Heads up everyone! If you want to have access to all the newsgroups (eg a.b.teevee), you need to use a CC and NOT Paypal.
Because of the restrictions paypal has put on them they will not allow you to connect to those. I just found out via a live customer service rep. I had to change payment providers and now I am waiting for the account to update (upto 3 hours). I will post an update later.
Just to chime in to say, have had Newsdemon for last 2 yrs for this price and have downloaded TBs per month, never had an throttle, with 50 megabit ISP limit can download at 6.1 megabytes per second of data and movies all the time.
i subbed to Newsdemon when they had this deal for Black Friday and I have nothing but good things to say about Newsdemon. Connections are fast and the retention is good. I haven't encountered a dead NZB yet =)
Just a tip to buyers, you might want to use Discover before Visa and Mastercard, since the latter are known for blocking access to such services. Not saying Discover never will, but I would say they are a safer bet if you want reliable recurring payments.
NewsDemon vs AstraWeb
FWIW... I did a 5GB x264 test release versing NewsDemon and AstraWeb together with 10 connections on both their US and EU servers. Letting them rip at the same time, here are my results of which zone scored most of the file until the finish line.
Downloaded from Midwest
NewsDemon US 40%
AstraWeb US 25%
NewsDemon EU 19%
AstraWeb EU 16%
NewsDemon's US servers were much quicker for me from my location. No idea why this is, but I'm going to keep both services for now and see who tends to score the most data at the end of the month.
For $5, I recommend everyone try this.
Add your existing provider and NewsDemon to SABnzb with EQUAL number of connections. (I did 10 vs 10). Make sure they are all enabled. Once you queue a file, each provider is going to fight for as many blocks as possible. SAB makes it really easy to see weekly/monthly statistics of how much each connection has downloaded. After a month of testing, you'll be able to tell if one provider is outperforming the other.
Please rep if this was helpful to you.
I'm seeing...Free Accounts For Friends and Family
Can I select this later if I bypass it now?
That's just a link to give them a 30 day free trial. I would guess you can provide it to them any time.
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Reason: Automerged Doublepost
I use to use ThunderNews & NewsDeamon & Astra in the past... Left because of completion problems with all 3... But now just about every service has those problems.. Thinking of giving ND another try but I want Full ACCESS (Not PayPal) & at the same time not using my CC... Is there a way to pay for this month after month without increasing cost but not paying directly with CC... They mention WorldPay also gives u unlimited access but I am not to familiar with WorldPay.... Can u pay thru WorldPay using u'r PayPal account ???
No brainwashing or free account. I was paying $8/month with them before. I download right now perhaps 3-4 TBs at least per month. I have a Synology DS1812+ with a 5-bay expansion and currently 25TBs of downloaded movies, TV shows, games, etc. I've been with Newsdemon for about 3+ months and I've had no problems at all with any throttling or cancelations. They do have temporary pauses at maybe every 2TBs of data but it literally takes a 2 minute chat with live representative to get your account off the quota limit.
As I said, my horrible experience was with TheCubeNet. They gave me no warning and banned my account with no way to get it back. I talked with the reps and they said once an account was flagged, they wouldn't do anything. I had the BF deal too and they wouldn't let me get it back. So if that isn't good enough for you for $5 a month, I don't know what is. I'm not paying $12-15 a month for Astra when I can get almost everything I need off a Highwinds as my primary and use Filesharing sites and torrents to supplement the rest.
I've been with newsdemon for about 2 years now. In the last 6 months I have been getting a lot of incomplete downloads. Most of the incomplete downloads seem related to certain shows which get DMCA takedown requests
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