magicJack $20 unlimited VoIP reviewed

Jan 28, 2008

We first saw magicJack all the way back in October, where we managed to kick off an argument about truth in advertising in the comments; now PC Magazine have got one of the adaptors in for review, to see whether YMax's claims are true.  To recap, the magicJack device is a matchbox-sized gizmo with a USB plug on one end (to go into your computer) and a standard RJ-11 phone jack on the other, into which you plug a standard landline phone.  The big selling point is unlimited national calls for $20 a year.


magicJack software

PC Magazine seem surprisingly impressed: rating magicJack 4.5 out of 5, they praise it for the great sound quality, broad selection of options such as voicemail and call-waiting, e911 compatibility and - for a $10 fee - the ability to port your existing landline number over to the magicJack service.

I'd be very interested to know if magicJack are considering bringing the service to the UK; considering how heated the previous comments got, I'm sure someone will tell me soon!

[via jkontherun]

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