Individual Review

individual Review
Pricing€10/1 year
Retention Days
Free Trial?No
QualityUnknown Completion
Newsgroups #25,000 Newsgroups
Connections #20 Connections
PrivacySSL Available
SpeedUnknown
Monthly PlansNo
Metered PlansNo
Block PlansNo
ServersEurope
Server Add.news.individual.net
PaymentClickandBuy and PayPal
Support Info
Support Emailnews@individual.net
Individual's Usenet service is not for binary files but if you want text only Usenet access its an option.  Also check out our  Best Usenet Providers list for better retention and binary file downloading ability.

Deals / Special Offer / Discounted Pricing

Individual does not offer any discounted pricing or special offers at this time.

Free Trial

If you want to check the quality of Individual’s service without obligation before deciding if you want to pay for it, you can choose during registration that you would like a free two-week trial account.

Plan / Price Offerings

There is only one option that costs €10 per year, including the applicable VAT.  Contract duration is one year, after which the subscription can be renewed for another year by paying €10 again (they will remind you in time).  Cancellation is not necessary:  At the end of a subscription period, simply do not pay for the next period.

Connection Speeds / Server Locations

We have not tested the connection speeds of Individual, and there are no information listed on their website about this.  I couldn’t say speed depends on the plan, since Individual only has one pricing plan.

Although they have rather big FAQ section, it is hard to believe that there is no information about the servers available, but according the initial description, it is likely they have one server farm located in the Berlin. SSL is optional, but it is available though. It covers not only the authentication, but the entire connection as well.

Technical Notes

Program Configuration

Generic Configuration Details:

  • Server Name – News.Individual.NET
  • Standard Connection – (NNTP) Port 119
  • SSL Encrypted Connection – (NNTPS) Port 563
  • Alternative Connection Options (NNTP) – News.Individual.NET Port 8119/Port80.Individual.NET Port 80

Quality of Service

Individual’s Usenet service has not been tested by us yet, but if you’re looking for information about retention and completion, you are in the wrong place. As you have probably assumed, there is no information about either of these on their website.

Customer Service

They have an email support plus their FAQ page.

Conclusion

Individual’s Usenet service is not for binary files but if you want text only Usenet access its an option.  Also check out our  Best Usenet Providers list.