MagicJack Plus – How it Works

1287077 headphone MagicJack Plus – How it WorksOne popular review of the original MagicJack device raved, “You can make phone calls right from your PC! It’s like magic!” Now that the new MagicJack Plus doesn’t need to be connected to a PC, many consumers are hoping that the new features will help further streamline the internet voice-calling experience. With all of the exciting buzz about the MagicJack Plus, you might be curious as to how this device actually works.

The “Magic” of Internet Phone Service

The concept of using the internet to make telephone calls is hardly new. Services such as Skype and Vonage have already made their mark in the arena of easy (and inexpensive) internet phone calls. Even Google recently released a browser based plugin for gmail (a web email service) which allows users to call any phone in the United States, free of charge, right from their gmail inbox. MagicJack uses the same concept, though the MagicJack Plus is now a stand-alone device, and doesn’t require a PC in order to make calls.

Some people are even going so far as to say that internet phone will be the number one voice communication pathway of the future, making conventional landline telephones obsolete.

Integrated ARM CPU

To understand how the MagicJack Plus works, you have to understand the significance of the on-board ARM CPU. Since the MagicJack Plus has an integrated CPU, this means that it can make calls without needing to be connected to a PC. Having on-board CPU makes the MagicJack Plus more versatile, and also more efficient at making calls.

Set-Up

The creators of MagicJack Plus have claimed that this device will be able to make phone calls only minutes after being removed from the box. Simply plug the power cord into an outlet, connect it to the device, and then set up the internet connection. The MagicJack Plus includes a RJ-11 phone jack, which can be configured with wireless internet much in the same way as any other wireless device.

Making Calls

Just like the original MagicJack, the MagicJack plus is very easy to use after the initial setup. Since the MagicJack Plus doesn’t require any software installation on your PC, you can be making phone calls right after you finish connecting your MagicJack to the internet. Simply dial on your telephone the same way as you would when making any other call. However, be aware that since MagicJack Plus relies on your internet connection, you will lose your call if your internet connection becomes disconnected.

The magicJack plus comes just as the old magicJack did, with unlimited local and long distance calling for ony $19.95 per year with the initial purchase that includes the device costing consumers just a hair under $50.

17 thoughts on “MagicJack Plus – How it Works”

  1. avec la voyance sur Internet et notamment le tirage des cartes il est possible facilement de lire l’avenir et de prédire le destin amoureux des personnes

  2. Magicjack is great. It’s like having an inexpensive answering service for your business, and I highly recommend it :)

  3. I have the original Magic Jack. Where is the Magic Jack Plus being sold because I don’t see it on the main Magic Jack website?

  4. Hello, I didn’t quite get the pricing you stated at the end. Does the close-to $50 price tag include the cost for services (almost $20)? Or is the service cost in addition to the close-to $50 price tag?

  5. How can your current land phone number be transferred to mj/plus without interrupting service until set up is complete and do you cancel with ATT or whichever co at what point in process.

  6. Definitely one of those tool that really got my interest. A magic indeed! I’m wondering if in the next years what other innovations will be available in the market after magic jack ..

  7. What is causing all the hype about MagicJack Plus? The ONLY place to get it is from some automated phone ordering system. There is very little information on the magic jack website. Information is all over the internet on various sites, but as the live chat people at http://www.magicjack.com told me, they are not affiliated with magicjack. I want real, official information but can’t find any. Is the product really being sold or is it just smoke and mirrors?

  8. Magicjack is great. It’s like having an inexpensive answering service for your business, and I highly recommend it!

  9. Interesting product, are there any limitations in Canada also if I do the 30 day trial do I have to pay up front and how would the phone # transfer work during the trial.

  10. can i leave the magic jack plus connected to the power
    source 24/7 while not being used? i noticed that the unit (the old magic jack)gets hot while connected tothe computer.

  11. I BOUGHT THE M J PLUS IT HAD BEEN WORKING AN THEN I BOUGHT A PLUGIN FROM PCPHOMESOFL.COM NOW NOTHING WORKS ALL THAT KEEPS UP IS BUY A M J IF IT WON’T WORK THEN I WANT A REFUND I MIGHT GO TO OOMA

    SINCERELY,
    HOWARD WHITE

  12. Great product, I had magic jack which I used for over a year. It’s fascinating. I recently bought magic jack plus and installed it today. Now, I don’t see my contacts or calls made/received anymore, is there a way around it or this is just how it works?

  13. If you are using Magic Jack Plus, you can NOT use your computer & Magic Jack Plus (i.e. your phone) at the same time if you are using a DSL modem… you need a router! This is one of the things they don’t tell you…

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