NewsReader.com Review

newsreader.com Review
Pricing$9.95 per month / 30 GB cap
Retention Days
Free Trial?No
QualityUnknown Completion
Newsgroups #88,028 Newsgroups
Connections #12 Connections
PrivacySSL Available
Speed
Monthly PlansYes
Metered PlansNo
Block PlansNo
Servers
Server Add.news.newsreader.com
PaymentMajor Credit Cards
Support InfoEmail support:
Support Emailsupport@newsreader.com
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Deals / Special Offer / Discounted Pricing

There are no special deals or discounted pricing offered byNewsReader.com.

Free Trial

There is no free trial offered by NewsReader.com.

Plan / Price Offerings

There is only one pricing option that costs $9.95 per month with a 30 GB download cap. For NNTP server usage, only article bodies count towards user’s download cap. In other words, all header downloads are unlimited.

Connection Speeds / Server Locations

We have not tested the connection speeds of NewsReader.com, but according to user testimonies, it’s fairly standard.

The NNTP server is news.newsreader.com, available on the standard port 119. Other available ports are 23 (TELNET), 53 (DNS) and 443 (HTTPS). Finally, on the port 563, SSL access is supported. NNTP server connections are bandwidth limited to 10 Mbit per connection and 12 concurrent connections are available.

Technical Notes

Access

If the user is using Web interface, there is a software limit of 10,000 articles per news group.

Download cap

The cap for new accounts is 30 GB per month. If the user reaches the 30GB cap, depending on the setting, the account will be either closed or auto-renewed. If the second option is chosen, the billing date will shift as well. The user can download as much as he or she wants and will be charged a little sooner if gone over 30 GB cap.

Quality of Service

The services of NewsReader.com have not been tested by us yet, but according to their website, as of April 2 2009 (latest information available), the retention for the text groups was about 500 days and for the binary groups, it was about 150 days. Regarding completion, they say that it is excellent as they carry all the articles that are posted to Usenet.

Customer Service

NewsReader.com has an email customer service support.

Conclusion

NewsReader.com has been around for awhile but unfortunately they have failed to be competitive. You will be better pricing / retention from our list for the Best Usenet providers