"To prove this point we are offering a totally free one gigabyte per month account to everyone. Click here to activate your free account. If you don't have a news client we suggest you pick one from our NNTP news client download page."
I get free newsgroup access from my ISP, so I haven't tried this. Just thought some of you out there might want to. And as for a client I use the freeware Xnews, which they link to.