9 responses

  1. Eric
    September 26, 2009

    Well first off your speed test shows you a tad over 7 megabits, not 9. That aside you left out one valuable bit of information about the service, completeness. 300+ days of retention is useless for large binary posts if they’re missing parts. I’ll probably give them a try based on the price though. I know for a fact GigaNews has a top flight service but they want 25/month for unlimited transfer.


  2. Marion Marshall
    September 27, 2009


    Thanks for your feedback. I needed to reboot my router the next time I update the review as im on a wifi network with lots of other computers here in the house.

    Also – I will show completeness in the new redone video review coming out. All of the Usenet providers reviewed so far on video Giganews, Supernews and Astraweb have not shown any problem with completeness.

    Also going to follow up with you privately. Thanks


  3. Eric
    October 1, 2009

    Just thought I’d touch base here again in case anybody else stumbles across this and is trying to decide. I’ve been using Supernews now for several days and so far it’s worked great. Good retention, completeness and speed. Also the signup process using paypal went smoothly and I had my login credentials within a minute after completing my payment. Personally I’m giving them 5 stars across the board except for retention which is slightly less than some other ‘premium’ providers. But in all honesty their retention is more than long enough so that’s just nitpicking really. As far as speed goes I can only test up to my lines capacity of 8 megabits (which their servers can keep maxed out), if you have a faster pipe your mileage might vary..I’d be interested in seeing just how fast their servers can really go though.


  4. rob
    June 22, 2010

    i had used giganews for about 2 months and the service was great but it cost me $30. So i switched to supernews a few weeks ago and it works great. to the poster above i have a 25 megabit connection and i consistently download at 2.99 MB/s and i live in canada so yes their servers are fast.


  5. alan
    May 26, 2011

    Oh just great. If you’re a current $11.99 subscriber they don’t offer a price drop. Maybe I should cancel and resubscribe. Or maybe I’ll take the recommended BEST deal with another company. Yeah, sounds like a plan boss.


  6. Arman
    January 14, 2012

    I’ve been using super news for about two years now and their service has been 100% rock solid for me. Supernews is a reseller of giganews so you get the reliably and retention of giganews without paying the premium price. I have the 9.99 plan which is the cheapest unlimited plan you can find.


  7. Apollo
    August 18, 2012

    Supernews does offer a 3 Day Free Trial


  8. Marion Marshall
    August 20, 2012

    Thanks for pointing that out Apollo however the Supernews three day free trial is only available if you signup for the $11.99/month. We don’t recommend that. Instead just signup via our $9.99/month discount link as you will probably be happy and stick with them for several months.


  9. Supernews User
    April 5, 2013

    I use Supernews along with an Astraweb fill server & they are awesome highly recommended


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