Unlimited Usenet + Extras:
1. Newshosting - $9.99
2. UseNetServer - $10.00
3. NewsDemon - $10.00
1. Easynews - $9.95
2. ThunderNews - $10.49
3. Astraweb - $11.00
Unlimited Annual Offers:
1. Newshosting - $99
2. UseNetServer - $95
3. Astraweb - $96
2013 Editors' Choice Winner
Fall 2012 update: Newshosting now offers members a free Usenet client. Available for Windows, Mac and Linux. You can sign up for one of our specials and gain immediate access to the newsreader.
Newshosting has been around a long time and has a large customer base. They were the first Usenet provider to announce plans to upgrade binary retention back in 2009. Since then Newshosting has steadily raised retention to 1,743 days and continues to grow.
Newshosting launched a popular $9.99 special earlier this year. Then recently introduced a free newsreader with built-in Usenet search. With all the added features, Newshosting is quickly moving ahead of other leading providers. Not too surprising given the quality and value of the service.
Newshosting offers 1,743 days binary retention and 1,400 days text retention across 100,000+ newsgroups. You get full retention with all Usenet plans. Multiple server farms located in the United States and Europe (Amsterdam) enhance performance and reliability.
Newshosting offers high-speed access and an industry leading 60 connections with their XL PowerPack account. However, the NH Unlimited account includes 30 connections which is plenty. In fact we can max out a 25 Mbps connection using a handful of connections.
Newshosting recently launched a new Usenet client. Sign up for one of our specials to gain immediate access to the client beta. We really enjoy the newsreader. The client allows you to easily search for content and download. You can also preview files and enjoy thumbnail images. The reader automatically repairs and extracts the files as well.
Newshosting provides knowledgeable 24/7 technical support. Their site also has a useful FAQ section including server connection details and alternate ports. Newshosting also offers a video tutorial series to help get you started. Though with the new Newshosting client there isn't much need for instructions. A username and password is all you need.
Newshosting accounts - retail pricing:
- XL Powerpack, unlimited, 60 connections, SSL - $19.95/mo.
- NH Unlimited, unlimited, 30 connections, SSL- $14.95/mo.
- NH Lite, 50 GB/mo., 30 connections, SSL - $10.00/mo.
Newshosting NH Unlimited $9.99 monthly special:
Newshosting is offering their NH Unlimited account for $9.99 a month for life. It includes unlimited Usenet access, Newshosting client, 256-bit SSL encryption, 30 connections and 1,743 days of binary retention for $9.99 a month. The discount is recurring so enjoy the savings month after month.
Newshosting NH Unlimited $99.99 annual special:
Newshosting is also offering their NH Unlimited plan for $99.99 a year for life. It includes unlimited Usenet access, Newshosting client, 256-bit SSL encryption, 30 connections and 1,743 days of binary retention for $99.99 a year. The discount is recurring so enjoy the savings year after year.
NGR Tip: don't get caught up in the number of connections offered with each plan. The NH Unlimited with 30 connections is plenty. There is really no need for 60 connections. We can easily max our 25 Mbps cable line with a handful of connections.
Bottom line - Newshosting provides a high level of service and reliability. The added features and special pricing helped them earn a 2011 Editors' Choice award. Since then Newshosting has added a very nice newsgroup client with built-in Usenet search. Included free with the service. We use Newshosting on a regular basis and highly recommend the service.