GetNZB is a bit different than the typical USENET access provider. In fact, you don’t need to use an access provider to use this program, which is essentially designed to hunt down and download NZB files. When you choose to download a file from GetNZB, it will check multiple sources for that file and keep retrying until it finds all the parts. One of the features that this service advertises is that it will continue looking for missing parts of your files, ensuring that, if it cannot find them, the file is simply not there.
Newsgroup Binary Retention
GetNZB offers high retention. According to its FAQ, if you’re unable to find a file, it may be because the binary itself was posted more than three years ago.
GetNZB offers a relatively simple pricing model. You can get:
- 3 days of unlimited access with a 6 Mb/s download speed and three threads for $5.95.
- 7 days of unlimited access with a 10 Mb/s download ceiling and five threads for $10.85
- 30 days of unlimited traffic at 20 Mb/s and 10 threads for $16.85
- 60 days of unlimited access at 24 Mb/s with 12 threads for $31.75
- 90 days of unlimited access at 30 Mb/s with 15 threads at $47.55
Free Trial Details
There is currently a 1 gigabyte free trial available so you can give this service an assessment without having to pay anything. It’s a limited offer that’s only available during the beta testing period and you don’t need to give credit card information to sign up.
Newsgroup Download Speed
A speed test will be conducted shortly, but the maximum speed available from this provider is the aforementioned 30 Mb/s.
GetNZB provides you with built in SSL encryption to protect your anonymity. They advertise using military grade encryption to protect your privacy.
Other Nice Features
GetNZB does have some very nice features included with their packages. The 30 Mb/s speed is certainly a nice feature on the highest level accounts. The program also has NZB search engines built right into it, which eliminates the need for you to hunt around the Internet looking for an NZB file that you’re interested in. It’s essentially an all-in-one content downloader with powerful search capabilities built right into it. The navigation is very simple and, should you run into trouble along the way, you’ll find support available seven days a week at any time of the day or night.
GetNZB has some excellent features built into it. The idea of having an all-in-one search and download client is very handy and should make the USENET a lot less complicated for many people. The data retention rates are good and the customer service is also good. It might be worth it to take advantage of the one gigabyte free trial available during the beta period.