Deals / Special Offer / Discounted Pricing
MaximumUsenet currently has no special offers or discounted pricing.
There is no free trial that’s being offered by MaximumUsenet.
Plan / Price Offerings
It appears that recently, they have removed the base plans. They used to have 2 options available: the first being so-called base plans and the second being maximum-plus plans. Once you check the pricing of a first option, you only get the message that no plans are available in this category.
The base plans, while existed, offered 8 high-speed connections and one server. The maximum-plus plans offer 20 high-speed connections, 2 serves and SSL encryption. In this plan, the pricing is as follows:
- 25 GB/mo: $10.57
- 50 GB/mo: $12.57
- unlimited: $18.57
Connection Speeds / Server Locations
Speed of the connection is dependent on the plan and the speed of the internet connection of a user.
They have 2 server farms, one located in the USA and the other in Europe. Unfortunately, they do not provide the information about server addresses. On the other hand, the listing of available ports is provided.
Usually, the user should use ports 119, 23, 25 and 80. On the other hand, if the user is experiencing problems, ports 7000, 8000 and 9000 are available.
There are 8-20 simultaneous connections available and they offer free 256-bit SSL encryption. The connections are uncapped, meaning, the user will get the speed that is provided by his or her Internet service provider.
They also have the traceroute tool available where the user can detect issues that could affect the connection and download speeds when accessing newsgroups.
MaximumUsenet’s website does not contain any technical information
Quality of Service
We have not tested the service of MaximumUsenet but according to their website, for the text groups, the retention is 1265 days and for the multi-part binaries, it equals 600 days. The completion is more than 99%.
They have 24/7 customer support available online. Once you enter the support section on their website, you will find forms with multiple options where some of the most common user queries are listed.
Not a well known company like Giganews so if you were going to pay $20 for Usenet choose Giganews instead or if you want cheaper and still good do Usenetserver. Their solid pricing and good retention times makes them worth considering, but they still fall short when compared with our Best Usenet Providers list.