Newsoo went online in 2015. The company is headquartered in France and runs a network that’s spread across three datacenters. It offers USENET access and a drive feature that allows you to have all your files downloaded to their storage. You can download the uncompressed, assembled and repaired files once they’re completed. Their webpage is notably slick compared to many other USENET services, full of graphs that show you the current activity on the Newsoo system.
The binary retention at Newsoo is currently set at 1000 .
The pricing structure at Newsoo is a bit different than you’ll find at a lot of other providers; no surprise there, given that they have a product that differs from the norm. The pricing is as follows:
- 50GB USENET: €5, up to 1,000Mbps speed with ten connections
- 250GB USENET: €20, up to 1,000Mbps speed with 10 connections
- USENET Max: €8, unlimited traffic, up to 1,000Mbps, 10 connections
- Drive 200GB: €15, same as USENET Max but including a 200GB online drive, Bittorrent access and OwnCloud access
All prices will have French VAT added to them.
Free Trial Info
There is no free trial offered with this service. You have fifteen days to ask for a refund if you’re unable to connect to the Newsoo servers.
There are currently no coupons offered for this service.
You can pay with credit cards, PayPal or Bitcoin. Newsoo accepts Euros and USD.
Newsoo is a newer service, so quite a few users are recommending using it as a backup until it’s been up and running for a while.
The online storage feature is a nice addition to what they offer, as is the ability to integrate this service with torrents.
Keep in mind that this service is located in France, so users in the Western hemisphere might have trouble getting in touch with the operators for support. While the website is scant on specific news and information, the operators are very active on Twitter. You can find them at @newsoo_fr. Their feed is in French.
This provider does not offer redundant infrastructure, so there may be the occasional issue with service going down.
Newsoo doesn’t outsource any of their storage, so any data you store on the service will only be on their servers. French law applies where privacy is concerned. Since you can download directly to their storage, there are some potential privacy advantages here.
Newsoo does take Bitcoin, which is a significant privacy advantage in and of itself.
Newsoo is a newer service and, if you already have a USENET access provider, Newsoo might make a great backup. The integration with torrent is an innovative feature. You can’t seed using this torrent; the virtual machine created to handle your download expires and the resources are used for someone else’s download once yours is finished.
Overall, however, there’s a lot worth exploring with Newsoo’s service.