Monday, February 4, 2008

Free Rapidshare Premium Account

Bypass Download Limits with a free Premium Account

Tired of the long waits between files? Want a premium Rapidshare account but don't want to pay for it? Of course you do... I'm going to show you how to get one and it's easier than you think.

I'll also show you ways to bypass the Rapidshare download limit (in theory). These alternatives to getting a free premium account can be pretty frustrating, but if you rarely download files, it may suffice.

First I'll show you how to get the free Rapidshare premium account, and then I'll show you the rest, including rapidshare downloaders (sometimes called grabbers), premium link generators, and other ways to beat or "hack" the Rapidshare time limit.

Free Rapidshare Premium Account

Here is how you'll get your free premium account: I'm going to give you a website that rewards/pays you to sign up for free trials of various services (you are also paid to enter contests for cash, cars, etc, by taking surveys). Stick with me on this -- here's an example: they're currently paying $13 if you sign up for a free credit report at Or you take a survey for a chance to win a Mustang and they pay you $0.90. A premium Rapidshare account is currently about $81.50 (RS lists prices in Euros -- 54.99 EUR is about $81.47 as I type this). You can easily earn that much within a couple of hours and then your premium Rapidshare account would be good for a full year :)

Now that you've got the idea, go check out the site that I'm referring to. It's Keep this window open though if you want to read more about it.

You'll probably want to choose PayPal as your method of receiving payment, because that's how you'll send the cash to Rapidshare (receiving a check or Amazon card isn't going to do you any good). Enter your email address at the bottom of the site and then enter your name/address on the next page. Don't enter BS info or your account will get DQ'd.

OK, after you've signed up, click on the Offers link. You'll find a list of stuff that you can get paid to sign up for. You can ignore expensive stuff like an ADT security system... (unless you happen to be in the market for one...) You'll find quite a few offers that are free or cost $1 - $5. But, don't worry about how much things cost, because you (almost) always get paid several times that amount back. Blockbuster or Netflix for instance might cost you about $10, but you'll get paid $20-$22 for doing them. If you're looking for the contests/surveys, scroll down to offers that start with "No-CC".

Now, just sign up for a few things here until you've earned as much as you want ($40 is the minimum to cash out, and but your goal is about $80-$85), then click the "Order" link in the menu. Of course you will need a PayPal account, so if you do not have one, sign up for one of those too. PayPal is free and is a great service anyways. If you think you'll be using PayPal often, get a Premier account, but the basic account is fine too.

Somethin4Nothin will pay you within about 1-2 days, and then just go use your PayPal account to pay for your premium Rapidshare account. Congrats, you just got a free rapidshare premium account :)

Rapidshare hacks and link generators

As easy as it is to get the free premium account, I don't blame you for wanting to try other methods of downloading rapidshare files without the long waits and limits. I've tried them all, and I don't think they're worth the time and hassle, but give them a shot. I had a little bit of luck with the link generators, a little bit of luck every now and then with a proxy, and absolutely no luck with Rapidshare downloaders, grabbers, or other attempts at beating RS.

The premium link generators use other peoples' premium accounts to downlod Rapidshare files for you and pass them on to you in real time. But premium accounts do have a download limit as well, just a really, really high one (i think it's 50 gigs per day). So if a website has five premium accounts and thousands of people trying to share those five, thye still hit their download limit. That's why i've found these generators to be pretty worthless - they're always over their limit.

Here is a list of premium link generator websites:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Good luck ;)

Another common thing touted as a solution are Rapidshare downloaders that use proxy servers to bypass the download limits. The most popular is "Rapidshare Grabber", also known as "The Grabber". You enter the URL of the Rapidshare file you want to download, plus the details for a proxy server. A proxy is another computer that you connect through, and you route your internet connection through it. To RS, it appears as though that computer is downloding - not you. So if you've hit your download limit, you can use the proxy. In theory. In reality, finding a proxy that both A)hasn't been used within the last hour or so to download from Rapidshare (ie, hasn't hit a download limit) and B)is fast enough to reliably download is practically impossible. Google "proxy servers" and you'll find plenty of sites that list hundreds of proxies, but you'll spend hours switching from one to the next trying to find one that works. Most commonly they simply don't work/connect at all, or they'll connect at a downright awful speed (dial-up-like). If you manage to find one that is working and worth using, someone else has probably found it first, so using it on RS is impossible. Try it and you'll see what I mean. You don't need a special Rapidshare download program, just enter the proxy details in your web broswer settings screen (Firefox is a bit easier in this regard).

All in all, I wouldn't bother with any of the so-called hacks or other programs. Either wait it out between each file, or get the free premium account as mentioned at the top of the page. It takes maybe a few hours, you get to sign up for a few cool services, like for credit reports or DVD rentals, or even Girls Gone Wild, and once you've earned your $80 you'll have unlimited access to Rapidshare files for a full year.

Oh, one other thing, in addition to there is also It's bascially the same deal, except instead of each offer listing a cash value, it lists a Point value. 10 points = $1. Basically the same except you can also get other prizes besides cash if you want to, and sometimes there are a few more offers available.

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