A look at the good and the not-so-good about BlockNews Usenet.
BlockNews is a good, reliable provider for block accounts, but their lack of monthly or unlimited plans make them best used for a backup or secondary newsgroup access.
BlockNews Review: Positives
- Block plans available, from just 5GB for $2.75 to 3072GB for $239.99 – that’s less than ¢8 per Gig!
- All block plans are non-expiring, making them a good backup
- Servers in both the US and Europe
- Solid speeds, with no hard speed caps that we noticed
- Good, responsive customer support
- No logging or monitoring of download or posting history
- Very good binary retention at 3,020+ days and growing
- A whopping 50 connections for all plans
- 256-bit SSL encryption to keep your connections secure
- 99%+ completion rates
- Anonymous payments available through Bitcoin
- No monthly plans available, only block accounts
- No free trial offered (but 5GB for $2.75 means trying them is cheap)
- No free included goodies, like newsreader or VPN
BlockNews: Other Good to Know Info
- Uses a Omicron/Highwinds backbone
- Owned by same group behind Frugal Usenet (which does have monthly plans)
BlockNews Discount, Coupon & Specials
There aren’t any BlockNews Usenet discounts to report at the moment, but we’ll keep you posted! Leave us a comment if you discover any discounts.
But with prices as cheap as ¢8 per Gig no wonder there aren’t any discounts or coupons on offer.
If you’re looking for something else – or just a good provider to use together with BlockNews – here are some great alternatives:
- Frugal Usenet – this is BlockNews’ sister company which provides monthly subscription plans of similar quality [ official site | read our review ]
- Newshosting – Good speeds, retention, and features, all for a very reasonable monthly or yearly price; generous free trial
BlockNews Review Wrap-Up
Hopefully our summary of BlockNews Usenet’s vital statistics helps you make the right decision in your search for the best possible Usenet provider.
If you want to learn more, make sure to check out their website.
Or if you want to see how BlockNews stacks up against other top Usenet services, see our mega-comparison of all newsgroup providers.