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MagicJack Without The PC Soon

By January 25, 2011

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Since it launched, MagicJack has claimed to be magical by eliminating monthly bills on phone calls. The jack does it all, but with one serious limitation for most users - the need for the PC to be on in order to make and receive the free calls. Lately, MagicTalk came out, with some 'magic' on which only GMail has preceded it - you could use the software to make free calls without the jack. So far, the PC is still on, and annoyingly so, some would say.

MagicJack announced (as reported on NYT) it will soon launch something that will break free from the PC. It will be called MagicJackPlus and will cost $50. With it, you can make VoIP calls by simply plugging an RJ-45 Ethernet jack to it and your regular phone. The Ethernet jack will also disappear, with the coming of Wi-Fi and 4G modules. We'll have to wait some months before seeing that, though.

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January 26, 2011 at 3:11 am
(1) Marissa says:

Thanks for this report. I was actually looking for such device in the market but only to be disappointed that only skype phones are available. I am a frequent user of magic jack and im very much satisfied with it. Anyone who has an MJ device can make and receive calls to any US/Canadian number for free! The only drawback i see is the need to keep my computer on. So a Magic Jack capable phone will be a welcome development. I hope it gets available pretty soon.

January 26, 2011 at 12:15 pm
(2) MR says:

You can take a look at Nettalk.com and I am using it now though it was bad a year ago but now it’s working fine. You can hook up with router and you don’t need to have a computer at all.

October 19, 2011 at 7:39 pm
(3) Doug says:

I have been a magic jack customer since it’s inception. With today’s economy, its difficult to find methodologies to reduce your monthly budget. I give magic jack a high score with minor problems and high value.

I am excited about their new product where I will not have to keep my computer running all the time.

Thanks!

Doug

October 25, 2011 at 9:51 pm
(4) STEPHANIE PACKARD says:

MAGICJACK HAS LAUNCHED THE NEW DEVICE TO PLUGINTO YOUR ROUTER, HAVEN’TPURCHASED IT YET, BUT I’VE BEEN A USER FOR 2YRS. AND I’M SOOOOOOOOOOOO GREATFUL!!!

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