The magicJack Plus is a revolutionary telecommuncations device that allows users to get unlimited local and long distance calls to the United States and Canada for just $29.95/year. magic Jack phone service is extremely popular and its parent company VocalTec is currently one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world with 2010 sales topping $100 million and users consuming nearly one billion minutes per month.
MagicJack WiFi is the latest addition to VocalTec’s stable of VoIP telephone devices. It is the third generation version of the device and provides the same features as the first generation device and second generation device, along with several improvements.
Like the first two products, the magic Jack Wi Fi will provide users with local and long distance calling to anywhere in the United States and Canada for $29.95 per year (as low as $19.95 in some cases). The difference however will be in how the device operates due to it’s new TJ980 chipset.
With the first onr users had to plug the device into their computers USB port and keep their computer running 24/7 in order to make or receive calls. With the updated plus device users were able to move it over to a high-speed port on their modem or router. With the original device, involving a computer caused a number of complications that were tied to the performance of each individual persons computer. Once the MJ+ was released the majority of these issues were resolved, but still with it’s reliance on being hooked up to another device, complications arose.
Luckily for us the WiFi version has totally eliminated these concerns due to it’s 802.11n access point feature. With this new version you will only need an electrical outlet and a regular phone. Simply configure the device so that it connects with your wifi internet signal, hook the device up to your phone and into an electrical outlet and you will be ready to go. Besides an internet connection the new magicJack will be able to work independently and not rely on the performance of another gadget. Several other improvement included in the new chipset are a dedicated high speed local bus for WiFi RF, LCD panel display interface, seamless interface to DECT phone, video compression engineer, auto audio gain control, a power saving sleep mode, and built in double clock DDR memory. Also included will be a doubling of processing power, memory size, and memory speed.
It will also be able to be used as a access point by plugging the unit into a modem, and for cable and satellite boxes allowing them to receive WiFi for video on demand.
MagicJack Wi-Fi is expected to be released sometime during the second half of 2012 and will be the same size as the Plus. Price estimates have not been released for the new device yet but the per year subscription rate is expected to stay at or near the $29.95 per year. As far as the release date goes don’t hold your breath on it. In the past VocalTec has been very unreliable in meeting their planned released dates for new products.
It is a new device from VocalTec that is exactly the same as the original device in that it is a VoIP telephone adapter that allows users to make unlimited local and long distance calls to the US and Canada through a regular phone for only $29.95/ year ( $10 increase over the original). In fact, it comes with the same features as the old magic Jack but also a few key upgrades that make it a lot better.
The biggest difference between the two is that the magicJack Plus not only works by way of USB port but also independently of a computer via Ethernet to router/modem (It was originally slated to work via WiFi and possibly 4G but these updates were cancelled). The major hang up with the magic Jack, its reliance on a computer, has now been solved with the plus. Another difference from its predecessor are two new features that are sure to improve call quality to an all time level. These two features are Echo Control and HD Voice and these additions will make call quality as good or better than you can get with any other phone.
The biggest reason why the new device is such a great product is because it comes with all of the excellent benefits that people have been getting for years with the old gadget but it also addresses the magic Jack’s shortcomings. In the past people have been willing to deal with any issues in exchange for saving $50 per month but now you can have your cake and eat it too!
The magicJack plus will cost just $69.95, which is $30 more than the old one but should be well worth it when you consider its upgrades. At the 2011 CES Dan Barislow ran a demo to show every how it worked and although not yet released it is currently in beta and is a working product that is getting good reviews up to this point. The release date was estimated at sometime during the first quarter of 2011 with a potential release of an app too.
Reasons Why You Should Get The magicJack Plus
No Computer Required – The elimination of needing a computer means that it will work almost flawlessly just as your regular home phone does. Now you won’t have to keep your computer on at all times or move your telephone so that it sits near your computer.
Super Low Price – It comes at an insanely low price! For just $70 you get the device and one year of service with future years of service costing just $30. The initial cost for one year of service is equal to or less than your are probably paying through a traditional home phone company. Nobody in the telephone industry can rival this price.
Some Of The Best Call Quality – The old device has call quality issues but the new one was given specific updates to combat this. These updates have allowed it to reach new heights in regards to call quality. Get the best all quality out there while also paying almost nothing for it!
Ability To Take Your Home Phone Anywhere With You – With it you have the ability to take your home phone with you no matter where you travel. All you need is the device, a regular telephone, and an Ethernet port. Or when traveling you can connect it via your computers USB port and use the PC softphone.
Free International Calling To The U.S. – Take it with you when you travel outside of the country and you will have free calls back to the U.S. and Canada. No matter where you are in the world all calls to the U.S. and Canada are free. You can also considering buying it for someone you know that lives overseas and give the gift of free calls to you along with all of their other friends and family back in the U.S.
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"Susan - For more than 20 years I kept my AT&T phone just in case of Earthquakes in CA when cellphone towers would be jammed w/ traffic. I just bought this MagicJackPlus -- I was FLOORED by the Voice Quality, which is "crystal clear" like a Bell while all I got on AT&T was static for local, long distance and 800#s. Try this Internet-affiliated phone, YOU will not regret it! NOTE - with the 6" USB extender (provided by them that came by USPS) I would get a BLIP (or lose a word or two) until I changed it to a 24" USB extender, NOW everything is Crystal CLEAR and the module does not get"
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