BlockNews is a Readnews reseller that offers block access accounts. They have a good service overall. Their prices are competitive, but not the lowest.
BlockNews Binary Retention
BlockNews has good retention rates at 2,000+ days. This makes them competitive in this regard, though they don’t currently have the highest retention rates.
Only block accounts are available from BlockNews. The pricing is as follows:
- 5 GBs for $2.75
- 10 GBs for $4.50
- 25 GBs for $8.50
- 50 GBs for $11.79
- 100 GBs for $14.69
- 200 GBs for $21.59
- 500 GBs for $51.49
- 1,024 GBs for $91.39
- 3,072 GBs for $239.99
These accounts never expire, so you can use them whenever you want, even if that’s well into the future.
BlockNews Free Trial Info
None listed on site.
None listed on site.
BlockNews Payment Options
BlockNews takes several different forms of payment, including:
- Credit cards
- Money Orders
- Debit Cards
BlockNews Special Considerations
The company offers a maximum of 50 connections to its servers. They offer all newsgroups, so you do get unfettered access to the entire system through BlockNews.
BlockNews provides SSL encryption, protecting anonymity. The company doesn’t rebill you, so you don’t have to use a recurring payment method that they keep on file.
BlockNews has a good service. They have access to all the newsgroups, which will be of benefit to those who want to hunt for binaries or articles spanning a wide range of subjects. They also offer more than 2,000+ days of retention, so the files will be available for a long time into the future. The fact that their accounts never expire is a significant advantage for the service. If you’re only using block access during certain times, such as if you’re in college and use it when you’re away, you might be able to stretch out a big block of service for a very long time.
BlockNews does not have the lowest prices out there, however. Astraweb has better prices. On occasion, other providers that have prices not remarkably different than BlockNews’s offer sales, giving them a temporary price advantage, as well.
The SSL encryption allows users to get on the system without worrying about being monitored, which is something those at all concerned about their privacy will appreciate. The 50 connections is a generous amount, as well.
BlockNews is certainly competitive, but not the lowest price out there for block USENET access.