Voice mail can be accessed a couple different ways. You can have magicJack send you an email every time you get a voice message. You can also access your magicJack voice messages via the phone. This post shows how. Continue reading
Update 2013.12.10: This offer is now expired. Bummer. If anyone finds a similar offer, please let us know!
This is pretty-much the same offer that was given to magicJack owners earlier this year who were early adopters. Keep in mind that if you transfer your existing service, from your old magicJack to your old magicJack becomes a brick. If you’re getting the device for the first time, I’m not sure if this upgrade price will be available to you. If it is, post and let us know! You get six month of service with the device, at which point you’ll need to renew for a year. Continue reading
Who doesn’t like gadgets? Who wouldn’t want a magicJack for holidays like Christmas, Chanukah or another tradition? Well it all depends. Personally, I wouldn’t mind receiving a magicJack in my stocking, but here are a couple things to think about before you bestow this gift on a friend. Come to think of it, most of this goes for just about any gift, so maybe you’ll gain some insight about general gift-giving etiquette. Let’s begin. Continue reading
Line modes… Most modern DECT 6.0 phones have this buried deep in their internal phone system menu. The factory-default setting can affect your phone’s reliability on numerous levels. But what is line mode, and how does it affect me? Continue reading
Update 2014.01.16 – After reading this post, check out some information recently uncovered by a friendly commenter in this more recent post.
The magicJack plus 2014 first started selling in June, 2013. It’s supposed to be a better device than its predecessor. So far, there’s no evidence to support that. The sound is not any better. It may actually be worse. There is still no way to save the volume settings when it’s not connected via USB to a computer. The advertisement on the side of the box says free SMS is available through the USB Dialpad and when you use the magicJack TalkFree App, but none of these have come to pass yet. To top it off, the line polarity on the phone jack is actually reversed, contravening over a hundred years of phone standards. I can only wonder what is going through the minds of magicJack planners. There are so many open questions about what will happen next with the new glossy black device. Continue reading
Today we’re looking at indicator lights, power and some standards for the magicJack plus. We’ll be comparing the magicJack plus 2014 to its predecessor, the magicJack plus 2012. Continue reading
Just minutes ago, I received another email about 911 services from magicJack.
It looks like they have stepped back and taken a different tack. Apparently, they will try to bill us, but if we don’t pay, we may get a bill directly from 911 services in our town.
Pundits like myself with 20/20 hind-site claim to know everything, but seriously… This is how magicJack should have handled this situation: Continue reading
After a great deal of fiddling around, I’ve come up with a video that shows what to expect for people who have never registered a magicJack device before. This is a recipe for those who bought it online or over the phone from magicJack, or bought it on Amazon, at a local retailer or were given the device as a gift. Below are the directions I created for the device. Continue reading
When I go to the official magicJack FAQ, it says I should be able to find call forwarding available. But I don’t see it. That’s because a while back, magicJack removed the option. Continue reading
Recently, upon reviewing my magicJack setup, it looks like 911 services have been reinstated. When I plug my magicJack into the USB port on my computer, the 911 button is once again available. Continue reading