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Anyone know anything about MagicJack?

Hi, I’ve been seeing ads for MagicJack, which is the device you plug into your computer, and then you plug your phone into the device. It’s supposed to cost something like $20.00 flat fee per year for phone service.

I understand you have to keep your computer on, especially for voicemail to work.

Has anyone tried this device/service, or knows someone who has? I’d be interested to know what your experience has been like.

I have Vonage which is $25 per month for any US calls; doesn’t matter how many or for how long. I don’t call outside the US, but it sounds like Vonage is much cheaper for international calls also. You don’t need to keep your computer on for outgoing or incoming calls, but you do need to have an ISP provider other than dial-up. I’ve been using them for more than two years and have been very pleased.

Good to know – thanks. I had actually been wondering about Vonage as well.