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redpepper

join:2009-09-05
reply to M I Furst

Re: Call Forwarding

No comments to share except that resources can be re-assigned to update the Magicfeatures Plugin if any corresponding enhancements happen to be required.

You will of course need to pay magicJack any additional fees they require for the use of their call forwarding service.


cmthru

join:2005-03-19
Rockville, MD

Maybe I missed it but I see nothing in the FAQ that this change affects all customers or only new ones. In other words do those who are current have to pay the new fee or only when they renew?

And if it does affect current customers will the fee be pro-rated?

Seems to me that the major upset is that they made a change to add a new fee without some sort of advance notice. They've got everyone's email so it would not have been much of an effort to let their customers know instead of it being a surprise. And that the CSRs knew nothing other than it's a temporary glitch which we now know it isn't.

Having to pay an extra $19.95/year for call forwarding is still cheap. So it's $50 total a year, no big deal. Not enough for me to walk away.



Choices

@optonline.net

There are Soooo many other options. This is a deal breaker for me!


redpepper

join:2009-09-05

If you decide you don't need your magicJack dongle anymore, please consider selling it on Ebay for use with the GVJack App + Google Voice.

User demand on Ebay is fairly high so you should be able to get a few bucks for it pretty fast without a problem.



ctceo
Premium
join:2001-04-26
South Bend, IN

It's a bummer the GVJack app is a tad bit more expensive then renewing your MJ for a year.



bitstopjoe

join:2009-08-02
Pen Argyl, PA

Let's see. GV app ( pro version) $19.95. MJ renewal 1 year $29.95. If you do the 5 year plan it drops to $19.95 a year for renewal.
Let me guess, you went to public school right??
--
Joe Sica


redpepper

join:2009-09-05

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I'm not sure how you did your comparison either against magicJack's $29.95 annual renewal charge.

The GVJack App (standard version) for $12.95 + $0/Year would be the benchmark still with a slightly better overall feature set than magicJack provides including call forwarding that is provided for free by Google Voice.



ctceo
Premium
join:2001-04-26
South Bend, IN
Reviews:
·Virgin Mobile Br..

1 edit
reply to bitstopjoe

I must correct myself. It cost me $19.95 to renew my mj for 1 year, and the gv soft costs $12.95 + Tax + Setup. So the difference is negligible. And for what it's worth, Google voice has been half as reliable or worse than the MJ service I've had for 4 years.


redpepper

join:2009-09-05

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You should double check your receipt if you renewed your magicJack recently.

Magicjack is definitely $29.95/year + regulatory fees unless you are really brave and renew for 5 years to get the lower rate. I just paid for an annual magicJack renewal last week and according to the receipt the grand total was $31.39.

The GVJack App (Standard Version) is a $12.95 online Internet sale and there are no taxes or setup fees added. Unless something changes Google Voice is $0.00/year.

It is a free market and I'm definitely not taking sides of Google Voice versus MagicJack. Personally, I use both magicJack and Google Voice and use Skype as a backup method of calling with my phone. That diversity keeps me pretty well covered.



BillinVA

@comcast.net
reply to Choices

said by Choices :

There are Soooo many other options. This is a deal breaker for me!

I was ready to go with MJ, port my number, and cancel Vonage since I only use the number to forwad to my cell, however, it seems that this will no longer be an option wth MJ. So what other options would you recomend? Which one is highest on your list? Vonage is costing $35/month for 2 lines, but only using one. Need to just forward from the other. Thanks for suggestions!

redpepper

join:2009-09-05

Google Voice's specialty is call forwarding and the service is free.

They can also forward calls to more than one phone at a time. As an example my Google Voice number will ring my "GVJack" phone and my cellphone at the same time and I answer whichever one is the most convenient at the time the call comes in.

If you want to port your Vonage number to Google Voice here are some instructions from another person that has successfully done it »ulyssesonline.com/2012/02/08/por···e-voice/ .



BillinVA

@comcast.net

said by redpepper:

Google Voice's specialty is call forwarding and the service is free.
If you want to port your Vonage number to Google Voice here are some instructions from another person that has successfully done it »ulyssesonline.com/2012/02/08/por···e-voice/ .

Thanks so much for this soloution, it is perfect. I am on it!


ctceo
Premium
join:2001-04-26
South Bend, IN
Reviews:
·Virgin Mobile Br..
reply to redpepper

I was probably given a special promotion. I clicked the link on the softphone which said $19.95. Was forwarded to the checkout page, typed in all the credit card info and was charged $21.35 after sales tax of 7%.

As a challenge a friend of mine bought the GV phone to compare and was charged $18.81 after tax and setup fees.



Gork
Ou812ic

join:2001-10-06
Bountiful, UT

said by ctceo:

As a challenge a friend of mine bought the GV phone to compare and was charged $18.81 after tax and setup fees.

I'm not sure what you're referring to when you say "GV phone" but, as stated by others, the Google Voice service is currently free. I've been using it for several years, even back when it was Grand Central. I've never paid so much as a dime to use it. GVJack + GV =

As far as the MJ forwarding page being down, I have noticed their web page and/or parts of it go down frequently.


ctceo
Premium
join:2001-04-26
South Bend, IN

The service is free, yes, however the app is not!



Gork
Ou812ic

join:2001-10-06
Bountiful, UT

When you say "GV phone" I'm not sure what app you're referring to. If it's GVJack, PCPhonesoft has two price points for it, and both are a one-time charge. One is $13 and the other is $20. They often have special deals as well, posted prominently on their main page.

Also, "$18.81 after tax and setup fees" makes me think you might not be referring to the GVJack app? They have no setup fees. (I can't comment on tax.) You buy the program, download it and install it while your MJ dongle is plugged in. You link it to you Google Voice account and you're off to the races. I've never been aware of any setup fees.


clairaross

join:2012-11-22
Carrollton, TX
reply to cmthru

Its better to switch on to different service I think!



Gork
Ou812ic

join:2001-10-06
Bountiful, UT

said by clairaross:

Its better to switch on to different service I think!

I agree with this! I left MJ back in about February this year and feel better about that decision every single time someone posts having issues with MJ. Hate 'em!

fitsun
Premium
join:2003-09-20
Lake Villa, IL

Nowhere as much as I do. I'm now getting the 30 minute time out where it disconnects my phone conversation if I talk over 30 minute. Also a lot of toll free numbers I use to call render a fast busy. Really not a good business plan magicjack



DarkRealm
Don't Fear The Reaper

join:2001-05-09
DarkDomain
kudos:7

I just filed a complaint as well with the FCC. I have talked to the online support at least every 2 weeks and all I get is that we are aware of the issue and we have not time frame of when the feature will return.

I have been considering picking up NetDuo. Any advice on NetDuo other than what i have read on the net about them.

Or any other recommendations.

Thanks

DR



Gork
Ou812ic

join:2001-10-06
Bountiful, UT

said by DarkRealm:

Or any other recommendations.

GVJack - connects your MJ device to Google Voice (instead of the MJ servers.)


DarkRealm
Don't Fear The Reaper

join:2001-05-09
DarkDomain
kudos:7

Thanks for the reply but I have the magicjack plus and not going to buy another magicjack product.

I was hoping someone could tell me about NetTalk.



Gork
Ou812ic

join:2001-10-06
Bountiful, UT

GVJack is not a MJ product.



MossL

@shawcable.net

Call forwarding still works fine, you have to do it in this order:
- login first
- then go to my.magicjack.com/call-forwarding.html



DarkRealm
Don't Fear The Reaper

join:2001-05-09
DarkDomain
kudos:7

I have tried that before and just now. it does not show up at all, I have talked to customer support for a few months now and all they keep saying is that it is not available right now and they have no date of when it will return.


browniept

join:2009-05-22
Dover, AR

I've been using nettalk since March. I'd be happy to share any info I have.



Gork
Ou812ic

join:2001-10-06
Bountiful, UT

Nettalk is what I was going to go with when I decided I didn't want to deal with MJ's craziness anymore. But the day I was going to sign up with Nettalk is when pchonesoft released GVJack and I jumped onboard, especially since I was already signed up with my GV account. I haven't regretted that decision.

However, if GV started charging an amount I wasn't willing to pay, or if pcphonesoft discontinued GVJack my first choice would be Nettalk.