Marcus's Computer and Electronics blog

A blog showcasing my love of computers and electronics.

Verizon Brings Back Unlimited Data

Starting next Monday, Verizon will finally be offering unlimited talk, text, and data again. For only $80 a month ($10 more than their 2GB smartphone plan) you get access to 1080p video streaming and unlimited data, something that Verizon has been systematically taking away from its customers since 2011. You only pay $180 for four family plan lines, and to add in a connected smartwatch it is an additional $5 per device. Anyone who goes over 22GB a month may face throttling according to a Verizon member, but that isn’t supposed to be happening. Whether this will be true unlimited data is yet to be discovered, although the company came under heat in the past for limited user who went over certain data point to a lower quality network.

The plan is set to include other bonuses, such as 10GB of 4G LTE hotspot support, after which the speed falls to 2G. Also included is calling and texting between neighbouring countries Canada and Mexico, as well as a ten dollar per day TravelPass that included 500MB of 4G LTE data a day. There are some confusing comments arising from within Verizon about this however, as a spokesperson said users who use more than 200GB of data a month will be pushed off unlimited, meaning it isn’t really unlimited. I guess right now we just have to wait and see what the bills say when they come out in mid March. Personally I would not be trying out this plan until I hear how people’s experiences with it are, I have had some pretty bad dealings with cellular providers before. Anyone who does try it I wish good luck, and come back here to let me know what you think. Have a good one everyone.

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Origin Access Free Trial

Hey gamers and tech gurus, welcome back to my computers and technology blog. I am sure that most of you have the same level if not a higher level of hate for EA than that smell in your car after leaving a milkshake in it for too long but they seem to be trying to change their appearance. EA Origin Access is a subscription service that enables you access to something called the EA Vault, which is an ever growing collection of past EA games, early access to pre-release games with the option to carry over your save once you decide to buy the game and an additional 10% discount when buying games through Origin. And they are now offering a free 7 day trial through their website.

At the moment, you get access to about 40 games through the EA vault, more if you are playing on console. This includes some great story lines such as the Mass Effect and Dead Space series as well as some awesome multi-player experiences like Battlefield 3 and 4. You also get to play 10 hours of Battlefield One online play, and as I mentioned before any progress made will carry over onto the game if you purchase it. It also give you access to some classic games that have been optimized for play on new computers and operating systems, such as Wing Commander and Dungeons of Dredmor. Personally I think the subscription is worth it anyways at less than $30 US a year seeing all the games you can play, but why not get the free trial and let me know yourself? No clue how long the promotion is, but you can head over to the Origin Access website and check out all the details and see the full list of games offered through the vault.

  EA Origin Access

About me

Hello and welcome everyone, to my computer and electronics blog! I am your esteemed host Marcus, and I am very happy that you have decided to see what my little blog is about. I am a web developer who grew up on a farm having to make do with what electronic parts I could scavenge from the yard or that my dad would bring home from an auction. That was actually how I got my first video game console, I found an old Sega Game Gear in with random light casings and switches and my mom was nice enough to buy me games for it online.

I really like writing, so I should be able to bring a lot of content to this blog. And I plan on doing some posts about what is happening in the computer world, the video gaming world and even some far out technology posts. I also love people hearing my voice when it comes to what to buy, so expect to see lots of product reviews coming your way. It might be a game review, a computer, a router or some obscure gadget. I hope you all come back soon, and I hope that I don’t disappoint you.

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