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May 4, 2007 7:52 am

http://www.magicjack.com/site/index.html

May 4, 2007 10:59 am

VOIP?  You got one, Starka?

May 4, 2007 11:20 am

I've got VOIP at home and at the office, but this gadget, if it works as advertised, will make even that obsolete.


(In answer to your question, I ordered one yesterday.  It was the first day that they were made available to the general public.)

May 4, 2007 11:54 am

Stark,


Let us know if it works for ya.


I'm suspicious but curious.


If it works my order is on the way.

May 4, 2007 12:16 pm

same here...I'm very curious to hear how it works...thanks for the heads up...

May 4, 2007 12:26 pm

I'm skeptical too, here's why.


You get a free incoming phone number.


Now MAYBE they have a fiftysix digit "phone number" that first calls some server then calls your phone from there, otherwise how would the phone company know to hunt for your phone number on the internet?


Now if they have such a system, it is a system that needs to be updated and maintained daily. Since you are paying zero ongoing fees, how are they paying for this service?


Even if the device costs $1 to make and $38 is profit, that money'll be eaten up pretty quickly by server costs.


I could see it if it were JUST an outgoing calls device, MAYBE. I can't see it as a being real in this configuration though.

May 4, 2007 12:30 pm

AHHH!


Read it agian WHOM!


Notice that there are free OUTGOING calls and the is a free PHONE NUMBER for incoming calls.


They don't say that your incoming calls are free!


Perhaps this deception is the "good news" here.

May 4, 2007 3:03 pm

It looks like the $39 is for the first year and for the device. After that, it's $19/yr for the service.

May 4, 2007 9:19 pm

I just spoke today with a buddy who was using Skype. He was bragging

about paying only $30/year for unlimited calls anywhere in the world. When

I got another call and asked him for his number, he told me that his

subscription doesn't include inbound calling.



I asked what good is a phone service if no one can call YOU?



This looks better and will pass it along. Thanks.

May 4, 2007 9:40 pm

I figure it's worth $40 to find out.



I've been using a service called SunRocket (VOIP) for about a year now, and

it's been more reliable than Sprint. It runs $200/year.

Jun 15, 2007 9:04 pm

Well, it's up and running.  Sound quality is excellent...can't tell the difference between it and land lines!  The only caveat that I've noticed is that one must use area codes for all calls.  Other than that, it seems to work as advertised.