Q. What is Usenet? Why Usenet Central
Q. What server address can I use with my newsreader?
Q. Does Usenet Central restrict download speeds?
Q. What is Usenet service?
Q. Why Usenet Central is the best Usenet service around?
Q. What membership levels are avaliable and how much are they?
Q. What is SSL encrypted Usenet access?
Q. What plans include SSL encrypted Usenet connections?
Q. What payments does Usenet Central accept?
Q. Does my unused bandwidth rollover?
Q. What happens if I exceed my bandwidth limit for the month?
Q. How do I upgrade or downgrade my current plan?
Q. How do I cancel my Usenet Central membership?
Q. How do I check how much bandwidth I've used?
Q. How many concurrent connections do you allow?
Q. Does Usenet Central offer a free trial?
Q. Why am I charged $0.01 for the free trial?
Q. Does Usenet Central log what I download?

 


Q. What is Usenet? Why Usenet Central

What is Usenet Service? Why Do I Want It? Usenet is a world-wide distributed discussion system. It consists of a set of "newsgroups" with names that are classified hierarchically by subject. "Articles" or "messages" are "posted" to these newsgroups by people.

Usenet Central has been providing quality Usenet service for over 10 years. We have listened to our users and built what we believe is one of the best Usenet networks in existence.

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Q. What server address can I use with my newsreader?

You can access Usenet Centrals server with two address. Our SSL enabled server is secure.usenetcentral.com and our non-SSL server is news.usenetcentral.com. For more information on how to configure your newsreader please visit our tutorials.

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Q. Does Usenet Central restrict download speeds?

Absolutely not. At Usenet Central you can access Usenet at whatever speeds your internet service is capable of. We do not cap your download speeds.

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Q. What is Usenet service?

Usenet pre-dates the world wide web and has been used by millions of people for almost 30 years. Usenet is a huge community of individuals around the world that share information in over 120,000 category based Newsgroups.

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Q. Why Usenet Central provides the Usenet you're looking for?

Usenet Central has been providing top quality Usenet service for many years and because we've been in the business as long as we have, we know what customers are looking for. We pride our service in being fast, secure, and reliable. Sign up for our free trial today and see why Usenet Central has grown to become one of the top Usenet providers in the World!

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Q. What membership levels are avaliable and how much are they?

Usenet Central offers a variety of plans large enough to suit the needs of just about any customer - all while being affordable. You might be a power user who wants an Unlimited account, or a new user looking to get started. We offer 4 great plans which are sure to meet everyone's needs.

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Q. What is SSL encrypted Usenet access?

SSL-Encryption is a method for protecting your information as you use your Usenet account. Your privacy is important and at Usenet Central we protect it.

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Q. What plans include SSL encrypted Usenet connections?

Unlike some Usenet providers, Usenet Central offers SSL encrypted connections with all plans at no additional cost. When setting up your newsreader just make sure to use secure.usenetcentral.com and port 563.

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Q. What payments does Usenet Central accept?

Currently, Usenet Central accepts the following major credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and PayPal. We securely process your credit card information using our gateways USAePay and PayPal.com.

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Q. Does my unused bandwidth rollover?

Unused bandwidth does not rollover. At the beginning of each billing cycle you will get the same amount of bandwidth, regardless of how much bandwidth you used the previous cycle.

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Q. What happens if I exceed my bandwidth limit for the month?

If you go over your bandwidth you will be locked out of the server until your next billing period. To check when your billing period will renew please visit the members area. You can also view how much bandwidth you've used from the members area.

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Q. How do I upgrade or downgrade my current plan?

Because of our high security protection on your credit card information, the easiest method to either upgrade or downgrade your current account is to cancel and sign up for the account of your choice.

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Q. How do I cancel my Usenet Central membership?

Canceling your membership is easy. Simply log into the Usenet Central members area and click the link to "Cancel". Your account will then expire on the final billing date of your membership and you will not be billed any further.

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Q. How do I check how much bandwidth I've used?

Checking your bandwidth usage is easy. Simply log into the members area using your personalized username and password. From within the members area you can view how much bandwidth you have used for the current billing cycle and how much bandwidth you have remaining.

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Q. How many concurrent connections do you allow?

Usenet Central allows 50 connections to our servers for all account plans for maximum download speeds.

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Q. Does Usenet Central offer a free trial?

Yes. We offer a one time 14 day 15GB free Usenet trial. Our free trial allows you to test out our Usenet service before becoming a member. Click here to sign up for the Usenet Central free trial.

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Q. Why am I charged $0.01 for the free trial?

Usenet Central must authorize your credit card before we can offer the free trial account. Our merchant USAePay won't allow us to take your credit card information without charging one cent. Usenet Central will charge your credit card one cent.

After the 14 day trial period your credit card will be charged the full monthly amount unless you cancel within the free trial period. If you cancel within the 14 day trial period your credit card will only be charged 1 cent. If you choose to sign up for the free trial with your PayPal account you won't be charged the $0.01 fee.

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Q. Does Usenet Central log what I download?

We do not and cannot log what you download. All we can see is the volume of information that you download, not the content. Usenet Central also offers SSL encrypted connections to help protect your online privacy when using our Usenet network.

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