magicJack Product Review
Review of magicJack
magicJack Rating: Asto!
Ratings Range from Opa! (favorable) to O.K. - Ola Kala (neutral) to Asto! (do without)
Your favorite blogger here was enamored with the idea of a cheaper telephone service, and became a pioneering owner of the magicJack last year. The product served the purpose some of the time, but also produced weird feedback for those on the other end of the line at other times. I found ways around that, discovering that the system worked better if I plugged my phone into the magicJack instead of speaking via the microphone of my laptop. What bothered me most, though, was a broken promise made by the company.
I bought the product partly on the promise that I would be able to transfer my highly coveted 212 NYC area coded number to the system. That promise of “available soon” turned into a year of the same statement, and then a promise of notification once it would become available. I, therefore, never benefited economically speaking from my ownership of the magicJack, as I kept paying for my landline simultaneously. That was not satisfactory, considering I was really happy about the idea of a dirt cheap telephone service to replace the expensive service I hardly ever use anyway.
I won’t be buying the new version of the magicJack based on those broken promises of the past. However, if the magicJack people want to send me a sample of the new model, I will gladly review it here and be thankful for the healing of my experience.
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