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Aug 3, 2008
What To Look For In An Honest Unlimited Free Downloads Site?

How many of you remember what Napster used to be? Unlimited Free Download Sites are very similar to the old Napster only much, much better. A really good unlimited free downloads site scans all of the files on their databases for viruses, trojan horses and other malicious baddies. They should never ever bombard you with adware or spyware. They should be between 250x to 300x faster than Kazaa in download speeds.

While trying to navigate through what could amount to a million files of music/mp3's, PC games, video games for Playstations 1, 2 and 3, Game Boy, Game Boy Advanced, PSP, Nintendo Game Cube, DS, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360, iPods and Zune, etc., Movies including all of the categories like drama, westerns, romance, science fiction, fantasy, sports, comedy, adventure, horror, thrillers, suspense, etc., old black and white movies and new releases, TV shows, TV series, music videos including rock, jazz, hip hop, alternative, rap, classical, country, Christian, pop, techno, operas, easy listening, etc., plus music in different languages, tons of assorted software, concerts and lots more. It easily could become overwhelming and complicated to some.

An unlimited free download site worth it's salt will have an easy-to-use members area with step-by-step manuals and/or videos that will take you by the hand and will show you how to download all of the movies, music, games and more that you want. They will show you step-by-step how to rip and burn or back-up cd's and dvd's. Lastly, a good unlimited free download site will have all of the tools that are needed to perform all of the jobs I just mentioned and more plus have technical support available 24/7 to answer all of your questions.

Meet These 5 Important Criteria Or Else!

Here is a list of five criteria that all unlimited free download sites should strive to meet.

What's This Going To Cost You? - There are two different "fee" systems out there with different variations for each one. There is the pay-per-download system where you would pay a separate charge for each and every mp3, movie or game file that you download and then there is the unlimited downloads membership site system. I believe that you get more bang-for-your-buck by joining an unlimited free downloads site. Most of the unlimited free download sites offer different lengths of time for your membership. By far, the best deal is the lifetime membership which includes everything that the site has to offer without paying any extra hidden fees. By everything, I mean that many of the unlimited free download sites gives you as part of your membership the software that is needed to "rip and burn" your own cd's and dvd's.

You will also find that if you join a music site for instance, not only will you be able to download unlimited mp3's for your mp3 player or iPod, but the sites library will also include movies, games, eBooks and more products for you to download. Even though many of the membership sites offer a cornucopia of products to download, just remember that if you are mainly interested in movies, then join a movie site because although they have other products for you to download, their emphasis will be on movies.

2) A Wide Enough Variety To Appeal To Everybody - People have different tastes in their movies, music and games. The movies download sites should have a good selection from all or most of the movie genres such as drama, suspense, romance, comedy, horror, science fiction and fantasy, etc. They should also have movie selections covering the past (the old black and white movies) and the present (the newest blockbuster releases) and everything in between.

Music downloads or mp3 download sites should have selections covering all or most of the wide array of music categories and sub-categories out there today such as jazz, rock and roll, r&b, soul, hip hop, opera, classical, big band, rap, etc., plus carry music selections from the early days until today.

The games download sites should offer downloads from all or most of the different game categories such as strategy, roll playing, action, puzzle, educational, sports, etc. They should offer game selections from the different platforms available such as PC, Mac, Playstation, Nintendo and Microsoft etc., plus carry games for all the different platform models such as Playstation 1, 2 and 3, PSP, Gamecube, Gameboy, Gameboy DS, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360, Zune, etc.

3) How In The World Does This Thing Work? -Ease of use is very important because there is nothing more frustrating than paying for something only to find out that not only is it too darned difficult to figure out, it makes you feel like an idiot, and that fun rush you just had anticipating playing with your new toy just came crashing to Earth because some nerdo wiz kid made a program too complicated for even Albert (freaking) Einstein to use and the instructions are in some unknown dialect. The members area should provide you with all the tools you need to start downloading as many games, mp3s, videos and dvd quality movies as you can handle. The download sites need to be easy for you to use and also need to have "How To Manuals" that are well written and easy enough for a complete novice to understand. They should have manuals that teach you how to create and mix your own cd's, rip and burn your own cds and dvds, and other tasks.

4) Can't This Darned Thing Download Any Faster? - When it comes to computers, the saying "Speed Kills" has a completely opposite meaning. It means, "If this darned machine doesn't move any faster, I'm going to kill something." With that said, it is of paramount importance that your downloads site have the capacity to download your mp3's, movies, games and software files at "Warp Speed", and while a lot of programs boast about how fast they are, we found that many of the companies failed to live up to their boasting.
If you have ever visited an unlimited free downloads site you may have noticed the site bragging about their lightning fast download speed of 250x. The 250x means that their download speeds are 250 times faster than the speed it would take to download a file at Kazaa.

Why Kazaa is always used as the comparison is because they always set the standards for the fastest downloads. Unlimited free download sites should meet the requirements for download speeds which is at least 250x to 300x, but remember that their speed is only half of the equation. Your upload speed is just as important, so if you are only connected to the internet by way of a 56k modem, then don't kill the messenger. One last word of advice. It doesn't matter if you are using the fastest broadband connection on the planet. If you are going to download movies for your dvd collection, do it at night before you go to bed. Because of the amount of data (graphical and audio) it is going to take a very long time for your downloads. Load up your movie downloads before bed and when you wake up the only thing you will have to wait for is your popcorn.

5) "Is There Anybody Out There?" - Although I don't have a ton of verbiage for this criteria, it is probably the most important of the five. There is nothing that aggravates me more than getting little or no support when I run into a problem or have an important technical question about a product I just purchased. If you are going to be there to take my money, then you better be there when I need assistance. The best companies offer great customer support 24/7 or as close to that as possible and have qualified technicians there to help you.

The best and safest way to find the best unlimited free download sites online is to visit a reputable free downloads review site. They put their review sites together to help you find the best places to download movies, music games and software online. I would strongly suggest that before you select an unlimited free download site, you read their reviews and check out all of their comparisons. So go ahead and pick your favorite site so you can start downloading all of your favorite movies, music and games etc.
About the Author
Neil Gerstein writes informative articles on various subjects when he isn't busy building and promoting his own websites. At his site, Movies, Music, Games & More he reviews the best sites for Free Movie Downloads , plus free download sites for music, games, tv shows, zune, psp, iphone and more.
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