Newsguy is one of the new breed of Usenet providers, offering a full range of value added services alongside its newsgroup servers. These services include well priced web hosting, and email accounts. For the purpose of this review we will simply focus upon its Usenet hosting.
Newsguy offers a 300 day binary retention time. Although this is not the longest we have ever seen, we have to consider just how long of a retention is actually useful? Most things get reposted regularly, and in many ways, more than 256 days retention is not exactly 100% necessary. Although let™s face it, it is nice to be able to pull back those 2 year old posts when you need to.
Newsguy offer a range of packages, from a 3GB monthly allowance at $3.95 per month, all the way up to unlimited access at $19.95 per month. They also offer quite good reductions I cost if you take up a quarterly, six monthly or annual contract.
Newsguy Free Trial
The Newsguy free trial is fairly generous, offering 20GB of download limit, over a 2 day period, certainly one of the better free trial offers around.
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Newsguy say that they do not limit speed of access in any way. The operate a pool of redundant servers, attached to multiple backbones, which are running below their capacity. They are fast, reliable and robust.
Security and privacy are provided by free SSL connections, running over both NNTP and HTTP.
Other Nice Features
Lots of nice little extras are thrown in for free, the best being the free SSL connections. Subscribers also get some free web hosting and email accounts, and are able to download via a mobile device.
Newsguy are nothing spectacular in the innovation department, they offer a very similar level of service to other Usenet providers. Where they do win through is with the additional extra free services which each subscriber receives, and in their pricing.
For people new to Usenet or for light users, then go for the min account, which offers 3GB of transfer per month, if you pay for a 6 month period in advance, you get 6 months more free!