Usenet + Free Extras:
1. Newshosting - $9.99
2. UseNetServer - $10.00
3. NewsDemon - $10.00
1. Easynews - $9.95
2. Astraweb - $11.00
3. ThunderNews - $10.49
Annual Usenet Offers:
1. Newshosting - $99
2. UseNetServer - $95
3. Astraweb - $96
2013 Editors' Choice Winner
- Web browser Usenet access
Easynews offers a unique advantage over other services. Web Usenet access. Beginners will appreciate how simple it is to use the web interface. Otherwise you would need to choose a Usenet provider, find and configure a newsreader and gather file utilities to get started. For novice and advanced users the web interface offers quick access to content without need for an NZB site or headers. Download from your favorite web browser or mobile device - iPhone, iPad, Android.
Web interface - let's dive right into the Easynews web client. The web interface offers everything you need to find, download and stream content. It starts with the Global Search feature. Here you can search for content across newsgroups. Filter by file type, date, quality and more. View images and video thumbnails. If the content selection includes multiple files you can roll them into a zip file. The Zip Manager can also be used to queue up files for download while you move on to something else.
Auto Unrar / Auto Par: Easynews has a very useful auto unRAR and auto Par feature that works in the background. When RAR files are posted to Usenet, you can download some or all of their content without needing WinRAR or similar utility. The Auto Par feature automatically applies PAR files when available. Which means Easynews will fix errors and mixing parts using the PAR files.
Binary retention and completion - Easynews offers 1,900 days of NNTP binary retention and up to 1,300 days of web retention. With a 99%+ completion rate the quality is very good. The NNTP / web combination is a plus. Giving you the ease of browsing and downloading via the web interface. With the assurance that older content is available via NNTP.
Download speed - Easynews NNTP access is very fast. We download at close to 40 Mbps. The web client performs well with speeds over 8 Mbps. The Easyboost web accelerator is great for improving performance. In testing, the Boost 4 method nearly doubled our download speed. Read our Easyboost review for more details.
Newsgroups and completion - Easynews offers a full feed of newsgroups coupled with a 99%+ completion rate. Connect to news.easynews.com for standard NNTP access or secure.news.easynews.com for secure SSL access. Both will connect you to the nearest server farm in the US or Europe for the best speeds.
Downloads – Easynews offers unlimited NNTP access and between 20 and 150 gigs of web downloads a month depending on the plan you choose. Along with free monthly bandwidth bonuses. They discount NNTP downloads 25% for encoding overhead and headers are free. Even better, any unused gigs are rolled over for future use.
Privacy – Easynews does not monitor or log downloads. They also remove X-headers from all posts to allow for anonymous posting. SSL encryption is free to all members. Alternate ports are also available.
Easynews Free Trial - take advantage of Easynews 14 day, 10 GB free Usenet trial. A great way to test the new web interface and NNTP access free of charge.
Easynews Special - Easynews is currently offering unlimited NNTP Usenet access to NGR visitors for $9.95 a month. The difference being you'll use a newsreader to download. A great value!
Holiday Promotion - Easynews has a new offer to celebrate the holiday season. For a limited time you can sign up for 1 GB of Usenet access for just 1 cent. You can use the 1 GB over 30 days with no long term commitment. Visit their holiday special page for more details.
Easynews Price Plans:
- Easynews Classic: 20 GB/mo. - $9.98/mo.
- Easynews Plus: 30 GB/mo. - $14.97/mo.
- Easynews Big Gig: 150 GB/mo. + unlimited NNTP - $29.94/mo.
- Easynews Unlimited NNTP - $9.95/mo. (NNTP details)
- No contracts – pay as you go.
Also, Easynews offers loyalty gigs, which increases download limits. Customers earn additional gigs for every year of continued subscription. Classic accounts earn 1 GB loyalty per year, Plus earn 2 GB, and Big Gig earn 12 GB. Subscribers can also expect some bonus gigs around the Christmas / Hanukkah holiday season.
We recommend you start with an Easynews Classic account. Then if you enjoy the web client and want more monthly bandwidth you can always upgrade to a larger plan. Depending on your usage those rollover gigs can accumulate fast.
The unlimited NNTP account is great for those who download a lot and are comfortable using a newsreader. For $19.93 a month ($9.98 Easynews Classic + $9.95 unlimited NNTP) you can use the web interface and enjoy unlimited NNTP access via your favorite Usenet client.
With Easynews you pay as you go and can cancel anytime. They offer several methods of payment including credit card, cash, and mail-in options. There is also a no-risk money back guarantee for all new subscribers.
Bottom line – Easynews does a great job of leveraging the advantages of their web browser Usenet interface. It sets them apart from everyone else and gives beginners an easy way to get started. We suggest you sign up for a 14 day free trial and experience the web client for yourself.