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Thread: Free Newsgroup Access?

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    Anyway to get free access? I have a "limited" account through Adelphia. Only 4-5 gigs/month. Anyway to get more without them knowing about it? Anyway to get free access any other way.

    I can't belive how fast newsgroup downloads can be. I downloaded 4 gigs in about an hour! I am sooooo hooked now!

    H E L P ME!!!

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    4play's Avatar knob jockey
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    there are free ones but they are normally shit.

    might be worth looking around at other isp's some actually have unlimited newsgroup access with half decent retention.

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    Adelphia, which is currently going out of business, soon to be bought by Time Warner (maybe), is my ISP. The other most likel;y one to use around here is a DSL (SBC/YAHOO) which I believe has unlimited newsgroups.

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    you have to check binary retention and completion as well. there is not much point having unlimited downloads if they dont bother caching anything decent for you to download.

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    I understand. Just feel that all ISP's should allow unlimited newsgroup downloads. But then again, what do I know!

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    It would cost them billions for a service only 1% would use and those people would be using it to leech hundreds of gigabytes (which would cost the ISP even more) of illigal stuff.


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    Yeah, but they use P2P to do the same thing.

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    Shouldn't it be more expensive for the ISP's to have P2P like BT and edonkey etc. P2P involve a bigger part of the infrastructure other than a 1 on 1 connection with a newsserver.

    Dunno know but I just started thinking when reading this post....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrSteve
    Adelphia, which is currently going out of business, soon to be bought by Time Warner (maybe), is my ISP. The other most likel;y one to use around here is a DSL (SBC/YAHOO) which I believe has unlimited newsgroups.
    SBC/Yahoo/ATT have shitty retention and completion rates. And max # of connections is like 3.
    blah blah blah... whatever...



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    DSL Extreme uses Super News, but not sure about the details. Yeah others told me that SBC/YAHOO/AT7T sucks (their customer service also sucked when I called and tried to get more info as well).

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