What Is The magicJack WiFi?

Note: The magicJack WiFi was renamed the New magicjack Plus 2014 upon release and the company made some big changes from the intial prototype as was listed below. Please visit our review of the New 2014 magicJack Plus to see what it is all about.

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.

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4 Responses to What Is The magicJack WiFi?

  1. KEN says:

    I HAVE FRIENDS WHO HAVE YOUR PRODUCT AND ARE VERY SATISFIED WITH IT. WHAT ARE THE COSTS TO GET STARTED WITH MAGIC JACK? I AM TRYING TO GET AWAY FROM FRONTIER COMM. AS A PHONE PROVIDER, HI COST , EXTREMELY HI TAXES, ALMOST $20/MO., NOISY LINE, NO SATISFACTION WITH PROBLEMS AND POOR RESPONSE TO REPAIRS WHEN CALLED. CAN I KEEP MY PHONE # AS IT IS? I HAVE MULTIPLE EXTENSIONS IN MY HOME THAT ARE A PANASONIC SYSTEM MODEL KX-TGA101S IT HAS 4 EXT PHONES W/BATT. CHGRS. I AM HANDICAPPED W/MOBILITY PROBLEMS. CAN THESE EXT BE USED WITH THE M-J+ SYST.? DO I NEED ANY THING IN THE WAY OF ADD. EQ. TO MAKE EVERYTHING WORK AND WHAT WILL IT COST? I HAVE A DELL DIMENSION 8250 COMP. W/WINDOWS X/P OPERATING SYSTEM. I JUST SET UP INTERNET SERV. W/ COMCAST WITH 3 MEG DOWNLOAD SPEED.

  2. George says:

    OK, can anyone get me a manual for the magic jack plus WiFi?

    Can anyone tell me how to turn on/off the WiFi?

    AND, what are the 2 USB ports on the side do?

  3. charles says:

    ? i lost my magicjack what is to do about it

  4. diana ashton says:

    I bought a new MJ plus so I could use it wirelessly. I do have an older modem but it has a router built in because I have been able to use my laptop with it. However in spite of the 3 hours I spent on the chat with CS and speaking to Radio Shack c. service and carefully following the instructions on the sheet that comes with the device I am unable to get a dial tone from it. tomorrow I will be returning it as I can find no way to use it.

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