Supernews usenet provider, special offer $9.99 a month unlimited with SSL
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Supernews usenet provider, special offer $9.99 a month unlimited with SSL

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Found 14th Dec 2009
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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Original Poster

Oh, and Usenet PWNS Torrentz !!!!!!!! ;-)

Astraweb has been totally fine for me, still this is a good deal, but i prefer the Block deals rather than pay by month

Quite a good deal :-)

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

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!

Original Poster

fizzlewizzle;7218573

Quite a good deal :-)Haven't been having any problems with astraweb … 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.

Astra is fine for me as well. Not had a problem in the 6 months I've used them since jumping ship from Giganews.

stueysafc;7218532

Astraweb has been totally fine for me, still this is a good deal, but i … 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!?!

do you need ant additional software to use? i have been on easynews in past that was ok.

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!

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!!! :whistling:

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).

Is it worth paying for then?

Also are you tied into a contract for 12 months?

Awesam;7221491

Is it worth paying for then?Also are you tied into a contract for 12 … 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! ;-)

Awesam;7221491

Is it worth paying for then?Also are you tied into a contract for 12 … 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

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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