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Since AstraWeb has recently become as reliable as a two bob watch with incomplete binaries less that 200 days old and very flaky connection speeds I have jumped ship and gone with these guys.
Cheaper by a buck , less retention admittedly but as Astra seems to have a problem with even relatively new stuff being incomplete, quality over quantity wins.

Not sure how long this will last as the deal is normally $11.99 per month but definitely worth a punt at this price.
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#1
Oh, and Usenet PWNS Torrentz !!!!!!!! ;-)
#2
Astraweb has been totally fine for me, still this is a good deal, but i prefer the Block deals rather than pay by month
#3
Quite a good deal :-)

Haven't been having any problems with astraweb either. Very very rare that I would have to repair any files!
#4
Have not had any problems with Astraweb in the 3 years that i've used them.

Downloaded 50GB worth of stuff yesterday with no problems at all!
#5
fizzlewizzle
Quite a good deal :-)

Haven't been having any problems with astraweb either. Very very rare that I would have to repair any files!


Just been a bit iffy the last 2 weeks, thought it was just me but checked the forums on some of the NZB indexing sites and seems fairly common.
#6
Astra is fine for me as well. Not had a problem in the 6 months I've used them since jumping ship from Giganews.
#7
stueysafc;7218532
Astraweb has been totally fine for me, still this is a good deal, but i prefer the Block deals rather than pay by month

Same here...

Toybhoy;7218610
Downloaded 50GB worth of stuff yesterday with no problems at all!

:w00t: Blimey!?!
#8
do you need ant additional software to use? i have been on easynews in past that was ok.
#9
going to ask a silly question!!

How does this all work?

To me this seems like a torrent site for which you pay for to receive access to higher quality of downloads and a better download rate, would this be correct?

Sorry if I'm stating the obvious! I have used newgroup before!
#10
Awesome... I'm no pro but I can tell you that I have found NGs to be far more reliable than torrents in all departments. Speed and the fact that when you grab a video for example named pony trekkeing for beginners, it doesn't turn out to be hardcore porn.

So some might say it has downsides as well!!! :p :whistling:
#11
I've already got supernews (have had it for a few months now) as my newsgroup and it does a good job. When i first got it, I was getting maximum connection speeds. However, recently on peak i've been getting about 400kBps which is 1.2 meg less than normal, but I am quite sure its my isp (o2) and not supernews (as it is an American company and would have different peak times).
#12
Is it worth paying for then?

Also are you tied into a contract for 12 months?
#13
Awesam;7221491
Is it worth paying for then?

Also are you tied into a contract for 12 months?

No contracts on Astraweb... A monthly payment or blocks of 50 or 180gigs.

I'd imagine Supernews do similar! ;-)
#14
Awesam
Is it worth paying for then?

Also are you tied into a contract for 12 months?


No contract, you can suspend or cancel the account
#15
Everything apart from the retention looks good, are there any other cheap unlimited providers, with atleast 400 days?

i have my astraweb renewal coming up, so any of you guys know of any other offers, please let me know.

thanks

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