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
If you have never had a magicJack before, upgrading is not an issue. You’re just getting a new device. But suppose you already have a mJ+ 2012 and you want to upgrade to the 2014. What are your best options? Continue reading
I just got a two paragraph email from magicJack services about 911 services, this time not from Dan. Continue reading
Last year, I did a little research to find out the exact cost of running a magicJack plus original model. For the 2012 model, it cost $2.41 per year. I used the Kill-A-Watt EZ to determine the exact amount based on the average cost per therm for the previous year. This year, assuming the average cost per therm has not changed, the 2014 model comes in at Continue reading
Are you sure your e911 is working on your magicJack? Yesterday mine was. I enabled it last week when I was registering my new device. Suddenly this morning it was disabled. This doesn’t seem to be a big thing until you actually have an emergency and thought you had emergency 911 enabled. Except Dan disabled it without telling us first. Continue reading
Since I ordered the magicJack plus 2014 and still have the magicJack plus original, it makes sense to compare the two in as many ways as possible. We already know the 2014 is bigger and has three new as-of-yet-unexplained ports on it, but how does it sound? In the below video, I compare audio samples using a pre-recorded quote from Albert Einstein. Continue reading
I don’t have an android 4.3 device. Mine’s Gingerbread. But you might! Previously, we have found that many people with android 4.3 could not get the magicJack app “Talk Free” to work properly. Check out this post and its comments for more information. Help us out! If the app update fixes the incompatibility for you, please post in the comments. Continue reading