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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 9:02 pm    Post subject: Works Great in Japan Reply with quote

I just traveled to Japan and it worked great. For some reason it didn't work at first, but then it turned around and said that it was downloading a patch or something (this was after about a day or trying to make it work) and it started working great. I called back to Georgia and no problems at all. The 30 minute phone conversation with my wife more than paid for having the magic jack.
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hsweiss
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Joined: 28 Mar 2008
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Location: Maryland

PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It worked fine last week from Berlin Germany (using a hard-drive only version - left the USB dongle at home). It worked ok even with only a 128Kbps connection although the dongle-less version didn't always complete calls on the 1st try but redial, redial, redial and the call would eventually go through. Call quality was ok but I also tried Skype which sounded better (much better computer-2-computer but also computer-2-landline).
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:43 pm    Post subject: singapore Reply with quote

works fine in Singapore
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Working fine here in the Bahamas.
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bukzin
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:13 pm    Post subject: headset Reply with quote

What headset type are you all using?

The phonejack on the MJ is a RJ11 so I guess I
need to find an adaptor to convert into a headset with a microphone?

Anyone have a brand and or model number that works well
for you?

Thanks!
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gary
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The headset does not need to plug into the magicjack. It plugs into your computers mic and headphone sockets. You have to change the setting on the magicjack to tell it to use the headset.
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bukzin
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 4:28 pm    Post subject: plugs Reply with quote

So these would normally be 2.5mm (1/8th inch) jacks

or a USB jack, is that correct?

How about just using the combo mic and earphone
set up that came with my cell phone. Will that work too?
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gary
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe that the size of the jack for the cell phone is different.

You have to use the one's made specificly for computers. Both the jacks and the USB headphones will work. I hear that the USB headsets work better.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trinidad & Tobago works fine.
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cuidate
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:14 pm    Post subject: Cuba? Reply with quote

Has anyone had any success with the magic jack calling from Cuba? They only have 50k modem speeds currently but I was able to use a Pasket8 hookup years ago.
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az2008
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Joined: 20 Aug 2008
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Cuba? Reply with quote

cuidate wrote:
Has anyone had any success with the magic jack calling from Cuba? They only have 50k modem speeds currently but I was able to use a Pasket8 hookup years ago.


Packet 8 may use a different codec with higher compression. MJ uses 100k up and down. I can do a speedtest.net test and see 100k difference. So, it really uses that much. Others have said they've gotten by with lower speeds (80k ?). But, I think 56k modem speeds would be too slow.

MJ uses the less efficient codec. Better voice quality. Less dependence upon computer speed. But, more bandwidth.

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cuidate
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 6:09 pm    Post subject: Cuba? Reply with quote

I suspected as much. Unlike other VOIP services you cannot change the codec?

I'm going to give it a try in April, nonetheless.
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Kif Kroker
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My brother-in-law used his on his last trip to Turkey.
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single151
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Joined: 14 Oct 2008
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:50 pm    Post subject: Use it on a cruise ship Reply with quote

If you really want to see some eyebrows raise, pull your MJ out and plug it into your laptop while you are at sea. The typical roaming rate on a ship with your cell phone is about $2.69 per min. Calls from your cabin on a ship cost $6.99 per min. If you are one who takes a laptop on a cruise, you can use your MJ to call home or wherever for the going rate of their internet access. In our case it was 37 cents per min.

BTW, the connection was maybe not perfect, but certainly acceptable.
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