Newsgroup Quotas - What to do to get more bytes?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Ray Donzdorf, Jan 30, 2004.

  1. Ray Donzdorf

    Ray Donzdorf Guest

    I recently got earthlink cable on my system. I was not aware that there is a
    download quota on newsgroups.
    Earthlink cuts your cable modem speed to what seems to be 56k or slower when
    one reaches newsgroup download quota. I am also using NewsRover which is
    always searching and downloading files.

    What a ripoff. I was able to download more Newsgroup files with my 56K
    dialup modem connection than with a high speed cable connection. Now comes
    the question. How, who, where can I get unlimited Newsgroup downloads? Do I
    have to subscribe to another provider who is going to rip me off with hidden

    Any suggestion will be appreciated, any negative comments such as I should
    have done that and this and earthlink sucks will be forwarded to the
    vatican, anyone willing to send me my daily fix of newsgroup porno via a CD
    by US mail will be favorably mentioned in my will.
    Ray Donzdorf, Jan 30, 2004
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    Boomer Guest


    Read through these groups:
    Boomer, Jan 30, 2004
  4. Yup I'd second that. Especially after using Virgin Net's abysmal Sinclair
    ZX81 based news-server.
    michael turner, Jan 30, 2004
  5. Ray Donzdorf

    Willy Skass Guest

    On Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:26:32 GMT, "Ray Donzdorf"

    I'm using Athena News and while it isn't
    free, it's not bad. They have 3 plans: 1gigabyte d/l per day for
    $5.95 a month; 2 gigs a day for $9.95 a month; and 5 gigs a day for
    $19.95 a month. They go on a month to month basis. Or, you can pay
    for six or twelve months and get some decent discounts.

    Retention rate is good, and what I really like about them is the group
    count, they currently have 133,264 groups available.

    BTW: I am not affiliated with them in any way other than being a
    satisfied customer.
    Willy Skass, Jan 30, 2004
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    [ Doc Jeff ] Guest

    Very sorry to hear that. Earthlink's newsgroup server(s) flat-out
    suck. There is no question of this.
    I haven't been with them in almost a year but it sounds like the same
    old crap to me. Tell me, are they still hiding behind that "newstest2"
    crap? You know - the server that has been being upgraded for years...
    Take your pick. If you can afford it, Giganews is probably the best,
    but they charge based on usage (say, 6GB/month for $xx) You probably
    won't find NSP that'll give you unlimited access at your top speed.
    I have issues with Earthlink that don't even account for their
    piss-poor newsgroup (lack of)service... I do feel your pain.
    Oddly enough, that is possible if you're willing to pay. I've seen
    adverts for it in (ahem) Usenet groups :)
    [ Doc Jeff ], Jan 30, 2004
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    Nick Guest

    Athenanews is the worst newsgroup service out there. I had them for a
    month as I'm looking for a new service ( is awful nowadays)
    and while 5 gigs per day is good, there is no way to download that
    much as most files end up missing!

    Stay away from this service!
    Nick, Feb 9, 2004
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