Posted on Thursday, 12.18.2008
Miami gadget of the week, Miami Travel Tips - MagicJack
This week’s Gadget of the Week and Miami travel tip is a device that obliterates monthly phone bills while allowing you to make free local and long distance calls to anywhere in the US or Canada.
Take it with you while you travel and receive the same services. For instance, you can plug it to your computer at your Miami Beach hotel
or Miami Beach vacation rental
and you will be connected to your home in the U.S. and Canada for free.
MagicJack looks like a small USB device. Plug any landline telephone jack into the MagicJack and then plug the MagicJack into a USB port on your computer. All you need is a computer with a broadband connection. The device is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Intel Macs.
As opposed to other comparable services, customers are not actually talking through the computer so the sound quality is clear and timely. Plus, the price is almost unbelievable. The initial fee for the device is $40, which for an entire year includes:
• Free unlimited local and long distance calls
• Free directory assistance
• Free phone number
• Free call waiting
• Free Voicemail
• Free Caller ID
After the first year, the MagicJack requires a licensing fee of $20 per year. No monthly phone bills! Because the device was invented by a private company, it is not well known.
Although, I was normally disregard it as any other misleading infomercial product, it has been featured on CBS News and Marketwatch.com and it seems to be all that it says it is. You can purchase MagicJack online at MagicJack.com. Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy the advantages of our Miami travel tips.