G3/G4 Internet Service via magicJack? Stay Tuned…

“truthfreedompeace777” wrote in on this page about what peripherals the magicJack might use in the future has some interesting opinions about what might happen with peripherals. He offers a lot of speculative concepts, so I thought it sort of deserves a post of its own so that people can comment on this.

CEO Vento had great plans. According to the table at the bottom of this post based on his April 2013 speech, many of these have not been fulfilled. These are some great ideas, and while they may have been ambitious for 2013, perhaps 2014 will fair better. I really hope some of these concepts come to fruition.

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Multitasking, Chat and magicJack

There are plenty of posts and blogs with thoughts on phone etiquette. One of the best I’ve seen is this one on wikihow. More and more, phone etiquette seems to apply to cell phones, and less to tethered phones like land lines, magicJack and alternative VOIP solutions. Yes, it could be your business or home phone, but there are still rules in play for proper manners on the phone. Continue reading “Multitasking, Chat and magicJack”

I just got a magicJack for Christmas. Now What?

Your geek-chic in-laws just bought you a magicJack plus as a stocking stuffer. Of course, they suspected your luddite tendencies, and hoped to give you something you couldn’t possibly hope to master, but you intend to thwart their low expectations of you. Learn from this post what you need and how to set up your unexpected fortune – a magicJack plus. Continue reading “I just got a magicJack for Christmas. Now What?”

Cyber Week Special magicJack 40% Off!

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 “Cyber Week Special magicJack 40% Off!”

Should I Give Someone A magicJack for the Holidays?

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 “Should I Give Someone A magicJack for the Holidays?”

What peripherals will the magicJack 2014 use?

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 “What peripherals will the magicJack 2014 use?”

Power, Indicator Lights and Standards Compliance for the magicJack plus 2014

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 “Power, Indicator Lights and Standards Compliance for the magicJack plus 2014”