Magic Jack App

 
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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

not really

The app can only call a number associated with a magic jack and not any landline or cell number like you can with Skype. Of course, SKYPE does charge for a connection to a cell or landline, but calls to another SKYPE user are free.

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Not true. You can call most

Not true. You can call most any US telephone number. The recipient does not have to be a MJ number. I used it for a while although you might have to have a magic jack itself to make an account. Ocassionally, some telco providers will not accept magic jack calls (not sure why) and it says something about calling a conference line. Another good option is Talkatone app.

Not true. Right now I am

Not true. Right now I am setting at a Ford place getting car serviced. Called my wife at home using Magic Jack on my tablet.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Maybe not so "Free"?

One of the reviews said that while there is no charge to download the app itself, there is a $19.95/year "app fee" in addition to the annual MagicJack service fee. sad

Magic Jack

I bought a Magic Jack a few years ago from Best Buy. The initial purchase came with a 12 month subscription.

All you need is high speed internet and your able to make calls to any cellular or landline throughout North America.

If for example your in China and dial an area code within North America the call will work. After a few months of using this I was so impressed I purchased a 5 year membership. It works relatively well except sometimes you might hear a slight echo when talking.

For the price and for what it does I highly recommend it. The paid subscription also comes with voice mail and most probably other gadgets which I don't use.

The Magic Jack can be used on any computer, laptop, IPad, IPod touch 4th generation and various cellular telephones.

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My MagicJack works well at home...

canuk wrote:

All you need is high speed internet

I have used my MagicJack for a couple of years and am quite satisfied overall. However, I did find that if I tried to use it over a McDonalds WiFi connection the call was almost always so broken up as to be unintelligible. I assume that McDonalds throttles their individual WiFi connections to keep "bandwidth hogs" in check.

Interestingly, though, Google Talk calls over the same McDonalds WiFi connections were almost always quite solid and very clear. I guess McDonalds is willing to mess with MagicJack, but nobody messes with Google.... wink

MagicJack

ptownoddy wrote:

Ocassionally, some telco providers will not accept magic jack calls (not sure why) and it says something about calling a conference line. Another good option is Talkatone app.

The reason why you can not connect to some telephone numbers such as in the Yukon and several smaller telephone companies around the USA and Canada is this:

Every call made from your company to a different company may/can involve a tiny connection charge. This is fine if you are using a landline which costs you a lot more than MagicJack at $ 19.95 per year. For that low yearly cost MagicJack does not pay for those connection charges and therefore these calls can not be completed!

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Thanks!

Thanks for the info.

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VersatileGuy wrote:
canuk wrote:

All you need is high speed internet

I have used my MagicJack for a couple of years and am quite satisfied overall. However, I did find that if I tried to use it over a McDonalds WiFi connection the call was almost always so broken up as to be unintelligible. I assume that McDonalds throttles their individual WiFi connections to keep "bandwidth hogs" in check.

Interestingly, though, Google Talk calls over the same McDonalds WiFi connections were almost always quite solid and very clear. I guess McDonalds is willing to mess with MagicJack, but nobody messes with Google.... wink

You have to use McDonald's version of MJ. It's called McMagicJack.

Magic Jack

VersatileGuy wrote:

One of the reviews said that while there is no charge to download the app itself, there is a $19.95/year "app fee" in addition to the annual MagicJack service fee. sad

I believe that fee applies to the one you buy for your home that plugs into the computer or the new one that you can connect to the router. I didn't pay anything for the app or any charges for using on the Android tablet calls.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.