Monday, August 27, 2012

To magicJack or not to magicJack?

That is the question of the day!

Wanting to keep in contact with family and friends and keeping it inexpensive for all of us, has lead us to the magicJack concept. "All you need" is an internet connection, electricity and a phone (not a cell phone).

What we understand is that there are 2 types: magicJack and magicJack Plus.

Plain old magicJack plugs directly in to your computer and has a hard wire plug for the telephone. Current cost is initially around $40 - plus $99.75 for a 5-year plan; or, $29.95/year.

The magicJack Plus plugs directly in to your computer and has a hardwire plug for the phone. It can also be plugged directly into an outlet, utilizing both the phone plug and an ethernet connection.
Current cost is initially around $70 - plus $99.75 for a 5-year plan; or, $29.95 year.

Both claim to offer:
  • FREE long distance
  • FREE local calling
  • Keep your phone number
  • FREE Directory Assistance
  • FREE Call Waiting, Voicemail, Caller ID
  • FREE International calling to the USA

    According to contributors, the magicJack "works well" in Belize! Looks like we're going to join the bandwagon!


  1. I am still not able to find a reliable and cheap VOIP device, lot of people tell me about magic jack so I asked where to buy magic jack but I found on social media buyers who complained of their bad customer support where people reported that they waited 2 hours for someone to get back to them and they disconnect if they are not able to answer your questions

    1. That's not good news! We visited Best Buy and spoke with a salesman who had personal experience abroad with Magic Jack--he had nothing but good things to say about the product. We're still going to bulldoze our way ahead with the purchase..stay tuned for updates as we actually use it on our journey!

  2. how is it working now?

    1. Anonymous - we have returned to the US temporarily...MagicJack is only as good as your internet connection in Belize. It works well, if the internet is working well. Our biggest hurdle was convincing our family to call from the US!

  3. Support for Magicjack TollFree +1-844-509-8458 provides support more then 100 of issues related to Magic Jack Internet phone.

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