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Astraweb Usenet - Unlimited DSL Package - £5.13 @ Astra Web
179°Expired
Found 28th Jul 2015Found 28th Jul 2015
Summary
  1. Found 28th Jul 2015
Seems like an amazing deal from Astraweb, just signed up myself so can confirm its genuine!. The only restriction is you have to use PayPal to purchase this, but thats it. Unlimit… Read more

anthony69

Interesting. So I signed up for the 7 day trial.Using Newsleecher, I … Interesting. So I signed up for the 7 day trial.Using Newsleecher, I decided to try and re-grab an 11GB file set that had errors all over the place and "Article Not Found" errors when I used Astraweb earlier. It was failing RAR checks as well.Well, using Usenetbucker this time, I have a total of 0 errors, or missing articles found!. Everything downloaded flawlessly (and faster actually) maxing my 152MB line. And RAR reported no file errors whatsover.So, it looks like I may be switching to this UsenetBucket afterall, and cancelling Astraweb. Thanks for this info.Oh by the way , if you look in Control Panel of your UseNetBucket account, you will find a 20% off promotion to all new signups!.



Thanks for posting this useful info!

I tested out the trial and must say it was absolutely flawless! no errors, missing or broken files! The 20% promo discount is also there to use. It's weird though, it says only 5GB traffic on the free trial but I managed to go upto 26gb lol after that it wouldn't let me continue downloading.
I still have my astraweb account running, well its paid for till next month anyway so ill use that up and go for a package with usenetbucket. In the meantime I did cancel my subscription on paypal with astraweb just to make sure they don't take any more money out.
Been with them for over 8 years and everytime they still ask for an order number jeez as if I know that by heart, just look up my email add ya numpties! Glad I am finally leaving them.

Thanks again

thanks to poster - my feed now down from $11 to the $8 - every little helps

Generally OK for me - have had problems with incompletes but seems to have improved just recently

Happy to help fellas, can't post it as a deal as its not a UK deal. Belting for the price and speed.

Original Poster

ourdave

Anthony...where do you get links from?I'm used to finding nzb files (nzb … Anthony...where do you get links from?I'm used to finding nzb files (nzb index.nl)...using newsleecher (astraweb server) to download...and get the same repeated partial downloads. What's the process with usenetbucket?



I use the SuperSearch facilitiy within Newsleecher for this.

Anthony...where do you get links from?
I'm used to finding nzb files (nzb index.nl)...using newsleecher (astraweb server) to download...and get the same repeated partial downloads.
What's the process with usenetbucket?

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Astraweb News Server - Unlimited for $15 every 2 months (equal to approx £4.81 per month)
30°Expired
Found 23rd Aug 2013Found 23rd Aug 2013
Summary
  1. Found 23rd Aug 2013
Unlimited DSL Plan 2 Months Special Offer - No Setup Fees Unlimited DSL - US$15 every 2 months Works out to be $7.50/month! No Speed Limits No Download Limits Exactly the same as … Read more

2sly

First rule of usenet...


pretend it's some secret piracy paradise

I think payment by paypal does not include "certain" newsgroups?

Original Poster

I've just received my pro rata refund and account upgraded.

Afterdawn is a great site. I've not used it for a while mainly due to this bloomin' site but if I'm ever stuck it's a top pick.

Back to the deal in hand... I usually go for blocks as I'm only a light user so won't be taking advantage of this but for those who do download everything that moves it's a corker. Glad to see Paypal back as well after it'd been pulled for a while!

I believe there is a wealth of Usenet related info, provider comparisons, tutorials and full explanations of topics like nzb, par files and newsreaders at a site called "Afterdawn"
Astraweb $96 a year - Unlimited downloads
29°Expired
Found 29th Mar 2012Found 29th Mar 2012
Summary
  1. Found 29th Mar 2012
It's meant to be a special offer but I got it years ago and any time I go to look for it for friends it's still available. It's the same as the Unlimited DSL Package which cost $11… Read more

Original Poster

You really should, it's a great deal that got me started with UseNet (like you I just couldn't live without my linux ISOs).

Im on the Unlimited DSL Package, Im tempted to switch to this one instead. If anyone asks why I use binary newsgroups. Its to download Linux ISOs
Astraweb 1TB Block £31.47
84°Expired
Found 28th Mar 2012Found 28th Mar 2012
Summary
  1. Found 28th Mar 2012
Seems a good deal, now with Paypal

mikerr

Lol at people acting as though usenet is a secret - it isn't.Annoys me … Lol at people acting as though usenet is a secret - it isn't.Annoys me how usenet - the original distributed discussion forum has been hijacked for piracy now though.


Its what alt.bin was created for, and porn.

ash.connor

Hides it from the people you need to hide it from.




If that's what you think carry on, you have been warned lol

sumpter

Have used astraweb for about a year, constant max download speed and any … Have used astraweb for about a year, constant max download speed and any file you want can't complain!




Yep same here. Plus free SSL so the UK IP's dont limit the spped on your traffic

ciamcool

that only blocks blacklisted ip's from connecting to you, it dont hide … that only blocks blacklisted ip's from connecting to you, it dont hide your ip addy!!



Hides it from the people you need to hide it from.

mikerr

Lol at people acting as though usenet is a secret - it isn't.Annoys me … Lol at people acting as though usenet is a secret - it isn't.Annoys me how usenet - the original distributed discussion forum has been hijacked for piracy now though.


Lol at all the people riding high horse's, of all the immoral acts we partake in daily , replicating copyrighted digital data is about as harmless as it gets.




Edited by: "arnold.rimmer" 29th Mar 2012
Astraweb 1TB Block $50 (£31 approx)
103°Expired
Found 17th Feb 2012Found 17th Feb 2012
Summary
  1. Found 17th Feb 2012
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 b… Read more

I've still got 600gb left, much better value than a monthly plan or the smaller packages.

Especially as I mainly use it for tv shows and they've pretty much finished until September

Original Poster

nic0

This deal is back on.1TB is awesome - I've been using Astraweb for 4 … This deal is back on.1TB is awesome - I've been using Astraweb for 4 years and haven't used a terabyte in all that time, so whilst I'm not in an urgency to top my account up, thought I'd grab it in case it is only a limited time promotional offer.Find Astraweb fine for old stuff (like year plus), though on couple of rare occasions I have found stuff no longer on their servers


Don't know why this is expired, it's a continuous deal, apart from a few pence here and there with the exchange rate

This deal is back on.

1TB is awesome - I've been using Astraweb for 4 years and haven't used a terabyte in all that time, so whilst I'm not in an urgency to top my account up, thought I'd grab it in case it is only a limited time promotional offer.

Find Astraweb fine for old stuff (like year plus), though on couple of rare occasions I have found stuff no longer on their servers

Thanks op. Still working through the 1tb from NewsGroupDirect I bought last June - They're not so good on the older stuff though.

I've been buying the 180gb blocks for ages, but this is much better value

twe

Charged £28.37, thanks


My pleasure.

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Astraweb Usenet - Unlimited DSL Package - $11/£7.03 @ Astraweb
68°Expired
Found 27th Aug 2011Found 27th Aug 2011
Summary
  1. Found 27th Aug 2011
Astraweb $11 deal for the unlimited DSL is back! At current exchange rate it works out to be about £7.03 on paypal I have just signed up and all going well so far! Features SSL … Read more

Should not be expired as offer is still valid

Also guys, unsure of usenet, do some google searches yourself & can also try risk free with a unlimited 3 day trail at Hitnews

Shengis

And?



No point Shengis.. some people just don't get it.

Been with astra a long time, best value around imo

Klansimpson

lol my mobile has unlimited data, 'all you can eat' viva la One Plan … lol my mobile has unlimited data, 'all you can eat' viva la One Plan (Three Network)


And?

lol my mobile has unlimited data, 'all you can eat' viva la One Plan (Three Network)
Astraweb Usenet News Server - Yearly Plan Special - $96.00 - (£60.62)
67°Expired
Found 21st May 2011Found 21st May 2011
Summary
  1. Found 21st May 2011
This has been posted a few times and then expired. If you google.'Astraweb Yearly' the first link is as above for me. It's also available for existing customers who should alread… Read more
Banned

Lyrrad

You won't look back.To those that have not used usenet before, the … You won't look back.To those that have not used usenet before, the biggest + is that you are not left wondering which file share host to use. I was consistantly in a position where what I wanted was not available on whatever file share host I was subscribed to.Also there is none of the 'file not found' issues.The learning curve is nowhere near as difficult as I had imagined.



Too true. Initially I was a bit confused but once you sort out the server info properly in your program, and also get QuickPar sorted it's easy sailing.

So much faster than torrents (imagine a movie down in 15 minutes) and it's secure too (if you pay for it)

supernews here $11.99 although i pay $11

supernews.com/

i dont mind paying $1 extra as i haven't experienced any speed fluctation that i did on astraweb. overall astraweb is good though.

ng are great for HD & games and i generally use the matrix, matrixXXX and nzbrus. i don't rate ng for music so i still stick to what. for that.

Heat from me..

I got the monthly deal (and have had for a while). Like Jacksonliam says, maxing out your 50meg line is a thing of beauty (+1 on NZB Matrix & NZBs r us, too)

Original Poster Banned

JustExtreme

somewhat tempted to give this a try, I use rapidshare currently for all … somewhat tempted to give this a try, I use rapidshare currently for all my downloading needs



You won't look back.

To those that have not used usenet before, the biggest + is that you are not left wondering which file share host to use. I was consistantly in a position where what I wanted was not available on whatever file share host I was subscribed to.

Also there is none of the 'file not found' issues.

The learning curve is nowhere near as difficult as I had imagined.

somewhat tempted to give this a try, I use rapidshare currently for all my downloading needs
Astraweb Usenet - Unlimited DSL Package - £7 @ Astra Web
417°Expired
Found 8th Mar 2011Found 8th Mar 2011
Summary
  1. Found 8th Mar 2011
Switched from giganews - much cheaper and a better service in my opinion. Price is dependant on exchange rate. Paypal accepted. SSL Enabled Unlimited Downloads No Speed Cap. 934 … Read more

I'm getting on really well with Newsdemon and paying £4.44 a month for their unlimited service.

No complaints from me at all. 50 connections and downloads have been all fine so far.

robo989

Good luck, you will need it.Newsdemon are the "Tiscali" of usenet … Good luck, you will need it.Newsdemon are the "Tiscali" of usenet providers.Do a little google, I promise you will regret your decision.




I fully agree, I signed up with newsdemon earlier this month, and cant get it to work full stop. I have emailed their support, and tried their live support to no avail whatsoever, they are total tosh. Astraweb continues to work perfectly.

Have cancelled newsdemon, and doing a chargeback on my credit card, since I have not been able to use their service once.

gavjbrown

I cancelled my astraweb and went with newsdemon. Excellent so far.



Good luck, you will need it.

Newsdemon are the "Tiscali" of usenet providers.

Do a little google, I promise you will regret your decision.

No such problems with usenetserver.com and cheaper too (see offer elsewhere on here)

Bleurgh, just signed up, Astraweb has incomplete posts galore! Wasting my time mucking about with par2 files not to mention the associated extra bandwidth involved in getting them when I hardly needed them before with good old (expensive) Giganews...
AstraWeb only $11, Retention going to 820 days (Unlimited DSL) (Paypal Accepted)
31°Expired
Found 15th Nov 2010Found 15th Nov 2010
Summary
  1. Found 15th Nov 2010
*~*The Price below is dependent on exchange rate*~* Astraweb Announces Retention Upgrade to 820 Days Astraweb is pleased to announce that we have just completed an infrastructure… Read more

40 meg down and 10 meg up fibre to the cabinet. Sorry.

axum

Max out close to 6mb all of the time, what's the 40/10 fttc connection ? … Max out close to 6mb all of the time, what's the 40/10 fttc connection ? I just use 20 connections.Agree with others, it's been this price for absolutely ages, although the $96 special is obviously pretty good!

csiman

Thanks mate. I might as well stick with 563 then but good concise clear … Thanks mate. I might as well stick with 563 then but good concise clear explanation appreciated.



I'm pretty sure they could tell it's Usenet just by the destination address regardless of what encryption and ports you used.

csiman

OH dear! Surely you dont use VMs server to d/l copyrighted material?



Did anyone mention copyrighted material? I thought we were using this service to discuss interesting topics, get linux distros and other creative commons material

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redheap

Fightclub rules apply +1lanc_red & sloman ಠ_ಠ I'm watching dis … Fightclub rules apply +1lanc_red & sloman ಠ_ಠ I'm watching disapprovingly



i said nothing about what it does or who it does it O.o hahaha

why has this expired if this priceis the norm ?
Astraweb Unlimited DSL 12 Month Plan - $96 Year Usenet
15°Expired
Found 3rd Apr 2010Found 3rd Apr 2010
Summary
  1. Found 3rd Apr 2010
Yes the original deal has expired for this... However... Signup using the direct link http://www.news.astraweb.com/specials/voucher.cgi?t=h43vom3sb75ppj5 Then email customer se… Read more

mr.potato_head;8282723

Newzbin is screwed and a really ugly site compared to Nzbmatrix.A lot of … Newzbin is screwed and a really ugly site compared to Nzbmatrix.A lot of users have moved from newzbin over to the matrix and have already commented how much better it is and worth the £7.



dont really see it as being screwed but interesting a few people talking about nzbmatrix may give it a try

clnmckec;8280383

newzbin is better for indexing



Newzbin is screwed and a really ugly site compared to Nzbmatrix.

A lot of users have moved from newzbin over to the matrix and have already commented how much better it is and worth the £7.

Original Poster

DrJogalog;8280294

Not sure why the OP says the retention is only 476 days. Astrawebs … Not sure why the OP says the retention is only 476 days. Astrawebs current retention is 595 days > http://www.news.astraweb.com/tools/stats.htmlIm sure they were aiming for 600 days at one point so either they stopped at 595 or they have 5 more days left.I use astraweb and pay about 7 to 8 pound a month on my current monthly plan. Absolutely brilliant service and had no trouble whatsoever.



Thanx sozzle my bad lazy copy\pasting of deal info from old expired deal.

DrJogalog;8280294

I use astraweb and pay about 7 to 8 pound a month on my current monthly … I use astraweb and pay about 7 to 8 pound a month on my current monthly plan. Absolutely brilliant service and had no trouble whatsoever.



Me too :thumbsup:

clnmckec;8280383

newzbin is better for indexing



Newzbin has just lost a court case against the Motion Picture Association, will be intereting to see what happens to them.
AstraWeb Unlimited DSL Yearly Plan Special Offer - $96 per year or $8pcm
56°Expired
Found 6th Dec 2009Found 6th Dec 2009
Summary
  1. Found 6th Dec 2009
Was exploring the Astraweb deal posted by rufus bezak and came across this yearly deal - presumably cheaper if you intend to subscribe for a year. Available to new and existing c… Read more

It says that this offer is available to existing users neemo.
Whats the best way to pay for this service please.

lookatmywad;7139013

Hi, this is unusual...using a foreign ISP to get online. Not heard of it … Hi, this is unusual...using a foreign ISP to get online. Not heard of it before. Sounds like a good deal too!



This isn't an ISP. Basically you are paying to download/upload files on their servers. Files that allow you can read, watch, listen and install on your computer after you have used NZBs, PARs, RARs and ZIPs to get them back to their original form.

Hi, this is unusual...using a foreign ISP to get online. Not heard of it before. Sounds like a good deal too!

raphman;7129388

Sticking to monthly incase they suddenly go under, has happened in past … Sticking to monthly incase they suddenly go under, has happened in past with other companies



Mate they have been going strong since 1997...

Been with Astraweb for quite a while now and this is a steal as i pay $11 monthly
AstraWeb Usenet $11.00 a Month (£7.00) Unlimited DSL!
584°Expired
Found 5th Dec 2009Found 5th Dec 2009
Summary
  1. Found 5th Dec 2009
Unlimited DSL - US $11 (Currently £7.00) every month. # No Speed Limits # No Download Limits # Exactly the same as Unlimited DSL Plan # You will pay $11 for every month as… Read more

Anyone using astraweb finding the speeds poor? I sometimes get 100% of my 20mb connection but then like now its right down and it is not throttling.

...........

csiman;7407556

You can still download stuff which is under 7 days old using the virgin … You can still download stuff which is under 7 days old using the virgin news server (news.virginmedia.com PORT 119) to save on your astraweb allowance being used up too quickly.



I am a newbie at all this. Does anyone know if Plusnet have anything similar to Virgin ?

I have 3 newzin invites. If anyone would like one PM me with your email address and I can invite you.

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bbasra;7401829

I've just recently started using this and bought the PAYG 180gb for $25 … I've just recently started using this and bought the PAYG 180gb for $25 and was thinking of buying another 180gb.I'm with Virgin Media\Telewest and have a 10mb connection and my max monthly download has been 87gb (dec 2009). Minimum is around 40gb. I don't download too much as i don't want virgin to complain.Are there any restrictions in how much i can download with virgin media? Also, am i better of getting this rather than 180gb\$25?I also use grabbit and my client. Don't know if any others are better.


vm is unlimited. They just cap speeds. grabit is as good as you can get :thumbsup:

better off with the $25 for 180gb package if you download less than 80GB per month (on average). You can still download stuff which is under 7 days old using the virgin news server (news.virginmedia.com PORT 119) to save on your astraweb allowance being used up too quickly.
12 Months Subscription to Astraweb for $96!!! Roughly £4.80  or $8  per month!!
456°Expired
Found 2nd Jul 2009Found 2nd Jul 2009
Summary
  1. Found 2nd Jul 2009
This is an amazing time limited offer from Astraweb where you can get a years subscription to their unlimited speed, unlimited downloads SSL service for $96 which is roughly £58 wh… Read more

gary_rip;5675792

Virgin would before Astraweb would!



Sounds good to me then :thumbsup:

apples33;5675745

Was just worried with the special as it's cheap they will cap the … Was just worried with the special as it's cheap they will cap the download limit and i'll end up downloading at dial-up speed :w00t:


Virgin would before Astraweb would!

peterdoherty;5675723

I always max my connection out whether at home (20mbs) or in work … I always max my connection out whether at home (20mbs) or in work (100mbs)highly recommend



Same, with Giganews i was getting nice fast download speeds, i'm on the virgin 20 meg, so if Astraweb can match or even get close to Giganews speeds i'll be hapy

Was just worried with the special as it's cheap they will cap the download limit and i'll end up downloading at dial-up speed :w00t:

apples33;5675673

Had a reply from Giganews saying they couldn't price match so i told them … Had a reply from Giganews saying they couldn't price match so i told them to cancel my account.Was wondering if anyone signed up for the yearly special with Astraweb? as i want to know what the speeds are like.Thanks



I always max my connection out whether at home (20mbs) or in work (100mbs)

highly recommend

Had a reply from Giganews saying they couldn't price match so i told them to cancel my account.

Was wondering if anyone signed up for the yearly special with Astraweb? as i want to know what the speeds are like.

Thanks
Astraweb 180GB allowance with no subscription for $25 (current exchange = £15.13)
64°Expired
Found 21st Jun 2009Found 21st Jun 2009
Summary
  1. Found 21st Jun 2009
XXX FAR BETTER THAN TORRENTS XXX 50 connections - unlimited speed. (Price above is at Sunday 21st June exchange rate quoted from XE.com) I've been using Astraweb and usenet for … Read more

Sorry, to hijack this thread a bit. I went for the other unlimited offer and I was wondering if any of you good folk have a spare newzbin referral you could send me? Many thanks! (Astraweb is excellent so far by the way!).

i've no idea about this astraweb but am i correct assuming that this is no different than rapidshare? thx for the head up

ms2005;5555884

And for my 5 cents torrents are abused by Ratio Cheats so when they have … And for my 5 cents torrents are abused by Ratio Cheats so when they have a 1.1 or 1.5 etc I highly doubt they are actually seeding rather just seeding info to the server every 15mins



I don't use ratio sites, and have my client set to 2.0 before removing the torrent. I like to play fair, and it seems to work?

idbirch;5550457

You obviously aren't a member of any good ratio-based sites if that's … You obviously aren't a member of any good ratio-based sites if that's what you think ;-) Oh, and you definitely woudln't be able to max out a 50mb connection 24/7 with free torrents!



Of course you can, although I suppose it depends what you download. Not sure I've ever seen enough content I want lately, there are no films or albums out I particularily want. Hell, even just using TPB and sorting by seeds will give you decent speeds for most new TV shows!

It depends what you want, which is why I asked on my first post if this content was much different to what I can already get for free. All TV shows I want, all movies, they all appear very quickly on the free sites. The new series of weeds for example, I get the 720p version in about 20 mins or so the morning after its aired. I could probably get it sooner, I just always queue things up before work so don't tend to look.

I'm not quite sure what you get from this paid for service that I don't, if you told me there was exclusive content unavailable for free then great, but until you can give me an example I can't see a point. Are there films in DVD quality that I can only get screeners of? What is better? If the content is superior, I might pay, but it seems most content appears everywhere within hours. If its just the slightly better speed, I'm not fussed. My DLs happen when I'm AFK, so it wouldn't affect me.

Added some info to the deal post to make it clearer. Hope it helps :thumbsup:
AstraWeb only $11, Retention going to 270 days (Unlimited DSL) (Paypal Accepted)
679°Expired
Found 2nd Feb 2009Found 2nd Feb 2009
Summary
  1. Found 2nd Feb 2009
*~*The Price below is dependent on exchange rate*~* Astraweb Announces Retention Upgrade to 270 Days Astraweb is pleased to announce that we have just completed an infrastructure… Read more

Janeyjugs

Having used Usenext for a few years with it's excellent software, I'm … Having used Usenext for a few years with it's excellent software, I'm loathed to move, though I know other services can be cheaper. Is there a decent 3rd party newsreader that allows searches for ahem, stuff, and joins the posts painlessly? I used to use Secret Agent many moons ago but can't imagine doing without the Usenext software now.


Like yourself I loved the user interface of Usenext. I tried the 15 day trial, but cancelled before the end of due the "scam reports" of Usenext, so I'm wondering if you stayed with Usenext (and if so have you had any problems re billing) or did you move to Astraweb, and if you moved how does it compare?

Many thanks in advance

Shengis;7311055

Yeah but lets be honest it's not changing that much is it? My payment … Yeah but lets be honest it's not changing that much is it? My payment stats...Oct: £7.11Nov: £6.92Dec: £6.77Getting cheaper by the month:giggle: Good service as well, maxes my Virgin 50mb.



You do get a free copy of News Rover and first class support and service. Maybe Astra's just as good though - I don't know. For pretty much guaranteed top speeds, reliability and service i'm happy to pay the bit extra.

RedOnRed;7308520

But it's a set price and not subject to exchange rate changes like … But it's a set price and not subject to exchange rate changes like Astra's. All I can say is it's a few pence more but their support and service is excellent. You can have a free trial with them as well.



Yeah but lets be honest it's not changing that much is it? My payment stats...

Oct: £7.11
Nov: £6.92
Dec: £6.77

Getting cheaper by the month:giggle: Good service as well, maxes my Virgin 50mb.

blizeH;7305912

Just a quickie - do I stay with Astra (more expensive but 500 days … Just a quickie - do I stay with Astra (more expensive but 500 days retention) or go with Hitnews (much cheaper but just 200 days retention)?Is there much content that's really over 200 days old? Or should I just go Hitnews and get the latest stuff.


You cant use hitnews... they redirect you to xennews.

csiman;7308525

but it quotes in $



I know, but what you need to do is choose to pay by World Pay in sterling and use the 20% off code and that's what you pay. For me it's £8.40 a month. I suppose it depends what the current exchange rate is at the time, but it won't go up and down every month like Astraweb's.

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