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Giganews Review

Giganews is our top rated USENET Provider offering the best in binary retention, article completion and download rates.  UsenetReviewz is pleased to offer you two exclusive discount specials.

Platinum Special – $19.99/m –  VPN/Newsreader/Dumptruck 

Diamond Special – $14.99/m – Pro VPN/Newsreader/Storage

Newsgroup Binary Retention Rates

Giganews currently offers 2216 days of binary retention and close to six years of text retention.  Giganews is and has always the market leader when it comes to binary retention and download speeds.

Free Trial Details

Giganews has a generous 14 day / 10 GB Free  Usenet Trial.  Note: You will get billed if you reach either of these limits so be sure to login to the control panel to check how much you have downloaded.

Special Pricing / Coupons

As a UsenetReviewz visitor we are able to offer you an exclusive deal to save you $5 a month for the first three months on your account when you signup for either the Diamond or the Platinum plan. This is the best way to save money when you signup for Giganews.

Here are the discount links

We highly recommend using our coupons if you are considering Giganews. UsenetReviewz  has the best Giganews deals currently available and they will work for  the lifetime of your account.

Service Pricing & Plans Details

 
Platinum Plan
Diamond Plan
Price$20/month$30/month
Discount$19.99/month $14.99/month
Connections2050
DownloadUnlimitedUnlimited
Retention2215 days2215 days
Dumptruck 5 GB30 GB
VPNVyprVPN VyprVPN Pro
1 connection2 connections
PPTP onlyPPTP, Open VPN, L2TP
NAT Firewall
VPN AppsMac, Windows, iOS, AndroidMac, Windows, iOS, Android
NewsreaderMimo NewsreaderMimo Newsreader

We mentioned the Diamond and the Platinum plan above but  here are the other plans also available :

  • Perl  - $4.99/month – 5 GB and 30 days retention. Not Recommended for long term use
  • Bronze – $10/month – 10 GB / month and 2216 days of retention.
  • Silver – $15/ month –  50 GB / month and 2216 days of retention

Here is why we don’t recommend any of these plans.

  • Perl – Only 30 days of retention and 5 GBs of data. Most USENET users will be better off doing the free trial.
  • Bronze –  10 GB a month is not a lot for the average USENET user. Start instead with the Platinum.
  • Silver - For the same price available with our discount link you can get the Platinum plan – Unlimited downloads and VPN Included.

Download Speeds

Download rates are only restricted by your ISP and your Internet connection. In my testing I was able to consistently max out my 20 Megabit Verizon FIOS connection. Users from the Netherlands report being able to saturate 200 MBs connections via the European data center.

Due to so many variables in a typical Internet connection – the best way to test their speed is to sign up for a free trial and decide yourself.

Security/Anonymity

SSL connections are included on all accounts by default and it is always a good idea to enable SSL both to avoid bandwidth shaping and to keep your downloads more anonymous.

Giganews does their best to protect your privacy and security however they are subject to US law so uploading copyrighted material via Giganews would not be a good idea as Giganews does not support anonymous payments like bitcoin.

Generally if you are downloading anything from USENET and you have SSL activated you are completely anonymous.

Check out their privacy policy here for the most up to date information.

Other Nice Features

Giganews Vs. Other Usenet Providers

Giganews started from a small family owned business and has a lot of pride in their products.  It shows in their products. They are always been the market leader in binary retention and they have been developing and adding new products like VyprDNS ( DNS leak protection service), VyprVPN ( a  VPN Service) and DumpTruck (secure cloud storage – like Dropbox but more secure) to beef up their service offerings.

They have historically been the most expensive provider but we feel with our discount links – that right now  especially the Giganews Platinum plan is a killer deal.

Other well known providers such as Astraweb and Newshosting , etc  are close on their heels with retention numbers but Giganews keeps innovating with new and additional service offerings.

Conclusion

Giganews has every feature you are looking for in a USENET service provider and is the clear market leader. Thanks to our special pricing you will save even more. $20/month is not much considering you will have access to the best USENET service plus VPN, newsreader and secure cloud storage bundle.

Recommendation

Giganews is one of our highest recommended providers with a strong emphasis on quality. Make up your own mind but I strongly suggest checking out their free trial and remember use one of our discounted links for saving $$!

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Price15
Retention2216
Free TrialFree Trial Available Yes
SSLSSL Yes
SpeedUnlimited
US Serverus server Yes
EU Servereu server Yes
PaypalPaypal Accepted Yes
BitcoinNo Bitcoin Accepted No

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5 Comments about Giganews Review


  1. Dan G. on February 25th, 2010

    I have been very happy with Giganews and have been a customer since 2002. They are have the best completion and retention rates so I don’t even bother with trying out other Usenet provider as Im a frequent user of Usenet services.

  2. Marion Marshall on April 1st, 2010

    Yes, I have heard recently there has been a mass exodus back to Giganews because of three things. One, they are innovating – Look at their new VyprVPN service which really useful which they give away free or included with the Diamond plan. Two, reliability – excellent retention and very few incompletes. Three, good customer service / straight forward billing practices – It can the most expensive but then it top tier in every respect.

  3. Jobst on January 8th, 2012

    I have been researching different usenet providers for a few days now, and after reading this page, Giganews went from not even a consideration (because of the price), to now one of the 3 I will choose be choosing between. I will definitely do the 14 day trial to check it out. Thanks for the info.

  4. Gary on January 17th, 2012

    Been using Giganews for over 4 years now. By far the best provider I’ve used. Highly recommended. My download speeds avg around 20 Mbps/2.5 MBps. Definitely consider getting Newsbin Pro for Giganews also. Its worth the extra $.

  5. J on October 30th, 2013

    I have been with Giganews since 2010 because a friend had recommended them. I subscribed to the Diamond plan, purchased Newsbin Pro newsreader, and modified the Windows registry settings to get the fastest possible download speed. I get download speeds as high as 150 megabits per second (18.75 megabytes per second).

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