Tweaknews Review: An Inexpensive European Usenet Provider

by Grey One •

Usenet Service Summary

  • Link: Tweaknews
  • Headquarters: Netherlands
  • Server locations: Netherlands only
  • Backbone: Highwinds
  • Retention: 2500 days
  • Connections: 40
  • SSL connections: Yes
  • Download limit: unlimited
  • Max. Speed: uncapped (except for block accounts)
  • Price: € 7.95 or $9.45 USD (per month for a yearly subscription)
  • Payment types: Credit Cards, Paypal, iDeal, Giropay, Direct Debit, SOFORT Banking
  • Trial: 10 days (with 10GB limit)
  • Block accounts: Yes
  • Account sharing: No

Notes On This Provider

Tweaknews is a Dutch Usenet provider and one of the  fastest providers in Europe. They have one of the best completion rates in the industrty. This provider charges € 7.95 (euros) per month for 40 SSL Usenet connections, with a 2500 day retention. A VPN and search engine are also included.

Tweaknews offers a 10-day free trial. Using the trial account you can download at 20 Mbps (2.5 MB/s) using 8 connections — up to a limit of 10 Gigabytes.

Tweaknews also offers block accounts, and these are quite popular. For example, their “100GB Block Package” costs only €13 (euros). However, please note that the download speeds for block account is capped at 100 Mpb/s.

The Tweaknews feed comes from Highwinds — a US-based tier one provider that has been in business since 2002.

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