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Magicjack works like Vonage and cable (sm)

Posted By: anon on 2008-01-29
In Reply to: I'd check into it to make sure it was really unlimited. - me

the only cost is $39.99 (device, first time only) for the entire year, no monthly fee.  Second year is $19.99 for the entire year.  Voice mail, call forwarding, etc.  It's a real steal.  So far, my sound clarity is very good.  I'm on my 30-day guaranteed trial now, so I'm still in the testing phase, but I do not use a C-phone. 


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I use MagicJack & it works great. nm
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my Vonage goes through DSL, not cable
so I'm out of long distance/internet if the phone line is down, but I wouldn't be able to work anyway without the phone line, so it makes no difference.
Cable and Vonage

Thanks, I hope it works with my cable internet connection and vonage too!  Need to save money wherever possible.


Can someone explain how Vonage works?

I work for a service that uses a Lanier VTI and local number (not toll free) to access the hospital system.  If I want to go on a working vacation out of my normal calling area, a coworker said if I have Vonage for $25 a month I wouldn't have to pay long-distance charges when I'm transcribing remotely.  What's that all about?


Works great! Better than Vonage. SM
I found that with Vonage there was a lag when I would rewind or fast forward in a dictation.  Drove me batty.  Switched to Mediacom phone and it works great.  No lag, clear as a bell.
Vonage! Works great with my Cphone. nm
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I have cable phone access and my C-phone works - sm
I am not sure about you problem, because it sounds just like I have mine hooked up.  The only thing I can think of is that mine has 2 line hookups in the back of the phone.  If you have this too, I would just try the other one, which you probably have already done.  Sorry that was not much help.  I wish you luck
magicJack
Got it on Monday, hooked it up, works great!  I will be sending back Vonage now. My state was in there but the number it gave me did not work well so I chose a state not as heavily populated and it is clear as a bell.  Definitely works well for me. 
MagicJack

For anybody who has MagicJack, do you know if it is possible to use this in conjunction with another service such as Vonage?  There is no local area code available with MagicJack in my state, so for anybody calling me even in the same town, it would long distance for them.  I am just wondering if it is possible to have Vonage for incoming calls and then MagicJack for outgoing calls.  Thank you!


  


 


 


MagicJack

I don't know if mine was defective or not, but when I plugged it in and tried to use my phone, all I got was horrible static.  Two friends of mine in NY have no problem with it.  One also has Vonage.  I got Vonage when it was new, and that, too, was disastraous.


Now there's another thing called Peanutjack.com.  If anyone has feedback, I'd love to know.  We need all tne help we can get!


Thanks!


MagicJack
I've also heard that a lot of people with MagicJack had trouble with it and it just stop working.
magicjack
magicjack put my family in danger read story about how they did it


google magicjack put my family in danger
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I got a magicjack and they put my family in danger read story on google

google magicjack put my family in danger
magicJack - something that may help you decide - sm

I just purchased magicJack.  I like it so far.  One thing that I didn't know that I wish I had is that there is no local number available in my area code.  I had to choose one from a neighboring state.  Therefore, any incoming calls will be long distance for those calling me if they do not have an unlimited long distance plan.  The link below will let you find out what area codes are availble.  Many are pending and are supposed to be available very soon.  Other than this, I really like it.


http://www.magicjack.com/site/areacodes.html


MagicJack Question

Hello,


I just got MagicJack and have a DAC transcribe station.  Everytime you depress the foot pedal when listening to a dictation a "1" will appearing in the MagicJack window as if it is trying to input another number to dial.  The dictation eventually cuts out after enough numbers appear to dial a phone number.  Has anyone had this problem or might known the solution? My foot pedal is plugged into the transcribe station.  Can I use a USB foot pedal and link to the dictation through the MagicJack window on your computer screen? 


Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.  


For those interested in MagicJack
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Windstream/Bonage/MagicJack
In TX we have Windstream, which is okay (ATT for cell; again, not a problem at all here).

Anyone tried MagicJack? I did the Vonage thing a couple years ago and it wasn't a good exp. (it may well be now; not sure). Tried the MagicJack, but haven't been able to make it work. If anyone else has info on how they do with either of these, I'd love to know.

Thanks.
Any Magicjack users have any luck...sm
getting their foot pedal to work again?  Mine's still not working, and I was really  hoping it was a short-lived bleep in the system. 
ps on MagicJack Late reply!
Sorry I didn't get back to you, frankie_rush.  Too many emails!  Actually, it works well most of the time.  But I think it depends on a few things:  where you live, your phone co. (I have Windstream, which has been very good in all aspects).  To me, it was worth spending the $15 (or something like that).  I had Vonage a few years ago, and it was the pits!  At that time it was an on-going expense, the customer service was horrible (as I recall in India!), and I got stuck for a 2-year contract for crap!  I'm in Texas.  A friend of mine in NY has excellent service, so I still still say that the $15 to OWN it is worth the shot. 

 

They sell them at kiosks at the mall here.

 

Incidentally, I don't have Lanier, but when I worked in the hospital we had their system, and also had excellent service.  I also liked Medi-Tech, for what it's worth.

 

Did you make a decision?

 

Good luck

My telephone service is VOIP, but it s through my cable service, along with my cable internet. .
We have had VOIP for about a year now and I love it. I really can't tell a difference in traditional service, except the price. One of the best calls of my life was to Bellsouth to cancel our service!
magicjack with Lanier or telephone line - sm
The magicjack did not work with my Lanier, and my friend has dial-up and it would not work for her WITHOUT transcribing equipment, just regular calls. I sent mine back the same day.
Comcast cable has ULD that goes through their cable sm
and there are no limitations. I asked them. They said that you could use the phone 24/7 and it would make no difference. The cable modem has a telephone connection and backup battery in there, all in one unit. If you lose your power, the backup battery kicks in for 12 hours I think they said. I personally was reluctant but it is clearer than Verizon regular phone service. Clear as a bell! It is $39.95 a month. If you have any cable service, you might want to check and see if they have this. This is VOiP protocol but I just have never seen anything that was as clear as theirs.

If Comcast has this, it is my guess that the other cable internet services either have it or will have it in the future. This is fairly new with Comcast.
Full Word is in the Works "Suite," not plain Works.
Works saves files in a different format, but you can open them in Word if you have the correct filter installed.
RIGHT!!! Someone who works 16 hours and someone who works 60 will have a HUGE difference. NM
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Emdat works with Instant Text Por V - ony version that works with Emdat - nm
nm
Cable
I notice you have Adelphia!I have it also in Ohio and am anxiously awaiting Time-Warner to take over and get Roadrunner. I've had problems and problems with it over the years. I can't get fast access with our phone company as they are not down our road yet (in country). You are lucky to be able to switch, though.
Anyone not have cable TV at all?

What do you watch?  It seems like the primetime sitcoms aren't very family friendly.  We just canceled our basic cable because they took two more channels away, Discovery and ABC Family, which meant we were paying $20 a month for TBS, PBS, and four free local channels.  Nobody watches channels like Home Shopping Network, QVC, or Government Access, so why do they even include them?  There's only one show I'll really miss, but it'll be out on DVD eventually.  Not that I even watched much TV.  The house just feels really quiet without any background noise.  Where's that Internet radio site I bookmarked?


If cable goes (sm)
Looking into Vonage and wondering about problems with cable if it goes down, not quite sure how it works. email me please about ur opinion
sohocafenoir@comcast.net
thanks much...
got rid of my cable, no more TV
for a year now.  Just watch movies from Net Flix.  Got tired of all the commercials.
cable
I have cable and love it. Before we moved here I lived where I could only get dial up. What a difference. It is worth the money!
Ahh. Thanks. If that's cable TV, then that's why
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Cable or DSL
I have had cable internet service and thinking of switching to Bell South Ultra Fast 6.0.  Do you think Bell South is okay too?
used to have cable
The vonage worked great but it never failed if I needed to work at night my connection went down for upgrades or someother unavoidable thing. I am sure it was my area because they were redoing all the wiring and such. Hope it goes well for you
do you have cable?
If you have cable in your house you can see if you your cable company offers phone service. The only truly unlimited phone plans I have found are cable phone and internet phone such as Vonage. Also you can check with your phone company. They may have a VoIP (internet) phone plan themselves.
Can't get cable where I'm at...
Only satellite. I will call my phone co. and ask about the VoIP. They're a rural company so I have no idea if they even offer it.
If you have not had cable before..sm
I am not sure how Charter does things, but I have Time Warner, who is the actual person(s) to be setting up your computer connection, etc. At that time, they will also set up an email account, give you a temporary password, which you can change to your preference after set up, and whatever else they need to do. They adjust signal quality, speed, etc. My user ID was chosen for me by the cable company..I did not have a choice, so not sure about Charter. but this is pretty much the norm. I would call Charter pretty quickly, as Time Warner always has like a two week delay as to when they can come and set things up. If you need to make an appointment and don't want to wait two weeks, I would do it now. good luck.
Cable vs DSL internet?
I have cable internet service and will be relocating soon to an area that has DSL.  Just wondering, since DSL goes through the phone line, is there any electrical involved; or should I say, if the electricity goes out does the DSL stop working.  I am wondering, if I invest in a laptop and have DSL also, if electricity goes out, would hardly miss any downtown, with the laptop having battery and all.   Is this correct?
I rigged up a cable that would
go from the speaker of the computer into my Dragon microphone, but it didn't even remotely work due to the training aspect of DNS.  Also, I tried the redictating thing, but it was just faster and easier to type it myself using my expander than to reformat, edit, and correct everything.
We have no cable. I yanked it. sm

I've had cable off and on, but this time it is gone for good.


I caught my 9-year-old daughter hiding under a wonderful tent that she made in her room with sheets and blankets, etc.  It didn't take me long to realize that she had covered the TV, plugged in headphones in the back, and was watching MTV!


TV today is just disgusting.  What they are allowing on family time gets worse every day.  What used to be PG-13 is now PG.  What used to be R is now PG-13.


So much for George Carlin's old comedy thing about the seven words that weren't allowed on TV.  What?  Are there like 3 left now?


NO CABLE TV at my house. The local library has a HUGE amount of videos that people donate to the library and they don't cost anything.  When the kids go to the library to get a few videos, they also pick up a book!  Amazing isn't it.!  No advertising.!  Watch out though, it'll cost you a nickel a day if the books aren't back in time.


It has made such a big difference.  My daughter takes the dog for walks. She planted a flower garden that is now coming up. She swims in our pool.  She does word find puzzles in a big book.  She reads at night. Her friends have started to hang out over here because they are tired of sitting in front of the TV.  They go catch frogs, climb trees, chase butterflies, etc. By 9:00 every night she's sooooo dirty and sooooo tired, she takes a shower and goes right to sleep.


Think about it. 


Public TV is getting to be just as bad as cable.
Good old evening family sitcoms are just smut and garbage.  We have a Netflix membership, so I fill up the queue with kids or family movies that I've researched and approved.  The kids have been watching those all summer when they feel the need to watch TV at all.
Do most of y'all have DSL/cable?
It seems like most companies now require it - anyone still on sloooooow dial-up?
No cable, no TV, no antenna
We don't have the TV hooked into anything... not even to get the local channels off of the antenna.  We just watched moveis on DVD or video if we want to watch something.  I miss the news sometimes, but when we had it we either never watched it or couldn't find anything good on it.... what is the point then? lol.  Much better this way. 
No cable/satellite here either
Don't miss it. Don't really have time for TV. Getting really sick of Law and Order when I can watch though.
No cable? oh my...i'm addicted
to the news channels, Discovery and TLC.  Our cable company "bundles" different tiers so you do get ripped off if you have just one favorite, but mine, well the news, not sure why though with all the murder, scandal,e tc.  I blame my neice that I inherited it from her lol. she is the absolute worse!
We have ours through our cable provider...

Wireless here, too.  DBF has 2 puters in his office with the router to the main, NIC card in the other, ditto on the NIC card with my stuff in my office.  He sure is handy to have around...my own personal "tech support." 


busness DSL or cable
When starting your own accounts is it necessary to have a business line set up in your home office?  I know it is more professional, but is there a law that would be broken by not having it when you start out?
I have unllimited LD through my cable co (sm)
I have Bright House cable (formerly Time Warner). They have a digital combo where I get phone, net, and cable.
cable Internet.
Cable Internet just recently became available to my area.  I was excited because most the MTSOs require cable.  I am currently on satellite.  I called about the cable internet and they said for a home office it is $80 per month and you only get 10 gigabytes or megabytes (donít remember which) per month for downloading stuff off the internet. Then you get charged extra.  Is this normal for cable Internet?  It sounds strange to me but I am not very savvy on these sorts of things.
Wireless & Cable...
I know this is probably a stupid question, but what the heck. I have cable internet with only one cable outlet, which is in my living room. I currently have my computer in the living room but would like to put it in the back bedroom, which has no cable outlet. If I go wireless can I just put the computer in that room? Is NetGear any good? Simple to set up? TIA!
I am seriously considering cancelling my cable, SM
although I would miss Food Network, History Channel, and such.
As Larry the Cable Guy says,
GIT 'ER DONE!