It works, but don't count on getting rid of your main line.
Make sure you have USB2, and a power hub is better.
Use a phone that has a power supply (a few extra headsets are nice)
Outgoing calls are more reliable than incoming.
If you make long distance calls MJ has more value. It is totally
worth it for a second line.
YMMV. <G> After a month I dropped land line. $35 per month
for basic service,no options. shhessh! MJ has worked great
for me. I have a prepaid cell phone for backup/emergencies
tho I've not needed it in the last month. MJ has come thru
No power hub needed here, and my 5 yo panasonic cordless
works just fine. Of course if you have a usb disk drive,
usb tuner, etc, a Power hub would indeed be wise.
Reliability of calls and voce quality equals that of land
line for me.
I've found the MJ voice mail handy. It sends the voicemail
as .wav files to my gmail account, so I can hear the msgs
over any computer with speakers, not just on a mj equipped
box. DSL Reports has a good MJ forum for much more
There's also an 'unofficialMagicJack' forum but the forum
interaction is painfully slow:
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