A small USB connection into the USB port on your hard drive or lap top. Connect your cordless phone base cradle to the MagicJack. The MagicJack is plugged in to your hard drive. And that is it. Plug it in.
It goes through three steps. It initializes itself then you follow the instructions. A pop up box that will remain and become a window that shows your incoming callers numbers on your computer Screen. You also have to ask them to hook you up for 911 emerg there is that option on it as well.
1# would you like a Vanity number...make your own like 1-777-Mom. would you like a Canadian number? Of course I did the yes I would like a Canadian Number. It is a one time purchase 10.00 you own that number it is personalized to your MagicJack. ( Because you can take this with you, travelling! )
Step #2 what package? Hmmmm the best one is 69.99 for five years of service. Call the center and request another 5 year package on top of that. If you wish.
I was paying 91.00 per month for basic internet and phone and long distance on top of this. Outrageous what we pay. The MagicJack company is based, I was told in Florida. They have out sourced and use a call center in the Phillipines so it is building. They are also selling stock in their company.
#3 Enter your Information address E mail so your Voice mail messages you can access anywhere you have internet.
So the cost of two months for regular phone and internet through the phone company which would have cost me 200.00 for two months!
It has already paid for itself.
I spent 50.00 MagiJack
10.00 For my ( private ) number. No more telemarketers!
69.99 For Five years !!!!! pre- paid. No more monthly statements price Jacking.
It took a total of 15 minutes from opening the package to set up to calling and asking did I do this right?
to find the call center is in the Phillipines.
NO I do not work for this Company. I am a Mother and I am so Cheap I Squeak. I just like to see others get a
chance to save their money if they can. I converted my daughter to this the MagicJack she has no more phone bills
and is saving that! My son, well he said his girlfriend does not want to leave the computer on all the time. But they are
paying phone 100.00 a month which could be a nice date night or something else. Spend half of their time playing on the
computer. Geesh ... Listen to your mother for once would ya kid.
THE ONLY THING YOU CAN NOT DO:
Is download or have other programs running while you are using the phone. This does interfere with the connection and it cuts out every second word. That is the only glitch I found in 6 months of use. Unplug the MagicJack plug it back in, no
SOLUTION TO THIS :
Close what ever was running no problem. Yes, you do have to leave your hardrive on continuously if you want the phone to work. But if not turn it off. Your phone messages go to your Email you set up installing. Another thing we found my family is spread in Canada we use this all the time now no charges talked for three hours! Twice in One week! Long Distance! No worrying going over the minutes.
Women you know we like to talk...the kids... The cost of the MagicJack. Purchase your number. The package. Paid for itself with two
months of phone use. I called my cable guy and the number that I got was a 1-(area code) - 999 - . I said, "hey are you using the
MagicJack? What gives you guys sell phone plans! and you are using this? So there you go. Go get one save yourself some money.
Computer Phone. Take the lap top and MagicJack on Vacation to use in the Hotel rooms. No Charges to your room to call back home.
This would be great for MILITARY PERSONS travelling away from home for their families no Charge calling to your home number!!!!Check into it! Take your MagicJack with you!!!! Out sourced connection.
Your computer recognizes your Private Number...all you need is the internet feed. No Catch it works. I was skeptical at first. Downright ornary if I think I am being scammed. So it checks out. Thats all I have to say about that.