Deals / Special Offer / Discounted Pricing
Randori, with the website flashnewsgroups.com, has a referral program where you can earn a free month.
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:
Maximum of 4 connections per host were available. It appears that later, news2.randori.com server was not available anymore.
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 support was through an online web form.
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.