# Magicjack VoIP PC Phone

1. Oct 22, 2008

### edward

I haven't seen this infomercial before, but then I am not usually watching TV at 3:00AM

It sounds too easy?

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2. Oct 22, 2008

### Greg Bernhardt

Re: Magicjack

There are TONS of youtube hate videos on this. Beware!

3. Oct 22, 2008

### edward

Re: Magicjack

Ah Ha I knew it sounded too easy.

4. Oct 22, 2008

### Greg Bernhardt

Re: Magicjack

Apparently the issues is that it installs spyware on your computer, has bad tech support and anything outside a local number is very staticy

5. Dec 30, 2008

### maze

Re: Magicjack

Skype offers calls to landlines for $2.95/month =$35.4/yr, and I'm sure other VOIP to landline services have similar rates.

6. Oct 18, 2011

### wired one

Re: Magicjack

i have had mine for bout 3 years, paid the first two years a year at a time (first year was actually included in the 40 dollar price for unit) and since have sent 70 bucks for the next five years.

cons

it has to be plugged into a computer that is connected to the internet and booted up. on occasion some calls are ghetto staticie, but from what i can tell its always the same people, with a particular cell phone. 99 percent of the time calls are clear both ways. one time they did a software upgrade that dumped all my contact info, but i had backed such up so was able to recover.

pros

60 bucks for two years (40 to start, 20 the second year) and 70 for the next five years.

u can plug an old school phone into it, or a cordless phone, or a splitter and both, or two splitters and 3 phones. or, you can just plug it into say a laptop, then switch to headset mode, plug nothing else in, and use your laptop as a speakerphone, the laptops mic picking up yer voice, and the speakers producing the sound from the other end. thats cool. i take my laptop when i travel, then i can pull into somewhere with free wifi like mcdonalds, and start making calls. ok mcdonalds wifi is a little ghetto slow, bad example, but anywhere where i get a descent connection.

when calls are missed cause i did not pick them up, or the thing was turned off, magicjack takes a message, encodes it into a wav file, and sends it to my email. thats cool.

for the money, 99 percent of the time is fine by me. maybe i am the lucky one, but do not think so. if u have broadband, its only 40 bucks for a year to find out for yourself. or pay others more, its up to u.

peace

wired one

7. Nov 1, 2011

### FlexGunship

Re: Magicjack

I have a co-worker who uses this. But he's... unique... I literally wouldn't know how to interpret his experiences with it.

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8. Dec 12, 2011

### Greg Bernhardt

Re: Magicjack

magicJack VocalTec Ltd.
Follow-on Public Offering
Expected Pricing Week of: 12/12/2011

SCARY!

9. Jan 3, 2012

### feathermoon

The cost of leaving a computer running for a year can be quite a bit over 100\$ depedning on the model, I believe.