Magic Jack is a great way to save on local and long distance phone fees. All you need is a computer
with Internet and any connection except dial-up. You do not need a landline unless your Internet provider is part of your landline service. Magic Jack will work with the microphone in your computer or you can plug a phone into the phone jack on the unit. You can buy it online, or at any of many retail outlets for just $39.95. The fee pays for the unit and your first year of service. After your first year, you can renew for only $19.95. There are no contracts, or any other obligations.
Magic Jack is a USB device that you just plug into your computer and it self-installs. It uses VOIP (voice over IP software). It will work with DSL, Wi-Fi, FIOS and CABLE Internet connections. You will get unlimited local and long distance calling in the USA and Canada. They even offer a 100% Risk Free 30 Day Trial. There is no contract and no other or obligations.
There are several reasons why Magic Jack has become a very popular product:
Ease of installation. This is a very easy product to install. Even a non-technical person can install a Magic Jack. If you have a problem there is website with technical assistance readily available, with a help area and a frequently asked questions area and additional support if you need it.
Cost. The purchase price is $39.95, which includes the first year of service. Each year after that, the cost is $19.95 per year for unlimited calls both local and long distance. There are no extra fees for calls, or for the other services including voice mail, caller ID, call waiting, Directory Assistance, and you can even choose your own number if the one you want is available.
Sound quality. Even with a lower level speed Internet, (not dial-up) the voice quality is clear. The VOIP (Voice Over IP) software works better than expected. There is occasional, slight sound interference, but it does not interfere with the call and is not nearly as bad as cell phones can be when there is a poor signal.
Voice mail. Even if your computer is shut down, MAGIC JACK is still working, saving your voice mail messages to pick up when you reconnect, and you will get an email message that there are voice mail messages waiting for you.
Caller ID. The program provides a complete list of all calls received, dialed out and those who did not reach you and have left a voice mail message. You can also enter all of your favorite contacts into a list.
Some people find it can replace their landline; others use it as an additional low cost way to make unlimited long distance calls. You can even take it with you when you travel with your laptop since most all motels and even campgrounds now have WI FI for their customers. This is a great inexpensive addition to the communications product line.