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Service Overview

Fast Usenet offers excellent retention, a unrestricted 14 day 15GB free trial and a mobile/web friendly newsreader. Members also get a free version of GrabIt newsreader. The Fast Usenet Edition of GrabIt has been pre-configured & optimized for their service. It includes built in global search which normally costs $3 a month. The Fast Usenet Edition of GrabIt is included with all membership levels.

Retention

Fast Usenet continues to upgrade their infrastructure and retention time has grown to over 4,390+ days for binaries. Their retention has grown over the last year and doesn't show any sign of stopping.

Pricing

Fast Usenet has several different pricing options which all include a 14 day 15GB free trial for new members. They include:

  • Unlimited Special Offer: For a limited time get Unlimited Usenet access for only $9.95 $6.95.
  • Free Trial: Fast Usenet offers all new customers a 14 day free trial which allows 15GB of access.
  • 35 GB: $5.95 per month for 35 GB total downloads each month.
  • 15 GB: $3.95 for a total of 15 GB total downloads per month.
  • 6 GB: $2.95 for 6 GB of downloads per month.

Fast Usenet plans

Free Trial

Fast Usenet has a generous 14 day free trial. The free trial isn't restricted. With the free trial you can test out GrabIt, the web and mobile gateways, and the completion and retention.

Speed

Your download speed is unlimited with this provider. With 50 connections, even those with very fast Internet speeds should be able to top out their download rates. We tested their service with our 150Mbps connection and were able to achieve the maximum download rate with only 20 active connections. With 50 connections the potential is there to achieve even faster speed.

Below is a test showing their service with a 650MB connection.

Security

50 secure connections are included on all accounts by default. Fast Usenet has signed SSL certificates so you won't see any errors when connecting with newsreaders that verify the SSL signature before connecting.

Other Features

The GrabIt newsreader with Global Usenet Search is a great addition to this service. You'll have access to a search feature, which is a nice feature when you are trying to comb through the vast amount of content on Usenet. Normally the search features costs $3/month but with your membership you'll get this feature for free.

International Usenet

Fast Usenet provides service to users all over the World. Their website has been translated to English, German, French, Spanish and Dutch so customers that speak those languages will have any easier time browsing their site and signing up. Fast Usenet also offers a dedicated European server which is located in Amsterdam. The Amsterdam server provides European customers with fast, low latency Usenet access.

Conclusion

Fast Usenet offers great retention rates, good pricing and enough options to let even casual users find something that will suit them well. The addition of the web/mobile gateways, and the included newsreader make Fast Usenet one of the better choices for service.

Recommendation

Retention rates are some of the highest and their pricing is very good. Not only do you get outstanding retention, competitive pricing but you also get access to their web and mobile interface and a pre-configured version of GrabIt newsreader with global search included. Great features, speeds and service… we highly recommend this provider.

Limited Time Special Offer

Fast Usenet has recently revamped their website and is offering a limited time special. Get unlimited access for only $6.95/month, which is 30% off the normal price or $9.95. Click on the discount button below to take advantage of this offer.