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Astraweb 1TB Block $50 (£31.00 approx)

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4y, 7m agoFound 4 years, 7 months ago
Astraweb have been doing their block accounts for a while but the biggest was 180GB, until now.
they now have 1TB block account for a bargainous $50 or roughly £31.
now this wont be good for all you heavy downloaders, but for light to average users, this could last a few years.
these don not expire until you use up the data allowance, much like a PAYG phone.

Now back on, plus there's $20/3month deal for heavier users

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#1
Im replying because god damn at your avatar O_O
#2
Been using them for a while with the 180GB package and seems to be a good service.

The 180GB package is $25, so getting 1000GB (roughly) for only $50 is indeed 'bargainous'!

Not sure what the other usenet providers are offering these, but difficult to compare as not all packages are truly the same.
#3
nice deal, im on the unlimited for $11 but for a one off payment for lower users this is great
banned 1 Like #4
Could explain what Astra Web is rather than make us all google.

Okay so they charge to allow you to download pirate software. Bit like upload, no doubt will be shut down soon. The FBI are getting heavy on any site that's not trying hard enough.

Edited By: lumoruk on Feb 17, 2012 14:47
1 Like #5
lumoruk
Could explain what Astra Web is rather than make us all google.

Okay so they charge to allow you to download pirate software. Bit like upload, no doubt will be shut down soon. The FBI are getting heavy on any site that's not trying hard enough.

first rule about usenet....
banned#6
top deal - beats the newsgroupdirect one!
banned#7
lumoruk
Could explain what Astra Web is rather than make us all google.

Okay so they charge to allow you to download pirate software. Bit like upload, no doubt will be shut down soon. The FBI are getting heavy on any site that's not trying hard enough.

US sites maybe but most newsgroup servers are based in Russia etc
#8
csiman
top deal - beats the newsgroupdirect one!

NGD one happens roughly every 4 weeks for the same price and i use it, but Astraweb are not so strict with the DMCA takedowns, so will be a better deal.

NGD member for 255 days and have used 167.9 GB of the 1100 GB allowed, be a while before i buy again
#9
Good price! I currently am on the $11 unlimited deal and have only managed 120GB a month
#10
anyone care to pm me, how this works?
#11
Unlimited DSL 3 Months works well for me
#12
I'm paying £6.31 unlimited everything on NewsDemon, but I gather astraweb also does unlimited everything
I cancelled my Newsdemon account, and went onto Astra.....only they've stopped doing Paypal.
Why ? Wasted my time, then.
#13
Couple of questions please:
1. Can you use this without getting throttled?
2. Can anyone suggest good windows software to use with it?
banned#14
PhilK
only they've stopped doing Paypal.
Why ? Wasted my time, then.


I think paypal along with other payment services were told to stop dealing with dodgy websites (wikileaks) or face a fine. Hence the anonymous attacks on them.
#15
Anyone have a problem with Astra for missing articles?

Contemplating using this as a backup server.
#16
smashing deal, had no problems with incomplete articles, seems a good buy with all the traditional file sharing sites going cautious or shutting down.
#17
scorcher
Couple of questions please:
1. Can you use this without getting throttled?
2. Can anyone suggest good windows software to use with it?


1 . no you wont get throttled by astraweb on most of the plans (maybe by your intenet provider)
2. sabnzbd is a fantastic free newsreader

Edited By: pughy2000 on Feb 17, 2012 16:33
#18
pughy2000

1 . no you wont get throttled by astraweb on most of the plans (maybe by your intenet provider)

Yes I meant throttled by ISP, or is there a way around it if they do?


Edited By: scorcher on Feb 17, 2012 16:43
#19
Shadow-360
Anyone have a problem with Astra for missing articles?

Contemplating using this as a backup server.

No point if already using AW as main provider.
Blocknews or other would be better.


pughy2000
scorcher
Couple of questions please:
1. Can you use this without getting throttled?
2. Can anyone suggest good windows software to use with it?


1 . no you wont get throttled by astraweb on most of the plans (maybe by your intenet provider)
2. sabnzbd is a fantastic free newsreader

Sabnzb is probably a bit much for a noob (no offence scorcher) altbinz is one of the easier ones to set up.
#20
scorcher
pughy2000

1 . no you wont get throttled by astraweb on most of the plans (maybe by your intenet provider)

Yes I meant throttled by ISP, or is there a way around it if they do?


make sure you use ssl server , has your internet provider got a bandwith limit?
#21
boabbyrab
Shadow-360
Anyone have a problem with Astra for missing articles?

Contemplating using this as a backup server.

No point if already using AW as main provider.
Blocknews or other would be better.

fair coment mate i used altbinz when i first started out but found decoding too slow, though i think it improves with the paid version



pughy2000
scorcher
Couple of questions please:
1. Can you use this without getting throttled?
2. Can anyone suggest good windows software to use with it?


1 . no you wont get throttled by astraweb on most of the plans (maybe by your intenet provider)
2. sabnzbd is a fantastic free newsreader

Sabnzb is probably a bit much for a noob (no offence scorcher) altbinz is one of the easier ones to set up.


boabbyrab
Shadow-360
Anyone have a problem with Astra for missing articles?

Contemplating using this as a backup server.

No point if already using AW as main provider.
Blocknews or other would be better.


pughy2000
scorcher
Couple of questions please:
1. Can you use this without getting throttled?
2. Can anyone suggest good windows software to use with it?


1 . no you wont get throttled by astraweb on most of the plans (maybe by your intenet provider)
2. sabnzbd is a fantastic free newsreader

Sabnzb is probably a bit much for a noob (no offence scorcher) altbinz is one of the easier ones to set up.
#22
boabbyrab
Shadow-360
Anyone have a problem with Astra for missing articles?

Contemplating using this as a backup server.

No point if already using AW as main provider.
Blocknews or other would be better.

Nah I'm currently using Newshosting for primary but It has a knack for incomplete articles at times (Older ones tbh), which is why I was looking at an alternate as a backup.

A tossup between Astra and Blocknews it is. Hmm.
#23
usenet is older than the internet and has many other uses than downloading pirate stuff
its like saying take down the internet as it has pirate stuff on it.
#24
Shadow-360
boabbyrab
Shadow-360
Anyone have a problem with Astra for missing articles?

Contemplating using this as a backup server.

No point if already using AW as main provider.
Blocknews or other would be better.

Nah I'm currently using Newshosting for primary but It has a knack for incomplete articles at times (Older ones tbh), which is why I was looking at an alternate as a backup.

A tossup between Astra and Blocknews it is. Hmm.

TB from blocknews $91. AW is one of the more popular Service providers on the matrix
#25
lol.

djnaff and boabbyrab, your avatars go well together.
1 Like #26
PhilK
I'm paying £6.31 unlimited everything on NewsDemon, but I gather astraweb also does unlimited everything
I cancelled my Newsdemon account, and went onto Astra.....only they've stopped doing Paypal.
Why ? Wasted my time, then.


Actually you can pay by Paypal - select to pay by credit card and it'll take you through to 2co.com to take the payment, who accept Paypal. I just did it, seemed to work OK... :)
#27
Jesus wept - Its gone up £2 in the brief time this post has been up. The pound must be in sodding free fall.
pughy2000

No point if already using AW as main provider.
Blocknews or other would be better.

At twice the price ????
#28
I've got ~25GB left on Blocknews, if anyone wants to try out newsgroups without a large commitment let me know. I'll take a fiver for it. PM me.


PS:Blocknews £5.00 SSL included + over 1000 days retention

Edited By: zaheer2003 on Feb 18, 2012 20:58
#29
theusenet.com has this even cheaper AND with Paypal, which for reasons best known to themselves, Astra have stopped. £28 ($45)
1 Like #30
PhilK
theusenet.com has this even cheaper AND with Paypal, which for reasons best known to themselves, Astra have stopped. £28 ($45)

That price is for 500GB, AW is for 1TB (1000GB) for $50, so for $5 more, you get double the data.
banned#31
Shadow-360: I have article not found issues on Astraweb (paying for unlimited annual usage).

Switched from Supernews due to the Article Not Found issues but these are now increasingly common on Astraweb too (paid at the time for an annual subscription due to the lower rate). Any decent reliable secondary providers out there to source missing files?

Edited By: Marlowe on Feb 27, 2012 08:07: Clarify response
banned#32
Shadow-360
Anyone have a problem with Astra for missing articles?

Contemplating using this as a backup server.

what newsreader do you use? I mainly use SABNZBD for TV eps as use VM free 30 day retention items but GRABIT for SSL films etc.

GRABIT often hangs on some articles but I shut it down (saving batch) and restart and it then finishes them off properly.

Any missing articles are normally found using QUICKPAR repair.
banned#33
Marlowe
Shadow-360: I have article not found issues on Astraweb (paying for unlimited annual usage).

Switched from Supernews due to the Article Not Found issues but these are now increasingly common on Astraweb too (paid at the time for an annual subscription due to the lower rate). Any decent reliable secondary providers out there to source missing files?

I use newsgroupdirect as a backup to astra and between the two, never have any problems.
#34
lumoruk
Could explain what Astra Web is rather than make us all google.

Okay so they charge to allow you to download pirate software. Bit like upload, no doubt will be shut down soon. The FBI are getting heavy on any site that's not trying hard enough.


Oh give it a break!. Why dont they just be done with it all then and shut the internet down because sharing if fundamentally what the internet is about! Just because a small minority abuse it doesnt mean we have to wrap the whole thing up in regulation and red tape for everyone. Happy to pay alot more for your internet connection to pay for all that? I think not.


Edited By: anthony69 on Feb 27, 2012 18:24: Clarity
#35
so you cannot use astraweb with paypal, i am currently on the $11 a month package with them and pay via paypal, maybe its for new signups?
#36
can confirm you can pay by pay pal via the CC checkout

thanks
#37
boabbyrab
PhilK
theusenet.com has this even cheaper AND with Paypal, which for reasons best known to themselves, Astra have stopped. £28 ($45)

That price is for 500GB, AW is for 1TB (1000GB) for $50, so for $5 more, you get double the data.

No it is NOT.
I don't know where you got your info from but it's WRONG
https://www.theusenet.com/join-now.php?cur=GBP&pricepointid=201210000
1000gb=£28
So that makes it cheaper AND PayPal available, unlike Astra (which I liked when I was on, by the way)
#38
1982
can confirm you can pay by pay pal via the CC checkout
thanks

Hmm. Didn't go through the whole works, but it appears that you're right and CAN use PayPal on Astra, despite them saying you can't on the initial page. Of course it may be different when you go to the end, actually using PayPal
#39
PhilK
boabbyrab
PhilK
theusenet.com has this even cheaper AND with Paypal, which for reasons best known to themselves, Astra have stopped. £28 ($45)
That price is for 500GB, AW is for 1TB (1000GB) for $50, so for $5 more, you get double the data.
No it is NOT.
I don't know where you got your info from but it's WRONG
https://www.theusenet.com/join-now.php?cur=GBP&pricepointid=201210000
1000gb=£28
So that makes it cheaper AND PayPal available, unlike Astra (which I liked when I was on, by the way)

Thanks, not downloading as much as I used to so going to go with a non expiring membership and see how that goes.....
#40
PhilK
boabbyrab
PhilK
theusenet.com has this even cheaper AND with Paypal, which for reasons best known to themselves, Astra have stopped. £28 ($45)

That price is for 500GB, AW is for 1TB (1000GB) for $50, so for $5 more, you get double the data.

No it is NOT.
I don't know where you got your info from but it's WRONG
https://www.theusenet.com/join-now.php?cur=GBP&pricepointid=201210000
1000gb=£28
So that makes it cheaper AND PayPal available, unlike Astra (which I liked when I was on, by the way)

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