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    Junior Member seahorsesanna's Avatar
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    just saw a commercial for majicjack and was wondering if anyone has one and if they like it?

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    We have one an use it for long distance calls. It works great for us.

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    I vote No. Too much trouble, it didn't work well, too much static. Very hard to cancel. May be better now.

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    my brother has something like that. there is quite a delay in the transmission of the words so we are always interrupting each other. has some static, too. he likes it, though. we were thinking that we need some sort of land line as there is not one in the house for the kids. it would probably work for that as they don't have complicated conversations... just 'i got home safe' or 'can johnny come over'.

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    Ugh. I have never done business with them and I never will, after they made 2 unauthorized charges on my credit card! I tried calling them to get it straightened out but could not get anyone who spoke English. I ended up canceling that card and getting a new one.

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    have a friend that has one, says it works fine.

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    We have Vonage, it's a VOIP service (only available thru internet) and it is GREAT! No surprises on the bill each month, great service, lots and lots of features. We signed up when it was with a contract - they don't even have you sign a contract anymore. Oh, and it's worldwide service, too. Just a thought.... We used to have AT&T and their service was good, but they could never (and I mean NEVER) get the billing right. We love Vonage!

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    I was a few years ago, but my son had it and we would frequently get cut off or dropped. Maybe it's better now, but it was a 'you get what you pay for' kind of thing, from what I saw.

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    Not good, it was terrible. I had to finally break down and get Comcast. We had so much static and would get disconnected all of the time. And it is true, you get what you pay for............

    Not recommended!!!!!!

    sandy14

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    Mine was static galore then I also realized I had to leave computer running all the time. Talk about wasting electricity. Was probably obvious before I bought it I just never thought about it.

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    We've had one for over 2 years now and are happy with it. Every once in a while if the call quality seems not as good as usual, I just run the upgrade from the website and it's back to normal. We've put our regular house line down to just 911 and receiving calls. Can't beat the price...$19.95/yr for renewals. As long as you've got stable internet it's works great.

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    Our son used it while in Afghanistan and it worked very well for us. Sounded like he was right next door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peggymunday
    We have Vonage, it's a VOIP service (only available thru internet) and it is GREAT! No surprises on the bill each month, great service, lots and lots of features. We signed up when it was with a contract - they don't even have you sign a contract anymore. Oh, and it's worldwide service, too. Just a thought.... We used to have AT&T and their service was good, but they could never (and I mean NEVER) get the billing right. We love Vonage!
    ditto re Vonage, ditto re AT&T!

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    We had one but we live in an area where the DSL is so slow that it didn't work right a lot of the times (we would get really bad echos). If you live anywhere else but here it seems to work fine.

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    We have used MagicJack for 2 years now and found that some of the problems were OUR fault. You must have very high speed internet (and a newer computer helps) and it works best if plugged directly into your computer - not through a router. (Not doing it this way will give you static and not as good service.) It works just like a regular phone. If you don't use just your computer (sit there and talk) you can buy a set of "base" phones with extensions to put around the house. The base phone (#1) has to be plugged into the computer and then the extensions are just plugged into an electrical outlet and ring also - we have 2 extensions in our house. We found $20 a year plus the cost of the "base" phone set was well worth it. We save $400 a year by NOT using AT&T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish
    Quote Originally Posted by peggymunday
    We have Vonage, it's a VOIP service (only available thru internet) and it is GREAT! No surprises on the bill each month, great service, lots and lots of features. We signed up when it was with a contract - they don't even have you sign a contract anymore. Oh, and it's worldwide service, too. Just a thought.... We used to have AT&T and their service was good, but they could never (and I mean NEVER) get the billing right. We love Vonage!
    ditto re Vonage, ditto re AT&T!
    Ditto vonage !!! But we had Verizon land line.but they charged us $80 a month just for local calling?

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    I have thought about but decided on skype instead and I do like skype inexpensive and really saves cell phone minutes xince we have verizon they have very poor service here and with skype no dropped calls

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    had one, hated it, never worked right, got rid of it, period! lol

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    I ordered it, they said High speed internet- when I got it, it did not work- I have satellite connection. Why didnt they tell me that when I ordered it????? Took forever to get the charges off my credit card!!
    My sister has it and whenever I call her, I get a recording from them that she is unavailable. I will not make that mistake again!!

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    My husband hooked it up and didn't tell me and I knew immediately. Sound quality is bad, words were being cut off.
    If you have a 2nd home that you don't use often it may work out to save money but for a regular residence where the phone gets a lot of use it's an aggravation.

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    I read online (maybe even on this site) of a lady who got one, and ended up not being able to call her next door neighbor! She could call everywhere else, but not next door.... seems strange to me. There's always a catch for something that cheap.

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    We bought 3 so that various family members around the country could connect. We had nothing but trouble and a lot of unauthorized charges to my credit card. Could never get a human on the phone that would agreed to do anything. The one time a man answered after I got the number directly, he was quite rude and wanted to know where I got their number. I lost a lot of money on this project and it did not work well. We gave them all up.

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    I love mine! It's only as good as your broadband connection so any issues will interfer with your quality.

    That said, I don't even have mine connected to my computer any longer. I have it configured to send me an email then I check my VM and see if it's a call I want to return with my cell phone or not. It's a cheap way to avoid telemarketers for those times when you "have" to give out a phone number.

    I like it because I can have a local number in a specific area.

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    Our preacher bought one and the quality of tranmission is lousy. He always sounds like he has mush in his mouth.

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    I have one. I am in the 2nd year.
    Have had no problems. I use it
    during the day (computer must be on)
    and use my cell at night (anyone that
    neeeds me in an emergency has that #.

    $19.95 for the unit the 1st year and
    $19.95 each year after that (includes
    all local and long distance so ar.
    Can't beat the price.
    J J

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