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Alphaload Review

Note: The Alphaload service is now managed by iLoad Usenet.

Web site:

  • http://www.alphaload.com/

News server address:

  • newsfarm.iad.highwinds-media.com
  • newsfarm.ams.highwinds-media.com

Plan types:

  • Flatrate and metered

Service details:

  • Binary retention: 1,350+ days
  • Text retention: 1,350+ days
  • Completion rate: 99%+
  • Number of Newsgroups: 85,000
  • Simultaneous Connections: 20
  • Server farms: US & Europe
  • Standard ports: 119, 23, 443, 8080, 9000
  • SSL encryption: included
  • SSL ports: 563, 80, 81

Tech support:

  • Online support form

Flatrate pricing plans:

  • 1 Mbit : €7.95 a month
  • 2 Mbit : €9.95 a month
  • 6 Mbit : €12.95 a month
  • 10 Mbit : €15.95 a month
  • 16 Mbit : €22.95 a month
  • 25 Mbit : €32.95 a month

Metered (volume) accounts:

  • 10 GB/mo. : €6.95 a month
  • 30 GB/mo. : €9.95 a month
  • 50 GB/mo. : €11.95 a month
  • 100 GB/mo. : €21.95 a month
  • 200 GB/mo. : €31.95 a month

Free trial:

  • Alphaload offers a two week, 5 GB free trial

Payment options:

  • Credit card, PayPal, Giropay

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