Hi I am using Majic Jack also. My sister sent it to me from US. she paid 19 $ for 1 year. I had a 512Kbps Unlimited connection before, but the voice breaks you need a faster connection. with magic jack you get 1 US number of your choice but then they charge you extra to change the number, it connects through your usb (needs USB 2.0). I had problem running it on XP but works fine on Vista. Is NOT compatible with Linux. (atleast not yet) they have a CC online so you can talk to them for details and charges.
You also get Voice mail with it, which can also be forwarded to your email. Also in order to recieve calls, you need to have your computer on. Which is a problem in case there are powercuts here in India. Over all, I have used Skype and Majic Jack. Usability wise I think Skype is more flexible as you can install on your phone, and just use it from your mobile device, I was using it on iPhone, with 10$/month world wide Subscription or I think 5$ for US/Canada.
Majic jack is also good, but the fact that you have to leave the computer on all the time in order to recieve calls makes it a little bit Unfriendly towards the user, also If you have wireless on the laptop you can just connect it to that.
Over all Voice clearity is equal for both, but since Upload rate for most data plans is low you need to get a plan with good upload rate, AND no i dont think it will work with 64Kbps.
edit: I just checked the Pack (in which it came) it says its for 39.92$ from Best Buy, and any additional years subscription is for 19$ and well they have new offers all the time so go check out their website @ www.magicjack.com
I have 3 lines of magic jacks in India and works well. My relatives use on pc but I use on iPhone so no need to turn on pc every time. I have internet on my phone so I can use any where I go. I use siphon application for my sip number of magic jack. Fring application also works well for MJ. Fring works with many other wifi compatible phones. Check on fring's web site. Google how to get sip password of magic jack and how to use for fring or for siphon. Don’t stuck with pc. But make sure when you use on cell phone unplug ur MJ usb. also keep secret ur sip password of MJ. If u need more help pm me.
i have 3 lines of magic jacks in india and works well. my relatives use on pc but i use on iPhone so no need to turn on pc every time. i have internet on my phone so i can use any where i go. i use siphone application for my sip number of magic jack. fring application also works good for MJ. fring works with many other wifi compatible phones. check on frings web site. google how to get sip password of magicjack and how to use for fring or for siphone. dont stuck with pc. but make sure when you use on cell phone unplug ur MJ usb. also keep secret ur sip password of MJ. if u need more help pm me.
I have an iphone 3G also can you tel me what the name of the app is. I have used fring before, is there any other app except fring?
what is the sip number of magic jack? I will try to google it but if you can please explain that would be awesome to get directions from someone who is actually making use of it. I could not find any app on the appstore called siphone?
You need Cydia on ur iPhone. then from Cydia you can download Siphon
use a tool like PMDump to get SIP info: download here it is: hxxp://www.ntsecurity.nu/toolbox/pmdump/
SIP # is your MJ phone # but you have to get the SIP password also. here is the info of Siphon hxxp://code.google.com/p/siphon/ . More here hxxp://magicjackhacks.com/index.php?option=com_fireboard&Itemid=0&func=view&id=122&catid=7
look in to this string of settings (yourcity) here you will replace with area code city name of your MJ. Proxy Server: proxy1.yourcity.talk4free.com:5070
Some proxy servers:
If your magicJack is pointing to the following proxy:
and you want to change it to:
Ping proxy1.newyork.talk4free.com to get the IP address
Now just add the folowing entry to your windows hosts file
Note: magicJack has many proxy servers to choose using the following naming order:
Unofficial magicJack forum hxxp://www.magicjacksupport.com/