HAS ANYONE HEARD OF THE "MAGICJACK" PHONE?

» Site Navigation
Home Page The Villages Maps The Villages Activities The Villages Clubs The Villages Book Healthcare Rentals Real Estate Section Classified Section The Villages Directory Home Improvement Site Guidelines Advertising Info Register Now Video Tutorials Frequently Asked Questions
» Newsletter Signup
» Premium Tower
» Advertisements
» Trending News
» Tower Sponsors




















» Premium Sponsors
» Banner Sponsors
» Advertisements
Closed Thread
Thread Tools
  #16  
Old 03-03-2008, 05:09 AM
nONIE's Avatar
nONIE nONIE is offline
Sage
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: De La Vista
Posts: 3,175
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: HAS ANYONE HEARD OF THE "MAGICJACK" PHONE?

Cheap phone Barb, no volume control. Thanks for responding tho. Guess Ill just have to put up with it. Im just happy to have something other then my cell which drives me crazy!!! Overlaping conversations, static, dropped calls. Magic Jack Is WONDERFUL!!!!
__________________
Chicago, Il., Upstate, N.Y. Finally a snow FROG

There is no difficulty on earth that enough love will not conquer.
  #17  
Old 03-03-2008, 05:54 AM
The Great Fumar's Avatar
The Great Fumar The Great Fumar is offline
Soaring Eagle member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Chatham
Posts: 2,015
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Default Re: HAS ANYONE HEARD OF THE "MAGICJACK" PHONE?

BARB1191
Could be your hearing isn't what it used to be ,,,, Just a thought...

fumar droppin a pin :dontknow: :dontknow:
__________________
My memory's not as sharp as it used to be, Also
my memory's not as sharp as it used to be.
  #18  
Old 03-03-2008, 12:25 PM
Barefoot's Avatar
Barefoot Barefoot is offline
Sage
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Winters in TV, Summers in Canada.
Posts: 17,649
Thanks: 1,296
Thanked 174 Times in 121 Posts
Default Re: HAS ANYONE HEARD OF THE "MAGICJACK" PHONE?

Quote:
Originally Posted by barb1191
boobear....Thanks for your suggestion re Vonage. Would like to clarify pricing difference between Vonage and MJ, FYI.
Vonage is, as you say, $29.95/MONTH. MagicJack is a once-a-year charge of $19.99 the first year and something like $29.99/YEAR the following years. Yes, MJ does have all the bells and whistles, as well as 911 access and shortly will offer the capability to keep your local phone number. Huge difference in price! barb1191
We have been using Vonage for the past four months and the monthly price of $29.95 gives us UNLIMITED long distance calling to Canada as well as the USA!! A huge advantage for us as Fireboy is still working in Canada.

I do find sometimes there seems to be a bit of a time lag, don't know why. Also, it only works well when I'm talking to other landlines .. not good reception if other party is on cell phone or portable phone.

But overall we love it as we are saving a fortune on long distance calls.

__________________
Barefoot At Last
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.
  #19  
Old 03-03-2008, 01:40 PM
l2ridehd's Avatar
l2ridehd l2ridehd is offline
Sage
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bridgeport At Miona Shores
Posts: 3,516
Thanks: 1
Thanked 172 Times in 56 Posts
Send a message via AIM to l2ridehd
Default Re: HAS ANYONE HEARD OF THE "MAGICJACK" PHONE?

I have been using MJ for about a month now and it is still working great. I like it because I can use it when I travel as well. I always have the laptop with me and now have a free phone as well. Even from hotels, I just disconnect the hotel phone and plug it into the MJ. So for $20 a year it will always be my second phone and for TV probably my primary phone until I am there full time. VM works well and the quality has always been good so far. I also will set it up in TV using a base and multiple hand sets. Tried that at home as a test and it worked fine. At some point I may eliminate the land line completely, and at a minimum drop it back to very BASIC service. h
__________________
Life is to short to drink cheap wine.
  #20  
Old 03-03-2008, 02:09 PM
TVQueen TVQueen is offline
Member
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 77
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: HAS ANYONE HEARD OF THE "MAGICJACK" PHONE?

Thing that still bothers me about it is that if your internet service is down, so is the phone. Also, does not have call forwarding.
  #21  
Old 03-03-2008, 03:42 PM
Russ_Boston's Avatar
Russ_Boston Russ_Boston is offline
Sage
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Buttonwood
Posts: 4,847
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Re: HAS ANYONE HEARD OF THE "MAGICJACK" PHONE?

Don't know how internet service is down in TV but my Comcast service has only been down for maybe 10 minutes in the past 5 years! Not a concern.
  #22  
Old 03-03-2008, 03:52 PM
l2ridehd's Avatar
l2ridehd l2ridehd is offline
Sage
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bridgeport At Miona Shores
Posts: 3,516
Thanks: 1
Thanked 172 Times in 56 Posts
Send a message via AIM to l2ridehd
Default Re: HAS ANYONE HEARD OF THE "MAGICJACK" PHONE?

I would agree that internet is likely to be down more then land line over time. However both are still very reliable. And I will still always have a cell phone as back up.
__________________
Life is to short to drink cheap wine.
  #23  
Old 03-03-2008, 11:07 PM
dadspet dadspet is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 428
Thanks: 1
Thanked 29 Times in 12 Posts
Default Re: HAS ANYONE HEARD OF THE "MAGICJACK" PHONE?

Nonie:

One time I got reverb. Now it seems great. Wife uses it all the time now. Quality better then Zerizon cell . We did the update to latest software level ?? Not sure what that did. Keep vol low - and turn up your hearing aid.
  #24  
Old 03-04-2008, 12:41 AM
nONIE's Avatar
nONIE nONIE is offline
Sage
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: De La Vista
Posts: 3,175
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: HAS ANYONE HEARD OF THE "MAGICJACK" PHONE?

dadspet,

Thanks for the advice will follow it all except the hearing aid part, Please dont rush the degradation of my body parts, they are getting there fast enough! 1rnfl

I CAN STILL HEAR!
__________________
Chicago, Il., Upstate, N.Y. Finally a snow FROG

There is no difficulty on earth that enough love will not conquer.
  #25  
Old 03-04-2008, 09:42 PM
dadspet dadspet is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 428
Thanks: 1
Thanked 29 Times in 12 Posts
Default Re: HAS ANYONE HEARD OF THE "MAGICJACK" PHONE?

Turned off my computer last night and this morning it wouldn't come back on - seemed like it was hung trying to start Magicjack. Turned it off and same thing happen. FOUnd out comast was down since I couldn't use the internet. Not sure if there is a relationship between comcast not being up this am and MagicJack but comcast has been down before so I'm not sure there is.

This does bring up the point that its probally not a great idea to use magicjack as a only Telephone but still seems like a great solution for cheap phone service if you have a cell phone.

  #26  
Old 03-04-2008, 10:15 PM
DickY's Avatar
DickY DickY is offline
Veteran member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Village of Duval
Posts: 519
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default Re: HAS ANYONE HEARD OF THE "MAGICJACK" PHONE?

I have Vonage so when the internet is down my Vonage phone is also. However they have an option to forward a call to another phone when this occurs. I have it set up to forward to my cell.
__________________
Harrisburg, Pa ----------> Village of Duval
  #27  
Old 06-23-2008, 06:52 PM
Shirleevee's Avatar
Shirleevee Shirleevee is offline
Gold member
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: NY, Poinciana, TV
Posts: 1,369
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Shirleevee
Default Re: HAS ANYONE HEARD OF THE "MAGICJACK" PHONE?

Any new information on Magic Jack?

I just ordered it for TV. Comcast, our ISP in TV does not have telephone service.


Shirleevee

__________________
Shirleevee

Staten Island, N.Y./The Villages
  #28  
Old 06-23-2008, 07:29 PM
islandgal's Avatar
islandgal islandgal is offline
Eternal Member
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Mallory Square
Posts: 1,139
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: HAS ANYONE HEARD OF THE "MAGICJACK" PHONE?

Shirlee -

I received a call from Comcast last week to let me know they now have phone service here.
I already have their broadband, but Thursday I will be connected to their phone service to replace Embarq and cable to replace Dish.

You might want to give Comcast a call. They have some good deals because of the service being new here.
__________________
Richmond,VA - Martinsville, VA - Hilton Head Island, SC - Mallory Square

Rescuing one cat may not change the world, BUT for that one cat, the whole world will change.
  #29  
Old 06-23-2008, 08:22 PM
Harry
Guest
Posts: n/a
Default Re: HAS ANYONE HEARD OF THE "MAGICJACK" PHONE?

I have had majicJack for approx 3 months. I don't have any land line. This works fine. Price is right and I don't miss having a $74 a month phone bill. $40 the first year which includes the unit that plugs in to a USB port and $20 every year after that. Yes, per year.
  #30  
Old 06-23-2008, 08:27 PM
Shirleevee's Avatar
Shirleevee Shirleevee is offline
Gold member
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: NY, Poinciana, TV
Posts: 1,369
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Shirleevee
Default Re: HAS ANYONE HEARD OF THE "MAGICJACK" PHONE?

Thank you WiWi.

I have Comcast Broadband and cable......will call them


Shirleevee
__________________
Shirleevee

Staten Island, N.Y./The Villages
Closed Thread

Thread Tools

You are viewing a new design of the TOTV site. Click here to revert to the old version.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:16 PM.