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News: magicJack Plus Offers Free Calling over 3G and Wifi and iPhone App!

I want to hate magicJack.  It reaks of ‘As Seen On TV’ and probably gained a lot of popularity through that channel.  But it seems to be hanging in there and gaining in function and popularity. More power to’em!

Since there was a lot of interest in the ‘magicJack for Android’ article I posted a little while ago, and since this could be used as an official, non-Android based method of having a portable private phone number, I thought it was worth mentioning.

So what you get with the magicJack Plus is a $50 VoIP solution that you can use plugged into a computer, but also.. somehow.. use it via 3G and wifi (I assume with an additional chunk of hardware) as well a a free of local and long distance calling.

The biggest surprise?  Almost as an afterthought, they mention a magicJack iPHONE APP!  Yes, the Android app may be a hacked together affair, but looks like a legit Android app may be a possibility if the iPhone app flies!  Very exciting news for fans of VoIP!

I might have to keep an eye on magicJack and what new products they may have on the horizon. I foresee them renaming themselves and rebirthing much like ValuJet did with AirTran.

[Source LaptopMag]

January 7, 2011 at 12:19 pm Posted by | magicJack, News, Voice Over IP (VoIP) | 5 Comments

News: Use Your MagicJack Account on Android

I love those happy little hackers over at xda.  They whip some some great little apps that fill niche needs nicely (but with less alliteration than I make it out to be).

A while back, xda member yozpalang shoehorned a magicJack app so you don’t need that unsightly dongle and can actually use the service in a more mobile sense.  Like other VoIP services, this can be a way to separate your clandestine calling habits from your main landline and cell phone and keep your dirty little secret as secret as it is dirty!

magicJack DongleAndroid xda magicJack Dialpad

[Source xda via PocketNow, magicJack]

December 21, 2010 at 6:37 pm Posted by | Android, Cellphone, magicJack, News, Voice Over IP (VoIP) | Leave a Comment