Giganews Wins Our Best Overall Provider for 2011
In the summer of 1998, Giganews officially opened for business and they haven’t looked back since. As other Usenet news services began to establish themselves in the Usenet community, Giganews reputation for quality spread quickly and consequently growth for Giganews was rapid.
Today, Giganews is the world’s largest newsgroup provider and luckly for you as a potential Giganews user they are are well known for their high quality article completion and perhaps more importantly record breaking retention levels.
Giganews has also been known for their quality customer support but really, if you have a bit of experience with Usenet – once you get going and if everything is working then you don’t need much customer support. So customer support for normal Usenet users is often minimal.
Best Overall Provider Award for 2011
To the point, UsenetReviewz is picking Giganews to be our Best Overall provider of 2011 and we are sure to see great things from them this coming year. 2010 was marked industry leading innovations for Giganews with the addition of VyprVPN and the launch of their Usenet browser Mimo. Both of these offerings have helped to improve the Usenet experience for regular Usenet users.
Living outside of the USA, I have found Giganews VPN to be very useful at times. Competition is good for the Usenet industry when it comes down to the end users experience and as consumers of Usenet we can appreciate the security innovations provided by a combined VPN / Usenet service and by more effective Usenet searching with Mimo.
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Although Giganews is relatively expensive when you choose the diamond plan , they do go far beyond what the other Usenet providers can match. Their retention rate, speed, and 24/7 support takes them over the top, and now unlimited VPN access. Here’s a few of their most popular features.
- 2 week free trial, and 50% off. (For a limited time.)
- Outstanding 24/7 support.
- Up to 50 concurrent connections. (Diamond memberships)
- 1754 days of retention and unlimited speed. (Tested to 50 mbps)
- 256-bit SSL encrypted security.
- Diamond members get the VyprVPN and the Mimo Usenet browser.
More about the VyprVPN. Giganews has announced a partnership with the Golden Frog team to offer Diamond members free, unlimited VPN access. Usually a value of $14.99 per month, but one of the top new inclusions in the Diamond package. The VyPrVPN has had rave reviews so far from the user community, and is promising to be the œmust have for 2011.
About the Mimo browser. The Mimo browser was designed by the Golden Frog team specifically for Giganews with the long retention of Usenet in mind. The Golden Frog search engine is the only search that incorporates indexing for Giganews’ entire retention. Mimo includes features such as thumbnails, text filtering, faster browsing and downloads, and is highly optimized for the Giganews Usenet service.
Right now, Giganews is offering all their new customers a free 14 day trial that includes up to 10G of high-speed downloading, just to try it out. They are also giving a 50% discount on the first month of service…45 days of service for half price! Add to this the VyPrVPN and Golden Frog partnerships, and Giganews is set to move ahead into 2011.