Skype calls Trolltech for Wi-Fi phones

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Trolltech (those Greenphone guys) says Skype has chosen its Linux development technology Qtopia as the “prefered platform” for Skype’s certified Wi-Fi phones. That includes the Netgear and Belkin Wi-Fi phones and other Skype certified WiFi devices in the future. The companies already have a partnership for desktop products.

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steven crawford

MY VISTA LOCKS UP IF I DONT HAVE IT HOOKED UP MY COMPUTER RUNS FINE I HAVE HAD TO RUN MY START UP DISK TO FIX MY COMPUTER IS THERE A FIX I LOST ALL MY PHOTOS FROM HAVING TO RUN MY DISK

FRANCES BENZ

I was curious and after reading all the comments I am glad I didn’t throw more money away. I had tried vonage, and not only did they overcarge, but you could not hear people, and they could not hear you either!! What a joke!!!! I am so sick of all of the red tape involved.!! I was born and raised in the military, for 52 years have loved my country and I even lost my baby brother in the navy!!, But lately I have been so disapointed…I am actually glad that my Mom and Dad passed away!! Some of the stuff that has gone on would have broken their hearts!!

One thing that would have made them angry, is paying property taxes–you bought the house, and now you have to pay the government every year for the ‘privledge’ of buying said house!!! What the heck was the ‘boston tea fight’???? okay time to shut up!! Maybe I should start a website!!!

sandra

If this MJ works for phones,and internet,and you need to connect your phone to cable,is there a way out of monthly bills for cable?It would be a dream come true, since they have lock us into cable.Since we no longer have an option whether we can watch TV without cable or not.I say with the economics like they are, we need a break on cable.

sandra

I’m interested in purchasing a MJ, I’d like to know exactly how it works,could I get internet in a laptop? a desktop?besides the land line? once I’ve purchased this item, can I terminate my phone company?can all this be done just by plugging the MJ into the computer?

Gloria Verances

My cousin in State had given me a magic jack as her xmas gift. Since, we didin’t have a landline in the U.S. I used it as my landline and had no problem. I just went to U.S. to visit my daughter who just gave birth. I came backinthe Philippines and brought my magic jack. It’s really a magic and I can call mother,sisters and friends in the U.S. with no problem at all. My mom is very happy with me calling her everyday. I feel like I am still in the U.S.and don’t feel homesick.As soon as I wake up in the morning, I will connect my magic jack to computer and start calling my mom, my sisters,relatives and friends. They are wondering how can I afford calling them without worrying about my overseas call. I told them about my magic jack. I am also a travel agent and now, even though I am here in the Philippines, I can continue doing my business as travel agent without worrying about my calls. Thank you for this magic jack, I love it!!!!!! I thank God for providing me this magic jack
and I hope it will continue it’s success in the future.

ramon

i tried the magicjack for free and decided to keep it. i had no problems yet so far. i just wouldn’t rely on it too much. i am just using it for a backup phone or to call other magicjacks abroad. if you have lots of relatives abroad, this would be a benefit. i don’t understand why other people are leaving comments that they have problems with it. i did not have difficulties and so as my brother from another state.

JA

My husband hooked it up so it would work on all our phones, now the monitor on the computer screen is black. He tried an old monitor we had and the screen is grey. I am using my laptop now but why would the monitor no longer work that the majic jack is using. It worked before he connected all the other phones in our house to it using a splitter. Thanks in advance for your help. Appreciate it.

David

you have to be sure that you do not hook the phones to the magic jack flash that is hooked to the land line phones. I have my whole house wired for phone and when I hooked up Magic jack, I disconnected the land line input to the house. Have been using MJ since July 2007 and have had no problems.

cmike

I have tried to register but when I put my numerical address in I got a error !!!!

Jared

I am currently stationed in Japan and at almost $.10 a minute to call home using calling cards, this product was a blessing. I purchased an upgrade and now have my service active until 2013 for around $100. I have had no issues with service or connections. You must have a consistent internet connection and the resources on your computer to run the program, but short of that, Plug and Play. I travel to foreign countries monthly and use it with my laptop wherever there is a wireless signal. Very pleased and highly recommended.

Thomas

Majic Jack – What a piece of junk. I received my several days ago and still can not get it to work. My phone gets a dial tone, but when I try to place an outgoing call, I get a message, “No output/input audio devices are found.” I’ve updated all of my drivers and spend hours with there computerized chat to resolve the problem. I’m sending it back!

bobbye clubb

I would like to speak by phone with some one to go thur setting up , useing the service . Do you always have to start your call from the soft phone on the computer screen ?

cheryl phillips

Majijack is a “majic jack” No customer service only run around unauth excessive charges not only that but had a tracer program for all calls and activity on your computer!!!!!!!!!!

JOYCE

SO FAR SO GOOD. I TOOK IT TO GERMANY AND IT WORKED FINE. IF I COULD ONLY CONNECT IT TO MY FAX AND SEND A FAX, I WOULD BE COMPLETELY SATISFIED.

MJones

Magic Jack quoated me one price and charged my credit card another. It charged me 2 shipping charges and sent me one (1) package. I have been trying for over 30 days to cancel and had no way to do so. Can someone please tell me how to send this JUNK BACK?

Mike

Received Magic Jack 9 days ago. It worked fine for 48 hours and now I cannot receive a phone call. I can dial out fine. Have spent 5 hours working with tier 2 tech support, engineering support and finally the “concern department” They can only state it’s problem on their end, and everyone promises a resolution and email within 24 hours. You guessed it… I’ve never received an email and I’m sending this P.O.S. backfor a refund.

Elinor Roberts

I ordered magicjack……great if they people I call would hear me better. They say I am way in a distant. I turned mic up with no change. I talked with 3 techs that could not change anything with what they suggested either. Took off anti-virus and firewalls with no change. So must send it back. Sorry not to my satisfaction.

j reid

In response to those who questions Majicjacks legitimacy this product is for real I am a hard nose skeptic about anything that is invlolved with telecommunications. I’m also a former Comcast Empoyee which meand I’m very familiar with telephone services through VOIP(was an troubleshooter/installer) So skepitcally I ordered this product and to my suprise after pluggin it in after 45 secs later I had dailtone I called everyoine i knew to see if there was a difference in quality sound,nothing! no one could tell the difference..I totaly sold An since have become a distributer with the company!!!! I sell this product.. need more info contact me at jayon12000@yahoo.com..hope to hear form you soon

Carol

I received my first charge for buying this product, it was 90.75!!!!!! Also i noticed there is NO TELEPHONE NUMBER for ME to talk to THEM!!!!

Yvonne

I am looking for comments from people to have a MagicJack. What has your experience with it been so far? Thanks.

lov24

MagicJack will work, I have one. But I will warn you ahead of time they will advertise so many years for so much money. It was 5 years for $59.95. So paid for it on 12/27/08 I have my credit statement to prove it. Well when the first year was up they cut the service off. YOU can’t hold of anyone on the net, they had tecks. what they did was ask me how much I was willing to pay for an answer. NOW all of this is facts. If you would like to see my statement let me know I will scan you a copy to see. I ALSO have the e-mails the teck sent me.

As far as the magicjack working yes it does. But be careful never pay more then a year at a time. Your money will be gone.

Richard

it’s a miracle, I finally get rid of my phone bills, I recommend 1000% this wonderful device to all those who really want to take off the hard mask of the thieves (telephone companies) Those whom for many years get richer and richer stealing money abusing of our ignorance about communications.

wonder

I am looking into this. I have never heard of it before so I need all the info. What is it like to use? are there hidden charges. Are there any problems? What are the pros and cons?
wonder

david

this is true i have had a magic jack for two years it works great, know hidden charges,i promise you that you want go wrong with this,
lond distance’s are also free,

A.T.

well, actually carriers CAN do it – all WiFi’s have little value if they ain’t wired this or that way… and there is no way to do Her Majesty Last Mile overnight ;)

Tony S

This isnt a problem at all – this is about devices that use a WiFi connection, so carriers cant do anything about this!

Sam F

Again, the problem remains that the carriers can shut off Skype access because it runs over a data connection. They need a way to get around the carrier…

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