The magic Jack is a small USB VoIP device that allows users to make unlimited local and long distance phone calls through their computer or a regular phone at fraction of the cost of a traditional land line. This small USB device is only slightly bigger than a standard zip drive and can be had for $39.99 which includes 1 year of phone service. After the first year magic Jack owners can renew their service at a cost of just $19.95 per year.
The magic Jack uses VoIP technology to route calls through the Internet by turning them into digital information packets and then converting them back to voice data on the other callers end. Magic Jack users shouldn’t be able to notice any differences in this new technology when they have their magic Jack hooked up to a regular phone. To them it should be exactly the same as if they were using their old land line, except for the cheaper price of course. Plus the magic Jack comes with the added benefit of being able to be used without an actual phone. This makes the magic Jack great for travel since users can travel without a phone and just use the magic Jack software to make calls straight from their computer. Another great thing about the magic Jack is that it comes with all of the standard features of regular phone service including caller ID, call waiting, directory assistance, voicemail, and much much more.
We have not reviewed how well the magic Jack actually works since we are primarily focused on the FemtoJack but if it’s voice quality and reliability or as good as advertised then we think that it would be great to have while waiting for the femto Jack to come out.