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Website Updates

By Lee in Usenet

2016-06-17 00:00:00

Today we bring you our new website layout, while its similar to the previous design its been fully rebuilt from the ground up!  A LOT of the source code was a fair few years old and had been shoved into different designs.

We decided to start over again with our custom source code.  The building blocks are now there for LOTS of future improvements to the site.  Stay tuned for more updates!


By Lee in Usenet

2015-08-21 20:57:35


We have a Exclusive Astraweb deal that you will not be able find on their website.  Simply visit their site via one of our links, then you will be able to access the special $8/month Astraweb deal

Newshosting Newsreader Software Update

By Lee in Usenet

2014-03-25 08:15:15


Several years ago, Newshosting introduced one of the absolute fastest and most advanced Usenet newsreaders on the market. The Newshosting software, available for free to all subscribers and free trial users, comes packed with features like quick search + advanced search options, auto search + auto download capability, full search results previews and auto-PAR and auto extracting.

New features Include:
- Newsreader included for free with all Newshosting plans
- No configuration needed
- Quick search + advanced search
- Search results previews
- Unlimited search + unlimited transfers
- NZB drag and drop + manual import for NZB?s
- Auto-PAR and auto extracting of RAR files
- Auto search/transfer capability

Newshosting Review

Easynews Upgrade

By Lee in Usenet

2014-03-08 08:11:52

Easynews are now increasing their retention on a daily basis at no added cost to the end user!

Easynews Review

Fast Usenet

By Lee in Usenet

2014-03-03 22:16:13

Fast Usenet has been providing fast, secure and reliable Usenet access for many years and has grown to become one of the better choices for Usenet service. They offer unlimited and metered bandwidth packages. The unlimited package is only $9.95 per month.

We want your help

By Lee in Usenet

2013-11-25 21:22:40

As part of our new site expansion we are looking to you, the site users for help.? We are aware that some of our reviews are a little short and lacking some of the finer details.? We want to improve this. We are also?planning on adding some great usenet guides and special features to the site soon.?

So if any of our users feel like they want to write a review on a Provider, NZBSite, Newsreader or even any type of usenet?guide, then please contact us and we reply with more information for you.

NewsDemon Holiday Giveaway 2013

By Lee in Usenet

2013-11-18 19:14:02

The Newsdemon Holiday Giveaway 2013 begins today and is full of prizes that will be given away at random to a lucky new member each day for the next seven days. Beginning on November 13th, all new users will be automatically entered in to the contest. Choose and sign-up for either a monthly account or a non-expiring block account by 11:59PM between November 13th through November 20th and you?ll automatically be included.

One lucky winner each day could win either a brand new Roku 3, a $50 Amazon gift certificate, a Chromecast or be automatically upgraded to a ONE YEAR Unlimited Usenet account.

Newsdemon Review

Giganews Price Reductions + More

By Lee in Usenet

2013-11-14 21:12:28

Giganews has today announced some major price reductions and improvements to their services.  They have decreased the Diamond and Platinum accounts by $5 dollars.

The Giganews updated price plans are priced at $19.99/month for Platinum and $29.99/month for Diamond.

Also there is an introduction offer: 50% off the first 3 months on Diamond accounts which makes the first 3 months $14.99/month.

Theres more!
VyprVPN Basic is now included with our Platinum plan.

VyprVPN Pro is now included with the Diamond Plan.

The Mimo usenet browser is now included with all their Usenet Plans.

Giganews Review

UsenetServer Fall Celebration Special

By Lee in Usenet

2013-11-11 21:19:24

Fall is here and the UsenetServer team is excited to turn over a new leaf by offering one of the best unlimited Usenet deals ever!  For the entire month of November, the $10/month UNS High-Speed Plus special will be available $5!

UsenetServer Review

For only $5, all new subscribers get:
- Unlimited Usenet access
- Uncapped speed
- 20 SSL encrypted connections (256-bit encryption)
- full binary and text retention
- 99%+ article completion
- Free Global Search access (search newsgroups + create your own NZBs)

Site Update!

By Lee in Usenet

2013-09-26 00:00:00

Well its been a while since we last done a site update, but today you are now seeing the new UsenetCompare site.  

We are still working on a few areas and will be updating the Newsreader, and Indexer reviews very soon!

Also we are going through every provider as we speak to make sure all the latest and most up-to-date info is there.

Any problems please use the contact us link.

Retention hits 5 years!

By Lee in Usenet

2013-08-14 00:00:00

Today all the major Newgroup access providers reached an amazing 5 years of Binary Rentention.  With 99% completion rates!

Where will they stop you ask? The end does not look close...

PowerUsenet And Retention Increases

By Lee in Usenet

2011-08-13 13:24:29

We have just been informed that Power Usenet, and have just had a massive retention upgrade. Both providers will now match retention and completion of Supernews at currently 1,093 Days (Correct As of 13/Aug/2011) of Binary Retention and about 3,000 days of Text retention. All these providers also will be increasing retention daily.

1,000+ Days retentions

By Lee in Usenet

2011-07-05 22:02:51

Amazing as it is, all the big players are now WAY over the 1,000 days retention.

When will they stop no-one knows....  Biggest mover in the retention games has been Newshosting/UsenetServer having jumped ahead of astraweb by one day.

Site Update!

By Lee in Usenet

2011-02-16 22:26:51

We have been working on updating the sites backend code for the past few months.  The result is a fully re-coded back end (makes life much better for us!) and a new slick front end for the end user (YOU!)  We have plenty more updates due, but we just could not wait any longer to go live with the new site.  As always, any suggestions use any of the contact methods on site!

As you may notice we have lost all the ratings and user comments in the update.  We would like your help.  If you use or have used a provider please add a short comment and rating.  We are also adding a reviews section, you can submit a review on the relevent pages.

Giganews first to 800 days retention

By Lee in Usenet

2011-02-11 11:14:47

A little over a year and a half ago, we announced that we were going to be the first Usenet provider with a year's retention. We got to that year, and then just kept going. We hit two years a little while ago, and still kept going. Today, we've hit 800 days of binary Usenet retention -- and we're still going...

800 days is just a number, though. None of that retention matters if we don't also have good quality. For all 800 days, we have over 99% of the articles. On top of that, when we lose servers or disks, you don't see random articles disappear temporarily. In fact, most customers don't notice anything at all. Finally, our oldest, 800-day-old articles are stored on the same servers as our newest articles. If you want to fetch posts from 800 days ago, they'll download just as fast as posts that arrived today.

Our software and systems were designed years ago to handle this level of retention. Today, we hit 800 days of retention, but we're already ready for the next 800 days and beyond. Please enjoy the retention, and keep an eye out for new features we'll be rolling out in the coming months.

Retention rates still growing!!!

By Lee in Usenet

2011-02-11 11:14:31

Giganews how now passed the 550 days retention, with astraweb only a few days behind! We dont see this retention war stopping any time soon either, we will continue to update the retention of the providers. We just wonder how many TB's of data these providers hold now...

Giganews and Astraweb over 500 Days retention

By Lee in Usenet

2011-02-11 11:14:14

With both Giganews and Astraweb continuing to expand the retention beyond what everyone expected!, we have fully updated all the providers to the latest retention levels. We was quite surprised to find how many now have more than 400+ days retention.
The question is how much retention is needed? wasnt 365 Days enough???

Giganews Announces Hits Over 300 Days Retention

By Lee in Usenet

2011-02-11 11:04:37

Giganews eclipsed another Usenet landmark by reaching 300 days of binary retention. This milestone stands as the longest binary retention provided by any Usenet provider ? ever.

Three-hundred days of retention means that Giganews stores more data for a longer period of time than any other Usenet provider.

?Reaching 300 days of retention is a definite high-water mark for us and for Usenet as a whole,? Philip Molter, CTO at Giganews, said, ?As the industry leader, we are excited to offer such lengthy retention times to our customers, and we continue to work toward our goal of a full year?s worth of binary retention.?
Giganews, Inc., the world's foremost premium Usenet provider, today announced their commitment to extend content availability to an unprecedented 365 days. Giganews will continue upgrading data storage around the world, ultimately providing members with access to a full year of content.

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