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Old 01-02-2011, 03:01 PM
 
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From what I can tell the downside is that you can't port your number to mj and that there is little to no customer service. I used to have SunRocket before they went out of business and I thought they were great.

Would appreciate any feedback from current users. Thanks.
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Old 01-02-2011, 03:10 PM
 
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Another downside to be aware of is that you need to have your computer up and running for magicjack to work.

I personally use OOMA (www.ooma.com). They're products are available at Amazon, Walmart and various outlets. I like it vecause it's not dependent on having a computer up and running. I have the older model that has no recurring fees. The newer ones are $12/yr or something.
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Old 01-02-2011, 07:18 PM
 
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And another downside, they track the numbers you call to give your targeted advertisements (you pay for service and you are still force fed ads), and you can't sue them for any reason. Some notes are here
MagicJack's EULA says it will spy on you and force you into arbitration - Boing Boing

The EULA is here magicJack

Oh, and the visitor counter that was on their website was proven to be fake. Would you really want to do business with a company like that?
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:07 PM
 
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Another downside to be aware of is that you need to have your computer up and running for magicjack to work.

I personally use OOMA (www.ooma.com). They're products are available at Amazon, Walmart and various outlets. I like it vecause it's not dependent on having a computer up and running. I have the older model that has no recurring fees. The newer ones are $12/yr or something.
I followed the link and the purchase price is $250--kinda steep to buy a product that has no reputation. I'm leary of spending that much on equipment for a product that has no other use.
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:11 PM
 
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Why not go with standard VOIP service? I pay $10 a month.
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:33 AM
 
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I followed the link and the purchase price is $250--kinda steep to buy a product that has no reputation. I'm leary of spending that much on equipment for a product that has no other use.
OOMA has been around for a while and has a good reputation. Yes, you're putting faith in the fact that a one-time purchase will last for years to come and the service will remain active. I've had mine for 2 years (which I purchased at $165)... so that averages $82.50/year, getting cheaper every year that goes by.

MagicJack is good too... don't get me wrong, but I don't leave a computer on 24/7... which could cost $100-$250/year in electricity.

At 7 watts, the OOMA device only costs me $12/year to operate.
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