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.
|Teranews||Free read-only access to same servers with capped speed|
|Red Orb News||1-Month/1 GB|
|NewsReader.com||Demo account for 24 hours (with certain restrictions)|
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.
|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|
|Newshosting||14-Day/10 GB on their NHXL Powerpack plan|
|NewsServers.net||7-Day/3 GB with any account|
|PayLessUsenet||5-Day/10 GB with every account|
|Power Usenet||5-Day/10 GB|
Note: These providers charge your credit card immediately. You need to cancel within the required time and ask for a refund.
|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|
|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.