Chances are that you’ve heard of magicJack. In case you haven’t, it’s a device that plugs into you computer and then plugs into your phone and gives you unlimited FREE local and long distances calls using the internet.
When we heard this app hit the app store I was excited, but at the same time reserved as my experience with VOIP on iOS devices don’t work that well. In the last month, we’ve given this app extensive testing with numerous conversations, including ones that have lasted hours. Please note that we tested this on an iPad 2 over wi-fi so connections over 3G on an iPhone may be different.
Oh, you didn’t catch that part? You don’t have to have Wi-fi connection to make calls, just this app and 3g internet (4g is recommended) via your cell phone provider. So that means you can reduce your minutes plans to the minimum required and save yourself tons of money. The only downside being you have to have an internet connection so if you hit a dead spot, you’ll have to use minutes. Then again, when else are you going to use those minimum amount of minutes you’re paying for?
In addition, you’ll be given a phone number where you can receive calls and if you’re unavailable it will go to voicemail. You can access the voicemail at any time free of charge as well.
Overall this is a very smooth working app and has already saved us a lot of money. If you like to talk to people on the phone, definitely download this app.