Active-News.com Review 2018

Last Updated: Nov 29, 2017

Active-news.com started their business in the year off 2002 and in the May off 2008 they closed their doors forever. Obviously as they are no longer in business we can't recommend them.

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Special Offers

Active-News.com no longer has special offers because they are already closed.

Free Trial

No known free trial offerings.

Plan / Price Offerings

They had three billing options, according to the daily download limit:

  • 1 GB cost $5.00 per month (which was automatically renewed every 31 days), the six-month subscription cost $27.50 and the annual subscription had the price of $50.00
  • 2 GB cost $9.00 per month (which was automatically renewed every 31 days), the six-month subscription cost $49.50 and the annual subscription had the price of $90.00
  • 5 GB cost $20.00 per month (which was automatically renewed every 31 days), the six-month subscription cost $105.00 and the annual subscription had the price of $200.00

Let’s just mention that if not extended, the six months and annual subscriptions would expire if not extended for the further period. Finally, if the user had posted spam, the account would be terminated immediately without prior warning.

The membership period had no limits, meaning, the user could cancel the billing at any time, although the account would remain active until the end of the paid period. The access to the newsgroups was not possible through the web browser; the newsreader had to be used instead.

Connection Speeds / Server Locations

There is no way to test connection speed since they are already closed.  The  known server location is in the US.

Technical Notes

The main characteristics of Active-News.com were:

  • long retention times and supplying the thousands of binary newsgroups
  • secure sign-up, the privacy was respected and there was no logging of the downloads
  • they also stated to have offered high-speed access, the choice of daily download limits, fast servers and no bandwidth restrictions

Quality of Service

We have no way to test the service to tell you whether they provided quality service or not.

Customer Service

Email customer support was available back when they were opened.

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