NEWSHOSTING is still offering a free trial for users who want to try out the USENET service. The trial allows users to access the NEWSHOSTING service for 21 days or 30 gigabytes, whichever comes first. This offer only applies to new users, according to a press release. The offer will be available until July 31, 2012, so there is still plenty of time to determine whether or not you want to give it a try.
NEWSHOSTING provides its own USENET browser. This allows you to browse the USENET newsgroups in much the same fashion as you would the regular Internet. These types of USENET newsreaders are becoming more popular and, as is the case with many other premium USENET access providers, NEWSHOSTING has rather simplified the process of browsing through newsgroups and binaries by offering its own browser system.
NEWSHOSTING currently offers 3964 days of retention on their newsgroup servers. The company also claims over 99 percent article completion. Access is provided over an SSL connection, encrypting your data and preventing anybody from being able to snoop on what you’re downloading. There are currently over 100,000 USENET newsgroups available on the NEWSHOSTING system, all of them available freely and without censorship.
The free trial is being offered as a way to test out any of the premium plans provided by this USENET provider. They include the NEWSHOSTING Unlimited, NEWSHOSTING XL Powerpack and the NEWSHOSTING Lite packages. Like most USENET providers, NEWSHOSTING offers a mix of unlimited packages and packages that are bandwidth limited. The 30 gigabyte limit on the current offering constitutes one of the largest free offerings on the market at present. The 21 day free trial was recently expanded from an initial 14 day offering to attempt to get new customers.
With any USENET provider, make certain that the connection to the USENET server is secured. Most of them will provide you with an SSL connection, providing encryption to the data that you download. For connections that are not secured by the provider themselves, utilizing a VPN network is another potential solution for USENET users. Most users who are very active on USENET newsgroups utilize a provider that provides SSL connectivity, as well as a VPN service, which provides a very high level of security and which prevents your ISP or anyone else from being able to determine what you are downloading, an increasingly important consideration for Internet users, given the growing intrusiveness of ISPs.
On the UsenetReviewz.com website, you can sign up for deals for as low as eight dollars per month or $10 per month for first time users. If you know you’re going to be on the Usenet through the summer, autumn, winter and beyond, however, consider the benefits of signing up for a regular plan that offers more substantial discounts over the long haul.