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www.mjreg.com: How to Install, Register & Activate magicJack

This post is intended to provide users of the magicJack Plus devices with easy-to-follow instructions about how to install and register their new magicJack Plus VoIP device.

One of the largest changes that VocalTec Communications initiated with their newest magicJack device (the magicJack Plus 2014) is the device’s ability to be utilized without any need for a computer. Previous models of the magicJack Plus have required registration (which requires the use of a computer, laptop, or other internet-ready device).

There are currently several options that customers can choose when they purchase the new magicJack Plus 2014.  They are explained below:

Add a new magicJack Plus 2014 to your existing magicJack account.

Adding a new magicJack Plus 2014 device to your account will allow you to keep both devices active.  You also have the option of adding another free phone number to your new magicJack Plus 2014 device. The older device will remain active for as many days as you have remaining on your account.  The new device will be active for 180 days before renewal is required.

Transfer service from an older magicJack device to the new magicJack Plus 2014.

This option will cause users to forfeit their 180 days of free service with their new magicJack Plus (a.ka. magicJack wifi) device, but the number of remaining days from their existing magicJack Plus device will be transferred to the new device. This option can be very cost-effective for individuals with many days of service remaining on their old magicJack device.

Once you decide you wish to register your New magicJack Plus 2014, the magicJack Plus registration process should take just a few minutes.  By following these step-by-step instructions, you can be sure that the entire registration process is as easy and painless as possible.  Some users have voiced complaints that they are unable to register their device through their wireless network. As a solution, some existing magicJack users have suggested the following steps:

Note: The following steps are best for individuals who currently have a magicJack account, and are choosing to add the magicJack Plus 2014 to this account.

1)Go to www.mjreg.com as suggested in the included magicJack Plus Instructions Manual.

2) Once at mjreg.com, plug the magicJack Plus 2014 into the USB port of your computer.  Once the mjreg registration process begins, it should only take a few minutes before installation if fully complete.

3) Click “Start magicJack” on the list of options when the dialogue box appears. This will download and install the latest magicJack Plus upgrade.

4) When the magicJack Plus 2014 softphone appears, click the banner on the left to begin the registration process.

5) Login with your existing magicJack account.

6) Assign a name to your new magicJack Plus device.

7) Read through the Terms of Service when they appear.  Click the “Agree” check box, and click the “Next” button.

8) On the following screens that will appear, choose the options that fit your particular home phone needs the best.

9) Select your preferred phone number, and be sure that the “I elect to accept free outgoing service (recommended)” box is checked.  Click the “Next” button.

10) Choose whether or not you would like to purchase the Five year Platinum Preferred Plan, whether you would like to purchase One Additional Year of Service, whether you would like to purchase Additional magicJacks for Family and Friends, and whether or not you would like to purchase International Prepaid Calls.

11) Click the appropriate button if you would like to install and use your magicJack Plus 2014 from your computer (Top Blue button), or in standalone mode plugged directly into your switch or router (Green Bottom button).

12) Disconnect your magicJack Plus 2014 device from the USB port of your computer.

13) Connect the magicJack Plus device directly to your modem or router, its included AC adapter, and the phone connector.

14) Your New magicJack Plus 2014 is activated and ready to make and receive phone calls.

This easy to follow process has been effective for most magicJack Plus 2014 users with existing magicJack Plus accounts.  If this process does not work for you, magicJack has exceptional Customer Service Support that you can utilize, which gives you access to Live Agent Help in a matter of just a few seconds.

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magicJack GO Review – A New magicJack Device [Legit Or Scam?]

One of the newest innovations from Vocaltec Communications is the magicJack GO, which provides consumers with all of the services of previous generations of the magicJack devices,  with the freedom and convenience of the new magicJack App.

Background

magicJack has released several devices in the last few years after the success of the original magicJack. These new releases include the magicJack Plus and magicJack plus 2014. With excellent success of those new devices they have come out with a brand new fully redesigned device, the magicJack GO. The GO hits on all the major points of prior devices but includes free use of the magicJack App among other things.

The MJ GO enhances the usability of the magicJack App, by combining the convenience and usefulness of the app with the stability that is provided by home and business phone service. The magicJack GO device can be extremely useful for entrepreneurs and small business owners, as it provides many of the same features of a business phone plan at a fraction of the cost.

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magicJack App currently has about 3.5 million active users, 60% of whom live in North America. This indicates that there is huge global use of the app, as more and more people are discovering its benefits.

The magicJack App users have primarily been drawn to the app through word of mouth, as the company has spent little on advertising the app (which is available for Apple and Android devices). However, the company plans to begin spending much more on advertising the app, which is likely to significantly increase its user base.

The magicJack GO features a simplified design, easier to use Quick Start guide (in both English and Spanish) and new packaging.


Features

The magicJack GO includes numerous features that have been included on the magicJack PLUS and magicJack 2014. Some of these features include:

  • Free conference calling for families and businesses
  • Free magicJack-to-magicJack calls (as with other magicJack devices)
  • A single number to reach the magicJack GO device or the user’s mobile phone
  • Improved voice and call quality over what is already considered one of the best call qualities in the business (enhanced call quality was also incorporated into the magicJack PLUS and magicJack PLUS 2014)
  • More streamlined upgrade options (for purchasing additional services or international calling credits on a credit-based system that utilizes pay-per-use)
  • Messaging services

Price

Vocaltec worked vigorously to help make the magicJack GO one of the best values on the VoIP market and in comparison to all except Ooma did they ever deliver! For the time being, the product is being sold at $59.95 for the device, its necessary components (see photo below) and one full year of service. For the last 6-8 months magicJack has been running special offers nearly all the time that lower the device to under $40,

magicJack GO

Additional years of service for the magicJack GO device cost just $35 (less than $2.92 per month) and users who want to lock in service for 5 years can be purchase a 5-year plan for just $99.75.. For users who wish to do so, six months of service can also be purchased for $20 ($3.33 per month)

This price point (especially with a full year of service included) is one that is likely to appeal to a much larger constituent than the $49.95 price of the magicJack 2014 that included only six months of service).


Where Can You Buy magicJack GO?

The magicJack GO is available from the official company website and variety of large retail stores across North America including Amazon, Wal-Mart, Radioshack and Best Buy, among many others.

Vocaltec has also been working to sell the magicJack GO device throughout Latin America and Asia.


magicJack GO BottomLine

In our opinion magicJack GO is a great product at a great price. The service works exceptionally well and provides all of the features and quality you are use to getting with your standard home phone. The difference being that you will pay under $2 per month rather than $50+. The cost is so small that you virtually eliminate your phone bill. Get the 5-year plan for $99.75 and that’s only 2 months of what you pay for your regular phone line. That’s 58 months of free calling! And not to mention it includes unlimited free long distance. Despite concerns about customer service we give a big fat thumbs up to magicJack GO or any of their other devices, especially when compared to the likes of Vonage, who offers an incredible service but at 10 times the price.. You simply can’t go wrong when you’re getting similar quality with magicJack, yet still cutting costs by 95%.

 

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What’s New With The New magicJack Plus 2014 VoIP Device?

After a great deal of anticipation from consumers about what VocalTec Communications was going to include in the upgrade to the magicJack Plus VoIP device, it has finally been released as the magicJack Plus 2014.

Features of the New magicJack Plus 2014

  • Free VoIP Local and Long Distance Calls
  • Free Calling to Anywhere in the United States from Overseas
  • Free local number provided
  • Option of choosing a vanity number  for an addition cost
  • Free Caller ID
  • Free Call Waiting
  • Free Voicemail
  • Free Directory Assistance
  • Special VoIP 911 Emergency Service Available
  • No Contract
  • No Cancellation Fees
  • No Monthly Phone Bills
  • No Credit Card or Billing Information Required
  • No Computer Required*

*Users will need Internet access to register their magicJack Plus 2014 device (This can be performed on a tablet, smartphone, or other Internet-accessible device)

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New Dimensions of the magicJack Plus 2014

Although very similar in size to the previous model of the magicJack Plus, the New magicJack Plus 2014 is slightly larger, and slightly heavier.  The extra weight is likely due to the device’s enhanced hardware that optimizes its capabilities to function as a stand-alone unit.  The device features 2 USB ports, Internet and phone ports (same as the previous model), and a micro SDIO port.  This SDIO port, which stands for Secure Digital Input Output, has been found on many types of electronic devices for several years.  Although there are numerous functions of the SDIO port, an SDIO port allows devices to interface to Wi-Fi.  Although the New magicJack 2014 is lacking Wi-Fi capability, the presence of the SDIO port indicates that the company likely has big plans to incorporate the capability into the company’s services in the near future.

Upgrades Found in the magicJack Plus 2014

Enhanced Sound Quality

Thanks to the innovation of an even better High Definition Voice technology, users of the magicJack Plus 2014 can expect to have even better sound quality than before.  Many have said that the New device provides the highest sound quality of any home or business VoIP device, and much better sound quality than what has traditionally been provided by standard home telephones.

Take Your Phone Number Anywhere

With the multiple functionalities of the New magicJack Plus 2014, users can take their home number with them wherever they go.  They no longer have to worry about making sure their calls are forwarded to a mobile phone, hotel, or relative’s home. If you own a business this means you can bring your business VoIP line anywhere in the world. By plugging the magicJack Plus 2014 device into their computer, they will have the ability to make and receive phone calls from anywhere.  This feature is ideal for individuals who travel frequently, as they can continue business as usual from hotels, their friends’ and family members’ homes, or even Europe.

 No Computer Required

The hardware that has been installed on the New magicJack Plus 2014 allows it to act as a completely stand-alone unit.  Rather than having to keep a computer turned on all the time, the device no longer requires a constant connection to a computer.  However, users should know that the registration of the device requires at least temporary access to an Internet connection.  However, the registration of the device can be accomplished with a tablet, smartphone, Blackberry, Windows Phone or any other electronic device that can connect to the Internet including the iPad and iPhone.

 Plug the magicJack Plus 2014 Into the Wall

The New magic Jack Plus 2014 can now plug directly into the wall, rather than into a modem, router, or computer.  This helps make the device easier than ever to access and set up.

Setting Up the magicJack Plus 2014

The new magicJack Plus 2014 is easier to set up than any other VoIP device that has been released.  There are just a few simple steps to follow, which can usually be accomplished in the matter of just a few minutes.  In fact, after the cables have been plugged into their appropriate ports, the longest part of the process is the registration of the device.  Steps for Setup for the device include:

  1. Plug the included Ethernet cord into the magicJack Plus 2014 unit into the Internet port.
  2. Plug the magicJack Plus 2014 unit into a power supply (when using it independently from a computer or router)
  3. Plug your phone’s cord into the magicJack Plus 2014 device, and into a standard home telephone.  The magicJack Plus 2014 will work with a corded, or a cordless telephone.
  4. Register the device on the company’s registration website at mjreg.com

*Note: Registering the device as an Upgrade may cause the previous magicJack Plus unit to deactivate, while also causing users to lose any call time that they may have previously paid for.  As a result, many beta testers recommend setting up the device as a “New Account.”

How Much Does the magicJack Plus 2014 Cost?

Much like previous models of the magicJack device, the New magicJack 2014 device will cost consumers about $59.99 initially. This includes the 2014 magicJack Plus Unit, a USB connector for use with a computer, an Ethernet cable, and a power cord.  This cost also includes the first 6 months of service.  After the 6 month period ends, the magicJack Plus 2014 service will cost consumers $29.95 per year.  However, as with previous models, VocalTec allows consumers to purchase five years in advance for a cost of only $19.95 per year. This is once again the lowest cost of any full service home or business VoIP device in the world.

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magicApp Review: Latest News on the magicJack App

In April of 2014, the magicApp VoIP application was released for Android devices, providing millions of mobile users with the ability to make and receive high quality telephone calls over a 3G, 4G, LTE, or Wi-Fi connection.  The app was developed by VocalTec Communications, Ltd., who is responsible for the line of highly successful products called the magicJack , magicJack Plus, and most recently, the magicJack Plus 2014.

In addition to Android devices, the magicApp VoIP app is available on iOS devices, including the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.  The application is not yet available on Blackberry devices, but it is anticipated to become available in the near future.

Some of the key features of this mobile app used by millions include a very high call quality that is even comparable to that of a landline.  It also provides users with the ability to make free unlimited local and long distance calling anywhere in the United States and Canada.  Additionally, there is also low-cost international calling available.  However, when making a call to another magicApp user, users can make completely free calls worldwide.

magicJack App Screenshot

Existing magicJack customers have the ability to use the app with their current phone number.  New magicJack customers using the magicApp can activate their service directly through the application.  After registering for service, users of the magicApp are also provided with a free voicemail service.  With the shift in public interest in the increased utilization of high end mobile devices, the magicApp VoIP application is likely to provide users with additional features on a regular basis.

For additional information, see our article about How to Register for magicJack Services.

magicJack’s magicApp vs. other VoIP Apps

There are also numerous free VoIP apps for users to consider.  The name of the app, as well as several key features have been included in the following paragraphs.

Talkatone

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The Talkatone app allows users to make free calls and send free text messages over a 3G, 4G, LTE, or WiFi connection.  Unlike some other free Voice Over Internet Protocol apps, the recipient of a call from Talkatone does not need to have the app installed on their mobile device.  It is available for iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch), Android devices, and the Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD.


Viber

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Viber is another very popular VoIP app for smartphones that allows users to make free calls and send free SMS messages over 3G, 4G, LTE, and WiFi connections.  Users can even Email directly from the Viber app.  This app provides users with very high call quality, comparable to that of landlines.  The app uses the phone’s existing address book to find other Viber users, making setup quick and simple. Viber is available for iOS, Android, and Blackberry devices.


WhatsApp

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WhatsApp has been mentioned a great deal in the news lately because of its surprising purchase by Mark Zuckerberg for $19 billion.  The app provides users with the ability to send free SMS messages, as well as image, video, and audio media messages.  Users also have the ability to share their location with friends and family with ease.  The WhatsApp application is available for iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Phones.


Skype

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Skype is a service that most people undoubtedly know about.  However, many are unaware of its mobile application.  The traditional Skype program has allowed users to make free voice and video calls over an internet connection to other Skype users.  The mobile application provides this, as well as messaging services to users.  Although free calls can only be made to other Skype users, landlines can be called with purchased credits.  The Skype VoIP app is available for iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Phones, along with the Kindle Fire HD.


Tango

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The Tango app allows users to make voice and video calls to other Tango users over  3G, 4G, LTE, or WiFi connection.  It is available for download for iOS, Android, and Blackberry mobile devices.


ePhone

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ePhone provides Blackberry, Android, and iOS users with the ability to receive unlimited free incoming calls, and the ability to get their own phone number.  Similar to the magicApp, free worldwide calling is also available to other ePhone users.  Also, a voicemail service is available through the ePhone App with no monthly fees.


Kakao Talk

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The Kakao Talk VoIP app provides users with free calls to other users of the app over 3G, 4G, LTE, and WiFi connections without using mobile minutes.  No registration is necessary, and users can begin making and receiving calls within the matter of a just a few minutes after downloading the application.  It is available for download for iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Phones.


Pinger

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The Pinger app allows users to call or text from anywhere in the world over an internet connection.  No calling plans are required, and individuals do not need to have Pinger installed on their device in order to receive calls.  No calling plans are required when using the app.  This free app is available for iOS, Android, and Blackberry devices.


Fring

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The Fring App provides users with the ability to video or voice over their 3G, 4G, LTE, or WiFi connection, helping to cut back on mobile call minutes.  Although there have been mixed reviews, Fring allows users to video chat with four people at a time.  Other communication services can be added to the app, including Google Talk and AOL.  Although calls are only free to other Fring users, users may purchase credits that allow for calls to landlines in and out of the United States.  Fring is available for iOS, Anroid, and Blackberry devices.


Nimbuzz

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Much like the other applications mentioned above, the Nimbuzz VoIP app allows users to make free calls and texts to other Nimbuzz users over an internet connection, including 3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi.  There is also a free video, photo, and music sharing feature included with the app, as well as a Webchat feature that allows for communication with other friends on laptops and desktops.  Although calls are free to other Nimbuzz users, credits can be purchased that allow for calling to landlines and mobile devices without the app installed.  Nimbuzz is available for iOS, Android, and Blackberry devices, as well as desktops.


Qik

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The Qik app lets users make direct calls to other Qik users over a 3G, 4G, or WiFi connection without having to use mobile minutes.  In addition to being able to share videos to YouTube, Facebook, and other social media sites, the Qik app also allows users to broadcast videos live.  Qik is available for iOS, Android, and Blackberry devices.

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Ooma Telo vs magicJack Plus 2014 VoIP

This article is designed to provide a valuable, unbiased review consumers who are interested in choosing between Ooma, and magicJack Plus for their VoIP home phone service.  The article includes basic information about how each product works, how much the Ooma Telo costs, and the various telephone plans that the company provides.  For those who are interested, a side-by-side reviews comparison of magicJack and Ooma VoIP services has been included at the bottom of this page.

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Overview of the Ooma Telo VoIP Phone Adapter

The Ooma Telo VoIP phone adapter is a Voice Over Internet Protocol telephone service provider that allows users to make and receive free phone calls anywhere within the United States (and at an additional cost, Canada as well).  Ooma provides consumers with a high quality home telephone service at a fraction of the cost of a traditional landline telephone service provider.  Over the course of just a few months, users who switch from home telephone service providers to Ooma have the opportunity to get great deals and save hundreds of dollars.  The Ooma Telo phone adapter allows users to have a smart phone for their home phone.  While the magicJack Plus 2014 provides users with phone service with an annual payment, Ooma provides a new level of convenience, providing users with phone service with a one-time payment.

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Features of Ooma Phone Service

Much like the magicJack Plus 2014 (and Vonage), the Ooma Telo provides users with many of the same features that home phone service providers have provided to their customers.  These features are included with the cost of the device:

  • Caller ID
  • Call Waiting
  • Caller ID blocking
  • Call Hold
  • Call Return
  • 911 Services
  • Encrypted Calls
  • Online Phonebook
  • Worldwide Ooma to Ooma Calling
  • Free Calls to the United States
  • Free Live Customer Support

Additionally, for a one-time fee of $39.99, you have the ability to keep your same phone number.  Otherwise, you will be able to select from available phone numbers in your area for free.

There are also several features that are available with an upgrade from Basic Home Phone Service to Ooma Premier Service.  These features include:

  • Free Calling to Canada
  • Call Forwarding
  • Obtain a Personal Number
  • Multi-Ring: allows incoming calls to ring on a mobile device as well as your home phone
  • Backup Number: allows users to continue to receive calls in the event of a power or Internet outage by forwarding calls to a different telephone number.
  • Three-Way Conferencing
  • Personal Blacklist: allows Ooma customers to block phone calls from telemarketers.
  • Voicemail to Text ($4.99 extra per month): allows users to check voicemails through their Email anywhere they have access to their Email account.
  • Voicemail to Email Forwarding: allows voicemail messages to be forwarded to your Email account as an audio file. This feature allows users to listen to their voicemail messages where they can access their Email, but may not have access to their Ooma Telo.
  • Voicemail Monitoring: allows users to listen to voicemail messages as they are being left.
  • Free Mobile Minutes: Ooma Premier customers who use the Ooma Mobile iPhone App (more information to follow) with 250 minutes of US calling each month.

How Ooma Works

Ooma works in the same way as many other VoIP telephone service providers, by using a customer’s existing high speed internet connection to make and receive phone calls.  Rather than utilizing the older technology of telephone wires, Ooma uses newer technology found in DSL lines, cable lines, and the same technology used in by high speed internet service providers (ISPs).

Despite the utilization of the newer technology, the Ooma Telo allows users to connect just about any standard home telephone for VoIP phone service.  Corded, and cordless phones will all work with the Ooma Telo VoIP phone adapter.  Additionally, users can make calls to Ooma or non-Ooma customers.  Similarly, Ooma as well as non-Ooma customers can call Ooma customers.

Voice Quality

The technology that is utilized by Ooma allows it provide some of the highest quality sound available through any other VoIP (or landline) telephone service provider.  Its Ooma PureVoice HD technology delivers a crisp acoustic performance that is especially clear and vibrant when calling from Ooma to Ooma, or over other HD network.  This technology uses an advanced voice compression algorithm that helps reduce Ooma’s bandwidth consumption by 60% compared to similar VoIP devices, including magicJack Plus, netTalk, Vonage, and others.

The Ooma HD Voice Technology also doubles the fidelity of phone calls by allowing the device to capture more speech information than a standard telephone call (including landlines).  This sound quality is maximized when the two callers are using Ooma handsets.

How to Register and Setup Ooma Telo

Getting the Ooma Telo registered and completely set up is designed to take customers about fifteen minutes.

  1. Activate the Ooma telephone services online.  This includes either registering the Basic Ooma telephone service, or upgrading to the Ooma Premier telephone service. All of this can be done quickly and easily via the “Ooma Login” page on their website.
  2. Plug the Ooma Telo into a high speed modem or router.
  3. Plug a standard home telephone into the Ooma Telo unit.
  4. Begin making and receiving high speed telephone calls anywhere in the United States (or Canada with Premier service).

Ease of Use

The Ooma Telo features a touch-sensitive keypad that provides Ooma customers with one-touch access to Voicemail and other frequently used features.  The device also features a USB port that supports Wi-Fi capable devices, as well as Bluetooth devices (including the Ooma Bluetooth adapter that allows users to make hands-free calls).  This USB port will also allow for future expansion opportunities that the company may implement.  The Telo unit also features a built-in speaker that allows users to screen calls prior to answering.  This feature of the Ooma is one that it does not share with the magicJack Plus 2014, which operates independently of an interactive module.

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Price

The cost of the Ooma Telo is $149.99, which includes a 30 Day , no questions asked return policy.  This one-time purchase allows users to make and receive phone calls.  The only additional cost that customers will incur are taxes and fees, which vary between regions. User can also purchased a reburbished Ooma Telo or the old Ooma Hub and Scout devices for much less.

For an additional cost of $9.99 per month, customers can upgrade from Ooma Basic to Ooma Premier.  This includes a free number transfer, a Bluetooth adapter, a wireless adapter, and an extended warranty.  As mentioned earlier, the Ooma Premier service also allows users to make calls to the United States and Canada.

Customers also have the option of purchasing 1000 minutes of calls to 61 countires for $9.99 per month, or unlimited minutes for $17.99 per month.

Ooma Mobile App

The Ooma Mobile HD App allows users to make domestic and international calls from iOS devices, including the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch over a Wi-Fi network or 3G or 4G network.  Once the user is logged into the App, they have access to many of the same features that users of the magicJack App have access to, including contacts, listen to voicemail, and change Ooma preferences.  The Ooma App allows users to use Ooma, instead of their existing mobile minutes, to make calls.  The App can be downloaded for free from the App Store.

Ooma Mobile App

Ooma for Small Business

In addition to providing customers with high quality home phone service, the Ooma VoIP phone service provider also provides small business owners with an affordable telephone service that helps business owners save on their fixed costs, helping to maximize their profits.  The Ooma Business Phone plan allows customers to make and receive unlimited calls in the United States and Canada for just $19.98 per month.  It is extremely convenient to use, since there are no special telephones required, and installation is simple.   Features of the Ooma Business Phone Service includes:

  • A Virtual Receptionist
  • Extension Dialing
  • Conferencing
  • Music-On-Hold
  • 24/7 Customer Support

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Where to Buy Ooma Telephone Services

Ooma services can be purchased from a variety of retail locations, including Best Buy, Staples, Costco, Fry’s Electronics, Target, Walmart, OfficeMax, RadioShack, Amazon, and many others.

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How to Uninstall MagicJack: Remove & Delete magicJack

This post is written to educate magicJack users of various ways of removing the magicjack, magicjack Plus, magicJack plus 2014, magicjack wifi, and magicApp software from their computer or phone.  There are several methods of accomplishing this, some of which are easier (and typically more effective) than others.

As with just about any program that can be installed on your computer, there are certain occasions in which errors occur with the drivers that allow the program to run properly.  As such, it may be required for magicJack users to uninstall and reinstall the drivers for the magicJack Plus 2014 device.  In order to help make this process as easy as possible, we have included a simple, easy-to-follow step-by-step process that walks magicJack Plus 2014 users through the uninstallation, and reinstallation process.

To Uninstall drivers from Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Mac OS X

  1. Plug in the magicJack Plus unit into your computer
  2. Click the Start Menu, and access My Computer
  3. Right click on CD Drive (E:) magicJack
  4. Click Properties
  5. Click on the Hardware tab
  6. Select the TigerJet CD-ROM USB Device
  7. Click Change Settings
  8. Select the Driver tab
  9. Click the Uninstall button
  10. When the Confirm Device Uninstall dialogue box appears, click OK
  11. Now select the TigerJet HardDisk USB Device
  12. Click Properties
  13. Click the Change Settings button
  14. Click the Driver tab
  15. Click the Uninstall button
  16. When the Confirm Device Uninstall dialogue box appears, click OK

The uninstallation of the drivers is now complete.  The following steps outline the reinstallation process for the drivers.  This step is very simple and should only take a couple of minutes.

To Reinstall magicJack Drivers

  1. Unplug the magicJack Plus device from the computer, wait a few seconds, and plug the device back in
  2. Wait a few seconds, and the computer should begin to recognize the magicJack Plus unit
  3. Drivers will automatically begin being installed to your computer
  4. When finished, a message will appear that says that “Your device is ready to use”
  5. The AutoPlay dialogue box should appear
  6. Click Start magicJack
  7. After several moments, the softphone application will open, and the problem should be resolved

Many magicJack users have needed to completely uninstall the magicJack program from their computer for various reasons.  Some users have experienced a great amount of difficulty.  As such, there have been many methods of deleting the magicJack program developed.

The first, and perhaps easiest method is accomplished with the magicJack Remover program, which automatically deletes the program completely, from the user’s computer.  It can be downloaded from a variety of different locations, typically with the name mjremover.exe.

Another method that can be utilized involves a bit more effort.

  1. Click the Start Menu button
  2. Search for “mjusbsp”
  3. Right click on the “mjusbsp” folder, select Delete
  4. Many people recommend using a registry cleaner program to remove any other files and folders that may be remaining after this process has been completed

These are two of the most frequently utilized methods of removing the magicJack software from the user’s computer, since they tend to be much more straightforward.  The following method can also be used if the previous two methods do not work as intended.

  1. Access the hard drive where the magicJack software is located (C:\ Drive)
  2. Find the folder mjusbsp
  3. Double click the folder in00000
  4. Right click the Setup file, click Delete

How to Uninstall the magicJack magicApp

Uninstalling the magicApp is simple and easy on all devices including Android, Windows phone, Blackberry and iOS devices such as the iPhone or iPad. To uninstall on idevices simply hold your finger on the app icon until it begins shaking and shows a small X in the top left corner of the app icon. Click on the X and the app will be deleted. For android devices the process is a bit more difficult and listed below.

  1. Navigate to your settings menu, once there click on ‘applications’
  2. Next tap ‘manage applications’
  3. From there select ‘downloaded’ to see a full list of apps you have downloaded
  4. Tap the name of the app that you want to delete from the list
  5. Finally, when on the app info screen select ‘uninstall’ 

If you know of other methods that you would like to share with other users, feel free to submit them in the comments section below, and we can have them included into this post.

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Vonage vs. magicJack Plus VoIP Home Phone Service

With so many efforts by so many people across the United States to try to save money, many people are discovering that one of the easiest ways to save money is by switching their home or business phone service from a standard telephone service provider, to one of the many VoIP phone service providers.  VoIP telephone service providers not only provide a phone service that is much less costly, allowing customers to save hundreds, or even thousands of dollars per year, but they also provide a phone service that is extremely easy to use and set up.

Two of the largest VoIP telephone service providers include magicJack and Vonage.  Each of these two companies provides their customers with the opportunity to get a reliable, inexpensive home and (in the case of Vonage) business phone service for a fraction of the cost of a traditional landline.  For consumers who are interested in which phone service will best meet their needs, we have outlined a few of the primary characteristics of the Vonage telephone services in the following paragraphs.

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Features

Much like the features provided by the magicJack Plus 2014, Vonage provides customers with a number of different features that are provided by standard home telephone service providers, as well as many features that are not provided by landline phone service providers.  Some of these features include:

  • Caller ID
  • Call Waiting
  • 3-Way Calling
  • Call Forwarding
  • Anonymous Call Block
  • Vonage Visual Voicemail: allows users to get their voicemail as a text, voice, or Email.
  • Other features that are only applicable to VoIP phone service providers:
  • No need for a computer
  • Keep your phone number
  • SimulRing: allows Vonage customers to receive phone calls on up to five different phones at the same time (including office, home, or mobile devices).
  • Compatible with fax machines (for $9.99 per month)
  • Phone call quality comparable to that of landline phone service providers, as well as mobile phone service providers
  • Phone service can be used from a mobile device: The Vonage Extensions App, like the magicJack app, is available for free download, allows Vonage customers to use their existing call plan to make and receive calls from their mobile device, using a Wi-Fi, 3G, or 4G connection. This easy-to-use App allows you to import or export your existing contacts, making it one of the most convenient VoIP mobile apps yet.

Vonage App

The Vonage Extensions App is available with a variety of different mobile devices, including iOS devices like iPhone, as well as Android devices, and Blackberry

Make and receive calls during a power or internet outage: Unlike many other Voice Over Internet Protocol telephone service providers, Vonage customers can still make and receive calls even if their internet is out.  In order to do this, customers must first set up a Network availability number when they sign up.  During a power outage, calls will be forwarded to the mobile device number or landline that has been provided.  This is one feature that sets Vonage apart from many other VoIP phone service providers, which will often leave customers unable to make and receive calls during any type of internet outage.

How Vonage Works

Vonage and magicJack provide phone service to their customers in a very similar manner.  These companies, as well as other VoIP phone service providers, let users make and receive phone calls by using an existing high-speed internet connection.  The Vonage box can connect to the user’s existing internet connection in several ways, including through a high-speed wireless router, DSL, or cable modem.  Users of Vonage and magicJack alike will be able to browse the internet as they make phone calls.

Setup

Getting the Vonage VoIP phone service started is very easy.  First, consumers should sign up for a Vonage calling plan.  After that, customers will receive a Vonage Box, Ethernet cable, power cord, and a Quick Start Guide in the mail.  Currently, Vonage require a United States billing and shipping address for registering.

The Vonage Box is a VoIP phone adapter that is capable of connecting up to two lines through the user’s pre-existing high-speed cable or DSL internet connection.  The small and portable device has been designed to work with cordless, or corded phones, and it comes with a VoIP networking router.  This Vonage Box is available with an Instant Rebate for free, otherwise it costs $79.99.

Vonage Box

The Vonage Quick Start Guide comes with several easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, which have been included below:

  1. Plug the Vonage Box into an existing high-speed internet connection via a wireless router, DSL, or cable modem
  2. Plug the home phone into the Vonage Box
  3. Pick up the phone, and begin calling friends and family.  Calls can also be received to the same telephone number immediately.

Ease of Use

The only requirement for Vonage, magicJack, and many other VoIP phone services is the availability of a high-speed internet connection, as well as a touch-tone phone.  Each of these two VoIP phone service providers make their devices extremely easy to set up, so users can begin making and receiving calls through their internet connection in the matter of just a few minutes.

Although these devices are designed to be extremely easy to set up, Vonage actually provides its customers with professional installers with more difficult installations, such as getting all of the phone jacks in a particular home to work with Vonage.

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*This cost can be reduced if users choose to purchase 5 years of service in advance.

**This varies from the basic plans of $9.99 per month to $39.99 per month.

~The cost of the Vonage Box can be eliminated with a Instant Rebate.

Cost of Vonage Home Phone Service

The cost of Vonage Home Phone service depends on the particular plan being purchased.  However, with so many different residential plans to choose from, Vonage likely has a calling plan that will work for just about anyone’s needs.  The Residential Phone Plans that Vonage has available are listed in the following paragraphs.  Each plan below allows customers to keep their own phone number, or choose a different phone number.

US and Canada 400: $12.99/month (no annual contract)

This is a basic home phone service that provides custoemrs with 400 minutes of outband and long distance calling each month to the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.  Each minute beyond 400 cost users just 5 cents.  However, calls to other Vonage home phone customers is completely free.   Low rates are also provided to landlines and mobile devices to ten other countries.

US and Canada 800: $21.99/month (no annual contract)

This is another basic residential phone service that provides customers with 800 minutes of local and long distance calls to the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.  Each minute beyond the allotted 800 costs customers just 3.9 cents.  Like the US and Canada 400, calls are still free to other Vonage home phone customers, and rates are low on international calls.

US and Canada Unlimited: $9.99/month (for 6 months, then $24.99/month) with a One Year Contract. $24.99/month without an annual contract

This call plan is one of Vonage’s most inclusive North America call plans.  Not only does this particular plan provide customers with unlimited outbound calling to the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, but they are also provided with low rates on international calls.  Like Vonage’s other US and Canada plans, calls are free to other Vonage home phone customers.

Vonage World: $9.99/month (for 6 months, then $26.99/month) with a One Year Contract. $26.99/month without an annual contract

This international call plan allows customers to make unlimited international calls to landlines in 60 countries, and to mobile devices in ten countries.  Like Vonage’s other plans, calls are still free to other Vonage home phone customers.

Vonage World Plus: $9.99/month (for 3 months, then $29.99/month) with One Year Contract. $29.99/month without an annual contract

This home phone service allows Vonage customers to make unlimited local and long distance calls across the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, PLUS an addition 250 minutes of international calling to cell phones in over 40 other countries, as well as landlines and cell phones in another 9 countries. Phone calls to other Vonage residential customers is also free.

Vonage World Mexico Sin Limites: $14.99/month (for 3 months, then $39.99/month) with One Year Agreement. $39.99/month without an annual contract

This residential calling plan allows Vonage customers to make unlimited local and international calls to landlines and mobile devices in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and Puerto Rico, as well as unlimited calling to landlines in over 60 other countries, and to mobile phones in 10 countries and territories.  Calls to other Vonage home phone customers is free.

Vonage 3000 to Globe Philippines: $29.99/month with no annual contract

This residential calling plan provides customers with 3000 minutes of calling each month to all Globe numbers in the Philippines, as well as unlimited calling to landlines and mobile devices in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.  Minutes beyond 3000 will cost customers just 11 cents each.  Calls to other Vonage home phone customers is also free.  This particular plan comes with 24/7 Customer Care (in Filipino, also).

Where to Buy Vonage

The Vonage box is available for purchase at a variety of retail locations, including Best Buy, Fry’s Electronics, BrandsMart USA, and Walmart

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magicJack Plus vs netTALK DUO VoIP

With millions of people across North America trying to find new ways to save money, phone service is one arena in which many people are learning that they can save thousands of dollars per year by switching to an alternative form of home phone service.  Voice Over Internet Protocol phone services (more frequently referred to as VoIP phone services) are now providing consumers with ways to make and receive high quality phone calls at a very low cost by using their existing high-speed internet connection.  These services are provided without the need for monthly phone bills or contracts.

One group of products that are relatively similar to the magicJack Plus 2014 are the netTALK line of products.  This includes the netTALK DUO Wi-Fi, the netTALK DUO, and the netTALK DUO II.  Each of these products have characteristics that are unique, but all of them have a variety of features included that give them the ability to deliver high quality home phone service.

The netTALK line of products allow individuals to keep their own phone number (for a one time $19.95 fee), as well as make free local and long distance phone calls anywhere in the United States or Canada.  Customers also have the option of choosing any available phone number for free.  Users of the netTALK devices can even make free calls back to the United States and Canada from overseas.  The netTALK Basic Call Plan can be upgraded to various Enhanced Call Plans that provide users with the ability to make calls overseas.  More information on these plans is included below.

A Side-By-Side Comparison of the features of magicJack Plus 2014 vs. netTALK DUO can be found at the bottom of this page.

Duo Device

Features of netTALK DUO WiFi, DUO, and DUO II

The netTALK DUO devices provide consumers with a number of different features that are frequently included with higher quality home phone plans, including:

  • Free Call Waiting
  • Free Call Forwarding
  • Free Caller ID
  • Free Three-Way Calling
  • Free Visual Voicemail
  • 911 Services
  • Free Conference Calling
  • Free Call Blocking
  • Free Caller ID Blocking
  • Free 411 Directory Assistance
  • Free DUO to DUO calls

Additionally, netTALK DUO customers are provided with the ability to Live Chat with customer service representatives whenever they are experiencing issues with their phone service.  There is also an affiliated Free netTALK Text App that allows individuals to send and receive unlimited SMS text messages from any Apple or Android Device, something Vonage does not offer yet.  Another Free netTALK Mobile App allows users to use their mobile devices to make and receive free United States and Canada calls without using their cell phone minutes.  Instead, users can use a nearby Wi-Fi signal.  These apps are available for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android phones and tablets. magicJack also provides it’s own free mobile VoIP solution.

netTALK Duo Options

Currently, there are three different options in the netTALK DUO line of products: the netTALK DUO WiFi, the netTALK DUO, and the netTALK DUO II.  As was mentioned earlier, these devices all have the same basic features.  However, the way they work is slightly different.  These differences with which these devices are setup are briefly outlined below.

netTALK DUO WiFi: This device works anywhere that a high-speed internet connection is available.  Users can take the DUO WiFi with them when they travel to make and receive phone calls just like they would from home.

1)      Connect the DUO WiFi to a Wi-Fi signal, router, or a computer.

2)      Connect the device to any standard home telephone.

3)      Follow the included installation guide.

netTALK DUO: This device works anywhere there is a high-speed internet connection available, but requires the use of a router.  The netTALK DUO will not connect to a Wi-Fi signal.

1)      Connect the DUO to the router.

2)      Connect the DUO to any standard home telephone.

3)      Follow the included, easy-to-follow installation guide to complete the setup.

netTALK DUO II: this devices requires the use of a computer to make and receive phone calls, but it can be used anywhere a high-speed internet connection is available.

1)      Connect the DUO II to a computer or router.

2)      Connect the DUO II into any standard home telephone.

3)      Follow the included DUO II installation guide to finish the setup process.

Side-By-Side Comparison

magicJack vs netTALK DUO

netTALK DUO Comparisons*Although magicJack Plus 2014 services cost $29.95 Annually, VocalTec Communications allows their customers to purchase five years at a cost of $19.95 per year.

Price of netTALK DUO Services

The most popular netTALK DUO product, the DUO WiFi, sells for $64.95.  This includes the device, its necessary hardware, as well as free phone service for one year.

The DUO sells for $49.95, which includes the device, all necessary hardware, and 1 free year of phone service as well.

The DUO II sells for $34.95, which includes the device, its necessary hardware, and three months of free phone service.

When the free services expire, customers have the option to choose from several different packages.

The netTALK Basic Call Plan is $29.95 per year. This gives customers the ability to make and receive free local and long distance calls anywhere in the United States and Canada.

The netTALK North American Add-On is $70 per year, and it gives customers the ability to make and receive calls to the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Mexico (landlines only in Mexico).

The netTALK International Add-On is $120 per year (only $10 per month), and provides users with the ability to call more than 60 countries.

Each of the plans above comes with all of the features that are listed above.

 

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The Free magicJack magicApp Download, a Mobile VoIP Solution

The magicJack magicApp for Android and iOS devices allows individuals with a variety of different devices to make and receive unlimited local and long distance calls from anywhere in the United States or Canada.  Although the App is currently limited to use within North America, it does seem likely that it will soon be available in other countries worldwide.

magicJack App

No magicJack or magicJack plus 2014 device or account is required for use of the magicJack App.  The magicJack App works by using the device’s available Wi-Fi, 4G, or LTE connection to make and receive calls.  This means that users of various types of smartphones and tablets can use the device without using any of their phone plan minutes, making the App completely free.  This makes the free magicJack App download a great value for those with minimal phone plan minutes.  Although users are not required to set up a magicJack account to use the app, those who do so will also be provided with a Free Voicemail service.

How to Make Free Calls with magicJack App

The magicJack mobile VoIP App is simple to use.  After downloading the free magicJack App from the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, or from the Google Play store for Blackerry and Android devices (and hopefully one day for windows phone 7, windows phone 8, and windows mobile), users simply have to dial any magicNumber (more details below), landline number, or cell phone number.  After that, users can talk with friends, family, and loved ones just like they would with a standard phone.

Those who are trying to contact those with the magicApp currently have to perform a relatively simple, although roundabout process to talk with friends and family.  First, dial 1-305-848-TALK.  After being promoted, enter the magicNumber.  Typically, these numbers begin and end with asterisks.  Therefore, when prompted to do so, dial *01234567* (for example).  Those who are making phone calls from their smartphone or Blackberry without a magicJack account should also be aware that their phone number will be displayed as their magicNumber.  Rather than those on the other end observing a traditional American or Canadian number, they are likely to see a magicNumber (*01234567*) instead.  Those who have a magicJack account will be displayed as a standard American or Canadian phone number.

It is important to note that those using an iOS operating system (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch) should ensure that Apple notifications have not been disabled.  Otherwise, users of these devices will not be able to receive phone calls.  To change these settings, access the device’s Settings, and ensure Notifications have been selected to “ON.”  Scroll to the magicJack App, and ensure that “ON” is selected.

Features of the magicApp

In addition to being able to make and receive phone calls for free within the United States and Canada, users of the magicJack App for Android or iOS will enjoy the highest sound quality available to them on any other mobile VoIP app.  After users have gone through the magicJack registration process at magicjack.com, users of the App will be provided with a completely free Voicemail service.  Those who currently have a magicJack account can use their existing account to register the magicJack App to their device.

The App uses a very simple and familiar screen with which users can make phone calls.  Numbers (with the exclusion of magicNumbers), can be dialed just as they would from any traditional mobile device.  The App is shown below.

magicJack App Screenshot

magicJack App Compatible Devices

  • iOS Devices
  • iPhone
  • iPod Touch
  • iPad
  • Android Devices
  • Blackberry
  • Windows Phones
  • Symbian Phones

App Alternatives to the magicApp

  • Skype
  • MobileVoIP
  • VoIPBuster
  • Talkatone
  • Viber App
  • Voxer Walkie-Talkie
  • Facetime Audio
  • iCall
  • Vopium
  • Truphone
  • Fring
  • Vonage
  • Jajah
  • Yahoo! Mobile Chat
  • Vopim
  • Beejive
  • Nimbuzz

Future of the magicJack App for Android and iOS

Although the magicJack App is currently free, it is anticipated to be a charged service in the future.  With this additional cost to users, it is likely that international use is likely to increase.  Additionally, the company is anticipated to begin offering a free texting service through the use of the App.

Those who have used the magicJack App who wish to provide input to others can leave their magicApp review in the comments below.

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MagicJack WiFi Update: Now To Be Called 2014 MagicJack Plus

Although there has been very little news recently from VocalTec about their newest product, the magicJack WiFi, the company will be releasing the product in the very near future and with a new name, now to be called the 2014 magicJack Plus.

With previous new models of the Magic Jack products, including the original and magicJack Plus, the anticipated release date has typically been well prior to its actual release date.  With a previously anticipated release date within the first quarter the 2013, it is more likely that the device will be released by the beginning of the third quarter of this year and end up very different than initially expected.

This is expected to be one of the most complex and sophisticated pieces of VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) technology that has ever been released, which could be part of the reason why the product has experienced such a long delay in its release.  The magicJack plus 2014 features are expected to make it much more useful for home use, but it is also expected to be much more practical than previous devices for small business owners as well.  Increased power of the device will allow it to more easily handle increased telephones.  In fact, the device is expected to be able to allow for connection to dozens of telephones without any issues.

Although there are many other companies that provide VoIP phone services to their customers for a relatively low cost, the combination of the extraordinarily low cost and the exceptionally high call quality has made the Magic Jack devices the best devices on the market today.  Other companies may be able to provide low cost OR high call quality, but very few can match the combination of these two features that have been provided by Magic Jack.  This trend is more than likely to continue with the newest product and their continued offering of their free magicJack app.

Because of this potential for application in commercial industries, business owners are likely to flock to the device.  If the new 2014 magicJack plus has costs to consumers that are anywhere near where costs have previously been, small business owners can expect to save thousands of dollars each year on their phone plans.  This can help increase the profits of the business, and help encourage growth within the company, which is something that most small business owners have been struggling with over the last few years.

We will continue to follow any and all updates from VocalTec Communications about the release of the new device, and will keep our followers updated as well.  For those who are interested in hearing more about other products being released from VocalTec, sign up for the Newsletter in the bottom right corner of this page.  We will be sure to update all of those on the mailing list about any and all developments with regard to the release of any new products.