Majic Jack

Has anyone had any experience with a device called a Majic Jack that is used to make international calls?

Posted by david
837 posts

Betsy, I have majic jack. It is not necessarily for international calls. While they can be made by paying additional fees, some numbers are not available. I found it excellent for calling back to the US. With a wifi connection, calls to the US are local calls, your home computer to wherever you are calling. Betsy, I take back the part about blocked numbers; that related to my cell phone.

Posted by Paul
Tuscaloosa, AL
880 posts

With Magic Jack don't you need to have a computer for the connection, or a cabled connection to the Internet? That adds a bit of complexity to its use as a phone alternative. If you are taking a laptop anyway, then it may be a good choice. There are other options that use the Internet to route calls, too.

Posted by Nancy
London, UK
168 posts

I have a Magic Jack here in London. We use it for our friends and family to call us here. It is connected to our laptop. I would not take it traveling with me - I use Skype or FaceTime for that.

Posted by david
837 posts

For home use, it is connected to the computer. You don't take the jack itself to travel. Presumably you have a pad or mobile devise. You get the majicjack app to the devise and all you need is an internet connection. Works great.

Posted by Betsy
10 posts

Thanks so much for the feedback. I do believe there is a Majic Jack Plus? that can be used for calls without a computer. Apparantly there is a device to attach to your ipad. We will be contacting Majic Jack to see if that is indeed workable. Appreciate all of your comments.

Posted by Nigel
East Midlands, England
11639 posts

I don't understand why in 2013 when Skype calls are so easy and incredibly cheap and have a really good iOS app, why would people want to use a piece of hardware. Skype calls from my iPhone 4s are as easy as normal calls, the voice quality is as good, and you can have video if you like. I have nothing against the hardware maybe at home, but not on the road. Back in the day, several years ago, I used to carry a microphone and headphones for Skype calls and put up with the dropped lines and echos, but now that Skype has moved their tech on and the superior app I just carry my phone.