Randori Review

randori Review
Pricingdiamond account - 50 GB
 platinum account - 20 GB
 gold account - 3 GB per month
Retention Days
Free Trial?No
Quality99% Completion
Newsgroups #31.000 Newsgroups
Connections #8 Connections
PrivacySSL Available
Speed
Monthly PlansYes
Metered PlansYes
Block PlansYes
ServersUSA
Server Add.news.flashnewsgroups.com
PaymentCredit Cards, Paypal
Support InfoOnline support form - FAQ section
Support Email
This company is now known as Flash Newsgroups, but before they had the name, they called themselves Randori. Unfortunately, their service isn't competitive and if you are going to spend your hard earned cash -- choose from our list of existing Best Usenet service providers instead.

Deals / Special Offer / Discounted Pricing

Randori, with the website flashnewsgroups.com, has a referral program where you can earn a free month.

Free Trial

Randori does not have any free trial for users, but they have a 30-Day money back guarantee.

Plan / Price Offerings

For long time, the free trial was available but they have eventually decided to remove this option but instead, they have added the money back guarantee option. If the user was not satisfied with the service, during the first 3 days the user was supposed to cancel the service, and through the next 5 days, the subscriber would get the refund ($1 was kept for the credit card processing costs though). Unfortunately, the links to the latest rates are not available anymore, but, in the 2000, the following options were available:

  • silver account – 3 GB per month – $30 for 3 months
  • gold account – 3 GB per month – $85 per year
  • platinum account – 20 GB with no time limits – $65 for 20GB
  • diamond account – 50 GB with no time limits – $150

Connection Speeds / Server Locations

There was no speed cap, meaning, the user would get the speed provided by Internet service provider.

Since 1997, two servers were available on the following addresses:

  • news.randori.com
  • news2.randori.com

Maximum of 4 connections per host were available. It appears that later, news2.randori.com server was not available anymore.

Technical Notes

No other technical information were available on Randori’s website.

Quality of Service

The retention rates were fluctuating according to the number of new messages (both text and binary) that arrived on their servers. Usually, 14 days of retention was available for the binary groups and between 10 and 12 weeks the next articles were available on the servers once they were posted.  Although we did not test the service to confirm if this was true.

Customer Service

Customer service support was through an online web form.

Conclusion

Their service isn’t competitive if you are going to spend your hard earned cash — choose from our list of existing Best Usenet service providers.