2023 Black Friday Usenet Deals & Holiday Specials

Let’s get this party started. We have a large list of Black Friday Usenet deals to share with you this year. Most of the deals listed below are live. Keep an eye on this page as we will keep it updated throughout the week.

The following Black Friday / Cyber Monday promos all include unlimited Usenet access:

  • Easynews – $5.99/mo. with web Usenet + VPN. Best choice for beginners.
  • Newshosting – $5.99/mo. with 5,575 days of retention
  • Eweka – €6,99/mo. with 5,575 days of binary retention
  • Newsgroup Ninja – $5.83/mo. with 5,575 days of retention
  • NewsDemon – sales starting at 7am on Black Friday
  • ThunderNews – $6/mo. with 4,040 days of retention
  • UsenetExpress – $7.50/mo. with 3,000 days of retention
  • FrugalUsenet – $3.99/mo. with 5,545 days of retention
  • NewsgroupDirect – $13/mo. for access to UE, Farm, and Supernews
  • ViperNews – $3.59/mo. with 3,500 days of retention
  • UsenetPrime – $6.25/mo. with 3,000 days of retention
  • StingyUsenet – €4,58/mo. with 2,400 days of retention
  • UsenetAgency – €5,83/mo. with 3,015 days of retention

Here are a few options for those seeking a block account:

Finally, we will share a few deals with limitations:

  • Usenet.Farm – €3,98/mo. for at least 6 months with a 10 TB limit
  • UseNight – €1,99/mo. for fast speeds at night and slow during the day

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 2023 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 mid-week as we plan to get the Black Friday deals rolling a little early this time around.  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 2023.  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 closer 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 2023.  Click on any provider below or visit the Newsgroup Reviews home page for more info.

1. Easynews – $5.99 a month for unlimited web, NNTP, and VPN

Easynews is offering unlimited web Usenet + NNTP Usenet access along with high binary retention and 60 SSL connections from $5.99 a month. Read our Easynews review to learn more.

2.  Newshosting – $5.99 a month with unlimited NNTP access

Newshosting is offering unlimited Usenet, a free newsreader with built-in search, 60 connections and SSL for just $5.99 a month with free VPN access.  Read our Newshosting review for details.

3.  UseNetServer – $95.40 a year (with free VPN) for life

UNS offers high retention, free SSL and Usenet search for $95.40 a year with free VPN access. This is the best dal for experiences users. Read our UNS review to learn more about the service.

4. Eweka – €7 a month for unlimited Usenet access

Eweka is offering unlimited newsgroup downloads at 300 Mbit for €7,00 a month. This makes them out favorite European Usenet provider. Read our Eweka review to learn more.

5.  TweakNews – €90 a year (with client + VPN) for life

TweakNews special includes unlimited Usenet with free newsreader and VPN access for just €90 a year which is €7,50 a month.  Read our TweakNews review for more details.

6.  Giganews – $99 unlimited Usenet access

Giganews is offering unlimited access to newsgroups along with free SSL encryption and VPN access for just $99 a year.  Read our Giganews review for more details.

7.  Supernews – $99 a year for 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.

8.  NewsDemon – $5 unlimited Usenet + VPN

NewsDemon offers unlimited newsgroup access along with a newsreader, SSL and 50 connections for just $5 a month.  Read our NewsDemon review to learn more.

9.  ThunderNews – $7 a month for unlimited Usenet

ThunderNews includes unlimited Usenet access with secure (SSL) encryption, 50 connections for $7 a month.  Read our ThunderNews review to learn more.

10.  UseNetNow – $7.99 unlimited Usenet access

UseNetNow offers NGR visitors unlimited Usenet downloads along with free SSL encryption and 50 connections. for just $7.99 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 the 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 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 discounts except Giganews are recurring so enjoy the savings month after month.

Summer Usenet deals

1. Newshosting – Unlimited Usenet + VPN from $5.99/mo.

We consistently get the fastest speeds from the Newshosting client and news servers.  With over 5,115 days of binaries, free SSL and 100 connections.  Newshosting is the best Usenet service on the market.  Take advantage of the Newshosting summer special and enjoy unlimited Usenet from just $8.33 a month with free VPN.  Saving you up to 70% 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 5,115+ 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 60% on Usenet + VPN.

3. Easynews – Unlimited Web Usenet + NNTP & VPN for $5.99/mo.

Easynews is best known for their web interface but they also offer NNTP Usenet access.  With 5,114 days of binary retention, 60 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 $5.99 a month.  In addition to a 30 day money back guarantee.

4. Eweka – High Speed Usenet for €7,00/mo.

Eweka has a reputation for providing quality Usenet service and excellent technical support.  With over 5,111 days of binary retention, 50 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 €7,00 a month. Saving you 27% on Eweka.

5. TweakNews – Unlimited Usenet for €7,50/mo.

TweakNews is one of our favorite European Usenet providers.  With 4,200+ days of binary retention, 60 connections and free SSL encryption.  Access the TweakNews news servers in the Netherlands and enjoy free VPN with the promotion.  Take advantage of the TweakNews summer special and enjoy unlimited Usenet + VPN access for €7,50 a month. Saving you 42% on Supernews.

6. Giganews – Unlimited Usenet + VPN from $8.33/mo.

Giganews was the first Usenet services we tested and is still one of the best in the world.  With 3+ years of binary retention, 50 connections and VyprVPN premium.  Access news servers in the US and Europe.  Take advantage of the Giganews summer special and enjoy unlimited Usenet + VPN access from $8.33 a month. Saving you 50% on Giganews.

7. Supernews – Unlimited Usenet for $9.99/mo. or $99/yr.

Supernews has been around a long time and offers some of the best Usenet access around.  With 3+ years 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.

8. NewsDemon – Unlimited Usenet + VPN for $5.00/mo.

NewsDemon offers more than just unlimited Usenet access.  With a package of features for their members that includes a no-logging SlivkVPN account.  Take advantage of the NewsDemon summer special and enjoy unlimited Usenet access along with a no-log VPN from $5 a month.  Saving you 50% on NewsDemon.

9. ThunderNews – Usenet + VPN for $12.99/mo.

ThunderNews brings members unlimited Usenet downloads along with a VPN accoung.  With over 4,385 days of binary retention, 20 connections and free SSL.  Take advantage of the ThunderNews summer special and enjoy unlimited Usenet access + VPN for $12.95 a month.  Saving you 50% on ThunderNews.

10. 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 4,3830 days of newsgroup posts.  Take advantage of theCubeNet summer special and enjoy unlimited Usenet for $9.99 a month. Saving you 30% off theCubeNet.

Valentine’s Day Usenet Promotions

Why not get yourself or someone you love the gift of Usenet for Valentine’s Day? That’s the question that some top Usenet providers are asking this year. We’re excited to share a number of great promotions. All of the deals are live so you can enjoy some of the best prices of the year without waiting for Black Friday to roll around. Let’s take a closer look at Valentine’s promos from Newshosting, UseNetServer, Eweka, and TweakNews.

#1 – UseNetServer Valentine’s Day Promo

UseNetServer Valentine's promo

UseNetServer is arguably the best value in Usenet for those who use a third-party browser like SABnzbd or NZBGet. While the service lacks it’s own newsgroup reader, you can still use the UNS global search feature to find you favorite content. During the Valentine’s promotion you can sign up for a full year of unlimited Usenet + VPN for just $6.99 a month. That’s a savings of 65% off the regular price.

#2 – Newshosting Valentine’s Day Sale

Newshosting Valentine's sale

Let’s continue with our favorite Usenet provider. The team at Newshosting is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a sweet deal on their popular Usenet service. New members can enjoy 62% off unlimited Usenet with free zero-log VPN access. Pay just $7.50 a month for a full year of access. That’s a 62% savings off the retail price.

#3 – Eweka Valentine’s Day Special

Eweka Valentne's special

Eweka offers the highest retention of any Dutch Usenet service. Their retention rivals Newshosting and is well above other European competitors. The download speeds are hard to beat as well. You won’t have access to a custom newsreader but assuming you have a favorite already, you can enjoy unlimited Usenet with speeds up to 300 Mbps for just €6.50 a month during the Eweka Valentine’s Day promotion.

#4 – TweakNews Valentine’s Day Deal

TweakNews Valentine's deal

If you’re looking for a great Usenet service in Europe then TweakNews is a solid choice. Members have access to their Usenet client software with built-in search. You can also add VPN to any monthly plan or get free VPN with the Valentine’s offer. Enjoy unlimited Usenet + VPN for just €4.99 a month during the Valentine’s sale.

2019 Best Usenet Provider Awards

We’re excited to share our 2019 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.

2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 4,000+ 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 4,000+ 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 4,000 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 4,000+ days of binary retention and 1,265 days of text posts.  Subscribers enjoy unlimited Usenet, 256-bit SSL, 300 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 2019 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.

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

Newshosting Black Friday 2018 Discount

The Newshosting team just launched the latest Black Friday / Cyber Monday Usenet deal. The Newshosting sale consists of 12 months of unlimited Usenet and VPN for $50. That works out to just $4.17 a month. Best of all, the Newshosting Black Friday deal is recurring so you can enjoy unlimited downloads, 60 connections, over 10 years of binary retention, Newshosting browser and VPN service for just $4.17 a month for life!

Newshosting Black Friday dal

The Newshosting Black Friday deal is a limited time offer so you will want to sign up soon to take advantage of the offer. Please note that you will not need any coupon code. The discount is automatically applied. Simply click on the image above to visit Newshosting and sign up for the annual plan which includes all the bells and whistles. At a 79% discount, this is the best price we’ve ever seen Newshosting offer on unlimited Usenet with free VPN access. The VPN alone is worth $5 to $10 a month.

As our top ranked Usenet provider, Newshosting has a lot to offer. They have NNTP servers in the United States, The Netherlands, and Germany. Pro tip: set up multiple server locations to get the best performance and completion across the entire Newshosting network. You will want to give the server closest to you the highest priority to achieve the fastest download speeds. You will find that Newshosting can sustain very high download speeds in the US and Europe. Use the minimum number of connections necessary to max out your connection.

Visit Newshosting during their Black Friday sale to save 79% off unlimited Usenet and VPN access. Enjoy the best Newshosting has to offer for just $4.17 a month for life!

Read our Newshosting review to learn more about the service and follow us @NewsgroupRevs for the latest Usenet news and deals.

Labor Day Usenet Deals : 79% Off Unlimited Usenet

Summer is winding down the Labor Day holiday weekend is upon us.  Giving Usenet fans a great opportunity to save big on newsgroup access.  Including up to 80% off unlimited newsgroup access.  Leading Usenet providers like Newshosting, UseNetServer,  Easynews, Giganews, and Supernews are offering some excellent promotions.  With prices as low as $3.95 a month for unlimited Usenet and VPN access!

Newshosting Labor Day Deal

Take full advantage of the Labor Day holiday.  Enjoy the beginning of the college football season, barbeques and perhaps even a few cold ones with friends, responsibly of course.  Then when you’re partied out come back and enjoy your new Usenet account.  All of the Labor Day Usenet deals listed below are lifetime offers and include unlimited access to newsgroups.  Some even include extras like newsreaders, search and online storage.

#1 – Newshosting – Unlimited Usenet + Client for $7.00/mo. or $49/yr.

Take advantage of Newshosting‘s special promotion which includes unlimited Usenet access and free access to their Usenet client for just $7.00 a month or $49 a year.  Expect the very best from Newshosting.  High retention, excellent performance, spot on reliability and the Newshosting newsreader with built-in search engine.  All for just $7.00 a month or $49 a year.  The annual plan also includes free VPN access which is a $5/mo. value. Visit our NGR Newshosting special page to save up to 79% off Newshosting unlimited Usenet access.

#2 – UseNetServer – Unlimited Usenet + Search + VPN for $47/yr.

The UseNetServer (UNS $47 yearly Usenet specials is an amazing deal.   UNS comes close to topping our list of the best Usenet providers for a number of reasons.  The service offers high retention, UNS Global Usenet search feature, speed, reliability and everything else you expect from a leading newsgroup service.  You can add free VPN to the mix when you sign up for their annual promotion. The price is just $3.95 a month.  Visit our NGR UseNetServer special page to save up to 80% off UNS unlimited Usenet access.

#3 – Easynews – Unlimited NNTP Usenet Access for $9.99

The Easynews NNTP special includes $9.99 unlimited NNTP + 150 GB of web Usenet access a month.  While Easynews is best known for their popular web Usenet interface, they also offer excellent NNTP servers.  Featuring unlimited Usenet downloads plus a taste of their easy to use web interface.  All for just $9.99 a month.  Sign up via our NGR Easynews special page and enjoy 50% off your first 3 months of their Big Gig plan.

#4 – Giganews – Unlimited Usenet + Client + Search for $10.99

The Giganews special includes unlimited Usenet downloads and access to their VyprVPN client with built-in Usenet search engine.  Along with free unlimited access to VyprVPN for $10.99 a month. for the first month  The Giganews service is top notch, offering high retention, uncapped speeds and free features (Usenet client and search).  All for just $10.99 the first month and then $21.99 a month.  Visit our NGR Giganews special page to save 50% off unlimited Usenet.

#5 – Supernews – Unlimited Usenet for $9.99/mo. or $99/yr.

The Supernews $9.99 special is gives you unlimited access to their Usenet servers in the United States and Europe.  It started with a focus on value at a time when the economy was in the crapper.  Even though that part has changed. Supernews continues to offer unlimited Usenet access for $9.99 a month or $99 a year.  Which is a great value.  If extra features (newsreader, search, VPN) aren’t that important then visit our NGR Supernews special page and save 31% off Supernews.

As always stay up to date on all the latest promotions via the Usenet specials section of NewsgroupReviews.  Please also consider following us (@NewsgroupRevs) on Twitter.  Enjoy your Labor Day festivities!

Eweka King’s Day Special

The team at Eweka is celebrating King’s Day with a special discount. The offer includes a 7-day free trial with unlimited Usenet access, download speeds of 300 Mbps, 256-bit SSL connections, and over 3,535 days of binary retention. That’s almost 10 years of binaries from a leading Usenet provider in the Netherlands. Best of all, the price of a subscription during the King’s Day promotion is just €5 a month. That’s a savings of 48% off the full retail price. Visit the Eweka King’s Day Sale page to take advantage of the offer.

Eweka King's Day Sale

Everyone is eligible for the promotion. Even if you live in the United States and aren’t sure what King’s Day is all about. You can still sign up for the savings. As the image above mentions, new membes save 48% off for life. That means you can enjoy unlimited Usenet access from just €5 a month as long as you keep the account active. The price is based on a annual subscription which works out to €60 a year. You will be hard pressed to find a better deal anywhere, not to mention from a leading Dutch Usenet provider.

Eweka offers the best of both worlds. You get fast newsgroup downloads with speeds up to 300 Mbps coupled with 256-bit SSL encryption for those who want secure connections. Eweka’s binary retention is the highest in the region and right in line with leading US providers. You can download a free copy of Newzlazer newsreader to find and download your favorite newsgroup content. The only option missing is a VPN for those who want the extra privacy protection. You won’t need it for Usenet but we highly recommend using a VPN for other online activities. All in all the Eweka King’s Day sale is one of the best deals we’ve seen so far this year.

Newshosting Holiday Promotion

As we near closer to Christmas and New Year’s the team at Newshosting is giving everyone a gift.  They are giving all new members a chance to save 64% off and get 2 free months when you sign up for the deeply discounted annual plan.  That means you can enjoy unlimited Usenet + VPN access through the holidays and well beyond for just $7.14 if you sign up for the Newshosting Unlimited plan during the sale. The Newshosting Holiday Promotion is live so you can save now.

Newshosting Holiday Promotion

If you’re not currently using Newshosting then I strongly suggest you sign up for an account to see just how much they have to offer.  Even before the Christmas promotion Newshosting was the best value in Usenet.  Now they’ve stepped up their game including 2 free months of Usenet and privacy protection with the VPN. The VPN access alone is worth more than the price you’ll pay for Usenet and VPN combined.

Here’s a quick breakdown of the Newshosting holiday special:

  • Unlimited Usenet + VPN – $99,99 or 14 months which is just $7.14 a month.

As you can see the price of the holiday special is just $7.14 which is 64% below the retail price.  Those who sign up for the annual plan will enjoy a 2 free months of service. Pay just $99.99 for 14 months of unlimited Usenet access and receive full access to their network of 70 VPN servers across 17 countries free of charge.  That’s the best Usenet / VPN combo deal around.

On the Usenet side Newshosting was already the top listed Usenet service on our site.  They offer a lot of value with the free Newshosting Usenet client.  The new VPN offer sweetens the pot even more.  Newshosting offers over 3,400 days of binary retention and growing.  Along with NNTP servers in the United States and Europe.  You can use up to 30 connections but you won’t need that many.  Free 256-bit SSL will help secure your Usenet connections and using the VPN will help protect your privacy for other online activities.

Read our Newshosting review to learn more or sign up for the Newshosting Holiday Promotion and enjoy!

Easynews Black Friday Promotion

The Easynews team is jumping into the holiday season and getting our Black Friday Usenet deals started today. It’s one of the best deals we’ve ever seen from Easynews over the last 10 years. During their Black Friday special you can sign up for Easynews Big Gig plan for just $9.99 a month for the first 3 months. That’s 67% off the regular price of $29.94 a month. The Big Gig plan gives you 150 GB of web Usenet along with unlimited NNTP downloads. The plan also comes with free unlimited VPN service which makes it an even better value.

Easynews Black Friday promo

Those new to Usenet will find Easynews web interface to be the easiest way to get started.  You can browse over 3,000 days of binary retention through your web browser.  The web interface makes it easy to search for content, view images, preview and download from your favorite newsgroups.  This is all done without any software.  If you want to go beyond 150 GB of downloads a month, you can fire up your favorite newsreader and connect to their NNTP servers in the US or Europe for unlimited Usenet access.

Confused by web vs. NNTP retention?  If so here’s a quick explanation:

  • The web interface and web retention are unique to Easynews.  A great choice for those new to Usenet who don’t want to mess with installing a client.  Use the web interface to search for content, preview, stream and download.  Easynews also supports iOS and Android.  Big Gig members get 150 GB of web access.
  • NNTP retention uses newsgroup software like SABnzbd or NZBGet to browse and download from Usenet.  Easynews includes NNTP access with all their plans including unlimited NNTP with the Big Gig plan.

Cheers to the Easynews team as they spread the love this holiday season to bring in new Usenet fans.  With increased web retention and other enhancements, they continue to expand the service.  Remember to sign up during the Black Friday promotion to save 67% off the first 3 months of Easynews Big Gig.

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

UsenetBucket Reduces Max Connections

The UsenetBucket team recently reduced the number of maximum connections allowed with each plan. We understand that they may have switched backend providers which led to the change. While you can expect to achieve the same speeds from less connections, current UsenetBucket members are seeing “too many connections” errors while using the service. Of course the reason is the reduction in max connections. To fix the issue you simply need to reduce the number of connections set in your newsreader.

Usenet Bucket

Here’s a look at the updated connections for each UsenetBucket plan:

  • Basic Bucket – 10 connections (previously 25)
  • Comfort Bucket – 10 connections (previously 25)
  • Ultimate Bucket – 25 connections (previously 50)

The advertised speed cap for each plan has not changed. The backend provider simply allows more throughput per connection. You can select between buckets based on your speed needs.

  • Basic Bucket – 10 Mbit for € 2,95 a month
  • Comfort Bucket – 40 Mbit for € 4,95 a month
  • Ultimate Bucket – 400 Mbit for € 12,95 a month

Regardless of which plan you select, UsenetBucket members have unlimited access to 1,600 days of binary retention with SSL support. The only limiting factor is the number of connections and cap on download speeds. As you can see above, the prices vary quite a bit based on the speed cap. It’s hard to beat the value of the comfort bucket if 40 Mbit speeds are fast enough. We recommend the basic bucket or comfort bucket as a backup / fill server along with one of our top Usenet providers for the best experience. This will give you fast Usenet access with higher retention along with the advantages of UsenetBucket at a very reasonable price.