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LessImpressed
magicJack Apprentice


Joined: 08 Oct 2012
Posts: 14

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:01 pm    Post subject: Be careful what you wish for.

NetTalk DUO call forwarding works. But it rings the NetTalk phone seven times before it rings the target phone. They have one chance to get it right before I cancel NetTalk and wait for Google-phone's pricing statement. Their call forwarding works on the first ring. And there's no device involved at all.
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mikeadams110
MagicJack Newbie


Joined: 12 May 2009
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:45 am    Post subject:

LessImpressed. Nice meeting you and welcome as a fellow NetTalk user! Following is an easy way of achieving the instant Call-forwarding behavior you desire.

Simplest approach

If not needed for making any outbound calls while you have Call-fowarding in effect simply disconnect the NetTalk device so it's completely OFFLINE.

Under that condition, Call-forwarding (or voicemail if ENABLED) will instantly handle any inbound calls made to your NetTalk telephone number.

Alternate approach

Place the NetTalk device into Do-not-disturb mode (DND) by dialing *65 from your NT phone.

Doing so forces all inbound calls to get instantly diverted to your specified Call-forwarding target number. Just be certain to DISABLE the Voicemail feature beforehand to ensure they won't get diverted there instead!

When ready to discontinue Call-forwarding also remember to DISABLE DND mode by dialing *66 from your NT phone and ENABLE the Voicemail feature assuming you want it active again.

Mike Adams
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dunebug
MagicJack Newbie


Joined: 22 Jul 2012
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:42 am    Post subject: Magicfeatures Fails To Work on New MJ+...

Just downloaded the Magicfeatures 7-day free trial to see if I can add the call forwarding that MagicJack does NOT have anymore... no luck. Did not work.

Once you install the Magicfeatures software, you click on the "orange telephone icon" in the taskbar (below right) to open. Next you go to the call forwarding area and enter your MJ number, MJ account password and the number you're forwarding to. The problem is that this action opens your MagicJack account page. Because the no-brains at MagicJack eliminated the call forwarding option the Magicfeatures software cannot change anything.

Hence... no luck.

And the email I received from the PCPhonesoft customer support basically said that the software may not work.

Then WHY does PCPhonesoft sell the software???

So... we have a stupid MJ+ that has NO CALL FORWARDING FUNCTION!

These are some pretty dumb ass people at MagicJack.

~dunebug

P.S. And PCPhonesoft did NOT offer any workarounds.
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redpepper
Dan Should Pay Me


Joined: 13 Oct 2009
Posts: 501

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:52 am    Post subject:

For clarification, the Magicfeatures Plugin provides a Call Forwarding Assistant feature that uses the underlying call forwarding capability provided by the magicJack network.

At the time of this posting the Call Forwarding Assistant in the Magicfeatures Plugin does still work as originally designed if and only if the call forwarding capability for the given user provided by magicJack is still enabled and active.

As an example, I just double checked and the Call Forwarding Assistant still works fine with my personal magicJack when turning on call forwarding to a given number from the Features Dashboard or by dialing the call feature activation code 72 from the keypad of my phone.

If magicJack have completely disabled/removed the call forwarding capability in your particular magicJack account, the Call Forwarding Assistant in the Magicfeatures Plugin is not going to add any value. At the time the Magicfeatures Plugin was designed call forwarding was enabled for all magicJack users and nobody could have honestly imagined them deciding to do otherwise.

If you are one of the latter users, the only workaround available if you absolutely have to have call forwarding and you want to reuse your magicJack dongle is going to be to use it with the GVJackApp to link it to Google Voice's subscription free phone service. I can confirm that lots of users every week are taking this route and the full version of the GVJackApp is free to try for 7 days to see if it meets your needs and expectations before deciding to buy it.
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LessImpressed
magicJack Apprentice


Joined: 08 Oct 2012
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:24 pm    Post subject: Call Forwarding

I have asked several times whether the MJ or MJ+ dongle will work with Magic Jack after MagicFeatures (MF) is installed if you decide in the 7 days that you don't want MF. I still have no answer, so I can't risk the trial.

Now it's clear that MF is only useful to connect my Google Voice to my telephone using MF, since call forwarding is the ONLY reason I'd want to do MF or NetTalk.

Since Google Voice will be free for 2013, and since GV has no hardware requirements at all, I'm not sure why I'd want to add another layer of software/firmware to the process.

I can call my GV number, enter my password and make a masked CID call from any phone. I can configure my GV to ring all my phones at once when somebody calls it. Seems like all I really need is GV, my old-style MJ (which service expires in 2017) and my cell phone.

Interesting case of spinning wheels into the decision that was really only delayed by Google's 2013 announcement. I feel like a member of Congress.
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SteveHC
Dan isn't smart enough to hire me


Joined: 26 Dec 2011
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Location: Southwest Florida

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Call Forwarding

LessImpressed wrote:
I have asked several times whether the MJ or MJ+ dongle will work with Magic Jack after MagicFeatures (MF) is installed if you decide in the 7 days that you don't want MF. I still have no answer, so I can't risk the trial.


- The answer is yes, the MJ device and service will work normally after uninstalling MagicFeatures. MF and the MJ's own software both are really no different than any other type of Windows software in these regards, except that the MJ device downloads and installs its own software but without a separate uninstaller program (so to truly fully uninstall it you have to manually delete any of its files left remaining on your drive after using Windows' generic uninstaller control panel utility - just search for TigerJet, magic, and in some cases mj files on your drive & delete the ones associated with MJ - they pretty obviously belong to MJ when you find & see them)... and to simply reinstall the MJ software you simply plug the device into your pc/laptop, just as you did when you first bought it. Magic Features comes with its own uninstaller program - and it says so right on its website, by the way. No big deal. Last I knew somebody somewhere had written an uninstall program for MJ software, but I *think* it only pertained to the original MJ and not the MJ+.
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