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Paul Friswold
12 Apr 2019

Does this work with more than one phone in the house or does it take multiple MJ's to work with all the phones in the house?

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Frans Versluis
12 Apr 2019

I concur. Happy customer since 2006. Mobile integration icing on the cake.

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George Hendey
12 Apr 2019

This looks great for you guys in America. What is the situation for the UK? Is it usable over here?
I live in London.

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larriy
12 Apr 2019

Used to have, used very little.
Thought they were out of business as I found better plans with Bell and Cell phone services.

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Charles J. Eisterhold
12 Apr 2019

I have used Magic Jack since day one! I hook it up to router and not the computer, thus I can use an answering machine and the phone works constantly. If you hook it up to the computer, it then only works while the computer is turned on.
I have also used it to make calls to foreign countries.

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Stu
12 Apr 2019

I have 3 MJ in the house...one a spare if either of the other 2 crap out. You can also call forward your calls if and when the device decides to have a brain wobbly. Also with each device comes a texting/calling app that DOES NOT work with Android devices(since the latest update preformed on March 7th 2019) The app is totally useless and after many 'no responses' from sent texts...I have discovered that everyone who text back to me was lost in the Ethernet. So MJ is worth every penny...except the text/calling app which is totally useless!

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Charley
12 Apr 2019

The main problem with any VOIP phone is it may not work in an emergency. You need 1. power, 2. working Internet. A traditional landline phone from the phone company (AT&T, Verizon, etc.)uses power from the phone company and has proven more reliable in an emergency. However, the phone companies are trying to phase out traditional landline phones because they are turning out to be difficult to maintain, dwindling subscriber base, etc. AT&T tried to phase them out in California but were temporarily blocked. But they will probably go away in a few years.

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Bill C
12 Apr 2019

YEP, been using it since I retired to save a few bucks. I wouldn't say it's as good as a land line BUT, you get everything the phone co. charges extra for included for the ridiculously low price.

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Clive Holloway
12 Apr 2019

I have had a similar system Nettalk for a number of years now. One yearly payment assures free calls throughout North America and to other Nettalk phones anywhere in the world. I left one (with it's North American phone number) in Europe and can call there anytime free,(and vice versa).. its just the area code that counts. The only downside is the guy in Europe can only call North America free, if he calls his neighbour on a local number it would be a transatlantic call !

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bill
12 Apr 2019

Looked at it in the past but wanted to port our landline number and liked that they had the ability listed in their marketing materials.
After buying it, found out the truth - only numbers from cell phones or landlines of companies that they had agreements with (as far as I could tell, that was zero) could be ported.
One suggestion was to port the number to a cell phone and then to Magic Jack. We returned it.

Posted by:

Glen Philipp
12 Apr 2019

I have been using Magic Jack for several years and yes, you do need decent internet service. I live in Canada and use it for about 5 months/year at our winter location in Texas. I cancelled our ATT service there. One issue I ran into was that I could not get a local number so I added Google Voice. The combination works well except some people I call are confused as their call display does not show the local Google Voice number. And to answer one of your subscriber's questions, yes, you can connect more than 1 phone. I connect mine to a wireless base and can use it on any of the 5 cordless phones assigned to that base.

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THOMAS A MCELVY
12 Apr 2019

I used the original MJ and it sucked. Had to be used with a computer. I revisited MJ with the release of their plug-to-router device, and have not looked back. Currently have 2 MJs, one for voice and one for FAX; voice feeds our entire house, the FAX unit is pluged into a switch on our network printer and performs flawlessly! Works great and we p;ay one in Oct and one in Feb, to avoid surprises. Love the service and have ZERO complaints now . Get it while it is cheap!!!!!
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THOMAS A MCELVY
12 Apr 2019

Replaced our landline years ago with VOIP, and our FAX line got switched to MJ in 2010.

Posted by:

pdsterling
12 Apr 2019

sounds very tempting; I have not seen where you get your phone number from. I am big into having the same number for years.

Posted by:

john Morrison
12 Apr 2019

How does porting my current phone number to it work?

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john Morrison
12 Apr 2019

Sorry, I meant how does porting my current FAX number to it work? Thanks!!

Posted by:

Henry
12 Apr 2019

We use Ooma, have for maybe 7-8 years, and have had very few problems. The only complaint I would have is that there is a slight lag in transmitting and receiving.(May just be unique to us) One gets used to it but both sides of the conversation if talking too fast, run in to each other. One last thing, the price comparison is a little misleading-with Ooma you have to buy their base station for around $79-99. But after that the monthly cost is only around $5. Still MagicJack looks like something that I might eventually try.

Posted by:

Kenneth Heikkila
12 Apr 2019

As soon as the USA gets reliable high speed internet service here in the hinterland I will gladly drop my landline.

Posted by:

miger
12 Apr 2019

A very nice article explaining Magic Jack. Thank you.

Posted by:

Dave M
12 Apr 2019

Like another commenter I used NetTalk for a couple of years and was very satisfied. I would go back to either Magic Jack or NetTalk if either worked with Nomorobo.

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