Temporary UsenetStorm Alternatives

Usenet Storm is not accepting new premium sign ups due to issues with PayPal.  They were previously using PayPal as their payment processor and are now seeking an alternative.  Those who are interested in web based Usenet access have other options in the meantime.  Usenet Storm recommends Easynews and we agree.  Easynews members enjoy a full featured web interface and NNTP Usenet access from $9.98 a month.

We’ve had the opportunity to test Usenet Storm and enjoyed the service.  It’s different than Easynews.  Usenet Storm has a simplified web interface.  You upload an nzb file and let the service download the associated content.  Where Easynews offers more traditional newsreader functionality inside your web browser.  Search for Usenet content, preview and download from within your browser.  Third party developers also have iPhone and Android apps for Easynews.  Our favorite is the EZ Global Search app for iOS devices.

We’re not sure when Usenet Storm will reopen for business.  It depends on how long it takes to find a new payment processor for the service.  In the meantime you can check out Easynews with a two week free trial or compare traditional Usenet providers offering unlimited NNTP newsgroup access for under $10 a month.

UsenetStorm August Promotion

UsenetStorm (previously NzbLeecher) is offering new members a 50% discount during the month of August.  All new sign ups receive 50% off the first month of UsenetStorm access.  Prices range from $7.99 to $17.99 a month so you can expect to save $4 to $9 off the first month.  Sign up before September 1st to save.

UsenetStorm allows users to download newsgroup content using a web browser.  UsenetStorm allows users to choose NZB files and have the service download the content.  They support 1,440 days of binary retention.  With plans ranging from 100 GB up to 500 GB of usage a month.  Download speeds range from 15 mbps to 50 mbps based on account type.  With their Platinum plan your files are stored for the duration of your membership.

Here’s a summary of the UsenetStorm 50% off August sale:

  • Silver Package – $3.99 the first month and then $7.99 a month
  • Gold Package – $6.99 the first month and then $13.99 a month
  • Platinum Package – $8.99 the first month and then $17.99 a month

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