A number of commenters are rightfully upset that magicJack is not compatible with Mac OSX (10.11, El Capitan). Earlier versions are apparently okay. If you’re working and you want to register with El Capitan, consider borrowing a friends Windows 7, 8 or Mac OSX prior to El Capitan. Continue reading
[UPDATE] Firmware is now compatible with Windows 10. You may now download the firmware normally here, or when you plug your existing magicJack device into the USB port on your Win10-enabled computer. It should work with all versions of magicJack from USB-only to Plus, Go and Express. Good luck!
Firmware that you already own may or may not work when you upgrade to Windows 10 automatically, depending on your computer’s configuration. Additionally, if you own the original USB-only version of magicJack, there is a chance it may not work at all with Windows 10. Continue reading
Katee’s comments were important enough that I thought they deserved their own post front and center for Canadian buyers of magicJack devices. Continue reading
Last year, I gave some very specific advice about giving a magicJack for Christmas. Streamlining last year’s advice*:
- Don’t give a tech gift to someone who doesn’t understand it.
- Don’t give this to someone who doesn’t have a fast broadband connection.
- Only give this to someone who directly asked for it.
- If it’s only going to sit in a drawer, you’ve wasted a gift.
But with blocked extensions, blocked skype and even blocked ISP telephone providers, is magicJack a decent way to start your next year?… Continue reading
Very sad, but this happens to all of us. Here’s a general method to work out this situation. Continue reading
Jim asks “How do I access my magicJack voice message from from another phone or computer?
Here are three steps to voicemail using magicJack’s voicemail system. Continue reading
The new magicJack GO looks suspiciously like it’s predecssor the magicJack PLUS 2012. It’s about the same size, with the same light configuration, just with a new “coat of paint”, so to speak. That said, the mJ+2012 was a good device, and likely so will this one be. Check out the video below. Continue reading
What comes in the box looks unsurprisingly similar to what we saw in previous incarnations of magicJack: Ethernet cord, AC adapter, six inch USB extension cord and device. The device is smaller. Check out the video below for more information.
I’ve updated the site so it is easy to view the site on any size device: phone, tablet, or desktop. These changes should make it easier to read and comment on this site, regardless of whatever your device preferences.
The sidebar to the right shows how this site checks for changes every day around noon for any changes to the updates. As of July 22, the firmware update files for magicJack’s Windows and Mac have shown changes when compared with previous versions. Coincidentally, the founder of magicJack died the same day.
Check out this video of the new screen interface for magicJack devices connected to Windows 7. Continue reading