anyone use magic jack?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by flyweed, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. flyweed

    flyweed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2009
    My wife and I have been thinking of trying Magic Jack...anyone on here tried one, or use it currently? One thing I am waiting for, is we want to keep our same phone number...I guess they are beta testing that once we can keep our current number, we may give it a try.

    I've heard lots of good things...but thought I'd ask the folks here.

  2. mylittlechickpea

    mylittlechickpea Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2010
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    One of my friends does. She loves it, and she likes that you can pick your own phone number WITH area code. So even though we're in Hawaii, she still uses her area code from Texas..
  3. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    A friend of mine used it very briefly. I could never hear him very well - the call quality was always poor. I don't know if he gave it up altogether but for the past year and a half he's never called me on it - just uses his cell phone. I know one thing he didn't like about it was that because it was via the computer, no one could call him on it unless he was sitting AT his computer at the time.
  4. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    And 911 is not local, and in a power failure you have no phone unless your computer has backup power.

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  5. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    I used it for a year and never had any problems BUT I couldn't get my music
    to play after I installed it. Actually the music would play thru the phone. It was weird
    but it did work. You can't pick your phone number or have yours changed unless they
    have added this since I had it.
    I do think it is worth the cheap price!!
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I had Majic Jack for about 8 months and got rid of it. There always seemed to be a slight delay with whom I was talking with and/or visa versa and a slight echo. Then I had to reboot my computer once because it froze for some reason and Majic Jack got switched to some kind of other setup in my computer (headphone use only.) I was able to contact a live Majic Jack representative on my computer...the guy was very helpful and he wanted me to do alot of complicated stuff on my computer to switch the Majic Jack back to regular mode. I'm not computer literate and told the rep this, but I still didnt understand the computer lingo he was talking about. I thanked the rep and told him it was too complicated for me and I terminated the service. I did save money during the 8 months I had it.
  7. MeatKing

    MeatKing Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have Majic Jack.

    I like it cause it's cheap, but for some reason our cordless phone won't work with it... And me being me needs to talk on phone well doing dishes... were gonna try a "new cordless" some day. But have not yet cut out a regular service. (VOIP) Witch I think makes 911 confusing, it still works but adress's could be wrong? (That's what's happened here, so you need to explain excatly where your calling from and where you need help..)

    Worth looking into, but not working perfect for us.
  8. dewey

    dewey Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 9, 2010
    north of eternity
    A friend has it and they only like the price, not much else. I dreaded the calls from MJ's because the low quality made it such a struggle to carry on an uninterrupted conversation, lol. [​IMG] Poor sound, dropped calls, echo, voice delays, etc.
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  9. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2010
    We use Magic Jack. I love it except for 1 thing. I have to restart it everyday. But for me it is worth the effort. Save alot of money. I say go for it
  10. Oboistonquack

    Oboistonquack Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2010
    My aunt got it and she liked it, but there was one big problem. We can't hear her! The call quality is terrible!

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