Deals / Special Offer / Discounted Pricing
SHOCKTOBER PRICES – They have special pricing on quarterly accounts. The first quarter is only $28.95 (unlimited download, EIGHT concurrent connections).
FALL BLOCK SPECIAL – Megabitz has a 100GB on-demand block account. If you only need an occasional session or don’t want the hassle of a monthly bill, the said deal will work best for you.
On-demand blocks are ideal for the light user who doesn’t use news on a regular basis. $23.95 (100GB download, twenty concurrent connections).
Megabitz offers a free trial, however posting is not allowed during the said period.
Plan / Price Offerings
Two options are available: block and unlimited accounts. The (monthly) pricing for block accounts is $2.49, $8.95 and $23.95 for the 5, 25 and 100 GB blocks. The pricing for the unlimited accounts is as follows:
- Unlimited, 15 connections – $23.95/mo.
- Unlimited, 5 connections – $13.95/mo.
- Unlimited, 2 256k connections – $4.95/mo.
Connection Speeds / Server Locations
The connection speeds of Megabitz has not been tested by us yet, but they are just standard according to reviews that can be found online.
There are two servers available, one of them offering the 256-bit SSL encryption and the other not. The addresses and ports are:
- news.megabitz.net, available on port 119
- secure.megabitz.net, available on port 563
If the default ports are not available for some reason, the ports 1024-3999, 20, 23, 80, 110, 120 and 443 are available as well.
There are no technical information that can be found on the website of Megabitz.
Quality of Service
We have not tested the service of Megabitz, however, the information on their website looks quite good.
They offer 3 options:
- e-mail support: firstname.lastname@example.org
- online support form
- phone support available on the 888-507-4708
689 days retention for $24/ month is not a great price considering you can get $20 / month for top service provider Giganews. Website hasn’t been updated in a long time. Checkout our Best Usenet Providers list for better options.