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Old Dec 2nd, 2009, 12:14 PM   #21
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OOPs Me again:

Something I just thought about also with Magic Jack that is very use full, if someone leaves you a voice msg on your number, Magic Jack will send you an e_mail to what ever e-mail address you registered with, and notify you that you have a voice mail, BUT the cool part is it will attach a wav file of the voice mail to the e-mail so you can play the msg on your computer and hear what it was !!!! You dont need to call back on your Magic Jack number.

Pretty convenient, and works well ,,,

OK I am going to read some more posts,,, unless I think of something else, lol
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Old Dec 2nd, 2009, 12:27 PM   #22
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OOPs Me again:

Something I just thought about also with Magic Jack that is very use full, if someone leaves you a voice msg on your number, Magic Jack will send you an e_mail to what ever e-mail address you registered with, and notify you that you have a voice mail, BUT the cool part is it will attach a wav file of the voice mail to the e-mail so you can play the msg on your computer and hear what it was !!!! You dont need to call back on your Magic Jack number.

Pretty convenient, and works well ,,,

OK I am going to read some more posts,,, unless I think of something else, lol
This is also the case with Vonage, it is a great feature. What was your motivation to go with a Magic Jack vs. VOIP (such as Vonage). I can see why if one travels a lot why it would still have it's advantages but without a local area code I personally could never use it to replace my VOIP service. Just interested in hearing you view point.
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One of the main probems I have where I am located is there is no high speed internet suppliers of the traditional types, there is no cable or DSL available where I am just 3Km out of a city of 35K,, go figure, so i get my high speed via a system called Motarola Canopy, it is a wireless service I use which looks like a satellite dish only it is pointed horizontally to an access point on a tower back in town. The whole system is wireless including the back bone to the NOC. works very good and is reasonable in price.

So the MJ works well by plugging it into your USB port, as I have a computer that is allways on to do all of my home automation, I just plug MJ into it and then feed the dial tone back into my house phone lines ( have no Bell line to the house, took 47 min with Bell on the phone to cancel the line, but that is another story ) so MJ is our main line at the house.
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Old Dec 2nd, 2009, 05:34 PM   #24
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One of the main probems I have where I am located is there is no high speed internet suppliers of the traditional types, there is no cable or DSL available where I am just 3Km out of a city of 35K,, go figure, so i get my high speed via a system called Motarola Canopy, it is a wireless service I use which looks like a satellite dish only it is pointed horizontally to an access point on a tower back in town. The whole system is wireless including the back bone to the NOC. works very good and is reasonable in price.

So the MJ works well by plugging it into your USB port, as I have a computer that is allways on to do all of my home automation, I just plug MJ into it and then feed the dial tone back into my house phone lines ( have no Bell line to the house, took 47 min with Bell on the phone to cancel the line, but that is another story ) so MJ is our main line at the house.
Ok, very interesting to know different people's individual circumstances.

I went on a f**k Bell campaign several years ago for reasons that are too involved to get into here so I feel your pain when it comes to Bell... Just glad to hear that you were able to come up with a solution to have them shove it up their a**.

Can you tell I don't like Bell...
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screature, your the man, we should compare exit wounds from dealing with Ma Bell. I have a very good friend of mine that worked for them for 30 yrs, I made the mistake one time to call it Ma Bell, he got upset with me and told me not to call her that ,,, Mothers have feelings, and he said this company has none, lol
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Old Dec 2nd, 2009, 05:57 PM   #26
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screature, your the man, we should compare exit wounds from dealing with Ma Bell. I have a very good friend of mine that worked for them for 30 yrs, I made the mistake one time to call it Ma Bell, he got upset with me and told me not to call her that ,,, Mothers have feelings, and he said this company has none, lol
BTW Welcome to ehMac iCider... Also, sorry if I came on too strong with the CRTC issue... I'm no fan of their's either, but part of what I do involves working on Parliament Hill... So I am sensitive to people's "apparent" misconceptions when it comes to pseudo-governmental bodies...
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No Prob,, like my signature says ???
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What's the difference between this, voip, and a regular phone line?
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Well I will try to explain as best I can, anyone else can throw in there 2 cents at any time,,, please, and I am no way the de-facto expert on this ,,,lol

We have what they call POT's which in the industry is known as Plain Old Telephone, this involves a rather large network of telephones connected buy wires, chunks of copper, not very portable.

Then we have VOIP which is Voice Over Internet Protocol, this involves using SIP types of data packets over the World Wide Wait ( huh that should be "Web" ) anyway some of these are company's like Vonage, Primus, Telus, Rogers Home Phone, etc. What they do is allow you to make telephone calls over there cable or sometimes DSL ( Digital Subscriber Line ) Bell's high speed internet through your phone lines.

Rogers and others that work through your cable, or VOIP carriers that use your existing DSL lines are not very portable in that you must be physically connected to the providing line. I do believe Vonage has a portable that you can use on any high speed connection ?? Somebody correct me if I'm wrong !

Then we have Magic Jack as discussed in this thread. It is a VOIP carrier that is based out of Fla USA. What they have done is package there software and VOIP operating instructions on a USB key type of device.

You plug it in to any computer with internet, it loads the software and your registration information, along with a dialling directory on the machine. The other end of the USB key has a standard RJ type of jack that you plug a regular telephone into. Pick up the receiver & you have dial tone, make your call, to anywhere in the USA or Canada. This can be done from anywhere in the world, just take MJ & a single handset phone with you.

The only thing you don't do with MJ is dial the "1" as you are not connecting to the telco switching network, you don't need the 1, just the area code & 7 digit local number, which includes the 3 digit exchange number.

Hope this clears up more smoke than it created, & sorry if I rambled on too long, if this is a board issue.

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The only thing you don't do with MJ is dial the "1" as you are not connecting to the telco switching network, you don't need the 1, just the area code & 7 digit local number, which includes the 3 digit exchange number.

Hope this clears up more smoke than it created, & sorry if I rambled on too long, if this is a board issue.

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The same is true for Vonage, I don't know about other VOIP providers... just an FYI.
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