Newsleecher is already known to many USENET users as a newsreader/search option. The service now includes USENET access. The pricing is competitive with other providers. The new package with this access offering is the newsreader, the search and unlimited USENET access blended into one package.
Binary retention on Newsleecher is currently at approximately 1,600 days, according to Newsleecher literature. The text retention figure is 3,450 days.
Pricing has changed recently. The current prices include a discounted offer on the Ready to Go package that is available until March 1, 2013. Pricing is as follows:
- Client alone: No USENET, no search for $2.99 per month
- Client Plus: Includes SuperSearch service and client for $3.99 per month
- Ready to Go: Client, SuperSearch and Unlimited Access for $8.49 per month
- Pure USENET: USENET access only for $9.49 per month
After March 1, 2013, the price for Ready to Go will be $12.49 per month.
There is a 14GB free trial available for both USENET packages. If you don’t reach the 14GB limit, the free trial expires in 14 days. You can cancel your trial within the 14-day period but, if you do not, you will be billed for the package that you signed up for at that point.
The current special offer is the discounted Ready to Go package, which will retain the discounted pricing until the March 1, 2013 deadline.
Speed on all USENET access is unlimited. The Ready to Go and Pure USENET packages allow as many as 30 connections, encrypted or non-encrypted.
All USENET downloads are protected with 256-bit SSL encryption. The Client alone and Client Plus packages do not include SSL encryption. Your encryption in those cases will depend upon your USENET access provider.
Other Nice Features
The combination of the search and newsreader is a nice touch and is similar to what some of our top providers offer.
Newsleecher offers a decent service, but they haven’t been around as long as some of our top providers. Newshosting, for instance, offers a newsreader along with the USENET access that they provide and have been around for a very long time. Newsbin, as far as newsreaders goes, has code that is more frequently updated than the code on Newsleecher and has been around for a much longer time, as well. The service does have some good points, but it has not yet stood the test of time as have some of our preferred providers.