MagicJack: It’s at once an interesting concept — the promise of never paying a monthly phone bill again, “just $19.95 a year” with many of the benefits offered by your local Bell but without all the additional fees and fanfare to which we’ve all grown so accustomed.
And from what I read, the FREE local calling, long distance (to the US and Canada), voice mail, caller ID, three way calling, directory assistance call waiting, etc. ARE there. Plus, it couldn’t be easier: you plug the USB device into a free port on your laptop, plug your phone into MJ, and then make your calls.
And at the time of this writing, they are offering a 100% Risk-free 30 Day Trial of the device.
Well the numbers are certainly impressive. Sarah Reedy of Telephony Online reports that the company is selling around 8,000 devices per day and has experienced 25% week-over-week growth since it first came onto the VoIP scene in September. Those numbers certainly aren’t anything to scoff at, and if the promise and infrastructure hold true the company could be seeing even better days as the consumer base ramps up.
But after a few minutes researching I find myself landing on pages such as the Rip-off Report, where Read the rest of this entry »