New magicJack Plus with Free Calling over 4G and Wi-Fi

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VocalTec Communications, maker of the low-cost magicJack telephony device, will be demonstrating its new magicJack Plus at CES tonight.

A popular item since its launch in 2007—and the target of consumer criticism that helped bring its Better Business Bureau rating up to an "A-" from an "F"—, the magicJack is set to become even more appealing with the addition of some mobile-friendly features.

Like the original magicJack, the magicJack Plus can be plugged into your PC via a USB plug, but there's also the option to use it wirelessly with a Wi-Fi or 4G module. VocalTec has also added a processor and memory to its system-on-a-chip.

Expected to sell for $49.95, the magicJack Plus will come with one year of free local and long-distance calling along with the option to have your own phone number. In terms of voice quality, VocalTec claims this gadget outperforms not only cell phones but land lines.

In addition to the new device, VocalTec will be showing its magicJack Plus iPhone app.

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  • Miro Says:

    Regarding power outlet, yes, the power supply can be plugged in 120V outlet or 230V outlet directly. I used id in Canada and in Europe as well. Only in Europe it requires small adapter since the prongs are round. Bought is in $1 dollar store for one buck.
    Modern switching power supplies work on 115V and 230VAC.

  • Tom Says:

    Feel free to plug it in to a 220 volt outlet. Nothing like fried majicJack in the morning!

  • Tom Says:

    Piece of junk with little to no Customer Support only over online Chat! Don't believe the claim that the BBB rating has improved. It is still an 'F' for abysmal Failure!

    The firm still has absolutely no New Hampshire phone numbers, but you cannot check until you try to register and activate your majicJack! They have no qualms about selling this at stores in NH. No wonder the Targets and Walmarts in NH no longer sell majicJack junk. Warning and beware of majicJack.

  • erwin Says:

    is it 220 voltage useable?

  • erwin Says:

    I have the same question is it allowed to use it on 220 voltage outlet? please email me thanks

  • Gustavo Guzman Says:

    I have a MAGICJACK plus, can I conect it in a 220 volts outlet?
    Thanks a lot

  • Eduardo A Ampo Says:

    i am very very interesed of the Magic Jack. Thanks

  • Roger Bower Says:

    Looks like they finally fixed a problem I'd been having with long distance. Every five mins or so an "error 23" would come on and interrupt the call. Tried messing with the router config, etc. but now you add some ports to bypass Windows firewall and it takes care of the problem. Call tech support about it if you are having this problem.

  • Sean Says:

    Bunch of whiners. Four complaints over how many months

  • Robert Says:

    I HAVE HAD A MAGICJACK FOR SEVERAL YEARS AND RECENTLY I FOUND OUT ABOUT MJ+. I HAVE HAD RENEWAL PROBLEMS AND ALSO SOUND QUALITY PROBLEMS. THEN I SAW THE NETTALK SYSTEM AT WALMART AND DECIDED TO ORDER IT. I HOPE I MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE BUT ANYWAY IT WAS $20 CHEAPER THAN MJ+ THE FIRST YEAR FREE AND SEEMS TO HAVE BETTER REVIEWS.

  • pam Says:

    just bought a Magicjack plus. I wanted to use it wifi I went on there website and chated with them only to find out it really ISNT wifi. I must be connected with the enthernet cord. It also drops longdistance calls if over 10 or 15mins long

  • Matthew Says:

    I have the magic jack (mj) already and my subscription was expiring so I ordered the magic jack plus since we found that the quality did go down when the computer was used. Unfortunately, mj tech chat kept on telling us that the subscription was separate because my line got cut before our mj plus came to the house. From their advertising on their website, I understood that I was able to order the new mj plus and renew for 5 years there. It didn't make any sense that I should renew the other way. After a lengthy chat and 2 agents later, I don't have access to mj service. I was told I must now wait for the mj plus to come in. This is not looking promising for the compatibility of my existing jack since they kept on telling me that the service is linked to the device and not the phone #.

    Very disappointing and I don't think the company thought about their existing loyal customer base. I told them I would complaint to the company so they can work on improving this for other customers but their website doesn't even have a place to issue a complaint. Shows that they are not ready to listen to their customers yet.

  • carlito Mendoza Says:

    I like majick jack plus but what I want to know is how about if we have already the old majick jack. What happen then to my old majick jack, can I sent it back to the company or refund me of the amount? What happen then to my annual payment?.Does it apply to majick jack plus annually? One more thing I've been watching all the time your advertisement ,in the TV in the Radio ,Magazines,etc. but I dont hear that mention about what voltage you plug your Majick Jack Plus. Is it applicable to 220 volt outlet? Please send me E-mail regarding my questions. Thanks

  • veronique Says:

    jan/20/12
    my husband got me a magic jack and i just love it i told all my family and friends and there friends. i just heard there coming out with internet magic jack with ur plone with it i can not wait to get it i be all set up. i hope it comes befor end of march cause my birthday gift for me keep up the good work magic jack people best ever that come out with . that helps people who hasn't have a lot of money and they can keep in contact with there familys also. thank you from from me thats for sure

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