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magicJack Plus

magicJack Plus

Review of the magicJack Plus

The magicJack Plus lets you make unlimited local or long distance VoIP calls to US numbers with or without a computer. This small USB device works with your computer or directly with a LAN to access the magicJack VoIP service and make calls at a very affordable rate. The magicJack Plus can port your existing landline number, or you can get a new phone number of your choice. It features voicemail, caller ID, call waiting, call forwarding, and can also deliver voicemail messages to your email address. When traveling to a different country you can take magicJack Plus with you and make free calls to the United States.

The magicJack Plus package includes the magicJack Plus itself, a power adapter, a short USB extension cable, and an Ethernet cable.

magicJack Plus setup

You can setup magicJack Plus for use with your computer or connect it directly to a modem or router. You must register your magicJack Plus within 48 hours of installing it, so it is probably best to install it on your computer first. This is a one-time process, and once the registration is done you will not have to use your computer again to make or receive VoIP calls with the magicJack Plus.

magicJack Plus Setup is simple and straightforward. Start your computer and plug magicJack Plus into your computer's USB port. Then, plug the phone cable into the magicJack Plus. The Softphone magicJack application will load automatically, and on-screen instructions help you through the simple setup and registration process. The software will prompt you to select a phone number during the setup process. Pay attention to the up-sell buttons that appear on the screen to avoid signing up for unwanted offers.

To use magicJack Plus with a LAN, plug it into an AC adapter. Then, plug one end of the Ethernet cable into your modem or router, and the other end into magicJack Plus. Plug your phone cable into the other port of the magicJack Plus and you are done. You should hear a dial tone within 60 seconds.

As I mentioned, you can use your magicJack Plus while you are traveling. To access magicJack Plus service while traveling, you will need to install it on the laptop that you are traveling with, or PC that is with you. Once your computer has the Softphone magicJack application running, you can receive and make VoIP calls using a headset, built-in laptop speakers and microphone, or a separate phone.

Whether you use magicJack Plus with or without a computer, you can always access your call logs and other data from your online account.

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