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MagicJack
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If you even watch a little TV, you will have seen the commercials about the niceties of MagicJack. Does anyone here have MagicJack? What are your thinking on it?
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#2
I don't have it, but PCMag gave it an "Editor's Choice":

PCMag - MagicJack Review.
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#3
I don't know anything about it - except that it is a loss-leader item, designed to attract people because its free - then hit them with a fee later on.

It is also funny that it is hawked as TMC "product of the year." Did TMC produce anything else?

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#4
If your computer goes down or you loose your internet connection you loose your phone.
Bad idea, IMHO.
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Armadillo Wrote:If your computer goes down or you loose your internet connection you loose your phone.
Bad idea, IMHO.
True of any VOIP. Same with the power. And a regular phone if all you have is a cordless!
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Armadillo, cable services are much less likely to lose their internet connection, since typically they are "always on." Also, they use fiber-optic cable rather than lower signal-capacity copper wire. We switched to phone service provided by Comcast Cable about a year ago, and we have had no problem. Comcast provides our TV (several hundred channels plus an On Demand library of over a thousand movies), high-speed Internet, and phone service in one package, for about $140 a month.
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#7
Has anyone tried it yet? MagicJack is selling at a good number of retail outlets now, including Radio Shack, Best Buy, Walgreens, and other places.
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Armadillo Wrote:If your computer goes down or you loose your internet connection you loose your phone.
Bad idea, IMHO.
Amen. A backup phone is a lot cheaper than a backup computer. My cable service does not go out often, but my land phone line never goes out.
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John L Wrote:Has anyone tried it yet? MagicJack is selling at a good number of retail outlets now, including Radio Shack, Best Buy, Walgreens, and other places.

my brother has this friend who likes to test everything and then write reviews about them in this local magazine for North Dakota.

Apparently, he tested out Magic Jack, and found that it wasn't what it was Jacked up to be. it seems that it's a shoddy piece of technology that doesn't even do the job that it's supposed to do all that well.
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jt Wrote:
Armadillo Wrote:If your computer goes down or you loose your internet connection you loose your phone.
Bad idea, IMHO.
Amen. A backup phone is a lot cheaper than a backup computer. My cable service does not go out often, but my land phone line never goes out.

That is only partially correct. A backup "moble" phone is a lot cheaper. Also, you can have VoIP phone service, even when your computer is down. The line, thich comes in to my computer, first goes through the cable modem, then through the phone modem, then on to my computer. Even if my computer is down, I can still use the phone, as long as my cable is working.

To me, the best of both worlds would be to have a moble phone, and then a MagicJack as backup, rather than the other way around.
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