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Re: Have anyone heard about Magic Jack device?
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2012, 08:36:49 am »
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They were trying to keep there number but I guess there are some steps to take to do that and they missed those steps.

sak4kat: Did they realize there is an additional fee of $19.95 if you want to keep your existing number? It might be too late to tell them/too late for them to change it back, but thought I would add this info.
A huge drawback, for me anyway, is if you lose power, you have NO phone. I need to be accesible 24/7 to my hospital and my patients, so I will most likely never do away with my landline. I need it [landline] also when I  have no chance to keep my cellphone charged/working and many people do NOT realize that cell towers, signals can also be screwed in a power outage. The magicJack Plus sounds better than the original, but it isn't worth the risk for me. ;)
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Re: Have anyone heard about Magic Jack device?
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2012, 04:19:09 am »
I have had a Magic Jack for years and last year upgraded to the Magic Jack Plus and kept my old one just for voice mail. If you are worried about power outages, you can have it call any other number when they happen, but it's so rare that it lasts more than a few minutes I don't let it bother me. I hate to be the one who pops any bubbles, but land lines fail too. I have had a few times when static garbled the conversation, but it only lasts a few seconds and I just ask the other party to repeat themselves with no big deal. Since it only costs me $2 a month, I can put up with a little glitch now and then.

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Re: Have anyone heard about Magic Jack device?
« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2012, 06:32:11 am »
I used it some years ago, and it was definitely worth the price.  It would sometimes drop calls but you couldn't beat the price.  I haven't heard about the new one that can be used without a computer, so I will definitely check that out!

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Re: Have anyone heard about Magic Jack device?
« Reply #18 on: June 03, 2012, 11:03:14 am »
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They were trying to keep there number but I guess there are some steps to take to do that and they missed those steps.

sak4kat: Did they realize there is an additional fee of $19.95 if you want to keep your existing number? It might be too late to tell them/too late for them to change it back, but thought I would add this info.
A huge drawback, for me anyway, is if you lose power, you have NO phone. I need to be accesible 24/7 to my hospital and my patients, so I will most likely never do away with my landline. I need it [landline] also when I  have no chance to keep my cellphone charged/working and many people do NOT realize that cell towers, signals can also be screwed in a power outage. The magicJack Plus sounds better than the original, but it isn't worth the risk for me. ;)

Thanks for that bit of information but indeed it is to late.  They've had magic jack for a couple of years now.  I remember it being a hassle for them to contact everyone with the updated number.

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Re: Have anyone heard about Magic Jack device?
« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2012, 06:36:24 pm »
I don't think I'll try that magic jack thingy.  Sounds like its not very reliable.

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Re: Have anyone heard about Magic Jack device?
« Reply #20 on: June 09, 2012, 06:52:52 pm »
i heard of majic jack its very cheap

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Re: Have anyone heard about Magic Jack device?
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2012, 08:48:01 am »
i knew someone who had the old one he used it afew times never complained about it

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Re: Have anyone heard about Magic Jack device?
« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2012, 10:34:47 am »
I am so glad you posted this topic!  I have investigated Magic Jack a few times and could never get decisive enough answers to get all my questions answered.  Your post on this topic has provided just the opportunity I was looking for.  All of the other members that have responded to your posts have given lots of information on the trials and tribulations, success and limitations, and hardware requirements of the product.  I now have answers to most of the questions I have had in trying to decide if this is a good alternative solution to phone service.  Thank you so much!

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Re: Have anyone heard about Magic Jack device?
« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2012, 11:49:13 am »
i thought about using magic jack myself but couldn't since I do not have internet myself I am using my neighbors internet to do these surveys.

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Re: Have anyone heard about Magic Jack device?
« Reply #24 on: June 11, 2012, 11:23:43 pm »
I am so glad you posted this topic!  I have investigated Magic Jack a few times and could never get decisive enough answers to get all my questions answered.  Your post on this topic has provided just the opportunity I was looking for.  All of the other members that have responded to your posts have given lots of information on the trials and tribulations, success and limitations, and hardware requirements of the product.  I now have answers to most of the questions I have had in trying to decide if this is a good alternative solution to phone service.  Thank you so much!

How many answers does it take to justify $2 a month? Just buy one and see for yourself.

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Re: Have anyone heard about Magic Jack device?
« Reply #25 on: June 12, 2012, 02:41:30 am »
Have anyone use Magic Jack device? I heard you will never pay monthly bill again. No computer required. Free local and long distance call. I never use it, kind of scare to try it. I heard you don't even have change your old home phone #
I use it but I have the one you use a computer with I like it you only pay once a year. I have had it I think about 4 years. The one I have the computer has to be on to use it.

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Re: Have anyone heard about Magic Jack device?
« Reply #26 on: June 12, 2012, 04:21:58 am »
We've been very happy with ours. I was on the fence about it for a long time, but after reading OldBuddy's posts in another MagicJack thread I finally got it a few months back. The installation and registration literally took less than 5 minutes, and we've never had a problem with it.

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Re: Have anyone heard about Magic Jack device?
« Reply #27 on: June 12, 2012, 04:25:25 am »
My sister uses Magic Jack in her home and it works but she does have a lot of problems with it.  My parents use to have it also .... both I am speaking of is the old type that has to have the computer on.  It slowed my Dad's computer down so bad that it wasn't worth having.... After Dad passed away mom has done away with that and just has the regular land line.  I have been tempted to try the newer version but haven't so far.

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Re: Have anyone heard about Magic Jack device?
« Reply #28 on: June 12, 2012, 05:48:02 am »
I don't know much about the new Magic Jack, but my dad had the old one and it worked great. On occasion there would be some interference with the connection or something, but for the price it is well worth it. If you don't want to pay $15-$25 a month for a landline phone, then Magic Jack is a wonderful alternative. It only cost like $20 a year. Definitely worth it to me. My husband and I were talking about the possibility of us getting it for our house just in case the kids need to make an emergency phone call or in case something happens with our cell phones.

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Re: Have anyone heard about Magic Jack device?
« Reply #29 on: June 12, 2012, 07:43:46 am »
I have heard about Magic Jack, but never tried it and would like too but afraid to try it.  I wish I knew someone who use it because it really would be a cost saver and we can save, save on the phone bills.

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