Anybody out there use/used this Magic Jack stuff? We have cell phones for actual phone use, but could use a MagicJack line for like a 'home phone' we use on all the crap that wants a phone number but we don't want to give a cell number too.
* it seems search is broke, I didn't see any threads in a quick visual scan
Search is intentionally disabled and has been for a couple of weeks, there is a thread about in the bug reports forum
Also outbound/inbound problems are hard to troubleshoot because there's literally no one to call when people complain. They have to route their data in the most cost-effective way, and lots of times that means using no-name carriers or riding their equipment at low-priority (before after it hits the destination).
But when it works, it works fine I guess. Definitely worth a shot at $20 especially if it isn't going to be used for real reals.
If you do Skype there are adapters and even house phones that run Skype without a PC.
I've never owned it but my in-laws had it for a while, and ended up dropping it because it rendered their laptop relatively useless
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So depending on what you need it for, it could work for you. If you are trying conduct business on them, please splurge for vonage.
Prepay phones need to be recharged both when minutes are used and when time has passed (eg 30 days).
A Google Voice number is free, and you can essentially set it up as a voice mailbox if you don't want to forward it to your phones.
Just popping in to say that I don't recommend signing up for Vonage; they make it extremely painful to cancel their service if and when you decide to.
Having to call their retention center so that they can spend half an hour giving you the run-around or outright hanging up on you if they've lost to many customers already on their shift is unpleasant, to say the least.
Some of the phones are 90 days and I think there is an AT&T variant that is year long if you buy $50 of time or something.
I think this may just be the best solution, since it is simple, and easier to troubleshoot.
Also, the TOS that you won't find linked on their main page.