NNTPjunkie Review

nntpjunkie Review
PricingUnlimited - $14.95 Month
 30GB Limit - $9.95 Month
Retention Days
Free Trial?Yes
Quality99%+ Completion
Newsgroups #70,000 Newsgroups
Connections #32 Connections
PrivacySSL Available
SpeedUnlimited
Monthly PlansYes
Metered PlansYes
Block PlansNo
ServersUSA
Server Add.news.nntpjunkie.com
PaymentMajor Credit Cards
Support InfoOnline and Email Support
Support Emailsupport@nntpjunkie.com
NNTPJunkie has been around for awhile but their services/pricing  have not kept up with times. For the same amount of money you will get better service / results by choosing from our Best Usenet Service Provider list.

Deals / Special Offer / Discounted Pricing

There are no special deals or discounted pricing offered by NNTPjunkie.

Free Trial

There is a 14-Day free trial account being offered by NNTPjunkie.

Plan / Price Offerings

We always like to see when the provider is offering free trial. This is exactly the case with NNTPjunkie. They offer one free trial account where the user has 1GB available and 14 days for testing purposes (we did see better trial offers, though). Further, all the packages provide free header downloads, unlimited postings and uploads, free e-mail boxes, newsgroup search engine, both web and NNTP access, “Carry forward” bandwidth and free download capacity. Currently, there are 3 metered and two unlimited options available. The listing of these options follows:

  • Spot account: 3GB in the term of 3 days has the pricing of $3.95
  • ByteSize: 3GB in the term of 6 months has the pricing of $12
  • 30GB account: 30GB in the term of 1 month has the pricing of $9.95
  • Unlimited traffic for 1 month period cost $14.95, but if the user decides to use the service for 12 months, he or she will have to pay $149.95

It is good to know that there are no refunds (on one month accounts.) if the user decides to cancel the subscription and there are no refunds applied to unused capacity either. Unfortunately, they do not directly give us the information if they offer the refunds for semi-annual and annual options but it appears that they don’t.

Connection Speeds / Server Locations

We didn’t test the connection speeds by NNTPjunkie, but other reviews showed they are just average.

They have one server farm located in the USA, available on the news.nntpjunkie.com address. Up to 32 concurrent connections are available, free SSL encryption is provided and the NNTPjunkie does not cap, restrict or throttle user’s connection speeds. Since they are supported by multiple OC-12 connections, they have „tons“of bandwidth available ensuring that the user will get the maximum speed provided by Internet service provider.

Technical Notes

There are no other technical information provided by NNTPjunkie’s website.

Quality of Service

The retention for binary groups is one year or 365 days. Although not stated directly, we suppose that the retention for text groups is at least the same or even better. The retention rates are being upgraded constantly. The article completion is 99%.

Customer Service

NNTPjunkie has an online web form and email customer support.

Conclusion

NNTPJunkie has been around for awhile but their  services / pricing  have not kept up with times. For the same amount of money you will get better service / results by choosing from our Best Usenet Service Provider list.