Magic Jack Phone
‘Magic Jack,’ is a device that uses voice over IP technology, which first shot to notoriety through Skype, to drastically cut the cost of calls to US and Canadian telephone numbers. Despite the fact that it’s often referred to as the ‘Magic Jack Phone,’ however, Magic Jack itself isn’t really a phone at all!
So just what is it then? Well, in essence, it’s a lot like a USB dongle. It’s a small gizmo that slots into a USB port on your computer. However, unlike your typical USB dongle, it also has a space at the opposite end of the device for you to plug your regular telephone handset into.
This means you can use the device with any number of standard phones that you would normally use in and around the house. The device will work with corded, cordless, DECT and portable handsets.
In fact, the only handsets that won’t work with it are the old fashioned rotary style ones. If you’re using cordless phones at home, then you simply need to plug the base unit into the Magic Jack device.
But the true portability of the ‘Magic Jack phone,’ comes in the fact that you don’t actually have to use a phone at all if you don’t want to. This means you can keep your number and still be contactable when on the move, when it’s perhaps less convenient to transport a household phone with you as well.
You can, instead, also use the Magic Jack ‘softphone,’ and dial on screen (below).
You can then speak to and hear the person you’re talking to using headphones and a mic or, preferably, a headset. Of course, for those whose computers have built-in microphones, you could just use this and the speakers.
Although, it’s recommended for the optimum quality and to be better heard by the person on the other end of the line, that an external microphone of some description is used.
The fact that the Magic Jack is so flexible in the range of phones it is compatible with and even in the ability not to use a phone whatsoever, makes this the ultimate convenience communications device.
You can even use certain Bluetooth devices with it as well, just in case the range of functionality described above isn’t enough for you!
Are you feeling tempted? You should be, especially as you can try at no cost with no obligation. Yes, that’s right. You can get a completely free 30 day trial of Magic Jack right now! Well, what are you waiting for?