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Top 10 Providers

  1. Newshosting
  2. UseNetServer
  3. NewsDemon
  4. Astraweb
  5. Easynews
  6. ThunderNews
  7. NewsgroupDirect
  8. Ngroups.NET
  9. Supernews
  10. Giganews

Provider Specials

  1. Newhosting
    $9.99 a mo
    $99 a year
  2. UseNetServer
    $10 a month
    $95 a year
  3. NewsDemon
    $9.99 a month
  4. Easynews
    $9.95 a month
  5. Astraweb
    $11 a month
    $96 a year

Free Usenet Trials

  1. Easynews
    10 GB Free Trial
  2. Newhosting
    30 GB Free Trial
  3. UseNetServer
    10 GB Free Trial
  4. NewsDemon
    15 GB Free Trial
  5. Ngroups
    5 GB Free Trial

Usenet Free Trials

May 24, 2010

Free Usenet Trials is actually a misleading title. While there are many Usenet providers that offer trial periods, almost all of them require a credit card. There are also a number of different types of trials available. The most common seems to be where you sign up for a particular plan the provider offers and they do not charge you until the trial period is over, unless you cancel before that time (and usually that you do not exceed a certain download amount). Another type of trial period is more a money-back guarantee for a certain period of time. If you are not satisfied within that time period, you can cancel your account and request a refund. There are a few that offer a trial period for a small fee. Even fewer are those that offer an honest-to-goodness free trial that requires no credit card. We have compiled a list below of the different trials offered by Usenet providers.

Free Trial — No Credit Card Required

Provider Trial Terms
UseNeXT 14-Day/300 GB
UsenetBinaries 2-5 MB/Day
Teranews Free read-only access to same servers with capped speed
Red Orb News 1-Month/1 GB Demo account for 24 hours (with certain restrictions)
Cheapnews 7-Day/10 GB

Free Trial — Credit Card Required

Note: These deals all require you to sign up with a credit card and it is your responsibility to proactively cancel before the trial period expires or you go over the download limit. Otherwise, they will charge your card for whichever plan you initially signed up under.

Provider Trial Terms
AllTheNewsgroups 3-Day
Binary Boy Usenet 3-Day/30 GB
Easynews 14-Day/10 GB on their "Classic" account
Giganews 14-Day/10 GB on all new accounts
NewsDemon 7-Day/15 GB
Newshosting 14-Day/10 GB on their NHXL Powerpack plan 7-Day/3 GB with any account
NNTPjunkie 2-Day/1 GB
OnlyNews 3-Day
PayLessUsenet 5-Day/10 GB with every account
Power Usenet 5-Day/10 GB 5-Day/10 GB 2-Week/150 GB
Usenet Ranger 3-Day
Xennews 2-Day

Usenet Providers Offering Money-Back Guarantees

Note: These providers charge your credit card immediately. You need to cancel within the required time and ask for a refund.

Provider Trial Terms
Airnews 7-day money-back guarantee
Altopia 2-week money-back guarantee
Agent Premium News 3-day money-back guarantee for unlimited accounts. 12 GB/30-day money-back guarantee for metered accounts
Newsburg 24-hour/1 GB money-back guarantee
Newsville 2-week money-back guarantee

Usenet Providers That Charge a Small Fee for Trial Period

Provider Trial Terms
AnarQy $2.95 for 7-Day trial
Atlantis News $3.95 for 14-Day trial
Cheap USE.NET $0.01 for 3-Day trial and you need to cancel before automatic renewal
Eurofeeds €1.50 for 3-Day/1 GB trial
FlashNewsgroups Cancel within the first 30 days and receive a full refund less $1 for unlimited Cancel before the first 5 GB/30 days (whichever comes first)
Ultrafeed $3 for a 3-Day unlimited trial
Usenet Server $3 for 3-Day account

For more information on free trials, and to compare the various Usenet providers, go to our provider comparison page.