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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Special Offer for Sprint and Verizon Usenet Subscribers

Similar to the special Giganews is running for Time Warner Usenet subscribers, Giganews is offering a special introductory rate for Verizon and Sprint customers.

Verizon customers are going to be losing access to the alt.* newsgroup hierarchy on June 24th 2008, and Sprint customers are expected to lose access to the same hierarchy sometime thereafter.

This special is only available to members who have a valid Sprint or Verizon email address and have not been a Giganews member since June 18th, 2008.

Current Sprint and Verizon subscribers can visit Giganews' Sprint and Verizon Usenet special web page for more information.


Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Special Offer for Time Warner Usenet Subscribers

Giganews is currently running a limited time offer for Time Warner Usenet subscribers who will be loosing Usenet access on June 23, 2008. This special is only available to members who have a valid Time Warner / Road Runner email address and have not been a Giganews member since June 16th, 2008.

Current Time Warner / Road Runner subscribers can visit Giganews' Time Warner Usenet special web page for more information.


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

What's Your Name?

As you may have seen, Giganews is now supporting custom usernames for members with Giganews® personal Usenet accounts.

Previously, Giganews members were assigned a random username when signing up for service. The username would start with "gn" and would be followed by a series of numbers (example: gn1234).

Members were then emailed their username, which they would use to configure a news client or log on to the Giganews member control panel.

The problem that so many of us had was that we couldn't always remember our Giganews username. This can be especially frustrating when setting up a new computer or logging on to the control panel. You would have to dig up the email with your Giganews username or look at the configuration settings of your news client.

This frustration is what helped us decide to push custom usernames to the front of our development cycle. Giganews' engineering group worked very hard to make this feature available and we hope if helps make your Giganews experience that much better.

If you have any comments or suggestions on this feature or any other feature please feel free to post a comment.