNews for offering NewsgroupReviews visitors 50% off both their unlimited and 75/GB monthly plans.  The new ThunderNews NGR specials are recurring so you can enjoy the savings month after month for the life of your account.

ThunderNews offers quite a bit for the price.  The service is fast, realiable and includes extras like free SSL and a licensed copy of News Rover.

Here is a more detailed list of ThunderNews Usenet features:
– 600+ days of bianry retention
– 1,265+ days of text retention
– 99%+ completion rate
– Up to 50 connections (you won’t need near that many)
– 2 US and 2 EU server farms (standards and SSL)
– Free 256-bit SSL encryption
– Free licensed copy of News Rover newsreader
– 24/7 chat and email support
– Unlimited uploads
– Alternate ports

Read our ThunderNews review to learn more about the service or sign up for the ThunderNews NGR special and enjoy!