Xsnews are based in the Netherlands, and offer a full range of Usenet services. Prices are in Euros, but a quick currency conversion shows them to be somewhat competitive. They may be of most interest to people living in the Netherlands, but if you want English based service we are recommend as always check out our best Usenet provider list.
No awards for innovation, but instead reasonable pricing and what appears to be good localised service.
Xsnews comes in with a decent 877 days of retention, while this isn’t bad, there are other providers out there offering more for the same price.
Xsnews offer both single user accounts, and multi-user block accounts. These range from the basic single user account which is capped at 5Mbit speed, and costs a few Euros per month, all the way up to the large block account, which allows multiple users to share the account and download up to 500GB per month, for a whopping 99.95 Euros per month.
Xsnews Free Trial
Xsnews gives an generous 5 day trial account, so it is well worth signing up for, this should give plenty of time for prospective subscribers to test things fully.
None at Present
Xsnews claims they can serve up to 800Mbit, which is quite fast but likely to be limited to the Netherlands only. Giganews also claims to have unlimited speeds. Elsewhere in the world it is unlikely to achieve this speed .
Xsnews offer the usual free SSL over NNTP, nothing special here, almost every provider offers this these days.
Other Nice Features
200,000 plus newsgroups served so they offer a very extensive coverage.
If you live in the Netherlands, then give the free account a try, they could be just what you have been looking for. If you live outside of the Netherlands, then we can’t recommend them because their customer service in english is non-existent.
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