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Authored by: Mike Perry on Jan 20, '10 05:10:53PM
All is moot now. My magicjack arrived today, but being on a Mac and in Canada means I cannot register it with a Canadian number! Go figure. I can get any number in the US just about, but what good is that to me and anyone wanting to call me.
MagicJack works best for outgoing calls and for that being in Canada is no obstacle. Long distance is still toll-free. It works less well for incoming calls, particularly if it is your only phone. For MJ to work, you computer must be running and your Internet service up. That's why I take most calls with my per-minute cell phone service. If the call will be a long one, I call them back on MagicJack. I'd hoped to use my cell service and MagicJack with Google Voice but I stumbled on a hitch. Google Voice will certainly ring both numbers, but if you aren't running MagicJack, MJ instantly sends that call to voice mail, bypassing any other voice mail and any chance to take the call on a cell phone. There's an obvious fix for that, being able to turn of MagicJack's voice mail. But last time I checked, that all-too-obvious feature had been promised but not delivered. As a work around, Google Voice now only rings my cell phone, which pretty much defeats the purpose of having it. That said, I'm happy with it. It's cut about $30 off my monthly phone bill with no loss in usefulness. MJ even lets you set up an address that'll be supplied to 911 operators just like a landline phone.

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Authored by: pete on Jan 21, '10 03:50:54PM

Ah well... mine is in the hands of Canada Post now, on its way back to Florida.

What is the point of having a magicjack number, if everyone calling me is forced to dial long distance. I was told I would have to set it up on a pc to get a Canadian number. Googling for it, I found a number of complaints about magicjack.

I am relatively happy with my cell phone, and will stick to that for now. I just have to leave it in one place here all the time. But how can anyone leave their iPhone? :)



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Authored by: macnixer on Jan 22, '10 11:46:44PM

Actually you can forward MJ incoming calls to your cell phone. I do that most of the time.



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