MagicJack: say goodbye to your cell phone bill

Jacque31 By Jacque31, 21st Feb 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A small device that can save you money on your cellular provider phone bill.

MagicJack...say what?

Ever heard of something called MagicJack – maybe. Ever heard of cellular fees disappearing – unheard off right? Maybe not. Read on about this little gadget that can save you a bundle. Much the same than Skype but instead using your cell phone - cutting down on costs of extra hardware needed. And lets face it, who doesn't own a cell phone! Still confused? Then read on.

How it works

MagicJack is a small device that that plugs strait into your broadband enabled home PC. When a cell phone comes within 8 feet of this device it makes a call to your phone where you are prompted to enter a code. The two is linked and MagicJack makes the call over the internet for you. It is said that it has a 3000 square foot radius once connected and as long as you stay in range it routes your call over the internet.
You see the device uses radio frequencies the same as cellular carriers uses making it like a kind of a cellular tower in your home!

But wait!

Spot a problem. You the cellular companies, of course they won’t be happy with this cost saving little device eating away their profits bit by bit. You see the device uses the same frequencies that the cellular companies are paying big bucks for exclusive licenses! But the device is legal according to YMax CEO Dan Borislow – Borislow said the device is legal because wireless spectrum licenses don't extend into the home.
That’s great news and as the device will cost around $40, about the same as their original MagicJack for landline phones. To date they’ve sold 5 million units and have 3 million active users. As before you are provided with free calls in the U.S. and Canada for one year. Any extra fees you get for international calls is added on your MagicJack account and not on your cellular service provider account.

This is a great invention and could help you safe loads. Here’s hoping it reaches across the shore lines for people also tired with their cellular provider over charging.


Cell Phone, Cellular Bill Saving, Internet Phone Calls, Magicjack

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author avatar James R. Coffey
27th Sep 2010 (#)

Here in Florida where we have frequent power outages, this device is only good as a backup. Many friends found out the hard way.

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author avatar Jacque31
27th Sep 2010 (#)

Well yeah, I wouldn't just use this device on it's own! Would use it in a combination with normal phone. So when it is possible to use it, save as much as you can.
Thanks for your comment ;-)

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