UseNetServer is the kind of no-frills Usenet service some people gravitate towards. They don’t add on a bunch of fancy bells and whistles to their offerings, and this translates to a very simple but effective service. You need only look at their website to understand what we mean when we say no-frills. Not that it’s a bad thing, because a lot of people aren’t looking for free newsreaders or bonus addons – they just want Usenet, and they want it cheap!
One of the primary ways UseNetServer differentiates itself from the competition is by offering unlimited downloads with all customer plans. Right off the bat this separates them from the rest of the field. However it should be noted the number of concurrent connections they offer on their premium plans are lower than most of the rest of the competition, so there is a balance here. Still, they do offer a good number of concurrent connections, so you should be able to maximize your download speeds. None of our editors reported seeing drastically lower speeds with UseNetServer than any other provider.
UsenetServer maintains an excellent storage architecture which allows them to be competitive in retention and offer 700+ days for binary retention and over 2 years of text retention. When compared to the rest of this field, this is good, but not great. Top tier providers are now in the 800’s for binary retention, and climbing.
As far as their specific plans are concerned, UseNetServer is one of the few premium providers to offer a low cost plan for a term of less than 1 month. At only $10/month for unlimited usenet, the UseNetServer Deal is an amazing bargain!
Although this may not be a big sell point for many customers, it can be a great way to try out Usenet or test their service if you’re in the market. Their middle-tier plan is actually quite competitive when you consider the unlimited download capability, term length, and pricing. For a middle of the road plan, UseNetServer is extremely competitive when compared to the rest of the premium providers. Additionally their high-end plan, although expensive on the surface is also quite competitive, when you consider the extended term it offers.
April 2011 Update: UseNetServer has recently increased their retention to 910+ days! The UseNetServer site is now displaying 978 days retention for all of their plans! This also comes with absolutely no cost increase!
May 2011 Update: We have News and Deals available on UsenetServer! We are proud to announce a special deal for our visitors on UsenetServer unlimited plans. Unlimited monthly plans are discounted to $10/mo and unlimited yearly plans are discounted to $95.40/yr! Please visit our UsenetServer Deal page to learn more about these special discounted deals and to take advantage of the new low prices!
March 2014 Update: UseNetServer keeps ticking along like a swiss-made pocketwatch. Their retention is now industry leading at 2036+ days. That’s more than five and a half years worth of usenet posts and binaries! UseNetServer now includes a Global Search feature allowing quick and easy google-style usenet search. Incredibly service plans have seen their prices hold steady. The 14 day free trial (or 10GB download) is a great way to test out the service speeds. Our tests have showed downloads regularly max cable modems up to 100Mbps! Our $10/month special or $95.40/year are still active too. You can’t beat those prices for this fast service. UseNetServer has always been about combining ultra low prices with ultra high quality usenet. No frills, no extras, just super fast unlimited usenet with UseNetServer.
|Cost per 1 Month||$10.00 to $17.95 (varies)|
|Direct Connections||10 to 20 (varies)|
|Days of Binary Retention||2036+|
|Low Plan Term||3 Days|
|Low Plan Quota||Unlim|
|Low Plan Connects||20|
|Low Plan SSL||256bit|
|Low Plan Retention||2036+|
|Low Plan Cost||$5.00|
|Medium Plan Term||1 Month|
|Medium Plan Quota||Unlim|
|Medium Plan Connects||20|
|Medium Plan SSL||256bit|
|Medium Plan Retention||2036+|
|Medium Plan Cost||$10.00|
|High Plan Term||3 Month|
|High Plan Quota||Unlim|
|High Plan Connects||20|
|High Plan SSL||256bit|
|High Plan Retention||1651+|
|High Plan Cost||$47.95|
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