Giganews Review

Giganews Review
3 / 5
Rating 3 Stars
Price $29.99 / Month
Retention 2367 Days
Free Trial 14 Days or 10 GB
Features Mimo Newsreader
VPN add on
Good Retention
Payment Credit Cards only

Giganews is a well respected USENET Provider offering good binary retention, article completion and download rates.  UsenetReviewz is pleased to offer you an exclusive  discount special.

Newsgroup Binary Retention Rates

Giganews currently offers 2367 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 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 50% for the first three months on your account when you signup for the Platinum plan. This is the best way to save money when you signup for Giganews. Here are the discount links

We recommend using our coupons if you are considering Giganews. UsenetReviewz  has the best Giganews deals currently available due to our relationship with Giganews.

Service Pricing & Plans Details

 Platinum PlanDiamond Plan
Discount$19.99/month $29.99/month
Retention2367 days2367 days
1 connection2 connections
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 2367 days of retention.
  • Silver – $15/ month –  50 GB / month and 2367 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.


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

  • VyprVPN service  included with top plans
  • VyprDNS service  –  DNS Leak protection service.
  • All plans come with MIMO Usenet browser.
  • Free Headers
  • Almost all support tickets are answered quickly
  • Live chat 24 hours / 7 days a week.

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) and VyprVPN ( a  VPN Service)  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 good deal.


Giganews is a provider 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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6 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).

  6. burnedonce on October 31st, 2016

    I have been a Giganews user since 2002 and recently tried some other services. That was an unmitigated disaster ( any service ending with .NL beware). So I remain a loyal Giganewser as their service is unequaled and their support, retention and response unparalleled in the industry so far.

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