NewsgroupDirect Review 2018

Last Updated: Apr 08, 2018

All packages from this service offer a generous fifty connections. This is as good or better than many other providers, though most users won’t need anywhere near fifty connections to max out their bandwidth.

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NewsgroupDirect Deal / NewsgroupDirect Coupon / Special Offer

Available only for this month. Use the coupon code ngd23983667 in conjunction with our link to get Usenet access for $8/month. This is a time limited offer.

NewsgroupDirect Trial / NewsgroupDirect Free Trial Offer

There is a 7 day, 15 GB free trial (comes with the unlimited package) available. Let’s also mention that free trials are available only to customers that are paying by US credit card.

NewsgroupDirect Plan and Price Offerings

NewsgroupDirect offers 2 plan types: unlimited and block plans. I typically recommend paying the $12 a month for the unlimited plan.

The prices for unlimited and metered packages are:

  • unlimited: $20/month, 30 GB of online storage is included (provided by StorageNinja)
  • unlimited yearly: $200 / year, 30 GB of online storage is included
  • Power plan: $15/month, 60 GB of download limit, SSL encryption included
  • Pro plan: $12/month, 40 GB of download limit, SSL encryption included
  • Starter plan: 8/month, 20 GB of download limit
  • 50GB Block: $15

NewsgroupDirect Block Plans

The block accounts will never expire.

NewsgroupDirect Connection Speeds And Server Locations

NewsgroupDirect has servers located in the USA and servers in the Europe. Download speeds are typically limited by your own connection to the Internet as NewsgroupDirect connects to multiple Internet backbones.b

NewsgroupDirect Technical Details:

The servers are available at the following addresses:

  • news.newsgroupdirect.com – ports 119, 443 (for all customers from USA)
  • news-ssl.newsgroupdirect.com – ports 563, 80 – (for all customers from USA using SSL)
  • news-eu.newsgroupdirect.com – ports 119, 443 – (for all customers from USA)
  • news-eu-ssl.newsgroupdirect.com – ports 563, 80 – (for all customers from USA using SSL)

As you have already noticed, SSL encryption is available. Although some options do not offer SSL, the subscriber can upgrade to a higher plan that supports SSL simply by logging into the website.

NewsgroupDirect Customer Service:

NewsgroupDirect’s customer service appears to be decent. They are a small company and its email only however.

NewsgroupDirect Quality And Message Completion:

Newsgroupdirect claims to have about 99%+ message availability and this seems normal.

NewsgroupDirect Service Conclusion:

Thumbs up for NewsgroupDirect  they have some nice features (such as free trial and free online storage) and let’s mention that the retention is good.  Be sure to take advantage of the discounts available by using our coupon code and signing up via our link.

 

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