Seeking Alternatives to

We’ve had several NGR visitors ask if we can recommend any alternatives to for free or inexpensive Usenet access.  As the Just4Today site has been down for maintenance for several days now.  Making the service inaccessible.  As those who frequent Just4Today know you need a new password to access the news server each day.  So until the site comes back up there is no more freeJust4Today Usenet access.

First off we have no idea how long Just4Today is going to be down.  We have the same information everyone else has from visiting the site.  The message simply shows ‘Currently down for maintenance…‘ without an ETA.

Here are some alternatives to get you through the Just4Today outage:

Free Usenet Trials from Premium Providers

Several leading Usenet providers offer free Usenet trials to give you a chance to try the service before purchasing a membership.  We’re not suggesting you leech their offers but rather you might enjoy the service and want to sign up at the end of the trial period.  As most of them offer very high retention and other advantages over Just4Today.  Many offer two week free trials.

Unlimited Usenet Access for Under $10 a Month

A number of our favorite Usenet providers offer NGR readers deep discounts on their services.  Including unlimited newsgroup downloads along with extras like free newsreader, Usenet search, storage and personal VPN for under $10 a month.  In addition to very high binary retention (over 3 years) and excellent performance.  Again there is a cost but these are all quite a value.

Frugal Usenet Offers 100 Days of Retention for $5.99 a Month

Frugal Usenet offers 100 days of binary retention along with SSL encryption and 20 connections for $5.99 a month.  The retention isn’t near as high as some other providers but it is much higher than Just4Today.  The Frugal Usenet service is available for $5.99 a month or $60 a year.

We hope the just4Today site and Usenet service are back up soon.  In the meantime check out these alternatives.  If you’re aware of any other free or low cost options please let us know.

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