MagicJack's next act: disappearing cell phone fees

Posted January 8th, 2010 by mousse_gallon

The company behind the magicJack, has made a new version that allows free calls in the home, in a fashion that's sure to draw protest from cellular carriers and the FCC.

This isn't all that different

slayerboy 5 years 33 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago

This isn't all that different from Google Voice over WiFi really. Yes, MagicJack is using cellular frequencies, but you have to buy the equipment to use your cell phone with it, it only works at home. Not really a big deal IMHO.

This is a HUGE deal....

johnson 5 years 33 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago

 It's hijacking your cellphone frequency... and your cellphone BECOMES a voip device. (without running any apps)

Sure you can use Google voice as an application if you have a $500+ smartphone. (unsubsidized)
With this equipment, you can use ANY cellphone through their voip...

Imagine if Ebay (Skype) or Google purchased magicjack from radio shack... That would be a game changer....

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