Compare Magic Jack with Skype and Vonage


Depending on what you need from a VOIP service, each of these services has their best points. If you are just mostly interested in chat and video chat with maybe a few cheap long distance international calls, Skype would probably be the best for you. You can chat free to another Skype user and international calls to Europe are as low as 2 cents per minute.

Maybe replacing your current telephone service entirely is what you are looking for. In that case, I would go with Vonage. But, I wouldn’t cancel the current phone service until I had used Vonage for a few months. Also, if you have a lot of problems with your internet service going down, you would also be out of phone service during those times too. However, Vonage will relay any phone calls to another number for you, so if you use a cell phone also, that could work out for you.

If you’re not really looking to replace your current phone service, but would like a way to make cheap long distance calls, give Magic Jack a try. I think in the future, Magic Jack may develop into a company to entirely replace your phone service, but a new company always has growing pains so I don’t recommend getting Magic Jack and dumping your current phone service until they have more a track record behind them.

Magic Jack/Skype/Vonage Feature Comparison Chart

Features

Magic Jack

Skype

Vonage

Free Calls to Landline Phones

Yes

No

Yes

Free Calls to Cell Phones

Yes

No

Yes

Free Calls to Other Computers

Yes

Only to other Skype users

Yes

Free International Calling

Yes, but only if both parties have the Magic Jack device

No

No

Free Voice Mail

Yes

No

Yes

Free Caller ID

Yes

Sort of, the other person’s Skype user name

Yes

Free Call Waiting

Yes

No

Yes

Free Call Forwarding

Yes

Only if forwarded to another Skype user name

Yes

Cost of Service

$19.95/year

Varies. Ranges from Free to $60/year subscriptions

$24.99/month, will be other fees and taxes.

Reliability

New service, still to be determined by long use. Unverified problems reported with service not working after a couple of months.

Very good.

Very good.

911 Calling

Yes, but I wouldn’t depend on it.

No.

Yes, but like Magic Jack, I wouldn’t depend on it in an emergency.

Use ordinary Landline Phone with the Service?

Yes

May use a Skype phone which is very similar

Yes

Must Computer be turned on to use service?

Yes.

Yes, you must also have your internet browser open and the Skype program running.

No.

Call Quality

Good.

Sometimes intermittant or scratchy.

Very good.

Ability to Send & Receive Faxes

No.

Yes.

Yes.

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80 Responses to “Compare Magic Jack with Skype and Vonage”

  1. Marsha Says:

    I just wanted to say that this is a very god comparison but one bit of information is incorrect. Your computer, browser and skype box do not need to be on to make Skype calls. With Skype phone, all you need do is plug it into your ADSL modem and you can make and receive calls without the computer being on.

  2. Admin Says:

    Thanks Marsha for pointing that out to me, you are absolutely correct! I’ll edit that now….

  3. Bobweiser Says:

    I’m interested in a line to send and receive faxes to a fax machine. I assume Vonage is my only choice??

  4. admin Says:

    @Bobweiser,

    Magic Jack does not support sending and receiving faxes. From the info at magicjack.com, it seems possible at times, but only at a very slow speed. Vonage or Skype may be a good choice for you.

  5. OldPhoneman Says:

    I am located in the Philippines and am using Vonage. I signed up just before we left California to make sure it was working with my computer there September of 2007. After we got here in the Philippines, I had to get a ComClark Tech.(My Broadband Svc on Cable)to come out to the house. Basically all he had to do was to configure my Airlink Broadband Wireless router to work with the Vonage. I did not use the Router back home in California. The service charge for my Premium Unlimited Plan is $24.99/month,Plus $.99 Regulatory Recovery Fee, $.99 Emergency 911 Cost Recovery Fee, $1.70 Federal Universal Service Fee, and $.72 County Utility Users Tax for a Grand Total of $29.39month. The voice quality is EXCEPTIONAL! All my calls to any State are free. I have only experienced an outage maybe 5 times this past year. It only was for a minute and I was able to connect immediately again. I blame the Internet, not Vonage for the outages. They have a real live person when you call Customer Service. Great Company, Best bang for the Buck!

  6. admin Says:

    Thanks OldPhoneman for the real life info on Vonage!

  7. Chuck Says:

    I haven’t used Vonage. I use Magic Jack and Skype though.

    Hands down the MJ is cheaper. I have one down in the Philippines running without any problems. Wonderful. The neighbors love calling relatives here in the US for FREE!

    The MJ here, I’m trying to make it work consistantly. It works great and then quits. I think it may be a conflict with Skype running on the same computer, but I’m not sure yet.

    Skype has some really awesome features that MJ does not have. I’m not concerned, most of us would use them once a year…

    They are both reasonable, compared to Vonage in terms of cost, but I think the the Voice quality is better on the MJ than Skype, but that’s very subjective.

    Vonage doesn’t require a Computer to be running, and that’s a nice feature. Doesn’t really hurt me, as I run a “server” anyway…

  8. Chuck W. Says:

    You may want to use a thin client for your MJ. I have been running a thin client for my MJ for a few weeks now and have had no (zero, zip) outages or difficulties .
    My only concern for MJ is that Imust always dial the area code (520) , even for local calls. People calling in do not need to use the area code to call me but it is annoying. Oh yeah, and then I look at my MJ bill and the annoyance factor goes away.

  9. Gerald Peterson Says:

    I would like to know if any of these can be used with satellte internet ?

  10. Chuck W. Says:

    No, satellite connections to the internet can not be used with MJ. I don’t know about Skype or Vonage.

  11. Brian Says:

    I use my MJ so my brother in Las Vegas can call me.
    I love the call forwarding feature for that. He does not have any long distance and used calling cards. So I simply logged into the MJ website set my call forwarding to my phone. Now my brother only makes a local call. That right there is worth the 20.00 a year for my Magic Jack.

    So so what if the computer has to be on to place the call. Just receiving the calls from my brother again is so worth it.

  12. Chuck W. Says:

    What an innovative way to use a MJ! I love it. For the price of one long distance calling card, your brother can call you whenever he wants and talk as long as he wants. And you avoid any of the potential problems of trying to keep a VOIP device functioning. Good work.

  13. Troy Says:

    Another nifty MJ idea. You can take it anywhere in the world and make unlimited calls home via an internet connection for free.

  14. Jorge Cuadros Says:

    You were recomended by a friend who is using your service, except, he said, computer MUST be on AT ALL times. Do you offer same futures like vonage does, I have one that forwards my calls, when I am not available after hours and forward to a Mexican phone.

    I have currently two lines with VONAGE and would like to hear more, and save lots $$ per year. Can I get the same numbers? 619-819-5137 & 819-2375

    Hope hearing from you soon.

    Jorge

  15. BUBBA 1212 Says:

    It’s nice to see some common sense users of this product for a change. The only issue with this device is IGNORANCE. After reading hundreds of I love it and I hate it posts, I’ve come to a few conclusions.

    1: Never buy ANY free 30day trial on ANYTHING!!! Get MJ from QVC, Circuit City etc… Then you have a hassle free return. ALL 30 DAY FREE TRIAL AND GIVE US YOU’RE CREDIT CARD NUMBER Company’s will set on your money and give you the runaround, duh. Your and every other sucker’s money is letting them make interest off it. They ALL will bite you in the azz with the fine print. DON’T DO IT!

    2: For the people that think that thing that comes out after you press the button on the front of the computer is an automated cup holder, you’re too stupid to use this product. Hell, they probably have trouble operating a light switch and flushing the toilet. If you are a 1 on the (1 – 10) Tech Savvy Scale, save us the drudge of reading your negative post and don’t even think about getting this product. It’s way, way, way over your head. Go play with the light switch or something. MJ is a startup company running on a shoestring. It’s $40 dollars! It’s $40 dollars! It’s $40 dollars! It’s $40 dollars! It’s $40 dollars! What do you expect them to do, send a tech to your house? Come on people get real. If you can’t make it work then return it to Circuit City or QVC etc… Oh, you did the 30day free trial thing? DUH… you deserve the hassle. Just don’t bore us with your post.

    3: Paranoid people get up in the morning; check the weather etc… on Internet. Hello! Your ISP tracked what you did and the Weather web cookie and all the other cookies did they’re thing. Picked up your Cell phone and made a call, Hello! Your phone service tracked and logged your call, they also knew you were home because of the built in tracking system. Got in your car and stopped at intersection, got your picture taken by traffic cam. Somebody knows where you were at the time of day. Stopped to get gas, restaurant, shopping swiped your credit card, God only knows how many people got this information on what you bought. Went to work and your employer tracked every keystroke, oh and don’t forget to smile for the candid camera. I looked your name up in the White pages and Goggled Earth your address, WOW! You got a really nice house dude. Maybe I’ll pay you a visit and spy on you. You think MJ gives a rip about the above information? They just want to know local information so they can push you the latest add special from the local pizza place. Unless you live in a cave, get a life because this is your life, you’re just too stupid to recognize it and all the bitching in the world is not going to change it. Install this on an old Pc, stick in the closet, plug in a wireless phone and forget about it. Now it’s out of site and out of mind. Just like all the above listed things you ignore every day.

    4: This DOSE NOT and SHOULD NOT replace you’re your phone system. Analyze what it can and cannot do for you. If it makes business sense then get it. If not, DON’T slam this product because it doesn’t meet your needs. This device saves me and millions of people like me lots of money.

    5: Read 1 – 4.

  16. julie Says:

    Hi! I am interested in buying MJ for my relatives in the Philippines. Do I have to activate it here in US before I send it to them there in Philippines?

  17. John Says:

    I don’t like either, I like the new service coming out called Elevate. They officially launch in April, but unlike magic jack or vonage they use a tier 3 system, not a tier 1…. More features and better clarity.

  18. admin Says:

    Elevate is more expensive, at $39.95/month, but that may attract some users that cannot get magicjack to work properly for them and are not happy with vonage.

  19. david Says:

    I do not agree that Magic Jack has “Good” call quality I have used for just over 3 wks and have had “terrible” call quality!!

  20. Rick C, Says:

    I just wanted to say that I am amazed at the quality of Magic Jack and have been telling my friends and family about it. At first they wasn’t sure until I took it to their house and plugged it into their computer. Its awsome. I’d recommend magic jack to anyone, I’ll save about 500,00 this year on phone service. I’ve had the service since June of 2008, and have never had one problem with it…

  21. carl Says:

    I largely agree with Bubba 1212. MJ is not for everyone. It is not a replacement for a full featured land line. But many of us can live without a full featured land line or cannot afford one any more and here comes MJ. Whatever issues I might have from time to time with the device , they all vanish when I look at the bill. Even if you not used it at all- where do you get voice mail with e-mail notification for $ 20.-/year ?
    I am stunned by the amount of negative comments about MJ circulating on the web.They must have really stepped on some telecom executives’ toes!
    I use the device for 3 months now and it is worth every penny.

  22. Bobby Says:

    Magic jack does work with fax machines as long as you set the speed to 9600.

  23. Muhammad Says:

    I would like to get connected to the Internet

  24. JTH Says:

    I can get you service with Elevate for $29.95, $10 off the online price. Great service, and that price is locked in for life. If you’re interested, email me: haleleven@hotmail.com

  25. Heather Says:

    I have been using Teleblend VOIP as my only telephone service for years with no serious problems, but I’m sick of paying about $20/month for something I rarely use (I have two lines, one for fax. It is less than $15 for one line).So I decided to try Magic Jack, and here’s the thing I’ve discovered: your happiness with this product will wholly depend on the computer you are using it with. It did not work consistently with two of our older computers, and so at first I was highly disappointed. However, we got a new “Media Center” computer with Vista premium and lots of memory and processing power, and it works absolutely perfectly. I still can’t get it to work consistently with my fax, which is frustrating, but then again Magic Jack makes no claims that their service works with fax. Bottom line: If you are having trouble, it just might be the interaction between Magic jack and your computer, not the quality of the Magic Jack product per se. If you have a fast, modern computer that you can keep on most of the time, you might join me in being satisfied with Magic Jack.

  26. Jorg Says:

    At 1st when I got Magicjack I did have some scratchy sound but did the update and now its perfect for what it is. We also have Vonage so I was able to compare quality. The quality on my Magic Jack is slightly less than Vonage but over all cant really tell the difference and at $20 a year its worth it but then again other people might not have the same results as I did. As for the faxing, I did not have any problems at maxed out speed. I don’t have a fax I use windows fax with a external USB Hiro modem product that works at full speed with Magic Jack. So it could be a good combo or it just might work better with PC modems for faxing. Yes u have to have a PC on for it but when you think about it computers dont consume $28 a month in electricity a month that Vonage costs a month with taxes. So all in all you save with it. If you have a slow PC you might have some issues with the sound quality. I build PC’s and have a fast laptop so that could be another reason why I don’t have these issues that some people are having. Vonage is built into a router that is the brain for the unit and that gives it good performance. As for the Magic Jack it uses your PC as its power and brain. Then when you have a slow PC and/or have a Win OS thats full of spyware will greatly slow down the PC and cause problems with MagicJack. As I’m writing this I see the posting “Heather on May 3rd, 2009 9:47 pm” She is right on the money about the PC power. Heather try another fax software it might help… Over all, way to go Heather :)

  27. Chaplain Nita Says:

    Can you travel with Magic Jack and use it from Motels across the country? If so how do you make calls in other area codes?

  28. admin Says:

    @Chaplain Nita,

    Yes you can travel with it. When making calls in other area codes you will need to use the area code (1+) when dialing the number.

  29. Beth Says:

    Can anyone tell me if Majic Jack can let me make and receive calls in the middle east? Thanks

  30. admin Says:

    Beth,

    You should be able to use it if it is purchased and then activated in the US, then shipped to where you are. Then as long as you have a computer with XP or Vista and a high-speed internet connection (not satellite), it should work for you.

  31. Beth Says:

    Thanks. Yes I have Vista on my laptop. Are you saying I need to have it shipped to me once I get to my location? I can’t have it shipped to me here in the US?
    Thanks

  32. admin Says:

    Yes, you can have it shipped to you in the US. Sorry, I guess I thought you were already in the middle east.

  33. Beth Says:

    Hi, I saw one today at staples and purchased it. Can I still qulaify for the one year of free service?

  34. Paul Says:

    There is one part of your comparison that is not quite correct.

    International calls – with Magic Jack. You say that both callers must have Magic Jack. This is only partially correct. If both callers are outside of the US, then yes…they must both be using Magic Jack.

    However, if someone is using a Magic Jack internationally, they can connect (either way) to a US landline or US cell phone number as a regular call.

  35. Ravi Says:

    I started using magicjack and it worked well for a couple of months, later, it broke into 2 pieces and I am trying to reach the customer care for some months, I could not find a phone number. If anyone has a phone number to reach customer care of magic jack, please give me.
    I suggest not to buy a magic jack. Once you buy it, you will not have any kind of contact with them. Be careful!!!

  36. admin Says:

    @Ravi,

    Magic Jack doesn’t publish a customer service phone number. You’ll have to talk to their customer service through this page on the official site:

    http://www.magicjack.com/1/customercare.asp

  37. eddie roux Says:

    having problem with magic jack red letters say plug into usb port it is plugged in what to do?

  38. admin Says:

    @eddie roux,

    Try using an a/c powered usb, if you are not doing so already. If not, then contact customer service at the official magicjack website.

    Thanks for visiting!

  39. Peter Says:

    The vonage Ive used for 4 months and it works fine for me , Im a salesman . my customers have complained the phone line has lots of static ,
    So now I have set up on my 4 lines panosonic phone a magicjack to compare the quality together, , but they wont work together , the vonage takes down my cox internet , when I hook up the magic jack , they both work separate from each other , buy I want to connect both to check the clarity .
    Im using a lyksys rounter N model ,
    any help any one

  40. mr lp Says:

    Becareful with this product.

    THERE IS NO TELEPHONE TECH SUPPORT WITH MAGIC JACK.

    THERE IS ONLY BILLING PHONE SUPPOORT THAT IS OFF SHORE.

    THE CORPORATE NUMBER IS ONLY A RECORDING AND MAYBE A MAGIC JACK ALSO.

    5700 Georgia Avenue
    West Palm Beach, FL 33405
    (561) 594-2140

  41. Gray owl Says:

    Could MJ or Vonage be used on a DSL with no phone service?

  42. tom Says:

    Just wanted to know I have At&t U-vers.(Internet and TV
    Dose anyone know if I can use the USB port on my cable box. So I don’t have to carry my phone around with me every time I take my laptop in to a different room.
    I looks like I have a coaxial coming in to my modem – Then a Ethernet cable coming out of the modem going to my cable box. The cable box has 2 USB ports one on the front and one in the back.

    (I know you can go online a schedule the box to record your TV shows if your away from home so I would guess the cable box has internet access
    but Then I could be wrong.)

    The Box is a Cisco IPN330HD

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
    Thank’s
    Tom

  43. JACK Says:

    I’m in the same boat as the above, Don’t want my phone hooked up to my Laptop – Wondering is their such a thing a bluetooth usb port?
    Kinda of like a wireless mouse?

  44. SANJAY Says:

    MJ – I have used it several times and the quality has been excellent! I honestly think the reason is because your internet connection sucks, not MJ. I used it in Sri Lanka for instance, seamless. I activated it there, there is no need to activate it in the US. Recently I moved from Miami to Chicago and I was able to change the number as well, for free. If you want something on a low budget and high quality then MJ is the way to go. The prices are soooo VAST between these 3, per annum, 19.95/60.00/359.88!!! I can’t believe people paying $359.88 for Vonage!!!

  45. Craig Says:

    I’ve been a VoIP user for around 8+ years, starting with Lingo (sucks), then Vonage (rocks!) then MagicJack (rocks at a fraction of the price).

    I’ve been on MagicJack for 6 months now with absolutely no problem whatsoever. I live in Taiwan and call home (US) every week and talk for hours with family and friends. Not a

    The sound quality I’ve read from others is more likely due to low bandwidth. (Proven when a friend of mine complained about it. I suggested he get off the bottom-of-the-barrel Internet connection. He upgraded to the next level and voila!) With adequate bandwidth, the sound quality is crystal clear.

    As for customer service, you gotta ask yourself if it’s worth the additional US$300/year to be able to call someone in the off chance you can’t read an FAQ or use the online chat feature of MagicJack to resolve the issue.

    Just amazing…..

  46. JSB Says:

    Hi, there’s an issue with the comparison table. Vonage has included unlimited international calling for a long time now. It rocks, I frequently call Europe with no additional charges. Have used it since 2004, very few problems, good customer service & easy to use web site. Recommended.

  47. cecil Says:

    Im staying in the philippines now, and my husband just both me a magic jack from the US, will it work here in the phils? or he have to activate it in the US before it be ship here?

  48. Shawn Says:

    I got magicjack about two months ago. My two issues with it, which will likely make me no longer use it come 2010 (I will likely just go back to the old land-line phone usage)… my two issues have been: Unpredictable quality: about half the time, either me or the other person I’m calling comes though sounding like their in a can, cave, or tunnel. But, the other half of the time, quality is good. Second problem is that you have to keep your computer on – for example: if you’re gone for a weekend, if you want to get your voice mails, you have to leave your computer on all that times (at least that is how its been with me, unless I’m doing something wrong.)

    I don’t like to have the computer on ALL the time.

    So, bottom line is that between the so-so quality and having to leave my computer on all the time, I think I’ll be giving up on magicjack Jan 1, 2010.

    Since I desipse cell phones lately (and I have one), I am really ‘frustrated’ with phones in general right now (between the cell and magicjack.)

    I tred Skyp about a year ago – didn’t like it at all.

    So, for at least THIS person, ME, I’m going to just go back to land-lines and people can call me when I’m home or whatever. (I’ll keep a pay as you go cell, with just 5 or 10 bucks on it, but never use it or give out the number, and keep it only for emergencies – only use it in the car, keep it with me when I drive, in case of emergency.)

    I’m really tired of the “I called you on your cell phone TWICE! Why didn’t you answer!” Are you kidding me? People actually get upset if you don’t answer their call to your cell.

    Sure, cell phones were great the first few years… now… people EXPECT you to answer EVERY call no matter what time it is, what you’re doing, etc. And then you have people using their cells in movie theatres, etc. Insane. Well – thanks for having this blog area and topic. Also, thanks for letting me share and vent. Happy Holidays.

  49. Shawn Says:

    As for what Craig wrote: I do have the the best computer speed possible. I would agree that usually, when I get that bad connection quality, it **seems** to be related to having ANYTHING else on my computer ‘running’ or open. I have to make sure all my programs are closed, and that I don’t have my email open, etc. That **seems** so solve the poor quality issue (at least most of the time.) But, I have high-speed or DSL or whatever (I don’t know what its called, actually, only that I pay a lot, and the guy who installed it say I got the best/highest quality ‘speed’, etc.) Even with that, I still seem to have bad quality about half the time. Frustrating.

  50. Greg Says:

    I am wondering if anybody has been able to get the MJ to receive faxes? I know that the comparison shows that it won’t but I would like to use it as strictly a fax modem. I don’t want to add another line for that reason. It’s costly!

  51. grace Says:

    I need phone number I can call and more information

  52. Walter Lebowitz Says:

    I just paid for and signed up for an additional 5 years use of my Majic Jack. But the plug that goes into the computer broke off.

    I need to send this broken one back and get a replacement.

    How do I do that?

    Walter Lebowitz

  53. Don Says:

    I have had Vonage for several years now and I have had intermittent problems. I have had a reocurring problem now for the last couple years where during a phone conversation the person I’m talking to will become scratchy and then will drop off all together. I then have to wait several minutes before I can get a dial tone. It’s so much of a problem now that I’m considering other options. Leaning toward Magic Jack.

  54. LinZi Says:

    Keep up the fantastic work! Look forward to reading more from you in the future. I think it will be also nice if you add “send to email” tool so people can forward the articles to their friends easily.

  55. William Says:

    I have owned and used MJ for about 2 years with little to no problem. I have set it up for many of my friends & family. I often find that the majority of the problems associated with MJ are user and ISP problems. I have and Aunt that has to install every piece of software that come around and complains constantly about how slow her computer is when she has 48 Icons in her system tray on 1 gig of memory.
    2 nephews that have a 1.5 tara bite hard drives in there computers and feel its a race to who can fill them up the fastest. People Please if you don’t need the software dont install it and if you get a little time defage and optimize you hard drives. You will also find that all those little cute Icons in your systems tray eat up memory so unless you have 18 gigs of ram on your system stay away from those little tic that ask if you would like this put program to start up and load every time and try going to control panel and using the software uninstall if you don’t like the software.
    you will find that your system will run a lot smoother and not freeze up as often. I just thought this ought to be said as fare as MJ I love it low cost and yes I receive faxes. These day who does not like to save money.
    My System: 4-computers set up on a wireless N/gate network on Clear’s WI/MAX system with 3.8 mbs D/l speeds I stream Video, talk on the MJ VOIP, while Wife plays games, and Daughter Steams TVU and HULU. Basically I Pay $52.00 a month for Cellphone, TV, Home phone and Internet @ home and every were i go in Las Vegas with my laptop and Loving Life In Las Vegas. ;+) How Many People You Know Can Say That???

  56. Steve Says:

    Has anyone bought a modem, router or combo modem/router with a USB port with Magic Jack?

    I should think you would be able to plug Magic Jack into these devices and make calls without having the computer on?

    Belkin and Netgear make these wireless devices with a USB port.

    I use Vonage at home and I plug an ordinary phone into the back of a Linksys wireless router to make calls. The computer does not have to be on to use Vonage.

    Steve

  57. Dean Redmann Says:

    What phone number do you use with the MJ?
    Can I plug in my portable phone base to the MJ and have the remotes work throughout the house?

  58. Lisa Says:

    I have used MJ for 2 years and several people I know have converted in the last year.
    My father-in-law ran a phone cord from the MJ to the phone jack in the wall and it activates all of the phone jacks in the house to the MJ. So, you can have MJ work in your house the same way your land line service does.

  59. Hank Says:

    One correction needed. Skype to Skype anywhere in the world is free.

  60. Bill Says:

    I dought if this will get read because of the amount of messages listed. I used to have Verizon home service and I changed to Vonage and wish I hadn’t. I only did it because I needed to talk with a friend twicw a month in England. I could anywhere in the States free with verizon but not England. My Vonage experience has not been good. First my bill went from 24.99 to 30.00 after 2 months. Second they billed me 99.00 for hookup that they said was free. Third many times I will be on a local call and it will start cutting in and out. I have heard from more than one person that they are hard to cancell from even some horror stories. If vonage wouldn’t cut out so much I would say it is pretty good as far as pice goes, although Verizon has now come around with a good price long distant free service in the States.

    I think we have moved far enough ahead in comunications that we should be able to give a flat service anywhere in the World for a 25 price.

  61. Jam Says:

    why can’t i use magicjack while my skype application is open?

  62. Blank Stephenson Says:

    An earlier comment stated that MJ cannot be used with satellite internet. That’s partially true/wrong. You CAN use MJ but the lag time is around 10-20 seconds. That means when you say ‘HI’, the persone on the other end won’t hear you for a while. Then when they respond you won’t hear them for a while. The delay can run up to a minute if you were in Alaska; maybe only 10-15 seconds if you are in the southern states. Hughes systems recommends that if you MUST use their system for talking, say something like ‘over’ when you are finished speaking.

  63. BillK Says:

    Has anyone tried using MJ over a 3G (EVDO Rev A) cell phone wireless (e.g. Sprint, Verizon) data network? What type of problems, if any, have you experienced? Thanks!

  64. Moe Says:

    Moe asks:

    Could MJ or Vonage be used on a DSL with no phone service? I want to do away with my ISP phone service but keep the DSL internet connection with them. I know I can so will MJ work that way or would Vonage be a better choice? I realy don’t wany to leave my computer on all the time.

  65. bwanges65 Says:

    Does it offer free caller id? In your comparison, you say there is caller id, but it’s not mentioned in the main page of the website. And can people call my mj no. and leave a message which I can listen to later, even if my computer is off? Thanks.

  66. stephen cohen Says:

    I live in San Pedro and can not get my magicjack to work, I get a dial tone, but I have no phone number and can not receive or dial out. This is in the greater Los Angeles area is that my problem and when will it be fixed?

  67. luzia Says:

    i live here in US FLORIDA , i heard about MJ,i love to talk my family in the ,phillipines ,i am looking for chepper phone international calling ,MY QUESTION IS if ever i get MJ .DO I CALL MY FAMILY IN THE PHILLIPINES USING MJ FOR FREE? MY FAMILY IN THE PHILLIPINES NO MJ.OR THEY NEED ALSO AN MJ? PLS I NEED AN ANSWER THANKS

  68. Gerald De Badts Says:

    Can I use my existing home phone number with magic jack?

  69. glen walters Says:

    If you use your land line phone number, do you have to use the area code when you make local phone calls and would people calling you local have to use the area code. Not needing a computor is misleading , how can you have internet with out a computor hooked up or not. Maybe I just misunderstand the entire concept.

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  77. Lokard Desmock Says:

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  78. doped Says:

    i just bought a M.J i have beening trying for 3days to hook up i have try 20or more time to process their registering have talk to chat persson 6 times with no luck at all .mabey spent 6or7 hrs whith them.i use visa card fill in all the blanks comes back we are unable to process your method of payment 20 time’s i try this, is what chat does they get you to try again & agian agian they know nothing else to do . i have phone visa ask why my card is not working there reply is there is nothing wrong whith your card it as gone though each time which mean they can collectALL 20 TIME, I WHY I ASK THEM CAN I TALK TO A LIVE PERSON CAN’T DO THAT TALK TO TECK EXPERT I AM THING IT ‘S A CON JOB .

  79. Wadid Boutros Says:

    Dear Magic Jack official,

    Please be advised that my subscription for # 516 515 4814 has expired on August 7Th. 2012, I renewed the subscription on same date and payment was by visa card number ending 7370 of Wadid Yacoub Boutros on 08/07/2012 at 23:37 hr to the MagicJack.Co for the amount of 31.39USD.

    Still since then I get the message that the service has expired and renewal is needed.

    Kindly investigate and advice.

    Regards,

    Wadid

  80. Wadid Boutros Says:

    Dear Magic Jack official,

    Please be advised that my subscription has expired on August 7Th. 2012, I renewed the subscription on same date and payment was by visa card number ending 7370 of Wadid Yacoub Boutros on 08/07/2012 at 23:37 hr to the MagicJack.Co for the amount of 31.39USD.

    Still since then I get the message that the service has expired and renewal is needed.

    Kindly investigate and advice.

    Regards,

    Wadid

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