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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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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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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.

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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

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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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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.