Magic Jack Phone Service?

Magic Jack Phone Service?

*Camoprincess* *Camoprincess*
Have you used Magic Jack for your home phone service? If so, what was your experience and cost? I am curious since most EVERYONE I talk to has phone numbers that are long distance an with me being out of work my cell phone was shut off thanks to my now ex who said he would pay the bill before he left me. We have a regular house phone that is in my mom's name but we don't have long distance service an the package Verizon offers isn't worth it. Normally I have people call me but when I want to talk to a special someone when they are up driving for work between midnight and 6am it's kind of hard to have them call the house when my parents are asleep Which is my dilemma and we want to talk outside of messaging. I am looking into the Magic Jack but have really only heard negative things about it. Is it really worth whatever you pay?! I talked to a representative they have regular Magic Jack for $39.95 and Magic Jack Plus for $69.95 I believe is what I was quoted with a $30 a year plan. I couldn't find much information on the Magic Jack site so I figured why not turn to you wonderful people Thanks for any help or advice you may have!!!
08/07/2012
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spookycutie spookycutie
I have/had one. When it worked, it worked great. I think the main reason it didn't always work was because we were on a shared internet connection. We just moved to a new apartment and have our own connection now, but my MagicJack subscription ran out and I'm unemployed (starting work the 20th though, yay!) so I haven't gotten a chance to pay for another year. It's definitely worth it just for the times it DOES work, less than $30 a year...
08/07/2012
indiglo indiglo
I used it in the past. Worked well for short phone calls, but it disconnects your call after 90 minutes (sometimes less) and then locks you out from calling the number back. So if you're planning long, "catch up" calls with friends it isn't the best option.

I've actually found using Skype is more economical, and works better for me. The unlimited US & Canada subscription is $8.97 for 3 months (for a yearly total of $35.88). I find that service to be more reliable, it doesn't disconnect calls, and works great.

So I prefer using a Skype subscription over Magic Jack from my personal experience with both.
08/07/2012
deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by *Camoprincess*
Have you used Magic Jack for your home phone service? If so, what was your experience and cost? I am curious since most EVERYONE I talk to has phone numbers that are long distance an with me being out of work my cell phone was shut off thanks to my ...
I've had it. Overall, it's a hassle for me and I prefer having a service on my cell/house.
08/07/2012
*Camoprincess* *Camoprincess*
Thanks for the responses that is what I am worried about and it would be for LONG conversations since my partner works away from home all the time. I mean he can call me all the time but I don't want him calling late/early hours since I live at home with my parents. My mom won't hear the phone but my dad will an he will bitch! I was hoping that Magic Jack would have been the answer but I guess not.
08/08/2012
ToyGeek ToyGeek
They seem to work well for some and not at all for others. I know lots of people with them, and for the most tech savvy folks they work perfectly, while those who keep turning off the laptop that the dang thing's attached to mysteriously have no phone service for long periods of time.
08/08/2012
indiglo indiglo
Quote:
Originally posted by *Camoprincess*
Thanks for the responses that is what I am worried about and it would be for LONG conversations since my partner works away from home all the time. I mean he can call me all the time but I don't want him calling late/early hours since I live at ...
A Skype subscription might be your best bet. You can get your own phone number through Skype too. I think it would work out well for your situation!
08/08/2012
Beck Beck
We thought about getting it to have conversations with my mother in law and to cut back on the Cell phone usage, but we heard that it disconnected after sometime of usage. Well, I talk to my mother in law for 4 hours sometimes, so I need a phone that works! I stuck with my cell phone.
08/08/2012
*Camoprincess* *Camoprincess*
Quote:
Originally posted by Beck
We thought about getting it to have conversations with my mother in law and to cut back on the Cell phone usage, but we heard that it disconnected after sometime of usage. Well, I talk to my mother in law for 4 hours sometimes, so I need a phone that ...
See that is what I was thinking Beck I don't have short conversations with people when I talk I TALK for HOURS especially with my partner since he is older he isn't into the whole texting thing an since I don't have my cell phone I can only send SMS through Yahoo he prefers phone conversations an with his line of work he can't text all the time since he does a lot of driving. Guess we will stick to what we are doing now "/
08/09/2012
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