"You can call anyone anywhere at no additional cost, if they are members of the Magic Jack network."
I have MJ, and that is flatly false.
You can call anywhere in America. Overseas calls can be made by prepaying minutes. Calls to Germany, for example, are $0.02 per minute. The overseas network is AT&T, so quality is excellent.
Your MJ experience will depend on your Internet connection's quality and, to an extent, the computer it's running on. It consumes about 90kB/sec when in use.
A Linux implementation will be very nice, as Linux is happier and more stable than Windows being run 24/7, and you will be able to use cheaper hardware. But for now, it supports Mac and Windows and does its job well.
Its major advantage vs. Skype is that you can use regular phones with it. We have our MJ connected to a wireless phone, so the whole house is covered.
To: RightOnTheLeftCoast; rerat0120
Okay. Thanks for your input.
I must have mis-read their terms/agreement a while ago (one insomniac morning around 3 a.m., when I saw their infomercial).
I thought it indicated that they were a private network, and there were additional charges to dial ‘regular’ phone numbers. Apparently, from your ‘real life’ experience with MJ, that is not true.
I still am wondering about their pricing. Even with VOIP, the FED gets something like $6/month. Cox Cable now has phone, too. They charge a minimum of $16/month, and that FED $6 is in their fine print. So their minimum monthly charge is $21 + state and local taxes.
I will check out the MJ website again, then.
posted on 07/20/2008 11:03:47 AM PDT
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