magicJack

Version: 1.75.502 || Release Date: 2009-08-20 || License: Shareware ($39.95) Developer: YMAX Corporation | App Owner: bert032

magicJack is a device with a USB port that plugs into a computer and a phone jack that plugs into a standard phone, which allows the user to make phone calls to any phone in the U.S. for a fixed charge of $20 a year. It installs software on the computer automatically, but the software is difficult to remove and displays ads.

It is a computer peripheral that, in combination with telephony service from the related YMAX Corporation, provides Internet-based telephone service (VoIP) to the United States and Canada. The firm's primary product is a USB device that holds both the software necessary to place Internet-based telephone calls via a customer-supplied high-speed internet connection, and electronics (technically known as a SLIC, or Subscriber Line Interface) supporting conventional landline telephones to be plugged directly into same device. The products are promoted through television infomercials and a website.

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2 Opinions

Seems like an awesome technology, but the design of the device lacks in charm. Too clunky a piece to hook up into a laptop and too easy to wear out or break. They should have stuffed the plastic body together with the phone jack part.

Cheap.