Usenetreviews.org provides comprehensive and objective reviews of every USENET provider out there. For you, that means that you have a trustworthy source of information to turn to before you decide where to spend your money. While we count plenty of experienced USENET aficionados among our readership, we know that USENET is pretty new to some of our readers and, to better serve those readers, we thought it would be useful to break down our main review criteria, and explain why those criteria matter to you as a USENET subscriber.
Check below our listings of the best USENET providers of 2023 to learn about the criteria we use to rate USENET companies. If you just want to know who the best of the best is, listings start below!
Newshosting is currently our top provider for several reasons. Newshosting offers a free newsreader with their service, which gets you up and running in short order. They also offer a free VPN service, and this package effectively reduces the price of both USENET access and VPN security. VPNs, if you haven’t heard of them before, encrypt all of the connections from your computer, giving you a huge security advantage. Newshosting’s prices are excellent: $8.33 per month for this great package of services.
USENET has its own terminology, but stick with us and you’ll find that it’s really very easy to understand and, more over, you’ll understand what makes our review criteria so important to making the right choice for your USENET subscription.
In addition to the criteria listed below, we also take the time to compare services based upon the value they offer for the dollar. Our best providers go above and beyond in this regard; all of them offer something to make their service more valuable to their subscribers.
We consider customer support, as well. We’re always glad to get new people interested in USENET, so we want to make sure that, in addition to the experienced hands that rely upon our reviews, those readers who are newer to USENET can get help setting up the service if they need it. USENET isn’t difficult to use at all, but it’s always good when providers offer top-notch customer support, and we definitely factor that into our reviews!
Retention: Retention describes how long a USENET provider keeps uploaded files available on their servers. Many providers have different retention times for text and binary files; we feature the figure for binaries in our reviews. “Binaries” is USENET terminology for any file that’s something other than text: video, audio, etc. Where retention is considered, the longer the better, and our top providers all keep their content available for download for years.
Number of Connections: USENET providers heavily advertise the number of connections they make available, but keep in mind that this is a case where more is not necessarily better. There will be a maximum number that’s best for you–generally more than eight is fine–based on your Internet connection speed, your ISP’s policies, and the power of the computer you’re using to download content.
Security: We always give security great emphasis at usenetreviews.org. Most providers offer 128-bit encryption, which is good, but more and more providers are offering 256-bit encryption, which we prefer. We never recommend unencrypted connections.
Servers: Where servers are concerned, the number of servers available and how close they are to you geographically speaking are both vital criteria for assessing the quality of a USENET provider. You’ll find most companies have servers in the US, Canada, and the EU. An increasing number of providers are offering servers in other nations, as well. The closer you are to a server, the faster the connection will be.
Cost: This is what most of our readers are worried about, and we have good news on this front: fierce competition among USENET providers has driven costs down over the years. This means that USENET is less expensive, and better, than ever!
Inclusions: Most USENET providers have extra features that come with their service, and we make sure to include these in our reviews. Some examples of the features that USENET providers offer include online storage, specialized searches, web access to files, and USENET browsers.
|Free Trial Info||Conn|
|$10.00/mo||4492||14 Days/ 30 GB||60||Credit Cards & PayPal|
|€7.50/mo||4535||7 Days||50||Multiple Payment Options|
|€7,50||4200||10 Days||60||Credit Card, iDeal & PayPal|
|$9.98/mo||4539||14 days/ 50GB||60||Credit Cards & PayPal|
|€7.49/Mo||4100||none||12||Mastercard, Visa, Sofort, iDeal, Bitcoin & Paysafe|
|$7.95/mo||4538||14 Days/ 10GB||20||Credit Cards, Money Order & PayPal|
|€5.97/mo||4100||7 Days||20||Credit Cards, iDeal, Bitcoin, etc.|
|$10.00/mo||3000||15 Days||50||Credit Cards, PayPal & Bitcoin|
|€7,95/mo||3000||10GB||50||Multiple Payment Options|
|$14.95/Mo||1000||None||20||Credit Cards and Bitcoin|
|$15.00/mo||4000||1 hour||30||Multiple Payment Options|
|$10.00/mo||1100||none||50||Credit Cards & PayPal|
|€7.75/mo||1200||25GB||70||Multiple Payment Options|
|$4.99/mo||3000||None||100||Credit Cards, PayPal & Cryptocurrency|
|$10.49/mo||4460||None||50||Multiple Payment Options|
|$11.99/mo||3+ years||3 Days/ 10GB||30||Credit Cards only|
|$14.99/mo||3+ years||5 days/ 10GB||30||Credit Cards|
|€7.50||2100||15GB||50||Credit Cards & PayPal|
|$8.50/Mo||4000||24 hour refund||50||Credit Cards & Bitpay|
|$12.95/mo||4 years||none||50||Visa, Mastercard & Discover|
|$7.99/mo||1100||Free Usenet Access option||50||Credit Cards & Bitpay|
|$9.99/mo||3+ years||5 days/ 10GB||30||Credit Cards|
|$9.99/mo||3+ years||14-day/ 10GB||100||Credit Cards & Paypal|
|$9.49/mo||2850||14 days/ 14GB||30||Credit Cards & PayPal|
|$10.00/mo||3500||15 days/ 15GB||100||Credit Cards, PayPal & Bitpay|
|€7,50/mo||1900||14 days||30||Credit Cards only|
|$10.00/mo||1300||14 Days||32||Credit Cards only|
|$9.16/mo||4530||none||30||Credit Cards, Paypal & Bitcoin|
|$12.95/mo||1600||none||30||Credit Cards or Money order|
|$9.99/mo||1000 + days||None||50||Credit Cards & PayPal|
|$7.99/mo||4532||None||50||Credit Cards, Cash & Bitcoin|
|$6.95/mo||4562||14 Days or 15GB||50||Credit Cards & PayPal|
|€9,75/mo||1800||7 days or 40GB||48||Credit Cards, iDeal & Bitcoin|
|$9.99/mo||4489+||7 days/ 2GB||50||Credit Cards, PayPal & Cryptocoins|
|$10.99/mo||3000||3 days/ 5GB||60||Credit Cards & Amazon|
|€12.955/mo||1600||7 days/ 20GB||25||Multiple Payment Options|
|€15.00/mo||1100||None||45||Multiple Payment Options|
|$17.00/mo||1500+||None||20||Multiple Payment Options|
|€6.23/mo||4100||7 Days||40||Credit Cards, iDeal, PayPal & Bitcoin|
|€9.95/mo||1500||3 Days||8||Multiple Payment Options|
|$8.99/mo||2100||3 Days||30||Credit Cards, PayPal & Bitcoin|
|€9.99/mo||1200+||None||20||Credit Cards, iDeal & PayPal|
|$8.99/mo||4563+||3 days||50||Credit Cards, WorldPay & PayPal|
|$3.00/mo||4564||None||50||Credit Cards, PayPal & WorldPay|
|$14.75/mo||4563||1 month / 20GB||30||Credit Cards|
|$10.00/mo||3000||30 Day Money back||150||Credit Cards, PayPal & Bitcoin|
|$5.83/mo||4562||7-Day Money back||50||Credit Cards|
|€7.95/mo||1900+||5 Days||40||Multiple Payment Options|
|$7.95/mo||2300 days||14 days||30||Credit Cards & Paypal|
|€8.33/mo||3400||14 Days||none mentioned||Credit Cards & Paypal|
|$8.25/mo||3800||14 days trial||16 connections||Credit Cards & Paypal|
|$9.99/mo||1100||0||50 connections||Credit Cards|
|€7.50/mo||1900||14 Days or 150GB||50||Credit Cards & PayPal|
|€9.99/mo||1200||14 days||no information||Credit Cards, Direct Debit & Mobile|
|$6.25/mo||2100||2 Days||no information||Credit Cards, PayPal, Bitpay & Bank Transfer|
|$19.99/mo||3000||none||50||Credit Cards, PayPal and Cryptocurrency|
|€15.00/mo||1800||None||30||Credit Cards & Paysafecard|
|$9.99/mo||3000||24 hour refund||up to 50 connections||Credit Cards & Bitpay|
|€7.95/mo||5698||14-day trial period||None mentioned||Credit Cards, SEPA, and Klarna|
|$9.99/Mo||2000||None||50||Credit Cards only|
|$20/Mo||300||None||2||Credit Cards Only|
|$29/Mo||over 10 years||None||12||Credit Cards Only|
|$12.95/Mo||900||None||32||Credit Cards Only|
|$25/Mo||1500||None||30||Credit Cards Only|
|€8.33/Mo||almost 10 years||None||8||Credit Cards and Paypal|
|$13/Mo||1000||None||8||Credit Cards Only|
|$13/Mo||1000||None||8||Credit Cards Only|
|$29/Mo||1200||None||8||Credit Cards Only|
|$24.95//Mo||370||None||6||Credit Cards Only|
|$10/Mo||1102||2 weeks||4||ClickandBuy and PayPal|
|$12.99/Mo||1000||None||9||Credit Cards Only|