Stop complaining, use your favourite newsreader, spend FIVE BUCKS and get
more newsgroup reading and posting that you'll need in an eon. Now this is
gonna sound like a commercial, and it is. With all the major internet
suppliers abandoning Usenet, it's time to have a good solid pipe to it, at a
reasonable and logical fee.
I have been using http://www.usenet-news.net for over a year now (no, I HAVE
NO AFFILIATION WITH THEM) during which time they have given me superb
service and great pricing, but the important thing is that:
YOUR BLOCK OF DOWNLOADS NEVER EXPIRES. You can use it up, certainly, but
for five dollars, you get 10 gig, which is a ONE HECK OF A LOT of text
posting and reading. Of course, you will also now have solid access to the
binaries with *excellent retention*. They even give you and extra 10% free
to account for the headers.
You no longer need to feel frozen out of Usenet because of excessive,
repeating MONTHLY fees. Usenet-News has NO monthly fees. Buy your block
and use it at your leisure. Yes, that is the difference: just use the block
you bought, and it expires, no warning, it just doesn't give you the feed.
So then you just put "some more nickels in the box" and away you go again.
Here's their pricing:
Lifetime Block download accounts
(Payable in USD, EUR or GBP)
2 GB $ 2.00 1.00 USD/GB
5 GB $ 3.00 0.60 USD/GB
10 GB $ 5.00 0.50 USD/GB
20 GB $ 10.00 8.00 0.40 USD/GB -New lower price!
30 GB $ 13.50 10.00 0.33 USD/GB -New lower price!
50 GB $ 20.00 15.00 0.30 USD/GB -New lower price!
100 GB $ 32.00 24.00 0.24 USD/GB -New lower price!
200 GB $ 62.00 46.00 0.23 USD/GB -New lower price!
300 GB $ 90.00 66.00 0.22 USD/GB -New lower price!