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Pay by the gig?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:31 pm
by NoArmsJames
Are there any providers where I can pay for gigs without it being a monthly recurring? Everywhere I look it's X/gigs or 30 days, whichever comes first. I'm not that heavy a downloader and if I could spend $20-$30 for a nice block of gigs that would probably last me a few months.

I'm on a fixed social security income and even the $15/month I'm paying now is killing me.

Re: Pay by the gig?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:45 pm
by Paladwyn
Well, it would depend on where you are - US, Canada, UK, Egypt?

The more desccriptive of your location the better chance somebody may know, you don't need to spout off cities or towns, but counties, states, provinces would be sufficient...

Re: Pay by the gig?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:51 pm
by NoArmsJames
Arizona, US

Re: Pay by the gig?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:01 pm
by blackmesa8
Um closest i can think with US server farms is.

http://www.usenet-news.net or http://www.news.astraweb.com/

Hope that helps

Blackmesa8

Re: Pay by the gig?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:06 pm
by NoArmsJames
Awesome! Astraweb has just what I need! 110 gigs for $25 with headers not counted.

Thank you!

Re: Pay by the gig?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:52 pm
by Paladwyn
Silly me, I was thinking for internet service...not for usenet, sorry. Location then really wouldn't matter.

Glad you found what you needed.

Re: Pay by the gig?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:18 pm
by inVINCEable
I think it kind of depends on your downloading habits. I think you should at first spend $15 for one of the unlimited hosting providers and then see how much you download and if so move to a lesser plan the next month.

Re: Pay by the gig?

PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:00 am
by chainmail
Here's a German provider of block accounts:

http://www.usenet-sonderposten.de/

10 GB Blockaccount
inklusive SSL und ohne Downloadvolumenverfall
Preis: 2,95€

25 GB Blockaccount
inklusive SSL und ohne Downloadvolumenverfall
Preis: 4,95€

50 GB Blockaccount
inklusive SSL und ohne Downloadvolumenverfall
Preis: 7,95€

100 GB Blockaccount
inklusive SSL und ohne Downloadvolumenverfall
Preis: 13,95€

150 GB Blockaccount
inklusive SSL und ohne Downloadvolumenverfall
Preis: 19,95€

300 GB Blockaccount
inklusive SSL und ohne Downloadvolumenverfall
Preis: 35,95€


Excellent prices, SSL, claimed 120+ day retention (though apparently it's actually much longer than claimed), and 24/7 tech support (presumably in German?)

I never used them (and I don't speak German) but they offer a promising alternative to Astraweb and Usenet-News as a low-cost blockaccount provider. I remember when people were signing up for Hitnews when the site was Dutch-language-only, so if the language issue is not a problem ...

Re: Pay by the gig?

PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:44 am
by midbc
http://www.usenetserver.com/en/index.php

Monthly High Speed Plus - $17.95 *
1 month of of high-speed usenet with 20 connections and unlimited downloads for $17.95

3-month High Speed - $39.95 *
3 months of high-speed usenet with 10 connections and unlimited downloads for $39.95.

Monthly High Speed - $14.95 *
1 month of high-speed usenet with 10 connections and unlimited downloads for $14.95.

3 for 3 High Speed Trial - $3.00 *
3 days of high-speed usenet with 10 connections and unlimited downloads for $3.00.


i have been using this for over a year now and it seems good to me
the retention could be better 105+ days but the price is good
the service has never been down for me and i download a lot

Re: Pay by the gig?

PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:56 am
by Fartingbob
Thats not pay-per-gig, thats the more normal pay monthly option.

Re: Pay by the gig?

PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:36 am
by napho
Of course the thread starter asked for a pay per gig account, but I posted a cheap server that gives a year of unlimited for $29 US, and 2 years for $52. That seems as cheap as pay per gig and takes into account deciding to download more as you become more experienced with Usenet or get a high def TV for example.

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