MeganetNews Review

meganetnews Review
PricingUnlimited - $24.99/mo.
 50 GB/mo. - $17.99/mo.
 25 GB/mo. - $14.99/mo.
Retention Days
Free Trial?Yes
Quality100% Completion
Newsgroups #Unknown Newsgroups
Connections #20 Connections
PrivacySSL Available
SpeedUnlimited
Monthly PlansYes
Metered PlansYes
Block PlansYes
ServersUSA & Europe
Server Add.news.meganetnews.com (US)
PaymentMajor Credit Cards
Support InfoEmail support
Support Emailsupport@meganetnews.com
Although Meganetnews claims to have been around for a long time, their webpage and the pricing both look a bit outdated.  If you are going to pay over $20 / month for Usenet you might as well choose Giganews. Also feel free to check out our list of best usenet services or  read the rest of our review for technical details:

Deals / Special Offer / Discounted Pricing

Meganetnews provide a 50% off on the first month bill of new customers.

Free Trial

Meganetnews has a 7 Day Free Trial.

Plan / Price Offerings

There are number of pricing plans. The listing follows:

  • Unlimited – $24.99/mo.
  • 50 GB/mo. – $17.99/mo.
  • 25 GB/mo. – $14.99/mo.
  • 10 GB/mo. – $8.99/mo.
  • 2 GB/mo. – $3.99/mo.
  • 100 GB block – $29.99
  • 25 GB block – $12.99
  • 10 GB block – $7.99

Before the user decides to sign up for the account, he or she must agree with the Terms of service & Acceptable use policy. There, the user will find a bunch of useful information and rules. It is recommended to read them in order to avoid later misunderstandings and possible nuisance.

Connection Speeds / Server Locations

We have not tested the connection speeds of Meganetnews, but according to reviews, they are standard.

Meganetnews has two types of servers available, depending on whether they offer the SSL encryption or not. The addresses are as follows (according to the location):

  • news.meganetnews.com (US server, available on ports 119 and 443)
  • news1.meganetnews.com (US server, available on ports 119 and 443)
  • securenews.meganetnews.com (secure US SSL server, available on ports 563 and 80)
  • euronews.meganetnews.com (European server, available on ports 119 and 443)
  • secure.euronews.meganetnews.com (secure European SSL server, available on ports 563 and 80)

The user is encouraged not to use any IP addresses associated with these addresses as they change regularly. Further, 20 concurrent connections are available

Technical Notes

There are many information available on Meganetnews’ website, but there are no technical notes to be found.

Quality of Service

Meganetnews’ binary retention is over 483 days, text retention is more than 1300 days and the completion rate is 100%.  We cannot speak from experience and say those claims are true, since we have not tested their service.

Customer Service

Meganetnews’ customer service support system is composed of an FAQ page, email support, and a phone number where customers can leave a message.

Conclusion

The service is ok  but there are providers that offer excellent Usenet service.  Checkout our Best Usenet Providers list for better options.