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Old 05-03-2019, 04:32 PM
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We have had a MagicJack and now a MagicJack Plus for many years. Very few relatives have this number. We do not get sales calls, or robocalls. It never rings, and we can use it for unlimited long distance. It works for us.
I googled MagicJack and the reviews weren't so good on it. Glad you're happy with it though. Have you had to use their customer service...that alone would keep me (us) from signing up!!!
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Old 05-03-2019, 04:32 PM
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Yesterday, I got 3 calls from ME to ME, since I was sitting right there I did not answer since I did not want to talk to myself...the conversation would probably not have made any sense anyway...
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Old 05-03-2019, 05:20 PM
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Yesterday, I got 3 calls from ME to ME, since I was sitting right there I did not answer since I did not want to talk to myself...the conversation would probably not have made any sense anyway...


We know exactly how you felt. We beat you some...think we had about 4 calls (one right after another with a bit of time between each) our number calling us. It was weird to see it there. I googled robo-calls and it was said NOT to pick up any calls otherwise they'll keep bugging us. It seems to go in cycles. We'll get a couple at suppertime and rarely in the evening. We get them in the a.m. then again around lunch-time. Then later afternoons.
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Old 05-03-2019, 06:04 PM
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I googled MagicJack and the reviews weren't so good on it. Glad you're happy with it though. Have you had to use their customer service...that alone would keep me (us) from signing up!!!
If you don't have a MagicJack, what do you know about their customer service?
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Old 05-03-2019, 10:19 PM
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If you don't have a MagicJack, what do you know about their customer service?
Didn't you read my post? I said most of the reviews weren't impressed with their customer service. I look at reviews to make up my mind if I should purchase a product or service.
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Old 05-04-2019, 06:29 AM
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I switched my land line over to Ooma Telo and ported by number over from Century Link. Unit cost under $100. All you pay is the tax. For our area it’s $4.85 a month. They offer a premiere service for $9.99 a month that I have. One of the features is custom call blocking. Only the numbers you add will ring your phone. All others go to voice mail and you never know they called unless they leave a message. Example a doctors office calls and will leave a message. Robo-calls or telemarketing call no message. In the event you get a voice mail you will instantly get a text informing you. I have been using this service since January with no issues.
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Old 05-04-2019, 06:33 AM
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Once I registered my home and cell phone on the "government no call list" I now get 2-5 calls a day. I guess the government sold the numbers?
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Old 05-04-2019, 06:59 AM
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I have an Android cell phone. I have been looking at an app called Call Blocker and Number Blacklist. It almost sounds too good to be true. Is anyone using this free app, if not could you suggest a blocking app please.
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Old 05-04-2019, 07:59 AM
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I heard a radio story the other day that if you talk to them they can capture your voice and use it for companies that use voice ID.

Far as calling yourself with your number showing, I think the psychologists probably have a name for that.
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Old 05-04-2019, 09:17 AM
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We add all contacts to our directory so when a call comes in their name appears on the phone. We kept our former telephone numbers when we moved to The Villages. If we get calls from that area code we don't answer as most all are robo calls. If we get calls from area code 352, or other area codes, not associated with our area code, we answer and the calls are usually legit.
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