Magic Jack

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  1. Sangron

    Sangron Well-Known Member

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    who here uses it? Is it a good deal?
     
  2. Nachtsider

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    Deceptikitty does. She seems pretty satisfied to me.
     
  3. DeathStorm

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    So Deceptikitty's pleased with a Magic Jack. Sometimes the jokes just write themselves...

    I digress. I've had three friends who've used it and it didn't work so well for them. Bandwidth restrictions make it difficult to get good quality, not to mention they're limited to their computer to make calls. They ended up having to buy accessories - like headsets and decent speakers - just to get any enjoyment from using it, so the cost goes a bit beyond the $19.95 a year. They also said there were often times when they had zero sound or the caller couldn't hear them (I'm testimony to that). They had to constantly uninstall/reinstall it to get it to work, and their customer service was poor.

    None of them lasted more than a year with it.
     
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    Oh god. Don't use that piece of shit service. What most people don't think about is, what kind of service do you expect for $20 a year. Even better is when it doesn't work, and people call their ISP to complain. I want to just laugh at people that call in with it.
     
  5. Scantron

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    I got one to try and it refused to install correctly on my computer, so I just returned it and went with Skype. I've heard plenty of people say that they love the Magic Jack and it works great for them, but I've also heard a lot of people say it sucks.
     
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    I use Ooma. While the base unit is significantly more expensive than Magic Jack (about $250), the quality is as good as a landline. Besides the $250, there is no fees after that Obviously $250 is a lot to throw down but it basically pays for itself after about 8 months if you were like me and paid $30 a month for landline service.
     
  7. Sangron

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    OK thanks for the advice everyone
     
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    Dran0n Junk male

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    Stay away.
     
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    Brother-in-law and Sister have it, they love it.
     

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