Cheapnews Review

Last Updated: Feb 10, 2021


Cheapnews has been around since 2009 and has been providing dependable Usenet access to its subscribers. They have access to thousands of newsgroups and you can download quickly with 1800 days of retention.


Cheapnews offers both block access and flat-fee subscription plans. Their flat fee plans vary in speed and number of connections, while their block accounts are standardized in speed and connections but capped in data limit.

Flat Fee

Cheapnews Pricing Flatfee
PlanPriceConnectionsSpeedData Limit
Basic  € 3.50/mo  10  20Mbit  Unlimited  
Premium  € 6.25/mo  12  60Mbit  Unlimited  
Ultimate  € 8.50/mo  18  120Mbit  Unlimited  
Stellar  € 8.75/mo  24  160Mbit  Unlimited  
Legacy  € 9.25/mo  40  250Mbit  Unlimited  
Legend  € 9.75/mo  48  Unlimited  Unlimited  

Block Accounts

Cheapnews Pricing Block
PlanPriceConnectionsSpeedData Limit
Starter  € 7.95  24  Unlimited  50GB  
Small  € 14.95  24  Unlimited  100GB  
Standard  € 24.95  24  Unlimited  250GB  
Medium  € 34.95  24  Unlimited  500GB  
Large  € 64.95  24  Unlimited  1000GB  
Pro  € 119.95  24  Unlimited  2000GB  


Cheapnews provides 1800 days of binary Usenet retention. Header retention is approximately 300-450 days.

Free Trial

You can request a free trial account with no obligation. This allows you to try Cheapnews for 7 days with a limit of 40GB. The free trial comes with unlimited speed and 12 connections. Once convinced of their service, you can upgrade your account immediately on your control panel.

Special Offers

There are no existing special offers, discounts or coupons from this provider currently.

Payment Options

Cheapnews accepts major credit cards, iDeal, GiroPay, Sofort, PaySafeCard and Bitcoin.

Configuration Information

To be able to use Cheapnews, you must indicate in your news client that it is a secure server. Server details for block accounts and flat fee accounts differ:

· For block account or trial use: · For flat fee accounts:

You can use the default port 119. If this does not work with your internet connection, you can use port 583. To use SSL, you must use port 443.

Speed Test

Cheapnews Speed Test

While Cheapnews servers are based in Europe they are connected to main internet hubs across the world. They are able to max out most user’s internet connection.

Block accounts have a speed up to 500Mbit while their Flat fee legacy account is up to 250Mbit.

With their variety of plans, make sure to get a package that matches well with the speed of your internet service provider.


Cheapnews provides 256-bit SSL encryption to keep Usenet activity safe and secure. There is also an optional VPN add-on that you may purchase to keep your internet activity protected and allow you to bypass geographical restrictions.

Cheapnews does not pass user information to third parties or record your downloads unless required by law.

Customer Service

You may reach Cheapnews via the following email addresses:

They also have a contact form available on their website and a support ticketing page for any of your technical or account issues.

Address details:
Markerkant 13 18
1314 AN Almere

Additional Products

Cheapnews has a PureVPN add-on that users may avail if you want optimal security and complete internet privacy. They have a VPN only option to enjoy VPN services and a VPN Usenet add-on that you can include in your selected Usenet plan.

Cheapnews Pricing Vpn


It is a good thing that Cheapnews offers a variety of both block account plans and flat fee account plans. This way users have more freedom and flexibility with the type of Usenet service that they need. The provider also has a great add-on with having a VPN option. But while they do offer good service and have several great things going for them, pricing could be better, especially if you compare them to other top providers who offer maybe the same price but with a lot more impressive features.


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