PureUSENET is based in the Netherlands. They provide competitively-priced USENET access. Their plans vary based on the number of connections you’re allowed to make to their servers as well as the speed you’re allowed to download at. All of their plans are unlimited in terms of bandwidth. They do offer secure connections and take several different forms of payment. They have servers located in Europe, which might be desirable for people who want to avoid using one located in the US.
Binary retention on this service is currently at 1,100 days. Text retention is set at the same about.
PureUSENET offers different pricing packages based on the speed at which you can download and the number of connections you’re allotted. The service features 1,100 days of binary retention all subscriptions. These are all unlimited plans, so speed and connections are the only features that separate them. The plans are as follows:
- XS: 4Mbps and 4 connections for €1.83
- S: 8Mbps and 4 connections for €2.63
- M: 20Mbps and 8 connections for €3.43
- L: 30Mbps and 8 connections for €4.23
- XL: 60Mbps and 12 connections for €5.03
- XXL: Unlimited speed and 12 connections for €6.63
Free Trial Info
PureUSENET offers a 1-week free trial. If you choose not to cancel before the week is up, you’ll begin your regular subscription to the service.
None listed at present.
- Credit Cards
- Paysafe Card
The pages for this provider are only in Dutch at present. They will be adding English versions in the near future. They do take bitcoin, which might be important to some users who want to protect their privacy as much as possible.
PureUSENET uses 256-bit SSL encryption over port 563. You can also hook up without encryption over port 119.
PureUSENET does come through on their advertised low prices. They also have good encryption and their servers are located in Europe, so they may be desirable for people who want to avoid using US servers for security reasons.
The service also takes bitcoin, which is a real plus for those who need total anonymity. Between the SSL port being available and the provider taking the bitcoin payment method, you should be able to use this service with complete privacy. If you’re looking for something inexpensive and anonymous, this is a provider you might want to consider.