FREE Calls with magicJack
Reviewed on November 5th, 2011
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.
App Store Description:
FREE Calls to U.S. and Canadian phone numbers – or to any magicJack number, anywhere in the world.
magicJack APP will NEVER use your mobile minutes and does not require a voice plan. WiFi or 4G recommended.
magicJack APP is 100% FREE and does not require any purchase.
You can use your iPhone’s stored contacts with the magicJack APP.
Download magicJack APP today and start making FREE calls instantly.
IMPORTANT: NEW USERS
If you do not have a magicJack account, you have two options with magicJack APP:
1. Test drive it! No account needed. Make outgoing calls to U.S. and Canadian landlines and cell numbers and any magicJack number.
2. Receive a free magicNumber phone number to make and receive FREE calls and receive FREE Voicemail.
A magicNumber starts and ends with an asterisk/star, like so: *0123456777* and can be dialed directly from any magicJack.
You can use this number for magicJack to magicJack calls or have others call you from anywhere, like so:
• First dialing the access number:
• After the prompt, enter the magicNumber
including the asterisks/stars, like so: *01234567*
In magicJack APP, click the Account tab at any time to view your magicNumber.
Tell friends to download magicJack APP and dial each other direct for free.
If you disable Apple notifications, you will NOT receive incoming calls.
On your Apple device, choose Apple's "Settings" and set "Notifications" to "ON". Then scroll down and set "magicJack" to "ON".
If you sign in to magicJack APP with an active U.S. or Canadian phone number on your magicJack account, you may use it to make and receive calls with magicJack APP. You can use the same number on all your magicJack services and devices.