24 | 01 | 2018

Tested Usenet providers
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Firstload test report

---> try out Firstload for free

---> try out Firstload for free

About Firstload

Firstload is one of the oldest providers of Usenet access in Germany, and the second biggest after UseNeXT . These many years of experience are reflected by its consistently convincing range of offers.

Currently, Firstload offers a free two week trial with a total download volume of 315GB. 15GB of which you can download at high-speed (at 100Mbit/s) whilst the other 300GB can be downloaded in flat-rate mode (up to 2000 Kbit/s).

The Firstload features

  • 3000GB of new data everyday
  • Music and video previews
  • automatic unpacking and repair of downloaded files
  • widest range of adult content of all tested providers
  • software completely ad-free & in English or German
  • live-support within the software

Our test result

All in all we were thoroughly convinced by Firstload The software "LUMAC" is easy to understand and offers a host of options, for example a forum or a live chat. We managed to find all the data we searched for immediately.

One small negative point, however: the Firstload subscription can only be cancelled in writing via post, fax, e-mail or the supporting form and not per mouse click within the software. However, this method was then processed without problems and confirmed within 12 hours.

Firstload registration

Registering with Firstload was swift and uncomplicated. To prevent cases of fraud, the verification is carried out by automatic phone call. You then receive a 4 digit PIN which you have to enter on the website after registration. Only then can your free account be activated.

Afterwards you can download the free Usenet client "LUMAC" which is easy to install and to handle. It doesn't take more than 5 minutes till registration ist completed, software is installed and free downloading at high-speed can begin.

Cancellation of the trial

If you are not convinced of Firstload You can terminate your access within the 2-weeks free trial period at no costs. Thus the access will end automatically after the free trial period.

Unfortunately, Firstload can only be terminated in writing by post, fax, email or using the support form. The competition UseNeXT and Usenet.nl allow you to do this comfortably within the software. However, the termination was then processed without complication and confirmation followed quickly.

You can find more information about Firstload´s termination process under the link termination advice on our page.

Packages and costs

If you wish to continue to use Firstload after your trial, you can choose from the following 5 packages. Unfortunately, the 300GB and 800GB packages with a one month running time, require a credit card.

Firstload packages

Of course, these costs only arise if you decide to continue using your Usenet access after the trial period is over.

Attention should be paid to the fact that the monthly download volume only refers to the high-speed mode. Of course, should this be used up, you can still download during the respective month using the flat-rate mode(up to 2000Kbit/s).

Firstload support

Unfortunately Firstload´s customer service didn't manage to convince us completely. Although the software offers an extensive FAQ section, the English support hotline is only available from Monday-Friday 9am-9pm.

Alternatively you have the option of reaching the Firstload customer service team via Firstload´s contact form.

Firstload contact:

88 Wood Street
London, EC2V 7RS, United Kingdom

Phone: +43 (1) 353 05100 (Austria) - Mon-Fri: 9am-9pm

Who's behind Firstload?

The Firstload portal is operated by the company USEPRO FZE.

The operator's full address is:

Ajman Free Zone
40262 Ajman
United Arab Emirates

Memberof the Ajman Chamber of Commerce


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