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Which usenet news service is your favorite?


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MrTRiX

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October 28, 2006
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Everyone using SABnzbd has to be getting there Usenet service from somewhere. Which one is your favorite? I have tried 2 ISP servers (Shaw/Sasktel), Giganews, Supernews & Astraweb in the past.

I really liked Giganews and was with them for 4 years. But since to save money I moved to Supernews and I have been happy with them as well. I recently upgraded my internet to 100 Mbps download and Supernews can get it to 11,800 KBps.
 

cgrey

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I've been happy with usenetmonster. Good retention, pretty fast downloads, and reasonable pricing (many plans to choose from).

Not sure I can post a link in this forum, just add the "www" before their name and the ".com" after to get there... :)
 

MrTRiX

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I don't see why you can't post a link, nothing illegal about Usenet Monster. I had never heard of them but I like there $99.95/year, that's a pretty good deal as long as they don't go out of business.
 

cgrey

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Wasn't sure about the link - some forums don't allow you to link to any outside "services".

I've been with usenetmonster for about 2-years now. They have plans as low as $3 USD/month for 5-gigs of downloads. All the way up to $99/year for unlimited.

They also have "rollover' - if you have a 10-Gig/month plan, for example, and only use 7-Gig this month, you can roll the other 3-Gig over to next month.

I used to do a LOT more downloading via Usenet than I do now, so I'm currently only on the 10-Gig/month plan. Still, even when I was downloading lots more, I was always happy with the speed (and retention / completeness). I would recommend them to anyone looking to try out a usenet provider, especially for only $3/month for the cheapest plan.
 

MrTRiX

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Ya I don't think links is a big deal here. My original post links to 3 different sites. Thanks for the recommendation, I would add it to the poll but I don't really got much control over a poll once I post it, kinda silly for the moderator/original poster.
 

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    Have stayed with giganews for 5 years. And Im not planning to change :) I remember I gopt a 3 day trial period and speed was not good. And I acted like a total idiot and rude as hell :p But they was nice and pointed me to the problem, wich was at my end :p
     

    MrTRiX

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    Have stayed with giganews for 5 years. And Im not planning to change :) I remember I gopt a 3 day trial period and speed was not good. And I acted like a total idiot and rude as hell :p But they was nice and pointed me to the problem, wich was at my end :p
    Ya Giganews is #1 in service and adds lots of features without upping price.
     

    Spannari

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    Been with Giganews for 3 years now, and must say that i haven't had one single regret ever.
    Outstanding support and excellent speed.
     

    mufdvr3669

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    Astraweb is my fav due to price and retention. Almost get the same retention as Giganews, don't know about speed but get close to my max of 10 - 15 Mbps, all for the low price of $96 yearly which was on special a few months ago. Would like to try Giganews but not going to pay almost 4 times the price for pretty much equal features.
     

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