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MagicJack USB Voice over IP Yearly Telephone Service for $19.95

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MagicJack USB Voice over IP Yearly Telephone Service for $19.95

MagicJack uses your computer and Internet service so you can make local and long-distance calls in the U.S. and Canada with no monthly bills. First you connect any household phone to MagicJack. Then you plug MagicJack into an available USB port on your computer, using the supplied extension cord if needed. Finally you wait for the completion screen to appear for computer phone service while you use your phone like you always have.
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Questions & Answers for MAGIC JACK MagicJack USB Voice over IP Yearly Telephone Service for $19.95

Question

will magicjack work with a medical alert system, and if so, how?

I have a medical alert system that is plugged into a regular phone jack.
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
By
dorset
on MagicJack USB Voice over IP Yearly Telephone Service for $19.95
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Contact the provider of your Medical Alert system. My personal opinion is stick with a land line for your Medical Alert system.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Haroldkumar
 - Ohio
answer 2
It should but I don't recommend it due to reliability issues. Go to magicJack website: >http://www.magicjack.com/7/faq/< for more info. If you don't see your question listed click To reach a live person at this website: >http://www.magicjack.com/7/magicfix.asp<
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
rogerradio
 - The Buckeye State (GO BUCKS!)
Question

Can I receive calls from Afghanistan and how much would the minutes cost?

asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
TiffaBad
on MagicJack USB Voice over IP Yearly Telephone Service for $19.95
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, you can receive calls from almost anywhere in the world.

The rates are very low, please visit their website for prices.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Rick1960
 - Can
answer 2
you can recieve calls but you cant make calls unless you have prepaid mintues and it shouldnt cost anything.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
UOFL2011
 - Louisville Ky
answer 3
Don't recommend it as I have heard pretty bad things about international calls
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
junk4
answer 4
You can receive calls from anywhere. I am not sure if you can get collect calls though, I doubt it. All you pay for is the initial set up and purchase (it is like a subscription and the equipment, which is very small).
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
OneMtGirl
 - California
Question

Can you make calls to Mexico?

Is it necessary to have a magic jack in the US and one in Mexico to make calls?
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
By
sep1279
on MagicJack USB Voice over IP Yearly Telephone Service for $19.95
4 answers
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answer 1
No, you do not need to have a Majicjack in either country for it to work.

All long distance calls within the USA and Canada are free, for all other international calls you must pay. The rates are low, please visit the Majicjack website for further details and rates.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Rick1960
 - Can
answer 2
You can make calls to any phone on the planet just like your current phone.

Magic Jack offers free calls in Canada and US. Long distance charges apply to other countries. See http://www.magicjack.com/international/ for fees.

If you ship a Magic Jack to your family and friends in Mexico who have high speed internet, they would have a local US number and you can call them as if they were a local call. They could call you too.

Magic Jack doesn't know where it is located on the planet. Just that it has access to high speed internet.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
CarlCoutureAZ
 - Arizona
answer 3
Yes, you can make calls to Mexico for a low per minute cost. And no, the person in Mexico doesn't need one too.

There are plenty of programs (like Yahoo Messenger) that allow free computer to computer calls to/from anywhere in the world.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Wholesaleforless
 - Prescott Valley, AZ
answer 4
There is an additional fee for international calling. But, no the party you are calling here in the US, in Mexico, in Tibet or on the moon just needs a live phone, they don't need to have Magic Jack.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
TanteC
 - Minneapolis, MN
Question

can you use magic jack if you have cable internet

asked 2 years, 7 months ago
By
mindrenewer007
on MagicJack USB Voice over IP Yearly Telephone Service for $19.95
4 answers
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answer 1
Yes you can.

You need a minimum UPLOAD speed of 128 kb/s for Magic Jack to work.

Go to this site to test your connection speed from the PC you want to use for your Magic Jack:

http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/

Remember that MB/s is better than kb/s
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
CarlCoutureAZ
 - Arizona
answer 2
Any high speed internet connection should work. The bandwidth required is only perhaps about .3Mbps, but this is acontinuous need.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
amountainman
 - Asheville, NC
answer 3
Yes, you can use Magic Jack with cable internet. I use Cox Cable.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
Mason63
 - Baton Rouge, LA
answer 4
As you know it uses your computer and Internet service so you can make local and long distance calls in the U.S. and Canada with no monthly bills. It works with DSL and Cable, The faster the speed the better the connection. I guess for some a slower speed does not work.
To use magicjack, you take the time to register (so 911 will locate you) and add contacts (address phone numbers etc to make dialing easy).
You connect any household phone (croless or with a cord) to magicJack--or you can use your speaker/micro on your computer to call or a computer headset too. Then you plug magicJack into an available USB port on your computer, using the supplied extension cord if needed. Finally you wait for the completion screen to appear to use your phone like you always have. (NOTE: You must check to make use the magicjack setting is for telephone and not headset or your phone will not work. Also this where you adjust the volume. Sometime if the volume is set on max you get an echo. It can be fixed by turning it down some.
There are not many instruction as to how to set up your voice mail boxes, message etc but once you figure the system out you can do it. I think they can improve on how that part is set up, however once you figure it out, it is great! I love to be able to get my messages---they are clear too!
One problem I am having is the timestamp seem to be for back east when a call comes in so it is how to know what time the call actually occurred but the day is always correct. So far i have not found a way to correct this issue.
As others have said, you can use the computer at the same time however depending on what you are doing it can affect the ability for clear function. It can cause the voice to cut out like on a cell phone. So I just avoid scrolling and any voice/movie type function while using the phone. It is great to be able to look up info while talking on the phone!
I heard you can plug magicjack directly to your modem so your phone works all the time but i have not found a way to make that work as of yet.
I hope my view is helpful.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
hoovstir
Question

can you use more than one phone?

I have three rooms i have phones in, can i use the magic jack for all three of them?
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
By
bearloverforever
on MagicJack USB Voice over IP Yearly Telephone Service for $19.95
4 answers
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answer 1
yes, the easiest way is to purchase or, If you have a wireless phone system with a "base", usually there is a main console with 2-3 and even 4 wireless phones that come with this type of system. You simply plug the "Base console unit" into the magicjack, that all. All the telephones that came with the system and that are linked to that base (same frequency) will work.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Rick1960
 - Can
answer 2
Probably. Magic Jack does not work with your phone jack in the wall.

If you have a recent cordless phone system where only the base has a phone jack and the headsets only have a battery charger, then you can. Simply connect the base to your computer and you'll be up and running in no time.

You can buy a new cordless system at your local Walmart
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
CarlCoutureAZ
 - Arizona
answer 3
Yes, one can use 3 or 4 phones. Simplest way is by using 3 or 4 Handsets Cordless Phone Unit in which case you do not have to bother about phone wall jacks availability in each room. I am using a 3 Handsets Cordless phone 5.8 GHz Vtech in all 3 levels of my Home and it works very nice. If you prefer to use individual phones, you may refer FAQ on Magic Jack website in which it explains the procedure about how to connect number of telephone units?
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Beficker
answer 4
Theoretically, yes. You'll have to link them using splitters and run line from room to room. It may be a bit of a hassle, but it is very doable.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
TanteC
 - Minneapolis, MN
Question

do i need my house wired for land line service to ues magic jack

asked 2 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on MagicJack USB Voice over IP Yearly Telephone Service for $19.95
4 answers
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answer 1
NO, you do not need the land line. Magicjack does not use it.

however what you do need is internet service at your home, Magicjack connects via the internet.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Rick1960
 - Can
answer 2
No you don't. You just need a computer and a high speed internet connection.

You plug the Magic Jack to your computer, you plug your phone jack to the Magic Jack and you're up and running in no time.

If you want multiple phones in your house, buy a cordless system where only the base has a phone jack connection and the additional handsets only have a battery charger. You can find them at your local Walmart

I have a base and 5 additional headsets in our house and 3 computers connected to the internet. Everything works just fine.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
CarlCoutureAZ
 - Arizona
answer 3
No
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Wholesaleforless
 - Prescott Valley, AZ
answer 4
You need a broadband internet connection for MJ to work (if you can actually get the thing to work.) Get the Nettalk Duo - it works much better.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
DrBenGolfing
 - Springtown, TX
Question

do you cancel your regular phone service

asked 4 years, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Albion ME 04910
on MagicJack USB Voice over IP Yearly Telephone Service for $19.95
3 answers
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answer 1
Thats a personal choice.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Haroldkumar
 - Ohio
answer 2
i would a.s.a.p if you want to save money,or you can use it as a second line,or for fax,ect.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
IEstinks
 - georgia
answer 3
Na, you can keep it, though you have to plug a phone into the magicjack adapter. So if you want to keep both numbers, maybe a 2 line phone (Thats what I have).
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
DotComComputerBuyer
 - California
Question

Can I use an answering machine with Majic Jack?

asked 4 years, 6 months ago
By
Sindy2
on MagicJack USB Voice over IP Yearly Telephone Service for $19.95
3 answers
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answer 1
You can also have your calls forwarded to a landline phone OR your cell phone voice mail.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
hangupz
answer 2
Yes, you can use an answering machine. MagicJack comes with free voice mail. The MagicJack voice mail cannot be turned off. There is a way around this. If you want to turn off the voice mail on your MagicJack and use your answering machine go to this site and download Magicringforever (it's Free) http://tools.pcphonesoft.com/ I'm currently using it myself.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Haroldkumar
 - Ohio
answer 3
I'm Sure you can but you don't need one. The magic jack has free voice mail. You can check your messages from any computer through your email acct.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
DRADL
Question

I have the wireless internet through a cell phone company, it is considered dial up. does anyone know if it will work with that?

asked 3 years, 11 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on MagicJack USB Voice over IP Yearly Telephone Service for $19.95
3 answers
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answer 1
No wireless is not dial up magicjack will work great.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
bamagirl15
 - ATLANTA, GA
answer 2
For MagicJack to work properly you need a minimum of 128kbps down speed and 128kbps up speed. If you don't know your speeds try- http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Haroldkumar
 - Ohio
answer 3
Probably not. Most likely, too slow.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
MJN2
 - SF Bay Area
Question

The phone number they assign you does it have your local area code?

If not what area code does it have??
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
By
huemogus
 - USA
on MagicJack USB Voice over IP Yearly Telephone Service for $19.95
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
check availability at - http://www.magicjack.com/5/customercare.asp
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Haroldkumar
 - Ohio
answer 2
during the setup process you can choose almost any area code you want.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
IEstinks
 - georgia
answer 3
Go to magicJack website: >http://www.magicjack.com/7/faq/< for this answer. If you don't see your question listed click To reach a live person at this website: >http://www.magicjack.com/7/magicfix.asp< You will love this product once you get it set up the way you want it.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
rogerradio
 - The Buckeye State (GO BUCKS!)
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