ThunderNews Review

Last Updated: Aug 25, 2020

ThunderNews is an established provider with over 15 years of experience in delivering premium and secured Usenet connection.

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Thundernews offers unlimited download speed, 24/7 customer support, a 99% completion rate, and 4427 days of binary retention. It makes its superb service possible by its well-maintained and highly secured server farms in the US and Europe. It has been in business since 2004 and remains one of the leading providers in the industry. It offers block plans to users.

Pricing

Users have many options to choose from with pricing because ThundersNews offers regular plan bundles and block plans.

ThunderNews offers six regular plan bundles: Unlimited, Unl + VPN, 30 GB Plan, 60 GB Plan, 100 GB Plan, and 250 GB Plan. Its most affordable regular plan is its 30 GB Plan that allows for 30 GB of downloads for only €4.70 per month. Its priciest bundle is its Unl+vpn plan that comes with VPN features and goes for €11.38 per month. All regular bundle plans come with 4427 days of binary retention, 1,265+ days of text retention, and 50 simultaneous connections. US and EU servers powers all ThunderNews plans.

Thundernews Pricing Unlimited
NamePriceConnections
Unlimited  €7.88 per month  50  
Unl+VPN  €11.38 per month  50  
Plan 30 GB  €4.70 per month  50  
Plan 60 GB  €5.64 per month  50  
Plan 100 GB  €7.52 per month  50  
Plan 250 GB  €9.41 per month  50  

ThunderNews offers six block plans: Plan 25 GB, Plan 50 GB, Plan 100 GB, Plan 200 GB, Plan 500 GB, and Plan 5,000 GB. Its most affordable block plan is Plan 25 GB that goes for €2.81 while its priciest block plan is Plan 1,000 GB that goes for €56.48. All block plans come with 10 connections, standard NNTP, 4427 days of retention, and dedicated US and EU servers. ThunderNews also offers premium block accounts with SSL and 50 connections.

Thundernews Pricing Block
NamePriceSSLConnections
Plan 25 GB  €2.81  false  50  
Plan 50 GB  €5.64  false  50  
Plan 100 GB  €9.41  false  50  
Plan 200 GB  €18.88  false  50  
Plan 500 GB  €34.84  false  50  
Plan 1000 GB  €56.48  false  50  

All existing users can opt for premium plan upgrades at no cost.

Retention

ThunderNews offers 4427 days of binary retention and 1, 265+ days of text retention. Users are also assured of 99% article completion. ThunderNews has one server farm in the US and two server farms in Europe. These server farms ensure increasing retention rate and 99.9% article completion. We tested its claim and we can verify that they truly deliver. ThunderNews delivered at fast speeds and we completed all our downloads.

Free Trial

ThunderNews offers a three-day trial to users that want to test its connection. Users just need to contact their Support Team to start with the free connection.

Users also give it a try by testing one of its block plans. Its most affordable block plan is available for only €2.81. For a cheap price, users have access to 10 simultaneous connections and two dedicated servers in the US and Europe. For €2.81, users can have access to 25 GB of downloads. This block plan does not expire. As long as you still have data for download, you will still have access to unlimited speed. There are also no recurring monthly fees. There will be no requirement for you to subscribe to another plan once you’ve used up 25 GB of data downloads. ThunderNews does not auto-charge users. This conscious business practice that puts prime respect to users’ choice to subscribe and commit to a paid plan is one reason ThunderNews is still one of the most popular Usenet providers for over ten years.

Special Offers

There are no active special offers, promos, and coupons from ThunderNews. However, existing users receive discounts when they opt for multi-month plans. Existing users can also upgrade to premium plans for free.

Payment Options

ThunderNews offers three payment options for users. Users can course payment via credit cards, WorldPay, and PayPal. Users can pay in Euro, British Pound, or US Dollar. To date, ThunderNews has yet to offer payment pathways for users that prefer payment in BitCoin.

ThunderNews has an Auto Recycling feature for credit card users. Auto Recycling automatically charges users’ credit cards after every billing cycle. No cancellation is automatic. ThunderNews requires users to send a notice of cancellation. The sending of a notice of cancellation will stop billing in the very month that a user sent it.

Configuration Information

Users must set the following in configuring TweakNews:

  • News server hostname: news.thundernews.com
  • NTTP Ports: 119, 23, 25, 80, 3128, 7000, 8000 or 9000
  • Premium servers:
    • us.thundernews.com with NNTP ports: 119, 23, 443, 3128, 7000, 8000, 8080 or 9000
    • eu.thundernews.com with NNTP ports: 119, 23, 443, 3128, 7000, 8000, 8080 or 9000
    • nl.thundernews.com with NNTP ports: 119, 23, 443, 3128, 7000, 8000, 8080 or 9000
    • secure.us.thundernews.com with SSL ports: 563, 80 or 81
    • secure.eu.thundernews.com with SSL ports: 563, 80 or 81
    • secure.nl.thundernews.com with SSL ports: 563, 80 or 81
  • Username: ThunderNews will send individual usernames via email.
  • Password: You will be the one to set up your password.

ThunderNews has many server farms in the US and EU. Users can have direct access and connections to premium servers for a fee.

Speed Test

We gave ThunderNews a go to check out its claims. Results show that it truly allows for a speedy connection. Its many server farms work to its advantage.

Thundernews Speed Test

Privacy

All regular ThunderNews plan bundles come with SSL, while all block plans come with standard NTTP.

ThunderNews uses industry-grade encryption protocols to keep all user information private and safe. ThunderNews does not share personal information with third parties. It limits shared information to those relevant to users’ financial transactions. ThunderNews has strict privacy policies for users.

Customer Service

ThunderNews offers live support during business hours. It has a dedicated support portal where users can leave their concerns and expect replies through a ticketing system. ThunderNews may be reached through the following address and contact numbers:

ThunderNews.com
719-D E. Greenville St. #155
Anderson, SC 29621
USA

Phone: 888-418-8545 for Billing Queries
Fax: 888-418-2878

Additional Products

ThunderNews offers VPN and premium SSL servers. It also offers premium servers with NTTP and SSL ports.

Summary

ThunderNews is a solid choice with its offered 4427 days of binary retention and 50 secured SSL-encrypted ports offered across all its regular plan bundles. Its reliable and remarkable speed sets ThunderNews apart from other Usenet providers. We had it tested, and its many server farms can back up unlimited speed and simultaneous connections anytime. Heavy Usenet users will appreciate how it offers varied pricing plans with special perks. It also offers block plans so users can have full control of their preferred Usenet usage. Its risk-free three-day free trial makes it also ideal for users who are still exploring options.

 

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