Eweka opened their doors for business in 2001 and has focused on quality of service and most importantly for Dutch Usenet providers, privacy. They are currently offering a deal to celebrate their 10th anniversary that includes IPVanish VPN service with their USENET access plans. You can take advantage of it by signing up by the end of August 2014.
Important Note: You will need a non-US based IP address to sign up for Eweka.nl. You can either use a VPN service or use a proxy server to get a non-US based IP address. The offering from IPVanish will take care of this requirement. If you are a US based customer and you don’t want to deal with a proxy or a VPN service, we would then suggest Newshosting instead.
Eweka currently has 2072 days of binary retention (UsenetReviewz retention numbers are updated nightly) and over 10 years of text retention. We have found, perhaps more importantly than binary retention, that Usenet binaries are not subject to the same process of DMCA auto deletion, thereby making article completion much better.
Unlike US-based Usenet services, Eweka’s pricing is based on download speeds.
- Free trial: 7 days
- 50 Mbps – 7,60 € for 30 days
- 100 Mbps – 9,50 € for 30 days
Special Offer: Right now you can get IPVanish VPN access for free for the duration that your account remains active. Sign up by the end of August 2014 to get this bonus offer.
Note: if you top out your account for more than 90 days at the 50 Mbps speed limit, your account will be eligible for a free upgrade to the 100 Mbps download rate.
Free Trial Info
Eweka offers a 7-day free trial that doesn’t require you to offer any payment information. If you decide to subscribe to the service, you keep the free VPN if you signed up in August of 2014, and get 10 free days of USENET access.
The special offer currently available goes until the end of August, 2014. This equates to an IPVanish subscription being added to your account for free as long as you remain active with Eweka and is a considerable value.
Any of the following payment providers will work with Eweka:
• Bank Transfer
If you want to go with a subscription option to the service, you can pay by PayPal or credit card.
Eweka works a little bit differently than many of the USENET providers that we are familiar with. Eweka uses a payment model that offers a prepaid program option. The advantage in this is that you don’t have any contract, you don’t have to worry about automatic renewals and, when you want to download something and you don’t have enough access left, all you have to do is refill your account.
They do have a standard subscription offering, requiring that you pay with PayPal or a credit card.
Eweka is available to users in the United States, but you cannot use a US IP address to hook up to the service. You will have to get an IP address from another nation to go ahead and use the USENET connection, but this isn’t terribly hard to do. You can do so utilizing a proxy or a VPN connection. For privacy’s sake, using a VPN connection is generally the best idea. The free IPVanish subscription that comes with new Eweka accounts will provide you with the needed IP.
SSL is supported to help protect your anonymity online. Also, Eweka is based in the Netherlands where security and online privacy are more respected and part of the culture. IPVanish, the company providing the VPN service offering, does not log.
If you are having trouble with downloading binaries that are getting deleted via the DMCA process or you want a very high-speed Usenet service, then Eweka.nl could be just what you need. Signup for their 10-year anniversary special during August 2014 and you get the VPN account from IPVanish, which is a great privacy enhancement.