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#1 PsychoZX

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Posted 07 September 2002 - 02:21 AM

What is the best usenet service (based on amount of content, file transfer limits, cost, and speed)?

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Posted 07 September 2002 - 07:59 AM

QUOTE (PsychoZX @ Sep 7 2002, 01:21 AM)
What is the best usenet service (based on amount of content, file transfer limits, cost, and speed)?

I dig Easynews, but make sure you have a big pipe. I had the 6 Gig/month for about 6 months, and never came close to using a third of it, on dialup.

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Posted 07 September 2002 - 10:05 AM

I've got a cable modem and it costs me about 30 dollars a month to use easynews.com because I download so damn much...

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Posted 07 September 2002 - 02:45 PM

QUOTE (Gassy @ Sep 7 2002, 06:59 AM)
I dig Easynews, but make sure you have a big pipe.

2mbit down/ 368 kbit up cable modem

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Posted 07 September 2002 - 02:57 PM

I use easynews.com ***AND*** news2me.com

easynews.com has GREAT retention, but there's that darn $10/6GB thing...

news2me.com is $10/month, 1.67GB PER DAY, $0.50/GB over the daily limit.... but the retention is not as good as EasyNews.

Between the two, I can download a LOT. Where EasyNews cost me $40-50 a month, Now I only spend about $22-24 for more data.

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Posted 07 September 2002 - 04:33 PM

Hrmmm... I might have to look into that... biggrin.gif

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Posted 07 September 2002 - 04:40 PM

news2me account usage for this month:

Doesn't count, I was away >>09/01/2002: 0 KB
Got back late this day>>09/02/2002: 486.0 MB
09/03/2002: 2147.5 MB
09/04/2002: 458.4 MB
09/05/2002: 1633.2 MB
09/06/2002: 1223.8 MB


So for the first 4 days, I already would have gobbled up $10 worth on EasyNews.com

Keep in mind, I had to fill from EasyNews, and I've used about 1.7GB since the 3rd from that service.

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Posted 07 September 2002 - 05:41 PM

I use Airnews.net. They've got pretty good retention, and best of all, no Download Limits. The bad thing, they've got a speed cap. I pay $15 a month and I get capped at 30k. No biggie, stuff still comes down pretty fast. They have bigger packages that allow you more connections to their server and more bandwidth. I've been with about 4 other companies and I've always come back to airnews...

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Posted 07 September 2002 - 06:06 PM

QUOTE (Demon @ Sep 7 2002, 12:41 PM)
I use Airnews.net. They've got pretty good retention, and best of all, no Download Limits. The bad thing, they've got a speed cap. I pay $15 a month and I get capped at 30k. No biggie, stuff still comes down pretty fast. They have bigger packages that allow you more connections to their server and more bandwidth. I've been with about 4 other companies and I've always come back to airnews...

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Is that bits/sec or bytse/sec??

Even if it's 30kbytes/sec, it's a bit restrictive. I download at 180+kbytes/sec.

Plus both EasyNews and news2me have web interfaces.



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Posted 07 September 2002 - 06:08 PM

QUOTE (BenJeremy @ Sep 7 2002, 05:06 PM)
Is that bits/sec or bytse/sec??

Even if it's 30kbytes/sec, it's a bit restrictive. I download at 180+kbytes/sec.

Plus both EasyNews and news2me have web interfaces.

it's in bits. dry.gif

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Posted 09 September 2002 - 03:12 PM

30kbits? Hell no, it's 30kbytes. Jump over to www.airnews.net to see their plans.

I have had other news servers that allow me to download in excess of 200Kbytes/sec. However, you run into download limits. Most give you 1gb per day, or so.

Airnews doesn't have a cap. You get speed throttled instead of download limited. Since I like the server, I don't mind.

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Posted 09 September 2002 - 07:26 PM

How fast is news2me?

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Posted 10 September 2002 - 08:05 AM

Just curious, what software you are using? freeagent? newsbin?

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Posted 10 September 2002 - 09:35 AM

News2me.com has a nice web interface... BUT it doesn't have any kind of download manager... you have to go one file at a time, which is unlike easynews which has the GREAT zip manager.

News2me really does have pretty sucky retention to... not to mention it takes a little while longer for files to hit there. No sir, can't say I like it... I'm all about fast and now... easynews.

new2me seems more for pr0n than anything...

BenJeremy, if you've found a better way to download from news2me, let me know...

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Posted 10 September 2002 - 04:11 PM

QUOTE (snakejoe @ Sep 10 2002, 03:05 AM)
Just curious, what software you are using? freeagent? newsbin?

Newsbin.

Great program!

Agent is good, but I don't like the database that you have to manage.

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