Usenet.nl test report
Usenet.nl is a new star player on the provider market. Despite its Dutch domain name, Usenet.nl is aimed at an international audience and its newsreader is available in 3 languages. A particular feature of this provider is its long retention time for files of up to 600 days.
+ downloads at up to 100 MBit/s
+ security through 256-bit SSL encryption
+ free 24h telephone and Internet support*
+ available in 3 languages (DE, EN and FR)
+ binary retention of 600 days
* Germany, France & USA
Usenet.nl scored points in our provider comparison by offering long retention time of 600 days for file attachments and a free support hotline. Unfortunately, this respectable performance was only enough to secure second place.
Registration is simple and convenient and takes place via the homepage of the provider. Once you have registered and entered your personal data, you will be able to take advantage of a 14-day trial period completely free of charge and without obligation. This will enable you to familiarise yourself with the software and the Usenet and decide if Usenet.nl is the right provider for you. You may cancel the agreement at any time during the trial period. Usenet.nl offers a similar service to its competitor UseNeXT by enabling customers to choose between one of two packages: the PowerMode with high-speed downloads of 25 GB or a download flat rate, the EcoMode.
Try out Usenet.nl free of charge
Like its competitors, Usenet.nl offers a 14-day free trial period. All you need to do to take advantage of this test period is to register on the Usenet.nl homepage. The trial offer includes 5 gigabytes at maximum download speed. When the 5 gigabytes are exhausted, the flat rate will apply. This enables you to continue downloading at a reduced speed. This means that you can download a total of approximately 300 GB of data during the 14-day period.
Usenet.nl has a friendly service team which is available 24/7 via a free telephone hotline to clarify problems and questions and, of course, provide assistance to those who are new to the Usenet. No e-mail support, however, is provided. This is made up for by a detailed FAQ section including the most important issues relating to software, contractual data and other topics.
Packages and costs
Users can chose between 3 products, the only difference being in the length of the term of the agreement. All packages include a monthly data volume of 25 GB in PowerMode. This offers unlimited download speed. There is also a flat rate service in the form of the EcoMode. This provides a reduced download speed (2,000MBit).
Terms available are one month (€11.99/month), three months (€9.66/month) or one year (€8.33/month). The longer you commit yourself, the lower the monthly costs will be.
Do not be confused by the .nl in the domain name. The operator of Usenet.nl S.r.l is based in the sunny climes of San Marino. The precise address of the operator is:
Via palma il Giovane n. 21
Tribunale Commissariale Civile e Penale Repubblica di San Marino; N° 5703 C.O.E. SM 22403
Managing Director: Eleonora Michelotti
Despite the proximity of the company’s head office to Italy, the newsreader is only available in the three languages of English, French and German. The homepage of the operator is also available in Dutch. This is part of the operator’s aim to target important world markets.
The long retention period for binaries and the free trial package make Usenet.nl well worth a look.