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Simply Usenet - Unlimited Usenet with SSL - £6.99

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6y, 10m agoFound 6 years, 10 months ago
unexpired, they have extended the offer.

I have been using simply usenet for the last 2-3 weeks, and the speeds are the same, it could be a good deal for some people. They have accounts from £2.99 for people on slower connection speeds, added the rest to the bottom this time.

I am using the £6.99 account for my BE 24 meg connection and i get full download speeds. This is what it says on their website:

24 Mb Download Speed

520+ Days Retention
Unlimited Downloads
Unlimited Uploads
24 High Speed Connections
150,000+ Newsgroups
UK Based Support

Free SSL Encryption!

Was £10.99, Now only £6.99 per month

Lifetime Offer, we will not raise the price as long as your subscription remains active.

2 Mb Download Speed: Was £4.99, Now only £2.99 per month
8 Mb Download Speed: Was £6.99, Now only £4.99 per month
16 Mb Download Speed: Was £8.99, Now only £5.99 per month
24 Mb Download Speed: Was £10.99, Now only £6.99 per month
50 Mb Download Speed: Was £12.99, Now only £10.99 per month

Their 50 meg is more expensive than astraweb offer though, so it is cheaper staying with astraweb or going to them instead.

I hope this is useful for some people, if it is helpful please leave feedback and reputation. thanks
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#1
MMMmmm Looks SO much like a FIRST posting ??

But I guess 5 will let you through ??

;-)
#2
kevingattaca2
MMMmmm Looks SO much like a FIRST posting ??
But I guess 5 will let you through ??
;-)


Huh? So what does all that mean?

Thanks for posting OP.
#3
Mohd
Huh? So what does all that mean?

Thanks for posting OP.


I think the implication is that this is an advert rather than a deal :whistling:

That said, it is a pretty good deal, especially with SSL thrown in. H&R :thumbsup:
1 Like #4
SSL! Stick that up your **** RIAA, MPAA, BPA etc etc - all who look after the interests of greedy idiot executives, whose only talent is being greedy.
#5
Tee hee!!!

I'm still on Astraweb but tis may be worth a look at renewal time. Good post, ad or not!
#6
I reckon a great deal especially for someone like me that only synchs at low speed with my ISP (I can get the 8MB for a fiver). Anyone care to comment on their retention and speed performance?
#7
Good find op, will take a look and see what it offers, as I'm not sure this sort of service is the only option at the moment.
#8
anewman
SSL! Stick that up your **** RIAA, MPAA, BPA etc etc - all who look after the interests of greedy idiot executives, whose only talent is being greedy.


The RIAA can still get your IP address without any problem at all if they serve Simply usenet with a court order. Your ISP will also give up your private info quicker than you can say "yes Mr Brown" if the RIAA come knocking, as has already been proven by several cases where the guv have put pressure on ISP's to give up certain info.

It's only the session thats encrypted not the connection. It's still pretty unlikely that you'll get caught (for now) but be warned SSL isn't a sure fire way not to get busted.
#9
520 days retention? Hmm...

Edit: Wow seems like this is what most of the big retailers are offering now, guess I'm a bit behind I was thinking around 200+ was still good. Anyway, this could be a reseller of another service if they also have 520 days. Not a bad point, just saying.
#10
Easynews have ssl
banned#11
imiskeen;7589334
The RIAA can still get your IP address without any problem at all if they serve Simply usenet with a court order. Your ISP will also give up your private info quicker than you can say "yes Mr Brown" if the RIAA come knocking, as has already been proven by several cases where the guv have put pressure on ISP's to give up certain info.

It's only the session thats encrypted not the connection. It's still pretty unlikely that you'll get caught (for now) but be warned SSL isn't a sure fire way not to get busted.

but the content is encrypted so they cannot find out what was downloaded therefrore no evidence. Case dismissed M'lud :-D
banned#12
anyway, £2.99 for 2Mb is brill for VM customers on M (10Mb) as most of the day heavy users are throttled anyway to about 25%.
#13
csiman
but the content is encrypted so they cannot find out what was downloaded therefrore no evidence. Case dismissed M'lud :-D



Lol! Okay. Well download and enjoy. It's not like any of these Usenet providers are legally bound to keep records of anything now is it....? And even if they do keep records they would never give them to anyone for any amount of money or say, reduced prison sentence would they...?. :oops:
#14
I use easynews ... and got 100gbs waiting to be downloaded :D
#15
very nice
#16
Astraweb for me still, SSL etc - similar price to this as well...

Ain't gonna come knocking on my door and SSL does help - although what helps more is idiots still using torrents as they are gonna go after file sharers before anyone else :)
#17
What's the best way to find the content you're looking for? Am having a hard time finding an equivalent resource anywhere near as good as demonoid, for example.
#18
[url]www.binsearch.info[/url]
#19
Could someone please explain what this is for? Does it increase your download and upload speeds? And you pay this company in addition to your ISP? I understand that it encrypts your internet sessions...?
1 Like #20
Sinecure
Could someone please explain what this is for? Does it increase your download and upload speeds? And you pay this company in addition to your ISP? I understand that it encrypts your internet sessions...?


Basically they have servers with all the content you could want. So the reason it costs money is that these servers cost money and also the bandwidth they have to use with their internet providers to give you the content.

The reason bittorrent is free is because the content is on other people's computers and the bandwidth is provided by other sharers i.e. it's all a collaborative effort.

Usenet is better if you want to use SSL, and if you want to have a guarantee of maxing out your connection (at whatever is your top speed). And you don't have to upload anything.

For people that don't download enough to justify $11 a month (astraweb, or roughly what it is here), you can get the 180GB package here at $25.

http://www.news.astraweb.com/plans.html
#21
ghost101

Usenet is better if you want to use SSL, and if you want to have a guarantee of maxing out your connection (at whatever is your top speed).


I see, so when you are downloading a file, what speed could I expect on a supposedly up to 20MB connection, more like 12MB?!?
1 Like #22
Sinecure
I see, so when you are downloading a file, what speed could I expect on a supposedly up to 20MB connection, more like 12MB?!?


Sounds like you have no idea what this is...

Best bet is to search google or wikipedia, typing in "usenet" or "newsgroups"

add a + "beginners guide"

After an hour or 2 of reading you'll be clued up enough to get started.
#23
Cold, Astraweb is cheaper.
1 Like #24
Sinecure
Could someone please explain what this is for? Does it increase your download and upload speeds? And you pay this company in addition to your ISP? I understand that it encrypts your internet sessions...?


Hi Sinecure

It's what's called a usenet server. It stores files that thousands (if not millions) of people have uploaded to it.

On there you can find videos, books, pron!, programs and much much more.

This one comes with SSL connection that stops your ISP snooping on what you upload or download.

To access it you use a news client like this free one: http://www.shemes.com/

You can see what is available on the news groups by searching on these sites:

http://www.binsearch.info/
http://www.merlins-portal.net/Vbulletin/nzblists.php
http://www.usenetlive.com/

there are others, just search for "usenet search"
#25
robo989
Sounds like you have no idea what this is...

Best bet is to search google or wikipedia, typing in "usenet" or "newsgroups"

add a + "beginners guide"

After an hour or 2 of reading you'll be clued up enough to get started.


I had a peek on wikipedia but as you say, it seems to require a lot of brain power to understand! :whistling: It might be a job for tomorrow. I am pooped right now but thanks for your help. :thumbsup:

Reps all round!
1 Like #26
Basically its the same as torrents without you uploading anything - also generally speaking it maxes out on download speed as to what yourisp can handle, you pay for the service because of the fact you are not sharing and generally get SSL thrown in for free with this deal or the astraweb deals, other providers such as giganews offer different things as well to bolt onto your packages. You sign up for the provider you want, download a client program (like the client programs you use for torrents), set it up with the relevant ip add's given to you by whomever you signed up to, browse binsearch etc for the nzb file, download it, drop it into the client program and away it goes - bit more to it than that, but that explains it, if its something you are seriously interested in drop me a pm and i will pm you some sites to check out with newbie guides etc....
#27
Reebok Ron
Hi Sinecure

On there you can find videos, books, pron!, programs and much much more.



Eh, I hope you your not advocating illegal file sharing.
#28
nzbsrus.com or nzbmatrix.com

Astraweb all the way for me, I buy the 180Gb for 25 bucks. Lasts me ages as I only use it now and then.
#29
Hiroki
I can never seem anything I ever search for on usenet.....is there any decent search sites out there?


With regards to above:

http://www.nzbclub.com/
http://nzbsrus.com/index.php
http://www.binsearch.info/
http://www.merlins-portal.net/Vbulletin/nzblists.php

Hope this helps.:thumbsup:
#30
i currently use astraweb $15 a month unlimited, thats roughly a tenner a month, i could get this for £5 a month but does anyone how good the speeds are? and how many connections you can have?
#31
gardinerbhoy
i currently use astraweb $15 a month unlimited, thats roughly a tenner a month, i could get this for £5 a month but does anyone how good the speeds are? and how many connections you can have?


8 connections for 8mb, and its maxing out my 8mb line.
#32
gardinerbhoy;7597539
i currently use astraweb $15 a month unlimited, thats roughly a tenner a month, i could get this for £5 a month but does anyone how good the speeds are? and how many connections you can have?

they have been doing a special offer for ages now
$11 per month for unlimited dsl for life (£6.72)
(as long as you dont cancel it wont go up in price)
heres the link
http://www.news.astraweb.com/specials/kleverig-11.html?gclid=CKiC_7XIsZ8CFZ1h4wodQBWr1A
or here
http://www.newsgroupreviews.com/astraweb-special.html
so this will save you $4 per month (£2.44) for the same as you are paying $15 for
#33
scoot
they have been doing a special offer for ages now
$11 per month for unlimited dsl for life
(as long as you dont cancel it wont go up in price)
heres the link http://www.newsgroupreviews.com/astraweb-special.html
so this will save you $4 per month for the same as you are paying $15 for


i had that, worked out at £7.10, i am now paying £4.99 thanks to this simply usenet offer
#34
RobG81
Eh, I hope you your not advocating illegal file sharing.


God, there's always one isn't there? :roll:

There's tonnes of legal stuff on there.
#35
Been getting Giganews for half price for about 10 months now but that will come to an end soon so i will be looking for a new NSP, for anyone who is still unsure what this is all about check out the following guide.

http://www.slyck.com/ng.php

Does anyone know any more detailed info about this bunch of people? I mean set up in 2009 and already have 500+days of retention, who supplies the backbone to this lot etc

All1
#36
shanecr;7597720
i had that, worked out at £7.10, i am now paying £4.99 thanks to this simply usenet offer

just worked price out on www.ex.com
obviosly it would change monthly due to exchange rate DOLLAR to GBP
the special offer used to be $11.99
i dont use it myself but a few of my mates do
#37
Reebok Ron;7597725
God, there's always one isn't there? :roll:

There's tonnes of legal stuff on there.

so if i sign up can i download songs of praise i missed this sunday legally :whistling:
#38
Um.... University of Berlin do it for 10 euro a YEAR. OK it's text groups only but all the other stuff is better fed by other protocols these days anyway.
I don't see how download speed comes into it, that's your ISP, not who you get Usenet from. Or are they saying, if you go for the cheap deal we throttle at source?
#39
zlsiida
I don't see how download speed comes into it, that's your ISP, not who you get Usenet from. Or are they saying, if you go for the cheap deal we throttle at source?

Well i'm on a 24mbit line (LLU) but i only get a download speed of 4mbit due to distance from exchange so there is no point in me buying the 24mbit package as i will never get that speed, but if i buy £2.99 2mbit version then the most i can expect down my line is 2mbit, so for me best one to buy would be the 8mb, sure i won't get 8mb from them as my line is only good for 4 but i will be able to max that line out, make sense?

All1
#40
Reebok Ron
God, there's always one isn't there? :roll:

There's tonnes of legal stuff on there.


Yup, and it's not file sharing anyway as it's a one way download to your machine at full-speed so no problem.

I've been with Easynews for 9 years now and love it - if anyone wants a beginner's and easy-to-use version of Usenet try that, as it's unique in that it has a web-interface and thumbnails/unpacks everything for you. Oh, and it has an amazing global search. Once you're on Usenet, torrents are an absolute last resort - it's been a couple of years since I've had to use one..

This still seems like a good deal though - I'm starting to run out of gigs at Easynews so looking for a cheap unlimited provider to supplement it.

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