XS Usenet will let you try out their service for free and they make it very easy to sign up. This is a free lifetime account that offers 1Mbit of speed, so it’s really nothing to scoff at. It’s probably enough for some users, but XS Usenet has other advantages that make its paid packages worth considering, as well.
Binary retention from this provider is 900 days across the board, excepting for the free package. That package only has 10 days of binary retention that comes with it. For the paid accounts, the retention rates are competitive.
Pricing for XS Usenet is as follows. All plans have unlimited downloads.
- 3 Mbit, 5 connections for 3,19 € / month
- 10 Mbit, 10 connections for 5,00 € / month
- 100 Mbit, 20 connections for € 8,19 / month
- 120 Mbit, 50 connections for € 9,19 / month
This is certainly competitive with other providers out there.
Free Trial Info
XS Usenet has a lifetime free trial, so there’s really no way to improve on that.
XS Usenet Coupons
Not at present.
The free package is a nice deal, obviously, but it doesn’t come with encryption. This is a big drawback but, as long as you’re downloading public domain items, there shouldn’t be any risk of being noticed by an ISP or other agency. Still, for any serious USENET user, it’s best to go with an encrypted package.
SSL is offered with all the premium, paid subscriptions from XS Usenet. This is pretty much a requirement for any USENET service that wants to be responsible with user information and security and XS Usenet delivers in this regard.
XS Usenet offers some competitive prices. Their retention rates aren’t among the top options out there, but not everyone needs to access posts from years ago and, if you’re such a person, that might not really matter to you. XS Usenet certainly has enough retention to be taken seriously.
The one caveat with this service is that the XS Usenet free package should really only be used for the most banal USENET purposes. This is a service that’s great for checking your astronomy newsgroup and, in fact, it’s a handy service for XS Usenet to offer for nothing. Just make sure that, when possible, you use SSL encryption, which XS Usenet can hook you up with, conveniently enough.