Usenet

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  1. Agjsdfd
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    Agjsdfd My title

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    Its been a while since I used any News Provider.
    I dont download as much,(or the stuff I download are readily available on torrents).

    Any suggestion?

    As cheap as possible and 50GB-Unlimited is fine for me [​IMG].
    (would be good if it comes with a nice newsdownloader [​IMG])
     
  2. Mazor

    Mazor Z80 master arch

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    Usenet-News.

    No monthly fee, instead you pay only for as much as you want to download.
     
  3. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

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    The 2 main providers are :
    http://usenetserver.com
    http://giganews.com


    There are Back-end Usenet Providers (the ones with the real servers) and usenet-resellers (the one renting the servers to the former, so they don't have to manage the servers themselves, like your ISP)

    back-end providers :
    giganews.com
    usenetserver.com (bought by highwinds)
    newshosting.com (bought by highwinds)
    easynews.com (bought by highwinds)
    supernews.com
    astraweb.com
    nntpserver.com (closed)
    newsfeeds.com (closed)
    highwinds.com (not for end users, only for resellers)
    readnews.com (not for end users, only for resellers)
    etc.

    usenet resellers :
    ngroups.net (highwinds)
    newsgroups.com
    newsgroupdirect.com (highwinds)
    powerusenet.com (giganews)
    usenet-news.net (readnews)
    newsdemon.com (highwinds)
    just4today.net (very low retention, new login/password everyday, no SSL, but free access).
    etc.


    recommended :
    giganews
    usenetserver
    astraweb

    newsdemon
    Usenet-News (seems nice with their pay-per-downloaded data, owned by readnews which seems a good provider).


    (all data taken from here).


    About the newsreaders :
    NewsLeecher once had a free account creation while registering a special account on giganews, but it's now terminated.
    I don't know any other news downloader coming along a server.

    If you want a free one, you can use grabit.
     
  4. mysticwaterfall

    mysticwaterfall Streamforce Supreme Commander

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    I've been using Astraweb for years without problems. 11$/month unlimited. They also sell download blocks.