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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 as suggested in the included magicJack Plus Instructions Manual.

2) Once at, 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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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

*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.