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darthdaddy
MagicJack Newbie


Joined: 27 Mar 2008
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:55 pm    Post subject: This really works!

Just installed my MJ today. Setup was pretty easy. It worked immediately. I was surprised for two reasons. First, it actually worked! Second, I am using zone alarm suite for firewall/spyware. Zone Alarm can be a little tricky sometimes.

MJ even let me get a number in our local area code. I got the 30 day trial. Will continue to test it. Hopefully I can give AT&T the big heave ho soon!
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DCSholtis
MagicJack User


Joined: 20 Mar 2008
Posts: 48
Location: Ohio

PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:08 pm    Post subject:

It is nice isn't it! I got mine a few days ago, testing now as you are. I'm running it on a Mac and I don't use a firewall and am having zero issues thus far. I'm keeping my landline but if it continues to work this good then come October I'll be calling T-Mobile to cancel my cellphone saving me $40 bucks a month. Not bad. Very Happy Continued good luck with yours!!
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jaqie
magicJack Apprentice


Joined: 16 Jan 2008
Posts: 12

PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:11 pm    Post subject:

A little advice: keep one other line. MJ works for a while, but it peters out at the worst times...and some of the time you don't even know it. I have had the applet crash many times - all you hear is the USB device removed sound if you are lucky enough to have your speakers on and only hear that some of the time it crashes. Other times, you get busy signals when calling out, or get a half a ring then dialtone... and usually if you get those, you haven't had service for the last three hours but don't know it because people can't call you to tell you they can't get ahold of you! even voicemail doesn't work half the time for people calling you.

In a nutshell: keep another line or you will end up with massive headaches and lost calls.
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AlaninKY
Dan isn't smart enough to hire me


Joined: 12 Nov 2007
Posts: 270
Location: Louisville, KY USA

PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:31 pm    Post subject:

DCSholtis see if magicJack continues to remain stable this year. Then you might drop your other provider. For whatever reason some have great results with magicJack over time and other don't. The different results might have something to do with magicJack servers/area codes, or something else.
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mphixson
MagicJack Expert


Joined: 12 Nov 2007
Posts: 98
Location: Massachusetts

PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:23 am    Post subject:

I agree, don't drop your main line. Magicjack is ok as a second line to make free long distance calls, or you can use the answering machine to screen calls, but I'd never use it as my only line, it isn't reliable enough for that!
Once they put up a status page which posts current outages, then it might be reliable enough for a primary line, (as they wouldn't put a status page up until outages are a non occurrence).
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