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Topic # 87297 25-Jul-2011 09:58
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Hi all,

Apologies to mods if this is in the wrong forum, please move if that's the case!

I'm taking my first steps into the usenet world, I tried a free service the other day from xennews and I was pleasantly surprised.

I'm wondering what would be the best service to order for us NZ'ers (in terms of speed, but also other factors). I'm looking at astraweb and giganews.


Any ideas?
 

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  Reply # 497527 25-Jul-2011 11:16
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Astraweb is the best bang for your bucks. I use their non expiring 25gig plan for about US$10..




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  Reply # 497530 25-Jul-2011 11:21
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To me the fact that people are willing to pay for usenet providers, seedboxes and vpn's really shows how the content providers aren't meeting the market.

If there was decent legitimate decent digital distribution people would use it.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 497782 25-Jul-2011 22:08
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old3eyes: Astraweb is the best bang for your bucks. I use their non expiring 25gig plan for about US$10..


They've also got a new plan, non expiring 180 gig for $25.




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  Reply # 497839 26-Jul-2011 01:19
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Wow, i didnt realise those paid usenet services were still going.




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  Reply # 497860 26-Jul-2011 08:42
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Easynews if you want to avoid the hassles of usenet. provides a web interface that combines binary files for you too.

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  Reply # 497866 26-Jul-2011 08:56
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I use Supernews..  1000+ day retention, unlimited data.  Great speeds.  $9.95US/mo..  Used to use Teranews and supernews is lightspeeds ahead.

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  Reply # 497886 26-Jul-2011 09:33
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Giganews - amazing speeds and retention. Seems a little more expensive here. GREAT customer support with them too, I have never waited more that 10minutes to be in a live email conversation with someone.

You also can get VPN with them included. Has a free 14 day trial so no worries

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