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Carry on using Hitnews! Say no to the overpriced Xen News service!

Zak_K Avatar
8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
OK I started a thread in the Deal Request forums regarding usenet providers, I was looking for alternatives to Hitnews seeing as they no longer allow international users on their unlimited plan. No doubt the Astraweb deal was great, but for someone like myself sharing an unlimited plan it didnt do me any good as Astraweb would simply ban me.

What I found was you can actually log into Hitnews using a proxy [http://www.proxbrowse.com/] You can then select to extend your membership period and click continue.

Now then.. this is going to be where everyone gets paranoid when it is time to log into PayPal and pay. I don't blame you, I am too. What I've decided to do though is open a useless Paypal account send myself enough money to cover my purchase and using that to pay for Hitnews. After this I'll be closing that Paypal account.

Well... this may get mixed reactions from the kind folks of HUKD, but I'm very open to constructive criticism.

Zak.
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
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#1
I dont use news groups buts sounds like a good solution to your problem.
Voted hot on principle.:thumbsup:
#2
you sure its not your isp
mine lets me goto hit news and there is still the English option
#3
hey Zak this is cool, but why make another paypal addy if you just try to renew you subscription and do it with paypal it just goes to paypal page.

Do you think they will return the payment?
#4
djnaff;3073474
you sure its not your isp
mine lets me goto hit news and there is still the English option



then when you click login it takes you to xenews.
#5
hardly worth the hassle is it really for a couple of quid, the fact is it costs hitnews more to send stuff to england and worldwide as the servers are for there country...why should they foot the bill for us? quite rightly they put it up nothing in life is free......proxies and paypal accounts to save what....a couple of quid for pirate material anyway...............
#6
I can log into hitnews via my isp without any issues and extended my membership last week for another 6 months via paypal :). Just checked and i can still login without being re-directed to xenews
#7
I can login and sign up using the old link I have bookmarked http://member.hitnews.eu/signup.php?lang=en let me know if this works for others too.
#8
harlzter;3073973
I can login and sign up using the old link I have bookmarked http://member.hitnews.eu/signup.php?lang=en let me know if this works for others too.


Doesn't work for me on Tiscali :x
#9
barneydog;3074031
Doesn't work for me on Tiscali :x

Thanks for letting me know, it works for me using O2 and Talk Talk though so thought it may work for others.
#10
Katya, do not log into your Paypal account like that. You should log into purely into a disposeable account, the proxy is not safe at all. Thats why I advise you to create a useless Paypal account and pay using that, and then closing it.

As far as the hassle goes.. Hitnews charge 7.50 euroes (cheaper if you sign up for 3 or 6 months), XenNews charge 12 euroes, add an extra 2.50 euroes for SSL. You don't reckon paying half the price you would pay without the hassle is 'worth it'?

With the ISPs banning torrents and P2P Usenet with SSL is all thats left.. surely one would expect the best deals right here!
#11
Riiight. I just logged into hitnews.eu and its the same as its always been. Whats all this fuss about?
#12
Zak_K;3074544
Katya, do not log into your Paypal account like that. You should log into purely into a disposeable account, the proxy is not safe at all. Thats why I advise you to create a useless Paypal account and pay using that, and then closing it.

As far as the hassle goes.. Hitnews charge 7.50 euroes (cheaper if you sign up for 3 or 6 months), XenNews charge 12 euroes, add an extra 2.50 euroes for SSL. You don't reckon paying half the price you would pay without the hassle is 'worth it'?

With the ISPs banning torrents and P2P Usenet with SSL is all thats left.. surely one would expect the best deals right here!


Hi Zak, I went to the paypal log in screen but didnt log in , decided not to risk it as it said it wasnt secure, i have purchased the astraweb package now and its quite good.

I am quite happy with the deal with astraweb and its also a SSL server. Glad i moved on from P2P as its slow and miserable.

what have you decided to go with ?
#13
Guys if you look at the Astraweb terms you'll see that they run a 1mb download cap on all the unlimited accounts - that's just way too slow for anything :(

The Hitnews link took me straight to the Xennews site - doh!
#14
Ive been using the 3 day unlimited trial with yabnews which is pretty good
#15
Can anyone tell me if this method actually works? I'm current on BeThere, if i use a proxy to renew will i be able to download using Altbinz and connect to Hitnews server?
#16
Ch1ntan;3803244
Can anyone tell me if this method actually works? I'm current on BeThere, if i use a proxy to renew will i be able to download using Altbinz and connect to Hitnews server?

Doesnt work for me using 02 and I believe Be are the same service too:thumbsup:

However I have since signed up to Astrawebs $11 dollar service and its the dogs danglies Ived downloaded files at 200 days old with no probs so the retention is good, more simaltaneous connections to (20) all in all great service and good price so thumbs up from me.
#17
I'm with Virgin and it went through using the normal method... Good tip for those struggling though!
#18
Is the site down, or is my ISP blocking it??

[url]www.hitnews.eu[/url]
#19
Chiptivo;4349680
Is the site down, or is my ISP blocking it??

www.hitnews.eu



works for me. Try a different browser?
#20
Slightly off-topic I know, but does anyone know of a Usenet provider that accepts Solo cards?

As in without going through a merchant (i.e. clickandbuy).
#21
ThunderBolt;3822147
I'm with Virgin and it went through using the normal method... Good tip for those struggling though!

Bah humbug... They've got me now as well.

The xennews prices seem extortionate compared to good old HN!!!

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