RGInews Review

rginews Review
Pricing3GB of bandwidth - $5.95/mo.
 30GB of bandwidth - $10.95/mo.
 1GB per month - $24.95/yr.
Retention Days
Free Trial?Yes
Quality99%+ Completion
Newsgroups #Unknown Newsgroups
Connections #Unknown Connections
PrivacyUnknown
Speed
Monthly PlansYes
Metered PlansYes
Block PlansNo
ServersUSA
Server Add.news.rginews.com
PaymentMajor Credit Cards
Support InfoOnline support
Support Email
Regardless of the fact that they are not known under this name anymore, their pricing and  retention rates are  far from being competitive.  Choose among our list of the Best Usenet Providers.

Deals / Special Offer / Discounted Pricing

RGInews currently has no special or discounted pricing.

Free Trial

RGInews offers a 14-Day Free Trial for new users.

Plan / Price Offerings

In the beginning, there was only one paid option available. Besides the 2-day free trial account, there was also one month subscription offering 30GB of bandwidth, 6 connections, no speed caps and all of this for $12.95.

In the following year, this price went down to $10.95. Another package was added, offering 3GB of bandwidth and it cost $5.95.

Let’s mention that it was possible to upgrade this account to the 30GB one. In the year of 2005, one more option was added. The user had the option to sign up for 12 months where the 1GB per month was available. This option had the annual price of $24.95

Connection Speeds / Server Locations

The connection speeds are only average according to other reviews, although we have not tested them ourselves.

The server was available on news.rginews.com address, while using the standard 119 port.  In the 2008, free SSL encryption was provided and up to 32 Concurrent Connections were available.

Technical Notes

There are no other technical information on RGInews’ website.

Quality of Service

Regarding these two values, it was said (for retention) that they provide multiple terabyte retention and that the storage was upgraded frequently. For the completion, „ an exceptional high rate of complete binary and text messages is provided“.

Fortunately, in the year of 2007, these „explanations” were put into the numbers for the first time. We have found out that the binary retention was over 75 days and that the completion rate was over 99%. The retention was upgraded into 90 days in 2008.

Customer Service

RGINews has an online web form as customer support.

Conclusion

Regardless of the fact that they are not known under this name anymore, this pricing and these retention rates were certainly far from being competitive.  Choose among our list of the Best Usenet Providers.