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andyha
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:36 pm    Post subject: use expired MJ for free gmail calls using phone!

Hey everyone, not sure if this has been discovered or not but I found out that I can use my expired magic jack to connect my telephone to my computer and make unlimited free call to the US and Canada fro free using my phone! I really hate those headsets so this is esactly what I was looking for. You don't need any software or hacks, it's dead simple!

All I did was set my computer to not use autoplay. Then when I plugin my magic jack, nothing happens, or if you get an autoplay windows to sart magicjack, just close it. Windows 7 will find and load the tigerjet drivers within a minute or so and from there on in you are good to go. You will even get a slider in the volume app (speaker icon)on your notification bar so you can adjust the volume!

Ok, plug your phone into it and sign on to your gmail page. If you haven't already download the voice and chat plugin for gmail and install it. (there seems to be a problem with this plugin in 64bit systems so hopefully you have access to a 32bit machine). Ok click on the "call phone" on the lower left menu. When it opens put in any 10 digit number and press enter, pick up your phone and there you go!
Of course you can't use the numberpad from your phone, you have to dial through the gmail phone app. Call quality is excellent. Hope this works for everyone, cheers.
Andy
PS Google just announced a while ago that all calls to the US and Canada will be free through 2011 and possibly beyond so for the next year we are good!
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nailgunner
MagicJack Sensei


Joined: 18 Mar 2010
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:11 pm    Post subject:

DAMN. I'm always a day late and a dollar short. I just threw away my old expired device the other day after opening it up and messing with it. Would loved to have played with that set-up. DAMN
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TransferCutter
Dan isn't smart enough to hire me


Joined: 10 Feb 2009
Posts: 106
Location: TO, ON, CA

PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:20 pm    Post subject:

I am going to have to try this one day. I have a defective MJ that they sent me a new unit to replace it with and I just never threw it out. It is de-activated but should work for this.

Thanks for posting.
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crackerjack
Dan Should Pay Me


Joined: 16 Nov 2007
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:35 pm    Post subject:

All you're doing here is using the MJ dongle as a sound card. There are more elegant solutions that will allow you to use the phone keypad to dial and answer calls that will actually ring your phone.
I think the proggy costs 7-8 bucks and you can find it widely mentioned on these fora.
You'll also need a true sip based TSIP but there are many of those referenced here.
Sorry, out of spoonfeeding mode these days Twisted Evil
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jongasse
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Joined: 23 Oct 2009
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:17 am    Post subject: Re: use expired MJ for free gmail calls using phone!

andyha wrote:

Of course you can't use the numberpad from your phone, you have to dial through the gmail phone app. Call quality is excellent. Hope this works for everyone, cheers.


Yes, this indeed works, have been using it since the last year with an expired MJ.

I have made a prototype including software for exactly this.

I, however, need more devices to test, and have posted here : http://www.phoneservicesupport.com/mj-like-phone-adapters-or-expired-mjs-suggestions-wanted-t10350.html
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gashliquor
Dan isn't smart enough to hire me


Joined: 26 Apr 2008
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:35 am    Post subject:

crackerjack wrote:
All you're doing here is using the MJ dongle as a sound card. There are more elegant solutions that will allow you to use the phone keypad to dial and answer calls that will actually ring your phone.
I think the proggy costs 7-8 bucks and you can find it widely mentioned on these fora.
You'll also need a true sip based TSIP but there are many of those referenced here.
Sorry, out of spoonfeeding mode these days Twisted Evil




Ha Ha Ha Ha, Spoon feeding. More like breast feeding info Laughing
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nailgunner
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Joined: 18 Mar 2010
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:49 pm    Post subject:

crackerjack wrote:
There are more elegant solutions


Elegant? Who needs elegant? We are accustomed to using a MagicJack. I quick thinking about elegant almost exactly a year ago. Shocked
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nailgunner
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:52 pm    Post subject: Re: use expired MJ for free gmail calls using phone!

jongasse wrote:


Yes, this indeed works, have been using it since the last year with an expired MJ.

I have made a prototype including software for exactly this.

I, however, need more devices to test


If it indeed works his way who needs prototypes/testing/software/applications/more devices?
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nailgunner
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:53 pm    Post subject:

gashliquor wrote:

More like breast feeding info Laughing


It is the "Breakfast of Champions"
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jongasse
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Joined: 23 Oct 2009
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:22 am    Post subject: Re: use expired MJ for free gmail calls using phone!

nailgunner wrote:

If it indeed works his way who needs prototypes/testing/software/applications/more devices?


Good question. It's because, as a glorified soundcard, you can't use the keypad and the chipset's DTMF handling + hook detection.
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